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Remembering Hiroshima Day, with Death Toll at 164621 So Far

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Residents in Hiroshima observed a minute of silence today marking the 72nd anniversary of the first atom bomb usage on August 6, 1945 by the US to end World War Two, bringing peace to the world but the death toll has climbed up to 164,621 so far. The event at Hiroshima’s memorial park was witnessed by people who released thousands ...

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Ed Sheeran Calls it Quits on Twitter Saga over Lady Gaga

The singer and song writer Ed Sheeran had a harrowing time for his remarks published in a na interview in “The Sun” magazine on Monday. The singer had said he would cease to be active on Twitter, the social media platform in a huff until Lady Gaga herself came to his rescue. In her typical rescue mission, Lady Gaga shared ...

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Japan Parliament Allows Emperor to Abdicate Throne For Son

Japan’s Upper House passed the special bill on Friday, paving the way for Emperor Akihito to step down and pass the throne to his eldest son, Crown Prince Naruhito, a week after the bill was passed by the lower house. Once regarded divine power, the oldest monarchy of Japan will undergo another major change with the passage of the Special ...

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SouthWest 72-Hr Sale Offer Now Available for Less than $100

Southwest Airlines in the US is selling its round-trip ticket for less than $100 round trip and less than $49 for single trip as part of its big twice-a-year fare sale. Based on distance, the price of flights begin at $49 each way on shortest routes and hovers around $79, $99 or $129 one-way for longer flights. The time period ...

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Stratolaunch, World Largest Twin Aircraft Rolls Out for Fuel Test

For the first time ever, the Stratolaunch aircraft moved out of the hangar to conduct aircraft fueling tests. This marks the completion of the initial aircraft construction phase and transition into the aircraft ground and flight testing phase. (credit: Stratolaunch Systems Corp.)

Stratolaunch Systems, Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s aviation firm has just rolled out the much awaited world’s largest twin aircraft today weighing 227,000kg and resting on 28 wheels for the first time to undergo fueling tests. The Stratolaunch aircraft is the world’s largest plane by wingspan, measuring 385 ft.(117m) against the previous record holder the Spruce Goose with 97.5m from wingtip ...

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Meet Ananya Vinay, Winner of 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee Contest

Ananya Vinay, 12, soon after winning the Scripps Spelling Bee contest 2017 (Video Grab)

Ananya Vinaya, 12, missed last year’s Spelling Bee final round when she misspelt a relatively easy word, “multivalent” but this year she was able to hone up her skills and never looked back until she broke the final tie with Rohan Rajeev. A sixth-grade student from Fresno, California, Ananya won the 90th Scripps National Spelling Bee by spelling “marocain,” (French ...

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White House Spokesman Explains What ‘Covfefe’ Means…

The brouhaha stirred by US President Donald Trump’s tweet using a unique word ‘covfefe’ has a cryptic explanation, going by White House press secretary Sean Spicer. “The president and a small group of people know exactly what he meant,” Spicer told reporters during a press briefing, evoking heckles from the mediaperson who were actually targeted by Trump in his tweet. ...

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Watch Angry Pedestrian’s Funny Youtube Video Going Viral Now

Here is a funny video going viral on Youtube, captured wisely spanning less than a minute. It shows a middle-aged man in Adelaide, who was crossing the road with his dog. Unprovoked, he gesticulates angrily and abuses the driver. But he forgets that he was running head long to hit a pole and the video title says, “Angry Pedestrian Gets ...

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Ramadan Month Begins: Here’s How it’s Observed Around Globe

Ramadan or Ramzan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, and lasts 29–30 days based on the visual sightings of the crescent moon, according to numerous biographical accounts compiled in the hadiths. Muslims observe fast during the daylight throughout the month considered a blessed month and they abstain from food, drink, and other physical needs during the day time as a ...

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Japan Rewrites History, Allows Emperor to Abdicate Throne

Then Crown Prince Akihito on his wedding day, 10 April 1959

Once regarded divine power, the oldest monarchy of Japan will undergo another major change with the passage of a bill by the government to let the current aged Emperor Akihito to abdicate the throne for his Oxford-educated son and Crown Prince Naruhito. After the defeat in World War II, Japan’s then Emperor Hirohito denounced “the false conception that the emperor ...

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Kulbhushan Jadhav ICJ Verdict: What Next?

The International Court of Justice today gave out its verdict on India’s plea on Kulbhushan Jadhav death sentence case in Pakistan, saying the Indian should have been given consular access. The 11-judge bench of the ICJ further stayed the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav by Pakistani military court until further notice and asserted its jursidiction over the case as per the ...

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Emergency Meeting Triggers Concern Over Queen Elizabeth’s Health Ahead of Elections

An emergency meeting of royal staff called at the Buckingham Palace on Thursday triggered concerns about the health of Queen Elizabeth, 91 and her consort, Prince Philip, 95. Though the Buckingham Palace official denied any cause for concern, the meeting’s urgency has remained the most-talked about issue in London today. After the meeting at 10 am, Buckingham Palace said in ...

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SpaceX to Launch Spy Satellite, Why Now?

On Sunday, SpaceX, the private space company vying for space supremacy, will launch its first national security and strategic satellite for the US military purportedly aimed at tracking the nuclear arsenal movements in nations like North Korea with more accuracy for possible targets of any air strikes. The US National Reconnaisance (spy) satellite called NROL-76 will be lifted off on ...

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North Korea Threatens Use of Nuclear Bombs if US Attacks

Beset with a direct confrontation with the US aircraft in the vicinity, North Korea on Tuesday warned of a nuclear attack on the United States even at a single sign of a pre-emptive strike. US Navy strike group has been sent recently towards the western Pacific as the Trump Administration is gearing up for a forceful action against North Korea, ...

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First Time India Becomes Net Exporter of Electricity to Neighbours

Central Electricity Authority of India has become for the firs time  a net importer of electricity to neighbouring Nepal and Bangladesh. In 2016-17 (April to February 2017), India has exported around 5,798 Million Units to Nepal, Bangladesh and Myanmar which is 213 Million units more than the import of around 5,585 Million units from Bhutan. Export to Nepal and Bangladesh ...

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London Attacker Acted Alone, Admits UK’s Scotland Yard Police

UK investigative police Scotland Yard has finally admitted that they could not establish any motive behind the London attacker Khalid Masood whose brazen act in front of the British Parliament led th whole world believe that he was a terrorist and some possibly linking him to ISIS, which unilaterally claimed responsibility knowing that the free credit should not be missed. ...

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Freak Incidents in London Trigger Fears of Terrorist Attack?

  In what was not in line with established terrorist attacks, a freak accident on Thames Bridge threw off chaos and later one man with knives was shot dead for attacking a policeman in front of the British Parliament. However, the Police are suspecting it to be a terrorist attack and investigating. But the incidents have raised alarm around parliament ...

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Preet Bharara Shown Exit Door by Trump or Fired Unceremoniously?

US attorney Preet Bharara, who made headlines when he arrested Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade and subjected her to strip search ignoring the diplomatic immunity she had, has been fired by US President Donald Trump despite earlier assurances in November that he could continue. The immediate cause was not known but Bharara, the United States attorney in Manhattan since 2009, did ...

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Fear Grips Indian Immigrants as America Returns to Cowboy Days

indian american racial attacks

The widow of Srinivas Kuchibhotla, shot to death amid war cry to “Get Out of My Country” by a white extremist candidly asked herself whether they belonged to America and rued that despite her pleadings to return to India, her late husband refused saying “good things happen to good people.” Not so when we recall the days of cowboy violence ...

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