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Historymaking Olympic athlete Erick Barrondo, an indigenous Guatemalan, spoke out against racism Wednesday after a radio DJ posted a picture of him on Twitter alongside comments that he deemed offensive.
Russian authorities on Wednesday shut down a television channel serving Crimean Tatars, an ethnic group that opposed Moscow's seizure of Crimea, sparking concern in Ukraine and the West.
Alleged Serbian war crimes suspect Vojislav Seselj set fire to a Croatian flag Wednesday in a deliberate act of defiance after he was ordered to return to his detention cell in The Hague.
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius is returning Wednesday to Switzerland to crunch nuclear talks with counterparts from Iran and other major powers, the French foreign ministry said as negotiations headed into a another night of hard bargaining.
Einstein was wrong. Einstein asserted there is no spooky action between or within quantum particles even though they are arbitrarily large wave functions. Measurements succeeded in proving that spooky action occurs within the wave of a single particle.
Given that less than 1 percent of the water on the planet is drinkable, a process to remove minerals, like salt, from water could help to alleviate many problems for the global community.
By manipulating the electromechanical properties of nanofibers, so that they stretch some seven times their natural length, scientists have created a material that is stronger and tougher than Kevlar.
Scientists, investigating the properties of ice, have managed to form a perfect square snowflake with the help of graphene, the carbon-based material.
Tiger Woods played a full 18 holes at Augusta on Tuesday but remains uncertain if he'll play the season's first major there, the Masters. After two poor outings at the top of the season, Woods took an indefinite leave from the tour in mid-February.
The USA and Chile advanced Tuesday to the World Polo Championship final to be played at Santiago de Chile. The Chilean and American teams will meet today (Wednesday) for the gold medal while England and Brazil will contest third place.
Legendary heavyweight boxer Muhammad Ali is the latest high-profile boxer who joined ex-heavyweight champion Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield in predicting a win for Manny Pacquiao when he collides with Floyd Mayweather on May 2 at the MGM Grand.
It took approximately 79 seconds for a boyhood dream to become reality. As Harry Kane peeled towards the far post to attack Raheem Sterling’s lofted cross, millions watching across the world — including the thousands at Wembley — anticipated a goal.
This week’s releases include a magnificent, Oscar-nominated performance; a stunning spectacle in space; two highly entertaining series from HBO; and an adorably informative nature documentary.
It was a big day for "General Hospital" as it landed 28 Daytime Emmy nominations. "Young and the Restless" followed with 25 nods while "Bold and the Beautiful" nabbed 19.
I watched the legendary rock and roll band Van Halen perform on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Monday night. Original singer David Lee Roth is back and the new bass player has a familiar name. This was Roth's first television appearance with the band.
The last three days of the Human Rights Watch Film Festival features stories about challenging the status quo to improve people’s lives.
Earlier this week, it was announced that Charter Communications would be purchasing its competitors, Bright House Networks, for more than $10 billion in cash and stock.
The United States has signed agreements with three countries, Mexico, Ecuador and the Philippines, to establish outreach programs in an effort by the National Labor Relations Board to get immigrants involved in union activism.
Gaming company Zynga has lost a court battle to stop a group of its investors suing the company for alleged fraud in the months leading up to its disastrous IPO, Ars Technica reports.
For some, The Ingleside/Excelsior of San Francisco is just another area in the City that needs new development. Yet for those who live in the area and treasure it,
Google has removed nearly 200 extensions for its Chrome browser from the store after finding that they inject adverts into webpages and in many cases expose users to malicious software. In any case, the extensions ruined the experience of web browsing.
The iClever IC-BTS02 is an ultra-portable, high-quality Bluetooth speaker that is small enough to sling into a bag while still delivering an enjoyable sound experience. It can also be used to take calls with its built-in mic.
Microsoft released a new build of Windows 10 to Windows Insiders yesterday that includes the company's new web browser to replace Internet Explorer, Project Spartan. The new browser promises to be much faster than IE and built for the modern web.
Apple may be building facial recognition into the lock screen of its next iPhones, allowing users to unlock the phone by taking a selfie with the front-facing camera and eliminating the need for a cumbersome passcode.
The U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has launched a safety review into green coffee bean extracts. These "dietary supplements" are becoming increasingly popular as weight loss treatment.
A high number of food poisoning cases have been reported at a recent World Vision conference at Siem Reap, north-western Cambodia. The incident is being investigated.
Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona succeeded in putting his state back in the national spotlight over abortions after he signed legislation on Monday that mandates a doctor must tell a patient seeking a drug-induced abortion the procedure may be reversible.
When Canadian rocker Avril Lavigne tweeted in December that she had "health issues" and asked fans to keep her in their prayers, those fans didn't know what to think. Today Lavigne revealed the source of her illness was a bite from a tick.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) announced on Wednesday that he isn't happy with his state's controversial "religious freedom" legislation and asked the state legislature to "recall" it and tweak the bill before he signs it.
As the Islamic State expands its operations in Libya western media are paying more attention to this issue rather than the conflicts between military forces of the two rival governments, one in Tripoli and the internationally-recognized regime in Tobruk.
Just 24 hours after the UK general election officially started, UKIP — the UK Independence Party — again found itself the centre of media focus for all the wrong reasons as one of its candidates called on Israel to “kidnap” President Obama.
The Third Force, a unit of the Tripoli-based General National Council (GNC) government has agreed to a ceasefire with Ibrahim Jadhran who commands forces guarding Es Sidra.
Plans for the largest coal mine in Australia are being challenged in court this week, pitting India's Adani Group against one of Australia's many endangered species, the four-inch southern Black-throated Finch.
As our high-tech world gears up to go to the next level of advancing technology, author and public speaker Mary Reynolds Thompson believes if humanity is to survive it must include nature in the problem-solving.
A video has surfaced and it shows a crocodile battling with three lions in Kenya's Samburu National Reserve, which is home to hundreds of species of birds and animals.
Scientists have long held the belief that giant pandas keep to themselves and are loners in the wild, but a team of researchers from Michigan State University have published a finding that indicates that pandas are actually quite social in the wild.
The U.S. Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) has launched a safety review into green coffee bean extracts. These "dietary supplements" are becoming increasingly popular as weight loss treatment.
A high number of food poisoning cases have been reported at a recent World Vision conference at Siem Reap, north-western Cambodia. The incident is being investigated.
Coke Life is a relatively new addition to the Coca-Cola range of beverages. It is targeted at those who want less sugar in their diet; however, health campaigners claim it is sugar-laden.
Gov. Doug Ducey of Arizona succeeded in putting his state back in the national spotlight over abortions after he signed legislation on Monday that mandates a doctor must tell a patient seeking a drug-induced abortion the procedure may be reversible.
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 interests 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%.
If you've found that you are generally happier spending money on experiences than on material purchases, the latest research backs you up.
Coke Life is a relatively new addition to the Coca-Cola range of beverages. It is targeted at those who want less sugar in their diet; however, health campaigners claim it is sugar-laden.
At a news conference on Tuesday in Edmonton, the national president of Canada's Agricultural Union said the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) cutbacks in the number of inspections of processing plants is putting people at risk of foodborne illnesses.
A federal judge complied with a request from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and ordered a Los Angeles, California seafood manufacturer to stop producing ready-to-eat smoked and pickled fish because of a failure to control bacterial contamination.
Joshua Renouf, a designer, has developed an alarm clock that starts brewing coffee while you are waking up to start the day.
Over a third of British holiday-goers would rather be surrounded by home comforts than experience the local culture of overseas destinations, suggests a recent survey.
An Air Canada plane has made a crash landing at Halifax Stanfield International Airport just after midnight, injuring 25 people. Flight 624 took off from Toronto at 9.05 pm with 133 passengers and 5 crew members on board.
Authorities in Germany searched the Montabaur home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on Thursday, looking for clues to why the young flier apparently flew a Germanwings jetliner into a mountain in southern France, killing all 150 passengers and crew.
The possibility that we could travel overland from New York to Moscow could become a reality, if the head of government-owned Russian Railways has anything to say. The 20,000 km (12,427 miles) superhighway would cost trillions of dollars.
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.
If David Vitter, a senator from the USA, gets his way, then new rules for vehicles with three wheels will be on the way from Congress.
Apple may be working on its top-secret car project at a location just minutes away from its main campus in Cupertino, according to a new report from Apple Insider.
Motivated to create more roles for elderly women, rookie Canadian playwright Steve Hill has crafted a winner populated by six believable characters.
Ukrainian's international prince of dance, Sergei Polunin, performed a mesmerizing interpretation to Hozier's 2015 Grammy-nominated, "Take Me to Church." Filmed by the famous and daring photographer David LaChapelle, it is going viral.
Puppetry ain’t kids’ stuff these days, and nobody in Canada knows this more than Ronnie Burkett. If you thought “Avenue Q” was edgy, just wait until you experience the dark hilarity of “The Daisy Theatre”, which returned to Toronto this week.
Ronan the Accuser pays the price for disobeying the Kree's Supreme Intelligence to save Hala in the latest issue of "Guardians Team-Up."
A Brazilian TV show pulled a terrifying zombie prank on women in an empty subway train. The video, uploaded to YouTube on March 29, 2015 by organizers of the popular TV show, "The Silvio Santos Program," has gone viral with more than 3 million views.
Just in time for April Fool's Day, Google is letting users turn their city streets on Google Maps into a classic-looking game of Pac-Man.
A photo purportedly shows the moment that a five-year-old Vietnamese girl discovered to her profound shock that her missing pet dog "Flower" was being displayed at a market stall as roast meat.
Social networking sites are among the most popular and frequently visited online destinations, and they have experienced a large surge in membership numbers as smartphones have become more easily accessible.