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US adds Pakistan Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah to its terrorism list

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 09:25

US adds Pakistan Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah to its terrorism listWashington, Jan 14. - The Government of the United States has added Pakistan Taliban leader Maulana Fazlullah a.k.a. Mullah Fazlullah to to its official terrorism list in the wake of him claiming that he was behind the December 16, 2014 massacre of 150 people, including 134 children at an army-run school in Peshawar.

Mullah Fazlullah has been named a specially designated global terrorist, a label meant to target terrorists and those providing support to terrorists or acts of terrorism.

The designation makes it a crime for US citizens to engage in transactions with


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US welcomes release of 53 political prisoners in Cuba

Wed, 01/14/2015 - 08:42

US welcomes release of 53 political prisoners in CubaWashington : The US on Tuesday welcomed the release of 53 political prisoners in the past 48 hours in Cuba as part of moves to normalise ties between the two countries.

"I can confirm that the Cuban government has notified the Obama administration that they have completed the release of the 53 political prisoners that they had committed to free," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters.

"We welcome this positive development and are pleased that the Cuban government followed through on this commitment that they made not just to the United States but also to the Vatican," Earnest said.


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Study shows 80 pc of adult internet users own smartphones

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 18:12

Study shows 80 pc of adult internet users own smartphonesWashington, Jan 13 : A new research has revealed that around 80 percent of adult internet users own a smartphone.

According to Tech Crunch, the research out from the GlobalWebIndex indicates that in a survey of 170,000 adult internet users across 32 markets, only 9 percent report having a smartwatch, and 7 percent said they owned smart wristbands.

However, statistics suggest that the usage of PCs is still high with 91 percent of all online adult using computers.

Males aged between 25-34 in the Asia-Pacific region accounted for the majority of adults using wearables . (ANI)


Consumers stand to reap little or no nutritional benefit from energy drinks

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 16:37

Consumers stand to reap little or no nutritional benefit from energy drinksWashington, Jan 13 : A new study has revealed that a consumer stand to reap little or no benefit from nutrient additions to novel beverages (vitamin waters, energy drinks, and novel juices) sold in Canadian supermarkets.

According to the study at the University of Toronto and Ryerson University, novel beverages sold in Canadian supermarkets revealed extensive nutrient enrichment.


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Meet the '1-in-Mil' identical triplets born to Montana couple

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 16:21

Meet the '1-in-Mil' identical triplets born to Montana coupleWashington, Jan 13 : A couple in Montana has welcomed "one in a million" identical triplets, who were delivered before their mom reached the 32-week mark of her pregnancy.

Cade, Ian and Milo Kinsey were born at Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana, on Dec. 5 to Jody Kinsey and her husband Jase, ABC News reported.

Cade, the triplet delivered first who weighed in at 3 pounds, 13 ounces, was the first to be released from the hospital and the family is expecting the other two kids to be released soon so that they can take them home.


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Indian restaurant search company Zomato acquires Urbanspoon for 50 million dollars

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 15:01

ZomatoWashington, Jan 13 - Indian restaurant search and discovery company Zomato has announced that it has acquired a restaurant search site Urbanspoon for 50 million dollars that has granted the company entrance into the United States and Australia .

According to CNN, the deal is expected to double the network's traffic on its website from 35 million to 80 million visitors per month.

The company's restaurant inventory will triple from 3,00,000 to one million listings.

Zomato already has strong footholds in Asia, South America and Europe.

Zomato gathers information on restaurants from hours of operation to directions, menus, reviews and ratings.


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Why Facebook can judge personality better than friends, family

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 14:34

Why Facebook can judge personality better than friends, familyWashington, Jan 13 - A new study has demonstrated that computers that use digital footprints can personality better as compared to friends and family.

The study conducted at University of Cambridge compares the ability of computers and people to make accurate judgments about our personalities. People's judgments were based on their familiarity with the judged individual, while computer models used a specific digital signal: Facebook Likes.

The results show that by mining Facebook Likes, the computer model was able to predict a person's personality more accurately than most of their friends and family.


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Martin Luther King Jr.'s kids fight over his 'millions' worth bible, Nobel prize

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:47

Martin Luther King JrWashington, Jan 13 - Martin Luther King Jr.'s children are fighting to get their hands on his tattered personal Bible and Nobel Peace Prize, which reportedly are worth millions of dollars.

Three of civil rights leader's children, are going to appear in an Atlanta courtroom, as Dexter King and Martin Luther King III have sued their sister Bernice King for possession of the items, People magazine reported.


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Mass deaths among birds, fish, marine invertebrates on the up over past 70 yrs

Tue, 01/13/2015 - 13:10

Mass deaths among birds, fish, marine invertebrates on the up over past 70 yrsWashington, Jan 13 : Scientists have recorded mass die off's in nearly 2,500 animal species from the past 70 years, and found a rise in the events among birds, fish and marine invertebrates.

An analysis of 727 studies, which also showed that the number of individuals killed appeared to be decreasing for reptiles and amphibians, and unchanged for mammals, points towards disease, biotoxicity and other stressors.


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Now, a desk that can help you lose weight

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 16:41

Now, a desk that can help you lose weightWashington, Jan 12 : A new desk has recently been built that can tell people when to sit or stand, which can ultimately help in losing weight.

Standing would be better than sitting most of the times and sometimes your body needs a rest and that's where the Humanscale OfficeIQ powered by Tome comes to play, Tech Crunch reported.

Software and hardware developed by this new company was built into the Humanscale desk and chair and will send notifications to the user about the optimal work position.


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Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett likens stock market to 'a drunken psycho'

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 15:53

Berkshire Hathaway CEO Warren Buffett likens stock market to 'a drunken psycho'Washington, Jan 12 : Warren Buffett, Chairman and CEO of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. has likened the stock market to a "drunken psycho".

According to Benzinga. com, Buffett, who was in Detroit last month sat down with Quicken Loans Chairman and Founder Dan Gilbert, along with President and Chief Marketing Officer Jay Farner, for an hour-long chat.

Referring to the stock market and its everyday rising prices, Buffett said: "This imaginary person out there-Mr. Market-he's kind of a drunken psycho."


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NYPD, other law enforcement agencies on high alert after IS repeats threat

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 15:36

NYPD, other law enforcement agencies on high alert after IS repeats threatWashington, Jan 12 : New York City Police Department and other law enforcement agencies have reportedly gone on high alert after someone re-released a video posted by the Islamic State (IS) in September that urges followers to "rise up and kill intelligence officers, police officers, soldiers, and civilians."

The threat specifically named the United States, France, Australia and Canada as targets.


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Anonymous hacks jihadist website in response to Charlie Hebdo massacre

Mon, 01/12/2015 - 15:18

Anonymous hacks jihadist website in response to Charlie Hebdo massacreWashington, Jan 12 : Hacker group Anonymous has said that it has hacked into a jihadist website in response to the attacks on the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo .

According to CNN, the group named many Twitter accounts that they believe belongs to the jihadists.

The hackers posted the information about the Twitter accounts on Pastebin, a website that allows people to post information anonymously online.

The group on Friday announced their operation "#OpCharlieHebdo" declaring war on Islamic extremists.

In their message earlier, Anonymous promised to avenge the deaths in last week's attack in Paris. (ANI)


Al Jazeera's leaked email asks if Charlie Hebdo attack targeted freedom of speech

Sun, 01/11/2015 - 12:41

Al Jazeera's leaked email asks if Charlie Hebdo attack targeted freedom of speechWashington, Jan 11 - While people across the world showed solidarity with the journalists killed during the attack on French satirical magazine, Charlie Hebdo, by embracing the phrase, "Je suis Charlie," a leaked email from Al Jazeera has showed that a top editor termed the mantra "an alienating slogan" and questioned if the attack really targeted "free speech."


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Barack Obama and other celebs react to Paris hostage standoff

Sat, 01/10/2015 - 14:22

Barack Obama and other celebs react to Paris hostage standoffWashington, Jan 10 - Barack Obama along with Eva Longoria, Marlon Wayans and many more celebrities have reacted to the recent tragic attack on satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo's offices in Paris.

The US President Barack Obama, who thinks it's important for people to understand, France is their oldest ally, said that he wants the people of France to know that the United States stands with them today and tomorrow.


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