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New York shuts down for blizzard

New York City and other areas in the north-east US have shut down, with forecasters warning residents to expect “crippling” amounts of snow,reports BBC. Forecasters say Winter Storm Juno could dump up to 76cm (30ins) in some parts of New ...

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Obama attends India’s Republic Day

US President Barack Obama has attended India’s Republic Day parade in Delhi, the first US head of state to do so,reports BBC. Mr Obama was chief guest at the annual military parade. He arrived on Sunday for a three-day visit ...

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India and US ‘starting new journey’

Leaders announce fresh defence and trade initiatives Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has told visiting US President Barack Obama that the two nations are starting a “new journey” of co-operation, reports BBC. Mr Obama said that the nations had declared ...

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Obama arrives for three-day India visit

US President Barack Obama has arrived in India for a three-day visit, where he will be protected by an unprecedented security operation,reports BBC.  Thousands of security personnel have been deployed in Delhi along with some 15,000 security cameras, roadblocks and ...

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US planes targeted by bomb threats

Police have searched two airliners at Atlanta’s airport after “credible” bomb threats, US officials say,BBC reports. Airport spokesman Reese McCranie said the threats were received against Delta and Southwest flights coming from Portland and Milwaukee respectively. He said both planes ...

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Japan checking ‘hostage death’ video

Japan says it is seeking to verify a video that claims Japanese hostage Haruna Yukawa, held by Islamic State (IS) militants, has been killed, reports BBC. Cabinet ministers are holding an emergency meeting about the video.  On Tuesday the group ...

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