Obama, Republicans Seek Common Ground

Obama, Republicans Seek Common Ground

Republican victors of Tuesday’s US congressional elections are scheduled to break bread with Democratic President Barack Obama Friday as the two sides assess what legislation can be enacted in coming months despite years of confrontation. In the runup to the lunch meeting at the White House, it was clear that in this post-election era, Obama…

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Liberia Sees Ebola Decline

Liberia Sees Ebola Decline

Liberia has seen a significant reduction in the number of new Ebola cases, the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) has confirmed. It said one of its treatment centres in…

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China & Japan Smooth Islands Row

China & Japan Smooth Islands Row

China and Japan have agreed to try to reduce tensions over a disputed chain of islands in the East China Sea. Beijing officials said a crisis management mechanism had been…

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Huge Raid to Shut Down Dark Net Sites

Huge Raid to Shut Down Dark Net Sites

US and European authorities have arrested 16 suspected members of underground drugs and weapons cybermarkets this week, in addition to the alleged operator of the website known as Silk Road…

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Global Campaign by UNHCR to End Statelessness

Global Campaign by UNHCR to End Statelessness

The UN refugee agency reports at least 10 million people are stateless and every 10 minutes a baby is born stateless. Most stateless people have no legal rights in the…

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Millions to Vote in US Mid-Term Poll

Millions to Vote in US Mid-Term Poll

Americans are preparing to vote in mid-term elections which will decide who controls the Senate and pave the way for the 2016 race for the White House. Polling booths open…

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Earth was Its Warmest Ever in June-August: NOAA

Earth was Its Warmest Ever in June-August: NOAA

New data shows the Earth recorded its warmest-ever temperature for the June-to-August period. The US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says the world-wide average temperature for the three-month period was…

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Qatar Should Not Host World Cup: FIFA Official

Qatar Should Not Host World Cup: FIFA Official

The 2022 World Cup will not be held in Qatar because of the scorching temperatures in the Middle East country, FIFA Executive Committee member Theo Zwanziger said on Monday. “I…

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Alibaba IPO Ranks as World’s Biggest

Alibaba IPO Ranks as World’s Biggest

Alibaba’s initial public offering now ranks as the world’s biggest at $25 billion, netting underwriters of the sale a more than $300 million windfall after the e-commerce giant and some…

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10 Million+ New iPhones Sold in First 3 Days

10 Million+ New iPhones Sold in First 3 Days

Apple Inc said it sold more than 10 million iPhones in the first weekend after its new models went on sale on Friday, underscoring strong demand for phones with larger…

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