6:43 pm September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Myanmar’s efforts to secure a historic cease-fire agreement with ethnic armed groups are “at a crucial moment”, the government’s chief negotiator said Monday, at the start of a fresh round of negotiations.
5:39 pm September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Incheon, South Korea. The exuberant antics of North Korea’s record-breaking weightlifters are causing a stir at the Asian Games as they are cheered on by pro-unification supporters with the police turning up en masse. With rock music blaring and the crowd on its feet and dancing, North Korea’s often stern athletes are the unlikely stars […]
5:00 pm September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Incheon, South Korea. North Korea has its “Army of Beauties”, but the rival South is fighting back at the Asian Games with its “Medal Ceremony Girls”. Many South Koreans were heartbroken when the rival North refused to send its renowned cheerleaders to the pan-Asian sporting event in Incheon, in a political wrangle. Though praising anything […]
4:11 pm September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Ankara. More than 130,000 Syrian Kurds have fled across the border into Turkey, escaping an advance by Islamic State jihadists, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus said on Monday. “The number of Syrians has passed 130,000,” he told reporters in Ankara, warning that the number would likely rise. IS extremists have seized dozens of villages […]
1:52 pm September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Italian film legend Sophia Loren inaugurated Thursday an exhibition in Mexico showing off personal treasures including glamorous dresses, silk purses and her Oscar, to mark her upcoming 80th birthday.
1:07 pm September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Sydney. Prime Minister Tony Abbott on Monday warned Australians fighting with extremist groups in the Middle East they face lengthy jail terms if they return home. “My unambiguous message to all Australians who fight with terrorist groups is that you will be arrested, prosecuted and jailed for a very long time,” Abbott told parliament in […]
11:22 am September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Apple is rolling out new privacy protections for iPhones and iPads, with a new system that makes it impossible for the company to unlock a device even with a warrant.
10:38 am September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Incheon. Asian Games organizers prevented a potential mass outbreak of food poisoning after salmonella was detected in lunch boxes prepared for athletes, officials said Monday. The bacteria was found on Sunday in meat included in boxed meals provided by a food caterer. A spokesman for the organizing committee told Agence France-Presse that all 76 lunch […]
9:58 am September 22, 2014 | No Comment
Twitpic is being acquired in a deal that will give renewed life to the widely used service for sharing pictures on Twitter.
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