Hundreds join Missouri protest of police shootings

Ferguson - Hundreds of demonstrators stood within touching distance from officers in riot gear late yesterday before dissipating at the start of protests over the 2-month-old death of Michael Brown that activists say was racially motivated.

Organisers of the four-day Ferguson October events expected 6,000 participants. The initial protest yesterday outside a St. Louis County prosecutor's office didn't draw nearly that amount.

Later, tensions increased, with protesters outside the Ferguson Police Department chanting anti-police remarks such as, "How many kids did you kill today?"

A wall of about 100 officers in riot gear stood near them. The St. Louis County Police Department announced that it would arrest anyone who touched an officer.


Leaky, star-forming galaxies help to better understand universe evolution

Leaky, star-forming galaxies help to better understand universe evolutionWashington, Oct 11 : Researchers were recently able to understand the evolution of universe a little better with the help of large and leaky star-forming galaxies.

Sanchayeeta Borthakur, an assistant research scientist in the university's Department of Physics and Astronomy in the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, reported that an indicator used for studying star-forming galaxies that leak radiation, was an effective measurement tool for other scientists to use.


Here's who would win a Bush-Obama debate

Here's who would win a Bush-Obama debateWashington, Oct 11 - A new study has claimed that the U. S President Barack Obama's speechmaking is on the same level as the former President George W. Bush.

According to the analysis by Vocativ, a media company headquartered in New York City, Obama's State of the Union speeches as more dumbed-down than Bush's, showing that Obama's speeches averaged 9.5 to Bush's 9.4, the Washington Times reported.

The firm, which used the Flesch-Kincaid readability test to grade speeches by presidents all the way back to George Washington, said that Bush's (State of the Union) speeches were a grade level higher than are Obama's.


Efforts of Malala, Kailash have benefited millions: Kerry

Efforts of Malala, Kailash have benefited millions: KerryWashington - US Secretary of State John Kerry has said the efforts of Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai - recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize 2014 - to promote the rights of children have benefited millions of young people around the world.

Congratulating the two for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Kerry said Malala has become a global leader, inspiring millions of people through her advocacy for girl's education; while Kailash and his organisation, Bachpan Bachao Andolan, have worked to eradicate modern slavery in India.


Proof of Modi's pudding will be in the eating

Proof of Modi's pudding will be in the eatingWashington, Oct. 11 - India and the United States need a few "early wins" to prove that there is substance in the promises made by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to encourage American investments.

In the first public comments by senior US officials since the successful, high-visibility visit, it was clear that while Modi managed to revive interest in India in both the official and corporate worlds, the hard-nosed Americans want to see concrete steps before declaring that "happy days are here again."


Remains found in Vergina confirmed to be of Alexander the Great's Father's

Remains found in Vergina confirmed to be of Alexander the Great's Father'sWashington, Oct 11 - Greek researchers have recently confirmed that the remains found in a two-chambered royal tomb at Vergina belong to Alexander the Great's Father, Macedonian King Philip II.

The anthropological investigation examined 350 bones and fragments found in two larnakes, or caskets, of the tomb and they also uncovered pathologies; activity markers and trauma that helped identify the tomb's occupants, Discovery News reported.


US destroys airplanes worth $486M, sells scrap metal for $32,000

US destroys airplanes worth $486M, sells scrap metal for $32,000Washington, Oct 10 : The US has reportedly destroyed 16 cargo planes worth nearly half a billion dollars that were purchased for the Afghan Air Force, and sold it as scrap metal for 32,000 dollars.

According to ABC News, the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) is asking the Air Force why the fleet of G222 aircraft were turned into scrap metal this past August.

The aircrafts were left unused for years on the tarmac at Kabul International Airport after it was found that the aircraft were not fit for the dusty conditions of Afghanistan and needed constant maintenance and spare parts to keep them running.


Sarah Palin's daughter called 'slut' during violent brawl

Sarah PalinWashington, Oct 10 : Sarah Palin's family had gotten into a huge party brawl as violent, where her daughter Bristol Palin was allegedly dragged around a lawn by her legs and called a slut.

According to TMZ.com, the incident, which took place near Anchorage, Alaska in September, started when the Palin's family members Todd and his kids Willow, Track, and Bristol had gone to a friend's house party, where the 23-year-old TV star went after a woman who had supposedly pushed Willow.

According to the police report, Bristol claimed that the homeowner, Korey Klingenmeyer, pushed her to the ground and dragged her around, while calling her a slut and a c**t.


Gwyneth Paltrow finds Obama very `handsome`

Gwyneth Paltrow, Barack ObamaWashington, Oct 10 : Gwyneth Paltrow told the U.S President Barack Obama at a glitzy fundraiser inside her Brentwood estate in California that he was "so handsome" that she couldn't speak properly.

The 42-year-old actress said that she is one of Obama's biggest fans, if not the biggest, as the life that he brought to the US and the passion will historically be the most looked at and scrutinized presidencies of all time, ABC News reported.

Paltrow praised Obama's advocacy for equal pay for women, which she called very important to her as a working mother and called him an "incredible role model for this generation." (ANI)


Living near coasts makes one more physically active

Living near coasts makes one more physically activeWashington, Oct 10 : A new study has found that people who live close to the coasts are likelier to be physical active than the ones who don't.

The research by the team from the University of Exeter Medical School analysed data from over 180,000 participants, collected by Natural England, involved participants from across England and described a particularly noticeable effect on western, but unexpectedly not eastern coasts of the nation.


Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologizes for remarks on women

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologizes for remarks on womenNew York, Oct 10 - Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella apologized on Thursday night for his comment about women at an event in Phoenix after he was blasted on Twitter and blog posts.

Nadella said at the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing in Phoenix that women should not ask for a raise and should just trust the system to pay them well.

According to ABC News, Nadella was asked to give his advice to women who were uncomfortable requesting a raise wherein he said that it was not really about asking a raise and that they should have faith in the system.


Hillary Clinton says IS group more powerful than al Qaeda

Hillary ClintonNew York, Oct 10 - Former U. S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has warned that the Islamic State (IS) group is more powerful than al Qaeda because it is the most professional and the best-funded group that the world has ever seen.

According to CBS News, Clinton, in interview conducted by the national co-chairman of her 2008 presidential bid, said that IS group is more advanced and richer than al Qaeda ever was.

She also supported President Barack Obama's plan to conduct airstrikes in Iraq and Syria against the IS group.


Single parents' sex lives as active as singles sans kids

Single parents' sex lives as active as singles sans kidsWashington, Oct 10 - A new study has revealed that single parents' sex lives are same as their non-childrearing counterparts.

The study states that single parents of young children are expected to invest in less mating effort, specifically devoting less time and energy to seeking, finding, and maintaining a sexual relationship (which can be assessed by dating and sexual behavioral measures), in part because single parents of young children are investing in more parenting effort, the Huffington Post reported.


Men and women judge 'art' differently

Men and women judge 'art' differentlyWashington, Oct 10 - A new study has found that when it comes to judging a work of art, men and women have different ways of evaluating.

The research, which was co-authored by a Michigan State University marketing scholar, showed stark difference in how sexes evaluate art. While men seem to focus more on the artist's background and authenticity, women pay more attention to the art itself.


Turkey refuses to send ground troops to defend Kobane despite violent protests

Turkey refuses to send ground troops to defend Kobane despite violent protestsWashington, Oct 10 - Despite condemning the Islamic State (IS) actions in the Syrian town of Kobane and declaring that it is "on Kobane's side," Turkey has refused to yield to the violent protests demanding more action against the IS and send more troops to save the town from falling into the hands of the group.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu declared on Thursday that the nation supports Kobane but refused unilaterally to send ground troops to save the town, reported the CNN.


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