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Human Rights Watch says that at least 37 civilians, including six women and nine children, were killed in Syrian-Russian joint military operation that included the use of internationally banned cluster munitions in at least 14 attacks across five Syrian governorates since January 26. The New York...

whitehouse-020816.jpg Amid the outbreak of the Zika virus in Latin America, the White House announced Monday the administration is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to combat the disease.

The World Health Organization has said that the Zika virus is spreading geographically to four previously unaffected countries of South America-Caribbean region. WHO said Monday that between 27 and 30 January, PAHO/WHO was notified of cases of Zika virus infection in Costa Rica, Curaçao, Jamaica and...

Growing number of Syrian refugees, who fled to Iraq to escape the fighting in Syria, are now returning home to their war-ravaged country for medical reasons and unbearable cost of living. Ground down by the protracted exile, they find it too expensive to get treatment in Iraq, UNHCR quoted refugees...

Scientists have discovered a new species of luminous creatures in the Red Sea, living in colonies as garlands of 'fluorescent lanterns' and emitting a green glow. During the study of the biodiversity of coral reefs of the archipelago Farasan in Saudi Arabia, south of the Red Sea, researchers observed...

Blockbuster film 'Inside Out' has triumphed Annie Awards after taking home 10 trophies, including the coveted best animated feature accolade. The emotional Pixar film's director, Pete Docter, picked up outstanding achievement for directing and shared the outstanding achievement for writing with Meg LeFauve...

British-Airways-020816.jpg After several years of discussions and disputes, British Airways has at last agreed to change its dress code for its women employees on board.

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India has blocked Facebook's Free Basics internet service inside the country. The scheme offered free access to a limited number of websites. However it was opposed by supporters of net neutrality who argued that data providers should not favor some online services...

MVP Von Miller had a pair of key forced fumbles that led to touchdowns as the Denver Broncos rode their defense to a 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers in Super Bowl 50 in San Francisco. In what may have been the final game of quarterback Peyton Manning's Hall of Fame career, the Broncos never...

The United Nations Security Council strongly condemned the missile launched by North Korea or the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), and announced that it will "expeditiously" adopt a new resolution in response to "these dangerous and serious violations." "The members of the Security Council...

North Korea launched a long-range rocket on Sunday, claiming it carried a satellite into orbit. But the launch was denounced by North Korea's neighbors and the U.S. as a long-range missile test that challenges the international community. The rocket was launched around 9.30 am local time from North...

U.S. astronaut Edgar Mitchell who walked on Moon on Apollo 14 mission in 1971 died in Lake Worth, Florida on Thursday. He was 85 and was going to celebrate the 45th anniversary of his moon mission on Friday.

An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 killed eight people in Taiwan. Hundreds are injured and many are trapped in the fallen buildings. Reports said seven people were killed in Tainan city in South Taiwan, when a 16 storied office building toppled after shacking violently. Five aftershocks were felt in the...

Obama-020516.jpg Following the release of a report showing the U.S. unemployment rate at a nearly eight-year low in January, President Barack Obama took the opportunity on Friday to tout the economic progress made in recent years.

Hilary-Clinton-0201516.jpg After the Iowa Democratic caucuses finished in a virtual dead heat earlier this week, the results of a new Quinnipiac University poll show former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in a statistical tie nationally.

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