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N California hit by biggest quake in 25 years

Authorities in California's wine country north of San Francisco were scrambling late Sunday to reach damaged buildings and restore power in the town of Napa after a 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck before dawn, injuring more than 100 people.

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San Francisco Bay area hit by 6.0 quake

An earthquake of 6.0 magnitude shook the San Francisco Bay Area early on Sunday, waking residents but not causing major damage, according to initial reports. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake's epicenter was eight km (

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US firm plans $1.18bn investment in Iran project

US-based World Eco Energy has inked a preliminary agreement to invest $1.18 billion in Iran, in a rare joint commercial project to turn rubbish and human waste into electricity, said a report. The Californian group plans to produc

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Gunman kills 6 in California rampage

A 22-year-old gunman killed six people before taking his own life in a rampage that began in his apartment and cascaded across a California college town, shortly after he posted a threatening video railing against women, police said.

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Alba takes part in top materials science event

Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) took part in the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS) 2014 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in San Diego, California recently. The company was represented by Abdulla Habib Ahmed Ali, senior manager fo

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California ‘top destination for UAE students’

Dubai-based Carian College Advisors, a specialist American education consultancy, has named California as the No. 1 choice of students from the UAE pursuing higher education in the US. Peter Davos, managing director, Carian Colleg

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Falcon 9 rocket blasts off from California

An unmanned Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Sunday to test upgrades before commercial satellite launch services begin later this year. The 22-story rocket, built and flown by Space Exploration Technologies, or Space

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Wildfire threatens power in San Francisco

A wildfire raging at the edge of Yosemite National Park is threatening power lines that provide electricity to San Francisco, prompting California Governor Jerry Brown to declare a state of emergency. The fire has damaged the elec

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Saudi princess accused of holding servant captive

Prosecutors in Southern California charged a Saudi Arabian princess on Wednesday with human trafficking and accused her of bringing a Kenyan woman to the US and holding her against her will as a servant. The accused woman, Meshael

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Musanada to implement Meridian software

Abu Dhabi General Services Company (Musanada) has announced it will implement Proliance capital programme and management software from Meridian Systems, part of the Trimble Buildings Group. Musanada is responsible for delivering s

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