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LinkedIn notifies data breach, alerts 400 mn members to stay safe
New York, May 27 (IANS) Hit by a massive data breach that put nearly 167 million users' passwords and personal information in the hands of hackers four years back, the popular career-oriented platform LinkedIn has finally came out with an explanation and steps it has taken to protect users.

Friday, May 27, 2016 1:50:04 PM

Fans threaten Argentine footballers with firearms
Buenos Aires, May 27 (IANS) Fans of Argentina's third division football club Deportivo Moron have threatened two of the team's players with firearms on payment issues.

Friday, May 27, 2016 1:42:07 PM

Giant planet around young star challenges astronomers
New York, May 27 (IANS) The discovery of a giant planet orbiting a very young star some 450 million light years from the Earth has forced astronomers to rethink their long-held view that larger planets take longer to form.

Friday, May 27, 2016 1:38:03 PM

UN rapid deployment peacekeeping force to be ready by yearend
United Nations, May 27 (IANS) The UN's rapid deployment force of 15,000 peacekeepers who can be rushed to trouble spots is expected to be ready by the end of the year, according to Harve Ladsous, the Under Secretary General for Peacekeeping Operations.

Friday, May 27, 2016 1:34:05 PM

Rapper Troy Ave arrested for shooting at NY concert
New York, May 27 (IANS) Rapper Troy Ave has been arrested for a shooting during a concert. The incident wounded four people, including himself.

Friday, May 27, 2016 1:04:06 PM

New method to reveal why your loan file was rejected
New York, May 27 (IANS) A new method developed by two Indian-origin engineers can provide important insights into how exactly a machine-learning algorithm comes to a decision to either accept or reject your loan application - something that usually remains a mystery.

Friday, May 27, 2016 1:04:04 PM

World's 60 million refugees need 2.78 mn surgeries a year
New York, May 27 (IANS) While much thought is put into how to house and feed and clothe people who are displaced from their homes due to conflict, persecution or human rights violations, the world's estimated 60 million refugees may also need at least 2.78 million surgeries a year, researchers say.

Friday, May 27, 2016 1:00:06 PM

Fencer Ruben Limardo to be Venezuela's flag-bearer at Rio
Caracas, May 27 (IANS) Fencer Ruben Limardo, gold medallist of the London 2012 Olympic Games, will carry the Venezuelan flag at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympics, the country's Olympic Committee has announced.

Friday, May 27, 2016 12:52:05 PM

Kaka recalled to Brazil squad for Copa America
Rio de Janeiro, May 27 (IANS) Brazil coach Dunga has called up veteran midfielder Kaka to replace injured winger Douglas Costa for next month's centenary edition of the Copa America football tournament.

Friday, May 27, 2016 12:40:06 PM

Facebook most preferred among US citizens to get news: Survey
New York, May 27 (IANS) Nearly 62 percent Americans get news from various social media platforms like Reddit, Facebook and Twitter and social networking giant Facebook is leading the pack, according to a new survey.

Friday, May 27, 2016 11:36:05 AM

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