5 dead, 3 wounded in Pennsylvania mass shooting
At least five people have died in a mass shooting in a Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania suburb. Six more are reported to be injured in the late-night shooting, according to Russia Today. A police report says officers were responding to a 911 ...
18 killed in road accident in Egypt
Eighteen people died Wednesday night when a truck and a microbus collided in South Sinai’s Abu-Redees- Tur highway, Egypt's interior ministry said in a Facebook statement, according to Ahram Online ...
China to build 50 more airports in 13th Five-Year Plan: Minister of Transport
China will build about 50 new airports, most of which will be in central and western regions during the 13th Five-Year Plan period, said Minister of Transportation Yang Chuantang in the group deliberation of deputies from Qinghai province to annual session ...
Bomb blast strikes Somalia airport
Six people were wounded when a bomb planted inside a notebook computer exploded at an airport in Somalia on Monday, the second such attack in recent weeks targeting civilian aviation in the country, according to Al Jazeera ...
Apple users targeted in first known Mac ransomware campaign
Apple Inc (AAPL.O) customers were targeted by hackers over the weekend in the first campaign against Macintosh computers using a pernicious type of software known as ransomware, researchers with Palo Alto Networks Inc (PANW.N) told Reuters on Sunday ...
Vitol Oil Trading Company quietly sells all Russian assets
Vitol, one of the world's largest oil trading companies, has sold all its Russian assets, the Russian version of Forbes magazine reported. Vitol sold its Russian business — a number of mine deposits in the republic of Komi controlled through Arawak Energy ...
Gas leak in mine kills 12 in Northeast China
At least 12 miners died as result of a gas leak in a mine in Jilin Province in northeast China, Xinhua News Agency reported, according to Sputnik. The incident occurred on Sunday afternoon in the city of Baishan, while over 700 miners were underground, the ...
Iranian Oil Lands in Europe for First Time Since Sanctions Ended
The Monte Toledo oil tanker covered the uneventful voyage from Iran to Europe with a haul of one million barrels of crude in just 17 days, but its journey has been four years in the making, according to the Bloomberg ...
Former U.S. first lady Nancy Reagan dies at 94
Nancy Reagan, the former actress who was fiercely protective of husband Ronald Reagan through a Hollywood career, eight years in the White House, an assassination attempt and her husband's Alzheimer's disease, died on Sunday at age 94, according to Reuters. ...
Slovak PM Fico wins election but faces tough task to form majority, Reuters
Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico won Saturday's parliamentary election, nearly complete results showed, but gains by opposition parties including far-right extremists will complicate formation of a new government, according to Reuters. Fico, a leftist whose anti-immigration views are in line with neighbors Poland and Hungary ...
Facebook to pay millions of pounds more in UK tax
Facebook is set to pay millions of pounds more in tax in the UK after a major overhaul of its tax structure, according to BBC. After heavy criticism that it was avoiding tax, the BBC can reveal that profits from the majority of Facebook's advertising revenue initiated ...
Facing record oversupply, U.S. oil looks for home in Europe
As U.S. oil inventories reach all-time highs, cargoes of crude are increasingly flowing towards Europe, where higher prices and lower shipping costs have made the region an attractive hunting ground for those selling light sweet oil ...
Denmark to send F-16s and troops into Syria
Denmark is ready to send F16 fighter jets and 400 special forces to Iraq and Syria to fight the Islamic State group, Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen said on Friday, according to the Local ...
Nobel Peace Prize shatters record for nominees for 2016
The number of nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize surged to a new record for 2016, a guardian of the award said on Tuesday, with contenders ranging from peace negotiators in Colombia to U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, according to Reuters. ...
World's most expensive train station opens in New York
The world's most expensive train station has opened in New York City, $2.7 billion ($US2 billion) over budget and years behind schedule, but the European architect who designed it has called it a gift of love to the city, according to Australian Broadcasting Corporation. ...
Talks in Paris fail to make progress on implementing a peace deal in eastern Ukraine
Talks in Paris aimed at getting the fragile Minsk peace agreement back on track in eastern Ukraine failed to make progress on Thursday ahead of a planned election in the rebel-held Donbass region, according to Euronews. Germany and France, the two main countries behind the accord, had hoped that after months ...
Brazil’s economy contracted 3.8% in 2015
Brazil’s economy contracted sharply in 2015 as businesses slashed investment plans and laid off more than 1.5 million workers, official data showed on Thursday, setting the stage for what could be the country’s deepest recession on record, according ...
Airbus A380 completes longest ever passenger flight
An Emirates Airbus A380 jet has completed the longest ever commercial passenger flight by distance, according to cnbc. The plane flew in to the record books Wednesday when it landed in Auckland, New Zealand after an 8,824 mile non-stop journey from Dubai ...
Refugee team to compete at Rio 2016 Olympics
A team of refugees will compete at this summer's Olympics in Rio, according to BBC. A total of 43 prospective athletes have been identified for the Team of Refugee Olympic Athletes (ROA), which will compete under the Olympic flag ...