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Two Metro Trains Got Dangerously Close After One Ran Red Light S Two Metro Trains Got Dangerously Close After One Ran Red Light S
A Metro train ran a red light signal and came dangerously close to another train that was unloading passengers earlier this week, News 4 has learned. It happened at the Smithsonian station as the system was closing, just after midnight Wednesday. A Metro spokesperson confirmed that an Orange Line train ran a red signal on the tracks. The train was said to be traveling no faster than 10 miles...
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Zika primer: Guide to invasion of a mosquito virus that causes b Zika primer: Guide to invasion of a mosquito virus that causes b
The mosquito-borne Zika virus, linked to an epidemic of birth defects in Brazil, is spreading quickly throughout the Americas. The World Health Organization declared the outbreak a "public health emergency of international concern." Here is what you need to know: Q: What is the Zika virus? A: Zika virus appeared for the first time in 1947 in Uganda. For decades, health experts considered ...
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Dallas reports case of Zika spread through sexual transmission Dallas reports case of Zika spread through sexual transmission
Dallas county health authorities said Tuesday they have received confirmation of the first Zika virus case acquired through sexual transmission. In a statement, the Dallas County Health and Human Services said the patient was infected with the virus after having sexual contact with a sick person who returned from a country where Zika virus is present. Dallas authorities said they received confi...
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Iranian drone flew over US aircraft carrier operating in Gulf: U Iranian drone flew over US aircraft carrier operating in Gulf: U
WASHINGTON/ANKARA: An unarmed Iranian drone flew directly over a US aircraft carrier operating in international waters in the Gulf this month in a move that was “abnormal and unprofessional,” the US military said on Friday. Iranian state television said a surveillance drone flew over a US aircraft carrier in the Gulf and took “precise” pictures during an Iranian naval drill on Friday. But a ...
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Officer stood tall as hero, soldier, 'Superman' Officer stood tall as hero, soldier, 'Superman'
New York (CNN)It was four days before Christmas, and Sgt. Joseph Lemm's family awaited his call from Afghanistan, which would certainly brighten the holidays for his wife and two children. But the call never came. A suicide bomber drove his motorbike into Lemm's convoy as it patrolled a village near Bagram Airfield. Lemm and five other service members in his convoy died in the attack. Lem...
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North Korea a 'threat to the world': Kerry North Korea a 'threat to the world': Kerry
BEIJING: Nuclear-armed North Korea poses an “overt threat, a declared threat to the world”, US Secretary of State John Kerry said in Beijing Wednesday following Pyongyang’s fourth nuclear test earlier this month. Washington is pushing for a strong United Nations response to the North’s latest atomic blast — which Pyongyang said was a miniaturised hydrogen bomb, a claim largely dismissed by expe...
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Pakistan’s tallest building ‘Bahria Town Icon’ inaugurated Pakistan’s tallest building ‘Bahria Town Icon’ inaugurated
KARACHI: Pakistan’s tallest building ‘Bahria Town Icon’ was inaugurated with a splendid display of fireworks here on Monday night. Built by Bahria Town, the sky-scrapper soars 26 storeys up in the sky in the Clifton area of the port city. ‘Karachi Icon’ houses residential apartments, a big shopping mall and hundreds of corporate offices. A large number of people turned up to witness the f...
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Nuclear missile was damaged in 2014, says US Air Force Nuclear missile was damaged in 2014, says US Air Force
WASHINGTON: The US Air Force said on Friday maintenance errors by three airmen damaged a nuclear-armed missile in its silo in 2014, triggering an accident investigation. The accident occurred on May 17, 2014, but the Air Force only explained the consequences after questions by this news agency. The Air Force released a statement and brief summary of the investigation results, and said the ac...
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250,000 drone owners registered in first month 250,000 drone owners registered in first month
WASHINGTON – More than 250,000 drone owners registered their remote-controlled aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration during the first month, the agency announced Friday. The goal of creating the federal database of drone owners is to better track them if the aircraft is flown irresponsibly or crashes. The registration, which began Dec. 21, refunded the $5 application fee during the ...
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US committed to supply F-16s despite Indian efforts to block del US committed to supply F-16s despite Indian efforts to block del
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said on Tuesday the United States is committed to supply eight F-16 fighter jets to Pakistan despite Indian efforts to block delivery. “The Obama-led administration is committed to supply eight F-16 fighter jets despite efforts by India and former Pakistani ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani to block the delivery,” Asif said while addressing the National Assembly....
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