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Japanese scientists develop world's fastest camera

cameraWashington: Japanese scientists claim to have developed the world's fastest camera - a photo-device with a frame interval of 4.4 trillion frames per second.

US deeply concerned by failure of South Sudan peace talks

john kerryWashington: Expressing deep concern over the failure of South Sudan peace talks, the US has asked the country's warring factions to forge an agreement soon after they missed a deadline to form a unity government.

India's capital becoming world's e-waste dumping yard, says report

India's capital becoming world's e-waste dumping yard, says reportWashington, Aug 11 : A new study has revealed that Delhi-NCR is turning into the world's dumping yard for electronic waste and could collectively generate more than 95,000 metric tons (MT) per annum by 2017.

Another Sikh, his mother attacked in New York

New York: Just days after a Sikh man was hit and dragged by a truck, another Sikh man and his mother were attacked here by a group of teenagers who called them 'Osama Bin Laden' in an apparent hate crime, sparking fresh outrage among the community members.

E- Cigarette explosion claims man's life

E- Cigarette explosion claims man's lifeWashington, Aug 9 - A 62-year-old man died after his E-Cigarette exploded and ignited a home oxygen machine he is believed to have been using.

US airdrops food to civilians stranded on mountain in Iraq

civiliansWashington: The US military on Saturday conducted a second airdrop of large quantity of food and water for thousands of refugees trapped on Iraq's Sinjar mountain after fleeing the rampaging militants of the Islamic State.

US asks its citizens to defer all non-essential travel to Pak

Washington: Ahead of an anti-government march in Pakistan's capital on August 14 by opposition parties, the US has asked its citizens to defer their all non-essential travel to this South Asian country.

In a travel warning, the Department of State warned US citizens to "defer all non-essential travel" to Pakistan.

Texas boy, 7, shoots 8-year-old cousin: Police

Texas City - Texas City police say an 8-year-old boy is in critical condition after being shot in the face by his 7-year-old cousin.

Captain Joe Stanton said the boys were playing unsupervised at a Texas City apartment on Thursday when the 7-year-old found a handgun and it discharged. The 8-year-old was shot in the left cheek.