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The UN Security Council on Friday called on South Sudan's warring sides to immediately begin a ceasefire agreed as part of a new peace deal and threatened sanctions against those who undermine the accord.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed Friday to governments to step up their response to Europe's migrant crisis following more drownings at sea and the discovery of migrant bodies in an abandoned truck in Austria.
As migrant tragedies overflow in the news cycle, especially in Europe, a new movie opening in France puts a human -- and artistic -- face on the phenomenon up on the big screen.
Pope Francis has sent his blessing to a lesbian author of children's books dealing with same-sex families, wishing her and her wife well in their work, it emerged on Friday.
A team of scientists at the US Mayo Clinic in Florida have succeeded in "switching off" cancer cells and making returning them to normal again.
A new blood test has been developed that looks for signs of returning cancers. This situation can occur after someone has been treated.
Blame it on old-age, because after all, Big Ben is 156 -years-old, but for those who set their watches by the bongs of the grand old clock, Big Ben has been running six-seconds fast for the past two weeks.
Researchers have published successful data on their quest to develop a 'universal' flu vaccine. Trials relating to animal studies have recently been reported.
Both Liverpool and Tottenham will need at least one long excursion on a Thursday night, as the Premier League sides face long-haul opposition from Russia and Azerbaijan respectively.
The proposed Mayweather-Pacquiao rematch could happen late next year if Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao will keep his promise that he will quit boxing if he wins a senate seat in next year's national elections in the Philippines.
Mike Richards, once a star with the L.A. Kings and Philadelphia Flyers, has been charged by the RCMP in Manitoba with a drug offence. The charge stems from an incident back on June 17.
While in Manila to fulfill his commitment as endorser for Smart Communications, Filipino-American NBA star Jordan Clarkson had a chance to play chess with Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao in his Forbes Park residence in Makati City
This week’s releases include a few crime-solving TV series; a young hero with a daunting task; a fantastic musical noir; and the original horror spoof.
Fans of the Breaking Bad have debated whether Walter White's booby trap car trunk machine gun could actually work, and now there is a definite answers, thanks to MythBusters.
He once won a Student Academy Award and now he will receive an honorary Oscar. Spike Lee to be honored with an honorary award, along with Gena Rowlands and Debbie Reynolds.
Professional athlete Nicholas Coolridge from "American Ninja Warrior" took some time from his busy schedule to chat with Digital Journal.
In the mind of podcaster and startup guru Saul Colt, marketing is much like a game of Risk. In his June 2015 keynote speech at Xerocon Denver he explained what he calls “Saul Colt’s Marketing Risk."
Tokyo shares led Asian stock markets higher on Friday after a surprisingly upbeat US economic growth report buoyed investors following a prolonged rout driven by concerns over China's economy.
According to Hexa Research, the overall market development speed, infrastructural growth, and decrease of price display panels will completely reface the global digital signage market as we know it.
If you’re in the market for office space, you might be thinking hard about what kind of layout will serve your employees and your company best. Depending on how you hope to lay out your future office, you’ll need to come up with a basic floor plan.
Google has said that it is going to continue contributing to the slow death of Adobe Flash next month by updating Chrome so that it freezes all Flash media by default. The company says performance and battery life will be improved as a result.
Apple confirmed yesterday that it will be hosting a press event in San Francisco on September 9. Although it doesn't state the obvious, the company will be unveiling the iPhone 6S, new iPads and updated software releases for iOS, Mac OS X and WatchOS.
Dozens of Amazon engineers responsible for its failed attempt to enter the smartphone market with the Fire Phone are being told they are no longer required, according to a report today. The company is reorganising its general hardware efforts.
A report has estimated that over three billion sensors will be put to collective use on our bodies over the next ten years, fuelled by growth in the wearables market. The number of physical sensors available is also expected to grow.
German Olympic athlete Erik Heil has undergone surgery in a Berlin hospital after contracting a serious skin infection he claims was caused by the terrible pollution in Brazil's Guanabara Bay.
Recent studies on the hormone-disrupting effects of chemicals found in plastic food containers and wraps have revived discussion about their safety.
Spain has detected its first domestic case of the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya in a 60-year-old man in the eastern province of Valencia, officials said Tuesday.
The World Health Organization said Tuesday it will study the idea of using sanctions to punish countries that do not comply with global health regulations, following widespread failures in the response to the Ebola outbreak.
US President Barack Obama's key national security aide and China's top foreign policy official hinted at tensions that divide them on Friday ahead of a state visit to Washington by Chinese President Xi Jinping.
There is no Republican “war on women.” There are many in America's GOP that clearly have some very serious, troubling issues with women, but that is a far cry from a party-wide war on women.
Bernardino Leon, the UN Special Envoy to Libya resumed talks on forming a Government of National Accord in Skhirat Morocco even though one of two rival governments did not show up.
Greece's top judge on Thursday became the country's first female prime minister, taking over a caretaker administration to organise early elections next month, the fifth in the crisis-hit country in six years.
Cheryl Smith was building a small house close to Clark's Harbour, Nova Scotia, Canada a year ago. The house remains unfinished as she has been denied an occupancy permit since her plans do not include hooking up to the electrical grid.
The hotly debated issue of culling badgers in the U.K. has arisen again with plans by the British government to extend areas where shooting badgers is permitted to Dorset.
The news isn’t great, but nobody would have expected it to be otherwise. An expected sea level rise of 3 feet, more or less, will definitely happen. NASA will be mounting a study to monitor and assess future sea level rises.
Due to an extremely hot summer Vancouver and area has had their water usage restricted since July 20 and it looks like that is going to continue. A spokesman for Metro Vancouver said a forecast for heavy rain over the weekend won't change the situation.
German Olympic athlete Erik Heil has undergone surgery in a Berlin hospital after contracting a serious skin infection he claims was caused by the terrible pollution in Brazil's Guanabara Bay.
Graham, Washington-based Kapowsin Meats has expanded their recall of whole hogs for barbecue to include additional pork products. The company has also suspended operations.
On the Greek island of Lesbos, a record influx of desperate migrants has left the tourist sector struggling to help out while still trying to keep its normal clientele.
Claudine Webb chatted with Digital Journal about her cake pops hobby, "Webby's WowZer Pops," as well as her inspiration to pursue baking.
Venebarometro, a local firm, conducted a study in June that shed light on the economic, social and political environment in Venezuela today. The study found that almost 82 percent of those surveyed didn't have enough income to put food on the table.
One out of every five children in the United States lives in poverty, and more children are poor today than during the Great Recession, according to a newly-released report.
Graham, Washington-based Kapowsin Meats has expanded their recall of whole hogs for barbecue to include additional pork products. The company has also suspended operations.
Claudine Webb chatted with Digital Journal about her cake pops hobby, "Webby's WowZer Pops," as well as her inspiration to pursue baking.
Top Mexican chefs urged the president Wednesday to join them in their staunch opposition to genetically modified corn in a country where age-old grains are cherished traditions.
Kraft Heinz Foods Company is recalling over two million pounds of its Oscar Meyer turkey bacon because it may be unsafe. The product could spoil before its "best if used by" date.
On the Greek island of Lesbos, a record influx of desperate migrants has left the tourist sector struggling to help out while still trying to keep its normal clientele.
For anyone who is “pure of spirit” and with a good handle on the Catalan language, a unique job is on offer. A hilltop hermitage is looking for someone to act as a caretaker for a year.
The Grove is a five star hotel located in Watford, Hertfordshire, close to London. The hotel is commonly used by golfers, like Tiger Woods, and frequented by actors, such as Tom Cruise due to its vicinity to Leavesden film studios.
Nestled away in a corner of North London is the Royal Air Force Museum. The museum contains vast hangers containing the history of aircraft, from primitive flying contraptions to modern Tornado jets.
A $30,000 automobile was found crashed in the bottom of a sinkhole in Toronto in the early morning hours Sunday, according to authorities.
The U.S. is already baffled by low fuel prices this year and experts are expecting those prices to continue to drop. Some are even expecting the prices to get as low as $2 this winter.
With the introduction of Tesla's highly anticipated Autopilot system inching closer, the electric-car maker is beta-testing the technology using current Model S owners.
The fatality rate from traffic accidents has jumped an astonishing 14 percent in the first six months of 2015, on track to making this year the worst for traffic deaths since 2007, according to the nonprofit National Safety Council (NSC).
The most unintentionally ironic moment in “Full House: The Musical!” comes when Tanner patriarch Danny (Perez Hilton) throws wanna-be comic Uncle Joey’s (Seth Blum) catchphrase right back at him in song: “Cut it out! / You’re just not funny.”
Huang Yung-fu greets visitors to his village in central Taiwan with paint-stained hands and shoes spattered with flecks of colour, a sign of the daily artistic labour that has seen him single-handedly stave off the developers' bulldozers.
The vibrant sounds of brass bands and buskers echo through the streets of New Orleans ten years after the birthplace of jazz was devastated by Hurricane Katrina.
The eagerly-awaited sequel to Stieg Larsson's best-selling Millennium crime trilogy hit store shelves in 25 countries on Thursday, as the author admitted he wrote the book in a manic depressive state.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced yesterday that 1 billion users logged onto Facebook on Monday August 24, representing an all-new and very impressive milestone for the social network that has made it to the heart of the Internet.
Instagram announced today that it is "thinking outside the square" and will now allow users to post in both landscape and portrait format.
It almost looked like a first-person shooter video game: A handgun in a man's grasp comes into view. A woman appears in the gunman's sights. Shots are fired. But this was no game.
A Las Vegas man who called himself the 'Spam King' while he used phishing attacks to gain passwords for 500,000 Facebook accounts before sending over 27 million spam messages has pleaded guilty in court.
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