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Canada Becomes First Major Economy to Legalize Recreational Cannabis

Canada on Wednesday became the world's first major economy to fully legalize cannabis, sparking celebrations as the nation embarked on the controversial experiment in drug policy, reports AFP.

World | October 18, 2018, Thursday // 14:05 | Viewed: 1732

Russian Orthodox Church Cuts Ties with Constantinople

The Russian Orthodox Church said Monday it is breaking ties with the Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate over its decision to grant independence to the Ukrainian church, which Moscow does not recognise.

World | October 16, 2018, Tuesday // 06:38 | Viewed: 2330

Opposition Leader and Putin Foe Navalny Released from Jail for Anti-Kremlin Protests

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny was released from jail Sunday after three weeks behind bars for organising anti-Kremlin protests, his second spell in detention in as many months, reports AFP.

World | October 15, 2018, Monday // 15:53 | Viewed: 1746

Google+ Shuts Down as Nearly Half a Million Accounts Compromised

Google has confirmed that it is shutting down Google +, a social network that was launched to rival Facebook, but failed to make an impact.

World | October 9, 2018, Tuesday // 13:06 | Viewed: 2020

ISS Astronauts Return to Earth Amid US-Russia Tensions

Two American astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut returned to Earth on Thursday wrapping up a six-month mission at the International Space Station as tensions between Washington and Moscow threaten a rare area of cooperation, reports AFP.

World | October 5, 2018, Friday // 16:13 | Viewed: 3298

Interpol President Reported Missing During Trip to China

PARIS — The president of Interpol, a former senior Chinese security official, has been reported missing after he travelled to his native country at the end of September, a French judicial official said Friday, reports AP.

World | October 5, 2018, Friday // 15:47 | Viewed: 2453

Nobel Peace Prize: Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad Win Award

Denis Mukwege, a gynecologist treating victims of sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Nadia Murad, a Yazidi human rights activist and survivor of sexual slavery by Islamic State in Iraq, won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize on Friday, repor

World | October 5, 2018, Friday // 13:01 | Viewed: 2123

Security Failure at Facebook - What we Know

AFP - The security breach revealed on September 28 by Facebook affected tens of millions of accounts at the social network, which boasts more than 2.

World | October 4, 2018, Thursday // 10:17 | Viewed: 2311

Putin Brands Poisoned Spy Skripal a 'Traitor' and 'Scumbag'

AFP - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday branded former double agent Sergei Skripal a "traitor" and a "scumbag", saying Moscow knew he had cooperated with foreign intelligence after his release in a spy swap.

World | October 4, 2018, Thursday // 10:16 | Viewed: 2385

Theresa May Dances on to Stage for Major Conference Speech (Video)

AFP - Gyrating awkwardly to the sounds of ABBA's disco hit "Dancing Queen", British Prime Minister Theresa May made an unusual stage entrance for a keynote speech on Wednesday.

World | October 3, 2018, Wednesday // 17:10 | Viewed: 2567

Japan Space Probe Lands New Robot on Asteroid

AFP - A Japanese probe landed a new observation robot on an asteroid on Wednesday as it pursues a mission to shed light on the origins of the solar system.

World | October 3, 2018, Wednesday // 11:40 | Viewed: 2618

Nobel Prize in Physics is Shared by a Woman, the First in 55 Years

(CNN)The Nobel Prize in Physics has been awarded to a woman for the first time in 55 years, and for only the third time in its history.

World | October 2, 2018, Tuesday // 15:13 | Viewed: 2529

Suicide Bomber Kills 13 in Election Rally in Afghanistan

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — An Afghan official says a suicide bomber has struck an election rally in the country’s eastern Nangarhar province, killing at least 13 people and wounding more than 30.

World | October 2, 2018, Tuesday // 13:28 | Viewed: 2553

Indonesia Calls for International Help to Deal with Quake-tsunami Aftermath

AFP - Indonesian volunteers began burying bodies in a mass grave with space for more than a thousand people on Monday, victims of a quake and tsunami that devastated swathes of Sulawesi and left authorities struggling to deal with the sheer scale of the d

World | October 1, 2018, Monday // 09:58 | Viewed: 2448

Facebook Turmoil Continues with Hack Affecting 50 Million Users

Facebook’s recent string of management disasters continued with the social networking giant reporting a major hack on Friday that affected up to 50 million people.

World | September 30, 2018, Sunday // 13:09 | Viewed: 2810

Jeff Bezos Space Project Lands Big Rocket Partnership

AFP - Jeff Bezos backed Blue Origin space exploration project on Thursday landed a major deal to provide engines for a next-generation rocket being built by a major US launch services contractor.

World | September 28, 2018, Friday // 13:53 | Viewed: 3005

Google Announces Cards, Discovery tools, Revamped Image Search at 20th Anniversary Event

At a surprisingly low-key 20th anniversary and future of search event, Google announced a number of new search features.

World | September 25, 2018, Tuesday // 10:22 | Viewed: 3470

29 Killed in Attack on Iranian Military Parade

(CNN) - At least 29 people were killed and 70 others wounded in an attack on a military parade in Iran's southwestern city of Ahvaz on Saturday, Iran's semi-official Fars News Agency reported, citing the deputy governor-general of Khouzestan province, Hos

World | September 23, 2018, Sunday // 11:56 | Viewed: 2789

Japan Space Robots Start Asteroid Survey

A pair of robot rovers have landed on an asteroid and begun a survey, Japan's space agency said Saturday, as it conducts a mission aiming to shed light on the origins of the solar system.

World | September 23, 2018, Sunday // 11:26 | Viewed: 3108

France's Le Pen Ordered to Undergo Psychiatric Tests over IS Tweets

AFP - French far-right leader Marine Le Pen expressed outrage Thursday after being ordered to undergo psychiatric tests for tweeting pictures of atrocities committed by the Islamic State group.

World | September 21, 2018, Friday // 11:36 | Viewed: 3251

Five Million Children Risk Famine in War-torn Yemen

AFP - More than five million children are threatened by famine in war-torn Yemen as prices soar, a charity said Wednesday, warning an entire generation may face death and "starvation on an unprecedented scale".

World | September 20, 2018, Thursday // 07:13 | Viewed: 3126
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