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ww2ship-030415.jpg Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen's maritime plunge took an exciting yet somber turn, after he found the wreck of a once-feared World War II Japanese battleship that met its doom by enemy torpedoes decades ago near the Philippines.

LostCity-Honduras-030415.jpg A team of archaeologists from Colorado State University and the Honduran Institute of Anthropology and History have discovered ruins of an unexplored city believed to have been built by a vanished culture in Honduras. The site's artifacts date from A.D. 1000 to 1400, however, it is not yet clear about...

supremecourt-030415.jpg President Barack Obama's signature domestic achievement was back on the docket at the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, as the court heard oral arguments in a case that could potentially deal a fatal blow to the healthcare reform law known as Obamacare.

SonyVirtualRealityHeadset-030415.jpg Sony said it plans to release its virtual-reality headset next year, giving gamers something more to cheer about when using their playstation 4 console.

Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on Wednesday admitted he took part in the attacks that killed three people and reportedly injured as many as 264 others. Tsarnaev, 21, faces 30 charges in US District Court in Boston, some of which carry a possible death penalty, for the explosions...

mcdonalds-030415.jpg McDonald's said its restaurants in the U.S. would source antibiotics-free chicken within two years as part of efforts by the fast food giant to fight multi-drug resistant "superbugs" and protect immunity in consumers.

USsoldiers-030415.jpg Even after more than a decade of war in Iraq and Afghanistan, the results of a Quinnipiac University National poll show that the vast majority of American voters support sending U.S. ground troops to fight the terrorist group known as the Islamic State.

forbes-030415.jpg Bill Gates of Microsoft is once again the world's richest in the Forbes list of billionaires, with an unchallenged wealth of $79.2 billion. Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim Helu is in the second position with $77.1 billion of net worth.

ismnon-030415.jpg Activity in the U.S. service sector unexpectedly grew at a slightly faster rate in the month of February, according to a report released by the Institute for Supply Management on Wednesday.

eurostar-030415.jpg The British government is selling off its entire 40 percent interest in channel-tunnel train operator Eurostar International Ltd. The move is part of the government's plan to raise 20 billion British pounds by 2020 through privatizations to reduce its public sector deficit. The government announced that it was inviting offers for the stake sale in October 2014.

Australia blasted their way to the highest ever World Cup cricket total in a pool A match they won by 275 runs against Afghanistan Wednesday. The hosts scored 417 for 6 in Perth before bowling out the Asian team for 142 runs. Australian opener David Warner scored 178 off 133 balls, which is the...

ADP-030415.jpg Payroll processor ADP released a report on Wednesday that once again showed solid private sector job growth above 200,000 jobs in the month of February, although the pace of growth saw a notable slowdown compared to the previous month.

Rapist-030415.jpg India ordered all news channels in the country not to carry a controversial interview with one of the convicts of the Nirbhaya gang-rape case that rattled its capital. British Film maker Leslee Udwin interviewed the convict Mukesh Singh for her documentary "India's daughter" and the preview itself attracted waves of protest from various quarters.

Hearing-loss-030415.jpg More than 1 billion teenagers and young adults are at risk of hearing loss due to the unsafe use of personal audio devices and exposure to damaging levels of sound at noisy entertainment venues, according to World Health Organization (WHO). Data from studies in middle- and high-income countries analyzed by WHO indicate that among the age group of 12-35 years, nearly 50 percent are exposed to unsaf

The US Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award 2015 will be presented to 10 extraordinary women from 10 countries on Thursday. Deputy Secretary Higginbottom will present the award at an afternoon ceremony at the U.S. Department of State, where First Lady Michelle Obama will join...

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