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No reason to doubt authenticity of ISIS leader's video: US

abu bakr al baghdadiWashington: The United States has "no reason" to doubt the authenticity of a video that purportedly shows ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi delivering a sermon.

New implantable remote-controlled contraceptive lasts 16 years

Washington - A US start-up has come up with a new implantable contraceptive - a wireless, remote-controlled chip that can be turned on and off at the push of a button - which can last for 16 years.

The new birth control drug delivery system developed by Massachusetts-based MicroCHIPS can be remotely turned on or off.

Testimony set for trial of Boston suspect friend

Testimony set for trial of Boston suspect friendBoston (US): Testimony is set to begin this week in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Americans blame celebs for words like 'YOLO'

Washington, July 5 - Americans has blamed popular musicians and other celebrities for hearing buzzwords like "YOLO", "selfie" and "twerking", according to new study by a coupon website.

For smartwatch launch, Apple said to have hired Tag Heur's watch sales head

For smartwatch launch, Apple said to have hired Tag Heur's watch sales headWashington, July 5 - A top sales executive from Swiss luxury-watch maker Tag Heuer has been hired by Apple in anticipation of its October launch of a smartwatch.

'Batman v Superman' to have more than one villain

batman supermanLos Angeles: The upcoming `Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice` movie will reportedly have more than one villain.

Navy has its first female four-star admiral

navyWashington: The US Navy has its first female four-star admiral.

She is Michelle Janine Howard, promoted yesterday to the service's highest rank. The ceremony was held at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at the Arlington National Cemetery, near the Pentagon.

US asks neighbours to encourage inclusive government in Iraq

ben rhodesWashington: The United States has asked the countries neighbouring Iraq, particularly Iran, to encourage an inclusive government in Baghdad for stability and peace in the region following a Sunni militant onslaught.