|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 27, 2015 07:28 AM EDT|
Rescuers in Afghanistan and Pakistan are struggling to reach victims in remote areas after an earthquake registering 7.5 on the Richter Scale hit the two countries on Monday. Already, more than 300 casualties have been recorded and up to 2,000 people sustained injuries from the major temblor.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 26, 2015 08:23 AM EDT|
This past week Chinese artist Ai Weiwei posted online that toy company Lego refused his bulk purchase order for their famous bricks. Lego defended its decision by saying that they do not make direct sale to persons or organizations who will use their products for political purposes.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 26, 2015 06:44 AM EDT|
Boxing Promoter Bob Arum has told the media that Philippine boxer Manny Pacquiao has decided to retire after his April 9 fight next year. Arum said that was the news relayed to him by Pacquiao during their New York dinner meeting on the second week of October.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 26, 2015 06:33 AM EDT|
European leaders, who gathered in Brussels on Monday, have agreed to make room to accomodate up to 100,000 incoming refugees from Syria. However, only half that number of refugees will be taken in this year.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 17, 2015 10:52 AM EDT|
A United States Court on Friday found Apple guilty of copyright infringement and has ordered the company to pay damages to the patent's owner - the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The technology firm was found guilty of using the University's patent on microchip without its knowledge at that time.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 17, 2015 10:46 AM EDT|
Images of the Sun taken by NASA on Saturday, Oct. 10 reveals that its top layer features a hole big enough to fit 50 Earths. The hole is currently unleashing solar winds at incredible speed towards the Earth.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 16, 2015 08:00 AM EDT|
The head of Asian Football Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa is expected to formally declare his candidacy for the FIFA presidency this weekend or early next week. Salman had previously supported UEFA head Michel Platini to be FIFA's next president.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 16, 2015 07:40 AM EDT|
A team of Engineers from Stanford University have successfully developed a "digital skin," which is equipped with a sensor that sends electrical signals to the brain once it comes into contact with an object.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 16, 2015 07:10 AM EDT|
A hacker suspected of stealing the personal data of hundreds of United States government personnel and then giving it to the Islamic State (ISIS) has been apprehended in Malaysia. Local authorities announced on Friday that the suspect will be extradited to the U.S. to face charges.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 15, 2015 08:47 AM EDT|
A team of researchers on Wednesday announced the discovery of ancient human teeth in a Chinese cave that is believed to be around 80,000 years old. The study contradicts a widely held belief that modern humans only spread to the rest of the world from Africa 60,000 years ago.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 15, 2015 08:26 AM EDT|
Share prices of three major telecommunication companies in China went up on Thursday after authorities announced that the firms will pool their resources to form a new company.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 15, 2015 07:53 AM EDT|
An investor protection firm owned by the Chinese government have announced that a survey conducted in September indicates that investors are once again upbeat about China's stock market. But some foreign financial market observers are not that confident.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 15, 2015 07:36 AM EDT|
New York police officers on Wednesday arrested several members of a Christian sect for beating a teenager to death and injuring another during a "counseling session." The father, mother and sister of the victims were among those arrested by the cops.
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 12, 2015 08:49 AM EDT|
Car manufacturer Volkswagen announced on Monday that it is set to recall almost 2,000 of its diesel engine cars sold in China to correct a software that was purposely installed to fool emission testers. The largest European car maker had earlier admitted that millions of its vehicles sold worldwide were installed with the software more familiarly known as "defeat devices".
|Benjie Batanes |||Oct 12, 2015 08:33 AM EDT|
British boxer Amir Khan said over the weekend that negotiations for a possible match between him and Philippine boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao is currently under way. Meanwhile, Pacquiao has confirmed that the possible opponents for his last match before he retires include Mayweather and Khan.
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