Superstorm Sandy

Hurricane Sandy battered the mid-Atlantic region on Monday, its powerful gusts and storm surges causing once-in-a-generation flooding in coastal communities, knocking down trees and power lines and leaving hundreds of thousands of people - including a large swath of Manhattan - in the rain-soaked dark.

Mitt Romney surges as White House race narrows

Cuyahoga Falls (Ohio): Inviting supporters to taunt Barack Obama with chants of "four more weeks," rival Mitt Romney surged into the lead in US opinion polls on Tuesday, his reward for beating the president in their first head-to-head debate.

Vice President hopefuls center stage as US race tightens

Washington: The US Vice Presidential debate, while often a knock-around affair, is rarely considered likely to mark a turning point in a White House race. Nevertheless, this year's battle promises fireworks.

Air-ambulance to fly out girl blogger shot by Taliban

Islamabad: The Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) has turned one of its aircraft into an air-ambulance to fly Malala Yousufzai, who was shot in the head by the Taliban, to Dubai for treatment, a media report said on Wednesday.