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The United Nations' cultural watchdog on Tuesday condemned the destruction of the famed Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra by Islamic State jihadists as an "intolerable crime against civilisation".
Controversial football World Cup host Qatar will complete work on the first venue for tournament matches by 2016, six years before the event takes place, officials announced on Tuesday.
Kuwait on Tuesday charged 24 people suspected of links to Iran and Shiite militia group Hezbollah with plotting attacks against the Gulf state, a statement by the public prosecutor said.
The Obama administration is proposing an increase in the number of American Coast Guard icebreakers to be used in the Arctic Circle. The move comes as the region becomes an important global hotspot for resource exploitation and other activities
Six people shut themselves inside a dome for a year in Hawaii, in the longest US isolation experiment aimed at helping NASA prepare for a pioneering journey to Mars.
People make snap judgments — a quality wired into the eye and brain. Studies show that first impressions are quick to form and hard to change.
It can be convenient to purchase pre-washed vegetables, especially for those with busy lives. It would be wrong, however, to assume that pre-washed veg is free from pathogens. A new study casts some light.
Another example of a potentially revolutionary new technology allows paralyzed people to speak by analysing their "breath signals". Software can recognise specific patterns of breathing and then translate those rhythms into a spoken word.
The 2015 NFL season hasn't had its first snap, but fans are always looking ahead and with college football kicking off this weekend, mock drafts are already hitting the Internet.
A close relative of legendary boxer Oscar de la Hoya is making headway in boxing as he aims for his first title shot after beating all his opponents since he turned pro three years ago.
No matter what fans say about Andre Berto as Floyd Mayweather's opponent for his Sept. 12 retirement fight, it cannot be denied that Berto has what he calls a crazy uppercut which could turn Mayweather upside down for an unexpected KO win by Berto.
With just two weeks until the start of the 2015 NFL season, the Dallas Cowboys are still searching for a starting running back and it appears likely they will look outside the team for help if things don't change quickly.
Big Kenny from the country duo Big & Rich chatted with Digital Journal about his upcoming one-hour family special, "Big Kenny & Family," which premieres on September 2 on TLC.
Spanish street magician Adrian Vega chatted with Digital Journal about being a part of "The Supernaturalists" and their future shows.
The "Grandmaster" of card manipulation, Stefan Vanel, chatted with Digital Journal about his experience on the ensemble magic show "The Supernaturalists."
Wes Craven, a legendary film director, has passed away at 76 years old. He died on Sunday afternoon, after battling brain cancer.
For fans of the Toronto Blue Jays, August 2015 is a month for the history books. From a mediocre record at the start of the month (51-51), the Jays now lead the AL East with a record of 74-56.
Over the last few months, Walmart has been increasing pay for entry-level workers, so all workers were making at least $9 per hour.
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.
Google has announced that Android Wear smartwatches are now compatible with Apple's iPhone, releasing an official app to make pairing simple. Many features work the same as when connected to an Android phone but there are some major caveats.
Microsoft has been caught installing updates onto Windows 7 and 8 computers that effectively introduce the same diagnostic telemetry technology used in Windows 10. It indiscriminately uploads data to Microsoft's servers, a major privacy concern for many.
Apple is making some changes with iOS 9 that could make it harder to display some types of advert and may break existing ones. Google, one of the largest ad providers, isn't happy and has issued guidance to help developers get around the system.
The Apple Watch has become the second biggest wearable device in the market just four months after its highly-anticipated launch. The largest vendor remains Fitbit but its devices are more health trackers than smartwatches.
While recommendations for a low in saturated fat diet remain, nutrition experts warn that many are replacing fat with salt and sugar.
Brain surgeons in Britain have used lasers to detect a tumor during a surgical procedure. This was the first use of the procedure in Europe.
The morning after feeling is one many of us contend with. Lots of people have their favorite hangover cures, and one of the most popular is drinking lots of water. Sadly, this turns out to be an urban myth.
Basking in its success with stroke prevention pill Xarelto and eye treatment Eylea, Bayer AG is anxious to show it has another winner in its heart drug, Finerenone. The German company is moving its heart failure drug into final-stage testing this year.
Turkish police on Tuesday staged a major swoop on the Ankara-based offices of a media group critical of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a day after two British reporters were jailed on hugely controversial terror charges.
Despite Kiev’s Constitutional Court’s positive assessment of the government’s groundbreaking decentralization plans that would give more powers and autonomy to all Ukrainian regions, all sides of the debate appear to have walked away feeling cheated
William Bradford is an assistant professor in the department of law at the US military academy at West Point. Bradford claims legal scholars critical of the war on terror are a "treasonous" fifth column to be classified as enemy combatants.
Ohio residents are hopping mad after President Obama announced on Sunday that Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior had renamed Mt. McKinley the name Alaskans have been calling the great mountain for years, Denali.
The Dutch government said Tuesday it would appeal a landmark court ruling ordering it to slash greenhouse gases across the country by 25 percent by 2020.
Japanese police said Tuesday they had arrested US animal rights activist Ric O'Barry, who trained dolphins for the TV show "Flipper", near the town of Taiji as it kicked off its controversial dolphin hunt.
US President Barack Obama has warned that climate change is no longer a problem of the future, but rather a challenge for now and one that will define the next century as he made a landmark visit to Alaska.
When one thinks of places to watch marine life, the River Thames is not the location that springs to mind. However, in recent years sightings of marine animals have been increasing.
While recommendations for a low in saturated fat diet remain, nutrition experts warn that many are replacing fat with salt and sugar.
After a series of flight disruptions by angry or unruly passengers, Chinese media on Tuesday revealed a new menace to air travel in the country: fighting pilots.
Thousands of prepaid travel cards featuring a popular Japanese porn star sold out in a matter of hours in Taipei on Tuesday, despite a groundswell of objection from women's groups and politicians.
Brain surgeons in Britain have used lasers to detect a tumor during a surgical procedure. This was the first use of the procedure in Europe.
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.
Feeding the family isn't only about defrosting or drive-through windows — and certainly not for the dozens of amateur cooks who turned out Saturday to compete for a spot on Fox TV's "MasterChef."
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that noroviruses cause almost 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis in the US annually. Research now shows that 80 percent of all the human strains of noroviruses can be found in oysters.
Soon it will be International Bacon Day, and someone has created the perfect dish for the occasion. Grillocracy created what is known as the Ultimate All Bacon Hot Dog Bun.
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.
After a series of flight disruptions by angry or unruly passengers, Chinese media on Tuesday revealed a new menace to air travel in the country: fighting pilots.
Rather than ignore its Imperialist past, the Vietnamese government is embracing it, seeing the value of celebrating the country's history and welcoming tourism. UNESCO has helped out, designating a total of eight locations as World Heritage sites.
Several distilleries and breweries tack on visitor centers. Few are as integrated and interesting as Bombay Sapphire, which takes guests on botanical journey of self-discovery.
Anya wasn't even born when Chernobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plant.
The capital of France will ban motor vehicles for a single day next month. This will allow visitors to experience Paris without motorized traffic.
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.
Maria Yudina, an influential Soviet pianist was born on September 9, 1899 and died on November 19, 1970. After graduation from the Petrogad Conservatory Yudina taught there until 1930.
Renowned neurologist and writer Oliver Sacks, who explored the mysteries of the human brain in a series of best-selling books, died Sunday at age 82.
More than a thousand Russians rallied in Saint Petersburg on Sunday after a century-old bas relief of a mythical demon was destroyed amid fears of increasing religious intolerance under President Vladimir Putin.
It comes as little surprise that events making the headlines are reflected in many of the performances at this year’s Fringe Festival, which draws thousands of visitors to Edinburgh every August.
A German state minister sparked a social media storm Tuesday after calling a beloved German pop singer a "wonderful Negro" during a TV debate on Europe's migrant crisis.
Called to the ballot box for the third time in eight months, some Greeks are responding to election fatigue with a bailout-sized dose of Internet humour.
Embattled dating-for-cheaters website Ashley Madison insisted Monday that a massive hack and release of user data had not affected the site's prospects, with hundreds of thousands of new members -- including real women.
Logan Paul has become a social media celebrity for his funny, offbeat videos, but wants to cross over to Hollywood fame. Now his new video showing him doing the splits across New York has caught attention online.