Americans hit the road in near-record numbers at the start of the Memorial Day weekend, as their eagerness to break free from coronavirus confinement overcame higher prices for flights, gasoline and hotels.

As American protesters took to the streets to mourn the death of George Floyd, they found an unexpected ally: K-pop fans.

American rock band Bon Jovi's new album titled 'Bon Jovi 2020' will focus on topics such as gun control, veterans issues and politics among others.

American rapper Pop Smoke shot dead

February 21, 2020 10:28 am

American rapper and songwriter Pop Smoke died at an age of 20 after being shot at on Wednesday morning.

Taylor Swift took the high road as she won six American Music Awards on Sunday to surpass Michael Jackson’s all-time record, avoiding any direct mention of a bitter dispute with her old record company.

American actor David Hedison best known for his roles in 'Another World', 'Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea' and 'Licence to Kill' passed away at age 92.

BERLIN, May 5: German police say the body of a 25-year-old American tourist who went missing last month has been found in the Bavarian Alps.

My carnival night out

April 28, 2019 02:00 am

It is heartening that most Nepali Americans are doing their part in keeping the American economy vibrant by contributing to the booze industry

As a child, Fred Lincoln “Link” Wray Jr. hid under a bed when the Ku Klux Klan came to his parents’ home in rural North Carolina. Racist groups often targeted the poor family of Shawnee Native American ancestry as the Wrays endured segregation in the American South just like African-Americans.

WASHINGTON, Dec 25: A federal judge ordered North Korea to pay more than $500 million in a wrongful death suit filed by the parents of Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died shortly after being released from that country.

Two sides of American exceptionalism

September 9, 2018 01:00 am

The question for a post-Trump president is whether the US can successfully address both aspects of its exceptional role

KATHMANDU,July 29: On Friday evening, SAM’s One Tree Café at Durbar Marg hosted a food sampling of buffalo wings, an American staple food.

The American identity

July 29, 2018 00:10 am

Recently I was in San Francisco to attend a meeting of Non Resident Nepalis (NRN). While in the hotel lobby I met an old friend, Mahesh, a high tech professional and a naturalized American citizen of Nepali origin.  Our conversation centered on an incident that reflects in many ways the present political commotion in the US.

REYNOSA, July 9: Since 2012, Mexican authorities have put 138,000 migrant children in detention centers where they must await deportation, sometimes separated from their parents. 97 percent are from Central America, mainly Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, and 65,000 were traveling alone.

WASHINGTON, July 1: American researchers have shown computational logic operations could be performed in a liquid medium instead of silicon.

ALABAMA, June 27: Well, some people think the seeds of a new Civil War have already been sown — and in a recent article, University of Tennessee Law Professor Glenn Harlan Reynolds argued in a USA Today column that this new war is indeed “well underway.”

India will suspend trade concessions and raise import duties on 30 products from the United States by up to 50 percent, in a mirror response to Washington’s impetuous move to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

MOSCOW, June 13: North America will host the 2026 World Cup after FIFA voters overwhelmingly opted for the financial and logistical certainty of a United States-led bid over a risky Moroccan proposal for the first 48-team tournament.

BEIJING, June 3: U.S. and Chinese officials have discussed specific American export items Beijing might buy as part of its pledge to narrow its trade surplus with the United States, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Sunday as the two sides began a new round of talks in Beijing aimed at settling a simmering trade dispute.

Philip Roth, influential giant of 20th-century literature, who explored Jewish-American heritage, politics and male sexuality in over 30 novels, has died aged 85.

March 13: Katy Perry took a tumble while dancing on Monday's episode of American Idol – exposing herself to fellow judges Lionel Richie and Luke Bryan.

A list of the winners at the 2017 American Music Awards, held Sunday night at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES, Nov 20: The Latest on (all times local):

American national killed in accident

November 17, 2017 14:01 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 17 : An American was killed when a motorcycle rammed on to a pick-up van at Jyatha in Kathmandu on Thursday. The victim is identified as Robert Grober. The accident occurred when the motorbike (Ba 58 Pa 3718) Grober was travelling on hit the door of a stationary pick-up van (Ba 14 Cha 4996) at 5 pm on Thursday. The van was parked on the roadside for downloading goods.

NEW YORK, Oct 30: After years of refusing to address rumors about his sexuality, Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey said on Sunday he has chosen to live his life as a gay man.

LOS ANGELES, Oct 4: Actor Matt Bomer will be making his directorial debut with an episode of ‘American Crime Story- Versace’.

Hollywood actress Amy Jackson will be seen making her debut in American showbiz with the third season of superhero action-adventure television series ‘Supergirl’. Amy will be seen playing Saturn Girl in the third season of the series.

MUMBAI, August 26: Bollywood actor Pooja Batra has joined the cast of American TV show "Lethal Weapon" and has started shooting for the same.

LONDON, July 6: Madison Brengle knew, of course, that her opponent, Petra Kvitova, was a two-time Wimbledon champion and a popular pick to win the title again this year.

The American Revolution

SOLUKHUMBU, May 22: An American climber has died on his way to the summit of Mt Everest, the world's highest mountain.

KATHMANDU, May 21: An American climber on Mount Everest died on Sunday, officials said, the third death on the world's highest mountain in the past month and raising safety concerns for climbers.

PYONGYANG, May 7: North Korea said on Sunday it has detained another American citizen for suspicion of acts against the state, which if confirmed would make him the fourth U.S. citizen to be held by the isolated country amid diplomatic tensions.

BAGHDAD (AP) — Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is in talks with the Trump administration to keep American troops in Iraq after the fight against the Islamic State group in the country is concluded, according to a U.S. official and an official from the Iraqi government.

Asia’s American menace

April 27, 2017 00:30 am

Trump’s actions have already strengthened Xi’s position though Trump probably didn’t realize it.

PYONGYANG, April 23:  North Korea has detained a U.S. citizen, officials said Sunday, bringing to three the number of Americans now being held there.

Infographics: The American revolution

December 21, 2016 00:05 am

The American revolution

KATHMANDU, Nov 30: Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has announced the launch of 'Experience Nepal' tourism campaign in partnership with American Express and Himalayan Bank Ltd (HBL).

To an American friend

November 22, 2016 00:35 am

A young democracy, Nepal shares some of these defects seen in the US but we lack significant historical wisdom

LOS ANGELES, Nov 21: Canadian rapper Drake won his first ever American Music Awards on Sunday, Ariana Grande was named artist of the year, and punk band Green Day took aim at newly-elected U.S. President Donald Trump.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Nov 8: The lone American off the planet has cast his vote from space, keeping with NASA's motto of "Vote while you float."

LOS ANGELES, Oct 11: Canadian rapper Drake dominated nominations for the American Music Awards, earning a leading 13 nominations and beating the record set by Michael Jackson more than 30 years ago, the organizers of the awards announced on Monday.

SWANSEA, Oct 3: Bob Bradley has become the first American manager of a Premier League club after being hired by Swansea.

KATHMANDU, Sept 11: An American national has been arrested on the charge of pedophilia.

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug 25: A brazen, hours-long militant attack on the American University of Afghanistan ended early Thursday after at least 12 people were killed and dozens were wounded in the assault on the sprawling campus on Kabul's outskirts, a government spokesman said.

LONDON, Aug 4: A Norwegian teenager of Somali origin is suspected of going on a knife rampage through London's tourist hub of Russell Square, killing an American woman and injuring five other people, police said Thursday.