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Now, a toilet seat that eliminates odor from bathroom

Now, a toilet seat that eliminates odor from bathroomWashington, Sept 3 : A Tennessee-based inventor has come up with an odor-eliminating 'Fresh Air' toilet seat.

According to the Fresh Air Kickstarter campaign, inventor Adam Payz's toilet seat has a built-in fan that immediately starts removing odors through a hose as soon as the user sits down, Mashable reported.

To install the seat, a user needs to place it on the bowl after removing the old one and drill a hole in the wall and on the outside of the house for the hose to dispel the odious stench.


Looking back at 'ordinary' moments can bring unexpected smile on your face

Looking back at 'ordinary' moments can bring unexpected smile on your face Washington, Sep 03 : A new study has revealed that people can feel a sense of unexpected happiness by thinking about the mundane moments of their daily lives in the future.

Ting Zhang of Harvard Business School, said that generally people do not think about today's ordinary moments as experiences that are worthy of being rediscovered in the future, however, the studies showed that they are often wrong: what would be ordinary now actually becomes more extraordinary in the future and more extraordinary than people might expect.


Americans detained in N.Korea beg for U.S help

Americans detained in N.Korea beg for U.S helpWashington, Sept. 03 - Three Americans who have been confined by North Korea for violating its laws have begged for United States' help.

The CNN team who had interviewed the three were taken by government officials from North Korea to a secret location to meet them. Kenneth Bae, Matthew Todd Miller and Jeffrey Edward Fowle,-- the three detainees-expressed sincere remorse for wrongdoing, and pleaded Washington to send a high-level emissary to negotiate their release, CNN reported.


'Hijab' promotes positive body image in Brit Muslim women

'Hijab' promotes positive body image in Brit Muslim womenWashington, Sept 3 : A new study has revealed that British Muslim women who wear a hijab generally have more positive body image, are less reliant on media messages about beauty ideals, and place less importance on appearance than those who do not wear a hijab.

According to the study, these effects appear to be driven by use of a hijab specifically.

Researcher Viren Swami said that while people shouldn't assume that wearing the hijab immunizes Muslim women from negative body image , the study does suggest that wearing the hijab may help some women reject prescriptive beauty ideals.


US appalled by brutal murder of American journalist Steven Sotloff

US appalled by brutal murder of American journalist Steven SotloffWashington - The US is appalled by the brutal murder of another American journalist, if a video purporting his beheading by the Islamic State terrorists is genuine, the Obama administration has said. "We have seen a video that purports to be the murder of US citizen Steven Sotloff by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).

The intelligence community is working as quickly as possible to determine its authenticity," National Security Council Spokesperson Bernadette Meehan said.


Family of slain US journalist Steven Sotloff 'grieving privately'

US journalist Steven SotloffWashington - A family spokesman says relatives of freelance are aware of a new video purporting to show his beheading by Islamic State militants.

In a two-sentence statement today, family spokesman Barak Barfi said Sotloff's family, quote, "knows of this horrific tragedy and is grieving privately."

The family has not been told whether the video is authentic, and Barfi said the family does not plan to make any additional comments now.

Earlier, the State Department said US Intelligence officials were still trying to determine if the video was genuine. Sotloff had been held by the Islamic State since last year. (PTI)


Obama won't attend 'close pal' Clooney's wedding in Italy

Barack ObamaNew York, Sept 2 - President Barack Obama won't be joining George Clooney's wedding to Amal Alamuddin in Italy.

It was earlier revealed that Angelina Jolie "was on the fence about going, as she's not big on schmoozing at Hollywood get-togethers, but changed her mind when she was told that the US president had RSVP'd 'Yes'!", the New York Post reported.

Now, Clooney's publicist Stan Rosenfield has revealed that told me Obama won't be flying to Italy as he wasn't invited and has more important things to do.

Rosenfield added that the amount of misinformation that is being reported regarding this wedding is astounding. (ANI)


U.S. launches airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabaab militant group

U.S. launches airstrikes in Somalia against al-Shabaab militant groupNew York, Sep 2 - The United States military has launched airstrikes in Somalia against an al-Qaeda linked militant group called al-Shabaab, the Pentagon announced on Monday.

The Pentagon press secretary said that U. S. military conducted the airstrikes today and that they were still accessing the results.

According to CBS News, the operation included an airstrike with no ground operations so far.

Al-Shabaab militants had reportedly set off a car bomb at an intelligence centre and prison in an effort to release convicts.


UN to investigate crimes being committed on 'unimaginable scale' in Iraq by IS militants

Iraqi forces break months old siege by IS militants on Shiite town of AmirliWashington, Sep 2 - The United Nations have announced that the organization would send investigators to Iraq to inspect the crimes being committed by Islamic State militants on 'an unimaginable scale' against civilians.

U. N. Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights Flavia Pansieri said that there were reports of extreme torture and acts of inhumanity being done by the IS militants.

The UN also claimed that the officials would hold the convicts accountable, reported the Huffington Post.

Iraq's human rights minister said that they were facing extreme atrocities under IS militants.


Shooting suspect caught before NYC parade

New York City Police Commissioner William BrattonNew York - New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says a suspect is in custody in a fatal shooting that occurred hours before the start of the West Indian Day Parade.

Bratton says a "career criminal" opened fire early on yesterday on a crowd of people who had already begun parade festivities in Brooklyn. One man died.

Bratton says the suspect had recently been paroled.

Mayor Bill de Blasio defended the importance of the parade despite the violence that has surrounded it in recent years.

He says the "vast majority have a wonderful time and only a few individuals get out of line."


Shy people 'surf more, disclose less' on Facebook

Shy people 'surf more, disclose less' on FacebookWashington, September 1 : A new study has found that shy people spend more time on Facebook but disclose less information.

Dr. Pavica Sheldon said that introverts and people who are lonelier spend more time on Facebook than extroverts do and using the site doesn't always mean posting on it.

However, the study shows that even though introverts spend more time, the relationship benefits of Facebook tend to accrue to extroverts, narcissists and people who desire great control over how they present themselves.


Fox News' female hosts feel 'catcalling' is alright

Fox News' female hosts feel 'catcalling' is alright Washington, Sept 1 : Four female hosts of Fox News recently surprised the audience when they expressed 'catcalling' was fine.

According to the Huffington Post, the hosts of the show ' Outnumbered' were discussing things if it was appropriate to shout out things to women on the street, where the ladies said that it was just what men did.

Instead of considering it sexist or inappropriate, the female hosts said things like "it's good", "men were like that, what could one do" and "they mean it in nice way."


Iraqi forces break months old siege by IS militants on Shiite town of Amirli

Iraqi forces break months old siege by IS militants on Shiite town of AmirliNew York, Sep 1 - Iraqi forces have broken a two-month blockade by Islamic State militants on the Shiite town of Amirli, said Iraqi officials on Sunday.

According to Fox News, Iraqi forces entered the town after midday and started the operation at dawn.

Forces said that there had been some causalities but refrained from giving a specific number. They further said that the fighting was still going on in many villages.

Shiite militaia, Kurdish fighter, elite troop and Iraqi army together conducted the operation.


Landscaping `lean` offices with green plants can increase productivity by 15 pc

Landscaping `lean` offices with green plants can increase productivity by 15 pcWashington, Sep 01 - A new, first-of-its-kind, study has revealed that designing the offices with green plants could increase productivity by 15 percent.

he team examined the impact of 'lean' and 'green' offices on staff's perceptions of air quality, concentration, and workplace satisfaction, and monitored productivity levels over subsequent months in two large commercial offices in the UK and The Netherlands.


Seized ISIS laptop reveals terror group's bio weapons attack plan

Seized ISIS laptop reveals terror group's bio weapons attack planWashington, Aug 30 : A laptop seized from an ISIS fighter has revealed the terror group's secret plan of developing and using bio weapons against non-Muslims.

According to FOX News, a commander of a moderate Syrian rebel group in northern Syria, identified as Abu Ali by ForeignPolicy. com told the publication the black laptop, belonging to a Tunisian jihadist, was seized earlier this year in a raid on an ISIS hideout in the Syrian province of Idlib, close to the border with Turkey.

Ali told ForeignPolicy. com that the laptop and the power cord were found in a room, and was taken by him.


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