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Afghanistan-Pakistan Earthquake.

Rescuers Struggle to Reach Survivors in Afghanistan-Pakistan Quake; Death Toll Reaches 300

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.

Ai Weiwei, Lego

Toy Company Lego Refuse Bulk Purchase Order From Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei for Art Project

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.

Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao's Fight in April Will be His Last - Bob Arum

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.

Syrian Refugees Europe

Europe Prepares to Accommodate 100,000 Incoming Syrian Refugees

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.

iPhone 6

United States Court Orders Apple to Pay $234 Million for Unauthorized Use of Patent

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.

Sun Black Hole

NASA Images Show Dark Hole in Sun Big Enough to Fit 50 Earths

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.

Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa

Asian Football Head Sheikh Salman Launches FIFA Presidency Bid

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.

Digital Skin

Engineers Develop a More Responsive 'Digital Skin' for Prosthetic Limbs

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.

U.S. Hacking Ardit Ferizi

Hacker Who Supplied U.S. Security Information to ISIS Apprehended in Malaysia

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.

Ancient Human Teeth China

Ancient Human Teeth Discovered in Asia Challenges 'Out of Africa ' Theory

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.

Chinese Telecommunication Merger

3 Major Chinese Telecommunication Companies to Merge Resources

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.

China Stock Market

Survey Indicates Investor Confidence Returning to China's Stock Market

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.

Church Beat Teenager to Death

Police Arrest Parents, Church Members for Beating Teenager to Death

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.


Volkswagen Recalls Diesel Cars Sold in China to Correct Cheating Software

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".

Amir Khan, Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather

Boxer Amir Khan Focuses on Manny Pacquiao After Floyd Mayweather Retires

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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