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Over 100 missing in US mudslide

Over 100 missing in US mudslideWashington, March 25 - The number of people missing after a mudslide in Washington area in the US at the weekend has risen to 108, Sky News reported Monday.

At least eight people have been confirmed killed in the disaster in a rural area about 90 km northeast of Seattle.

Snohomish County emergency management director John Pennington said construction workers were among the missing, along with passing motorists.

He said authorities were still hopeful of finding survivors, but added: "We have not found anyone alive on this pile since Saturday. The situation is very grim."


Migrants study finds rampant 'racism' prevalent in Australia

Migrants study finds rampant 'racism' prevalent in AustraliaWashington, March 24 : Migrants living in Australia reportedly face high levels of ethnic or religious discrimination, a study has revealed.

The survey conducted by the Monash University has found that many migrants were scared of walking alone at night for the fear of becoming a victim of crime.

A mere 3 percent of recent migrants described Australians as caring, friendly and hospitable.


Former US President Jimmy Carter criticizes drone use, NSA surveillance program

Former US President Jimmy Carter criticizes drone use, NSA surveillance programWashington, March 24 : Criticizing Obama administration's surveillance efforts, former US President Jimmy Carter reportedly said that the country's use of drones has been "abused".

Carter said that he preferred communicating via mail with foreign leaders as he was afraid that his electronic correspondences were being monitored.

According to Politics, Carter said that the National Security Agency's collecting data on Americans' phone calls and Internet use and the US' use of drones had become extremely liberalized and abused by its own intelligence agencies.


Islamic Sharia to be integrated into UK law for first time

Islamic Sharia to be integrated into UK law for first timeWashington, March 24 - The British legal system is reportedly set to adopt Islamic law for the first time, allowing solicitors to draw up ' sharia-compliant' wills.

Under the new guidance from the Law Society, solicitors will be free to write wills denying women an equal share of inheritance and exclude non-believers while being compliant with British law , the Metro reported.

Baroness Cox, a cross-bench peer who leads a campaign to protect women from religiously sanctioned discrimination described the move as "deeply disturbing".


Errol Flynn's widow Patrice Wymore of 'Tea for Two' fame dies at 87

Errol Flynn's widow Patrice Wymore of 'Tea for Two' fame dies at 87Washington, March 24 : Patrice Wymore, who made her film debut in a singing role in 1950's 'Tea for Two', took her last breath after suffering from a long illness in Portland, Jamaica. She was 87.

She was late actor Errol Flynn's widow and the couple co-starred in 1950's 'Rocky Mountain', Contactmusic reported.

The couple had a daughter, Arnella Flynn, who died at the age of 44 from an apparent drug overdose.

Flynn passed away in 1959 of a heart attack, after which Wymore continued to act and appeared in films which including the original 'Ocean's Eleven', 'The Big Trees' and 'I'll See You in My Dreams'. (ANI)


Real-life couple reveals secret to long-term marital bliss

Real-life couple reveals secret to long-term marital blissWashington, March 24 : A US couple, who has been happily married for the past 70 years, has revealed their secret to a long and successful marriage - love.

Jean and Lawrence Lyford told WLBZ News in Bangor, Maine, that they met in 1936 when they were in high school and tied the knot in 1944, the Huffington Post reported.

While Lawrence said that he proposed with a diamond ring, Jean added that she has always kept the ring, her wedding ring which she never takes off, and the love letters her hubby wrote to her while he was serving in the military during WWII.


Red carpet trends - accordion pleats, fishtail braids

Red carpet trends - accordion pleats, fishtail braidsLos Angeles, March 24 - Do you want to know the looks that are gaining fashion ground? Accordion pleats and fishtail braids are trending on the red carpet.

People. com presents a weekly roundup of the looks that are trendy right now:

* Up: Accordion Pleats: It's a very specific kind of folding that seems to be resonating among celebrities - Dianna Agron was seen in a Miu Miu dress featuring accordion (or knife) pleats, and other actresses including Amanda Peet and Sasha Pieterse are following her lead. Expect to see a whole lot of non-flat-front minis, midis and maxis and perhaps even a few pleated culottes this spring.


Crimea's new attorney general's pics go viral

Vladimir PutinNew York, Mar. 23 - Crimea's new attorney general Natalia Poklonskaya has apparently become an online sensation after she climbed the career ladder in the region, which President Vladimir Putin has officially absorbed into Russia.

The 33-year-old attorney general's photos surfaced online after her promotion and have become massively popular online after her first high profile press conference, the New York Daily News reported.

According to the BBC reports, many have depicted the feisty legal eagle as a "battle-ready heroine".

Far Eastern fans have been busy drawing manga images and anime fan art in honor of the staunch pro-Russian.


Australian PM Tony Abbott confident of solving MH370 mystery

Tony AbbottWashington, March 23 - Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is reportedly confident that the mystery surrounding the missing Malaysia Airline flight MH370 will soon be solved, as more planes join the search for the ill-fated jet.

Speaking at a press conference, Abbott said that there were now a number of credible leads, and there was increasing hope of discovering what happened to the ill-fated aircraft.

Abbott said that the more aircraft and ships the search team had, the more confident they were of recovering whatever material was down there.


Pentagon going hypersonic with long-range rapid attack weapon

Pentagon going hypersonic with long-range rapid attack weaponWashington, Mar 21 : Pentagon is going hypersonic with an experimental scramjet-powered, ultrahigh speed strike vehicle.

The hypersonic is the Pentagon's main choice for a new long-range, rapid attack weapon, a senior official said.

According to the Washington Times, Alan R. Shaffer, principal deputy assistant defense secretary for research and engineering, told a defense industry conference that prototypes and recent tests proved concepts for hypersonic arms.


'Blackberry addict' Obama may soon start using Android

'Blackberry addict' Obama may soon start using AndroidWashington, Mar. 21 - President Barack Obama might soon give up his Blackberry and start using an Android phone.

The White House is currently testing smartphones from Samsung and LG for internal, official use.

The White House Communications Agency, which directly oversees Obama's communications, is taking part in the effort along with an 'internal technology team,' the Verge reports.(ANI)


'Bigger than Boeing' world's largest TV set to enter Guinness Book of World Records

'Bigger than Boeing' world's largest TV set to enter Guinness Book of World RecordsWashington, Mar 21 : 'Big Hoss' is set to make it to the Guinness Book of World Records for being the largest TV in the world.

The TV has been switched on in Texas to the delight of thousands of 'Duck Dynasty'-loving racing fans, CNET reports.

According to CNET, the 'Big Hoss' TV was switched on for the first time in front of a live audience at the Texas Motor Speedway in Fort Worth.

The screen, built by Panasonic, measures 218 feet wide by 94.6 feet tall, meaning its is longer than Boeing's biggest 767 (the 400ER), and taller than a seven-story building.


Google busts 'Top 10 Glass Myths' to make you love it

Google busts 'Top 10 Glass Myths' to make you love itWashington, Mar 21: In its latest effort to convince people of the wearable gadget Google Glass's niceties, the search giant has reportedly shared a list of myths that must be busted in order to accept the device.

Google has started firing back at Glass haters with a series of pro-Glass factoids in a list of 'Top 10 Googe Glass Myths'.

According to Tech Crunch, some of the myths Google intends to break include widely debatable notion of Glass being a 'perfect surveillance device.'


1984 anti-Sikh riots case: U.S. court asks Sonia Gandhi to submit passport

1984 anti-Sikh riots case: U.S. court asks Sonia Gandhi to submit passportNew York, Mar 21 - A United States (U. S.) federal judge in Brooklyn on Friday asked Congress president Sonia Gandhi to submit a copy of her passport, showing her most recent entry and exit stamps into and out of the U. S.

The judge held that Sonia Gandhi's January 10 declaration is insufficient to prove her absence from the United States, and the submission of her passport's copy would demonstrate that she was not in the country from February 9 to December 9, 2013.


Hactivist SEA reveals Microsoft charged FBI between $50-$200 for user data

Hactivist SEA reveals Microsoft charged FBI between $50-$200 for user dataWashington, Mar 21 : Hactivist group, Syrian Electronic Army (SEA), has reportedly revealed documents indicating how much software maker Microsoft was charging a secret FBI division to legally collect and view customer data.

The SEA revealed hacked emails and invoices documenting months of transactions between Microsoft's Global Criminal Compliance team and the FBI's Digital Intercept Technology Unit (DITU).

According to The Verge, it was found that every time the DITU requested customer information, Microsoft charged anywhere from 50 dollars to 200 dollars for the transaction.


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