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  • Gas explosions kill 24, injure 271 in Taiwan August 1, 2014

    Kaohsiung: At least 24 people were killed and 271 others injured when several underground gas explosions ripped through Taiwan's second-largest city overnight, hurling concrete through the air and blasting long trenches in the streets, authorities said on Friday. The series of explosions about midnight Thursday and early Friday struck a district...
  • Two dead in shooting at Washington state medical center: Police July 8, 2014

    Washington: US Police said that two people died on Tuesday in a shooting at a medical center in Spokane, Washington, and that it appeared a man shot a woman before taking his own life. The Spokane Police Department said on Twitter that officers were securing the area. Local broadcaster KHQ said...
  • American Center case: SC commutes death sentence of 2 convicts May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted death sentence of the 2002 American Centre attack convicts to life imprisonment. The court has commuted death sentence of main mastermind Aftab Ahmad Ansari and another convict Jamiluddin Nasir in the case. The court in its order said that Ansari will remain behind...
  • Record Balkan floods claim at least 20 lives May 17, 2014

    Belgrade: Record flooding in the Balkans has left least 20 people dead in Serbia and Bosnia and is forcing tens of thousands to flee their homes, authorities said on Saturday. Meteorologists say the flooding is the worst since records began 120 years ago and is due to a three-month amount...
  • Mukesh Ambani's Mumbai residence most expensive billionaire home May 14, 2014

    New York: Reliance Industries Chairman Mukesh Ambani's skyscraper residence in Mumbai is the most expensive billionaire home in the world, according to a Forbes list which also includes Indian-origin steel tycoon Lakshmi Mittal's houses in London. Ambani's 27-story, 400,000-square-foot skyscraper home Antilia named after a mythical island in the Atlantic, tops...
  • NASA scientists recreate space dust in the lab May 11, 2014

    Washington: NASA scientists have recreated, right on Earth, dust grains similar to those that form in the outer layers of dying stars. A team of researchers at NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California, has successfully reproduced the processes that occur in the atmosphere of a red giant star...
  • Man commits suicide by immolating himself at a polling center April 17, 2014

    A man allegedly committed suicide on Thursday by immolating himself at a polling center in Aonla Lok Sabha constituency of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The 25-year-old deceased identified as Hari Singh immolated himself in an inebriated state at the polling center at Ram Bharose Lal Inter College in Devchara.  He was...
  • Noida call centre employee alleges being raped by company owner, manager January 13, 2014

    A call centre employee in Noida has accused her company owner and his associate of raping her after administering sedatives, police said on Sunday. On a district court order, the Noida Police has lodged a case of rape against one call centre owner Shailendra Chauhan and his company manager Jagjivan. The woman...
  • NASA mission envisions Mars as beautiful ocean world November 15, 2013

    Ancient Mars likely had a thick atmosphere that was warm enough to support oceans of liquid water, a critical ingredient for life, according to NASA. NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission, which launches this month and is likely to arrive at Mars in September 2014, will investigate how Mars...
  • First World Trade Center tower opened 12 years after 9/11 November 14, 2013

    The first office tower at Ground Zero since the September 11, 2001 attacks that destroyed the World Trade Center opened on Wednesday, marking a comeback for the Lower Manhattan site. Sheathed in glass, 4 World Trade Center is the smallest of the four main towers on the site where 2,700 people...
  • Nelson Mandela's biopic to be screened for Barack Obama at White House November 5, 2013

    New York: The Nelson Mandela biopic 'Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom' will get an audience from President Barack Obama, as well as a screening at the Kennedy Center hosted by Hillary Clinton. The Weinstein Company tells The Associated Press that Obama will screen the film on Thursday at the White...
  • NASA feels pinch of US government shutdown October 14, 2013

    The nearly two-week-long US government shutdown has had a marked effect on NASA as most of its employees were laid off and many programmes and experiments halted, a former NASA official said. George Abbey, former director of the Johnson Space Center located in Houston, told Xinhua that 97 percent of the...
  • Tropical Storm Karen continues to move toward Northern Gulf coast October 5, 2013

    Tropical Storm Karen weakened overnight but kept chugging toward the northern Gulf Coast on Saturday, with forecasters predicting rain, potential flooding and a decrease in speed later in the day. The National Hurricane Center reported early Saturday that Karen's maximum sustained winds had dropped to 40 mph, making it a weak...
  • Shuttler Pawar enters Round 2 in China September 11, 2013

    Changzhou: Indian shuttler Anand Pawar moved into the men's singles second round at the China Masters Super Series at the Olympic Sports Center Xincheng Gymnasium here on Wednesday. The World No.39 escaped an extremely tough first round encounter against top seed and World No.2 Chen Long of China, who gave a...
  • Barack Obama to observe 12th anniversary of 9/11 September 11, 2013

    President Barack Obama will observe the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon with a moment of silence and a visit to the Pentagon Memorial. Obama on Wednesday will join first lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, Jill Biden and members of the...
  • US: People pay tribute at ground zero on 9/11 anniversary September 11, 2013

    September 11 victims' loved ones were gathering at ground zero early on Wednesday to commemorate the attacks' 12th anniversary with the reading of names, moments of silence and serene music that have become tradition. At a morning ceremony on the 2-year-old memorial plaza, relatives will recite the names of the nearly...
  • Call center employee crushed to death by speeding tanker in Vijay Nagar August 31, 2013

    A 24-year-old call center employee died after a speeding tanker hit his motorcycle in Vijay Nagar area in Ghaziabad, police said on Friday. The deceased has been identified as Daman Kumar, who lived with his family in Bharat Nagar area of the district. The incident took place when Kumar, who worked...
  • Cocaine may alter the brain within hours August 26, 2013

    Washington: Cocaine use may change the brain structure within hours - which could initiate drug addiction, a new study has found. Mice given cocaine showed rapid growth in new brain structures associated with learning and memory, according to a researcher from the Ernest Gallo Clinic and Research Center at UC San...
  • Monfils retires in the final to hand Melzer Winston-Salem trophy August 25, 2013

    North Carolina: Austria's Jurgen Melzer didn't want to spend a week in New York with all the craziness surrounding the start of the US Open. Instead, he spent the week training and playing in the relative quiet of North Carolina and came away with a champion's trophy and a big...
  • Designer of Soyuz-2 carrier rocket, Alexander Soldatenkov, dies at 86 August 13, 2013

    Moscow: According to reports by RIA Novosti, Alexander Soldatenkov, legendary designer of Russian carrier rockets, including the Soyuz-2, died at the age of 86. The news of his demise was given by the TsSKB-Progress State Research and Production Space Center, the space industry plant where he worked. Soldatenkov, who led...
  • Obama must follow Guantanamo promise with action: Yemen June 3, 2013

    Jeddah: Yemen gave a qualified welcome on Sunday to President Barack Obama's promise to lift a ban on repatriating Yemeni prisoners from Guantanamo Bay, saying he now had to back up his words with actions. Foreign Minister Abubakr al-Qirbi said his government was building a "rehabilitation center" to house Yemenis who...
  • Former Argentine dictator Videla dies in prison at age 87 May 18, 2013

    Buenos Aires: Jorge Rafael Videla, an austere former army commander who led Argentina during the bloodiest period of a "dirty war" dictatorship and was unrepentant about kidnappings and murders ordered by the state, died on Friday at age 87. Videla was the first president to head the military junta that "disappeared"...
  • Dark public mood in Pakistan on election eve: US poll May 8, 2013

    Washington: On the eve of historic elections in Pakistan, a dismal public mood prevails in the country with majority of the people for the first time considering the threat from the Taliban on par with that from arch rival India, a poll by a US think tank showed on Tuesday....
  • US: Last pieces of 1 World Trade Center are rising April 29, 2013

    New York: One World Trade Center already is New York's tallest building. And when the last pieces of its spire rise to the roof - weather permitting - the 104-floor skyscraper that replaces the fallen twin towers will be just feet from becoming the highest in the Western Hemisphere. The Port...
  • Part of 9/11 plane landing gear found in lower Manhattan April 27, 2013

    New York: A piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the commercial airplanes that crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, has been discovered, wedged between two lower Manhattan buildings, police said on Friday. The piece of landing gear found in a narrow alleyway behind...
  • American Sloane Stephens opens Fed Cup vs Sweden April 20, 2013

    Delray Beach: American Sloane Stephens, ranked 16th, will open the Fed Cup World Group Playoff tie against 54th-ranked Sophia Arvidsson of Sweden at the Delray Beach Tennis Center on Saturday. The second match on Saturday features world No. 1 Serena Williams of the US against 66th-ranked Johanna Larsson of Sweden. On Sunday,...
  • NYC to sift Ground Zero debris for more 9/11 victim remains April 1, 2013

    New York: New York City will on Monday begin the mammoth task of sifting through the debris of buildings on the World Trade Center site to find more remains of the 9/11 terrorist attack victims that will allow more number of them to be identified. According to an NBC report,...
  • Full list of Swine Flu testing centers in India February 18, 2013

    There has been a sharp surge in the number of Swine Flu cases in most parts of North India. Apart from Delhi, Haryana, Punjab and Rajasthan have also seen a sudden spike in the viral disease. With 54 deaths, Rajasthan has seen the maximum casualties this year, followed by Haryana,...
  • Shah Rukh thrills Jakarta fans with a bike entry December 13, 2012

    Mumbai: Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan set the stage on fire with his high octane performance in Jakarta along with co-stars Bipasha Basu, Rani Mukherjee and Preity Zinta. The 47-year-old 'Ra.One' star made his entry at the jam-packed Sentul International Convention Center in Jakarta on a stylish bike much to the...
  • 7.2 magnitude quake reported off Indonesia December 10, 2012

    Jakarta: A 7.2-magnitude earthquake has been reported off the coast of Indonesia. The US Geological Survey says the quake struck offshore, 208 kilometers northwest of the city of Saumlaki. The quake was reported at a depth of 155 kilometers. The Pacific Tsunami Warning Center has not issued any immediate tsunami warning. ...