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Bulgaria's Georgieva unsettles race to be UN chief

New York - The newest candidate to be UN secretary-general, Kristalina Georgieva, says she may be a "latecomer" to the race, but still has strong credentials to become the first woman to lead the United Nations.

Hillary Clinton expands lead as post-debate polls give big bounce

It was a good day for Democrat Hillary Clinton as post-debate polls continued to show her getting a significant bounce from her strong performance. Donald Trump? His day likely did not go as well.

Hurricane Matthew continues to rapidly intensify

Hurricane Matthew has intensified and is now classified as a Category 4 storm by the NHC as of 5:00 p.m. on Friday. A hurricane watch has now been issued for Jamaica.

NBA News and Rumors: Norris Cole to Cleveland Cavaliers?

Cleveland - Cleveland enters training camp looking to win back-to-back NBA titles, but the off season has seen the back court lose some depth with Mo Williams retiring and J.R. Smith and the front office still at odds over a new contract.

France pushes UN draft resolution on Aleppo ceasefire

New York - France on Friday discussed a UN draft resolution on imposing a ceasefire in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo with Russia, the United States and the two other permanent Security Council members, diplomats said.

Who speaks the most words on The Simpsons?

Media commentator Todd W Schneider has undertaken a detailed analysis of 28 years of The Simpsons. Want to know who speaks the most lines? The most significant side character? Then read on.

Op-Ed: Mattia Toaldo's analysis of the Libyan Situation

Dr. Mattia Toaldo, Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations, recently released an extensive analysis of the present situation in Libya giving considerable background to help understand the present situation.

100-day countdown ticks in Venezuela political crisis

Caracas - The next 100 days in Venezuela could mark a turning point in the South American country's seething political crisis, deciding whether the socialist president and his party stay in power.

HP backs down from blocking third-party printer inks

Earlier this month, reports hit the media that a timebomb in HP's printers caused thousands of devices to simultaneously start blocking third-party inks. The company has now apologised to customers, saying it will issue a new update to reverse the block.

South Korean president urges N. Koreans to defect

Seoul - South Korean President Park Geun-Hye called on North Koreans to abandon their country Saturday and defect, just a day after a soldier walked across the heavily fortified border into the South.

Aleppo hospital hit as Syria army presses assault

Aleppo - The largest hospital in rebel-held east Aleppo was bombed on Saturday for the second time in days as Syrian government forces pressed a Russian-backed offensive to retake the entire city.

Hurricane wind intensity — Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

With Matthew now being considered a major Category 3 hurricane, some people are asking how a tropical storm's wind intensity relates to its place on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Let's take a quick look.

Report: Linux security must be upgraded to protect future tech

Researchers have detailed a series of security risks in the Linux kernel that threaten to put the future of the Internet of Things at risk. Developers told the 2016 Linux Security Summit that Linux needs a "total rethink" to remain safe to use.

Paris luxury hotel must pay after guest molested cleaner

Paris - A cleaner who was molested at a Paris luxury hotel by a Qatari guest in 2010 has been awarded 57,000 euros ($63,500), according to a court ruling seen on Friday by AFP.

Hurricane Matthew becomes a powerful Category 5 storm: US monitor

Miami - Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean picked up strength late Friday and became a powerful Category 5 storm, the US National Hurricane Center said.

'World's deepest flooded cave' discovered in Czech Republic

Prague - A Czech-Polish team said Friday it had discovered the world's deepest underwater cave in the eastern Czech Republic.

New evidence shows people lived in Americas before Clovis people

Arroyo Seco - More evidence has been found that supports the growing belief that early humans, predating the Clovis people made it to the Americas over 14,000 years ago.

Does red wine have health benefits?

The balance of evidence in relation to red wine and health benefits oscillates wildly. New research indicates that a compound in red wine might help the body to counteract some metabolic diseases.

Hurricane Matthew now strongest Hurricane since Felix in 2007

Hurricane Matthew became a major storm earlier on Friday and quickly intensified through the day. Matthew is now a Category 5 storm and has become a threat to Jamaica, Cuba, Haiti and the Bahamas.

US cuts cord on internet oversight

Washington - The US government on Saturday ended its formal oversight role over the internet, handing over management of the online address system to a global non-profit entity.
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