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George Bush shows off new painting skills on 'The Tonight Show'
11/21/2013 12:31:00 AM

Washington, Nov. 21 (ANI): Former US President George Bush flaunted his newly honed painting skills on Jay Leno's talk show 'The Tonight Show'.

While showing off a few of his paintings, including a portrait of Leno, Bush said that one may not see him as a painter, but he is, Us Magazine reported.

The Texas resident, 67, said that he has hired an art teacher, a woman named Gail Norfleet, who gives him lessons once a week in Dallas.

Bush revealed that he was inspired

Kerry blames Muslim Brotherhood for 'stealing' Egypt revolution
11/21/2013

Washington, Nov. 21 (ANI): Secretary of State John Kerry has accused Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood of having 'stolen' the revolution that toppled longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak in 2011.

Speaking at the State Department to leaders of multinational U.S. firms, Kerry said the Islamist group had appropriated the revolt against Mubarak from young people.

Those kids started it in large part through social media in response to what they saw of other mass protests around the Arab

US releases 1000-page surveillance record by NSA
11/20/2013 2:26:00 PM

Johannesburg, Nov. 20 (ANI): The United States has released a 1000-page document related to surveillance conducted by the National Security Agency.

The report includes an original court order that authorized a since-discontinued programme for the mass collection of U.S. e-mail records.

According to news24, the documents included a finding by the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that provided the legal basis for the email programme and set limits on how the information

Obama scoffs at critics who call him 'socialist'
11/20/2013 2:26:00 PM

Washington, Nov. 20 (ANI): President Barack Obama has dismissed critics who call him a socialist, suggesting they meet some real socialists if they think he's one.

At the Wall Street Journal CEO Summit, addressing 100 top business leaders, Obama said that people called him a socialist sometimes, adding that one has to have a sense of what a socialist is.

According to Politico, Obama, listing his capitalist bona fides, said that he was talking about lowering the corporate tax rate,

US army to track employees' online behaviour to avoid future Snowdens
11/20/2013 2:26:00 PM

Washington, Nov. 20 (ANI): The US Army is reportedly planning to track the online behaviour of its employees in a bid to thwart NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden-like fiasco.

The army plans to monitor the web activities with a tracking software that will be woven into Army Network 2020, an in-house computer network set to launch in seven years.

According to Mashable, the network aims to catch anyone who might download and distribute crucial classified documents related to the US'

US cities projected to be most competitive in 2025
11/19/2013 3:39:00 PM

Washington, Nov. 19 (ANI): New York City will be the world's most competitive city 12 years from now, a new study has found.

The revelation was made by 'Hot Spots 2025: Benchmarking the Future Competitiveness of Cities,' a Citi-commissioned study by the Economist Intelligence Unit.

According to the Huffington Post, New York City is not the only U.S. city to make the cut, and some of the cities projected to make a jump in the next few years might be surprising.

US

Costa Concordia captain 'delayed' call for rescue operation
11/19/2013 3:39:00 PM

London, Nov. 19 (ANI): The wrecked Costa Concordia's captain, Francesco Schettino, delayed calling rescue services after the luxury liner struck rocks.

A radio operator on board the ship has told a court how Schettino delayed the rescue call.

According to Sky News, Flavio Spadavecchia said he had 'waited and waited' for Schettino to give the order so that he could alert coastguards but it never came, holding up the rescue operation.

Schettino is on trial accused of

Germany might introduce women quota in boardroom
11/19/2013 3:39:00 PM

London, Nov. 19 (ANI): Germany is set to vote in a bid to impose quotas on companies forcing them to increase the number of women in their boardrooms.

The two parties most likely to form the next German government reached a compromise over the so-called Frauenquote, or women's quota.

According to the Guardian, as of 2016, companies registered on the German stock exchange will be required to have at least 30 percent women on their supervisory boards.

Large firms will also

Toronto city council strips 'crack-smoking' mayor Rod Ford of most powers
11/19/2013 2:02:00 PM

Washington, Nov. 19 (ANI): Disgraced Toronto Mayor Rob Ford faced another setback after the City Council voted to strip him of his remaining powers in a council meeting.

The council voted overwhelming in a series of votes to cut the scandal-plagued mayor's office budget by 60 percent and allow mayoral staff to join the deputy mayor.

According to Fox News, Ford now effectively has no legislative power as he would no longer chair the executive committee.

Ford retains his

US apex court rejects plea to stop NSA 'snoop-op' on Verizon customers
11/19/2013 11:54:00 AM

Melbourne, Nov. 19 (ANI): The United States Supreme Court has rejected a petition from a privacy group that sought to stop the National Security Agency (NSA) from collecting telephone records of millions of Verizon customers.

The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) had filed a plea directly into the apex court, bypassing lower courts, for review of a decision by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC).

The group blamed FISC for exceeding its statutory jurisdiction

Women believe they are 'judged on looks' during job interviews
11/18/2013 3:11:00 PM

Melbourne, November 18 (ANI): Majority of women feel that they are judged on their appearance more than men.

A new research has revealed that the emphasis employers place on appearance can create major challenges for women who are seeking employment, News.com.au reported.

Also, 84 per cent of women surveyed said that there is a double standard between men and women during job interviews and 68 per cent of women admitted that they believe that the right make-up can make or break a

JFK, wife Jackie had sex on Air force One a day before his assassination
11/18/2013 2:16:00 PM

New York, Nov. 18 (ANI): Former US President and Jackie Kennedy had sex on Air Force One during their short flight from San Antonio to Houston just a day before he was assassinated, it has been revealed.

The revelation was made by late historian and author William Manchester to Philip Nobile, a former staff writer for Esquire and New York magazine, in the mid-70s, the New York Post reported.

At the time, Manchester had admitted to Nobile that he had masked the intimate details in

Jackie Kennedy's bloodstained pink suit out of public view until 2103
11/17/2013 4:53:00 PM

Washington, Nov. 17 (ANI): The pink Chanel suit that Jackie Kennedy wore on the day her husband and former US President John F Kennedy was assassinated in Texas, will no longer be available for public viewing until 2103.

According to the New York Times, the Kennedy family has decided to keep the bloodstained suit in a vault at the National Archives, Radar Online reported.

The New York publication asserted that if there is a single item that captures both the shame and the violence

Cuban hitman may have been JFK's second assassin
11/17/2013 3:28:00 PM

London, Nov. 17 (ANI): An expert at John F Kennedy's assassination has claimed that a Cuban hitman was the second assassin who was involved in the former US President's murder plot.

Professor Robert Blakey, who has closely examined the shooting of JFK, has alleged that in 2007, from nowhere, he was contacted by a Cuban exile called Reinaldo Mart-nez, the Daily Express reported.

Blakey explained that Mart-nez was in his 80s, and told him that he wanted to get something off his

US 'getting close' to deal with Iran on nuclear programme
11/17/2013 3:28:00 PM

Washington, Nov. 17 (ANI): The United States and other countries are 'getting close' to an interim deal with Iran on its nuclear programme.

The deal will prevent Iran from advancing its nuclear programme and roll it back in key areas, a senior administration official said.

According to CNN, such a deal would 'extend the breakout time' that Iran would need to achieve a nuclear weapon and 'shorten the time to notice if they tried', the official added.

The proposed

JFK's limo served three other presidents after assassination
11/17/2013 3:28:00 PM

Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): The limousine, in which US President John F. Kennedy was riding on the day of his assassination, went on to serve three other presidents.

The tragic car, which is now at the end of the road in the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, was used until 1977, years after the assassination, by presidents Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Lyndon Johnson, CBS News reported.

Museum's curator Matt Anderson told the publication that when Kennedy had the car, it

Facebook and flirting tops employees' wishlist while searching for new jobs
11/17/2013 11:54:00 AM

London, November 17 (ANI): Majority of young adults want an office job that allows them Facebook access, a study has revealed.

According to the research, one third admitted that they are afraid to get their hands dirty and expected to have access to the social networking site at their office, Metro.co.uk reported.

Also, one fifth of youngsters confessed that they would prefer a workplace full of people their own age to make flirting possible, and the same number revealed that they

FBI warns 'Anonymous' hacked US government sites for year
11/17/2013 11:54:00 AM

London, Nov. 17 (ANI): Hackers linked to Anonymous group secretly accessed US government computers and stolen sensitive information.

The FBI warned that the information was stolen in a campaign that began almost a year ago.

According to the Guardian, the hackers exploited a flaw in Adobe Systems Inc's software to launch a rash of electronic break-ins that began last December, then left 'back doors' to return to many of the machines as recently as last month.

The news

6 in 10 Americans think JFK's assassination was conspiracy
11/16/2013 5:13:00 PM

Washington, Nov. 16 (ANI): About six in 10 Americans reportedly believe that more than one person was involved in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and it was a conspiracy, according to a Gallup survey.

While 30 percent said Lee Harvey Oswald was the lone gunman in the murder, 61 percent said others were involved in a conspiracy, the Washington Times reports.

Oswald was captured by Dallas police hours after the assassination on November 22, 1963, but was killed by Jack

TSA behavior-profiling at airports yet to nab 'potential terrorist' even after 7 years of implementation
11/16/2013 2:33:00 PM

Washington, Nov. 16 (ANI): U.S. Transportation Security Administration's (TSA) behavior-profiling programme at airports has yet to identify any potential terrorists, despite being in effect for seven years.

Chief of the TSA John S. Pistole is fighting to save its profiling programme at the airports, under threat from the government over not nabbing any potential terrorists since 9/11, the Washington Times reports.

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has recommended discontinuing

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