Facebook's Instagram hits 400M users, beats Twitter

07.10.2015 [18:30]
Facebook-owned Instagram has hit 400 million monthly active users, making it far larger than rival Twitter, as the social networking site looks to boost advertising revenues from the service, according to CNBC. It took nine months for the photo-sharing app to rack up its latest 100 million users in which celebrities ...

Wreckage of Indonesian turboprop plane found

05.10.2015 [21:55]
Indonesian authorities on Monday said they had found the wreckage of an Aviastar airline Twin Otter turboprop aircraft that went missing over Sulawesi island last week with 10 people on board, according to Reuters. ...

Ruling Portugal coalition wins election, loses majority

05.10.2015 [15:31]
Portugal's centre-right government on Sunday won an election that was a test of its tough austerity stance, but its failure to win a majority in parliament raises the prospect of political uncertainty, according to Reuters ...

Search area expanded to locate missing Indonesian plane

05.10.2015 [12:49]
Six planes and four ships embarked Monday on a widening search for a plane with 10 people on board that went missing in eastern Indonesia three days ago, according to the Washington Post. The search for the turboprop plane, owned by the Aviastar Mandiri airline, was ...

Hillside collapses on Guatemalan town, killing 25; hundreds missing

03.10.2015 [17:37]
The collapse of a hillside onto a town on the edge of Guatemala City killed at least 25 people and left hundreds missing on Friday, as rescue crews searched for survivors in homes buried by dirt and sludge, according to Reuters. Loosened by heavy rains, tons of dirt and trees ...

Magnitude 5.5 quake rocks eastern Indonesia

03.10.2015 [11:12]
A 5.5 magnitude earthquake has occurred in eastern Indonesia, the Indonesian Agency for Meteorology, Climatology and Geophysics (BMKG) said, according to Sputnik News. ...

U.S. military plane crashes in Afghanistan, kills 11

02.10.2015 [20:34]
A U.S. military transport plane crashed at an airfield in Afghanistan shortly after midnight on Friday (15:30 p.m. EDT on Thursday), killing all 11 people on board, the U.S. military said, describing the crash as an accident, according to Reuters. ...

Council of Europe concerned at rising racism in Germany

02.10.2015 [18:01]
Europe's top human rights watchdog on Thursday voiced concern at mounting racism in Germany, citing a wave of far-right, anti-Islam demonstrations at odds with the more recent image of a country ready to open its doors to hundreds of thousands of refugees, yahoo.informs ...

Google purchases Jibe Mobile

02.10.2015 [17:57]
Google has announced the Jibe Mobile team is joining Google, with the CEO of Jibe Mobile confirming on their site that Google has acquired the company, according to the www.ausdroid.net. ...

Paris to fine smokers for leaving cigarette butts on street

02.10.2015 [17:11]
Caught dropping a cigarette butt outside a bar in Paris? Watch 68 of your hard-earned euros go up in smoke. This is the warning city officials began giving smokers this week ahead of a steep rise in fines for discarding butts in the street, france24 informs ...

Forbes list of 400 wealthiest Americans reveals Mark Zuckerberg broke into top ten

02.10.2015 [15:49]
America's top 400 billionaires are now richer than ever, boasting a record-smashing combined wealth of $2.34trillion, up $50billion from a year ago, according to the latest issue of Forbes Magazine, according to Dailymail ...

Seven people killed after 17 mail bombs blast public buildings in China

01.10.2015 [19:43]
More than a dozen explosions targeting public buildings in a small city in southern China killed at least seven people and injured over 50 on Wednesday, officials and state media said, according to National Post. ...

Iran raises Hajj stampede death toll to 464

01.10.2015 [16:23]
Iran's Hajj and Pilgrimage Organization says the number of Iranian pilgrims killed in the recent crush in Mina near Saudi Arabia's Mecca has risen to 464. The organization announced the latest death toll – almost double the previously released figure – in a statement on Thursday ...

16 Turkish workers kidnapped in Iraq released

01.10.2015 [10:11]
Sixteen Turkish workers kidnapped from a construction site in Baghdad and held for nearly a month were released on Wednesday, Turkey's Prime Minister and Iraqi officials said, according to CNBC. Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said through his Twitter account that the workers ...

Georgia executes a woman for the first time in 70 years

30.09.2015 [18:25]
The U.S. state of Georgia executed its only woman on death row on Wednesday, marking the first time in 70 years the state has carried out a death sentence on a woman, a prison official said, according to Reuters. ...

Catalan independence: Mas called to court over 2014 referendum

30.09.2015 [15:48]
Catalonia's acting regional head Artur Mas has been summoned to court for his role in staging a vote on independence last year, according to BBC. The Catalonia high court accuses Mr Mas of disobedience, abuse of power and embezzlement of public funds ...

Danish defence minister steps down in blow to new government

30.09.2015 [12:16]
Denmark's defence minister has resigned after weeks of media criticism of appointments he made in his former role as head of the administrative region of Southern Denmark, according to Reuters. Carl Holst's resignation is seen as a blow to liberal Prime Minister Lars ...

Syria conflict: Russia considers joining anti-IS air strikes

29.09.2015 [18:23]
Russia is considering whether to follow the US and its allies in conducting air strikes against Islamic State (IS) targets, President Vladimir Putin says ,according to BBC. Mr Putin spoke after meeting Barack Obama on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly (UNGA) ...

Japan's oldest woman dies at 115; Kagoshima resident now record holder

29.09.2015 [13:42]
The oldest person in Japan, a Tokyo woman born on March 15, 1900, died Sunday at the age of 115, the welfare ministry said Monday, according to Japan Times. With the passing of the woman, whose name is being withheld at the request of her family, Nabi Tajima, a 115-year-old ...