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US Senate rejects immigration proposals, reform in peril

February 16, 2018 21:32 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb 16: The US Senate blocked several immigration proposals Thursday including a bipartisan compromise opposed by President Donald Trump, dashing hopes that Congress will soon decide the fate of nearly two million migrants brought to the country illegally as children.

Climate change aggravates global hunger: UN

September 15, 2017 21:21 PM

PARIS, Sept 15: Hunger is on the increase across the globe once again after a decade of declines, a UN report said Friday, thanks in part to climate change aggravating severe weather and conflicts. The slowdown in global growth in recent years, which led to a collapse in the prices of numerous commodities, also had a negative impact on the ability of people in many countries to feed themselves, it said.

No visitors allowed on Japan’s men-only UNESCO island

July 16, 2017 07:33 AM

TOKYO, July 15: Visitors will not be allowed to set foot on a men-only UNESCO World Heritage island in Japan from next year, an official said Saturday.

Tech sector needs to prevent ‘1984’ future: Microsoft CEO

May 17, 2017 23:40 PM

Microsoft chief executive Satya Nadella said last week tech developers have a responsibility to prevent a dystopian ‘1984’ future as the US technology titan unveiled a fresh initiative to bring artificial intelligence into the mainstream.

Cyber kid stuns experts showing toys can be ‘weapons’

May 17, 2017 23:10 PM

An 11-year-old ‘cyber ninja’ stunned an audience of security experts Tuesday by hacking into their bluetooth devices to manipulate a teddy bear and show how interconnected smart toys ‘can be weaponized’.

Kendrick Lamar scores biggest US album release of year

April 23, 2017 23:40 PM

Kendrick Lamar pulled off the biggest US album debut this year with “DAMN.” which sold 603,000 copies or equivalent in streaming and downloads since April 14.

Investigators clear detained 'Islamist' over Dortmund blasts

April 14, 2017 16:15 PM

DORTMUND, April 14: German federal prosecutors said Thursday that they had cleared the sole suspect in custody for the bomb attack against the Borussia Dortmund football team bus of involvement in the crime.

Dybala scores double as Juve stun Barcelona

April 12, 2017 03:00 AM

TURIN, April 12: Argentina forward Paulo Dybala scored a delightful first-half double to eclipse his illustrious compatriot Lionel Messi as Juventus recorded a stunning 3-0 win over Barcelona in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final.

Ed Sheeran smashes UK chart records

March 12, 2017 23:30 PM

Ed Sheeran smashed a host of British pop records on Friday, taking the top five places in the singles charts and all 16 songs from his new album in the top 20.

Pressure mounts on Uber and CEO after missteps

March 8, 2017 23:30 PM

After a series of embarrassing revelations, ridesharing giant Uber faces challenges in keeping growth on track, with top executive Travis Kalanick likely to face pressure to give up some control.

Dumb phones survive rise of the smart phone

March 1, 2017 23:30 PM

Dumb phones -- handsets that just make calls and send texts were set to disappear as technology moved on, but they have survived in emerging markets and among nostalgics of simpler devices in the West.

Wearable gadgets seek permanent place in users’ lives

March 1, 2017 23:20 PM

Consumers are snapping up fitness trackers, smart watches and other connected wearable gadgets but huge numbers wind up in drawers unused after just a few months once the novelty wears off.

How algorithms (secretly) run the world

February 15, 2017 23:20 PM

When you browse online for a new pair of shoes, pick a movie to stream on Netflix or apply for a car loan, an algorithm likely has its word to say on the outcome.

Black Sabbath say last rites on touring in homecoming

February 5, 2017 23:30 PM

Black Sabbath, the pioneers of heavy metal, ended their last-ever tour with a final concert in Birmingham, their home town where it all began nearly 50 years ago.

Toronto filmmaker disappears diving off Florida coast

February 2, 2017 21:30 PM

The Canadian documentary filmmaker and conservationist Rob Stewart disappeared while diving off Florida’s southern coast during the filming of a movie about sharks, the US Coast Guard reported Wednesday.

Doubt over Everest's true height spurs fresh expedition

January 24, 2017 16:35 PM

NEW DELHI, Jan 24: Scientists will take the tape measure to Mount Everest to determine whether a massive earthquake in Nepal really did knock an inch off the world's tallest peak.

Adele to return to Grammys after snafu

January 22, 2017 23:45 PM

Adele will sing at this year’s Grammy Awards, the Recording Academy announced Friday, offering her a chance at redemption a year after her set went musically awry.

China to develop prototype exascale, super computer in 2017

January 18, 2017 23:30 PM

China plans to develop a prototype exascale computer by the end of the year, state media said Tuesday, as it seeks to win a global race to be the first to build a machine capable of a billion, billion calculations per second.

Bikeshare cycles dumped en masse in China

January 18, 2017 23:10 PM

More than 500 bicycles from China’s flourishing bike-sharing companies have been dumped in huge piles on the streets of the southern city of Shenzhen, reports said.

Swiss Muslim girls must take swimming classes with boys: Europe court

January 11, 2017 13:01 PM

Strasbourg (France), Jan 11: Muslim parents in Switzerland cannot refuse to send their daughters to school-run swimming lessons with boys, Europe's top rights court said Tuesday, dismissing a challenge by a Turkish-Swiss couple claiming the rule violated their beliefs.