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North Korea missile launch failed

North Korea missile launch failed

Washington D. C., Apr. 15 : South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff has announced that North Korea's attempt to fire a missile from its eastern coast ended in failure.

According to CNN, the statement from South Korea's military the attempt involved an intermediate-range Musudan missile.

"We call again on North Korea to refrain from actions and rhetoric that further raise tensions in the region and focus instead on taking concrete steps toward fulfilling its international commitments and obligations," a U. S. State Department official said

Earlier this week, U. S. intelligence satellites spotted signs that North Korea may have been preparing to launch a mobile ballistic missile.


Japan earthquake: Nine killed, more aftershocks expected

Japan earthquake: Nine killed, more aftershocks expected

Washington D. C, Apr. 15 : The deadly earthquake which struck Japan yesterday has left at least nine people dead and stict caution is being maintained as more aftershocks are expected.

According to CNN, search crews are still looking for people trapped under collapsed buildings.

The magnitude-6.2 quake struck near Ueki, the U. S. Geological Survey said. Dozens of smaller aftershocks followed.

Two deaths occurred in Mashiki, the Kumamoto Prefecture office said. One person died in a collapsed house, and the other died in a fire caused by the quake.

Nearly 800 people were injured, 50 severely. The prefecture office said 44,449 people had evacuated.


Barack Obama to head to London to warn against Brexit

Barack Obama to head to London to warn against Brexit

Washington: US President Barack Obama will head to London next week to join the international chorus of leaders imploring Britain not to leave the European Union.

The White House said yesterday the president will arrive in Britain on April 21 for a three-day visit, just two months before the country votes in an referendum on the issue.

"He will make very clear that this is decision for the people of the United Kingdom to make," Obama's close foreign policy adviser Ben Rhodes told reporters.

"But we have no closer friend in the world and if we are asked our view as a friend, we'll offer it."

Rhodes said Obama would be "very straightforward and candid as a friend as to why the US believes that it is good for the UK to remain in the EU."


Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama have tense ties, says book

Hillary Clinton, Michelle Obama have tense ties, says book

Washington, April 14 : US First Lady Michelle Obama continues to "resent" Democrat front-runner Hillary Clinton due to the "bad blood left over from the bruising" 2008 campaign, a new book has alleged.

In "First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies", best-selling author Kate Andersen Brower delves into the intricate relationships between the nation's first ladies, New York Daily News reported on Wednesday.

"The 2008 presidential campaign left deep and lasting scars on both the Hillary and Obama camps, and they are still shockingly fresh," Brower wrote, citing countless interviews with former aides to both women and their husbands.

"I don't think that Michelle thought much of the Clintons," a former Obama adviser said in one such sit-down with Brower.


Trump campaign manager won't be prosecuted for assault

Trump campaign manager won't be prosecuted for assault

Washington, April 14 : Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump's campaign manager will not be prosecuted on a charge of misdemeanour battery over allegations he grabbed the arm of a reporter.

Trump campaign social media director Dan Scavino posted on his Facebook page late Wednesday night that the charge would not be pressed against Corey Lewandowski, Fox News reported on Thursday.

The decision not to prosecute Lewandowski was first reported by political-journalism organisation, Politico.

Palm Beach County State Attorney David Aronberg was scheduled to formally announce his decision on Thursday afternoon.


India has potential to do better than 7.5%: FM Jaitley

India has potential to do better than 7.5%: FM Jaitley

Washington: India has the potential to grow at a faster pace on the back of healthy monsoon rains, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said.

The minister, who is on a 10-day visit to the United States, spoke at an event organised here on Wednesday by the American think- tank Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

"On 7.5 percent by global standards or by world standards, in the current situation are we doing well? The answer is Yes. But by our own requirement standards are we doing well enough? I think, we can do better," Jaitley said at the event.


Soon, you could be wearing computers in your clothes

Soon, you could be wearing computers in your clothes

Washington D. C, Apr 14 : Clothes with computer components that can gather, store or transfer data has come closer to reality after a team of researchers could embroider electronic circuits into fabric with 0.1 mm precision.

With further development, the Ohio State University researchers' technology could lead to shirts that act as antennas for your smart phone or tablet, workout clothes that monitor your fitness level, sports equipment that monitors athletes' performance, a bandage that tells your doctor how well the tissue beneath it is healing or even a flexible fabric cap that senses activity in the brain.


Who gets to see `GoT` first? It's President Obama

Who gets to see `GoT` first? It's President Obama

Washington D. C., April 14 : President Barack Obama will get to know Jon Snow's fate before everyone else.

During a recent ' Game of Thrones' premiere, David Benioff and Dan Weiss confirmed the news that the US President wanted the episodes of their ultra-secret show ahead of their debut on HBO, reports the Entertainment Weekly.

The news is that he will be seeing the upcoming series before anyone else does.

Weiss said, "Yes, He's the leader of the free world."

Last month, HBO confirmed that, for the first time ever, critics and reviewers wouldn't receive early copies of the episodes.

For the rest of the world, 'GoT' returns on April 24. (ANI)


Trump camp 'acting like thugs'

Trump camp 'acting like thugs'

Washington, April 14 : Republican presidential hopeful and Texas Senator Ted Cruz has accused opponent and front-runner Donald Trump's supporters of "acting like union boss thugs" in pursuit of the party nomination.

"Donald and his team, it's almost like they're subjects in a course in clinical psychology. The conduct they do, literally, they accuse others of doing," Cruz said during CNN's town hall on Wednesday night.

Citing threats Indiana police have reported against delegates, Cruz said, "We shouldn't be intimidating delegates."

"What Donald doesn't like is losing elections," the Texas senator said.

Cruz also predicted Trump would have trouble getting the support of Republicans at a contested convention.


Facebook getting more popular among oldies

Facebook getting more popular among oldies

Washington D. C, Apr 13 : Since its launch in 2004, the landscape of Facebook is constantly changing and now, a recent study suggests that the social networking site might have just got old as more seniors are logging in.

The Penn State researchers said that older adults, who are Facebook's fastest growing demographic, are joining the social network to stay connected and make new connections, just like college kids who joined the site decades ago.

Researcher Eun Hwa Jung said that earlier studies suggested a positive relationship between bonding and bridging social capital and Facebook use among college students, but this study extends this finding to senior citizens.


India has potential to grow between 8 to 10%, says CEA Arvind Subramanian

India has potential to grow between 8 to 10%, says CEA Arvind Subramanian

Washington: India's economy has the potential to grow between eight to 10 percent if the country continues the pace of reforms, Chief Economic Adviser (CEA) Arvind Subramanian has said.

"There is no doubt that India needs to grow very rapidly to be a leading power (of the world). My own view is that India's potential growth is somewhere between eight to 10 percent," Subramanian told a Washington audience.

In Washington ahead of the US visit of the Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to attend the annual spring meeting of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, Subramanian said, "It's worth noting that India has been growing at 6 to 6.5 percent for the last 35 years."


Appreciate India's support for people, government of Afghanistan: US

Appreciate India's support for people, government of Afghanistan: US

Washington D. C., Apr. 12 : The United States has extended its appreciation towards India's role in promoting a stable and prosperous region in Afghanistan saying that they value the support that India has given to the government of the war-torn nation.

"I think we certainly do appreciate the support that India has given for the people and the government of Afghanistan, including trade ties, security, development assistance, and India's role in promoting a stable and prosperous region," State Department Deputy Spokesman Mark Toner said in a press briefing yesterday.


Hillary Clinton emails careless but did not jeopardise security: Barack Obama

Hillary Clinton emails careless but did not jeopardise security: Barack Obama

Washington: The Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton did not "jeopardise" national security, but was "careless" in managing her emails when she was Secretary of State, the US President Barack Obama said today as he promised an independent probe in the controversy.

"I continue to believe that she has not jeopardised America's national security. Now what I've also said is that -- and she has acknowledged -- that there's a carelessness, in terms of managing e-mails, that she has owned, and she recognises," Obama told Fox News in an interview.

Obama was responding to a question on an ongoing FBI probe into the emails and private email server which Clinton hosted at her home when she served as the Secretary of State in the first term of Obama Administration.


Obama reveals 'worst mistake' of his Presidency

Obama reveals 'worst mistake' of his Presidency

Washington D. C., Apr. 11 : In a surprising revelation, United States President Barack Obama said that the worst mistake of his presidency was the sheer lack of planning by his government in the aftermath of the 2011 toppling of Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi.

CNN quoted the President from his interview to Fox News saying, "probably failing to plan for the day after what I think was the right thing to do in intervening in Libya,"

In a statement to CNN, a National Security Council spokesman tried to justify Obama's remarks, reassuring that the alliance between the United Kingdom and United States remains strong.


23 killed in Peru bus accident

23 killed in Peru bus accident

Washington, Apr. 9 : At least 23 people have been killed and 32 injured after a bus plunged into a river in the Andes Mountains in south-eastern Peru.

The passengers were travelling from Puerto Maldonado city on Thursday to Cusco city, some of whom were on their way to vote in Peru's presidential election on Sunday.

"The bus ended up nearly completely submerged in the river. That made the rescue brigade's work difficult," abc. net. au quoted police spokesman Linio Sanchez Urcos town as saying.

The bus had rushed into the Mapacho River in a sparsely populated rural area.

The injured were immediately rushed to hospitals in Cusco and a nearby town.


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