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The United Nations on Sunday called on the Democratic Republic of Congo to respect its citizens' civil liberties as the political climate has turned tense ahead of key elections next year.
Former Italian prime minister Enrico Letta announced Sunday he will resign from parliament for a job heading up the international affairs school at the elite Sciences-Po university in Paris.
The head of the once-powerful Juarez drug cartel has been captured, officials said on Sunday, confirming the most recent in a string of victories against Mexico's narco-traffickers.
EU president Donald Tusk is considering holding an emergency summit on illegal immigration, after the latest migrant boat tragedy in the Mediterranean in which up to 700 people are feared to have died.
Julius Caesar is considered one of the world's greatest military leaders, his conquests at times audacious in their planning. But besides studying his victories, historians and medical scientists have long debated his health history.
A predator-prey study started 57 years ago will have to end, or possibly shift direction next year because the wolves being studied are nearly extinct. The population of predators on Isle Royale is down to three lone wolves.
The mystery of why dark-skinned peoples, who migrated north from Africa, became white-skinned Europeans may have been solved.
Scientists report an estimate of the average number of recessive lethal mutations people carry. The figures are quite surprising.
UFC boss Dana White was adamant today when he insisted that Conor McGregor and absolutely any UFC fighter could beat Floyd Mayweather. Could it be that he's worried about boxing making a comeback — and pounding MMA?
Floyd Mayweather was a reluctant foe when he was pushed into the Pacquiao fight by millions of fight fans around the world who could not accept him being called the world's best fighter without facing Manny Pacquiao in the ring.
WBC silver light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse scored a majority decision victory over former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov Saturday at the Turning Stone Resort in Verona, New York.
Boxing fans in North America, and the rest of the world for that matter, are not fully aware of how much Manny Pacquiao means to his country. The Pac-Man is a hero there, and not just for his prowess in the ring, which naturally does his country proud.
It happened again. Not only did "Furious 7" win the box office, it did so by beating estimates. That seems to be a trend these days at the movies.
The official trailer for "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice," starring Ben Affleck & Henry Cavill, is now available to check out.
British magician Jamie Raven auditioned for the reality competition, "Britain's Got Talent" and he was able to wow all four judges.
The Radiophonic Workshop played a rare concert on London's southbank. The former BBC employees played a range of music and sounds from 40 years, and added some new compositions are well.
The biotech start-up company Cellectis has gone public for a massive $228 million. This is nearly double the value the company filed for in February 2015.
Canadian Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz announced the deal with the multinational G3 Global Grain Group. The G3 are actually paying not one cent for the 50.1 per cent share they will get in the company.
McDonald's Corporation-Japan is forecasting deeper losses this year with the planned renovation of 2,000 of its 3,100 stores, along with closing 131 under-performing stores, putting 100 employees out of a job.
Wal-Mart suddenly closed five stores in four states on Monday for alleged plumbing problems. The closures could last up to six months and affect roughly 2,200 workers in Texas, California, Oklahoma, and Florida, CNN Money reports.
Google has released a new video showing how it intends Project Loon to be an innovative new way of providing rural areas with access to the Internet. The unique effort could offer a connection to anyone with a smartphone.
The hugely popular text messaging app WhatsApp has announced it now has 800 million monthly active users on the platform, putting it on target to reach the 1 billion mark before the end of the year and making it the biggest app of its kind.
Digital Journal reported live at this year's NAB 2015 convention which exceeded 100,000 in attendance. Held in Las Vegas, NAB is the world's largest digital media show for production, design, management and delivery of content across all formats.
IBM’s cognitive computing is a new area of computing. The software learns. Watson has been variously described as the most undersold idea of all time, a major innovation… etc., etc. “Undersold” is my take on it.
Mice lacking a gene implicated in human anorexia and bulimia weigh less than other mice. Such animals also display a variety of behavioral disorders. This points to a genetic basis for eating disorders.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday that synthetic marijuana has sent 160 people to hospitals in the state since April 8, a spike that has health authorities warning the public that the substances are dangerous, and also illegal.
Following on from brown fat "good" and white fat "bad" studies, researchers have shown that transplanting energy-burning brown fat can prevent excess weight gain in a mouse model of obesity.
More than 800 pages of records released by the California Department of Public Health have revealed horrific crimes, including deadly physical abuse and neglect, rape, and brutal beatings, inside five mental health institutions.
Greece begins one of its most publicised trials in decades on Monday, with dozens of people linked to the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party facing charges including murder and participation in a criminal organisation.
Vilified for their dark arts since the phone-hacking scandal, Britain's popular press won a victory this week after prosecutors acknowledged that the long-held practice of paying sources for stories was legitimate.
The UN clams it is trying to narrow differences between the two rival governments in Libya on the nature of a unity government to replace the two competing governments.
The Sunshine State has a dark cloud hovering over its health care system. The Governor claims that Florida is the victim of political blackmail in order to force Medicaid expansion.
After 16 years of captivity in Chile's National Zoo, Taco the polar bear died. During his confinement the animal endured summer temperatures that often reached 36 C in Santiago, the Chilean capital. Years of protests did not achieve Taco's freedom.
China's vice-minister of Agriculture Zhang Taolin said on Friday that agriculture has overtaken industry as the biggest non-point polluter in the country. Zhang said soil and water pollution hazards have increased the need for the safety of food crops.
With only a four month start to the year 2015, global temperatures are already breaking records around the world. March temperatures set a new record as the hottest month ever, since record keeping began in 1880.
A wolf culling program is underway in the Canadian province of British Columbia and after three months 84 wolves have been killed. Some animal rights activists insist that the reasons given for the program by the government do not justify the slaughter.
Mice lacking a gene implicated in human anorexia and bulimia weigh less than other mice. Such animals also display a variety of behavioral disorders. This points to a genetic basis for eating disorders.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott was caught on video downing a beer in a few seconds at a Sydney pub, prompting comparisons to another drink-chugging former leader and sparking a debate on social media.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said Friday that synthetic marijuana has sent 160 people to hospitals in the state since April 8, a spike that has health authorities warning the public that the substances are dangerous, and also illegal.
Your credit score is critical. While it doesn't define you, it certainly determines whether or not you'll be able to buy a house or car with a reasonable interest rate (or at all).
Your credit score is critical. While it doesn't define you, it certainly determines whether or not you'll be able to buy a house or car with a reasonable interest rate (or at all).
The recession and all its woes are supposed to be behind us, right? Yet far too many Americans are still struggling, and low credit scores are forcing them to pay more for core services and turn to high interest financial products.
In the latest budget George Osborne announced a new Help to Buy ISA for first time buyers. How will the Help to Buy ISA work? And will it actually help?
A new wave of websites springing up online look to help savers looking for a good return by matching them with the best individual companies or borrowers in "peer-to-peer" lending, creating a mutually beneficial scenario with interest of up to 6%.
Contaminated raw milk and cream is in the news again this week, with two state's issuing recalls. A Washington state dairy and a Pennsylvania dairy are at the center of the recalls.
The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) is investigating a mysterious outbreak of E. coli infections across Canada. So far, 12 cases have popped up, and all seem to be related to the consumption of leafy green vegetables.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), announced Wednesday morning that Heinz is recalling their 100 ml size jars of Chicken with Broth baby food because of possible spoilage concerns.
Beech-Nut is voluntarily recalling about 1,920 pounds of its "Stage 2" Classic Sweet Potato & Chicken after a single incident was reported of finding a piece of glass in a 4-ounce glass jar.
Ni'ihau is the smallest of Hawaii's inhabited islands, and one of the most mysterious. This is because it is called "The forbidden Island." No, there are no ghosts or dangerous volcanoes there. It is just privately owned.
A frequent flyer I am not. Nor do I weigh 100 kgs (plus). I should probably shut my face up for the plans to squeeze (and add) seats on most of airlines. The United Airlines plan to introduce this suicidal idea sparked my outrage because I can calculate.
While on the job an employee at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle thought he would catch a few extra zzz's on Monday. Where though? Best to grab a spot far from the madding — or traveling — crowd. He picked the wrong spot.
The market city of St Albans, located in Hertfordshire, England, has a fifteenth century clock tower. The tower is occasionally open for visitors and this spring Digital journal paid a visit.
A coach on fire on the M25 motorway around London has led to long queues and very heavy traffic. Drivers fed-up with the situation are reported to have started an impromptu game of football on the road, prompting a police warning.
Aston Martin is getting into the all-electric luxury sedan game – big time. According to Car and Driver, Aston Martin CEO Dr. Andy Palmer said that the company's future electric super-sedan will:
The BBC announced Wednesday that it was dropping one of its most popular presenters, "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson, for physically attacking a producer.
Joining the global effort to build the world's most fuel efficient vehicles, students from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) have designed cars that will compete against Europe's top car manufacturing nations.
The death of Al Simmons' wife, Wanda, and their unborn child motivates him to retake the mantle of the titular Spawn and get to the bottom of everything.
Kamala Khan enters into a budding romance with Kamran in the latest issue of "Ms. Marvel," but ends up getting a lot more than what she bargained for.
Canadian artist James Picard has had enough of the "chin-up" mentality that has allowed millions of people to experience horrible, traumatic events and never discuss them again.
A Vermeer, Van Eyck or Rembrandt hanging in a gallery can tell us a compelling story. But what lies beneath the coats of varnish and paints also tells a story. Now, conservators will be able to dissect what lies beneath in a non-invasive way.
Google announced Thursday an official update to how website URLs will be displayed in a search results page. Google regularly tests variations in the design of its search results. Once it discovers something that works it makes a formal update.
Back in the early days of Internet browsing, the choices for the browser you could use were limited to Microsoft's Internet Explorer and Netscape.
The practice of buying Twitter followers has been around for about as long as Twitter has been in existence. As you’d expect, it continues today.
A number of the world's biggest brands are about to be punished by Google's latest update to its search results algorithm — unless they quickly make their sites more mobile-friendly.