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Cars on U.S. roads are older than ever, according to an auto industry report. Drivers are benefitting from increased reliability of modern vehicle's and are keeping them on the road longer.

Mumbai bomb plotter Yakub Memon hanged: Indian TV stations

India on Thursday executed convicted bomb plotter Yakub Memon for his role in a series of co-ordinated attacks that killed hundreds of people in Mumbai in 1993, television stations reported.

Bernabe Concepcion eyeing title fight after Juma Fundi bout

After two failed attempts to win a world title fight, featherweight challenger Bernabe Concepcion of Virac, Catanduanes, Philippines aims to be a title contender again if he wins over Juma Fundi of Tanzania on Friday at the Cuneta Astrodome in Pasay City

Niger to hold presidential election on February 21

The first round of Niger's presidential election will be held on February 21 in 2016, the country's election commission said, with incumbent Mahamadou Issoufou set to seek a second term.

India president and supreme court reject clemency for 1993 bombings plotter

India's president and supreme court rejected last-ditch pleas to stay the execution of Yakub Memon over his role in the country's worst-ever attack, clearing the way for him to be hanged on Thursday, the Press Trust of India reported.

Canadian Donald Sutherland issues plea to get vote in his country

Actor Donald Sutherland, yes, the father of Kiefer Sutherland, has written an opinion piece in a national Canadian newspaper about his lack of voting rights in his own country. As he lives aboard, and has for over 5 years, he can't vote in Canada.

Review: Lynn Anderson amazing on new 'Drift Away Gospel' lyric video Special

Grammy-winning country star Lynn Anderson has released a stunning lyric video for her latest version of "Drift Away Gospel."

Finding a needle in a hay stack just became easier

The detection of metal contaminates in our food supply is important to our health and safety, but existing methods of inspection are limited. However, researchers at Toyohashi University Of Technology may have solved that problem.

NC voters "very, very concerned" about fraud, official says Special

Kim Strach, Executive Director of North Carolina's State Board of Elections, says she frequently gets phone call from voters who are "very, very concerned" about voter fraud.

German actor Jo Weil talks about future plans, music and fans Special

Acclaimed German actor Jo Weil sat down and chatted with Digital Journal about his plans from the future, which include music that is in the works.

Colombia-Venezuela border closed after deadly clash

A man was shot and killed during clashes between the Venezuelan national guard and merchants moving goods into Colombia, prompting authorities to shutter the main border crossing between the two countries.

Most FN members want France's Le Pen stripped of status

An overwhelming 94 percent of France's National Front (FN) members have voted in favour of stripping ex-leader Jean-Marie Le Pen of his title of honorary president, the far-right party announced Wednesday.

Eight family members decapitated in north Mexico

Eight people from the same family, including two minors, were kidnapped by masked gunmen and their decapitated bodies were found days later in northern Mexico, authorities said Wednesday.

MLB Trade Rumors: Jeff Samardzija to Toronto Blue Jays?

Toronto made a blockbuster trade this week when they acquired veteran All Star Troy Tulowitzki from Colorado, but for a squad that has already scored more runs than any other team in the MLB, it's not exactly the move this club needed.

Kosher and halal slaugther banned in Denmark

On Monday, a sweeping ban on religious slaughter of animals was enacted in Denmark. The move has led to backlash from Muslim and Jewish community representatives.

NFL Rumors: Veterans that have something to prove in 2015

The NFL is becoming more and more like other spots in America with players changing teams on a regular basis, but for a few of these veterans, this could be their last shot at making a name for themselves.

Ukraine vows justice despite Russia's veto of MH17 tribunal

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko vowed Wednesday to push for justice despite Russia's veto of a UN resolution that would have set up a tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down passenger flight MH17 over the former Soviet state.

Spain PM backs controversial ex-mayor to stand in Catalan polls

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Wednesday backed a former mayor whose comments have been called xenophobic as his party's top candidate for regional elections in independence-minded Catalonia.

Man arrested for shooting down drone hovering over his backyard

A Kentucky man has been arrested after he shot down a drone flying over his property, but he's not making any apologies about it.

Russia puts Ukraine aviator in the dock

Russia on Thursday opens the high-profile trial of Ukrainian pilot Nadiya Savchenko in a politically charged case that could send ties between Moscow and Kiev to a new low.

US officer charged with murder after deadly traffic stop

A white Ohio police officer who shot a black man during a routine traffic stop was charged with murder n what prosecutors called a "senseless" act motivated by anger.

Chile burn victim files criminal complaint against Pinochet soldiers

A woman who survived being set on fire by Chilean soldiers during the dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet filed a criminal complaint in the case Wednesday, nearly three decades after the disfiguring attack.

Elderly Russian woman suspected of murdering, dismembering duo

Russian authorities on Wednesday detained an elderly woman on suspicion of poisoning a friend and chopping up the body, while police said she was being investigated over a second gruesome murder.

NBA Rumors: Dorell Wright to LA Lakers?

It has been a busy summer for LA Lakers general manager and his staff with the team making several changes to the roster, including adding three rookies through the NBA Draft, but depth is still an issue.

Citing 'economic reasons,' HP halts production in St. Petersburg

California-based PC giant Hewlett-Packard announced on Tuesday it was pulling up stakes at its Shushary factory near St. Petersburg, Russia.

Allies tolerate Turkey's double game to boost IS fight: analysts

Turkey's allies know it is playing a double game with its twin onslaught against Kurdish rebels and the Islamic State group, but are turning a blind eye to keep NATO's only Muslim member on side, analysts said.

Cuba objects to being placed on U.S. trafficking list

Cuba objected Wednesday to being placed on the US human trafficking list, saying it distorted the overseas work of its doctors and its requirement that students work as part of their education.

Interview: Horace Panter of The Specials discusses music and art Special

The bass player with the ska/2 Tone legends is also an accomplished artist who has exhibited his paintings all over the world. He gave an exclusive interview to Digital Journal.

Actor Josh Kelly talks new Lifetime drama series 'Unreal' Special

Actor Josh Kelly chatted with Digital Journal about being a part of the new Lifetime drama series "Unreal" and his acting career.

Ukraine claims capture of another Russian soldier

Ukraine's security service on Wednesday announced the capture of a Russian army major who was allegedly delivering explosives to pro-Kremlin rebels in the former Soviet state's separatist east.

Russia vetoes UN resolution on MH17 tribunal

Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution Wednesday that sought to set up a special tribunal to try those responsible for shooting down flight MH17 over Ukraine.

Poroshenko honours Ukraine Church leader derided by Russia

Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Wednesday unveiled a monument to a Catholic Church leader derided by Moscow for initially welcoming Nazi soldiers during World War II.

Studying ants for clues about ultra-fine cleaning

Blue-sky thinking researchers have taken inspiration from the way that ants clean to develop improved procedures for nanotechnology. The ants studied are located in Borneo, Indonesia.

Flat pack batteries offer improved performance

For wearable tech to become more user-friendly in terms of ease of use, the power source must be flatter. This is what a science group is proposing — a flat pack battery, and one with good power capacity too.

Deadly car bomb hits Yemen capital as fighting rages in south

A car bomb claimed by the Islamic State group exploded outside a Shiite mosque in Yemen's capital Wednesday, killing four people, as loyalist fighters advanced on a rebel-held airbase in the south.

'As a woman, be quiet!' Turkish deputy PM in new sexism row

Turkey's deputy prime minister on Wednesday ignited a new row over discrimination against women in Turkish politics when he told a female deputy who tried to interrupt his speech to "as a woman, be quiet!".

A new craze has people 'vaping' caffeine

Instead of getting their morning hit of caffeine by sipping a cup of coffee, some people are now inhaling it. Caffeine vaporizers deliver a puff of the popular stimulant on the go.

Russian NGOs decry ban on 'undesirable' US foundation

Russian activists on Wednesday blasted an official decision to label the US National Endowment for Democracy an "undesirable" organisation, cutting them off from a key source of funding.

U.S. 'laughing gas' emissions cause concern

Emissions of nitrous oxide ('laughing gas') generated from agriculture in the U.S. has been underestimated by 40 percent, according to a recent study.

Street gangs kill bus driver in El Salvador

Street gangs in El Salvador killed a seventh bus driver Wednesday for defying their campaign to shut down public transport and force the government to recognize the feared urban posses.

Greek PM threatens snap vote over party rebels' opposition to bailout

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday warned he would resort to early elections if hardliners in his party continued to resist an unpopular new bailout deal that promised debt relief.