Toshiba quarterly profit raise, but misses estimates

Japan’s Toshiba Corp reported on Wednesday a 10-fold jump in first-quarter operating profit as it stepped up cost cuts across divisions, but the profit missed analyst estimates. The Japanese

Floods kill 12 people in west Yemen

Twelve people drowned Tuesday in floods following heavy rains in the Yemeni governorate of Mahweet. The western governorate saw heavy rains and floods over the past two days, leaving six houses col

Philippines declares a national dengue epidemic after 622 deaths

A national dengue epidemic has been declared in the Philippines, where 622 people have died of the mosquito-borne disease since January and millions more are at risk. From the start of the year to

New study: The world's largest parrot was over 3 feet tall

About 19 million years ago, the world's largest parrot lived in New Zealand and used its massive beak to crack open food, according to a new study. The parrot stood over 3 feet tall and weighed abo

SoftBank's Son: Saudi, Abu Dhabi showing 'high interest' in investing in VF2

SoftBank Group Corp founder and CEO Masayoshi Son said on Wednesday Saudi Arabia and Abu Dhabi are showing “high interest” in investing in the second Vision Fund. Discussions are still

Privacy concerns over Facebook's Messenger Kids raised by Two US senators

Democratic US senators Edward Markey and Richard Blumenthal have written to Facebook Inc questioning whether there was a “worrying pattern” of poor privacy protection for children using

Goldman Sachs and Apple start issuing new iPhone-linked credit card

Goldman Sachs is partnering with Apple to launch a new credit card paired with fresh iPhone features, according to a story from The Wall Street Journal on Thursday. It will be the first consumer cr

Trump accuses Google of 'very illegal' action ahead of election

US President Donald Trump on Tuesday stepped up his accusations against Google, claiming without offering evidence that the technology company worked to subvert his 2016 presidential campaign and wa

20 people killed, 26 injured in mass shooting at Walmart store in Texas city

Twenty people have been killed and 26 injured in a mass shooting at a Walmart store in the Texas city of El Paso. Governor Greg Abbott described it as "one of the most deadly days in the history of

Apple suspends Siri program that allows employees to listen in on users' private conversations

Apple has announced it is temporarily suspending its program which monitored recordings from AI assistant Siri after reports that it allowed the company’s human contractors to listen in on pri

Facebook's evidence to British MPs under scrutiny

British MPs are taking Facebook to task over evidence appearing to contradict testimony the US tech company gave about the Cambridge Analytica scandal. Facebook bosses told MPs they had learned use

Facebook funds AI mind-reading experiment

 Facebook has announced a breakthrough in its plan to create a device that allows people to type just by thinking.It has funded a study that developed machine-learning algorithms capable of tur

Facebook defeats appeal in US claiming it aided Hamas attacks in Israel

 Facebook Inc on Wednesday defeated an appeal by American victims of Hamas attacks in Israel, who sought to hold the company liable for providing the group a social media platform to further it

Dubai ruler's wife seeks marriage protection order

The estranged wife of the ruler of Dubai - one of the most high-profile leaders in the Middle East - has asked for a forced marriage protection order in a UK court.Sheikh Mohammed Al Maktoum's wife,

Google reveals 5 flaws in Apple's iMessage software

 A team of bug-hunters at Google have shared details of five flaws in Apple's iMessage software that could make its devices vulnerable to attack.In one case, the researchers said the vulnerabil

Capital One: Information of over 100 million individuals in US and Canada hacked

Capital One Financial Corp said on Monday that personal information including names and addresses of about 100 million individuals in the United States and 6 million people in Canada were obtained b

'Like' button needs caveat, European Court of Justice rules

Websites using Facebook's "Like" button must warn users that the Silicon Valley giant will receive their data, the top EU court has ruled. Companies had not previously been held responsible for the

Music may replace sedatives for treating pre-op anxiety

  Before undergoing an operation, most people experience some form of anxiety. Although this response is common, it is not unproblematic, and treatment often involves a sedative with a whole hos