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Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean picked up strength late Friday and became a powerful Category 5 storm, the US National Hurricane Center said.
The newest candidate to be UN secretary-general, Kristalina Georgieva, says she may be a "latecomer" to the race, but still has strong credentials to become the first woman to lead the United Nations.
Media commentator Todd W Schneider has undertaken a detailed analysis of 28 years of The Simpsons. Want to know who speaks the most lines? The most significant side character? Then read on.
Researchers have detailed a series of security risks in the Linux kernel that threaten to put the future of the Internet of Things at risk. Developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit that Linux needs a "total rethink" to remain safe to use.
Google has announced a new style of card it's adding to its search results. Searching for a school or university will now show relevant data within the search page, letting you check details like graduation and acceptance rates without leaving Google.
Earlier this month, reports hit the media that a timebomb in HP's printers caused thousands of devices to simultaneously start blocking third-party inks. The company has now apologised to customers, saying it will issue a new update to reverse the block.
Google has announced it's postponing the launch of its upcoming Android Wear 2.0 update until 2017. The release includes improved performance, a revised user interface and expanded support for cellular connections but has been delayed for testing.
Twitter is about to get an update that will allow you to write longer tweets. From September 19, media attachments, quoted tweets and mentions of other users will no longer count towards the character limit, giving you more space to express yourself.
The iCloud account of the sister of the Duchess of Cambridge, Pippa Middleton, has apparently been hacked after photographs of her were offered to a newspaper.
Yahoo has finally revealed the extent of a "state-sponsored" hack. Back in 2014, hackers stole data relating to 500 million. This was probably the largest publicly disclosed cyber-breach in history.
An 18-year-old woman launched a lawsuit against her parents alleging they posted embarrassing baby pictures of her on Facebook and refused to remove them despite her repeated requests.
The balance of evidence in relation to red wine and health benefits oscillates wildly. New research indicates that a compound in red wine might help the body to counteract some metabolic diseases.
Hurricane Matthew became a major storm earlier on Friday and quickly intensified through the day. Matthew is now a Category 5 storm and has become a threat to Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas.
With Matthew now being considered a major Category 3 hurricane, some people are asking how a tropical storm's wind intensity relates to its place on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Let's take a quick look.
More evidence has been found that supports the growing belief that early humans, predating the Clovis people made it to the Americas over 14,000 years ago.
Pope Francis on Saturday held an open-air mass for thousands of faithful in Georgia as he continued a peace mission to the volatile Caucasus region torn between Russia and the West.
Combining the old adage about death and taxes, French authorities have sent a demand for property duties to a dead woman -- addressed to her grave in a small town in Brittany.
The US government on Saturday ended its formal oversight role over the internet, handing over management of the online address system to a global non-profit entity.
An explicit pornographic video was broadcast on a public billboard in broad daylight in Jakarta, with police and cyber crime specialists on Saturday searching for the culprit behind the gaffe.
Tennis superstar Serena Williams joined the growing chorus of prominent black voices speaking out against police violence against African-Americans with a Facebook post expressing fear of driving while black.
With just three days left in the 2016 MLB regular season, division titles have been decided, but the race for the two wild card positions in both leagues are still up for grabs.
Cleveland enters training camp looking to win back-to-back NBA titles, but the off season has seen the back court lose some depth with Mo Williams retiring and J.R. Smith and the front office still at odds over a new contract.
Thursday night was a game Miami needed to win to get back into the NFL playoff ace, but once again the offense struggled.
‘Deepwater Horizon’ is a remarkably intense depiction of a wide-reaching disaster that focuses on the people at its epicentre.
Asia's top mixed martial arts promoter said he has introduced world-leading safety procedures to prevent another death in the competition, as it prepares for an intended billion-dollar stock market listing.
Short and upright in his grey suit, Wahidullah enchants his audience as his fingers dance over the piano keys.
Mike DelGuidice, the front-man of the Billy Joel cover band Big Shot, has a major reason to celebrate. His song "Ordinary Guy" is featured on TV.
Millennials may call themselves the most entrepreneurial generation, but the data doesn't seem to back that claim up. That's according to a new nationwide study by professional services firm EY and the Economic Innovation Group.
The general minimum wage in Ontario will increase to $11.40 from $11.25 per hour on October 1, 2016. It is part of the province's plan to build up Ontario and to help low income workers.
The Danish tax authority said on Thursday it had paid an anonymous source almost six million kroner (0.81 million euros, $0.9 million) for leaked data from the Panama Papers on hundreds of Danes.
As the hard Brexit fear intensifies, the pound fell to its lowest in the last five weeks against the euro. According to analysts, the pound is expected to fall even further if the talks of a hard Brexit carry on in the same manner.
New research suggests that mold that can grow on common foodstuffs like nuts and corn can lead to ill-health effects through triggering a weakening of the airways.
Guatemala has become the fourth country in the Americas to eliminate river blindness disease. The announcement represents tough action by national and international bodies.
Following the recommendation that people in the U.K. take vitamin D supplements, a pressure group in Canada has begun lobbying for the recommendations to be made by the Canadian government.
Scientists have found that the absence of a single species of bacteria contributes to autism-like social behaviors. Moreover, adding this bacterium back normal social activity is restored.
The Ontario government announced Tuesday that they are cancelling the next round of renewable energy contracts for the province. They hope to save $3.8 billion in energy costs, in order to lighten the load on hydro customers.
It was a good day for Democrat Hillary Clinton as post-debate polls continued to show her getting a significant bounce from her strong performance. Donald Trump? His day likely did not go as well.
Dr. Mattia Toaldo, Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, recently released an extensive analysis of the present situation in Libya giving considerable background to help understand the present situation.
Two days after threatening to suspend talks with Russia on the crisis in Syria, the United States confirmed Friday that negotiations continue but insisted they are "on life support.
Wind turbines have many advocates as a low-cost source of ‘green’ electricity. However, depending on where the turbines are cited, there is a risk of birds being killed.
Hurricane Matthew has intensified and is now classified as a Category 4 storm by the NHC as of 5:00 p.m. on Friday. A hurricane watch has now been issued for Jamaica.
In a lawsuit brought against ExxonMobil on Thursday, The petroleum giant is being accused of polluting the Mystic River near Boston, Massachusetts while failing to plan for the potentially severe impacts of climate change.
A Czech-Polish team said Friday it had discovered the world's deepest underwater cave in the eastern Czech Republic.
New research suggests that mold that can grow on common foodstuffs like nuts and corn can lead to ill-health effects through triggering a weakening of the airways.
Guatemala has become the fourth country in the Americas to eliminate river blindness disease. The announcement represents tough action by national and international bodies.
Following the recommendation that people in the U.K. take vitamin D supplements, a pressure group in Canada has begun lobbying for the recommendations to be made by the Canadian government.
Scientists have found that the absence of a single species of bacteria contributes to autism-like social behaviors. Moreover, adding this bacterium back normal social activity is restored.
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