Facebook.com up for most users after outage

Facebook.com was up for most users, except in some parts of western Europe, nearly four hours after an outage was first observed.

Aishwarya Rai to seek blessings of the Lord at ZEE’s biggest Ganesh Utsav in the US
Aishwarya Rai to seek blessings of the Lord at ZEE’s biggest Ganesh Utsav in the US

ZEE TV and 1947 media will jointly host the biggest Ganesh Utsav celebration in New Jersey from 17- 21 September, 2015. And the one who will make her presence felt at the gala celebrations is former Miss World- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan – who will soon make a comeback with ‘Jazbaa’.

Tallest mountain in North America renamed: White House

 Mount McKinley, the tallest of North America`s mountains, is officially being renamed Denali, the White House said Sunday, on the eve of President Barack Obama`s historic visit to Alaska.

Haryana CM woos Canadian investors with his `single roof'' policy

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, who wound up his visit to North America here on Monday, pitched his state as an investment destination to Canadians by citing its `unique character` in India.

5.6-magnitude earthquake shakes Guatemala

 A 5.6-magnitude earthquake shook several villages in southern and central Guatemala Saturday, including the capital, according to the national seismological institute Insivumeh. 

Amazon surprises with quarterly profit, stock rallies
Amazon surprises with quarterly profit, stock rallies

Amazon.com Inc swung to an unexpected quarterly profit on higher sales in North America, its popular Prime subscription service and growing demand for its Web services, sending the online retailer`s shares up more than 17 percent.

Climate, IS group top list of global worries: Poll

Climate change is a big worry in Latin America, Asia and Africa, but the Islamic State group spells more anxiety among Europeans and North Americans, a global opinion poll released on Tuesday suggests.

`Jurassic World` bites into box office, snapping Pixar streak

Another thundering performance for "Jurassic World" at the box office snapped up $102 million for Universal this weekend, handing Pixar a second place opening for its first time.

US wildlife managers declare eastern cougar extinct
US wildlife managers declare eastern cougar extinct

Eastern cougars that once roamed North America from parts of Canada to South Carolina are extinct and no longer warrant federal Endangered Species Act protections, US wildlife managers said on Tuesday.

Scientists to decode the mystery of night-time thunderstorms

Armed with more than 100 scientific instruments, researchers from across North America are set to spend six weeks this summer probing night-time thunderstorms that mysteriously form without a prod from the sun's heat.

Starbucks `gives away` drinks after US system outage

There may be no such thing as a free lunch, but fear not because there was free coffee supposedly going at Starbucks in North America on Friday after a major computer glitch.

Amazon revenue beats forecast, cloud computing more profitable than expected

Amazon.com Inc`s first-quarter revenue grew more than expected as rising sales in North America and its burgeoning cloud-computing services unit offset new business investments, boosting its shares nearly 7 percent.

Arris to buy British set-top box maker Pace in $2.1 billion deal

Network gear maker Arris Group Inc said it would buy British set-top box maker Pace Plc in a $2.1 billion cash-and-stock deal to expand its operations outside North America.

Japan logs first monthly trade surplus in almost three years

Japan posted its first trade surplus in nearly three years in March as import bills fell owing to tumbling oil prices while the value of exports to North America soared, data showed Wednesday.

Tyrannosaurs were violent cannibals

 Remains of a mutilated victim provide strong evidence that T Rex and his kin were violent animals and practised cannibalism.

Ford recalls over 220,000 vehicles in North America for 3 issues

Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it is recalling more than 220,000 vehicles in North America for potential issues with door handles, vacuum pump relays and sensors.

'Hind-leg walking' croc ancestors ruled North America before dinosaurs

Before dinosaurs took control, it were the crocodilian ancestors who ruled as North America's top predators, suggests new findings.

JLR planning a plant in North America: Ratan Tata
JLR planning a plant in North America: Ratan Tata

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover is mulling setting up a plant in North America to meet the growing global demand of its vehicles, according to Tata Group's Chairman Emeritus Ratan Tata.

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.