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Militants opened fire on two Bangladeshi United Nations peacekeepers in Mali's capital Bamako on Monday, killing one and wounding the other, security sources said.
Agreement was reached on Monday to end a crippling fuel crisis in Nigeria that had left the country at a virtual standstill just days before a new government is installed.
A fire at a nursing home in central China has left 38 people dead and six injured, officials and reports said Tuesday.
Venezuela's public ombudsman denied Monday that jailed opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez was on hunger strike or in solitary confinement, saying he "had lunch with his children" the day before.
The Scythians were a much-feared, barbaric group of pre-common era tribes that ruled the Eurasian grasslands for over a thousand years. Said to be of Iranian origin, they left no cities behind, only huge burial mounds called kurgans.
For years biologists have toiled away to find ways to make better crops. Now it seems the answer lies with computers. An advanced computer has fully detailed the nanostructure of cellulose, the key to creating more robust grains.
Whitefly is a well-known agricultural pest. It leaves a characteristic white gooey mess across plants and objects like cars. The white mess soon becomes a black mold. It seems that wasps might be a solution to push-back on whitefly.
John Nash, the Nobel prize winning mathematician, whose life inspired the best-selling biographical book and Oscar-winning film "A Beautiful Mind," has died in a car accident, together with his wife, on Saturday.
Carl Edwards struggled for most of the Coca-Cola 600, but emerged when it counted and went on to win the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race at Charlotte Motor Speedway, on May 24, 2015.
The proposed rematch between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will happen as soon as the Filipino boxing star recovers from his right shoulder injury and if there is a demand from viewers to watch the fight for the second time.
WBC Youth Intercontinental flyweight champion Milan Melindo needs to win by knockout to win his upcoming fight in Mexico against IBF light flyweight champion Javier Mendoza on May 30 at the Campo Nuevo Ensenada, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico.
After racing 500 miles in one of better Indianapolis 500s in recent years, one-tenth of a second is all that separated Penske teammates Juan Pablo Montoya and Will Power as Montoya drove under the checkered flag to win his second 500 in three attempts.
Fans of magic and Jamie Raven are in for a treat. Raven has made it to the live shows on this season of "Britain's Got Talent."
World renowned magician and illusionist Criss Angel saved the best season of "Mindfreak" for last, which consisted of six unforgettable episodes.
UPDATE: 5.25.15 - It was a weekend when the numbers needed to be updated. "Tomrrowland" took in $41.74 million while "Pitch Perfect 2" grabbed $38.5 million for the four-day holiday weekend.
Late night host Conan O'Brien paid tribute to David Letterman Wednesday night by telling his viewers to change the channel and watch Letterman's final show instead of his.
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.
Photo-sharing app Instagram is now rolling out a new feature that copies other rival social networks by sending inactive users regular digests of what they have missed. New "Highlights" emails feature some of the best unseen photos in a users' feed.
It has emerged that Google has filed a patent for a "smart teddy bear" that could listen to your conversations, watch your movements and control media devices. It would have built-in speakers, cameras and microphones but Google's intentions are not clear.
Phone company BlackBerry has announced that it will be starting off a new wave of layoffs as it progresses into the next stage of its ongoing turnaround strategy. The company's success has fallen dramatically in the face of powerful smartphone rivals.
A leaked top secret document has revealed that New Zealand and its spy partners attempted to exploit weaknesses in smartphone browsers to hack into the devices without informing companies or the public. The information was obtained by Edward Snowden.
A federal jury has awarded two New York City police officers a combined $151,000 in a long-running suit that alleged NYPD substance abuse counselors forced them into alcohol rehab.
On Friday, health authorities in Guinea reported 27 new cases of Ebola in the West African country. The country's latest Ebola figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) are the highest in more than a month.
A 65-year-old German woman gave birth to four babies on Tuesday in Berlin but it didn't go as hoped. The quadruplets all survived but were born premature at 26 weeks. The newborns now make Annegret Raunigk a mother of 17.
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.
The narratives coming out of Libya vary considerably with the source. Prominent western media often offer limited coverage and no significant analysis.
Thousands of people packed the grounds of the Alberta Legislature to see Premier Rachel Notley and her cabinet be sworn in as the new government of Alberta.
A UN conference that had been reviewing the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty broke up without issuing a final statement when participants could not agree on a Middle East nuclear weapons ban.
Many Americans are taking on more liberal views but Ted Cruz is sticking with his social conservatism. But will his grassroots bible belt base be enough to get him elected in 2016?
The Solar Impulse 2 was set to take off from Nanjing, China on Tuesday, heading out on a six-day journey to Hawaii, but a bad weather forecast has dampened the chances of a takeoff. The two-man team is left to sit tight and wait for a favorable window.
In 2013 neonicotinoid pesticides were temporarily banned on Europe due to a 'high acute risk' to honey bees. An environmental organization wishes the matter to be extended to a complete ban.
In India hundreds are dying from extreme heat. Rain, floods and tornados are lashing Midwestern states in the U.S. In Colorado, the menace is less dramatic: overgrown lawns and grumbling about Seattle-like days in Denver.
If you remember those quaint drawings of big fish eating progressively smaller fish, until there's only one big fish at the end, you have the general gist of how palm oil companies often destroy rain forests.
A "Sikh Samaritan" who disregarded religious tradition and removed his turban to cradle the head of a five-year-old boy hit by a car has received new furniture from a New Zealand business owner as reward for his kind act.
The land-speed record for the world's fastest service bus was broken last week by a vehicle powered not by polluting diesel but rather clean and green poo. The feat, set by the "Bus Hound," was achieved in Britain and has since been verified as accurate.
A federal jury has awarded two New York City police officers a combined $151,000 in a long-running suit that alleged NYPD substance abuse counselors forced them into alcohol rehab.
On Friday, health authorities in Guinea reported 27 new cases of Ebola in the West African country. The country's latest Ebola figures from the World Health Organization (WHO) are the highest in more than a month.
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.
Across the ages and around the world, death and mourning practices have almost always reflected the social position held by the deceased. From preserving the body, to cremation, there are many practices humankind has used to show our respect for the dead.
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, 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.
The land-speed record for the world's fastest service bus was broken last week by a vehicle powered not by polluting diesel but rather clean and green poo. The feat, set by the "Bus Hound," was achieved in Britain and has since been verified as accurate.
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.
After nearly two weeks of stirring, sleek and thought-provoking movies -- and a couple of duds -- the Cannes Film Festival closed Sunday with an awards night to declare the winner of its coveted Palme d'Or.
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.
An ad to raise awareness about organ donation, which dramatizes the saying that the dog is man's best friend, will surely make you cry. The video, titled "The man and the dog," uploaded to YouTube on 20 May, has gone viral with more than 2 million views.
Perhaps the only thing the majority of Americans have in common is that they feel irrelevant. Gay, straight, conservative, liberal, pro-choice, anti-abortion. It is a shame people can’t binge.
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.
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