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Ex-porn actor German spy guilty of trying to share state secrets

Berlin - A former German intelligence agent who was also an ex-gay porn actor was Tuesday given a one-year suspended sentence for attempting to share state secrets while pretending to be a jihadist online.The 52-year-old named as Roque M.

Condom ad featuring ex-porn star Sunny Leone stokes anger in India

Ahmedabad - Indian authorities tore down dozens of billboards Tuesday after a slew of complaints over an advertisement depicting a former porn star promoting condoms ahead of a major Hindu festival.

Russia unveils statue of AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov

Moscow - Russian officials and Orthodox priests on Tuesday unveiled a statue in Moscow of inventor Mikhail Kalashnikov, whose iconic AK-47 assault rifle has claimed countless lives worldwide.

At least 65 killed as powerful quake rocks Mexico

Mexico - At least 65 people were killed when a powerful, 7.1-magnitude earthquake rocked Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the capital and sowing panic on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.

Mexico City shaken by 7.1 magnitude quake

Mexico - A 7.1 magnitude earthquake shook Mexico City on Tuesday, destroying buildings and causing an unknown number of casualties on the anniversary of a devastating 1985 quake.

Trump issues stark threats to North Korea and Iran at UN

New York - President Donald Trump warned Tuesday that the United States is ready to "totally destroy" North Korea and vowed to confront Iran's "murderous regime" over its weapons program.

Community solar projects — Gaining consumers' confidence

Consumer interest in solar power, and in particular, community solar, is rapidly increasing, however, many people are still straddling the fence. What is holding many people back from taking the plunge?

Israel sees benefits in independent Kurdistan: experts

Jerusalem - Israel has become the only country to openly support an independent Kurdish state, a result of good ties between Kurds and Jews and expectations it would be a front against Iran and extremism, experts say.

Apple launches iOS 11, bringing augmented reality to the masses

Apple has commenced the rollout of iOS 11, bringing its annual slew of new features to iPhones and iPads. The update includes the launch of ARKit, Apple's new augmented reality platform that will bring virtual world experiences to millions of people.

Tillerson raises 'troubling allegations' with Suu Kyi

New York - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Myanmar leader Aung Sang Suu Kyi on Tuesday to urge her government to address "deeply troubling allegations of human rights abuses and violations.

Five things to know about hurricane-hit Dominica

Paris - The Caribbean island of Dominica, battered by Hurricane Maria Tuesday, was also struck by severe storms in 2015 and 1979.Here are some things know about the small nation.

'The man who saved the world' dies in Russia

Moscow - Stanislav Petrov, a Soviet military officer who is widely credited with helping prevent a nuclear war with the United States, has died aged 77, his son told AFP on Tuesday.

New working group to explore the use of blockchain in digital ads

The Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) has set up a Blockchain Working Group, bringing the technology a step closer to widespread use in marketing. The blockchain's transparent nature could help control the flood of ad fraud in the industry.

US will forfeit trust if exits nuclear deal: Rouhani

Washington - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani warned Tuesday that the United States would forfeit the trust of the international community if it abandons a nuclear accord with Tehran.

Review: Roadcase Royale fantastic on debut 'First Things First' album Special

Roadcase Royale released their breakthrough studio album, "First Things First" on September 22 via the record label Loud & Proud Records. It is a superb studio effort.

Little league football linked to mood problems later: study

Paris - Taking up American football before the age of 12 may have an impact on behaviour and mood much later in life, a study of former players said Tuesday.

Hollywood stars, ex-spies launch Russia investigation campaign

Washington - "We have been attacked. We are at war," says Morgan Freeman. He adds: "This is no movie script.

New software detects if people text and drive

Waterloo - Using mobile devices while driving is fraught with danger, especially those who engage in texting. This is a concern for businesses who require drivers to transport goods. To alert drivers, new software has been developed.

Light stored as sound for the first time

Sydney - The capturing and storing of light as sound is not just remarkable in itself, it is also part of the future development of super-fast, light-based computers.

Future of robotics: merging, morphing, mobile machines

Brussels - In news that will interest technology firms developing robots, researchers have created self-reconfiguring modular robots. These devices can merge, split and self-heal while retaining full sensorimotor control.
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