Washington, Nov. 22 - The United States has denied reports of its drone targeting an Islamic school in Pakistan on Thursday killing six people and injuring five others.
American and Pakistani officials have sharply disagreed on the incident and this has inflamed tensions over the CIA drone campaign, the Washington Times reports.
According to the Pakistani officials, three missiles were fired into a Degree College compound in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, which is said to be a rare strike outside the Pakistani tribal areas near the Afghan border. (ANI)
Washington, Nov. 21 - Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood of having 'stolen' the revolution that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.
Speaking at the State Department to leaders of multinational U. S. firms, Kerry said the Islamist group had appropriated the revolt against Mubarak from young people.
Those kids started it in large part through social media in response to what they saw of other mass protests around the Arab world.
According to Fox News, he said the people in Tahrir Square were not motivated by any religion or ideology, but were motivated by what they saw through this interconnected world.
Washington, Nov. 21 - Secretary of State John Kerry has announced he and Afghan President Hamid Karzai have reached an agreement on a critical security pact over the presence of U. S. troops in Afghanistan after 2014.
The document will be presented to a meeting of tribal elders for their approval on Thursday.
According to Fox News, Kerry said that he was pleased to announce that after a series of conversations with Karzai they have reached an agreement over bilateral security agreement.
The deal is still not finalized and has to be approval by the traditional council of 3,000 prominent Afghans, known as the Loya Jirga, which is not guaranteed.
Washington, Nov 21 - Findings from a DNA study of a young boy's skeletal remains believed to be 24,000 years have claimed that nearly 30 percent of modern Native American's ancestry came from this youngster's gene pool, suggesting that first Americans came directly from Siberia.
Washington, Nov 21 - Three people were fatally shot and two were injured at an apartment complex in the US city of Houston, a media report said.
The shooting happened at around 5 p. m. Wednesday, Xinhua reported.
According to the Harris County Sheriff's Office, a man shot all the five victims in the head.
Police have launched a manhunt to track down the gunman. The motive of the shooting is not yet known and the identities of the victims were not released. (IANS)
Washington, Nov. 20 - The United States has said that it does not intend to issue an apology to Afghanistan for 'mistakes' and civilian suffering during the 12-year war, for arriving at a security pact that could allow troops to remain in the country post-2014.
National Security Advisor Susan Rice made the U. S. position clear following a statement from the Afghan government assuring to reach a deal on a security pact after receiving an apology letter from President Barack Obama acknowledging past mistakes, Sky News reports.
Washington, Nov 18 - While it is a common perception that teenage friendships are formed by joining cliques, a new study has revealed that the courses students take have powerful effects on the friendships they make.
The study led by a Michigan State University scholar indicated the pattern of course-taking is distinctive to each high school. In one school, for example, friendships may form among students taking woodshop, Spanish and European history, while in another it may be among students taking agricultural business management, advanced accounting and calculus.
New York Nov 16 : Crystal brand Swarovski has pushed the boundaries of crystal design to showcase a first-of-its-kind 3D printed look for the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show here.
Swarovski, a world leader in cut crystal and fashion jewellery, and lingerie brand Victoria’s Secret joined forces with 3D printing company Shapeways to bring 3D technology to the show held Friday.
The presentation looked to the future with a sparkling Swarovski costume created using 3D printing.
The unique high-tech costume was showcased in the Snow Angel section of the show.
Washington, Nov 16 : The Obama administration has offered up to $10 million since January for information on those who attacked the US consulate in the Libyan city of Benghazi, the State Department said Friday.
The disclosure about the offer made under the agency's "Rewards for Justice" programme and was unveiled in a letter sent to members of Congress, reported Xinhua.
Some lawmakers had complained that the department was not using all possible means to deliver on promises by President Barack Obama to bring the perpetrators to justice.
New Jersey, Nov 16 : A teenager in Old Bridge, New Jersey, has been sentenced to 15 years in prison for the beating to death an Indian American computer scientist in 2010.
Julian Daley, who was 16 at the time of the crime, was also sentenced to five years on an unrelated burglary charge, which will run concurrent to the 15-year sentence for manslaughter, according to njpressmedia. com. Daley was among five Old Bridge teens charged in connection with the beating death of Divyendu Sinha. Sinha, 49, his wife, Alka, and two sons were out for a late-night walk on June 25, 2010, near their home when they were attacked.
Washington, Nov. 6 - Forbes is likely to sell off its publisher of 96-year-old Forbes magazine over decline in advertising revenue.
Forbes Media LLC, run by former US presidential candidate Steve Forbes, is exploring selling after receiving interest from potential buyers.
According to Newsmax, Forbes. com is working with Deutsche Bank AG on the sale, seeking at least 400 million dollars.
The report said that magazine publishers are selling storied brands as they struggle with declines in advertising revenue and circulation amid competition from the Internet.
Washington, Nov. 16 - The Chinese websites for The Wall Street Journal and Reuters have been reportedly blocked in China, but their English versions are still operable.
The reasons for blocking the sites are unclear and it is uncertain if the block is permanent or temporary.
According to Mashable, last week, a veteran reporter for Reuters, who has spent the better part of his career in Asia, was denied a journalist visa.
Washington, Nov. 16 - Al Qaeda-linked jihadists have admitted beheading a Syrian rebel fighter after mistakenly assuming him as an Iraqi Shiite fighting alongside President Bashar al-Assad's forces.
According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a video was posted on the internet showing two members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) holding up a bearded man's head before a crowd in central Aleppo, Sky News reports.
The UK-based watchdog's chief Rami Abdel Rahman said that the man was identified as Mohammed Marroush, a fighter with rebel group, Ahrar al Sham, which is an ISIL ally.
Washington, Nov 16 - An extreme sports event in Britain, which has been designed by the British Special Forces to test physical and mental strength, has resulted in injuries ranging from multiple electrical burns to seizure-induced Todd's paralysis, according to a study.
The event, named the Tough Mudder, is a 10 to 12 mile endurance obstacle course known as 'MOB (mud, obstacles, beer) runs'.
Washington, Nov 16 - President Barack Obama has greeted "Sikh friends" around the world on the birth anniversary of Sikhism's founder Guru Nanak saying Sikh values of pluralism were also "central to who we are as Americans."
"This sacred time is an occasion to reflect on Guru Nanak's timeless teachings and the principles that are at the heart of Sikhism, including the equality of all human beings, the pluralism we cherish in diverse societies and the compassion we owe one another," he said in a message Friday.
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