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US marks 12th anniversary of 9/11 attacks


Americans Wednesday marked the 12th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 attacks in somber fashion, with ceremonies of remembrance in New York and Washington.

NASA spacecraft detects 10 super massive black holes


In a major milestone, NASA’s (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) new black-hole-hunter spacecraft — Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array (NuSTAR) — has detected its first 10 super massive black holes, lying at the hearts of distant galaxies between 0.3 and 11.4 billion light-years from Earth.

Obama says US can’t turn ‘blind eye’ to Syria

Inaction is not an option for the United States in Syria after a horrendous chemical attack, President Barack Obama said Saturday as he urged holdout lawmakers to back a military strike.

Obama weighs Egypt aid suspension


US officials say President Barack Obama’s top national security aides have recommended that the US suspend hundreds of millions of dollars in military and economic assistance to Egypt in response to the Egyptian military’s ouster of the country’s first democratically elected leader.

Pettersen claims Safeway Classic


Norway’s Suzann Pettersen shook off an early double-bogey to post a final-round 65 and win the LPGA Safeway Classic by two strokes on Sunday.

Obama, security team meet on Syria chemical attack

US President Barack Obama met with his top national security advisors early Saturday to discuss the response to Syria’s alleged use of chemical weapons, a White House official said.

Huge California wildfire spreads into Yosemite


A giant wildfire raging out of control spread into Yosemite National Park as authorities urged more evacuations in nearby communities where thousands fled during the week as flames marched through the timbered slopes of the western Sierra Nevada.

Snowden suspected of covering electronic tracks


The US government’s efforts to determine which highly classified materials leaker Edward Snowden took from the National Security Agency (NSA) have been frustrated by Snowden’s sophisticated efforts to cover his digital trail by deleting or bypassing electronic logs, government officials said. Such logs would have showed what information Snowden viewed or downloaded.

Chemical weapons use in Syria: US reaches out to world leaders

The United States has been reaching out to world leaders amidst reports of use of chemical weapons by Syria’s Assad regime, with the Pentagon moving military assets, in particular a naval ship, near the country.

Facebook launching project to make Internet more affordable


Facebook Inc's Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg has enlisted Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, Qualcomm Inc and four other companies for a project aimed at bringing Internet access to people around the world

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