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Washington: Wind power is a big deal in many states of the USA these days. According to figures, last year, Iowa generated 31% of its power from wind resources, the most in the country. Several states, including South Dakota (25.5%) and Kansas (23.9%), were also high on the list. not far behind that number. Solar generated …

Washington: The U.S. Transportation Department has banned the use of electronic cigarettes on commercial flights. The rule applies to all scheduled flights by U.S. and foreign carriers involving transportation in, to and from the United States, the department said in a statement. The Transportation Department said it took the action to eliminate any confusion over whether …

Paris: Existing technologies can be used to provide Internet access to people living in places with poor infrastructure. Using LEDs and solar cells, a new technology has been developed that transmits data using light. This technology called Li-Fi, short for “light fidelity,” was recently demonstrated at the Mobile World Congress, the world’s biggest mobile fair, by …

New York:Police officers in Manhattan (New York) will no longer arrest most people who commit minor offenses like urinating in public and riding between subway cars under a policy shift announced on Tuesday that officials hope will help to reduce a backlog of cases pending in Criminal Court. The joint decision by the Police Department …

Washington: Violent extremists, criminals and foreign fighters are part of the daily refugee flow into Europe, the top NATO commander in Europe has said. The refugees are “masking the movement” of these dangerous elements and heightening the potential for an attack, he said. Testufyng before the US Senate Armed Services Committee, U.S. Air Force Gen. Philip …

Washington: The U.S. has warned its citizens in Iraq to prepare evacuation plans, in the event that the country’s largest hydro-electric dam at Mosul collapses, putting millions of lives at risk. The Mosul Dam on the Tigris river, is located around 50 km north of the Iraqi city of Mosul. In the event of its collapse, …

Peshawar: Two Pakistani employees of the United States Consulate in Peshawar were killed on Tuesday by a roadside bomb in northwestern Pakistan, officials said. Jamaat-e-Ahrar, a faction of the Pakistani Taliban, claimed responsibility for the attack, said a spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan. The two dead were identified as Faisal Khan, an anti-narcotics official, and Abid Shah, …

Los Angeles: Noted Canadian Singer, song writer and a heartthrob of billions of girls around the globe, Justin Drew Bieber, is celebrating his 22’Nd Birthday on Tuesday. On this very special occasion, Newztrack.com brings you some knowledge and very interesting facts about the rocker: Bieber was born on March 1, 1994 in London. He is …