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'Perfect storm' of risks threatens DRC Ebola response: WHO

Geneva - The struggle to contain the latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo is facing a "perfect storm" of challenges, including rebel violence and pre-election manipulation, the UN said Tuesday.

Many doctors in India miss TB signs: study

Washington - Many private sector doctors in India miss the signs of tuberculosis and therefore provide patients inadequate treatment, according to a new study published Tuesday involving people hired to act out the symptoms.

Review: Ex-Sick Puppies rocker SHIM releases spitfire solo album Special

On September 14, former Sick Puppies lead singer SHIM released his self-titled solo album, which is badass from start to finish.

Trump takes a #MeToo stand — for the men

Washington - With #MeToo firing up millions of women against sexual abuse by male bosses and President Donald Trump routinely weighing in on the side of the accused, America faces an all-out war of the sexes ahead of November elections.

Instagram co-founders resign from Facebook-owned company

San Francisco - Instagram co-founders Kevin Systrom and Mike Krieger have announced they are leaving the photo-sharing app bought by Facebook six years ago, setting a new test for the parent company as it works to quell mounting turmoil.

Op-Ed: Twitter to ban dehumanizing speech

Twitter executives Del Harvey and Vijaya Gadde call the new proposed rules part of a continuing effort to promote healthy conversations on Twitter and limit harms caused by talk on the platform.

Q&A: Data ownership conundrum in the data driven world Special

Waterloo - As data driven economies rapidly rise, so do serious questions about who owns data and what ownership entails. Teresa Scassa, Senior Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation provides some insights.

Walmart to place food products onto blockchain

Walmart and its membership-only retail warehouse Sam’s Club will require leafy greens suppliers to implement real-time, farm-to-store tracking systems using blockchain technology.

MaRS and University of Toronto partner on waterfront tech hub

MaRS Discovery District, along with its partner the University of Toronto, today announced that it is in the final stages of securing a lease with Menkes Developments Ltd. for a new 24,000-square-foot hub at Toronto's Waterfront Innovation Centre.

Trump brings rare laughter to august UN summit

New York - Donald Trump, whose political ascent has been full of firsts, on Tuesday achieved another rare feat -- bringing laughter to the solemn UN General Assembly.

Erdogan's shadow looms over Turkey bid for Euro 2024

Istanbul - President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an avid follower of sports who massively developed football infrastructure, has in 15 years in power always come away empty-handed from bids for Turkey to hold one of the world's great sporting events.

Ex-NSA hacker sentenced to jail over Kaspersky leak

Washington - A former National Security Agency hacker whose leak of extremely top secret online spying materials led to the US government ban on Kaspersky software was sentenced to 66 months in prison Tuesday.

Aquarius rescue ship migrants head for Malta after deal reached

Valletta - Fifty-eight migrants aboard the Aquarius rescue ship will be taken to Malta and from there to France, Germany, Portugal and Spain, after a deal was reached to defuse the latest row over the fate of people rescued in the Mediterranean.

US, EU, Japan jointly denounce unfair trade

New York - Washington, Tokyo and Brussels said Tuesday they were making common cause against unfair trade, jointly denouncing industrial practices long pinned on China but refraining from naming that country explicitly.

Dozens evacuated as forest fire erupts in southern Croatia

Zagreb - A forest fire erupted Tuesday in Croatia's southern Peljesac peninsula, prompting the evacuation of dozens of villagers and tourists and destroying four houses, officials said.The blaze broke out near the town of Orebic.

European Space Agency shining the spotlight on sea-level rise

Scientists are meeting in the Azores this week to share findings on how satellites have revealed changes in the height of the sea, ice, inland bodies of water and more. Much of the meeting's focus will be on sea level rise.

Afrojack launches talent contest to find most gifted producers

World renowned Dutch DJ and producer Afrojack has launched his "Global Remix Battle I" in order the find the most talented producers worldwide.

Canada calls out China for treatment of Uighur minorities

New York - Canada has called out China for its human right abuses, notably of the Muslim Uighurs, officials said Tuesday.

China nixes US warship port visit, recalls admiral from US

Washington - China has pulled the plug on a US warship's scheduled visit to Hong Kong, and scrapped plans for a top admiral to meet with his US counterpart in Washington, officials said Tuesday.

Europe's Ariane 5 rocket set for 100th blast off

Paris - A European-made rocket will blast off Tuesday from French Guiana for the 100th time, in a symbolic landmark for its manufacturer as it comes under increasing pressure from Elon Musk's SpaceX programme.
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