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The United Nations World Food Program (WFP) Friday said "a critical shortage of funding" has forced a reduction in the number of Syrian refugees the agency can assist through an innovative electronic voucher system in Turkey. The country hosts the largest number of asylum-seekers fleeing fighting in...

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday expressed disappointment at unsuccessful conclusion of peace talks in South Sudan and the failure of President Salva Kiir and former Vice President Riek Machar to display statesmanship and reach a power-sharing deal. The security situation in the world's...

The United Nations Security Council on Friday adopted a resolution strongly condemning the use of any toxic chemical, such as chlorine, as a weapon in Syria and those using such weapons must be held accountable. On a resolution put forth by the U.S. and adopted, the Council expressed deep concern...

Gopro-030615.jpg An octopus, tired of being photographed, tried its hand at photography. Filmmaker and digital media producer Benjamin Savard was making a video on octopuses for the science department at Middlebury College in Vermont when an octopus grabbed the camera and took few snaps of Savard. "I tried to get...

ElNino-030615.jpg The drought crisis in California will not abate any time soon despite the onset of a somewhat weak El Nino, endangering crops and putting farmers and others to hardship.

Self-driving-cars-030615.jpg Adoption of self-driving cars could save up to $190 billion annually in damages and hospital bills as well as drastically reduce auto accidents in the U.S., according to a new study. The study-- "Autonomous Driving -- 10 Ways in Which Autonomous Vehicles Could Reshape Our Lives"-- conducted by McKinsey...

MandarinOriental-031615.jpg Hong-Kong-based luxury hotel chain Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group confirmed Friday that the credit card network at some of its hotels in the U.S. and Europe were hacked and card data has been stolen. The group said the data has been accessed without authorization and in violation of both civil and criminal law.

NASA's Dawn spacecraft has become the first mission to achieve orbit around a dwarf planet. NASA announced that the spacecraft was approximately 38,000 miles (61,000) kilometers from Ceres when it was captured by the dwarf planet's gravity at about 7:39 a.m. EST Friday. Mission controllers at NASA's...

A United Nations expert group on discrimination against women has warned that progress and achievements made over the last hundred years in the fight for women's equality are under constant threat. "We are seeing regressive signs, often in the name of culture, religion, and traditions, that threaten...

ApplePay-031615.jpg A spurt in unauthorized purchase on Apple Pay is suspected to be using stolen card data from major retailers, WSJ reported. Apple Pay uses tap of a mobile phone, that are directly connected to the bank accounts, to make payments.

Tradebalance-030615.jpg Reflecting a notable decrease in the value of imports, the Commerce Department released a report on Friday showing that the U.S. trade deficit narrowed in line with economist estimates in the month of January.

UnEmploymentRate-030615.jpg With employment in the U.S. climbing by much more than anticipated, the Labor Department released a report on Friday showing that the unemployment rate fell to its lowest level in well over six years in the month of February.

lung-cancer-030615.jpg U.K. is planning to use genetically modified bone marrow to treat lung cancer. Scientists at the University College hospital in London plans to enroll 56 patients in the first phase of the experiment. The trial is funded by the Medical Research Council.

ISIL-Twitter-030615.jpg A new US study claims that from September through December 2014, at least 46,000 Twitter accounts were used by apparent supporters of the terrorist organization, the Islamic State (ISIS). The study, titled "ISIS Twitter Census," answers fundamental questions about how many Twitter users support ISIS, who and where they are, and how they participate in its highly organized online activities. JM B

harrison-ford-030615.jpg Actor and experienced pilot Harrison Ford survived miraculously after a plane crash in California. The 72-year old actor, who was alone on the plane, opted for an emergency landing over Penmar golf course, when the engine of the second world war era vintage plane stopped suddenly.

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