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Cuban state television broadcast images Saturday of former president Fidel Castro meeting cheese experts during a rare trip outside his Havana home.
Turkish nationalists protesting China's treatment of ethnic Uighur Muslims attacked a group of Korean tourists in the heart of Istanbul's old city on Saturday, mistaking them for Chinese nationals.
The president of the Serb-run part of Bosnia claimed Saturday that the Srebrenica genocide was a "lie", a week ahead the 20th anniversary of the slaughter.
Hundreds of residents of The Hague staged a "silent march" on Saturday afternoon to protest the death of a Caribbean man who died after being forcefully arrested by Dutch police, sparking four days of riots in the city.
Researchers have developed ting robots (‘nanobots’) that can swim through clogged arteries, carrying out lifesaving medical procedures.
Medical technologists have developed an implantable device that can be placed at a specific body site to allow for the slow release of targeted medications.
When Charles Darwin made his famous voyage on the HMS Beagle, he found spiders "ballooning" across the ocean, fluttering through the air onto the ship's sails. Since then, many a sailor has noticed this as well.
After an epic flight starting in Japan, and covering 4,480 miles across the Pacific Ocean in only 118 grueling hours, Solar Impulse 2 landed in Hawaii on Friday, with pilot Andre Borschberg gently landing the plane at Honolulu's Kalaeloa Airport.
For the most part, cup finals tend to be dull, cautious battles between two physically, mentally, and emotionally drained sides fearing to make mistakes.
The proposed fight between Miguel Cotto of Puerto Rico and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez of Mexico is destined to be this year's biggest boxing event and it could possibly eclipse the Floyd Mayweather Sept. 12 retirement fight.
The lawsuits filed by boxing promoters Bob Arum of Top Rank Promotions (TR) and Oscar de la Hoya of Golden Boy Promotioins (GBP) could effectively end the Mayweather-Pacquiao rivalry and signal the death knell for boxing.
With a new four-year deal between Hyundai and the National Football League, Hyundai is now the official auto-sponsor of the NFL.
Acclaimed actress and screenwriter Nia Vardalos used her social media pages to express her support for the people of Greece.
Josh Hartnett, 36, starred in Blackhawk Down and he currently stars in the series Penny Dreadful, and now he and his girlfriend are going to become parents.
TIFF Cinematheque is presenting a retrospective on Vittorio De Sica, but he’ll have to share the spotlight in many cases; particularly when the film features the impressive talents of Sophia Loren.
Even though Elvis Presley already had a stamp produced in his honor, there is another one on the way. Today, the United States Post Office revealed the next stamp.
Major pharmaceutical company Novartis has announced that it will take over the privately held Australian and U.S. company Spinifex Pharmaceuticals. This represents further diversification of Novartis’ portfolio.
Recently, MasterCard announced that it wants to add a layer of biometric security to its credit cards and all their customers have to do is take a selfie.
Brazil's antitrust body announced a probe into alleged foreign exchange market rigging by 15 banks including Citigroup and HSBC.
While Donald Trump is making news for inflammatory political comments, there is a security breach in several of the real estate mogul's hotels. Hackers have pried access to credit card information and several hotels are potentially affected.
The Google Chrome web browser has now been downloaded over 1 billion times onto Android phones and tablets, a significant milestone for an app that is only available on relatively new devices and launched just three years ago.
The first clear image of BlackBerry's upcoming Android smartphone has appeared online. It shows a stylish, sleek handset with a slider display that curves round to the edges in the same manner as Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge. It appears to run stock Android.
A photo posted on Facebook helped reunite a northern California mother with her son who was abducted 15 years ago when he was just 3 years old.
Drugs giant Novartis has stepped into the wearables technology market with an app called ViaOpta, designed for the visually impaired. Established as a prototype, the company this week unveiled modifications.
The U.K. government has recently launched a new health and safety initiative across the U.K. National Health Service. The new program is called “Sign Up to Safety.”
Brown and hazel eyed people breath a sigh of relief. It seems that people with blue eyes are more likely to have an alcohol addiction...at least according to one strand of research.
A Chinese company plans to demand its employees seek approval to get pregnant and fine those who conceive a child without permission, reports said, provoking a media firestorm Friday.
A new study purports to tell parents how easy it is to avoid fussy eating habits with their children. This takes the form of three apparently easy steps, according to a research article.
It is more than two days since the Freedom Flotilla ship "Marianne" was boarded by Israeli Defence Force(IDF) soldiers in international waters more than 100 nautical miles off the Gaza coast.
An article by Simon Nixon in the Wall Street Journal suggests senior Greek officials such as prime minister Tsipras and economy minister Yanis Varoufakis had from the beginning decided creditors would never extend reasonable terms to Greece.
Should black voters give Republicans a second chance in the coming election? Former governor of Texas Rick Perry seems to think so, and he asked fellow Republicans to work harder than ever to court the black vote during a speech Thursday.
The most recent fourth draft of a UN-sponsored plan for a unity government in Libya was originally received positively by the Tripoli government and negatively by the internationally-recognized House or Representatives(HoR) government based in Tobruk.
Complaints by fishermen who are reeling in half-eaten fish, as well as an apparent increase in shark attacks along the North Carolina coast are making headlines. Everyone planning on going to the beach has been freaking out, wondering what's going on.
Beijing officials have declared a war on pollution, vowing to abandon its previous economic model of growth at the expense of China's natural resources.
In the U.S., Southern tree farmers have been worried about a spate of unexpected pine tree deaths. University researchers have concluded that the rate of decline will slowdown and that farmers have little to worry about.
Canada's fire season broke out early this year, with wildfires popping up in the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, and Alberta in late May. As the season continues, large swaths of western Canada and the U.S. have been blanketed with hazy smoke.
In a first for the Caribbean country, Jamaica's beautiful Blue and John Crow Mountains were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site on Saturday during the World Heritage committee's 39th annual meeting in Bonn, Germany.
A new 10,000-foot airstrip being built by China in the Spratly islands near The Philippines is nearly complete, suggesting the start of new aggressiveness in the region by the world's most populous country.
The U.K. government has recently launched a new health and safety initiative across the U.K. National Health Service. The new program is called “Sign Up to Safety.”
Brown and hazel eyed people breath a sigh of relief. It seems that people with blue eyes are more likely to have an alcohol addiction...at least according to one strand of research.
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.
In a first for the Caribbean country, Jamaica's beautiful Blue and John Crow Mountains were designated a UNESCO World Heritage site on Saturday during the World Heritage committee's 39th annual meeting in Bonn, Germany.
A new 10,000-foot airstrip being built by China in the Spratly islands near The Philippines is nearly complete, suggesting the start of new aggressiveness in the region by the world's most populous country.
A rash of bomb threats targeting Canadian airline WestJet happened in the past week. Three planes were diverted due to these threats. A fourth threat to Air Canada resulted in the temporary evacuation of a Canadian airport.
Practically every organism on Earth responds to time, a phenomenon called "circadian rhythms," which refers to the 24-hours regulated by our internal clocks.
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.
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.
Federico García Lorca's 1932 play “Blood Wedding” was the biggest winner at last night's Dora Mavor Moore Awards: the recent co-production by Modern Times Stage Company and Aluna Theatre copped six Doras at the 36th annual Toronto theatre awards.
The baby boomers, who once impacted the nation with their youth and ushered in the era of civil rights and the hippie movement, will now have an immense impact on healthcare and housing with their advancing years.
Watch this viral YouTube video of adorable furry animals nibbling on a tiny-sized barbecue. The video recreates a July 4 cookout, except the diners are a hamster, rabbit, and hedgehog, all wearing tiny hats.
Near the popular Hotel Habana Libre in Cuba's capital, a gaggle of young people on cellphones, tablets and laptops log onto the new wifi hotspot -- a small milestone in one of the least connected countries.
North America has now run out of IPv4 Internet addresses as the ageing protocol becomes over-burdened and insufficient to power the ever-growing web. New devices now have to use the newer IPv6 as no more IPv4 addresses can be assigned.