Combat by design: Army unveils new camouflage pattern

Uniforms with new design to go on sale in 2015.

        

Reader photos: Breathtaking western landscapes, more

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The week in Reviewed: Magic ice cream edition

We take a look at the gadgets and news stories that left the biggest mark on us this week.

        

Raw: Tunisia closes borders with Libya

Tunisia closes border crossing with Libya after hundreds of stranded Egyptians, fleeing violence, tried to break through the passage. (Aug. 1)

        

Legionella bacteria in water at 2 Alabama VA hospitals

So far, there have been no reports of Legionnaires' disease or Pontiac fever.

        

House Republicans Agree on Border Measures

Lawmakers scrambled to reach the deal after conservatives balked at passing a bill to address the flood of migrant children coming across the border.

SC rejects Abu Salem plea in fake passport case

The Supreme Court on Friday dismissed a plea by underworld don Abu Salem, challenging his conviction in a fake passport case by a special court in 2013 and seven year rigorous imprisonment sentence imposed on him.

At least one American Ebola patient heading to U.S.

Emory University hospital says its treatment area is in a special isolation unit.

        

Understand our challenges, Modi tells US on India’s WTO veto

On India's veto at WTO, the Prime Minister today said developed countries should "understand" the challenges of poverty in developing nations.

Pune landslide toll climbs to 63; Rs 5 lakh aid to victims

The death toll in the Malin village landslide today climbed to 63 even as NDRF personnel braved hostile weather and difficult terrain for the third day to look for signs of life under the huge mound of debris in the village flattened by the fury of nature.

Pune landslide: Death toll climbs to 68

With hopes of finding more survivors fast receding, rescuers have dug out 27 more bodies since last night as the toll in the Malin landslide disaster rose to 68.

Fan vs. Fan: Twitter showdown of the best NFL fans

Which NFL team has the best fans? Tweet to advance your team and win the Fan vs. Fan challenge.

        

Military faulted for poor handling of medical records

Inspectors say delayed transfer of records to the VA slows down medical care.

        

Fan vs. Fan: Twitter showdown of best NFL fans

Which NFL team has the best fans? Tweet to advance your team and win the Fan vs. Fan challenge.

        

Oil companies to customers: Give up LPG subsidy and join nation building

Oil companies say they have instructed their employees to give up subsidy on LPG and pay market rates for the cylinders they buy to inspire others.

Chinese troops violated new border pact in June: Government

People’s liberation army troops of China violated the new border defence cooperation agreement (BDCA) by tailing Indian soldiers in eastern Ladakh in June, which led India to lodge a formal protest with China last month.

Chinese troops violated new border pact in June: Government

People’s liberation army troops of China violated the new border defence cooperation agreement (BDCA) by tailing Indian soldiers in eastern Ladakh in June, which led India to lodge a formal protest with China last month.

German hospitals ready for Ebola patients

Germany's high-tech isolation wards remained on alert on Friday, ready to receive Ebola patients should they be required to. German airports seemed less prepared for the potential dangers of the viral epidemic, however.

Political Memo: Foreign Crises Fade on Congressional Campaign Trail

Violence in Gaza, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine has dominated the news this summer, but is drawing little reaction from candidates in the midterm elections.

Cantor, Ex-Majority Leader, to Leave Congress Early

The early departure of Eric Cantor, the Virginia Republican, could allow his successor to participate in the lame-duck session of Congress this fall.

PM Narendra Modi to visit Nepal on Sunday

With neighbourhood being the priority of his foreign policy, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will travel to Nepal on Sunday on a two-day visit during which the two countries are expected to sign agreements in sectors like power and India may announce economic aid.

5 things to watch in Friday's McDonnell trial

The government's star witness, Jonnie Williams, likes being in the spotlight.

        

5 craziest crimes of the week

An imaginative but poorly executed prison-smuggling scheme and a wedding that came up way short on goodwill make the list.

        

DealBook: MoneyPak, a Popular Prepaid Money Card, Opens Path to Fraud Schemes

The MoneyPak card, used to transfer cash by those without access to conventional bank accounts, has also caught the eye of criminals, from a Maryland jail gang to an online prostitution ring in North Carolina.

Teachers recruitment scam: Chautalas' bail extended

The Delhi high court on Friday extended till August 22 the interim bail of former Haryana chief minister Om Prakash Chautala and his MLA-son Ajay Chautala, sentenced to ten years in prison in the teachers recruitment case.

Despite row, Hooda appoints two more commissioners

Despite drawing flak from all quarters over controversial appointments to statutory bodies, Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Friday went ahead and administered oath of office to two more commissioners here.

Motherlode Blog: What to Expect When You Shouldn’t Expect Lunch: A Dad’s Guide to Delivery Day

Fathers are vital components of delivery day — except not vital enough that anyone cares if they get hungry or need something.

Widely endorsed device to prevent hot car deaths remains elusive

Despite years of efforts, no single device has emerged as a widely accepted solution.

        

Bill Clinton: 'I Could Have Killed' Bin Laden

In a newly discovered audio tape, Bill Clinton reveals he decided not to kill bin Laden during a fundraiser held hours before the 9/11 attacks.

        

Two die in Bremen plane crash

UPDATE: Two men died on Friday afternoon when a plane crashed in Bremen, causing a fire and a series of explosions in a warehouse near the city's airport.

Water slide collapse injures 13 teens

Two youths were taken to the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries after incident.

        

Quad Report: 4 college stories you might have missed

Shocker of the week: College kids like embarrassing their friends.

        

Dead beggar 'ignored' for hours at Majorca airport

Thousands of passengers departing from Majorca's busy Son Sant Joan airport failed to notice the dead body of a German beggar for at least six hours on Thursday morning.

Sri Lankan website apologizes to Modi, Jayalalithaa over controversial article

After removing the article, which had a 'defamatory' headline and an illustration, the website published an apology message with a headline 'An Unqualified Apology'.

Sri Lankan website apologises to Modi, Jayalalithaa over controversial article

After removing the article, which had a 'defamatory' headline and an illustration, the website published an apology message with a headline 'An Unqualified Apology'.

India, Russia plans pact for new BrahMos missile version

Supersonic cruise missile manufacturer BrahMos Aerospace on Friday said it is hopeful that a pact to develop a sleeker and faster 'mini' version of the missile will be signed during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to India in December this year.

CSE’s recommendations to control antibiotic use in poultry industry gets support from medical fraternity

After Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) released its study that has revealed the extent of misuse and overuse of antibiotics in chicken production and its likely contribution to the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in India, Indian Medical Association (IMA) has demanded an immediate ban on antibiotic use as growth promoters and for prevention purpose in the poultry industry.

Merkel's party mutinies over tax cuts

Chancellor Angela Merkel faced a rebellion from within her own party on Friday after an unlikely coalition formed in favour of tax cuts for workers on lower incomes.

Woman MLA resists eviction from Bihar assembly

Bihar Legislative Assembly on Friday witnessed a piquant situation when an independent woman Legislator fought with women marshals while being taken out of the house for staging fierce protest against police action on her and her supporters who had jammed road after running down of 12 devotees by a Container in Aurangabad on Tuesday.

Woman MLA resist eviction from Bihar assembly

Bihar Legislative Assembly on Friday witnessed a piquant situation when an independent woman Legislator fought with women marshals while being taken out of the house for staging fierce protest against police action on her and her supporters who had jammed road after running down of 12 devotees by a Container in Aurangabad on Tuesday.


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