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After night of clashes, Hong Kong braces for fresh rally

Fpo - Protesters gathered at a sports stadium Sunday as Hong Kong braced for more anti-government rallies, a day after clashes returned to the city's streets following several days of relative calm.

Japan, US reach broad agreement on trade deal: reports

Apo - Japan and the United States have reached a broad agreement in trade negotiations, reports said Sunday, with the leaders of both countries expected to hold talks on the sidelines of the G7 summit.

'Changing Japanese society': Tokyo marks year until Paralympics

Apo - With hands-on exhibitions for children and a world-record attempt, Tokyo Sunday marked one year until the 2020 Paralympic Games that organisers hope can change outdated attitudes towards disabled people in Japan.

One leap at a time: the 'Blade Jumper' with Olympic dreams

Apo - Triple Paralympic champion Markus Rehm, known as the "Blade Jumper", regularly outperforms able-bodied athletes in the long jump but dreams of beating them on the same stage.The charismatic German's world-record leap of 8.

NASA investigating first crime committed in space: report

Washington - US space agency NASA is investigating what may be the first crime committed in outer space, The New York Times reported Saturday.

Shrugging off Trump, FBI tackles right-wing extremists

Washington - One man had three assault rifles, extra-large magazines and a gas mask. Another had over 18 weapons, including sawed-off shotguns, AR-15s, and a grenade launcher. Earlier this year, the two might not have drawn the attention of US law enforcement.

Disney to launch Disney+ streaming service on November 12th

According to CNET the new streaming service will be launched this November 12th. It will support four simultaneous streams and 4k for just $6.99 a month. Subscribers can also create and manage up to seven profiles on a single account.

Op-Ed: The Seventh Extinction — US-China trade will cause meltdown

Washington - Drama queens insist on the most dramatic roles. Can’t get much more dramatic than this. Trump’s final solution to block all Chinese trade is the option to destroy the global economy.

Banking industry is the furthest ahead in digital tech adoption

A new survey assesses the digital transformation of banking and finds that when compared to healthcare, energy and utilities, plus other consumer and industrial products, banking is significantly ahead when it comes to digital maturity.

Are voice assistants making us more ill-mannered?

Is our increased use (and reliance) upon voice assistants making us ruder and more impatient? Will the trend change the more we use such devices in the future, or will this alter as technology becomes more interactive? A new survey assesses.

New app assesses just how ergonomic warehouse jobs are

Technologists have applied machine learning to build a different system to monitor and assess factory and warehouse workers and inform them how ergonomic their jobs are, with the data reviewed and calculated in real time.

Understanding animal brains to improve robotics

Researchers have been considering evolution and animal brains as the basis for making improvements to machine learning, as the basis for helping to improve the way robots operate. especially when performing tasks that seem simple to people.

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes return to city streets

Fpo - Hong Kong riot police on Saturday fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles, in another tense bout of violence.

UK consulate staffer returns to Hong Kong after China detention

Fpo - A British consulate employee detained in China has returned to Hong Kong, his family said Saturday, ending a two-week ordeal during which Beijing's state media smeared him with lurid allegations.

Tear gas fired as Hong Kong police, protesters clash

Fpo - Hong Kong riot cops fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and bamboo poles on Saturday, as a standoff in a working-class neighbourhood descended into violence, breaking an uneasy peace that had las...

Trump heads to G7 with potshot at French hosts over taxes

Washington - US President Donald Trump threatened his French hosts with taxes on their wines Friday as he headed to a G7 summit in France with a series of parting shots, including another broadside at the Federal Reserve's chairman.

Trump praises Danish PM he called 'nasty' over Greenland row

Washington - President Donald Trump heaped praise on Denmark's prime minister Friday, two days after he cancelled his state visit to the country and slammed her for dismissing his idea of buying Greenland as absurd.

Why is part of the Amazon burning?

Washington - The thousands of fires burning in the Amazon don't look like the major forest fires of Europe or North America -- instead, they are fueled mainly by branches, vegetation and other byproducts of deforestation in cleared areas, experts say.

UK consulate staffer returns to Hong Kong after China detention: family

Fpo - A British consulate employee detained in China has returned to Hong Kong, his family said Saturday.Simon Cheng disappeared after visiting the neighbouring city of Shenzhen on August 8 and was placed in administrative detention by police.

Star Wars and Marvel TV shows lead vast Disney streaming lineup

Anaheim - Disney lifted the lid on three live-action Star Wars series for its much-hyped new television streaming service Friday, including Ewan McGregor's return as Obi-Wan Kenobi, as the company revealed a vast lineup for its Netflix rival.
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