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MichaelBloomberg-020916.jpg Amid dissatisfaction with the level of discourse in the presidential campaign, former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has confirmed reports he is considering an independent bid for the White House.

JohnKasich-BernieSanders-020916.jpg Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and Ohio Gov. John Kasich received the most votes in the tiny New Hampshire community of Dixville Notch early Tuesday morning. The few residents of Dixville Notch traditionally vote at midnight, casting the first votes in the New Hampshire primary.

Chipotle-burritos-020916.jpg In a frantic effort to win back diners, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is offering free burritos to its customers. Forced to shut down the chain's nearly 2,000 outlets Monday after disastrous outbreaks of E. coli and norovirus caused by tainted food, Chipotle announced changes in its food safety measures,...

The damaging climate consequences of carbon emissions will grow and persist for millennia without a dramatic new global energy strategy, a new study has warned. Rising global temperatures, ice field and glacial melting and rising sea levels are among the climatic changes that could ultimately lead...

The rocket North Korea launched last week appeared to be more powerful than one they fired in 2012, with an increased range of 12,000 kilometres which puts most of the US within reach, South Korea claims. A South Korean defense ministry official said Tuesday that he three-stage rocket was confirmed...

British singer Adele has been officially named as the best-selling artist worldwide in 2015 after smashing chart records to smithereens by releasing her third album 25. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) announced that the 27-year-old singer was the highest selling musical...

A Sikh-American actor and designer has been barred from boarding a flight from Mexico City to New York after he refused to remove his turban during a security check. Waris Ahluwalia, 41, based in Manhattan, said he checked in at the Aeromexico airline's counter at Mexico City's international airport...

Pop star Beyonce has announced that she would embark on the Formation world tour from April 27. The North American trek is scheduled to open at Marlins Park in Miami, FL and hit stadiums across the country including Santa Clara, CA's Levi's Stadium where the Super Bowl game took place. Beyonce, 34,...

SundarPichai-020916.jpg Google chief Sundar Pichai is poised to become the highest-paid chief executive in the US after its parent company Alphabet awarded him $199 million in shares. Alphabet Inc. (GOOGL, GOOG) disclosed in a regulatory filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission that it awarded 273,328 shares to Pichai on February 3, worth $199 million. It will also make the Indian-American one of the highe

In a decision going against public opinion, the Canadian government announced that it will end air strikes targeting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria and bring home its six fighter jets on February 22. At the same time, Canada will triple the number of its special forces training Kurdish militia...

toyotaPrius-020816.jpg With a view to promoting the all new Prius brand in U.S., Toyota has launched a lighthearted commercial. It highlights the reinvention of the hybrid technology. The advertisement was aired during the first half of Super Bowl 50 and was well received in social media.

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...

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