198
The Trump administration recently imposed new refugee restrictions that could effectively halt the resettlement process for thousands of refugees.
197
With so much volatility there is arguably limited value in reporting the ups and downs of the cryptocurrency.

On Wednesday, cryptocurrency Bitcoin fell by about 10% to a value of $15,800 (£11,810).

"It has plunged," a colleague said. "Should we do a story?"

Business journalists (or at least some of them) will debate passionately whether something is indeed a plunge, a dive, or merely a fall, a dip or a retreat. It's what makes us great company at parties.

And sure, a 10% movement downwards
Read More
195
As millions of pilgrims descend on the Iraqi city of Karbala for an annual event called Arbaeen, locals open their homes, kitchens and hearts to visitors.
191
Before coming to South Africa, the last thing an Australian would think is that there might be language difficulties.
188
'Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again' trailer find Lily James joining previous stars Meryl Streep, Colin Firth, Amanda Seyfried and more.

The trailer for next summer's sequel Mamma Mia Here We Go Again has arrived, and there is singing and dancing and Cher!

The sequel will take place both in current day — with all the main cast from the original returning — as well as in the past, with Lily James (Baby Driver, Cinderella) portraying Young Donna.

188
Apple's Project Marzipan will allow apps to work across iPhones, iPads, and macOS desktops and laptops, without the need for multiple versions.
188
As highlighted by The Next Web’s Matt Navarra, one of Twitter’s newer notifications is their ‘In case you missed it’ push. Some users may have been seeing these for some time, but Twitter seems to be expanding the usage of such updates, prompting more users to click through.

Twitter’s also trying out more on platform alerts, like this one, which highlights recent actions from people you’re connected to on a profile.
187
Facebook says that there are now more than 2 billion messages sent between businesses and people on Messenger each month. That figure’s been mentioned previously, but it goes to show that Messenger business is gaining momentum - maybe it’s not the transformative tool some had expected, but its use in this context is rising, which is important to note.
187
Customers have long suspected iPhones slow down over time. Now, Apple has confirmed some models do.
185
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia announced on Friday that passengers traveling on its airlines to the United...
183
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean soldiers fired 20 warning machine gun rounds Thursday, turning back North Korean soldiers apparently pursuing a comrade who had earlier dashed across the rivals’ shared border, officials said. It is the fourth time this year a North Korean soldier has defected across the world’s most heavily armed border.

South Korean military officials said they heard gunfire from the North after South Korea fired its warning shots, but it wasn’t clear if the firing was
Read More
181
CHICAGO (AP) — Scott Judd trained his camera lens on the white dot in the distance. As he moved up the Lake Michigan shoreline, the speck on a breakwater came into view and took his breath away: it was a snowy owl, thousands of miles from its Arctic home.

“It was an amazing sight,” said Judd, a Chicago IT consultant. “It’s almost like they’re from another world. They captivate people in a way that other birds don’t.”

The large white raptors have descended on the Great Lakes region
Read More
179
The longest-cryopreserved human embryo to result in a successful birth was conceived and frozen in 1992 and born last month. The embryo is just a year younger than the mother who birthed her
178
Rotterdam is like Disneyland for architecture geeks. When you visit, you’ll likely go home and wonder why our cities can’t be a little more like this.
177
Users who opt in will be informed whenever their picture is uploaded to the social network.
174
Molly Millions is cool. Her augmented eyes are coated in mirrors, and beneath her immaculately manicured nails, quicksilver daggers wait to be sprung. Her boyfriend was Johnny Mnemonic, a human hard drive, gray matter encrypted with a passcode that only the highest bidder can unlock. But that was before he died.
172
JIECH, South Sudan (AP) — Writhing in agony on the dirt floor of his hut, Bob Wol traced the recent gunshot wounds on his thigh and back with his fingers.
“I was trying to get food and my government tried to kill me,” the 29-year-old told The Associated Press.

It’s been almost 25 years since more than 1 million people were on the brink of starvation in southern Sudan, a crisis captured in a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of a vulture poised near a starving little
Read More
171
An inter-island ferry carrying 238 passengers and crew has sunk off the north-eastern Philippines after being battered by fierce winds and high seas.

At least four people have died and 88 others are missing, officials said. More than 160 were rescued by coastguard ships and fishermen.
169
The industry trade body Ukie is calling for greater ethnic representation in games and in the creative process.
168
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a new, stripped-down spending bill Thursday, aiming to prevent a government shutdown this weekend and allow quarreling lawmakers to punt most of their unfinished business into the new year.

The bill would keep the government operating through Jan. 19 and permit lawmakers from both parties to head home for the holidays. It would delay battles over the budget, health care and immigration into January, denying Democrats wins that they had
Read More
168
Mahmoud Abbas puts a new US peace initiative in doubt as fallout over Jerusalem's status continues.
168
UKHIA, Bangladesh (AP) — For six hours he hid in an upstairs room, listening to the crackle of gunfire and the screams of people being slaughtered outside his Myanmar home.

With every footstep that drew near, every cry that pierced the air, 52-year-old Bodru Duza braced for the soldiers to find him, to kill him like all the others who had fled to his compound that morning seeking a safe place to shelter. They were being blindfolded and bound, marched away in small groups, then butchered
Read More
168
Schmidt will remain on the board and continue to serve as a technical adviser. He has been with the company for 17 years.
167
On this day in History, First gorilla born in captivity on Dec 22, 1956. Learn more about what happened today on History.
166
NEW YORK (AP) — The publisher of a new Richard Avedon biography says it will look into alleged inaccuracies raised by the late photographer's foundation, but rejected calls to withdraw the book.

Earlier this week, the Richard Avedon Foundation issued a long list of “exaggerations and inaccuracies” in “Avedon: Something Personal,” co-authored by Steven M.L. Aronson and former foundation head and longtime Avedon colleague Norma Stevens. The foundation is asking that the Penguin Random
Read More
166
The ride-hailing firm had argued that it was an information society service.
166
Sergio Marchionne expects to see a calmer Sebastian Vettel in 2018, with the Ferrari president claiming the German has learned to control his "emotional side".
166
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Three opera singers and a classical musician say that world-renowned conductor Charles Dutoit sexually assaulted them — physically restraining them, forcing his body against theirs, sometimes thrusting his tongue into their mouths, and in one case, sticking one of their hands down his pants.

In separate interviews with The Associated Press, the accusers provided detailed accounts of incidents they say occurred between 1985 and 2010 in a moving car, the two-time
Read More
165
On this day in History, Pan Am Flight 103 explodes over Scotland on Dec 21, 1988. Learn more about what happened today on History.
165
SYDNEY (AP) — Australian police said there is no evidence of a terrorist link to a car ramming attack Thursday in central Melbourne that left 19 people injured.
Police said the driver was a 32-year-old Australian citizen of Afghan decent who has a history of drug use and mental health issues. The man was known to police for historical minor assault and traffic offenses.

“We don’t at this time have any evidence or any intelligence to indicate there’s a connection with
Read More
165
Over the past few years, Facebook’s been developing and enhancing its image recognition technology, with a view to utilizing it to add more context and relevance to their data banks. This week, Facebook has announced the next step in advancing their image-recognition tools, with the addition of new alerts for photos taken of you – whether you’re tagged in them or not – and enhanced identifiers for vision-impaired users.
164
On this day in History, Elvis Presley is drafted on Dec 20, 1957. Learn more about what happened today on History.
164
As Twitter continues to work to improve its tools to combat on-platform harassment and abuse, Facebook's also rolling out some new features along the same lines for Messenger – which, at 1.3 billion users, is now a rising outlet for similar forms of misuse.

First off, Facebook’s boosting their capacity to block new accounts created by users you’ve previously blocked.
163
Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony's disastrous final season in New York was marked by distrust and dysfunction. Here's a behind-the-scenes look at a crucial moment in the franchise's history and how it brought the Knicks to where they are today.
161
From January to December there have been some fantastic goals in the Premier League in 2017 and we've picked 10 of the best.
158
Kristaps Porzingis struggled in his return from injury, but Michael Beasley had his back with 32 points off the bench.
156
The ousted separatist leader uses election results to call for a political solution to the crisis.
155
It says the reforms threaten democracy, but Poland's defiant president signs two bills into law.
138
Roberto Firmino's late equaliser earned Liverpool a point in a thrilling 3-3 draw against Arsenal, after the hosts had come from 2-0 down to lead 3-2 at the Emirates on Friday Night Football.
138
PETA has a pretty blunt message for Londoners this festive season; one involving graphic images of a pet dog being served for Christmas dinner. But, that message didn't quite make it to the public because London Buses refused to run the advert due to concerns over the "offensive" nature of the content.
137
The Lakers drafted Lonzo Ball to be the star of their post-Kobe era. There's just one (possibly insurmountable) problem: Dude can't score.
136
Juventus and Real Madrid are meeting again in the knock out stage of the Champions League in a rematch of last year's final. After eliminating Tottenham Hotspur in Round of 16 Juventus will try to take revenge for the 1-4 loss in Cardiff, but the european champions know how to survive after big matches. They proved it in the previous round by knocking out Paris Saint Germain!

The other great match of the quarterfinals is the english battle between Liverpool and Manchester City. The Citizens are
Read More
132
Nothing in nature is perfect — but frosty, shimmery snowflakes come pretty close.

Now one man is trying to push the limits of those shimmery, symmetrical ice crystals, to make the largest, most perfectly symmetrical snowflake ever, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Libbrecht said he was inspired by snowflakes he encountered in his hometown of Fargo, North Dakota.
129
As we say farewell to 2017, we must also bid adieu to the tech that left our lives this year. Some of these gadgets and services shaped our world for the better, leading to new innovations that eventually took their place in the great circle of upgrades.

Several Microsoft products met their blue screen of death. Apple pulled the plug on a couple of iPods. AOL slammed the door on its iconic instant messenger, AIM.

And then there's junk like the Juicero that just needed to die. Good riddance.
Read More
129
“Ad blocking hasn’t vanished. It’s still a threat that can’t be forgotten. Publishers still need to find a route forward.”
128
Slim bezels. All-screen designs. Portrait photos galore.

The phone world in 2017 made these traits mainstream. Devices got faster, cameras took better low-light photos and more handsets than ever added wireless charging, which will help put public charging stations in higher demand.

Meanwhile, while some top-of-the-line phones pushed prices to nosebleed heights, those propping up the budget end of the spectrum kept costs in check while still delivering quality specs and speeds.

In sum,
Read More
128
More than 1,000 stone artifacts, some of which may be up to 1.76 million years old, have been discovered at Wadi Dabsa, in southwest Saudi Arabia near the Red Sea.

The artifacts, which were found in what is now an arid landscape, date to a time when the climate was wetter; they may provide clues as to how and when different hominins left Africa, researchers said.

The stone artifacts include the remains of hand axes, cleavers (a type of knife), scrapers (used to scrape the flesh off of animal
Read More
127
Bitcoin fell below $15,000 after the cryptocurrency’s biggest rally in two weeks ended a rout that wiped more than $9,000 off the price.
127
While parts of the U.S. may see an unusually frigid Christmas, the North Pole may bask in unusually mild (thought still chilly) air.

A true Arctic air mass — the coldest of the season so far — is projected to swirl down from the Far North, crossing the U.S. border with Canada as early as Wednesday, and potentially oozing its way all the way down to Texas, and east to New York City.

Right now, however, it appears the East Coast may escape the worst of the cold, at least initially.
126
When Habelia optata first skittered into public consciousness more than a century ago, scientists didn't know what to make of it. The long-extinct sea predator, which flourished during the middle Cambrian period about 508 million years ago, measured less than a inch long, yet it wasn't an animal you'd be keen to encounter.
126
It's not uncommon for people to make faulty claims or misinterpret events when science is concerned. This includes the jade eggs that Gwyneth Paltrow said would boost reproductive health and whether those cuddling male lions photographed together in Kenya were gay.

Live Science continuously debunks questionable science news. Here a list of the top 10 stories we shined a light on in 2017.
126
Conor McGregor insists he won't take "stupid" risks and will quit fighting before he suffers any potential brain damage as he eyes a return to the UFC.
126




Watch this dog doing yoga | Funny Videos May 2018 | Best Viral Humor Viral Stack is the most premium collection of everything fun and viral on the internet t...

123
Earth is amazing. It's also a little weird.

For thousands of years, people have been studying planet Earth, and yet it continues to astonish us. Apart from being our home, Earth is the only world that we know of that supports any form of life. Its atmosphere and geology are dynamic and ever-changing. It has abundant liquid water, breathable air, and myriad ecosystems, some of which are lethal to all but the specially-adapted organisms that inhabit them.
123
A senior administration official told CNN that the Trump administration is planning to be "more quiet" and "more discreet" about speaking publicly on US military exercises with the Republic of Korea and Japan aimed at demonstrating military capability against North Korea.
123
Jonathan Givony spent 10 days crisscrossing Europe evaluating many of the top international prospects for 2018 as well as some notable young players for future drafts.
121
Tropical Storm Tembin brings flash floods and mudslides to the southern island of Mindanao.
121
‘Uri’ isn’t a mere grammar point, it’s a cultural canon that captures the very essence of a nation.
121
One person is said to be in serious condition after an explosion at a popular store in St Petersburg.One person is said to be in serious condition following the detonation of an improvised explosive device (IED), the city governor's office said.

The incident, which occurred at the supermarket chain Perekryostok late on Wednesday, is being investigated as an attempted murder, officials said.

However they added that nothing had been ruled out following the incident.

Russia's investigative
Read More
121
FIFA 19's release date is fast approaching, but publisher EA is yet to reveal any substantial gameplay footage. However, a video has surfaced on the FIFA subreddit via user WhadaFack that shows the game in action for the first time.

The video shows a Europa League match between Manchester City and Manchester United running on PS4. You can see the game's new features, such as the active touch system and new commentary team, as well as an updated set of menus and tactical options.

Read more at:
Read More
120
A polar limousine, ice skyscrapers in China, a New York snowstorm, Sitting Bull’s descendant at a pipeline protest, and a flying figure-skater … top photographers pick their coolest shot.
119
If you're a Gmail and Dropbox user, keeping all your files in one place is about to get a lot easier thanks to a new Dropbox add-on for Gmail.

In March, Dropbox announced a new partnership with Google Cloud in a bid to centralize content, secure collaboration, and make for more effective communication. In other words, allow Google services users to seamlessly store and share content using their Dropbox accounts. A key part of making that happen was Dropbox integration with Gmail, which happened
Read More
119
Unicef says children in conflict zones are being targeted in homes, schools and playgrounds.
119
Manchester City have seen a €50 million bid for Jorginho knocked back, with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis confirming that the Premier League champions have been rebuffed.
117
The Arctic Monkeys receive their fourth nomination as the Mercury Prize reveals its shortlist.
115
The people who died had been slowed or stopped in traffic beneath the new pedestrian bridge. The main span was installed Saturday near the campus of Florida International University.
115
Facebook has booted Cambridge Analytica, a data firm once hired by President Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign, and its UK-based parent company SCL Group after it allegedly received user data improperly downloaded and shared by a University of Cambridge professor.
115
Russia plans to limit the number of airbases the U.S. can use to launch reconnaissance flights under the Open Skies Treaty, in a fresh sign of its deteriorating relationship with Washington.

The restrictions will be introduced Jan. 1 in response to U.S. measures to limit Russian military flights in its airspace, said Georgiy Borisenko, head of the Foreign Ministry’s North American department, according to the state-run RIA Novosti news agency.
114
Liverpool will sign Virgil van Dijk from Southampton next week after agreeing a fee of £75m for the Holland international – a world record for a defender. The Merseyside club had wanted to take him last summer and indicated a willingness to pay £60m only for the move to break down in acrimonious fashion.

Southampton felt that Liverpool had overstepped the mark and tapped up Van Dijk – they made a formal complaint to the Premier League and Liverpool duly backed off, with the player’s other admirers,
Read More
114
Asia is a melting pot of cultures, culinary creations, craft, languages and is filled with hidden gems. So we've put together an in exhausti...
114
A final trailer has dropped for ‘The Predator’ just weeks before its release. The movie is directed by Shane Black (from a script he wrote with Fred Dekker) and features a cast that includes Boyd Holbrook, Sterling K. Brown (‘Black Panther’), Alfie Allen, Thomas Jane, Olivia Munn, Jake Busey, Jacob Tremblay (‘Room’), Trevante Rhodes and Keegan Michael-Key.

112
The Boston Celtics battled with the Houston Rockets on the second night of a back-to-back, shutting down James Harden when it mattered most.

Due to their grueling December schedule so obviously conspiring against them in recent weeks, the Boston Celtics had every reason to roll over on Thursday night. The fresh-legged Houston Rockets had built a 26-point first-half lead, and Boston seemed to have no answer for containing James Harden and his teammates.

But on the second night of a back-to-back
Read More
112
Facebook (NASDAQ:FB) reported another quarter of strong growth. But the growth was down from previous quarters. That was the case not just for revenue, but also for net income, earnings per share, and user metrics. In addition, Facebook saw its daily and monthly active users decline sequentially in Europe, and management guided for a further slowdown in revenue growth in the quarters ahead.

Here are the key takeaways from Facebook's second quarter.

Read more at: https://www.fool.com/investing/2018/07/25/facebook-earnings-highlight-slowing-growth-rising.aspx
Read More
110
The Lakers are the only team using their city-edition unis to honor franchise legends. For the first edition, they called in the Black Mamba.
110
Royal Dutch Shell and Barclays Bank said they would take large charges attributable to the U.S. tax overhaul—joining a parade of global firms in recent days disclosing how American tax-bill changes will affect their bottom line.
110
This study, plus an earlier on in Israel, bolsters anecdotal evidence that in states where marijuana is legal, opioid overdoses decline.
109
A study led by University of Colorado Boulder researchers provides new insight into the Moon's excessive equatorial bulge, a feature that solidified in place over four billion years ago as the Moon gradually distanced itself from the Earth.
109
Do you want to travel to affordable places? If yes, these are the 10 cheapest countries to visit!
109
After a week of rumors, Microsoft today confirmed that it has acquired GitHub, the popular Git-based code sharing and collaboration service. The price of the acquisition was $7.5 billion in Microsoft stock. GitHub raised $350 million and we know that the company was valued at about $2 billion in 20…
108
Floyd Mayweather has all but killed off talk of a potential fight in the UFC in response to Dana White insisting they were in talks with him over a UFC deal.
108
Daniel Jacobs is hoping to challenge Billy Joe Saunders on April 28 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, in what would be the second fight of his exclusive HBO deal.
107
Manchester City are still keen on signing Alexis Sanchez but may wait until the summer to make their move for fear of upsetting the balance of a squad which boasts an 11-point lead at the top of the Premier League, writes James Cooper.
107
For the past several years, Nenad Bursac has been trying to make muscles from scratch.

A biological engineer at Duke, Bursac came close in 2015, when his lab became the first to grow functional human skeletal muscle in culture.
107
After regularly losing to LeBron James in OKC, Kevin Durant has dominated with the Warriors. Flipping the script won't be easy for James.
107
Aid workers have begun evacuating more than two dozen critically ill patients from a besieged rebel-held Damascus suburb, amid mounting international pressure on the Syrian regime to ensure medical care for hundreds who need urgent treatment.
107
Authorities in Guatemala say 18 more people have been confirmed killed by a volcanic eruption, raising the death toll to 25.
107
Scientists at the Wellcome—MRC Cambridge Stem Cell Institute have used cutting-edge technology to profile over 20,000 individual cells to produce the first 'cell map' describing all the major cell types present at the early stage of mammalian embryo development. The researchers used the map to identify an important new pathway involved in blood cell development and say the map could open up new avenues for medicine and drug development.

106
Bitter London rivals Lawrence Okolie and Isaac Chamberlain will face each other early in the New Year, live on Sky Sports.
106
Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure is prepared to play for club rivals Manchester United in order to prove Pep Guardiola wrong.
106
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Donald Trump's threat to cut off U.S. funding to countries that oppose his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital has raised the stakes in Thursday’s U.N. vote and sparked criticism at his tactics, which one Muslim group called bullying or blackmail.

Trump went a step further than U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley who hinted in a tweet and a letter to most of the 193 U.N. member states on Tuesday that the U.S. would retaliate against countries
Read More
105
DUBAI: The UAE approved an economic package on Tuesday worth over $13 billion aimed at accelerating economic growth in Abu Dhabi over the next three years, state news agency WAM reported. In addition to the approval, Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed launched 10 new economic initiatives to create 10,000 new jobs for nationals over the next five years. This is aimed at
105
A team of researchers from the U.K., Germany and Russia has found evidence of magnetism at the edges of graphene. In their paper published in the journal Nature, the researchers describe how they made their discovery and why they believe it is important.
105
He secures an expected fourth term as leader, exit polls say, with no serious challenger in the race.
105
Kathryn Newton, star of HBO hit “Big Little Lies” and a slew of prestige films like “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and the upcoming Julia Roberts film “Ben is Back,” will soon star in a Netflix series billed as “Lord of the Flies” meets “Lost,” TheWrap has learned.

Newton will play the lead in a forthcoming Netflix original from Chris Keyser (“Tyrant,” “The Last Tycoon”), an individual close to the project told TheWrap. Netflix and reps for Newton had no immediate comment.
104
Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea destroyed hundreds of homes overnight, a Hawaii County spokeswoman revealed Tuesday, providing a grim update as an explosion caused the volcano to spew toxic ash and rubble nearly a mile in the air and triggered a 5.5-magnitude earthquake.
104
Liverpool could lose manager Jurgen Klopp to one of their rivals if they do not match the German's ambitions, says the club's former managing director Christian Purslow.
Latest Comments