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In February last year a gang of men with machetes ambushed two villages in western Ivory Coast, disembowelling a soldier and pulling out most of his organs before slaying three of his colleagues.
Myanmar has enacted a population law that rights groups said Sunday targets persecuted Rohingya Muslims, a minority group at the centre of a migration crisis that has seen thousands flee the country.
Malaysia's home minister has announced that mass graves have been found in the country's north near detention camps run by human traffickers, a report said Sunday.
Spaniards voted Sunday in elections that could see the anti-austerity protest movement conquer city halls and transform Spanish politics.
A group of researchers has helped a paralyzed man gain control of a robotic arm with the power of his mind — all thanks to a chip implanted in his brain.
It shines with the force of 300 trillion suns. Discovered by NASA's WISE spacecraft, it is the most luminous galaxy in the universe.
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.
Most hockey fans know the name Connor McDavid and the fact he's one of the best offensive prospects to enter the NHL Draft in the past decade. Edmonton will likely make the youngster the top pick next month in hopes he becomes the star player they need.
British Olympic gold medalist James DeGale on Saturday at the Agganis Arena, Boston, Massachusetts, bagged the vacant IBF super middleweight title after outpointing Andre Dirrell in a thrilling fight that sent the American down twice in the second round.
Calgary was perhaps the biggest surprise in the 2014-15 NHL season as the Flames finished eighth in the Western Conference and made a trip into the Stanley Cup Playoffs. Now they might have set their sights on a rising star.
Minnesota and the LA Lakers where the biggest winners in last weeks NBA Draft lottery, picking up the first and second overall selections, but selecting the right player to match their systems will be even more important if they want to improve.
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.
‘Banksy Does New York’ is a record of how the city reacted to the artist’s 31-day residency that included a variety of multimedia art with a political undertone.
‘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.'
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.
Google Fiber is reportedly forwarding copyright infringement notices to subscribers offering settlements ranging from $20 to $300.
A Canadian inventor has given us a glimpse of the future with his hoverboard, setting a Guinness World Record in the process.
An 11-year-old school student ran up a bill of over £3000 on his mother's card after a series of app and game purchases were charged repetitively by Google despite the payments failing. Google made hundreds of transactions in just a few days.
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.
A 65-year-old German woman gave birth to four babies on Tuesday in Berlin but it didn't go as hoped. They quadtuplets 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.
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.
The governor of Florida has signed a new bill that allows gun owners in the state to carry concealed firearms without a permit during a state of emergency.
The Greek government is warning its creditors that it is on the verge of default and claims it will not be able to make the next International Monetary Fund (IMF) payment due on June 5.
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 "Shell No" protest is still active in Seattle, Washington today. The Coast Guard says it has no plans to remove a woman who chained herself to a Royal Dutch Shell ship last night in protest on the company's plans to start drilling in the Arctic Ocean.
State and county officials in California say they're considering criminal charges stemming from Tuesday's 20,000-gallon oil spill from a pipeline near Refugio State Beach off the Santa Barbara coast.
We Americans love our coffee. In fact, we love it so much that on average, we drink more than three cups daily, and that means 400 million cups for the whole population per day.
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.
A 65-year-old German woman gave birth to four babies on Tuesday in Berlin but it didn't go as hoped. They quadtuplets all survived but were born premature at 26 weeks. The newborns now make Annegret Raunigk a mother of 17.
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.
An artist is exhibiting and selling other peoples' Instagram photos without permission in New York City right now. With prices reaching as much as $100k, the story is drawing controversy and criticism as a copyright loophole means it could all be legal.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.