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Hackers steal personal data from US tax agency IRS

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 28th May 2015

Hackers steal personal data from US tax agency IRS WASHINGTON: Hackers stole information on 100,000 taxpayers from the online computers of the US Internal Revenue Service, the federal tax agency said Tuesday. The IRS said the unidentified cyber thieves used information on the specific taxpayers from sources outside the agency to access the accounts, which included crucial identifying information such as birth dates, addresses...


Make way for the Rickshaw in USA.

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 22nd May 2015

Make way for the Rickshaw in USA. WEB DESK: For more than a half century Rickshaws have been an essential source of transport for the masses in Asia. Now they are all set to make inroads into the United States. A Rickshaw factory based in Amsterdam has signed a deal with Denver-based eTuk USA that allows the company to manufacture and sell...


Obama’s first tweet gets a million followers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 19th May 2015

Obama’s first tweet gets a million followers WEBDESK: The President of the United States sent three tweets from his first ever Twitter account and attracted 1.65million followers within a few hours. His first tweet was retweeted 230,000 times. His twitter handle is @POTUS. This is not the first time Obama has tweeted. He has occasionally signed tweets from the @WhiteHouse account (6.2...


Clash between rival biker gangs leave nine dead

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 18th May 2015

Clash between rival biker gangs leave nine dead TEXAS: Two biker gangs in an armed conflict exchanged fire, killing at least nine people and injuring others, Aaj News reported Police arrested three people as two biker gangs brawled with each other in a sports bar in the city of Waco. According to Police reports, the fight started in a parking lot. The armed...


US congress can overview the Nuclear Agreement with Iran

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th May 2015

US congress can overview the Nuclear Agreement with Iran WASHINGTON: American congress earned the right to overview the nuclear agreement with Iran, Aaj News reported. The house accepted the bill and sent it to Barack Obama for signatures. After one week US house representatives with consensus with Senate passed a nuclear agreement bill. In support of the bill 400 votes were cast, while 25...


A tongue which can touch her eye

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th May 2015

A tongue which can touch her eye An 18 year old can touch her eyeball with her tongue, Huffington Post reported. Adriana Lewis has a four inch long tongue and wishes that the Guinness Book of World Record would measure her tongue. The current record is held by a 24 year old woman in California, whose tongue measures 3,97 inches. Lewis’ mother,...


OBL was an ISI prisoner: US author

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 11th May 2015

OBL was an ISI prisoner: US author WEB DESK: Osama bin Laden was an ISI prisoner in Abbotabad and did not move except under supervision.  Moreover, the United States got to OBL through an ex-Pakistani intelligence officer’s help but did not give Pakistan credit, said Seymour Hersh, American author and journalist. In an article published in the London Review of Books, Hersh...


Security beefed up at the White House

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th May 2015

Security beefed up at the White House WASHINGTON: A US government panel on Thursday approved measures to boost security at the White House, adding a new set of metal spikes to the fence after a series of breaches. The National Capital Planning Commission approved the temporary addition of roughly seven-inch (18-centimeter) “pencil point” spikes, a spokesman said. The additions are designed to...


Al Qaeda says US strike kills man who claimed Paris killings

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th May 2015

Al Qaeda says US strike kills man who claimed Paris killings WASHINGTON: Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula said on Thursday a U.S. air strike had killed the senior figure who issued the group’s claim of responsibility for the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris, according to a report. The SITE Intelligence Group quoted al Qaeda as saying in an online video that AQAP ideologue Nasser bin...


Five U.S. aircraft landed at wrong airports since 2012-NTSB

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th May 2015

Five U.S. aircraft landed at wrong airports since 2012-NTSB WASHINGTON: Five U.S. aircraft, including a Southwest Airlines Boeing 737 and an Atlas Air  Boeing 747 cargo plane, landed at the wrong airports in recent years due to preventable air traffic control errors, U.S. safety experts said on Monday. While no injuries were reported in the incidents, which occurred from July 2012 to November 2014,...


Bill Clinton defends charity, says won’t give up paid speeches

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 5th May 2015

Bill Clinton defends charity, says won’t give up paid speeches WASHINGTON: Former U.S. President Bill Clinton said on Monday he will continue to give paid speeches while his wife, Hillary Clinton, runs for president amid criticism of the income her family draws from people, including foreigners, with business before the U.S. government. He also said he may consider stepping down or taking “less of an...


U.S. to evaluate uranium mine cleanups on Navajo land -Justice Dept

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd May 2015

U.S. to evaluate uranium mine cleanups on Navajo land -Justice Dept WASHINGTON: The U.S. government will put $13.2 million into an environmental trust to pay for evaluations of 16 abandoned uranium mines on land belonging to the Navajo Nation in Utah, Arizona and New Mexico, the Justice Department said. The investigation of the sites is a necessary step before final cleanup decisions can be made, it...


Abe to address joint session of US Congress

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 29th April 2015

Abe to address joint session of US Congress WASHINGTON: Shinzo Abe will become the first Japanese prime minister to address a joint session of the US Congress, expected Wednesday to bring a message of deepening economic and security ties in the face of China’s growing clout. Few Japanese politicians have ever addressed Congress and none have done so in a coveted joint session...


Obama gave CIA flexibility for drone strikes in Pakistan

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 27th April 2015

Obama gave CIA flexibility for drone strikes in Pakistan NEW YORK: President Barack Obama “secretly” approved a waiver to the rules for the U.S. drone programme that gave the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) more flexibility in Pakistan than anywhere else to strike suspected militants, a major American newspaper reported Monday. Citing current and former U.S. officials, The Wall Street Journal said the rules —...


Kerry hails ’good news’ over ’fast-track’ trade power

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 23rd April 2015

Kerry hails ’good news’ over ’fast-track’ trade power WASHINGTON: Secretary of State John Kerry Thursday hailed as “good news” initial backing from US lawmakers for a bill to give President Barack Obama “fast-track” authority to negotiate a huge Pacific trade deal. If the draft legislation, approved by a Senate panel late Wednesday, is passed by the full Congress it would help move “forward...


Death toll from FARC attack in Colombia rises to 11 soldiers

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th April 2015

Death toll from FARC attack in Colombia rises to 11 soldiers BOGOTA: The death toll from an attack blamed on Colombia’s leftist FARC guerrillas has risen to 11 soldiers after another died of his wounds, the army said Thursday. The nighttime attack Tuesday in the western rebel bastion of Cauca — the latest setback for the two-year-old peace process aimed at ending the five-decade conflict —...


New York protesters demand $15 minimum wage

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 16th April 2015

New York protesters demand $15 minimum wage New York: Thousands of demonstrators, including many fast-food workers, protested in New York on Wednesday demanding a minimum wage of $15 an hour to escape poverty in America´s largest city. Fast-food workers held strikes in more than 230 American cities, joined by airport, construction and child care staff, as well as people working in education,...


Ten Colombia soldiers killed in apparent FARC attack

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 15th April 2015

Ten Colombia soldiers killed in apparent FARC attack BOGOTA: Ten soldiers were killed and 17 injured in western Colombia Wednesday, in a dawn attack on an army garrison that officials blamed on leftist FARC guerrillas. The attack occurred in a small town in Cauca province, governor  Temistocles Ortega told Blu radio, adding that four of the injured soldiers are in serious condition. The...


Obama, Castro discuss ties, to meet at summit as detente takes hold

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 14th April 2015

Obama, Castro discuss ties, to meet at summit as detente takes hold PANAMA CITY: U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro have talked by telephone about restoring diplomatic ties and will meet informally at a summit this weekend as they seek to set aside decades of hostility between two Cold War enemies. The historic rapprochement is set to dominate the Summit of the Americas meeting...


Obama, Castro to share stage at summit as detente takes hold

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 10th April 2015

Obama, Castro to share stage at summit as detente takes hold PANAMA: U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raul Castro will share the same stage on Friday in an encounter rich with symbolism as their countries set aside decades of mistrust and attempt to restore diplomatic relations. The rapprochement is set to dominate the Summit of the Americas meeting, held in Panama, less than four months after...


Obama lands in Jamaica in first US presidential visit since 1982

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 9th April 2015

Obama lands in Jamaica in first US presidential visit since 1982 KINGSTON: US President Barack Obama landed in Jamaica late Wednesday, becoming the first sitting US president to set foot on the island since 1982. Obama is in the country to meet with a regional block of Caribbean nations and possibly offer them an alternative to cheap Venezuelan oil amid a spat with Caracas. He heads...


Rally planned after white South Carolina police officer kills black man

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th April 2015

Rally planned after white South Carolina police officer kills black man CHARLESTON: Activists planned to protest in South Carolina on Wednesday after a white police officer was caught on video fatally shooting a 50-year-old black man in the back as he ran away following a traffic stop. The officer has been charged with murder and the FBI and U.S. Justice Department are investigating the shooting, the...


US cop charged with murder over shooting black man

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 8th April 2015

US cop charged with murder over shooting black man WASHINGTON: Police in the US state of South Carolina charged an officer Tuesday with murder after video showed him apparently gunning down a fleeing black man, the latest in a string of shootings of unarmed black men that have raised allegations of police racism. South Carolina state police arrested Officer Michael Slager and charged him...


Obama, Castro will have chance to meet: White House

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th April 2015

Obama, Castro will have chance to meet: White House WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama and Cuba’s Raul Castro will have an opportunity for an historic face-to-face meeting at the Summit of the Americas this week, a senior White House official told AFP Monday. “There will be time for the leaders of Cuba and the United States to meet,” said Ricardo Zuniga, the National Security...


US urges citizens to flee Yemen by sea

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 7th April 2015

US urges citizens to flee Yemen by sea WASHINGTON: The United States admitted Monday that it has no immediate plans to rescue its nationals stranded in war-torn Yemen and urged them to flee the raging conflict by sea. State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf could not tell reporters how many American civilians are thought to be caught up in the conflict, as citizens of...


U.S. reports 14 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq

By: Web Desk, Uploaded: 2nd April 2015

U.S. reports 14 air strikes against Islamic State in Syria and Iraq WASHINGTON: The United States and its allies conducted 14 air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq since Tuesday, according to a U.S. military statement on Wednesday. Seven air raids were conducted in Syria on targets near Kobani and Al Hasakah during a 24-hour period to Wednesday morning, the statement said. In Iraq,...


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