Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte Compares Himself To Adolf Hitler, Says ‘Happy To Slaughter’ Drug Users
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday he would be “happy to slaughter” drug users in his country, the same way that Adolf Hitler killed millions of Jews.
'The Revenant' Director Alejandro G. Iñárritu To Create VR Short Film On Immigration
Oscar-winning director Alejandro G. Iñárritu is collaborating with Legendary Entertainment, Lucasfilm, cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki and Fondazione Prada for the new project.
Pangolin Trade Banned: World’s Most Trafficked Mammal Offered Strictest Protection
Over a million of the nocturnal, slow-moving creatures were poached for their meat and unique scales in the last decade for Chinese and Vietnamese markets.
Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte Says October War Games With US The Last One
Speaking during an official visit to Vietnam, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte also ruled out the joint navy patrol between the two countries in the South China Sea.
Syria Conflict: Aleppo Bombings Leave Over 90 Kids Dead, UN Chief Says City Worse Than ‘Slaughterhouse’
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called the continuous bombings targeting hospitals “war crimes,” and remarked that the Syrian city had become worse than a “slaughterhouse.”
MH17 Update: Russia-Backed Rebels Shot Down Plane, Investigators Say
The Dutch-led Joint Investigation Team said it was still unclear if the Ukrainian rebels acted independently or were ordered to shoot the plane down.
Indonesia Volcano Eruption: Tourists Evacuated From Mount Barujari Trail, Airport Still Open
Mount Barujari erupted without warning late Tuesday afternoon sending columns of ash and smoke 1.2 miles up in the air above one of Indonesia's most popular hiking destinations.
UberEATS: Uber To Launch Food Delivery Service In Japan
UberEATS is set to launch Thursday in central Tokyo. The service will soon hit several other cities in Japan, the company announced Wednesday.
What Is Shimon Peres’ Cause Of Death? Former Israeli President, Dead At 93
The former Israeli president was one of the country's founding fathers and a key architect of the Oslo Accords for which he won a Nobel Peace Prize in 1994.
Facebook-WhatsApp Data Sharing: Germany Asks Social Media Giant To Quit Collecting Data From Messaging App
The Hamburg Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information also asked the California tech giant to delete all the data it has collected from WhatsApp so far.
Air Pollution Behind 1 In 9 Deaths Worldwide, WHO Report Says
A World Health Organization report found that at least 90 percent of all air pollution-related deaths occur in low- and middle-income countries.
Dalian Wanda Group Of China Looks To Acquire Dick Clark Productions
The Chinese conglomerate is looking to bid $1 billion for the U.S. company, reports said.
Murders, Rapes, Assaults Increase In US, FBI’s 2015 Crime Report Says
The FBI’s annual report, Crime in the United States, released Monday found that murders and non-negligent manslaughter significantly jumped by 10.8 percent in 2015.
Alan Turing A Musical Innovator? First Recording Of Computer-Generated Music Restored After 65 Years
The recording, created nearly 65 years ago on a gigantic computer devised by the famous Alan Turing, begins with the United Kingdom’s “God Save the Queen.”
Calais ‘Jungle’ Camp Would Be ‘Dismantled,’ UK Must ‘Play Its Part,’ French President François Hollande Says
French President François Hollande is on a visit to the port city to meet with city and law enforcement officials but is not scheduled to visit the infamous camp.
Obesity Threat: Poor-Quality Diet Puts 3 Billion People At Risk, Global Panel Report Says
Unless there are changes in policies, nearly a third of the projected world population by 2030 would be either overweight or obese, according to a Global Panel report.
China Investigating North Korea Bank’s Top Executives, South Korean Report Says
The workers were allegedly involved in illegally financing the procurement of arms and ammunition for North Korea’s banned nuclear program, a South Korean daily reported Monday.
Galaxy Note 7 Batteries: Samsung Ordered to Conduct More Checks By South Korea
The Korean Agency for Technology and Standards has also asked Samsung to extend its refund period for customers who missed the Monday deadline.
Climate Change Could Seriously Affect National Security, U.S. Intelligence Report Says
In the next five years, global warming is predicted to pose security threats to the U.S. in the form of extreme weather events and mass climate change-driven migration.
Single Exodus From Africa Led To Modern Man Populating The Whole World, Scientists Say
Scientists found that the genetic ancestry of a majority of people was linked to one migration from Africa that occurred 40,000 to 80,000 years ago.
Syria Conflict: Airstrike Kills More Aid Workers As UN Announces It Will Resume Relief Services
The attack that left five medics, two nurses and two ambulance drivers dead, took place shortly after they had arrived in Syria’s Khan Touman town near Aleppo.
MIT Researchers Create Device That Detects Human Emotions Using Wireless Signals
The EQ-Radio reads subtle changes in breathing and heart rhythms to guess if a person is happy, excited, angry or sad.
Edward Snowden Should Not Be Pardoned, US Intelligence Director James Clapper Says
Director of National Intelligence James Clapper accused NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden of compromising the safety of U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
Smoking Leaves Permanent ‘Footprint’ On Human DNA, Study Finds
Researchers found that smoking leaves its “footprint” on the genome through DNA methylation, the process by which cells control gene expression.
Obama’s Refugee Summit: Leaders Gather To Tackle Humanitarian Crisis
The summit is being co-hosted by Canada, Ethiopia, Germany, Jordan, Mexico and Sweden, as well as U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon.
Donald Trump Jr. Compares Syrian Refugees To Skittles, Draws Social Media Outrage
A tweet by Donald Trump Jr. read: “If I had a bowl of skittles and I told you just three would kill you. Would you take a handful? That’s our Syrian refugee problem.”
Philippines’ Minimum Age Of Criminality: Grace Poe Opposes President Duterte In Lowering It To 9 Years
Senator Grace Poe wrote Monday that lowering the minimum age from the current 15 years to 9 years will have a profound negative impact on children’s well-being.
Syria Conflict: Turkey Targets ISIS, Plans Safe Zone As Ceasefire Deal Crumbles
The Turkish military announced Monday its airstrikes hit three targets used by the Islamic State group — a shelter, an ammunition store and the group’s military headquarters.
UN General Assembly Summit Hopes To Tackle Refugee Crisis
The United Nations called Monday’s General Assembly summit “a watershed moment” and the first-ever high-level meeting to address “large movements of refugees and migrants.”
Green Day Revolution Radio Tour: 3 Shows Postponed, 1 Cancelled
The punk rock band said Sunday it is postponing shows due to an infection that has affected several members of the band and the crew.