Baltimore lawsuit blames oil and gas companies for climate change

بالعربية: The city of Baltimore filed a lawsuit on Friday against 26 oil and gas companies and entities, including BP Plc (BP.L), Chevron Corp and

Minister Andrew Griffiths resigns over texts to women

بالعربية: The minister for small business, Andrew Griffiths, has resigned from government after sending text messages of a sexual nature to two fem

Thailand's Tham Luang cave to become museum to showcase boys' rescue

بالعربية: A cave complex in Thailand where 12 schoolboys and their soccer coach were trapped for more than two weeks before they were safely brought out

WhatsApp launches Indian media blitz to dispel fake news woes

بالعربية : Facebook Inc’s WhatsApp messaging platform on Tuesday published advertisements in key Indian newspapers to tackle the spread of misinfor

Mumbai monsoon woes: Balcony collapses in heavy rain

بالعربية: A third straight day of heavy monsoon rains disrupted trains and traffic in India’s financial capital of Mumbai on Monday, with flooding

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