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Facebook 'intentionally and knowingly' violated data privacy laws, UK says

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 05:56
UK lawmakers have accused Facebook of violating data privacy and competition laws in a report on social media disinformation that also says CEO Mark Zuckerberg showed "contempt" toward parliament by not appearing before them.

ISIS fighters have been fleeing from Syria into Iraq, perhaps with millions of dollars in tow

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 03:10
More than 1,000 ISIS fighters have likely fled from Syria into the mountains and deserts of western Iraq in the past six months, and they may have up to $200 million in cash with them, according to a US military official familiar with situation.

Malaysia's racial divide exposed in ugly political battles

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 03:02
In a swanky shopping mall underneath Kuala Lumpur's iconic Petronas Towers, a traditional Chinese lion dance is attracting a crowd of delighted shoppers.

No medicine, records or equipment: Haiti hospital struggles during protests

Mon, 02/18/2019 - 00:53
The languid whack of a ceiling fan stirs the heat around the Intensive Care Unit. It's the only sound on the ward. Because there is none of the life-saving equipment an ICU should have.

Shark attacks man surfing in Australia

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 19:34
A man has been airlifted to the hospital after being bitten by a shark off the coast of New South Wales in Australia, according to local police.

Philippine journalist Maria Ressa calls her detention a 'travesty of justice'

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 19:14
An outspoken Philippine journalist who was briefly detained last week says the country's case against her is "ludicrous" and "unconstitutional."

ISIS bride trying to return to UK gives birth

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 16:51
A British teenager who left the UK to join ISIS in 2015 and now hopes to return home, has given birth, her family's lawyer said Sunday.

Russian flag spotted on cathedral in Novichok attack UK city

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 14:27
A Russian flag has been spotted on Salisbury Cathedral in England, in an apparent stunt making light of the poisoning of former KGB agent Sergei Skripal in the city last year.

US aid lands in Colombia as part of effort to deliver supplies to Venezuela

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 02:19
A second wave of US aid arrived Saturday at the Colombian-Venezuelan border in the midst of Venezuela's humanitarian crisis.

Haiti protesters take the day to gather food and water as they prepare for more possible conflict

Sun, 02/17/2019 - 00:36
Protesters in Haiti's capital have taken the day to gather food, water and fuel, pressing pause on deadly demonstrations that have been calling for President Jovenel Moise's resignation.

Missionaries and nurses trapped in Haiti as protests sweep country

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 20:00
A group of 24 Canadian missionaries and another of nurses are among visitors stranded in Haiti by ongoing street protests sweeping through the Caribbean country.

Chinese customers accuse Spanish bank BBVA of racism

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 17:52
Spain's second-largest bank has apologized after hundreds of Chinese customers accused the group of racism for freezing their bank accounts without warning.

A giant scrapheap of A380s is on its way

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 14:34
A whopping great beast of an aircraft, the double-decker Airbus A380 -- the biggest passenger airplane the world has ever known -- is an incredible sight whether on land or in the air.

Nigerians react with anger and confusion after presidential elections postponed

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 13:11
It had been a long election campaign, fiercely contested and marked by flashes of violence, but Nigerians were finally looking forward to casting their votes in what is the largest democratic exercise in Africa.

In a league of his own, Hirscher is the skier that 'can't lose'

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 11:18
How do you judge greatness in sport? Can you even compare athletes from different eras? Two classic bar room topics with no finite answers.

A WWI letter was found in a box of old papers after almost 102 years

Sat, 02/16/2019 - 02:51
A Canadian antique dealer stumbled on an unlikely treasure in a bunch of old papers she bought for a dollar -- a letter written by a World War I soldier almost 102 years ago.

Haiti President defiant amid deadly protests and calls for his resignation

Fri, 02/15/2019 - 23:32
Haitian President Jovenel Moise has rejected calls for his resignation and promised unspecified economic measures after more than a week of deadly anti-government protests.