Canada shuttering key big-lens observatory

Canada is shuttering a critical teaching observatory in eastern North America where the first dark skies reserve was created, its director told AFP on Wednesday.

First H7N9 bird flu case confirmed in North America

Canadian authorities have announced the first case of H7N9 bird flu in North America in a woman who recently travelled to China.

Bird flu confirmed in Canadian patient after China trip

The first human case of H7N9 bird flu in North America has been confirmed in a Canadian woman who recently returned from a trip to China, health officials said Monday.

Dogs migrated to the Americas 10,000 years ago: Study
Dogs migrated to the Americas 10,000 years ago: Study

 Dogs may have first successfully migrated to the Americas only about 10,000 years ago, thousands of years after the first human migrants crossed to North America, a new large-scale study suggests.

Sony's ''The Interview'' earns $31 mn online, $5 mn at theatres

Sony`s provocative North Korea parody "The Interview" has earned more than USD 31 million from online, cable and telecoms sales since its December release, Sony Pictures Entertainment said on Tuesday. 

Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' 2014's highest foreign-lingo grosser in North America
Aamir Khan starrer 'PK' 2014's highest foreign-lingo grosser in North America

 Aamir Khan's ' PK' has become the highest-grossing foreign language film in North America.

'Solid Patels' to hit 550 screens in North America
'Solid Patels' to hit 550 screens in North America

Filmmaker Saurabh Varma's "Solid Patels" will release in 550 screens in North America alone.

Users can now see song lyrics above search results on Google

Google has introduced a feature where it will provide the song lyrics above the search results in North America wherein the lyrics would be reportedly recorded in the Google Play Store .

Rare earthquake shakes US states

 A shallow 4.8-magnitude earthquake rattled large parts of Kansas and Oklahoma on Wednesday, a rare occurrence for two US states more used to tornadoes than tremors.

Russia plans long-range bomber flights near North American waters: Agency

 Russia said on Wednesday it planned to send long-range bombers on flight patrols over North American waters, including the Gulf of Mexico, but the Pentagon played down Moscow`s mission as routine training in international airspace.

Baby skeletons hint at death rituals 11,500 years ago

A pair of baby skeletons in Alaska are more than 11,500 years old and offer new hints about the death rituals of early people in North America, researchers said Monday.

N America treated to partial solar eclipse Thursday

North Americans, get set for the fourth and final eclipse of the year.

Warming climate restructuring bird population
Warming climate restructuring bird population

Driven by a warming climate, birds typically found in more southerly regions are gradually pushing north, restructuring the communities of birds that spend their winter in northern latitudes, research has found.

1934 drought in US most devastating of last millennium

 The 1934 drought was by far the most intense and far-reaching in the last 1,000 years in North America, found a research.

NATO chief appeals for closer collective defence

NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen Monday made an appeal for closer collective defence, community of nations and collective engagement.

Steven Gerrard says last three months "worst of my life"

Steven Gerrard says the slip that arguably ended Liverpool`s title hopes and England being knocked out the World Cup in the group stages have contributed to what has been "probably the worst three months of my life".

``Maleficent`` casts $70 mn spell over box office, halts ``X-Men`` uprising

"Maleficent”, Walt Disney`s special-effects laden take on "Sleeping Beauty`s" wicked fairy godmother, captivated moviegoers, collecting USD 70 million in ticket sales to win the North American weekend box office stakes.

Scientists vexed in probe of North American starfish deaths

Scientists are struggling to find the cause of a disease that is killing off numerous species of starfish on both the Pacific and Atlantic coasts of North America, dispatching the five-armed creatures in a particularly gruesome way.

Canada`s oldest Chinese printing shop shuts down

Canada`s oldest Chinese printing shop has closed down, bringing to an end its 106 years of history.

`The Lunchbox` makes waves in North America

Indian filmmaker Ritesh Batra`s critically acclaimed film `The Lunchbox` beat out Hollywood movies, Oscar contenders, and all other foreign-language films to score the number one per-theatre average gross of any film in North America last weekend.