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Last updated: Thursday, August 25, 2016 6:20:04 PM

Obama promises aid to help Louisiana fully recover from flooding
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) US President Barack Obama on Monday promised federal aid to Louisiana to help the state fully recover from recent serious flooding that has taken at least 13 lives, emphasising that this is not about creating "a photo opp issue" in the affected areas, in response to the criticism he had received for not making this visit sooner.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 5:04:04 AM

Pregnancy changed Kelly Rowland's outlook towards body
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (IANS) Singer Kelly Rowland says having a baby "challenged" the way she looked at her body.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:36:04 AM

US receives Turkey's formal extradition request for cleric Gulen
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) The US has received a formal extradition request from Turkey for US-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, the US State Department said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 4:12:04 AM

US investigating non-travel Zika case in new area in Florida
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) The US coastal state of Florida is investigating a non-travel related Zika case in an area previously not known with active local transmission of the mosquito-borne virus, the state's Governor, Rick Scott, said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:42:03 AM

Meryl Streep wanted to be a cheerleader
New York, Aug 24 (IANS) Veteran actress Meryl Streep says she wanted to be a cheerleader as a young girl.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 2:22:04 AM

Jessica Alba's children can't watch her fight scenes
Los Angeles, Aug 24 (IANS) Actress Jessica Alba doesn't find it "appropriate" to let her children watch her work on fight scenes.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 1:26:03 AM

Second US service member killed in Afghanistan in 2016
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) The Pentagon announced on Tuesday that a US soldier was killed by a roadside bomb in southern Afghanistan, the second US military casualty in Afghanistan in 2016.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 1:22:04 AM

Clinton holds lead over Trump, but trails him among white voters: poll
Washington, Aug 24 (IANS) US Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton holds a lead over her Republican rival Donald Trump by eight percentage points, according to a new NBC News/SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Online Tracking Poll issued on Tuesday.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016 12:52:04 AM

Trinidad board to probe India Test washout
Port of Spain (Trinidad), Aug 23 (IANS) The Trinidad and Tobago Cricket Board (TTCB) has launched an investigation into why the fourth Test match between India and West Indies had to be abandoned due to a wet outfield.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:34:05 PM

US swimmer Lochte loses major sponsorships for lying
New York, Aug 23 (IANS) United States' star swimmer Ryan Lochte has lost all four of his major sponsors, including Speedo and Ralph Lauren Corp, following his "exaggerated" story about being robbed at gunpoint at the Rio Games.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 8:14:04 PM

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