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Obama-whitehouse-042115.jpg With Americans increasingly optimistic about the economy, the results of a new CNN/ORC International poll released on Tuesday showed President Barack Obama with a positive approval rating for the first time in nearly two years.

Netflix-042115.jpg High-flying Netflix may have yet another hit on its hands, as the company has ordered a spin-off of the hugely popular Full House series. Fuller House will star Candace Cameron-Bure, Jodie Sweetin and Andrea Barber, who played sisters D.J. Tanner and Stephanie Tanner, and D.J.'s bestie Kimmy Gibbler,...

Windows10-042115.jpg It is now known that Microsoft Corp. will launch the much-awaited new version of its operating system, Windows 10, in July. The news was not announced by Microsoft, but was inadvertently revealed by the CEO of chipmaker Advanced Micro Devices, Inc., Lisa Su.

BlueBell-Recall-042115.jpg Blue Bell Creameries has Tuesday voluntarily recalled all its products distributed to retail outlets on possible health risk as they could potentially be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The products involved are made at all of its facilities including ice cream, frozen yogurt, sherbet and frozen snacks.

WorldTradeCentre-042115.jpg An incredible time-lapse video from the New York Times illustrates the growth of the Manhattan skyline over five centuries, as viewed from an elevator going to the top of the city's tallest building. From marshy fields dotted with tiny settlements...

DwarfPlanet-042115.jpg NASA's Dawn spacecraft has now taken new images of bright spots on dwarf planet Ceres. The latest images give a stand out view of the two brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres, which have fascinated scientists for months. According to officials of NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the images were taken by Dawn on April 14 and 15 from a vantage point 14,000 miles above Ceres' north pole.

The US is sending an aircraft carrier, escorted by a guided-missile cruiser, to strengthen its patrols in the waters off Yemen, where an Iranian naval convoy is suspectedly carrying arms supply for Yemeni rebels. U.S. Naval Forces Central Command said the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, escorted...

Iranian police have charged Washington Post's Tehran correspondent, Jason Rezaian, with spying for "hostile governments" and spreading "propaganda." Washington Post reported that Jason's lawyer, Leila Ahsan, was permitted to hold her first substantive meeting with Jason at the Revolutionary Court...

Military training exercises in Ukraine for Fearless Guardian, and in the Philippines for the 31st iteration of Exercise Balikatan, both with the support of US forces, began Monday, the Pentagon said. During a briefing with Pentagon reporters, Army Col. Steve Warren said that about 300 Sky Soldiers...

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's tentacles are spreading beyond Iraq and Syria to Afghanistan and Libya, but the pressure of coalition air and ground power has weakened the terrorist group, the US Defense Department says. The focus on ISIL is to fight them now in Iraq and Syria, Pentagon...

The UN human rights chief has urged European Union (EU) governments to take a "more sophisticated, more courageous and less callous approach" in coping with the flows of migrants towards Europe. His comments follows the loss of some 700 lives after a boat carrying migrants capsized and sank over the...

The U.S. Justice Department on Monday said, six men from Minnesota were arrested and charged with conspiracy and attempt to provide material support to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. The men were arrested in Minnesota and San Diego as...

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday condemned the killing of a number of Ethiopian nationals in Libya by extremists affiliated with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). The Islamic State militants released a video on Saturday that purportedly shows executions of about 30 Ethiopians...

At least four workers of the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) were killed on Monday, after an attack on the minibus they were traveling in north-eastern Somalia. Four others were seriously injured in the roadside bomb explosion. The United Nations agency strongly condemned it as a "horrific attack on our...

realpossibilities-042015.jpg Mifflin West, a neighborhood in Madison, Wisconsin, has topped the list of top 10 "Most Livable Neighborhoods" in the U.S., according to a new survey from the American Association of Retired Persons. Surprisingly, popular states for retirees such as Florida and Arizona had cities way down on the list,...

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