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San Francisco: In the biggest collective demonstration of the demand for electric vehicles to date, 26 states, cities, regions and businesses on Thursday simultaneously announced 100 percent zero emission vehicle targets. These programmes, developed and run by The Climate Group and C40 Cities, range from taking business fleets and employee benefit cars electric by 2030, to …

Washington: A large number of women, and some men, marched on Sunday through numerous cities in the US to show their breasts, demanding gender equality and to protest against the “commercialization and the double standards” which affects their lives and jobs. In its eleventh edition, the mobilization known as ‘International Go Topless Day’ held 20 …

New York: Even the police, globally, are still warning against the deadly #KiKiChallenge, another dangerous challenge namely ‘Dragon’s breath’ is taking rounds on internet. The trend involves eating candies dipped in a liquid nitrogen which creates serious health issues.  Youngsters are fascinated with this challenge as it releases smoke from nose and mouth like a …

Washington: NASA’s Juno spacecraft has sent data confirming that it performed the eighth science flyby over Jupiter’s mysterious cloud tops on October 24, the US space agency said in a statement on Friday. Juno was launched on August 5, 2011, from Cape Canaveral in Florida and arrived in orbit around Jupiter on July 4, 2016. Due …

Washington: Soon after Florida faced the wrath of Hurricane Irma, Naples and Marco Island are said to endure some of the strongest winds in the next few hours. Hurricane Irma snapped trees like matchsticks and turned Miami streets into rivers. It has changed into category 3 hurricane now and would bring nearly 200 km per hour …

Washington: Florida Governor Rick Scott on Saturday said 6.5 million people were ordered to evacuate ahead of Irma and that 70,000 people have moved into 385 shelters across the state. “There’s still room for more,” he was quoted saying. He said that more shelters would be opened on Saturday. “Protecting life is our top priority. No …

Washington: Hurricane Irma smashed into Cuba and the Bahamas as it drove towards Florida on Saturday after hitting the eastern Caribbean with its devastatingly high winds, killing at least 24 people and leaving catastrophic destruction in its wake. At least five million people were told to evacuate from Florida. It made landfall on Cuba late on …

Washington: The eye of the devastating category-5 hurricane Irma was moving near the Turks and Caicos Islands on Friday and continued tracking towards South Florida where it could slam Miami this weekend. The hurricane was currently located about 85 km west-southwest of the Grand Turk Island and about 145 km off the eastern coast of the …