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Obama: Embrace New Partnerships With African Continent

Posted On August 06, 2014

(Washington, DC) -- President Obama is calling on world leaders to join the U.S. in embracing a "new model of partnership" with the African continent. Speaking at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit at the State Department, Obama said Africa holds some of the fastest growing economies in the world. He touted new opportunities for international trade…

NASA Mars Rover Curiosity Marks Two Years

Posted On August 06, 2014

(Undated) -- NASA's Mars rover Curiosity is two-years-old. The rover is continuing its work investigating the Martian surface. Among its many tasks, Curiosity is measuring radiation to assess the environment astronauts will face on a round-trip mission to Mars and back. The success of Curiosity is helping NASA engineers design and build rovers that will…

Airline Bomb Threat Suspect Detained

Posted On August 06, 2014

(Undated) -- A man arrested for making a bomb threat on a Qatar Airways plane remains in the custody of British authorities. The suspect was detained by armed police when the Qatar airways plane landed at Manchester Airport yesterday. Before landing, the plane was escorted by a Typhoon jet from the Royal Air Force after…

Coca-Cola Scales Back On Russian Advertising

Posted On August 06, 2014

(Undated) -- Coca-Cola is scaling back on its TV advertising in Russia. The company said today it is removing ads on four Russian TV channels. Coca-Cola says the move was prompted by a drop in second quarter sales. But a Russian newspaper is quoting sources who say Coke's decision to pull the ads is probably…

Thousands Gather To Mark Hiroshima Anniversary

Posted On August 06, 2014

(Hiroshima, Japan) -- Thousands of Japanese are marking the 69th anniversary of the U.S. bombing of Hiroshima. Survivors, relatives and government officials gathered in Hiroshima this morning to observe a moment of silence at 8:15 a.m. local time. That's the exact minute when the atomic bomb turned Hiroshima into a raging inferno. To this day…