After gruelling negotiations.
120 firefighters battling the blaze.
As part of a "Restore the Fourth" movement.
Lost roughly 25% of his skull.
Political refugees should have leeway.
It's destroying their culture and lifestyle.
"They're not able to communicate properly or enjoy other things in life."
A grim milestone.
"If he asked us for it."
On the Forbes list of movers and shakers in entertainment.
"We don't have the luxury of taking the wrong steps."
"I think is a stain on this body and something that I will forever regret."
Outside a sushi restaurant.
Includes a letter with "am I good at lying through my teeth or what?"
Says they didn't know the U.S. voided Snowden's passport.
Two days before Wimbledon.
Long before the President announced plans to arm them.
Based on a study published in the British Journal of Psychology.
Targeting a 78% chunk of the third-largest US mobile carrier.
They were never even sent.
1000 trillion calculations per second!
Threats fly as 1000 union members stand down cops.
Jiroemon Kimura died of natural causes.
Born in 1885!
222 million euros
The Shenzhou 10 mission.
The farm says it's fine.
Haven't had working talks since 2011.
It can access the layouts of 30,000 golf courses.
2,500 years ago.
The Guardian, however, is sticking to its guns.
Ahead of upcoming election.
Just in time for the anniversary of Tiananmen Square.
GM wheat has never been approved.
Authorities originally said he had a knife.
"Blue is the Warmest colour."
Nearly 1,300 have been kicked out.
"It was the peak of Nazi cruelty and perversity."
"The police have a lot more money, they can barely spend it all."
"I think we are all of us emotional beings and it's OK for us to share that emotion at work."
A publicity stunt gone awry.
Self-proclaimed LulzSec leader.
Text messages talking about jihad.
Advanced ground-to-air weapons that can take out aircraft.
The Brazilian Atlantis.
"We have to bury this guy."
They have more than 40,000 rockets, for starters.
Aiming for a "full space flight by the year's end."
Mercury in his blood is four times the normal amount.
Returned to the island via Shanghai.
Could mean a $150 million hit for the disgraced cyclist.
Not Russia unrest.
Added about 10,000 assembly-line workers.
Fell by more than 97 per cent in a year.
"Every minute is a critical moment right now."
"It probably won't last another month at this price."
Havana tourism by Americans is strictly prohibited.
A troubling statistic.
The first known deaths from this strain.
According to a new book.
Analyst: "It's less rude to glance at your wrist than to take your phone from your back pocket."
They're calling it the "Yacht Club".
148 per cent leap after tragic gang rape murder.
"This trial pertains to Mr Carl Pistorius not Mr Oscar Pistorius."
Company says it patented "Xiao i Robot" software in 2004.
Had cried for help for over an hour.
A public outcry over the charges is growing.
They'll attack if provoked.
The porn industry has balked at "Measure B."
The driver lost control.
[credit provider=”William West/AFP”] Australia’s largest casino has alerted police to a betting scam in which a high-roller reportedly netted Aus$32 million (US$33 million) in an “Ocean’s Eleven” style heist.Melbourne’s Herald-Sun newspaper Friday said a foreigner staying at the Crown Casino was involved in the sting which it believes accessed the […]
[credit provider=”Jung Yeon-Je/AFP”] A $28 billion real estate project in Seoul was facing collapse after developers acknowledged defaulting on a major loan repayment.Yongsan Development Corp. (YDC) missed a Wednesday deadline to pay 5.9 billion won ($5.4 million dollars) in interest on asset-backed commercial paper worth 200 billion won.
[credit provider=”Martin Bernetti/AFP”] In a super-arid desert at an altitude of 5,000 meters, with almost no humidity or vegetation, the world’s largest ground-based astronomy project opens for business on Wednesday ready to probe the universe with unprecedented might.”What is so very special about this place is that, right here above […]
[credit provider=”Narciso Contreras / AP”] Abu Ibrahim says he and his family are the only Christians left in Syria’s devastated city of Deir Ezzor, and he is terrified Muslim extremists could make their already difficult life hell.Yet every Sunday, he and the family peacefully hold prayers in a house they […]
[credit provider=”Agence France Presse”] A SARS-like virus that has struck in Britain and the Middle East has claimed a new victim in Saudi Arabia, bringing the global toll from the mystery illness to nine, the World Health Organisation said Tuesday.The United Nations agency said the Saudi health ministry informed it […]
[credit provider=”Michael Bradley/AFP”] Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom said that “interesting facts” will emerge in his ongoing pitched battle against extradition to the United States over copyright infringement.Speaking via Skype video link from New Zealand to the South by Southwest (SXSW) festival, Dotcom promised “a really cool (court) hearing” in April […]
[credit provider=”LANCET PRESS OFFICE/AFP”] Scans of mummies from as long ago as 2,000 BC have revealed that ancient people also had clogged arteries, a condition blamed on modern vices like smoking, overeating and inactivity, a study said Monday.The finding, published in the Lancet medical journal, casts doubt on our understanding […]
[credit provider=”Oscar Siagian/AFP”] U.S. companies are keeping more of their profits offshore, choosing overseas tax havens amid talk in Washington about closing corporate tax loopholes, The Wall Street Journal reported Monday.The business newspaper said its analysis of 60 big American companies had found that they had collectively parked a total […]
[credit provider=”AP”] An Air India passenger jet clipped a parked aeroplane at New York’s John F. Kennedy Airport Saturday but no one was hurt, news reports said.WABC News reported that the Air India plane had landed a short time before the incident, and was taxiing toward the gate when it […]
[credit provider=”AFP”] A suicide bomber on a bicycle killed nine people outside the defence ministry in central Kabul on Saturday during a visit to the Afghan capital by new US defence Secretary Chuck Hagel.The blast occurred near the main entrance gate of the heavily-guarded ministry, and Taliban militants immediately claimed […]
[credit provider=”Al Jazeera/screenshot”] Osama bin Laden’s recently captured son-in-law may have valuable intelligence from the extensive time he spent in Iranian prison, U.S. officials told NBC News.CIA agents seized Sulaiman Abu Ghaith in Jordan last week —he was originally detained at a luxury hotel in Turkey’s capital after entering the country […]
[credit provider=”Remy Gabalda/AFP”] Google’s Motorola Mobility unit will lay off some 1,200 employees, or more than 10 per cent of its workforce, in a bid to return to profitability, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.The Journal said Motorola employees were informed about the latest cuts — which come on top […]
[credit provider=”Agence France Presse”] A damaged Ferrari once belonging to Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo is to be sold on eBay, after its new owner came to an agreement with the Internet auction site, the vendor’s laywer said on Thursday.Renaud Bettcher told AFP said he and his client — a […]
[credit provider=”AL-JAZEERA/AFP”] Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law Sulaiman Abu Ghaith was seized by CIA agents and taken to the United States, Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) confirmed to the Associated Press today.Abu Ghaith, the former spokesman of the Al-Qaeda network, was seized last month at a luxury hotel in Ankara after a tip-off from […]
[credit provider=”AFP”] Scientists said they had, for the first time, helped women with severe anorexia through electrodes implanted into their brains.The technique is in an experimental phase and only some patients had improved, but the treatment showed promise, they wrote in the Lancet medical journal.
[credit provider=”Susanne Miller/USFWS via Flickr” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsendsp/5038885231/in/photostream/”] A major meeting of governments on threats to endangered species on Thursday rejected a ban on international trade in polar bears amid fears it would distract from the bigger threat of global warming.The proposal had divided conservationists, who agree that the main risk to […]
[credit provider=”Michael Bradley/AFP”] An appeal court Thursday backed Megaupload boss Kim Dotcom’s right to sue New Zealand’s foreign intelligence agency for illegally spying on him as part of a US probe into alleged online piracy.The Court of Appeal refused a government request to overturn a High Court decision in December […]
Scientists said they had, for the first time, helped women with severe anorexia through electrodes implanted into their brains.
[credit provider=”AFP”] A solid gold replica of footballer Lionel Messi’s left foot, complete with blood vessels and the swirls of skin on the bottom of the toes, is to go on sale in Japan, a jeweller said.The 25-kilogramme (55-pound) statue, worth $5.25 million, was created from a mould of the […]
[credit provider=”AFP”] President Bashar al-Assad said his regime has conquered the “conspiracy” against it, even as rebels overran the capital of Raqa province and captured its governor in the biggest success of their revolt.Assad in comments published Tuesday in pro-Damascus Lebanese newspaper Al-Akhbar, also said his opponents, backed by foreign […]
[credit provider=”Flickr/Lindsey Gee” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/lindseygee/5894620126/”] Oil giant Shell on Monday raised alarm over “unprecedented” oil theft in Nigeria, particularly related to the sabotage of one of its key pipelines, and called for urgent action to address the problem.The comments are the latest from the industry over the problem of oil theft, […]
[credit provider=”News12 Bronx”] A New York man was charged Thursday with stabbing his mother, then chopping her into small pieces, prosecutors said.Bashid McLean, 23, was charged with murder and attempting to cover up the crime by hiding his mother’s body parts.
[credit provider=”UK Border Force/AFP”] British border officials have seized 94 kilogrammes (207 pounds) of dried caterpillars from a man who claimed they were “for personal consumption”, the Home Office said.Officials at Gatwick Airport, south of London, found the bugs in the luggage of a 22-year-old man who flew in from […]
[credit provider=”Yepoka Yeebo / Business Insider” url=”http://www.yepokayeebo.com/”] A Chinese boss ordered nine employees to do his 12-year-old daughter’s homework, a report said, as office tyranny meshed with a parent’s desire to see his child score well in the competitive school system.”The leader said, ‘Do some homework, it will be like […]
[credit provider=”Jung Yeon-Je/AFP”] A Japanese court Thursday rejected a claim by Samsung that Apple stole its technology, in the latest round of a global legal battle between the smartphone giants over patents.The Tokyo District Court ruled that Samsung has no rights over data transmission technology used in some of Apple’s […]