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Putting dogs in kennels can literally drive them crazy

Putting dogs in kennels can literally drive them crazyWashington, April 10 : Researchers have claimed that dogs in kennels may show signs of extreme distress often linked to mental illness.

Lead author Hamish Denham of the University of Bristol's Anthrozoology Institute with his team videotaped male German shepherd trained police dogs and noted that the dogs bounced off the walls, Discovery reported.

They also saw that the dog spun - turned in tight circle pivoting about their hind legs, circled walked or trotted around perimeter of pen in circles or paced - walked or trotted back and forth along an imaginary line.


Now, a mirror that automatically clicks selfies when people smile

Now, a mirror that automatically clicks selfies when people smileWashington, Apr 10 : Selfies have become a trend nowadays, and to take it to the next level iStrategy labs has reportedly launched a mirror that automatically clicks a picture when a person smiles.

The mirror named S. E. L. F. I. E (Self-Enchancing Live Feed Image Engine) contains a two-way mirror-Mac Mini powered face-detection software, and an Arduino-controlled LED countdown timer.

According to Cnet, Selfie allows users to see how they are looking while taking the picture.

All they have to do is just stand in front of the mirror normally, flash a smile and the job is done.


WWII film on George Patton shows he was assassinated by Russians

WWII film on George Patton shows he was assassinated by RussiansWashington, Apr 10 : A film based on George Patton has shown that the WWII General was assassinated by the Russians.

Robert Orlando , the filmmaker said that the movie 'Silence Patton: First Victim of the Cold War" aims to prove to the viewers that he was killed because his views didn't go along with the status quo, the Hollywood Reporter reported.

Patton had apparently said that the Tin politicians in Washington had given permission to them to kick the hell out of one bastard, Adolf Hitler and at the same time forced them to help establish a second one, Stalin as evil or more evil than the first.


What makes you satisfied with your love life revealed

What makes you satisfied with your love life revealedWashington, April 10 : Researchers have suggested that regular churchgoers, married people or those who enjoy harmonious social ties are most satisfied with their love life.

This also goes for people who are currently in love or who experience the commitment and sexual desire of their partners, says Felix Neto and Maria da Conceicao Pinto of the Universidade do Porto in Portugal.

To investigate the factors that influence this across various age groups, 1,284 adult Portuguese women and men ranging between 18 and 90 years old were asked to evaluate and weigh specific facets of their own love lives by using the Satisfaction With Love Life Scale.


Student stabs 22 people in US high school

Washington, April 10 - Twenty-one students and an adult were injured when a teenager, armed with knives, attacked students and staff at a high school in the US state of Pennsylvania Wednesday, officials said.

"A critical incident has occurred at the high school. All elementary schools are cancelled, the middle school and high school students are secure," said the Westmoreland County school district in a statement posted on its web site.

A 16-year-old boy - identified by authorities as Alex Hribal - was arrested after the incident at Franklin Regional High School in Murrysville, 40 km from Pittsburgh. Police said he is the attacker and a student at the school, the spokesperson for the county's Emergency Department, Dan Stevens, told reporters.


12 kids injured in hit-and-run crash in Florida

12 kids injured in hit-and-run crash in FloridaWashington, April 10 - A hit-and-run car crash into a day care in the US state of Florida left 15 people, including 12 children, injured, officials said Wednesday.

The incident occurred in the afternoon when a car was struck by a silver Dodge Durango, forced off the road and crashed into the KinderCare Learning Center in the Winter Park city in the Orlando metropolitan area of Florida.

Over 50 people were inside the day care at the time of the crash. Local fire rescue officials said 13 patients were taken to local hospitals and two were treated at the scene.


US targets Honduran drug trafficking kingpin

Washington, April 10 - The US Wednesday slapped sanctions on Carlos Arnoldo Lobo, a Honduran national accused of shipping loads of cocaine for Mexican, Guatemalan and Honduran drug lords and organisations.

The sanctions include freezing of Lobo's assets under US jurisdiction and barring American citizens from doing business with him, Xinhua reported.

In a statement, the Department of Treasury also accused Lobo of laundering illicit proceeds into a variety of assets, including real properties, maritime vessels and seafood shipping businesses.

"Today's action targets Carlos Arnoldo Lobo, a maritime drug trafficker who uses his shipping and fishing businesses as a cover for smuggling narcotics which eventually make their way into the US," the agency said in the statement. (IANS)


US sends Navy destroyer to Black Sea amid Ukraine crisis

US sends Navy destroyer to Black Sea amid Ukraine crisisWashington, April 10 - The US Navy destroyer -- USS Donald Cook -- the second American military ship to be deployed in the Black Sea amid the Ukraine crisis, is scheduled to arrive in the designated waters Thursday, a Pentagon spokesman has said.

"The Donald Cook's mission is to reassure NATO allies and Black Sea partners of America's commitment to strengthen and improve interoperability while working towards mutual goals in the region, " Xinhua quoted Steve Warren, the spokesperson, as telling media Wednesday.


Sikh-Americans to honour saviour of Oak Creek shooting

Sikh-Americans to honour saviour of Oak Creek shootingWashington, April 9 : US police officer Brian Murphy, who was struck with 12 bullets during the Aug 5, 2012 shooting at the Sikh gurudwara in Wisconsin, will be honoured by Sikhs in Washington on Vaisakhi Day (April 13).

Murphy, the first Oak Creek (Milwaukee) police officer on the scene of shooting that left six worshippers dead and three others wounded, will be presented with a Sewa (service) Award by Washington-based community organisation Guru Gobind Singh Foundation.

The white supremacist gunman, Wade Michael Page, killed himself after he was wounded by a rifle shot from Murphy.


'Game-changing' discovery for US Navy as seawater is turned to fuel

'Game-changing' discovery for US Navy as seawater is turned to fuel Washington, Apr 9 : The US Navy has claimed that it has finally worked out the solution to a problem that has intrigued scientists for decades of how to take seawater and use it as fuel.

The development of a liquid hydrocarbon fuel is being hailed as "a game-changer" because it would significantly shorten the supply chain, a weak link that makes any force easier to attack.

According to some scientists, we must begin using more nuclear power to keep global warming from accelerating. But that creates a huge nuclear waste problem. A University of Sheffield team thinks it might have found a unique way of handling it.


Clinton praises 'strong and brave 'Pussy Riot band

Clinton praises 'strong and brave 'Pussy Riot band Washington, Apr 9 : Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has praised Russian punk band Pussy Riot as 'strong and brave young women'.

Clinton added that the group was so strong that it refuses to let their voices be silenced.

The praises for the group came as Clinton posted a picture on her Twitter account posing with Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina of the group, the New York Post reports.

Clinton and the band met while attending the Women in the World Summit in New York on Friday.


George W. Bush may have taken Google's help for his paintings

George W. Bush may have taken Google's help for his paintingsWashington, Apr 9 - George W. Bush might have relied on Google for his paintings, according to an art critic.

The former US president unveiled his personal art collection last week in a special interview on the Today Show, as a means of opening his new exhibit, "The Art of Leadership: A President's Personal Diplomacy," at the Bush Library.

He told his daughter Jenna Bush Hager during the interview, he drew inspiration for his newfound passion for painting from Winston Churchill, who famously took up the hobby in his later years.


Teen boys and girls don't differ much when it comes to sexual fantasies

Teen boys and girls don't differ much when it comes to sexual fantasiesWashington, Apr 9 : Although a greater proportion of teenage boys than girls watch and fantasise about sex they have seen in pornography, there are no differences between the sexes when it comes to what types of sex they fantasise about, a new study suggests.

Using questionnaires, Magdalena Mattebo, researcher at the Department of Women's and Children's Health at Uppsala University, investigated the sexual experiences and pornography consumption of more than 800 Swedish upper-secondary school students, 16 years old.


Fresh hope as Oz vessel detects two more signals in search for missing MH370

Fresh hope as Oz vessel detects two more signals in search for missing MH370Washington, Apr 9 : Australian search vessel Ocean Shield has picked up two more signals from what could be the black box from missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.

Angus Houston, head of the Australian-led search effort, said the vessel detected signals that are consistent with airplane locator beacons on two more occasions, adding that the search could be moving in the right direction.

According to CNN, these pulses, detected approximately 1,100 miles (1,750 kilometers) northwest of Perth, are consistent with those sent by a flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder, Houston added.


Pistorius trial judge unlikely to be swayed by Paralympian's 'emotional outburst': Experts

Pistorius trial judge unlikely to be swayed by Paralympian's 'emotional outburst': ExpertsWashington, Apr 9 : South African law experts have said that the judge's verdict will likely not be affected by Paralympian Oscar Pistorius' emotional meltdown in court, along with his crying and vomiting earlier in the trial.

Pistorius brought Tuesday's testimony to a halt with a display of anguish as he explained how he shot his lover Reeva Steenkamp and then bashed through a locked bathroom door to find her body.


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