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metro-052316.jpg The long-awaited first metro line linking Los Angeles to the sea, the Expo Line extension to Santa Monica, opened amid fanfare Friday, with Mayor Eric Garcetti, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro), and state and local officials officially dedicating it to the people. Now, for the first time in a generation, passengers can take a train from Downtown L.A. to the coa

The United States has completely lifted decades-old ban on lethal weapon sales to Vietnam. This was announced by President Barack Obama at a joint press conference with his Vietnamese counterpart President Tran Dai Quang in Hanoi Monday. It is a clear proof that both countries have completely normalized...

Defending champion Stan Wawrinka survived a real scare against free-swinging Czech Lukas Rosol in the opening round of French Open Tennis championship Monday. Wawrinka won the five-set battle with the score card reading 4-6, 6-1, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4. Despite dropping the first set and frittering away...

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has said that it is monitoring a total of 279 pregnant women in U.S. states and territories. To gain a more complete picture of the impact of Zika virus infection during pregnancy, CDC has begin reporting the total number of pregnant women with...

spaceshuttle-India-052316.jpg India has successfully launched its first-ever indigenous space shuttle RLV-TD, capable of launching satellites into orbit around earth and then re-enter the atmosphere. The unmanned model space shuttle significantly cuts the cost of space exploration. The 6.5 meter-long scale model was developed...

NATO chief has said that with the killing of Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansur, a major hurdle that stood in the way of talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban, blocking the prospects for progress towards peace and reconciliation for Afghanistan, has been removed. Under Mullah...

US President Barack Obama has confirmed the death of Mullah Mansur, the leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan. He was killed in an airstrike by a U.S. drone Saturday while Mansur was riding in a vehicle in a remote area near the town of Ahmad Wal, Pakistan, along the border with Afghanistan. Obama...

The Pakistani Foreign Ministry said that On late Saturday 21st May, 2016, the United States shared information that a drone strike was carried out in Pakistan near the Pakistan-Afghanistan border area, in which reportedly the Afghan Taliban leader Mullah Akhter Mansoor was targeted. Pakistan said that...

The U.S. military conducted an airstrike inside Pakistan that likely killed Mullah Mansur, the leader of the Taliban in Afghanistan, according to several media reports. The strike by a U.S. drone was conducted at about 6 a.m. EDT Saturday while Mansur was riding in a vehicle in a remote area near...

trump-052016.jpg While the Wall Street Journal has not always been the biggest fan of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, the newspaper's editorial board praised the real estate tycoon's list of potential Supreme Court nominees.

bernie-052016.jpg Democratic leaders have expressed concerns about whether Bernie Sanders supporters will get behind Hillary Clinton, but the results of a new Gallup poll suggest the rank and file are not worried about the ongoing campaign damaging the party.

capitol2-052016.jpg In a rare scene in the typically subdued U.S. capitol, the House floor erupted in chaos on Thursday after Republicans narrowly blocked an amendment to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from discrimination. The amendment failed by a vote of 212 to 213 after several Republicans changed their votes.

Google has received patent for an adhesive coating on its self-driving cars that would stick humans to the hood like flypaper, and avoid any nasty injuries if hit a pedestrian, media reported. The patent describes a layer of adhesive on a car's hood, front bumper and possibly front side panels sealed...

Ten new reactors were connected to the grid in 2015, the highest number since 1990, according to the 2016 edition of 'Nuclear Power Reactors in the World', published last week. The global statistics recorded in this annual publication on nuclear power reactors show that as of 31 December 2015, the...

capitol-052016.jpg A broad appropriations bill including $1.1 billion in funding to combat the Zika virus received bipartisan support in the Senate on Thursday. The Senate voted 89 to 8 in favor of the legislation, which provides funding for transportation infrastructure, veterans programs and military construction.

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