HIV vaccine shows promise in human trial

بالعربية: An HIV vaccine that has the potential to protect people around the world from the virus has shown promising results. The treatment, which aims

Kentucky woman posing with slain giraffe sparks online outrage

Images of a Kentucky hunter posing with the body of a black giraffe she killed in South Africa have triggered an online backlash after going viral on social media. Thousands of Twitter users expres

Portuguese tech firm uncorks a smartphone made using cork

A Portuguese tech firm is uncorking an Android smartphone whose case is made from cork, a natural and renewable material native to the Iberian country. The Ikimobile phone is one of the first to us

Saudi woman designs abayas for freer lifestyles

When Saudi Arabia’s ban on women driving ended on Sunday, fashion designer Eman Joharjy and her friends drove to Jeddah’s seafront where they exchanged their car for bicycles. The color

Facebook protects its users from "addiction"

Facebook is testing a new time management tool that shows users how many minutes they spend on a social network. The tool allows users to set daily reminders on time limits and change alarm setting

'Space kingdom' seeks citizens for life beyond Earth very soon

Feel like the world is going to the dogs? Want to get away from it all? Here’s a solution: become a citizen of the nation of Asgardia and hope it makes good on its promise to colonize the moon

Moscow confectioners build life-size chocolate Messi for his birthday

When Moscow confectioners found out Lionel Messi would be celebrating his birthday during the World Cup, they decided he needed a gift that measured up - a life-size chocolate sculpture in his liken

Kazem El Saher opens the 17th edition of the Mawazine rhythm festival in Morocco

  The singer Kazem El Saher opened the first night of the seventeenth session of the Mawazine Rhythm Festival, the most important artistic event in Morocco and North Africa every year. The op

Instagram expands into long videos, will compete with YouTube

Facebook Inc-owned (FB.O) social network Instagram launched a mobile app on Wednesday dedicated to user-generated videos up to an hour long, intensifying the competition for consumers’ time am

Thousands join India's Modi for world yoga celebration; some wear masks

From the Himalayan region of Ladakh to the deck of an aircraft carrier, tens of thousands joined Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday to celebrate the fourth International Day of Yoga, wi

Pizza Hut pledges to drop some chicken antibiotics by 2022

Yum Brand Inc’s Pizza Hut chain will fully phase out chickens raised with certain antibiotics in its U.S. restaurants by 2022, in the latest push by a major restaurant chain to follow healthie

Australia launches inquiry into workplace sexual harassment

Australia launched an independent inquiry on Wednesday into workplace sexual harassment, one of the first of its kind in the world, hoping to find solutions to problems brought to light by the globa

Japanese princess to visit World Cup in Russia

Japan’s Princess Takamado will arrive in Russia on Monday to watch her national team compete in the soccer World Cup, the Kyodo news agency reported, marking the first visit to Russia by a Jap

U.N. special envoy Jolie visits Syrian refugees in Iraq

The world is failing to properly invest in the Syrian refugee crisis and families, women, and children are suffering terribly as a result, U.N. refugee agency special envoy Angelina Jolie said on Su

Eight people injured after taxi hits crowds in Moscow

A taxi car rammed into a crowd of people near the Gostiny Dvor shopping center on Ilyinka street in central Moscow, injuring at least eight people, the Moscow police reported. According to the poli

Monet station masterpiece, Picasso portrait lead London art sale

A portrait of one of Picasso’s muses and a prized painting of a Paris train station by Claude Monet go under the hammer in London next week, leading a sale of impressionist and modern art work

Australian artist buried under busy road for 72 hours

An Australian performance artist has been buried in a steel container under a busy road where he will spend 72 hours as part of a so-called dark arts festival act held on the island state of Tasmani

Stephen Hawking's voice to be beamed into space at final send-off

The voice of Stephen Hawking will be beamed into space in a message of peace and hope on Friday as the British physicist is laid to rest during a service at London’s Westminster Abbey. The wh