World News

  • BBC News World 1 week 4 days 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 2 weeks 4 days 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.
  • FOX News 2 weeks 4 days ago
    • The "terror incident" in London on Friday is the latest in a series of recent terror strikes aimed at the West.
    • Here is a timeline of recent terror attacks in Europe: At least 22 people were injured when an apparent bucket bomb exploded on a London subway, causing mass panic and flash burns.
    • A van attack killed 14 people in Barcelona, while another person was stabbed to death by the attacker as he fled.
    • Five people, including a London police officer who was stabbed and the perpetrator, were killed in a terror attack.
    • The ISIS cell that claimed responsibility for the Brussels attack was also linked to those involved in the Nov. 13, 2015 terror attacks in Paris.
  • CNET News 3 weeks 2 days ago
    • Apple's iPhone X is finally here, and it offers a handful of new features not seen before in any iPhone, including wireless charging and facial recognition to unlock the phone, a feature called Face ID. But while it has enough to get enthusiasts excited, it certainly isn't the only premium phone on the market.
    • In recent weeks, Android phone makers Samsung and LG launched the highend Note 8 and V30, respectively, which stack well against the new iPhone.
    • To see their differences specbyspec, check out our chart below.
    • This is a developing story that will be updated as information rolls out throughout the day.
    • For more, follow CNET's live blog and read our complete coverage of today's Apple event.
  • CNET News 4 weeks 1 day ago
    • The Moto Z2 Force is really thin, with a fast processor and great battery life.
    • It can survive drops without shattering.
  • CNET News 1 month 1 day 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 month 1 week 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.
  • FOX News 1 month 2 weeks 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 1 month 3 weeks 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 1 month 3 weeks 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.