A 14-year-old boy from Amarillo, Texas, was reportedly hurt by a police officer after he refused to remove his rosary beads at a middle school football game Wednesday night.
Ottawa and Beijing have struck a deal that will see this country designated as a trading hub for China’s yuan currency, a benefit that will lower the cost of doing business for Canadian companies seeking Chinese markets.
it is cheaper to buy a return flight to the US and buy Apple’s latest iMac with Retina 5K display, than it is to buy it from the UK store. And the price discrepancy also applies to other gadgets, including tablets, GoPro cameras, smartwatches and games consoles.
Dr Margaret Chan, director general of WHO said there is no Ebola vaccine because it had only affected poor African nations, criticised drugs companies for turning their backs on markets that cannot pay, highlighted an 'urgent need' to strengthen African healthcare systems.
Electronics specialist John McArthur, now unemployed, says he is living off 16p tins of spaghetti and without heating after being sanctioned by a jobcentre for refusing to work unpaid for LAMH Recycle in Motherwell, a Scottish social enterprise.
Students at Britain’s Exeter University have made history by turning out in record numbers to vote in favor of boycotting the apartheid state of Israel. The vote, on 24 October, was in favor of a resolution to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to pressure Israel into respecting international law and human right
Qatar will become the Middle East’s first hub for clearing transactions in the Chinese yuan, that could over help Gulf oil exporting countries reduce their dependence on the US dollar. Industrial and Commercial Bank of China’s Doha branch has been appointed as the clearing bank for yuan deals in Qatar.
Unidentified drones have made flights over 11 French nuclear power stations since the beginning of October. French authorities and nuclear experts are becoming increasingly worried about this activity, which Libération has dubbed the “game of drones”. EurActiv France reports.
President Obama’s executive policy, Now is the Time: The President’s Plan to Protect Our Children and Our Communities by Reducing Gun Violence; broader motives and agendas: to persuade population it has one or more undiagnosed mental or emotional “disorders” that require treatment, all youth are potential time bombs that must be closely monitored.
Long thought of as just a convenient way to advertise tires and provide aerial coverage of football games, blimps have become a low-tech-meets-high-tech surveillance tool in some of the world's most dangerous locations. The Royal Singapore Air Force just announced that it will send a tethered aerostat platform aloft in early 2015 to complement the RSAF's suite of airborne and ground-based radars.
A monitoring program in an Alabama school district paid a former FBI agent $157,000 to monitor the social-media interactions of students, resulting in 14 expulsions last year. 12 of the 14 students expelled owing to social-media monitoring were black.
The North Atlantic bloc has asked the Pentagon to send more troops to Eastern Europe to counter the perceived threat of Russia. There are currently 750 US soldiers in Poland and the Baltic states, but the organization believes that this is not enough.
The largest-ever protest by Israeli top brass has taken place, with at least 105 retired generals and intelligence chiefs writing a letter to premier Benjamin Netanyahu, urging him to “initiate a diplomatic process” for peace with Palestine.
The first living organ, created with the use of 3D-bioprinter, will be released next year, Russian scientists announced. The experiment will start with a transplant-ready thyroid, with further work on a functional printed kidney scheduled for 2018.
The Million Mask March will course through London on Wednesday November 5. The march, in which all demonstrators obscure their faces to protect their identity, is in protest against austerity, mass surveillance and attacks on human rights.
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