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clinton-042715.jpg Facing increased scrutiny following the launch of Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, the Clinton Foundation has acknowledged mistakes on its tax returns in recent years.

GasPrice-042715.jpg Average price of regular gasoline in the U.S. increased about 13 cents or 5 percent in the past two weeks to $2.58 per gallon, according to the Lundberg survey. Higher gas price mainly reflects increase in crude oil prices; however, the price is still $1.11 below last year's price of $3.69 per gallon....

US-Iranflags-042715.jpg A majority of American voters support the preliminary agreement to restrict Iran's nuclear program, according to the results of a Quinnipiac University National poll released on Monday. The poll found that 58 percent of voters support the framework agreement.

China-Solar-042715.jpg China has surged ahead in solar installations, leaving all other countries in the world far behind in its wake. The country, the world's biggest energy consumer, has covered one third of the way towards reaching its ambitious target of attaining 100 gigawatts of installed solar capacity by 2020.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Monday called on governments to take urgent action to scrap all nuclear weapons. The call comes ahead of a crucial UN-hosted conference in New York at the end of this month, which will review progress on curbing the spread of nuclear weapons and eliminating...

Chipotle-042715.jpg Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. will now serve only food that is free of genetically modified ingredients, becoming the first national restaurant chain to be GMO-free. Starting Monday, the fast-food chain's tortillas, rice, chips and salsa, and marinades used to cook meat will not contain ingredients that are genetically modified. The news was first reported by the New York Times and CNN.

SilentHill-Game-042715.jpg Silent Hills, a survival horror video game, seems to be apparently canceled. The series was directed by Hideo Kojima in collaboration with Guillermo del Toro. However, Kojima left Konami, the publisher of the game in March.

obesity1-042715.jpg If calories are not reduced, exercise alone can have no effect on obesity, says British Sports Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal of sport and exercise medicine. The journal says the blame for expanding waist lines is directly on the type and amount of calories consumed and the poor diet generates more disease than physical inactivity, alcohol and smoking combined.

Newyork-Deli-042615.jpg New York City's famous Carnegie Deli was shut down Friday over a possible illegal gas connection. Building inspectors on Friday slapped a stop work order on Carnegie Deli reportedly following the discovery of the illegal gas connection.

The European Commission on Friday revealed clearance for the proposed acquisition of several assets of Holcim of Switzerland and of Lafarge of France by Irish building materials manufacturer CRH, under the EU Merger Regulation. The Commission concluded that the transaction would raise no competition...

The United States on Friday said that Russia-supported separatists in eastern Ukraine continue to prevent monitors of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE) from doing their jobs by blocking access to large areas of territory under their control. Spokesperson for the U.S....

HubbleTelescope-042415.jpg To commemorate the launch of Hubble telescope twenty-five year ago, NASA unveiled celestial fireworks as official image, marked by brilliant tapestry of young stars flaring to life.

Jenis-042415.jpg Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams revealed a voluntary recall of all its products and closing its scoop shops, citing the possible presence of Listeria monocytogenes. The Columbus, Ohio-based company said the ice creams, frozen yogurts, sorbets, and ice cream sandwiches being recalled were distributed in...

KermitTheFrog-042415.jpg Scientists at the Costa Rican Amphibian Research centre discovered a new species of lime-green glassfrog that looks exactly like the Kermit the Frog, the famous Muppet created by Jim Henson in 1955. The new species Diane's bare-hearted glassfrog with the scientific name Hyalinobatrachium dianae, has translucent skin through which the internal organs are visible.

HSBC-042415.jpg HSBC Holdings Plc said it will review whether to move its headquarters out of the UK, as the Asia-focused lender grapples with higher taxes and regulatory costs in the country. The company's announcement on Friday comes less than two weeks before the UK general election on May 7.

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