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Israeli troops locked down the occupied West Bank's most populous city Hebron and surrounding villages on Saturday after two Israelis were killed in Palestinian attacks nearby.
Polls closed in Australia's most populous states where Saturday's national elections are expected to be won or lost with the outcome between conservative leader Malcolm Turnbull and Labor challenger Bill Shorten too close to call.
Twenty foreigners were killed by their captors after being taken hostage at a cafe in the Bangladeshi capital Dhaka and most of the victims were either Italian or Japanese, an army officer said on Saturday.
US conservatives were expecting some major wins at the Supreme Court this year, but several dramatic twists -- including the death of a justice -- reconfigured the bench and liberals ended up scoring the most influential victories.
After traveling nearly 1.8 billion miles (2.8 billion kilometers), NASA's Juno probe is only five days away from an historic encounter with Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system, and the planet the greatest distance away from our sun.
The anti-cancer drug toremifene and long-standing painkiller ibuprofen appear effective against the Ebola virus, according to a new study.
The European Space Agency has announced the countdown to the end of the Rosetta Comet space probe. The probe will be crash-landed on Comet 67P on Friday, September 30, 2016.
Europe's trailblazing Rosetta spacecraft will end its mission on September 30, reuniting with robot lab Philae on the surface of a comet hurtling through the Solar System, mission control said Thursday.
With June in thew books, the 2016 MLB season is headed towards the All Star break and some great story lines are making headlines as the first half of the season comes toward a close.
Its been three years since Tim Tebow played a regular season game in the NFL, but it appears the 28-year-old is still looking to play football and with several teams still searching for depth, he could get his shot as training camp approaches
Toronto heads into July right in the thick of the MLB playoff race in the American League, but the Blue Jays have needs heading into the trade deadline and with the right moves, another late run in October could be in the books.
Things have gone from bad to worse as Rio de Janeiro prepares for the Summer Olympics, just 36 days from now. Police say body parts washed up on Copacabana Beach, right in front of the beach volleyball venue on Wednesday.
The world premiere of Criss Angel's new production, "Mindfreak Live!" took place last night at the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.
‘Weiner’ is the unbelievable true story of former congressman Anthony Weiner who appears to be a great politician but flawed man.
Screen legend Olivia de Havilland, who turns 100 on Friday, is the last surviving star from "Gone with the Wind" and one of the last great stars of Hollywood's bygone golden era.
For the second time in her career, singer Lady Gaga has been banned from China — this time for meeting with the Dalai Lama, the Tibetan spiritual leader who has been exiled from the Communist country since 1959.
Chipotle Mexican Grill has been working hard to regain customer loyalty after the food safety scandal that rocked the company's foundations last year. Now, it looks like they are in hot water again, this time over a cocaine bust.
The adorable Japanese Aibo dogs could soon make a comeback a decade after they were being put to "sleep" as electronics giant Sony Corp. is planning to return to robot-making business.
A tiny town in New Zealand has launched a drive to recruit outsiders because of its unique problem. It has too many jobs available.
Airbnb chose to fight. In June, San Francisco essentially backed Airbnb into a corner, asking the startup to comply with tougher rental legislation or face daily fines.
Facebook has announced it is closing down its news-reading app Paper. The app failed to emulate the success of news aggregators like Flipboard and will be closed down next month two years after its launch. The app has already been pulled from iOS.
A security researcher has discovered that a major flaw in Android's full disk encryption technology could leave the data on tens of millions of devices at risk. A kernel vulnerability can be used to break through the encryption and access user files.
Apple recently rejected an update to Spotify's iOS app, refusing to approve the new version and preventing it getting to users. Spotify now alleges Apple made the move to stifle competition and hurt its business, increasing the growth of Apple Music.
A long range (LoRa) network for the so-called Internet of Things (IoT) is now available across the Netherlands, making it the first country in the world to implement the IoT system nationwide.
If the Zika virus spreads into the United States this summer, People living in sub-standard housing in neglected neighborhoods could be facing the greatest danger, especially along the Gulf Coast of the country.
Most people carry the herpes virus, although only a few suffer with recurrent cold sores. Advances in gene editing pose the promise of getting rid of the virus for good.
A mother who wants to use her dead daughter's eggs to give birth to her own grandchild has won the right to do so after an appeal hearing.
Two studies of newborns in Zika-stricken Brazil yielded meagre clues Wednesday about the mysterious workings of the virus, and prompted researchers to call for better tests to identify brain-damaged babies.
Austria was preparing Saturday for a re-run of May's presidential election in a vote that gives Norbert Hofer another shot at becoming the EU's first far-right president.
The Australian election is on a knife-edge, but there is one concept uniting voters -- the prospect of a sizzling sausage sandwich at the polling station Saturday.
Australians were voting in national elections Saturday with conservative leader Malcolm Turnbull the slight favourite ahead of Labor's Bill Shorten, culminating a marathon race where economic management has become a key issue in the wake of the Brexit ...
The Middle East diplomatic quartet urged Israel to stop building settlements and Palestinians to cease incitement to violence in a much-awaited report on Friday that drew a frosty response from both sides.
Paris cracked down Friday on ageing polluting cars, with vehicles registered before 1997 no longer allowed on the streets from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekdays.
Nobel prize winning author J.M. Coetzee denounced animal cruelty in a rare public reading, calling for humans to treat them with "justice".
Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency in Martin and St. Lucie counties on Wednesday after beaches and waterways became clogged with a thick, guacamole-like blue-green algae.
Just when we thought it was safe to go back in the water, someone has discovered a freshwater creature we should be worried about encountering. It's a venomous centipede that is as much at home in the water as it is on land.
If the Zika virus spreads into the United States this summer, People living in sub-standard housing in neglected neighborhoods could be facing the greatest danger, especially along the Gulf Coast of the country.
Starting Friday, most foods sold in Vermont must legally display on the label if the item contains any genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While the law only covers products sold in Vermont, it does have nationwide implications.
The first phase of a multi-million-euro makeover of Rome's Colosseum was completed Friday with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pledging cash would be made available to spruce up other crumbling historic sites.
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un has piled on around 40 kilograms (90 pounds) since he took power four years ago, bingeing on food and drink, South Korea's spy agency said Friday.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has turned its big guns on the payday loan industry. The CFPB is proposing new regulations designed to protect consumers caught in a never-ending cycle of debt.
Starting Friday, most foods sold in Vermont must legally display on the label if the item contains any genetically modified organisms (GMOs). While the law only covers products sold in Vermont, it does have nationwide implications.
At 65, Ramon Alfonso has seen a lot of history in his native Cuba. But this is the first time he has eaten a vegan salad.After decades of communist rule and centuries of eating meat and beans, the island is opening up -- and so are its taste buds.
U.S. Cado Holdings, Inc. has expanded its recall of imported, frozen Swai fillets products that were distributed into U.S. commerce without meeting federal importation requirements. The recall now covers about 28,000 pounds of fish.
Jonathan Vadai just wanted a certificate confirming his Jerusalem restaurant as kosher, but he found himself fed up with the Israeli religious authorities overseeing the process.
The first phase of a multi-million-euro makeover of Rome's Colosseum was completed Friday with Prime Minister Matteo Renzi pledging cash would be made available to spruce up other crumbling historic sites.
Instability and violence in the Mediterranean's former top tourist destinations are proving a boon to Portugal's Algarve region, seen as a safe haven by comparison, local businesses say.
Who can lay claim to Rumi, the Sufi mystic who is one of the world's most beloved poets? A bid by Iran and Turkey to do so has exasperated Afghanistan, country of his birth eight centuries ago.
Turkey's already limping tourism industry is suffering a fresh grievous blow after the latest in a series of attacks targeted at tourists claimed dozens of lives, analysts said Wednesday.
Federal officials announced on Thursday the first death in the U.S. using self-driving technology occurred in May in Florida when the driver of a Tesla S sports car operating the car's automated driving system died after a collision with a truck.
Sweden has taken a giant step forward in bringing the world closer to fossil fuel freedom with an "electric highway" that focuses on the carbon-intensive transportation industry's need for cleaner and more efficient energy sources.
Charges were laid against an unlicensed teen driver after a video of his difficulty in putting his mother's SUV back into the garage was recorded and posted on YouTube.
A study by psychologists at the University of Sussex in England concluded that driving while talking on a hands-free phone is just as distracting and dangerous as using a hand-held phone.
Almost half the 683 people invited this year to join the organization that bestows the Oscars are women and nearly as many people of color, the body announced in a bid to honor its vow to push for more diversity.
An Italian consumer group said Saturday it suspected artist Christo's popular floating walkway on a lake had involved an unreasonable waste of public money.
Thousands of people stepped out onto the latest work by renowned artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff in northern Italy Saturday, seizing their chance to "walk on water".
Renowned artist Christo Vladimirov Javacheff can walk on water. And thanks to him so can you.
The Department of Homeland Security is proposing visitors to the United States from countries whose citizens do not need visas be asked, on a voluntary basis, to provide social media handles and usernames.
Google has launched a new site called "My Activity." The website reveals absolutely everything Google knows about its users.
After carrying out research with representative users of its service, Facebook will change the design of its "like" button.
An Amsterdam court on Tuesday ruled in favour of extraditing a Dutchman to Canada where he is wanted on charges linked to the cyberbullying of a teenager who committed suicide in 2012.