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Tens of thousands of Catholics gathered in the Kenyan town of Nyeri on Saturday for the beatification ceremony of an Italian nun, a key step towards sainthood.
Despite cries of alarm from European politicians over the deaths of migrants in the Mediterranean, African leaders have been silent over an issue they fear underlines their weak governance, say campaigners.
President Barack Obama's war strategy failed to stop Islamic State jihadists from overrunning Ramadi but he appears reluctant to change course despite the group's advances on the battlefield.
Skimming across the surface of the vast Pacific, Alain Thebault scans the horizon with his blue Breton eyes. He is feeling good. A record is there to be broken.
The Medusa nebula takes its name from a figure in Greek mythology, who would turn you to stone if you looked at her face. However, the most you can fear from gazing at this cosmological phenomenon, is to be struck speechless by its beauty.
The earliest snakes hunted in the lush nighttime forests of the Early Cretaceous, but unlike their modern relatives, ancestral snakes still bore vestiges of a four-legged lifestyle. They were equipped with tiny hind legs and itty-bitty toes.
A discovery of 3.3-million-year-old crude stone tools in Kenya has archeologists rethinking humankind's past. Hominids (that would be us) were thought to have invented tools 2.6 million years ago so the find raises the stature of an earlier relative.
Scientists in Pakistan who conducted a study on marijuana say the drug stunts the growth of boys who use it. Alarmingly, they say their study found that heavy users of the drug at a young age grew on average four inches shorter than non-smokers.
Manny Pacquiao won't be fighting twice this year as he usually does following his right shoulder surgery stemming from his injury while training for his fight against Floyd Mayweather last May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Eight-division world champion and Philippine Congressman Manny Pacquiao remains on top of the list of richest members of the Philippine House of Representatives for the fifth straight year.
National Football League star Ray Rice will not face felony charges for hitting his then-fiance so hard in the face that he knocked her unconscious in a casino elevator last February.
A Filipino lawyer based in California has filed a lawsuit against members of Team Pacquiao including Promoter Bob Arum, Pacquiao's Manager/Adviser Michael Koncz and Trainer Freddie Roach for misrepresentation and concealment of Pacquiao's injury.
‘Tomorrowland’ displays a desire for innovation rarely seen in contemporary film, and delivers a picture packed with stunning set designs and a starry-eyed storyline.
Horror should be a well-worn genre by now, but new innovations are keeping it fresh, The latest iteration uses virtual reality and ties into the upcoming 'Insidious: Chapter 3.'
Canadian actor Shawn Roberts sat down and chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming acting projects, which include "40 Below and Falling."
As "Pitch Perfect 2" enters its second weekend, it will be interesting to see how much it drops. Sure, that does not sound like a positive start to a box office report, but that is one headline going into the weekend.
Japan is challenging South Korea's import bans and increased restrictions on foods from Japan after the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. On Thursday, the central government filed a formal complaint with the World Trade Organization.
The recently-announced acquisition of AOL by Verizon continues to send ripples across the marketing world. Day in and day out, industry observers continue to analyze the deal and share their thoughts through the media.
Apple is planning an early launch in Russia for its upcoming music streaming service, according to a report in Billboard — indicating that it is likely to see a large-scale global launch.
On its surface, Game of Thrones is a bloody look at a continent engulfed in war. But just as the Sun Tzu classic The Art of War inspired a number of lessons for business leaders, so too can the politics behind the hit medieval fantasy series.
Microsoft reportedly threatened the UK government over its plans to promote more open-source software standards instead of the company's products last year. Microsoft apparently even went so far as to consider closing its UK research facilities.
The organisers of the Eurovision Song Contest are installing "anti-booing" technology for the final this year. It comes after Russia's performance was met with heavy crowd protests last year, something that organisers have called "embarrassing."
It's not extremely popular with millions of millennials like Snapchat. Nor is it doing something incredibly futuristic like SpaceX. Security startup Tanium has however quietly reached more than a billion-dollar valuation.
Chinese researchers have successfully created a sheet of light-emitting, transparent and flexible paper with a new eco-friendly manufacturing technique. The paper could be used to create truly flexible displays for bendable gadgets of the future.
On Friday morning, retail giant, Walmart, along with Sam's Club, announced they wanted their food suppliers to put an end to the inhumane treatment of animals and the overuse of antibiotics for growth purposes.
Millennials have a reputation for being more fickle in regards to their working habits when compared to older generations. Turns out that millennial difficulties in the work force might be tied to depression.
Two leading brands of sunscreen lotions do not offer the same level of sun protection as the labels claim, according to a new survey.
Higher intake of flavonoids during midlife is associated with greater likelihood of health and well-being in people surviving to older ages, according to a new study.
An Iranian aid ship, Nejat or Rescue, that had originally planned to land at the Houthi rebel-held port Hodeida in Yemen, has now sailed to Djibouti where the UN has a transportation hub for distribution of aid to Yemen
The unemployment rate officially dropped to 5.4 percent in April, but a closer examination shows that 40 percent of America's 8.5 million unemployed people have given up on the job search. This data suggests that the labor market is worse than it seems.
The UN has set May 28 to begin Yemen peace talks in Geneva but only one party to the conflict may attend. The Hadi government based in Saudi Arabia demands that the rebel Houthis give up some of the territory they have taken as a condition of taking part.
With huge public works projects blighted by cost overruns and corruption scandals, the beachside Valencia region embodies Spain's ills -- and voters' hunger for change in looming elections.
Tuesday's pipeline rupture is now in its third day as cleanup crews work feverishly to contain what has turned into a major emergency. The original estimate of the numbers of gallons of oil released was far smaller than originally thought.
Bowing to pressure amid threats of expulsion from the world's leading zoo organization, aquariums in Japan have voted to stop buying live dolphins from Taiji, where the annual slaughter of hundreds of cetaceans has drawn widespread criticism.
Dutch-registered nonprofit, The Ocean Cleanup, today announced that the world’s first system to passively clean up plastic pollution from the oceans will be deployed next year.
A B.C. Ministry of Environment report released through the Freedom of Information Act shows the government blames the decline of the caribou population in the province on humankind, not on wolves. However, a controversial wolf cull will continue.
On Friday morning, retail giant, Walmart, along with Sam's Club, announced they wanted their food suppliers to put an end to the inhumane treatment of animals and the overuse of antibiotics for growth purposes.
Millennials have a reputation for being more fickle in regards to their working habits when compared to older generations. Turns out that millennial difficulties in the work force might be tied to depression.
Like many of you, I'm planning my holidays, and I intended to go the U.S. this year. I haven't been for a while, and luckily I found out some new information about entry requirements. If I hadn't seen, it would have meant me being refused entry.
Memorial Day is set aside to remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives to ensure America's freedom. It is also the unofficial start of summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, picnics and other food-related activities.
The new version of the trading platform IQ Option, released in April 2015, demonstrated the innovative focus of its developer.
When personal finance site NerdWallet surveyed 1,200 expectant parents and parents of teenagers, it found that pretty much everyone is worried about saving for college.
With personal tax returns for 2014 due April 30, 2015, most Canadians have already submitted their returns and many have started the waiting period to receive a refund. Have you already formulated a plan on how to spend this seemingly free money?
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).
Memorial Day is set aside to remember and honor the men and women who gave their lives to ensure America's freedom. It is also the unofficial start of summer, and many Americans will celebrate with cookouts, picnics and other food-related activities.
The Bolivian Army will produce 70,000 loaves of bread daily to alleviate the shortage caused by the bakers strike that began Monday in La Paz and El Alto. The bakers’ unions reject the withdrawal of state subsidies to wheat flour in effect since 2011.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has put in place measures where mechanically tenderized beef sold in the U.S. must be clearly labeled.
A report from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India indicates that over 68 percent of milk sold to consumers is substandard. In some cases milk has been adulterated with sugar, glucose powder and edible oil.
Like many of you, I'm planning my holidays, and I intended to go the U.S. this year. I haven't been for a while, and luckily I found out some new information about entry requirements. If I hadn't seen, it would have meant me being refused entry.
Vancouver, a metropolis or gorgeous scenery, is not only one of the world’s most livable cities, it is also a favourite destination for visitors from all over the world, and a magnet for international meetings and conventions.
The video shows extreme landing tactics skilled pilots were forced to adopt over the weekend at the Madeira Airport due to threatening heavy crosswinds.
A Taiwanese exchange student visiting Yellowstone National Park with her host family was gored by one of the park's bison on Friday afternoon. Her injuries, while serious, were not life-threatening.
Two unemployed men who crashed a Lamborghini and Ferrari as they reportedly staged a "real-life Fast and Furious" race through Beijing were sentenced to jail Thursday for dangerous driving, the court said.
A Saudi Arabian woman angered by her husband’s decision to take a second wife has exacted her revenge by raking up $100,000 in deliberate fines on his wedding night.
A third automaker has issued a recall of a line of vehicles equipped with a specific manufacturer's components following an internal review of the cars' airbags.
Volkswagen New Zealand has launched a revolutionary new campaign to reduce speed related auto fatalities by reminding drivers how much they have to live for.
Iranian-American artist Shirin Neshat's dark kohl-lined eyes are immediately recognizable. Now she is bringing their gaze on Iranian and Arab women's resistance to oppression to this most political of cities.
In this comic book review, Magneto and his illegitimate daughter, Polaris, finally come together to save the city from doom in the incursion from 1610's Earth.
Kamala uses her wits to escape the clutches of Lineage and his group of Inhumans, which includes Kamran, where the villain reveals interesting news.
The first American orchestra to tour Cuba since a historic rapprochement between the two nations received a rousing ovation late Friday from a packed house in Havana.
Q: What do naked car chases, overcast skies in San Francisco, the Zodiac killer and Silicon Valley sex workers have in common?
If your small business relies strictly on hardware and physical servers to store your critical data, you're one small incident away from business disaster.
A Stockholm court on Tuesday seized the Swedish web domains of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay over repeated copyright violations in a bid to end the site's activities.
The mobile-friendly version of the Washington Post's website was hijacked for a short time Thursday night by hackers claiming to be from the Syrian Electronic Army. Visitors found warning pop-up messages from the hackers.