Boy, 17, charged over the bomb threats made on social media that caused Sydney's Opera House to be evacuated
A teenager has been charged after a series of alleged social media bomb threats caused the evacuation of the Sydney Opera House last week, according to The Daily Mail. On Thursday the iconic landmark was evacuated and the surrounding area searched ...
World's oldest man Yasutaro Koide dies aged 112 in Japan
The world's oldest man has died at the age of 112 in the Japanese city of Nagoya, local officials say, according to the BBC. Yasutaro Koide, who was born on 13 March 1903, was officially named the oldest man by Guinness World Records in August this year ...
62 people have as much wealth as world's 3.6B poorest, Oxfam finds ahead of Davos
Politicians and business leaders gathering in the Swiss Alps this week face an increasingly divided world, with the poor falling further behind the super-rich and political fissures in the United States, Europe and the Middle East running deeper than at any time in decades, according ...
Jason-3 Launches to Monitor Global Sea Level Rise
Jason-3, a U.S.-European oceanography satellite mission with NASA participation that will continue a nearly quarter-century record of tracking global sea level rise, lifted off from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California Sunday at 10:42 a.m. PST (1:42 p.m. EST) aboard a ...
Iran to get $1.7 bn in debt and interest from US
The United States is to repay Iran a $400 million debt and $1.3 billion in interest dating to the Islamic revolution, Secretary of State John Kerry said, according to AFP. The repayment, which settles a suit brought under an international legal tribunal, is separate from the tens of billions of dollars in frozen ...
NHS chief says sugar tax will be introduced into hospitals to tackle obesity epidemic
The NHS will start to charge more for high-sugar drinks and snacks sold in hospitals, making it the first public body in the UK to bring in a sugar tax, according to International Business Times. The move will apply to sugary products sold in vending ...
Pervez Musharraf acquitted in Akbar Bugti murder case
An anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Quetta acquitted on Monday former military ruler General (retd) Pervez Musharraf in the case of the murder of Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) leader Nawab Akbar Bugti who was killed in a military operation in 2006, according to The Express ...
Russia refuses to go to PACE session
The Russian delegation will not attend the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, according to the decisions of both houses of the Russian Parliament, RBC news agency reported on Monday citing the Chairman of the State Duma, Sergei Naryshkin ...
Norway declares crisis in oil industry
With oil dropping below $30 a barrel, producers in Western Europe’s biggest crude exporting nation are now considerably worse off than they were in the darkest hours of 2008. Norway’s oil “industry is in a crisis now, we can’t deny that,” Bente Nyland, director ...
Walmart to shutter 269 stores, with most located in the US
Walmart is closing 269 stores, more than half of them in the US and another big chunk in its challenging Brazilian market. More than 95% of the stores set to be closed in the US are within 10 miles of another Walmart ...
Queen Rania posts her own Aylan Kurdi cartoon in response to 'horrible' Charlie Hebdo caricature
Queen Rania of Jordan has published her own Aylan Kurdi cartoon as a riposte to a "horrible" Charlie Hebdo cartoon of the drowned Syrian child as a migrant, accused of groping attacks in Cologne, according to International Business Times. The photo of ...
US and EU lift sanctions against Iran after landmark nuclear pact
America and Europe have lifted sanctions against Iran after the United Nations nuclear agency confirmed that the Islamic republic had met all its commitments under a breakthrough deal, according to Belfast Telegraph ...
Kerry, Zarif start talks on Iran nuclear deal in Vienna
US Secretary of State John Kerry began his meeting in Vienna with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif on the implementation of the Iran nuclear agreement, State Department Director of Communications Marie Harf said Saturday, according to sputniknews ...
First ever “Lumiere London” festival starts
Developed by creative producers Artichoke and supported by the Mayor of London, “Lumiere London” runs from 14th-17th January. Free to attend festival will re-imagine London`s urban landscape and architecture ...
30 hostages freed from Splendid Hotel attacked by Al-Qaeda in Burkina Faso
More than 60 hostages, including a Burkina Faso minister, have been evacuated from Splendid Hotel in the country’s capital, Ouagadougou, which came under attack on Friday, Remis Dandjinou, Burkina Faso’s minister of communication said, according to Sputnik News ...
Airbus flies past Boeing in aircraft orders
European manufacturer clocked up 1,036 sales in 2015, with order book now worth $1tn – enough to secure production for 10 years, according to the Guardian. Airbus has claimed to have edged ahead in its battle with rival Boeing ...
Al-Shabab attacks African Union base in Somalia
Fighters from the al-Shabab group have attacked a base for African Union peacekeepers in southwestern Somalia, blasting their way into the compound and exchanging fire with peacekeepers, a Somali military official told Al Jazeera. ...
Annie Leibovitz exhibit starts world tour in London
Leibovitz began her career as a photojournalist with Rolling Stone in 1970 before moving on to work for Vanity Fair and Vogue, and is one of the world’s best known photographers, according to the Lonely Planet. ...
‘Friends’ cast returning to NBC in February
Your favorite “Friends” will be back on NBC one last time this February, network president Bob Greenblatt announced during his executive session at the Television Critics Association winter press tour in Pasadena, Calif. on Wednesday morning. ...