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8 dead in Tennessee crash horror

Eight people were killed when a bus packed with members of a church group blew a tire and slammed into oncoming traffic, officials in the US state of Tennessee said Wednesday.

Solar storms can cause ‘space weather’ near Earth

Solar storms — powerful eruptions of material from the Sun and magnetic fields into interplanetary space — can cause “space weather” near earth, scientists have found.

Eating fish, nuts may not boost your brain

Scientists have found that foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon and nuts, may not benefit thinking skills, as some earlier studies have suggested.

PM: Expectations on Sharif meet lowered

Asserting that Pakistan remained the “epicentre of terror”, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Friday that expectations had to be “toned down” over his coming meeting with Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif

Obama speaks to Iranian President in first talk since 1979

In a dramatic move, US President Barack Obama on Saturday spoke to his Iranian counterpart Hassan Rouhani over phone - the first highest-level contact between 2 countries in more than 30 years - signalling hope of a rapprochement that has potential to transform the West Asia.

India, US eye 5-fold increase in commerce


Eyeing to increase 2-way commerce by 5 times from the current level of $ 100 billion, India and the US have vowed to expeditiously address all trade and investment policy issues to remove obstacles and improve business environment in both countries.

Obama promises PM to take up terror issue with Sharif

US President Barack Obama has promised to take up with Nawaz Sharif in a “frank” manner the issue of continued Pakistan-based terror directed against India as prime minister Manmohan Singh told him that progress in dialogue will depend on action on this front.

Obama extends rarest of rare gesture for PM

In a rarest of the rare gesture, US President Barack Obama personally walked down to the White House portico to see off prime minister Manmohan Singh after a meeting with him at the Oval Office.

US economy grew 2.5% in second quarter


The US economy grew at an annual rate of 2.5 percent in the second quarter, the Commerce Department said Thursday, leaving its prior estimate unchanged.

FBI releases chilling video of navy yard shooter


The gunman who slaughtered 12 people last week in Washington is seen darting through a navy building like a special forces operator in a chilling video released Wednesday.

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