Mistakenly sold lottery ticket earns couple USD1 million

US Mistakenly sold lottery ticket earns couple USD1 million (2)

State lottery officials say 70-year-old Dante Castillo usually picks his own numbers. A mistakenly sold lottery ticket has earned a New Jersey couple $1 million. State lottery officials say 70-year-old Dante Castillo usually picks his own numbers. But when the Manchester man bought some tickets for last Thursday’s Cash4Life jackpot at a convenience More...

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Math a concern for US teens; science, reading flat on test
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016
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Math a concern for US teens; science, reading flat on test

US was below the international average in math and about average in science and reading on the PISA test. Washington: American students have a math problem. The latest global snapshot of student performance shows More...

Woman attacked in US as bandana mistaken for hijab (2)
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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Woman attacked in US as bandana mistaken for hijab

A 41-year-old Indian-American woman has been racially attacked in the US state of California after a bandana on her head was mistaken as a hijab, the latest in a series of assaults following Donald Trump’s win. Nicki More...

Rush to buy gold as prices drop to 5-month low
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Sunday, November 20th, 2016
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Rush to buy gold as prices drop to 5-month low

LONDON/NEW YORK: Gold fell to its lowest level since late May as the dollar surged to its highest in more than 13-1/2 years on expectations for a US rate hike next month and higher fiscal spending from US President-elect More...

Pulp Mill pollution, Vancouver Island, Canadian flag, Gold River, British Columbia, Canada
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Canada Pressed To Make Clean Environment a Constitutional Right

MONTREAL: A pioneering conservationist called on Canada this week to make clean environments a constitutional right — an idea forged decades ago and widely adopted but with mixed success around the world. Canadian More...

Putrid camel pee could aid people with sleeping sickness study
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Putrid camel pee could aid people with sleeping sickness: study

Neither vaccination nor prophylactic intervention is possible when it comes to sleeping sickness. Washington D.C.: According to a research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science, Biochemists More...

Scientists find process by which APOL1 gene aids kidney disease
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Scientists find process by which APOL1 gene aids kidney disease

Washington D.C.: According to a paper publishedin the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, a Children’s National Health System research team has come up with a novel process by which the gene APOL1 More...

What if Donald Trump wants to live in Trump Tower and not the White House
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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What if Donald Trump wants to live in Trump Tower and not the White House?

Since his election last week, the real estate billionaire – who has always lived in New York – has hardly left Manhattan. New York: What if speculation proves correct and Donald Trump decides against settling More...

A customer counts his U.S. dollar notes in a bank in Cairo, Egypt March 10, 2016. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Dollar strongest in 13 years; bond yields rise

NEW YORK: The U.S. dollar climbed on Friday to its highest level since 2003 on continued bets on faster inflation and higher interest rates, while Treasuries resumed a selloff that left yields at their highest More...

Incredibly touching moment Wild polar bear found petting sled dog
By Syed Ammar Alavi On Saturday, November 19th, 2016
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Incredibly touching moment: Wild polar bear found petting sled dog

It was an adorable moment when a wild polar bear pets a chained-up sled dog in the Canadian wilds. Polar bears weigh 330-990lbs and can easily kill a dog, especially one on a chain. But this footage, shot by David More...