World News

  • BBC News World 15 hours 6 min ago
    • Reality Check verdict: The estimated number of deaths has gone down this year, but for those who make the crossing the risk of dying is greater in 2017.
    • The absolute number of deaths has certainly gone down.
    • But when you compare the number of deaths with the number of people who have arrived in the EU, the 2017 figures look even worse because the number of arrivals has fallen far more sharply than the number of deaths.
    • In 2016, there were 363,348 arrivals by sea meaning that for every person who lost their life, 70 arrived safely.
    • This is despite the efforts made by European countries and nongovernmental organisations to patrol the seas more effectively.
  • CNET News 1 day 4 hours ago
    • The Moto Z2 Force is really thin, with a fast processor and great battery life.
    • It can survive drops without shattering.
  • BBC News World 1 week 15 hours ago
    • Deported to the camp from Paris in 1943, Olère was forced into the Sonderkommando a unit which collected corpses after gassing.
  • BBC News World 1 week 5 days ago
    • Menstruation is considered a taboo to even speak about in India, so imagine the reaction to the idea of collecting women's used menstrual pads.
    • More than a quarter of the world's cervical cancer patients are from India.
    • The collected menstrual cloth was then stored at 20C and sent to the diagnostic centre in a dry ice container for HPV screening.
    • Collecting the menstrual cloth was a real challenge, the researchers said, partly because of the myths and superstitions surrounding menstruation among the rural population in India.
    • For example, menstruating women are generally barred from entering the kitchen, visiting temples and attending religious gatherings.
  • CNET News 2 weeks 4 hours ago
    • The Moto Z2 Force is really thin, with a fast processor and great battery life.
    • It can survive drops without shattering.
  • FOX News 2 weeks 9 hours ago
    • Its people follow an ultraconservative form of Islam known as Wahhabism, though unlike neighboring Saudi Arabia, women can drive and foreigners can drink alcohol.
    • Bahrain, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates cut ties to Qatar on June 5.
    • However, U.S. President Donald Trump has made comments seemingly supporting the Arab nations' efforts at isolating Qatar, complicating those efforts.
    • Meanwhile, both Qatar and the boycotting Arab nations continue to needle each other through local media.
    • One Qatari exile has suggested a "bloodless coup" replace Doha's leadership while Saudi Arabia has promoted a littleknown Qatari ruling family member.
  • Reuters: World News 3 weeks 4 days ago
    • FILE PHOTO: Members of Deir alZor military council which fights under the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) stand together in Deir alZor province, Syria August 25, 2017.
    • The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), an alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias fighting with the U.S.led military coalition, said the strikes wounded six of its fighters.
    • The assaults by the Russianbacked Syrian army and the U.S.backed SDF have at times raised fears of clashes that could stoke tensions between the competing world powers.
    • The offensives have converged on Islamic State from opposite sides of the Euphrates river, which bisects oilrich Deir alZor, Islamic State’s last major foothold in Syria.
    • Islamic State is also coming under attack by U.S.backed Iraqi government forces just over the border from Syria’s Deir alZor inside Iraq.
  • CNET News 3 weeks 4 days ago
    • Enter Star Trek, based on a future universe envisioned by Gene Roddenberry where such issues were resolved long ago.
    • The new show boasts a darker, more modern take on Star Trek, complete with complex characters who disagree, change and potentially die throughout an evolving serialized arc.
    • Star Trek also featured its first black commanding officer, Benjamin Sisko, in "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" in 1993 and its first female captain, Kathryn Janeway, in "Star Trek: Voyager" in 1995.
    • "Star Trek for 50 years has pushed so many boundaries, but this has been one blind spot," Rapp says.
    • "Our iteration of Star Trek has come specifically, expertly and wholeheartedly for a time such as this," she says.
  • FOX News 4 weeks 2 hours ago
    • And now – in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean – Hurricane Jose is waiting.
    • Where is Hurricane Jose now?
    • Hurricane Jose is about 305 miles northnortheast of Grand Turk Island, the capital island of Turks and Caicos, according to the National Hurricane Center’s 11 a.m.
    • Jose passed north of the Caribbean islands and Puerto Rico on Sunday as a Category 4 hurricane.
    • The Netherlands navy said the situation was “better than expected” after it passed north of the islands overnight.
  • CNET News 4 weeks 1 day ago
    • Apple's hoping you'll use the brandnew Face ID where you simply look at your phone to be logged in automatically.
    • In the wake of news that Samsung's rival Face Unlock feature isn't particularly secure, you might be wondering whether that's really a great idea.
    • The reason it works better than Samsung's Face Unlock?
    • Apple says Face ID is secure enough you can use it to pay in actual brickandmortar stores something we were led to believe would take years to become a reality.
    • Apps that used the Touch ID fingerprint sensor Apple namedropped Mint, 1Password and ETrade should be able to use Face ID as well.