Middle East

staffOctober 17, 2018

Pompeo arrives in Ankara for Khashoggi talks

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrived Wednesday in Ankara for talks with the Turkish leadership over the disappearance of ...

staffOctober 17, 2018

Israeli jets strike Gaza after rocket lands in Beersheba

Israeli jets struck targets in the Gaza Strip early on Wednesday after a rocket fired by Palestinian militants enclave struck ...

staffOctober 16, 2018

UAE charges British student with spying

Britain said Tuesday it was “deeply concerned” about the well-being of a Ph.D. student charged by the United Arab Emirates ...

North america



Ryanair crew ‘spent night on airport floor’

Four v crews spent the night on the floor of a Spanish airport office without food or drink, according to ...

Russian Orthodox Church cuts all links with Constantinople

The Russian Orthodox Church says it is cutting all links with the body that wields spiritual authority over the world’s ...

Deadly flash flooding hits Majorca

At least nine people, including two Britons, have died and others are missing after flash flooding on the Spanish island ...

Turkish video shows khashoggi plotters

Turkish media outlets have published CCTV footage which they say shows evidence of a plot linked to missing Saudi journalist ...


staffOctober 10, 2018

Australia sorry for vaginal mesh ‘agony’

The Australian government has issued a national apology to women affected by a vaginal mesh scandal, acknowledging decades of “agony ...

Australia may restrict where migrants live

The Australian government has unveiled a proposal to force new migrants to live outside Sydney and Melbourne. The policy would ...

staffOctober 9, 2018

Australian scientists: Mystery of sudden purple orange solved

Australian health authorities say they have solved a mystery that prompted much speculation earlier this month. It began when a ...

staffSeptember 26, 2018


staffOctober 17, 2018

Pakistan hangs six-year-old Zainab Ansari killer

Pakistan has hanged a man convicted for the rape and murder of six-year-old Zainab Ansari in January. Imran Ali, who ...

Kim Jong-un invites Pope to North Korea

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has invited Pope Francis to visit the country, South Korea’s presidential office has announced. The ...

staffOctober 9, 2018

Duterte does not have cancer, Philippines acting minister says

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte does not have cancer, the acting interior minister said on Tuesday, after the firebrand leader underwent ...

staffOctober 9, 2018


staffOctober 16, 2018

Cyclone hitting Yemen leaving ‘extensive damage

The United Nations says strong winds and heavy rain from cyclone Luban have injured 33 people and affected 2,000 families ...

Kenya bus crash kills at least 40

At least 40 people have been killed after a bus traveling from the Kenyan capital Nairobi to Kisumu, in the ...

staffOctober 10, 2018

Security forces kill 10 militants in Sinai: Egypt

Egypt says its security forces have killed 10 militants in a shootout in the city of el-Arish in the turbulent ...

staffOctober 9, 2018


Weird News


YouTube back online after outage

The online video streaming service YouTube is up and running again after an outage lasting almost two hours. Users had ...

staffOctober 17, 2018

Leak chips away at Google’s secrecy on China

Last month, at Google’s 20th anniversary event, the company’s head of search quickly shut down my question about the firm’s ...

staffOctober 10, 2018
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Virgin Galactic to reach space in weeks

Entrepreneur Sir Richard Branson has said that Virgin Galactic is “weeks” away from its first trip into space. “We should ...

staffOctober 9, 2018

Weight Watchers drops ‘weight’ from name

Weight Watchers has unveiled a slimmed down version of its name, rebranding itself WW, in what it says marks “the ...

staffSeptember 24, 2018

Amazon considering opening 3,000 cashierless stores

Amazon is considering opening up to 3,000 new cashier-less stores by 2021 to vie for shoppers at convenience stores and ...

staffSeptember 20, 2018
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Saturn: Weird Magnetic Field Makes Things Weirder

Political humorist Mark Russell once joked, “The scientific theory I like best is that the rings of Saturn are composed ...

staffOctober 9, 2018

Ancient Mars: Life Underground?

A new study shows evidence that ancient Mars probably had an ample supply of chemical energy for microbes to thrive ...

staffSeptember 24, 2018
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Scottish chef using 60,000-year-old recipes

A Scottish-born chef has won an international culinary prize by using ingredients and cooking techniques learned from indigenous Australian people. ...

staffSeptember 19, 2018

Domino’s Pizza tattoos earn some Russians ‘free pizza for life’

One tattoo. 100 years. 10,000 free pizzas. That was the deal offered to people in Russia last week when Domino’s ...

staffSeptember 10, 2018

Hong Kong dim sum favorite faces uncertain future

Impatient diners crowd around carts of steaming dim sum steered by fierce “trolley aunties” at Hong Kong’s Lin Heung Tea ...

staffSeptember 2, 2018
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First Example of a Bioelectronic Medicine

Researchers at Northwestern University and Washington University School of Medicine have developed the first example of a bioelectronic medicine: an ...

staffOctober 9, 2018

Air Pollution Linked to Dementia Risk

Air pollution is now an established risk factor for heart disease/stroke and respiratory disease, but its potential role in neurodegenerative ...

staffSeptember 24, 2018
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Last-minunte goal gives Chile win over Mexico

Nicolas Castillo followed up his own stinging drive to score in the 89th minute and hand Chile a 1-0 win ...

staffOctober 17, 2018

Former FIFA official takes football charity global

Former FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali is taking his charity project worldwide to build on its work of bringing football ...

staffOctober 9, 2018

Tiger Woods wins for first time in 5 years

Tiger Woods won the season-ending Tour Championship by two shots to claim his first victory in five years. The American, ...

staffSeptember 23, 2018
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In pictures


Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! Soaps that look good enough to eat

Don’t be fooled! These soaps might make you think twice before biting into a sushi roll!


Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Oh Deer! These Two Friends are Too Cute

Four-month-old roe deer Daisy has no idea she’s not a dog!