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iPhone 5 first weekend sales cross five million

iPhone 5 first weekend sales cross five millionCupertino, California, Sep 24 : Apple Monday said it has sold over five million of its new iPhone 5 sets just three days after its launch Sep 21.

Demand for iPhone 5 exceeded the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders have been shipped to customers, many are scheduled to be shipped in October, the company said in a statement.


iPhone 5 pre-orders top two million in first 24 hours

iPhone 5 pre-orders top two million in first 24 hoursCupertino , Sep 17 - The pre-orders for Apple's iPhone 5 have crossed two million in just 24 hours, the company said Monday.

"Pre-orders of iPhone 5 topped two million in just 24 hours, more than double the previous record of one million held by iPhone 4S," the company said in a statemet.

"Demand for iPhone 5 exceeds the initial supply and while the majority of pre-orders will be delivered to customers on Sep 21, many are scheduled to be delivered in October," it added.

iPhone 5 is the thinnest and lightest iPhone ever and features a new 4-inch retina display, an Apple-designed A6 chip and ultrafast wireless technology.


US man pleads guilty to ‘ripping out friend’s heart, tongue’

US man pleads guilty to ‘ripping out friend’s heart, tongue’	California, Sept 10 : A 29-year-old American accused of ripping out the heart and tongue of a friend after the two had taken hallucinogenic drugs, has pleaded guilty to murder.

Jarrod Wyatt, from California, accepted a plea deal, four days before his case was set to go to trial.

According to ABC News, Wyatt will serve a 50-years-to-life prison for killing 21-year-old Taylor Powell.

Police officers discovered Wyatt naked and covered in blood head-to-toe when they arrived at a house California in March 2010.

Wyatt, a mixed-martial artist, reportedly told the officers, `I killed him.'


California law bars discrimination against Sikhs, Muslims

California law bars discrimination against Sikhs, MuslimsWashington, Sep 10 - California Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills aimed at battling workplace discrimination against Sikhs and Muslim by shunting workers wearing turbans, beards and hijabs to backroom jobs out of public view.

"This bill, AB 1964, makes it very clear that wearing any type of religious clothing or hairstyle, particularly such as Sikhs do, that that is protected by law and nobody can discriminate against you because of that," Brown told an enthusiastic crowd of 500 Sikhs Saturday, the Sacramento Bee reported.


Bars cannot discriminate against Sikhs, Muslims in California

Bars cannot discriminate against Sikhs, Muslims in CaliforniaWashington, Sep 10 - California Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills designed to battle workplace discrimination against Sikhs and Muslim by shunting workers wearing turbans, beards and hijabs to backroom jobs out of public view.

"This bill, AB 1964, makes it very clear that wearing any type of religious clothing or hairstyle, particularly such as Sikhs do, that that is protected by law and nobody can discriminate against you because of that," Brown told an enthusiastic crowd of 500 Sikhs Saturday, the Sacramento Bee reported.


AGPC welcomes Michelle Obama’s visit to Oak Creek

AGPC welcomes Michelle Obama’s visit to Oak CreekFreemont (California, US), Aug 23 : The American Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (AGPC), a conglomeration of 65 gurdwara managements in the United States, has welcomed the visit of U. S. First Lady Michelle Obama to Oak Creek in Wisconsin to commiserate with the Sikh community in the wake of the recent killing of six Sikhs at a gurdwara by a former army soldier.


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