DR Congo confirms its first two cases of Ebola

The Democratic Republic of Congo on Sunday confirmed its first two cases this year of Ebola but claimed they were unrelated to the epidemic ravaging West Africa. Duration: 00:45 Aug 26, 2014

Iraqi PM: 'No place for armed groups outside state'

There is no place for weapons or armed groups outside Iraqi state control, premier-designate Haidar al-Abadi said Monday, after suspected Shiite militiamen killed 70 worshippers at a Sunni mosque. Duration: 00:28 Aug 26, 2014

Obama approves drone surveillance over ISIS in Syria

New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama has reportedly authorized the use of drones for surveillance in Syria despite President Bashar al-Assad demanding that the U.S. seek permission before launching any air strikes against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants within its territory. According to reports, the Pentagon is sending in manned and unmanned reconnaissance flights over Syria, a precursor to potential airstrikes there. The decision is the first intrusive action by the nation in Syria since the civil war began. Aug 26, 2014

Donetsk suburb hit in continued army offensive

As Kiev on Monday said its forces were clashing with an armoured column that crossed the border from Russia, the Ukraine army offensive on rebel positions in Donetsk continued. Duration: 00:39 Aug 26, 2014

BJP nominates Ranjan Ben Bhatta to contest from Vadodara LS seat

Vadodara, Aug 26 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday nominated Ranjan Ben Bhatta for contesting from Vadodara Lok Sabha seat in Gujarat. Vadodara seat earlier belonged to Prime Minister Narendra Modi who had given up the same after taking the post of prime minister. PM Modi had retained the Varanasi seat in Uttar Pradesh. After being nominated, Bhatta said that she was extremely happy with the decision of the party and that she takes it as a big responsibility enshrined to her by BJP. Bhatta also assured to fulfill Modi's plans for the state. Aug 26, 2014

Strong 6.0-magnitude quake hits northern California

A 6.0-magnitude earthquake rocks California's scenic Napa Valley wine country, the strongest to hit the region in a quarter of a century, seriously injuring three and jolting thousands from their sleep. Duration: 00:46 Aug 26, 2014

Customer satisfaction remains prime focus for Japanese service providers

Tokyo, Aug 26 (ANI): Tokyo, the mega city, is known for its best telecommunication services. The secret lies in these tunnels, which has an underground fiber network, known as "Toudo" in Japanese. It spans a distance of 290 kilometers in Tokyo, and a total distance of 650 kilometers nationwide. The deepest tunnel stood 50 meters below the ground level. Japan's first telecom tunnel system constructed nearly a century ago in 1926 is still in use. The Tunnel securely conceals telecom cables, both copper wires used for generations, and thin optical fiber cables that can transmit grater amount of data. Many companies are now adopting cloud computing and expanding to utilize data centers. The aerial wire is one of the ways to connect cables, but it has weakness against storms and natural disasters. Pipelines are much secure in underground, but it has very limited in extensibility. Aug 26, 2014

Ebola suspected passengers taken for inspection at New Delhi Airport

New Delhi, Aug 26 (ANI): Three passengers who arrived at Delhi airport on Tuesday morning have been isolated over Ebola fears and taken for inspection, according to reports. Elaborate precautionary arrangements have been put in place at the Delhi and Mumbai airports to screen 112 stranded Indians who are arriving today by various flights from and around Ebola-hit Liberia. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa has killed more than 1,200 people since it began in December, 2013, the World Health Organisation has said. Aug 26, 2014