Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital: Report

Ex-Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev discharged from hospital: ReportWashingotn, Oct 11 : Former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev has reportedly left the hospital and said that it was 'not bad' to be back at work.

When asked about how he was feeling, Gorbachev said that 'well' was an overstatement but he was trying to get better.

According to CNN, he said that he was admitted following a disease recurrence and was monitored with wires all over him.

He was earlier hospitalized in June 2013 for a general check-up.


Hacker group 'Anonymous' threatens China with 'Operation Hong Kong'

Hacker group 'Anonymous' threatens China with 'Operation Hong Kong'Washington, Oct 11 : The infamous hacker network 'Anonymous' is now threatening Chinese government with a campaign called 'Operation Hong Kong'

The group, Anonymous, posted online - Here's your heads up, prepare for us, try to stop it, the only success you will have will be taking all your sites offline.

They also boasted that China cannot stop them, and China should have expected them before abusing their power against the citizens of Hong Kong.

Anonymous plans to release tens of thousands of government documents and to launch a Distributed Denial of Service attack over the weekend.


Documents show how White House defended Clinton

Documents show how White House defended ClintonWashington - The White House made a public push to defend President Bill Clinton during a series of investigations related to his affair with intern Monica Lewinsky and other matters, according to thousands of pages of documents released by the National Archives.

The papers did not appear to reveal any new information that might affect a potential Hillary Rodham Clinton presidential campaign in 2016.


Twitter CEO, staff members received death threats from ISIS

Twitter CEO, staff members received death threats from ISISWashington, Oct 11 : Twitter CEO Dick Costolo has accepted that he, and his staff members have been receiving death threats from ISIS for removing the militant group's accounts.

Speaking with the Aspen Institute's Walter Isaacson at the Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, Costolo talked about his company's response to ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), a militant group that has been occupying areas of Syria and Iraq and is considered a major threat by the US and other countries, which have been battling its forces, CNET reported.


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.


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