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The United States has decided to lift the holds on security assistance to the Bahrain Defense Force and National Guard that were implemented following Bahrain's crackdown on demonstrations in 2011. "While we do not think that the human rights situation in Bahrain is adequate - as our statement on...

IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano met U.S. Secretary of State John KerryMonday to discuss the ongoing negotiations between Iran and the so-called P5+1 countries. The meeting in Vienna was part of the IAEA's continued engagement with P5+1 and Iran to help make a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action technically...

microsoft-layoff-063015.jpg Software giant Microsoft Corp. will cut 1,200 jobs as it shuts down its web display advertising business and hands the operations over to AOL Inc. and AppNexus Inc., Bloomberg reported Monday, citing a person with knowledge of the matter. Microsoft is closing the business as it plans to sharpen focus on key areas.

Wimbledon defending champion Novak Djokovic opened his title defense with a 6-4, 6-4, 6-4 win over Philipp Kohlschreiber in the first round Monday. It was his first match since losing the French Open final three weeks ago. In the Women's section, Serena Williams is up and running after a scratchy...

ford-062915.jpg Automaker Ford Motor Co. will launch a pilot car-sharing program for select customers in six U.S. cities and in London. Ford Motor Credit said the pilot program, "Peer-2-Peer Car Sharing," will be offered to 14,000 customers in six U.S. cities and to 12,000 customers in London.

Solar-impulse-062915.jpg After waiting for nearly two months for a clear weather window, a Swiss long-range solar-powered plane has resumed its record-breaking journey across the Pacific Ocean. Already behind schedule in an endeavor to fly around the world in five months to encourage the use of clean technologies, the so-called Solar Impulse-2 attempts the eighth and longest leg of the mission, between Japan and Hawaii.

DavidSweat-062915.jpg The twenty two days of intense search for the murder convicts, who escaped from the highly guarded Clinton Correctional Facility, ended Sunday, as sergeant Cook shot down and captured David Sweat from woodlands in upstate New York. Sweat was seriously wounded and has been admitted to a local hospital.

The second U.S. prisoner who escaped from a maximum-security New York prison earlier this month was caught after being shot by police on Sunday. David Sweat, who has been on the run after he and his cell-mate Richard Matt broke their cell walls using power tools on 6 June to escape from the Clinton...

Five people have been killed and 16 others injured after two suicide bombers attacked a hospital in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State in northeastern Nigeria. The bombs exploded when two women trying to get in to the hospital were searched at the entrance, killing themselves, two security guards and another person.

The death toll in the devastating heatwave through the Sindh province in Pakistan has climbed to near 1,250 as per the latest count, with at least 32 deaths in Karachi alone on Saturday. Hospitals in Pakistan's largest city Karachi, have reportedly treated over 80,000 people with symptoms of heatstroke...

At least 12 people were killed when suspected Islamist militants attacked a military camp in western Mali, close to its border with Mauritania early Saturday morning. Reports citing the Mali Defense Ministry said three soldiers and nine militants were among those killed. Although the assailants could...

Over 500 people were injured in a raging blaze at a recreational water park just outside Taiwan's capital Taipei. The fire and explosion occurred on the main stage of the Formosa Water Park, an amusement facility in New Taipei City. Reports say the fire broke out late Saturday evening, towards the...

Social network Facebook has launched a new tool for its users to show off their support for marriage equality. The launch of the new 'Celebrate Pride' tool by Facebook was announced by co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on his personal page. It was launched shortly after the U.S. Supreme...

Richard Matt, one of two U.S. prisoners who were escaped from a maximum-security New York prison, was shot and killed by police after a massive three-week manhunt, reports aid on Friday. Matt was shot dead in an area near the prison, in Franklin County in upstate New York, around the border with...

The value of European Union imports of goods from China in 2014 reached EUR 302.5 billion in 2014, from EUR 129.2 billion in 2004. This a significant increase over the last decade, except for the drop recorded in 2009 following the financial crisis, . Exports, which did not decline in 2009, have...

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