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Grappling with agonising uncertainty, Syrian refugees living in Turkey wait for news of relatives stuck on the Syrian side of the border after fleeing Russian and regime offensives in the Aleppo region.
More than 2,000 police, coastguards and firefighters took to the streets of cash-strapped Athens on Friday in protest at pension reforms as the country reeled from a paralysing general strike, according to AFP.
The campaign to win China's backing for deeper sanctions against North Korea gained in intensity Friday, with the US and South Korean presidents making their case directly to Xi Jinping.
Rio's Carnival -- a five day festival of dancing, bared flesh and wild costumes -- opened Friday in the face of warnings that the Zika virus might make even kissing dangerous.
In a study lasting over a decade, an arachnologist at Auburn University in Alabama discovered 14 new species of tarantula and completely rewrote the family tree of the Aphonopelma genus. One tarantula found near Folsom prison got a very special name.
Scientists are investigating the use of biological sensors to trigger the body's own immune cells to seek out, locate and destroy a range of different cancerous cells.
A new technique, where the Vagus nerve is stimulated, has been found to be effective for treating certain types of depression. This follows trials involving adult patients.
Europe's population changed rapidly thousands of years ago. Researchers from the Max Planck Institute in Germany revealed this after studying DNA samples from different regions of the continent.
With just a few days until the NBA trade deadline, social media is buzzing with potential moves that teams could make to push for a spot in the playoffs or in case of the Toronto Raptors, perhaps a chance at playing for a championship.
The rise in popularity of the NHL is mostly due to the game getting a bit more scoring with teams playing more fast-paced hockey. For those franchises looking to keep up, help is just around the corner at this summer's player Draft.
With just one game left in the NFL season, teams have a good idea of what players could help them reach the playoffs and possibly the Super Bowl next season, even those franchises that have struggled of late.
While the NBA Draft is filled with college players that only stay for one season, several players make a name for themselves by staying in school, gaining some experience, and learning the game while playing against some tough competition.
‘Pride and Prejudice and Zombies’ is an adaptation of an adaptation that delivers its own take on the classic mash-up by further rewriting history and clearly defining the line between good and evil.
CBS and The CW Network confirmed Tuesday that Grant Gustin from 'The Flash' will appear on an upcoming episode of 'Supergirl' this spring.
The Great Digital Film Festival returns to Canada for another week of nostalgia cinema, giving fans the opportunity to see their favourite movies on the big screen at least one more time.
The question of Alfred's fate is answered and the Faber/Forst saga comes to a shocking conclusion in 'X Company,' Ep. 2.02, "Night Will End."
ShinMaywa Industries, the Japanese equipment manufacturer that produces the US-2 amphibious aircraft has offered to set up plants in India to help cater to international demand.
Premier Christy Clark continues to voice confidence in B.C.'s LNG export project despite Royal Dutch Shell's announcement that it was "postponing" its final investment decision until the end of 2016, instead of in April.
The mobile advertising analytics company Marchex found through analysis of more than 4 million phone calls from consumers to businesses, that Americans will likely waste more than 900 million hours waiting on hold this year.
Alison Overholt chatted with Digital Journal about her recent promotion to Editor-in-Chief of ESPN The Magazine, in addition to being the Editor-in-Chief of espnW.
Tim Cook hinted at the existence of new Apple products and a plan to make the company's services available on other platforms during an employee "Town Hall" meeting at Apple's Cupertino headquarters this week.
A major security flaw has been found in Avast's SecureZone browser, also known as Avastium, that allows an attacker to remotely read any file on the user's computer, over the Internet. Antivirus firm Avast quickly patched the embarrassing bug.
Apple has confirmed that getting a third-party repair shop to replace the home button or Touch ID sensor on an iPhone 6 will 'brick' the device and leave it unusable. Owners have reacted angrily to what Apple calls a "security feature."
Three years after unveiling Firefox OS for smartphones, Mozilla has called time on the struggling platform that originally aimed to compete with the likes of iOS and Android. Its lack of market share has defeated it and led the company to refocus on IoT.
The body mass index (or BMI) is a long established method for assessing whether someone is of the correct weight (and therefore healthy) or underweight or overweight (and thus unhealthy). But is BMI accurate and meaningful as regards health?
Colombia said Friday three people had died of complications of the Zika virus sweeping Latin America, as the UN urged increased access to abortion because of fears of severe birth defects.
Colombia said Friday that three people had died after contracting the Zika virus and developing a rare nerve disorder called Guillain-Barre, the first time health officials have directly blamed the mosquito-borne disease for causing deaths.
Tomas Pik has lost nothing of his lust for life despite the crippling disease that confined him to a wheelchair five years ago as the nerves in his limbs withered.
A close ally of President Vladimir Putin, Patriarch Kirill has helped to transform the Russian Orthodox Church into a powerful institution of the post-Soviet state.The 69-year-old native of Saint Petersburg will meet Pope Francis next week in Cuba.
Well into his final year as president, Barack Obama, who has overseen the largest federal budget deficit expansion in history, couldn’t find the money in his eight-year spending spree to properly update infrastructure.
Spain suffered a fresh setback Friday after the Socialists and anti-austerity party Podemos -- key players in a weeks-long bid to form a government -- hit a deadlock in talks.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday blasted as "laughable" Russia's accusation that Turkey was actively preparing to invade Syria."I find this Russian statement laughable...
He's the only known wild jaguar in the U.S., and he's finally been caught — on video. The big cat, known as "El Jefe," (the boss), is seen prowling around a creek in the Santa Rita mountains of southern Arizona.
A volcano in southern Japan dramatically erupted Friday, with television footage showing fiery bursts of super hot rock and ash rushing down its slopes, though authorities said it posed no immediate danger to populated areas.
The Indian army said Thursday there was little chance of finding alive any of the 10 soldiers buried in an avalanche at Siachen Glacier in the remote Himalayas, as the rescue effort continued.
No zebra mussels have invaded B.C. waters yet, and an Alberta-based team that uses mussel-sniffing dogs intends to keep it that way. Discovered in the U.S. 20 years ago, it's believed the tiny critters hitchhiked in the ballast tanks of European ships.
The body mass index (or BMI) is a long established method for assessing whether someone is of the correct weight (and therefore healthy) or underweight or overweight (and thus unhealthy). But is BMI accurate and meaningful as regards health?
Colombia said Friday three people had died of complications of the Zika virus sweeping Latin America, as the UN urged increased access to abortion because of fears of severe birth defects.
Colombia said Friday that three people had died after contracting the Zika virus and developing a rare nerve disorder called Guillain-Barre, the first time health officials have directly blamed the mosquito-borne disease for causing deaths.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) unveiled a new set of regulations Thursday aiming to crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud from "catch to first landfall."
In the aftermath of the horrific Paris attacks, The European Union is poised to roll out legislation that would make virtual currency platforms perform tighter due diligence during exchanges while concurrently enforcing EU’s anti-money laundering laws.
Alyanna Lapuz, 21 from Winnipeg on January 7th this year received a letter from the Canadian Revenue Agency(CRA) addressed to the "Estate of the Late Alyanna Lapuz".
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) might be affecting you more than you know. While the Affordable Care Act is designed to decrease health insurance expenses, it could also affect life insurance as well as casualty-property insurance rates.
In 2016, global gas prices are expected to remain low, despite the fact that consumption is expected to increase. What does this mean for the global economy and your wallet?
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) unveiled a new set of regulations Thursday aiming to crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing and seafood fraud from "catch to first landfall."
McDonald's has been testing kale salads to try to attract more health-conscious diners. But this seemingly healthier alternative is actually worse for you than a double Big Mac, CBC reports.
On Tuesday, the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) issued an update on the status of the ongoing investigation into the Listeria outbreak associated with Dole packaged salads from its Springfield, Ohio plant.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is given the task of protecting the public from defective or potentially unsafe products before they reach the consumer. When a product is potentially dangerous or can cause illness, the FDA issues a recall.
France's busy little ski resort of Noeux-les-Mines is also its most unusual. It has no mountains, no snow, runs all year round and is built on a decades-old slag heap.
If you've ever wanted to learn to ride a horse, then Oaklands Riding School is a good place to try. The school is located in Hertfordshire, U.K., and Digital Journal recently paid a visit.
He was in the army, he liked to smoke and drink and a fair bit of wrestling. He stood at over six feet tall in his bare feet and proudly gave the salute. Meet Wojtek the Soldier Bear.
A Chinese woman heading home for the holidays had a commercial airline flight all to herself after gruelling delays winnowed down other passengers.
Toyota announced on Wednesday that its Scion brand would cease to exist by the end of the year. Scion, which was launched in North America in 2003 to appeal to young car buyers, will be absorbed into the company's main Toyota brand starting this August.
It was a routine traffic stop but with a twist. A Miami civilian got the attention of a police officer and after he stopped, the woman accused him of speeding.
Despite a clampdown by the provincial government that began almost 20 years ago, incidents of wheels coming off trucks on busy highways are still occurring.
App-based taxi firm Uber has been ordered to pay 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) to a French taxi group by a Paris court, according to documents seen by AFP on Wednesday.
France and the Netherlands signed a historic deal Monday acquiring two large Rembrandt portraits for 160 million euros ($174 million), the French culture ministry announced.
A painting seized by Turkish authorities that was reported to be a stolen Picasso is a fake, the Picasso Administration, charged with managing the artist's estate, said on Monday.
New York's iconic Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) is planning to add 180,000 square feet to its wing for modern and contemporary art, adding to the current 2 million square feet of space.
Dr Jamie Tehrani, an anthropologist at Durham University and Sara Graça da Silva, a folklorist from New University of Lisbon, report that many fairy tales probably go back thousands of years.
Social media website Twitter said in a blog on Friday it has suspended over 125,000 accounts for promoting or threatening terrorism in the last eight months.
Yahoo’s chief executive Marissa Mayer announced Tuesday that it would consider “strategic alternatives” to cure the financial ills of its core Internet business.
WhatsApp, Facebook’s immensely popular messenger app, now has over one billion users, having raced ahead of Facebook Messenger, which has 800 active monthly users.
Ailing Internet giant Yahoo could cut 15 percent of its workforce and close several business units in a cost-cutting move expected to be announced tomorrow.