5.2-magnitude quake jolts northwest China
A moderate 5.2-magnitude earthquake hit northwest China’s Qinghai Province today. The earthquake struck the Qilian County of Haibei Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in Qinghai at 5:02 am, according to the China Earthquake Networks Centre (CENC). ...
Apple and Mastercard to give free Tube travel to Apple Pay users
Apple and Mastercard are giving free Tube travel to people on the next four Mondays. Fares will be free for anyone using Apple Pay and a Mastercard. The refunds will run on all of the Mondays between 23 November and 14 December. ...
Arrests and clashes at Reclaim rally
Six people have been arrested at a Reclaim Australia rally in Melbourne as police worked hard to contain increasingly rowdy crowds, according to Sky News. Police said a 29-year-old man ...
Blast at Japan's Yasukuni Shrine for War Dead, No Injuries
An explosion Monday damaged a public restroom at Tokyo's controversial Yasukuni shrine, which honors Japanese war dead, said police, who suspect foul play. No one was injured. Yasukuni, which enshrines 2.5 million of Japanese war ...
Turkish Airlines plane diverted after bomb threat
No explosives were found aboard a Turkish Airlines plane that was diverted to the Canadian east coast city of Halifax on Saturday night due to a bomb threat, authorities said, according to Anadolu Agency ...
Samsung Galaxy J3 with 5-inch Super Amoled display goes official
Samsung has expanded its Galaxy J-series of smartphones with the introduction of the Galaxy J3 in China, according to gadgets.ndtv. Notably, the smartphone has been listed as the Samsung Galaxy J3(6) on the company website ...
'Not in my name' - Italy's Muslims rally against terrorism
Italian Muslims braved pouring rain to distance themselves from Islamist militants in rallies in Rome and other cities on Saturday, according to Reuters. Under the banner "Not in my name," hundreds gathered in a square in the center of the Italian capital where they held a minute's ...
Facebook's Zuckerberg to take two months off for daughter's birth
Mark Zuckerberg plans to take two months off to spend with his daughter when she's born. That's the message the Facebook CEO posted on his account Friday, telling the nearly 42 million people who follow him that ...
Brussels subway shuts down as Belgium warns of ‘serious’ terrorism threat
The subway system in Belgium's capital was shut down on Saturday as authorities declared a "serious and present threat" of terrorism. The national emergency centre declared a Level 4 threat - the highest possible - overnight into Saturday, according to the news 24. ...
Baby walkers banned in Canada
Baby walkers are not allowed in Canada - at all. Retailers can't advertise or carry them nor can parents sell used ones. If they do, they face hefty fines of up to $100,000 or six months in jail. The baby walker ban officially became law in April 2004, after 15 years of ...
China coal mine fire 21 people killed
Twenty-one people have been killed and one remains missing after a fire at a coal mine in China's northeastern province of Heilongjiang Friday night. The fire at the Xinghua mine in the city of Jixi was brought under control, authorities reportedly said ...
Nishinoshima grows 2 years after eruption
Japan Coast Guard officials say a remote Pacific island has grown 12 times in size since it was formed by an underwater eruption 2 years ago. The officials on Tuesday conducted aerial monitoring of Nishinoshima Island. It's in the Ogasawara chain ...
Beijing's new airport to become world's largest
Beijing's new airport, planned for the city's Daxing District, will be completed by 2040, reported by the Beijing times on Thursday ...
Scientists discover how ocean fish magically disappear
A study released Thursday says that two ocean fish - the big-eyed scad and the lookdown - have fine-tuned a method of avoiding predators by hiding in light. Elements in their silvery skin render them nearly impossible to see. The U.S. Navy funded the study as part of ...
APEC leaders condemn terrorism
At the end of the two-day summit, leaders of the 21 member economies of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation condemned all acts of terrorism and urged for closer global cooperation in the fight against extremist violence. A communique issued by APEC heads of state on Thursday did not refer to the territorial ...
Mali hotel attack: Gunmen take 170 hostages in Bamako amid reports of 'five dead' in shootout
Almost 200 people are being held hostage in a hotel in Mali's capital after armed gunmen stormed a Raddison Blu hotel in Mali, according to Independent. The unidentified men attacked the hotel in the country's capital ...
Earthquake of magnitude 6.2 strikes off Japan’s Bonin islands
An earthquake of magnitude 6.2 struck 112 km (70 miles) southeast of Japan’s Bonin islands on Friday, about 1,000 km south of the capital Tokyo, the US Geological Survey said, according to Reuters. The quake at a depth of 10 km (6 miles), hit at 0540 GMT. There were no immediate reports ...
One dead, five wounded in Cologne bar shooting
The attack at the "No Name" bar took place around 2:45 local time (1:45GMT) in the Nippes district near the city center, according to the Koelner Stadt Anzeiger newspaper. "The door opened and shots were fired ...
Biggest diamond in more than a 100 years found in Botswana
A small Canadian diamond company has found what it says is the world's second-biggest gem quality diamond ever recovered, and the largest in more than a century, at its mine in Botswana, according to Independent newspaper ...