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US President Barack Obama will host Saudi Arabia's King Salman in their first and long-delayed White House summit Friday, with clashing views on Middle Eastern crises coming to the fore.
More than 13 million children are being denied education by Middle East conflicts, the UN said Thursday, warning "the hopes of a generation" would be dashed if they can't return to classrooms.
"However hard you try, you just can't imagine how hard this journey is for me," says Abu Fahed, 25, who lost both his legs in a bombing and is fleeing Syria's war through the Balkans in a wheelchair.
The UN Security Council is discussing a draft resolution to address the crisis arising from the wave of migrants crossing the Mediterranean into Europe, Russia's envoy said Wednesday.
Diets rich in fish oil compared with diets where lard is the predominant fat lead to very different types of bacteria being found in the guts. The bacteria appear to help with the health benefits of fish oil and the harmful effects of lard.
A large-scale study examining the effects of probiotics (beneficial bacteria) in preventing gastrointestinal colonization with drug-resistant bugs in intensive care units (ICUs) has not been successful, researchers report.
The first new human prion in almost 50 years has been discovered, a team of scientists report. The prion is called alpha-synuclein and it is believed to the the causative agent for a rare neurodegenerative disease in people.
Skywatchers in the Americas, Europe, and parts of Asia will see a total lunar eclipse of the moon on September 28 — which will cause the moon to have a blood-red or copper hue.
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.
In what could be an effort to promote the Mayweather-Berto fight which is tagged by fans as a mismatch, Floyd Mayweather, Sr continues to attack his son's former foe Manny Pacquiao insinuating that the Filipino star is lying about his shoulder injury.
Gilas Pilipinas, the Philippine basketball team that will compete in the upcoming FIBA Asia Championship has improved its winning record to 3-1 after routing Japan 75-60 Wednesday to maintain its third standing in the 2015 Jones Cup Invitational in Taiwan
Fil-Am NBA player Jordan Clarkson has been granted permission by his team L.A.Lakers to play for Gilas Pilipinas in the upcoming FIBA Asia Championship from September 23 to October 3 in Changsha, China.
Eugene Burger, the king of close-up magic, chatted with Digital Journal about his illustrious career and proudest moments.
Professor River Song, the former wife of the Doctor in the BBC's long-running television sci-fi drama, is to return to the show after a two-year gap, it has been announced.
Well, where else but on Twitter would you hear about James S Potter’s first day at Hogwarts? Seems he was also sorted to Gryfindor, “to no-one’s surprise.” A reincarnation of one of the least boring media products of all time?
Comedian Margaret Cho performed her stand-up comedy show at Gramercy Theatre in New York City, for an excellent turnout.
Close to 3,000 members of the United Steelworkers Union rallied in Pittsburgh Tuesday afternoon seeking an end to a lockout at one steel mill and fairer contracts in several others.
A California woman is taking Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. to court because she claims the restaurant's "G-M-Over it" advertising is false and misleading. The woman's lawsuit is seeking class-action status and unspecified damages.
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.
Sony has unveiled its new flagship smartphone range, the Xperia Z5, at the IFA trade show in Berlin. Three different models have been announced, including one which now holds the record as the first phone to boast a 4K display.
A study of UK school children and parents has found most kids would rather be taught how to program than how to speak French. It follows the introduction of a compulsory computing curriculum by the government.
Google is rolling-out an all-new logo with a flatter, more modern design with a greater emphasis on bold colour and simplicity. It can be seen today on the company's search engine and will be bringing updated multi-colour iconography to apps very soon.
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.
The course of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a veterans' home in Quincy, Illinois took a rapid and deadly turn on Wednesday, with seven deaths reported, up from four on Monday, and 39 confirmed illnesses, up from 25 the day before.
An international study on the global burden of disease has found that since 1990, life expectancy worldwide has risen by six years. But even with the increase in longevity comes a number of challenges for staying healthy.
Getting a good night's rest may stop people from getting sick from exposure to the common cold virus, according to a new study.
More than 9,000 cases of frozen corn are being recalled by Bonduelle USA Inc., due to potential Listeria contamination, the Food and Drug Administration announced in a press release on Monday.
A secret targeted killing campaign launched by the CIA and US Special Forces aims at suspected terrorists in Syria. Drones have been flown over Syria and used for strikes. The campaign is separate from the overall offensive against the Islamic State
CNN is changing the rules for its Republican debate later this month, likely opening the door for one candidate to qualify for the main stage: former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina.
Bernardino Leon, the UN special envoy to Libya, is meeting today (Sept. 1) with 27 members of the General National Congress (GNC) government in Istanbul. The Tripoli-based GNC is the rival to the internationally-recognized House of Representatives(HoR).
Valentina Matvienko is speaker of the upper house of the Russian parliament, the Federation Council. She is one of seven Russian officials targeted by U.S. sanctions including a travel ban.
As of September 1, according to the National Interagency Fire center, wildfires have burned over eight million acres, an area larger than the state of Maryland. And no, we are not seeing the end of the wildfire season, not by a long shot.
US President Barack Obama viewed Alaska's monumental Exit Glacier, in a bid to drive home the impact climate change is already having on America.
A new report warns that fishermen discards are increasing the prevalence of turtle disease in Turks and Caicos. This is due to the practice that concentrates up the numbers of infected animals.
It has never happened before, at least since weather records have been kept, but this past weekend, the world saw three very powerful category 4 tropical cyclones swirling in the central and eastern basins of the Pacific Ocean.
The course of the Legionnaires' disease outbreak at a veterans' home in Quincy, Illinois took a rapid and deadly turn on Wednesday, with seven deaths reported, up from four on Monday, and 39 confirmed illnesses, up from 25 the day before.
A campaign has begun to force a major pizza chain — Pizza Express — to pay staff the full amount given by customers in the form of tips. For credit card payments, the restaurant chain takes an "admin fee."
An international study on the global burden of disease has found that since 1990, life expectancy worldwide has risen by six years. But even with the increase in longevity comes a number of challenges for staying healthy.
Getting a good night's rest may stop people from getting sick from exposure to the common cold virus, according to a new study.
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.
A large French company that produces processed vegetables has recalled over 9,000 cases of frozen corn due to the possible contamination of the product with Listeria monocytogenes.
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.
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.
Waterloo isn’t the watershed that it’s been cracked up to be. That’s the view of historian David Crane whose new book “Went the Day Well” examines the battle and how it paved the way for a newly assertive British empire.
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.
The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to five distributors of powdered caffeine, claiming their products are sold without regulation as dietary supplements on the Internet.
In June 2014, Facebook engineers Sam Gadodia, Terry Guo, and Shao Xia left the $250 billion company. The three launched a startup in stealth called LotusFlare to bring internet to more people around the world.
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.
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