A look at some of today’s top headlines.
A 21-year-old protester was shot with a live round by a police officer in Hong Kong early Monday morning, as traffic stalled and clashes broke out across the city.
Two days before televised impeachment hearings begin, Donald Trump’s allies are peddling a smokescreen of conspiracy theories and distractions, hoping to sow confusion over the case against him.
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Alibaba’s online retail blitz known as Singles Day has pulled in $24 billion so far, China’s biggest e-commerce company said on Monday.
At least 10 people are dead and millions have been evacuated from their homes after deadly Cyclone Bulbul smashed into India and Bangladesh over the weekend.
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A vast oil field containing an estimated 53 billion barrels of crude oil has been discovered in Iran, President Hassan Rouhani announced Sunday, a find that could boost the country’s battered economy amid stringent US sanctions.
For Disney CEO Bob Iger, who has the led the company through a commanding 14 years, Disney+ may be his most daring bet yet.
Entrepreneur Michael Bloomberg’s estimated $52.4 billion net worth dwarfs the value of president Donald Trump’s real estate empire. Just how did Bloomberg, the Boston native and son of an accountant and a secretary, amass so much wealth?
An investigation by a local TV station in Kenya revealing how lax policies have allowed food with high levels of a toxin called aflatoxin to be sold has sparked uproar over safety standards in the country. The investigation by the privately owned NTV station tested 12 brands of wheat and maize flour.
A British Airways whistleblower has revealed an industry-wide practice that deliberately adds weight to flights, increasing greenhouse gas emissions. “Fuel tankering” sees planes filled with extra fuel, usually to avoid paying higher prices for refuelling at their destination airports. It could mean extra annual emissions equivalent to that of a large town.
Pope Francis has urged the leaders of South Sudan to overcome their divisions and to find consensus for the good of the country. Speaking at his weekly blessing in the Vatican, the Pope said he hoped to visit South Sudan next year. South Sudan declared independence from Sudan in 2011 but has been crippled by conflict ever since.
Ethiopia is building the Grand Renaissance Dam, which when completed next year, will be Africa’s biggest hydroelectric power plant. Its construction began in 2011 on the Blue Nile tributary in the northern Ethiopia highlands from where 85% of the Nile’s waters flow.
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley wrote in her new memoir that two top White House aides tried to get her to undermine President Donald Trump to “save the country,” The Washington Post reported Sunday.
Kevin Hart made his first official public appearance since he was seriously injured in a September car accident. The 40-year-old actor and comedian received a standing ovation as he took the stage at the E! People’s Choice Awards in Los Angeles Sunday night, walking, fittingly, to the tune of “Stronger” by Kanye West so Robert Downey Jr.
Keanu Reeves is being applauded for doing something that should be pretty normal. The co-hosts on ” The View” discussed on Monday the enormous reaction elicited by the actor’s recent red carpet appearance with artist Alexandra Grant. “People are calling 55-year-old movie star Keanu Reeves a hero. Why?
Apple’s tech-oriented credit card is at the heart of a new investigation into alleged gender discrimination. New York state regulators have an investigation into Goldman Sachs, the bank that issues the , after a series of viral tweets from a consumer who shared the vastly different credit limits that were issued to him and his wife when they both applied for the card.
Time waits for no one – except Madonna. Her fans, it seems, are less than thrilled with this arrangement. Angry concertgoers have been complaining about the start times for the pop star’s current Madame X tour, reporting that shows often start several hours after the time listed on their tickets.
In a cavernous Los Angeles County cleanroom, Northrop Grumman and NASA engineers have pieced together the space agency’s prized next-generation telescope, the James Webb Space Telescope. It’s big. How big? NASA tweeted a picture of a human standing on a crane beside the behemoth cosmic-sleuthing satellite, for reference.
Technological obsolescence isn’t any less annoying when it’s unplanned. Scores of smart TVs owner are about to find that out the hard way come Dec. 2, when Netflix will stop supporting their devices. According to Samsung, the streaming service will no longer work on “select” 2010 and 2011 smart TVs sold by the manufacturer in the U.S.
Instagram will soon be expanding one of its biggest and most controversial experiments: hiding the number of likes on a post. The service will expand the long-running test, which hides like counts from public-facing parts of the app, to the U.S. starting next week, Instagram chief Adam Mosseri announced Friday.