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Australian police, after a series of raids, arrested five teenagers who were planning for a terrorist attack next week. The five member team, all aged 18-19 years, was inspired by Islamic State outfit. They were targeting a high profile attack on April 25 at the Anzac Day, the centenary celebration...

A suicide bomb attack in Jalalabad in Afghanistan killed 33 people and more than 100 were injured. The explosion was outside New Kabul bank in eastern Nangarhar province and police suspect that the suicide bomber came in a bike. There was a second explosion, probably from a bomb tied to a motorcycle,...

Gas explosion in Fresno in California injured 11 people on Friday afternoon. Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) said workers who are not affiliated with the company have struck a 12-inch natural gas transmission pipeline and the gas leaked was ignited due to the dig-in.

Aerial pictures published by the U.S. based Center for Strategic and International Studies showed that China is constructing an air strip at the South China Sea. The airstrip in the artificial island is said to be more than 3 kilometers long and can accommodate aircraft of any type. The airstrip...

Former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's right-hand Izzat Ibrahim al Douri was reported killed in a fighting in North Baghdad. He is believed to be behind the recent insurgency in the State, with the backing of ISIS. Douri was one among the most wanted Saddam-era leaders and he has been evading since...

Experts in the field of cyber-crime on Friday, urged strong partnerships between the public and private sectors to create a safer digital landscape, at the United Nations Crime Congress under way in Doha, Qatar. "Cybercrime has become an established threat to the security of States and individuals...

The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) on Friday appealed for $30 million in aid to carry out life-sustaining assistance to 18,000 civilians from besieged Yarmouk refugee camp, including 3,500 children. The appeal for $30 million is part of the UNRWA Syria Crisis...

Speaking at World Bank's annual spring meetings in Washington, D.C. on Friday, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon stressed that the "last mile" on the road to eradicating the Ebola epidemic may be the toughest. While indicating important progress over recent months in fighting the epidemic, Ban said,...

Skidmore-041715.jpg While recent polls have shown Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker performing well in potential Republican primaries, the results of a new Marquette Law School survey suggest that his presidential ambitions may be weighing on his approval rating in his home state.

USCapitol-Trade-041715.jpg Leaders of the tax-writing committees in both the House and Senate announced an agreement Thursday on legislation that would help clear the way for President Barack Obama to complete an historic multi-national trade agreement.

International Campaign For Tibet said on Friday that In its most recent annual Tibet Negotiations Report to Congress, the State Department notes that "The Dalai Lama's representatives and Chinese officials from the United Front Work Department have not met directly since the ninth round of dialogue in...

For one week in late April, more than 200 experts from 70 countries and five international organizations will gather at IAEA headquarters to discuss the latest trends related to assessment and prognosis in response to a nuclear or radiological emergency. The International Experts Meeting (IEM) on...

LeadingIndicatorIndex-041715.jpg The Conference Board released a report Friday morning showing a continued increase by its index of leading U.S. economic indicators in the month of March, although the index rose by less than economists had expected.

CONSUMER-RETAIL_17Apr15.jpg Consumer sentiment in the U.S. has improved by more than expected in the month of April, according to a report released by the University of Michigan on Friday. The report showed that the preliminary reading on the consumer sentiment index for April came in at 95.9.

walmart-041715.jpg Earlier this week, retail giant Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. temporarily closed five stores and laid off 2,200 workers, citing an unusual reason - "recurring plumbing problems." Wal-Mart said these stores apparently have plumbing issues that require extensive repairs, which will take about six months to complete.

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