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US hits Qaeda terror group Khorasan to foil 'imminent attack' on homeland, Europe

US News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 13:01

US hits Qaeda terror group Khorasan to foil 'imminent attack' on homeland, EuropeWashington, Sep 24 - A top official said that the United States attacked the Syrian affiliate of terror group, Al Qaeda, just as it was nearing the execution phase of an attack in Europe or the homeland, a report said.


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Fat teenage boys likelier to get 5th less salary as grownups

US News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:39

Fat teenage boys likelier to get 5th less salary as grownups Washington, Sept 24 - A new study has found that obese teenage boys might end up earning up to 18 percent less at their jobs when they grow up.

Researchers from Lund University, Jonkoping University and Linneas University compared extensive information from Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States, analyzing a large-scale data of 145,193 Swedish-born brothers who enlisted in the Swedish National Service for mandatory military service between 1984 and 1997.


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Arctic Sea Ice melts to sixth lowest level ever on record

US News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:36

Arctic Sea Ice melts to sixth lowest level ever on recordWashington, Sept 24 - A new study has revealed that Arctic sea ice had hit its annual minimum on record on Sept. 17.

According to the NASA-supported National Snow and Ice Data Center ( NSIDC ), the ice coverage continued its below-average trend this year, as it melted back from its maximum extent reached in March to a coverage area of 1.94 million square miles (5.02 million square kilometers) over the summer.

The study also said that this year's minimum extent is similar to last year's and below the 1981-2010 average of 2.40 million square miles (6.22 million square km).


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Barack Obama likely to seek PM Narendra Modi's support against Islamic State

US News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:31

Barack Obama likely to seek PM Narendra Modi's support against Islamic StateWashington - US President Barack Obama is expected to seek Prime Minister Narendra Modi's support in his effort to create a global coalition against Islamic State terror group that has gained control over large swaths of Syria and Iraq, almost equal in size of Britain.

So far, more than 40 countries have joined the US-led international coalition against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) or the Islamic State (IS) as it is better known across the globe.

The US and its partner countries on Monday started air strikes against ISIL positions in Syria.


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PM Narendra Modi's Navratri fast not an issue: White House

US News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:27

 White HouseWashington - In view of Prime Minister Narendra Modi observing 'Navratri' fast during his US visit, the White House on Wednesday said this is unlikely to be an issue as they respectfully accommodate the practises of visitors.

"We are aware of the Prime Minister's plans to fast during his visit to Washington. As with all guests hosted by US Presidents over the years, we always work to respectfully accommodate the practises of our visitors," said Caitlin Hayden, Spokesperson of the National Security Council.


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'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle may helm Neil Armstrong biopic

US News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:21

'Whiplash' director Damien Chazelle may helm Neil Armstrong biopicWashington, Sept 24 - Damien Chazelle, direct or of 2014 film ' Whiplash,' is in talks to helm the Neil Armstrong biopic 'First Man.'

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the Universal project, that would tell the tale of the astronaut, who was the first man to set foot on the moon, is based on book First Man: A Life of Neil A. Armstrong by James Hansen, and would be penned by Josh Singer.


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Bono hates to Google his name

Latest News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:14

Indian-American body calls for UNSC reform

US News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 10:04

Washington - Asserting that India has an "irreplaceable economic and political role" at the global stage, an Indian-American body has called for an immediate reform of the UNSC to make the country its permanent member.

The American India Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) said in a statement: "It is about time that India is included as one of the permanent members."

"First in the debates over the Councils reform, India represents developing countries' perspective, and it is supported by wide majority of them and several African countries," said Jagdish Sewhani of the AIPAC.


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Work on coalition against ISIL is an ongoing process: Earnest

US News - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:05

Josh EarnestWashington - The Obama Administration's efforts to build an international coalition against Islamic State militants is an ongoing process and there is no timeline for it, the White House said on Monday.

"The effort to build the coalition is something that will be ongoing," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest told reporters at his daily news conference.


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Now, IS threaten to behead abducted Frenchman if France fails to halt offensive

US News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 15:17

 IS threaten to behead abducted Frenchman Washington, Sep 23 : Responding to Islamic State's call to target Westerners, Islamist militants in Algeria have abducted a French mountain guide and are threatening to behead him unless France stops its offensive against the group.

According to ABC News, in a new video that recently appeared online, two masked and armed militants are seen with a man who describes himself as a 55-year-old French national Herve Gourdel.

One of the militants representing the IS fighters in Algeria says in the video that the group is responding to the message of IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and his spokesperson.


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