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Four people have been killed in two days of demonstrations in Iraqi Kurdistan, where discontent over unpaid salaries grew into protests demanding the regional president's ouster.
Three explosions blamed on the Nigerian jihadist group Boko Haram killed 37 people Saturday in a Chadian city on the shores of Lake Chad, security sources said.
Two suicide bombers likely carried out the twin explosions in Turkey's capital Ankara at a peace rally Saturday that left 86 people dead, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
Greece pledged Saturday during talks with its EU partners to open its first so-called hotspot reception centre on the island of Lesbos within 10 days under EU efforts to better deal with the massive influx of migrants.
“Who would have expected a blue sky in the Kuiper Belt? It’s gorgeous,” said Alan Stern, New Horizons principal investigator from Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Boulder, Colorado.
It's happened to all of us. We see a familiar face but we can't quite place the name of the person. This sometimes least to embarrassment. Researchers have pinpointed the best way to out a name to a face.
Some scientists have been concerned that wastewater, where bacteria and antibiotics mix, could be seeding an increase in antibiotic resistance. A new study puts forward evidence that this is not the case.
The Department of Fisheries and Oceans in Canada has reminded boaters to steer well clear of a grey whale that has been spending time off the shore of Vancouver's English Bay. The big cetacean has been seen feeding near the beaches there.
Prosecutors asked to drop the tax fraud case against Lionel Messi, believing only his father should be held criminally accountable, but the FC Barcelona star will still have to head to court.
Three-weight world titlist Jorge Linares is defending his WBC lightweight title against Mexican Ivan Cano in a 12-round encounter in his native Venezuela on Saturday, October 13.
Floyd Mayweather's luxury cars including a Bentley, two units Rolls Royce and a custom jeep went up in smoke as the cars were being transported in a truck bound for Miami, Florida.
After holding group leader North Korea to a scoreless draw Thursday in Pyonyang, the Philippine Azkals gear up for a crucial showdown with Bahrain on Oct.13 in the FIFA World Cup qualifying games.
On October 8, acclaimed comedian Margaret Cho performed at the NYCB Theatre at Westbury on Long Island, as part of her "Psycho" tour.
Actor Shia LaBeouf, who has starred in movies such as 'Transformers,' 'Man Down' and 'Fury,' was arrested in Austin, Texas on Friday.
‘Pan’ is the newly imagined origin story of the beloved characters of ‘Peter Pan’ that doesn’t exhibit any commitment to its inspiration, but instead creates a wild world of radiant imagery and exaggerated characters.
This week’s releases include several movies celebrating anniversaries of 35 years or more; new TV for everyone’s tastes; and a heartwarming documentary that may restore your faith in humanity.
The U.S. will face a shortage of nearly 50,000 truck drivers by the end of this year, according to a report by the American Trucking Associations (ATA). That's a sharp uptick from only two years ago when the shortage was pegged at 30,000 drivers.
With fall in the air, the crush of customers wanting warmer clothes can't be far behind. Retailers like Urban Outfitters are counting on that, and this is why the chain wants its employees to work weekends. For free.
The incestuous relationship between the Conservative government and business is evident in an agreement between the Canadian Revenue Agency(CRA) and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada(CPAC)
After triggering a buy-sell clause in a deal with Michael Jackson’s estate, Sony appears ready to sell its half of the world’s biggest music publisher – Sony/ATV Music Publishing (a company worth about $2 billion).
Wireless headphones are the way to go when you want to listen to music in private but a cable gets in the way. With no wire dangling to your phone, Bluetooth headsets like the Inateck BH1001 can provide a low-cost route to a more enjoyable experience.
A security researcher who successfully managed to hack Microsoft's Hotmail email service has received $24,000 in reward money after disclosing the details, adding to the increasing numbers of people making thousands in bug bounties.
A Swiss news station has recently replaced its professional-quality TV cameras with a fleet of iPhones, citing greater portability, equivalent image quality and lower operating cost as the chief reasons for the change.
The Android-powered BlackBerry Priv smartphone, set for release later this year, has a lot resting on its shoulders. Many have speculated that it will make or break BlackBerry's handset business and this week CEO John Chen hinted he thinks the same.
Another study on Fukushima-related childhood cancer rates has surfaced, this time published by researchers at Fukushima Medical University. And yet again, the findings are being disputed.
A free counselling support service for Canadian kids who want someone to talk to is launching a new service that targets teenage boys. The service is anonymous and kids can get help dealing with any issue in their lives.
A number of major health agencies are coming together to improve public health on the global scale. The only downside is the pubic won't get to see the outcome of the information exchange.
A U.S. based report has shown that one in 10 women aged 18-44 years consumes alcohol during pregnancy. This carries with it a range of ill-health effects for the mother and baby.
After considerable criticism, the Pentagon has announced that it is ending its $500 million program to train and equip vetted moderate Syrian rebels to form a New Syrian Force to fight the Islamic State.
Tens of thousands of supporters of Congolese President Denis Sassou Nguesso took to the streets of the capital Brazzaville on Saturday to back his controversial bid to change the constitution in order to remain in power, an AFP journalist said.
Nepal's Prime Minister Sushil Koirala on Saturday filed his nomination for re-election, a day before the parliament of the troubled Himalayan nation elects a new premier.
In Minsk, street posters, television ads and even automated text messages exhort Belarussians to vote in Sunday's presidential polls.Who to vote for is barely mentioned.
Researchers have been investigating novel methods of fungal control to deal with leaf-cutter ants. These ants are problematic agricultural and garden pests.
Ninety of Mali’s 300 desert elephants have been killed during the past year as ivory poachers exploit a security vacuum created by an Islamic insurgency in the deserts near the city of Timbuktu.
International help to assist Indonesia in combating forest and agricultural fires cloaking Southeast Asia in haze has begun to arrive on Sumatra island, an official said on Saturday.
Development banks including the World Bank have pledged an additional $15 billion a year by 2020 to fight climate change, taking the world closer to the clutch target of $100 billion, officials said Friday.
Almost 600 mayors across the United States will get together on 1 November and launch Extra Mile Day, in a bid to support a drive to highlight the "go the extra mile" message.
Bikram Choudhury, an Indian-American yoga guru, is not entitled to copyright protection over yoga poses he uses in hot rooms developed by him.
The idea of an injectable contraceptive for pets, administered by injection, is coming closer to reality after some successful animal trials.
Irate consumers and loyalists have taken to social media to berate and blast PepsiCo for the new taste of Diet Pepsi. After decades of using artificial sweetener aspartame, the company changed over to sucralose, Splenda.
Nearly half of all Americans, 49 percent, have no money in their savings accounts or no savings account. This should come as no surprise to most people because most American families are living from paycheck to paycheck.
A new survey shows the cost of getting money out of ATMs that are not in the network has risen 21 percent in a five-year span.
Big changes are coming to credit card users in the U.S. on Thursday. October 1 is the deadline for businesses to upgrade registers and credit card readers to accept a new type of credit card that includes an embedded computer chip.
Investing in the stock market has been the most popular form of investing for the last 100 years. The question we have to ask is, "Is the stock market the best place to invest your money right now?"
Irate consumers and loyalists have taken to social media to berate and blast PepsiCo for the new taste of Diet Pepsi. After decades of using artificial sweetener aspartame, the company changed over to sucralose, Splenda.
A recent study undertaken in the UK suggests that meat consumption among inebriated vegetarians is more common than one might think.
It is difficult to imagine Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie, but it is just possible that some holiday tables may be without this traditional menu item. However, help is on the way, thanks to our neighbor to the north, Canada.
Burger King's new Halloween Whopper has been getting a lot of press this week, and not just because the bun is black. We've been told that A-1 Sauce is baked in the bun, but we weren't told our poop would turn bright green after eating the hamburger.
A section of the recently opened glass walkway at Yuntai Mountain Geological Park in Henan Province, China, cracked about 5 p.m. Monday, sending screaming tourists fleeing for their lives.
The CEO of Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA is hoping to sell one-way tickets to Europe for as low as $69, beginning as early as 2017.
An incident at Snug Cove on Bowen Island that saw dozens of foot passengers and vehicles left waiting two or more hours for a ferry has led to an apology. The delay resulted in a quarrel at the terminal between ferry workers and foot passengers.
The world's Great Migration begins in the southern Serengeti, and in a clockwise, circular path that has gone on for thousands of years, wildebeest, gazelles and zebras go in search of greener pastures. We can now watch from the comfort of our armchair.
There are many reasons why car owners adorn their vehicles with OEM wheel rims and it is a business that has flourished. Like a lot of things in our culture, looks and individuality are the biggest reasons for putting OEM wheel rims on a vehicle.
Nissan has created a concept car for a segment of the population who care very little about cars. It's called the "Teatro for Dayz." The oddly-named concept will make its world debut later this month at the 2015 Tokyo Motor Show.
There is a new challenger in the self-driving industry, and it is Robot Taxi. The company has some major plans that could shake up the industry.
Volkswagen revealed Tuesday it had drawn up a plan to refit millions of vehicles in a worldwide pollution-cheating scam, as its new chief vowed to act ruthlessly to overcome the "severest test" in the car giant's history.
Egypt started work Saturday to remove a crust of dried glue on the beard of legendary boy pharaoh Tutankhamun's golden mask after a botched repair job on the priceless relic.
Courts are prosecuting a prominent Spanish banker accused of trying to smuggle a 26 million-euro Picasso painting out of Spain on a yacht, sources said Friday.
A rare Pablo Picasso painting from the collection of US tycoon Bill Koch that will be sold on November 5 was shown in London for the first time on Friday.
Here is the full list of Nobel Peace Prize laureates from 1901, when the prize was first awarded:2015: The National Dialogue Quartet (Tunisia)2014: Kailash Satyarthi (India) and Malala Yousafzai (Pakistan)2013: The Organisation for the Prohibition of C...
Brussels and Washington want "quick solutions" to the legal void left by the collapse of a transatlantic data deal on which major companies like Facebook depend, a senior EU official said Friday.
EU justice ministers met Friday in a bid to combat a rise in hate speech and xenophobia spread through social media as Europe grapples with an unprecedented influx of refugees.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg recently confirmed the company is working on adding a "dislike" button to the social network, although he never put it as such. Today, the new options were unveiled and they're rather different than what people expected.
Google has announced the start of an ambitious project to make web pages load faster on mobile devices while still protecting ad revenue for the content publishers. Accelerated Mobile Pages is launching as a tech preview from today.
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