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Between 11 and 15 migrants trying to reach Europe by boat are missing off the Greek Aegean island of Agathonissi, near the Turkish coast, after their vessel sank, the Greek coastguard said Tuesday.
The four countries supporting peace talks between the Colombian government and FARC rebels called Tuesday for an "urgent de-escalation" of armed conflict in the South American nation.
A Turkish Islamist group has pinned posters to walls and posts in the capital Ankara threatening gays with death, adding to concerns over growing intolerance against homosexuals in the country, an AFP correspondent said Tuesday.
A French court on Tuesday jailed a woman for three years for conning thousands of Chileans into buying a kit to make "magic cheese" they could sell back to French cosmetics firms for use in luxury beauty products.
An unmanned Russian cargo ship successfully docked with the International Space Station on Sunday following a string of failed attempts to resupply the orbital laboratory."The transport cargo ship Progress M-28M has docked with the...
The Guardian reported that scientists believed that comet 67p could be inhabited by alien life. Scientists involved with the Rosetta mission shot down the claims and the Guardian reversed its position, writing that there is no life on the comet.
Many people enjoy firework displays: loud bangs and bursts of spectacular color. But what makes fireworks so colorful? A scientist explains how and why.
Around the world bees are at risk from pesticides, environmental conditions and parasite infestations. New research into bee mites suggests we can learn a lot about parasites in general and find ways to protect bee colonies.
The Women's World Cup in Vancouver, British Columbia Sunday night may have started off faster than expected, but the momentum never flagged as the U.S. romped over Japan to come away with a 5-2 victory in front of a crowd of 53,341 at BC Place Stadium.
Very soon Manny Pacquiao will retire after a 20-year colorful boxing career and when he does, someone should be able to fill the vacuum the Filipino boxing superstar will leave behind.
It was only fitting that on a weekend when the United States was celebrating its Independence Day, a different type of fireworks dominated the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series car race at Daytona International Speedway.
The 2015 CFL season got off to a shaky start for several teams as injuries hit the league hard in week one, but after some surprising finishes in week two, fans of the game are scratching their heads and wondering what the rest of the year has in store.
American comedy icon Bill Cosby admitted under oath a decade ago that he obtained sedatives to give to young women he wanted to have sex with.
This past Fourth of July weekend, the newest Amy Winehouse documentary, "Amy," was off to a great start, and it broke several records.
‘Deep Web’ is a compelling documentary that explores a secret realm of the Internet and suggests a twenty-something idealist may have been unfairly prosecuted for his activities in this world.
On July 11, Trevor Noah will be performing at The Paramount in Huntington on Long Island, as part of "The Paramount Comedy Series Presents."
The reclusive co-founder of Burt's Bees whose face adorns every tube of balm and salve sold by the natural cosmetics company, died Sunday at 80.
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Monday sacrificed his finance minister in a gesture aimed at placating eurozone creditors, which must now decide whether to loan more money to the debt-wracked country or prepare for a "Grexit".
People who live in Chicago will soon pay more for streaming services, including Spotify and Netflix, due to the 'Cloud Tax' that takes affect in a few weeks.
Critically acclaimed Manhattan restaurant Per Se will fork over $500,000 to settle claims it pocketed tips meant for employees who worked at private-dining events.
Microsoft has announced it is rebranding its Xbox Music streaming service to "Groove Music" ahead of the launch of Windows 10. The company cites consumer confusion about the use of the Xbox brand as the reason for the change.
Owners of remote controlled garage doors are being warned that a discontinued kids’ toy has the potential to open “fixed code” gates in a matter of seconds.
Microsoft has now reportedly compiled a version of Windows 10 that could end up becoming the first version of the operating system to be made publicly available on launch day as an upgrade and on new devices. Final development may be completed this week.
A secret report from an F-35 test pilot offers more evidence of fundamental design flaws with the new stealth fighters. The program has cost more than $1 trillion, making it the most expensive weapon's project in military history.
New regulations aimed at rolling back Brazil's obsession with Cesarean sections took effect Monday, with the government hoping it can steer the country from its status as a world leader in C-section births.
Despite several health warnings and a heap of information, it seems that adults in the U.S. are still consuming too much salt, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Genetic diversity may explain why people have sharper thinking skills and are taller, a study suggests. However, genetic diversity was found not to be related to the development of serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
On Thursday, the Boulder Dog Food Company issued a voluntary recall of its Turkey Sprinkles product due to potential salmonella contamination mere weeks after the company issued a recall on its Chicken Sprinkles product.
Law enforcement agencies in New Mexico are complaining that a new state law that prevents them from seizing assets from people unless they are convicted of a crime is wreaking havoc on agency budgets.
A tranche of newly released State Department documents Tuesday once again shone the spotlight on Hilary Clinton’s use of private email servers while Secretary of State.
Negotiations between Greece's creditors and the Syriza government have seen many change in positions by the Greek government on privatization, taxes, debt reduction, and other issues. Different officials made contrasting statements on disputed issues.
Greece's maverick finance minister Yanis Varoufakis, who announced his surprise resignation on Monday, achieved near-celebrity status with an urban-cool image and visceral attacks on the country's international creditors.
Austria's announcement Monday that it would challenge state aid for a new nuclear plant in Britain marks the latest step in the country's solo campaign to roll back atomic energy in Europe.
Nearly 2,000 climate scientists gathered in Paris Tuesday, just five months before the deadline for a historic carbon-curbing pact, to remind politicians it is not too late to limit dangerous planet warming.
Thai authorities have intercepted yet another shipment of ivory, marking the 11th seizure so far this year. The shipment weighed in at approximately 250 kilograms and is estimated to be worth about $295,000.
Thirty years after France's deadly bomb attack on the Rainbow Warrior in New Zealand, anger still crackles in Pete Willcox's voice when he discusses the sinking of the Greenpeace flagship.
New regulations aimed at rolling back Brazil's obsession with Cesarean sections took effect Monday, with the government hoping it can steer the country from its status as a world leader in C-section births.
Despite several health warnings and a heap of information, it seems that adults in the U.S. are still consuming too much salt, according to a new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Genetic diversity may explain why people have sharper thinking skills and are taller, a study suggests. However, genetic diversity was found not to be related to the development of serious conditions such as heart disease and diabetes.
Japan on Monday celebrated the inscription of Meiji-era industrial sites on UNESCO's World Heritage list, despite initial opposition from Seoul over the use of forced Korean labourers in the early 20th century.
Everyone loves having extra money in the bank, but when it comes to the practical aspect of building up a savings account many Americans are still struggling to meet their financial goals.
New research has highlighted a lack of consumer awareness is negatively impacting the insurance industry. As a result, thousands of UK inhabitants go without cover that will ultimately give them financial protection should anything go wrong.
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti signed a law on Saturday raising the city's minimum wage from $9 per hour to $15 by 2020, a historic move that will affect hundreds of thousands of workers.
The Official Opposition in Canada has built cross party support for a motion to halt the rising tide of mandatory pay to pay banking charges.
Portland, Maine-based Barber Foods is recalling 58,320 pounds of frozen, raw, stuffed chicken breasts that may be contaminated with Salmonella enteritides.
With the Fourth of July fast approaching, chances are you're also thinking about some festive food from the occasion. A video series has some simple and fun suggestions.
As if people don't have enough food borne illnesses to worry about, now we find there is another illness. It's called Ciguatera toxin poisoning. It is estimated that the number of cases of this food borne illness has been greatly under-reported
Canadian consumers are being warned of a possible risk of Salmonella infection from handling, cooking or eating frozen, raw, breaded poultry parts. The warning comes after tracking 44 cases of Salmonellosis across the country.
Japan on Monday celebrated the inscription of Meiji-era industrial sites on UNESCO's World Heritage list, despite initial opposition from Seoul over the use of forced Korean labourers in the early 20th century.
The UN's cultural body on Sunday conferred world heritage status on a number of new sites including some seen as representative of Japan's industrial revolution, as South Korea lifted its opposition to the listing.
The Black Cat is a small, homely pub located in the historic market town of Chesham. On a hot summer's afternoon, Digital Journal popped in to examine the varied features (and sample a pint of ale.)
France's wine-making region of Champagne and a part of Burgundy have been granted "World Heritage" status by UNESCO. This latest designation brings to 41 the number of French sites on the UN's world heritage list.
New Hampshire, The Granite State is the latest state to ban drivers from using their mobile devices while they are behind the wheel of a vehicle.
Ford Motor Co. is getting involved in the car-sharing market. The company's program will cut their customers' vehicle costs by allowing them to rent out their cars.
Takata's chief executive broke his silence and publicly apologized for his company's handling of the recall of faulty airbags, which have been implicated in eight deaths and dozens of injuries.
A speeding car leaped onto the sidewalk Friday on Sonoma Boulevard in Vallejo, killing at least one pedestrian at a bus stop and injuring several more.
Over the past two weeks, 120 candidates from around the globe competed in Moscow at the 15th International Tchaikovsky Competition. The youngest contestant was 16, the oldest 32.
Despite the woes of the economy and the rising cost of real estate and retail space, not far from the center of town is an art gallery called Studio 35. Rather ordinary from its cottage-like exterior, it has become a center for the arts in Sonoma.
Chris Ofili's painting of a black Virgin Mary, which was decorated with elephant poop, sold for millions of dollars at Christie's.
The Actors' Fund of Canada is a lifeline for many in the entertainment industry in that country, distributing funds to those who've fallen upon needy times. Last week in Toronto the Fund hosted its annual golf tournament and raised over $99,000.
A special "sin-free" social networking site has drawn 100,000 members in a month of operating. Created by a group of Brazilian Evangelical Christians, swearing and erotic content is banned and blessings, prayers and inspirational quotes encouraged.
Italian spyware company Hacking Team was hacked and embarrassing data was revealed. Leaked invoices suggest spyware may have been sold to repressive governments.
YouTuber PewDiePie made a massive $7.45 million in profit last year, according to a new report. PewDiePie gained such fame for his video game reviews, playthroughs, tutorials and vlogs that he has become the most successful YouTuber ever.
Amazon has announced that it will be celebrating its 20th birthday this month by launching a one-day sale extravaganza featuring more products on offer than are available on Black Friday. The catch is that the deals will only apply to Prime members.