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7 G-20 nations ‘failed’ to take action in line with Paris deal

7 G-20 nations failed to take action in line with Paris deal

The US and Australia are among six G-20 countries who have “failed” to take action in line with the climate pledges made in the Paris agreement while India exhibited a “mixed performance”, a new study said today. The study found that the six countries Argentina, Australia, Canada, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and the US – have …

Largest prehistoric poo collection sets Guinness World Record

Largest prehistoric poo collection sets Guinness World Record

A new Guinness World Record has been set for the largest collection of fossilised faeces, by a man in the US who has amassed a whopping 1,277 pieces of prehistoric poo from nine countries. George Frandsen began his collection as a college student of palaeontology. The 36-year-old history buff has collected poop from 15 states …

US fears Russian cyberattack on election day: Reports

us fears russian cyberattack on election day

US security and intelligence agencies fear that Russia-backed hackers might try another round of cyber-attack ‘russian cyberattack’ on the election day next week, multiple media reports have said. Even though such a move is unlikely to impact the election outcome, but it might sow doubts about the legitimacy of the results, reports said. “The assessment …

White House announces 40,000 Km electric car recharging network

white house announces 40000 km electric car recharging network

The White House announced plans today to create a 40,000 kilometre recharging network for electric cars that it hopes will encourage drivers to switch from gasoline-powered vehicles. The Department of Transportation will designate 48 official electric vehicle routes on highways that cover 35 of the 50 states, with the aim of eventually building out further …

UN votes to end Cuban embargo, US abstains

The UN General Assembly voted to adopt a resolution urging an end to the US embargo on Cuba and the United States abstained for the first time in 25 years. On Wednesday, 191 UN member states voted in favour of the resolution, while US and Israel abstained, Xinhua news agency reported. This is the 25th …

Samsung to face class action lawsuits over exploding Galaxy Note 7 in S. Korea, US

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The problems of Samsung Electronics are far from over as disgruntled customers plan to file class action lawsuits in South Korea and the US over the company’s exploding Galaxy Note 7 smartphones, media reports said on Wednesday. While three US customers from three different states — Nevada, Pennsylvania and California — have already complained about …

Iraqi army, Kurds collaborating well in Mosul battle: US defence

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The US Defense Department on Wednesday said the coordination between Iraqi government, Iraqi army and Kurdish Peshmerga forces in the battle to free Mosul city of Iraq from the Islamic State (IS) is very good. Some 18,000 soldiers from Iraq’s central army and 10,000 troops from the country’s Kurdistan region were converging on the IS …