World

Facebook awards ‘Internet Defence Prize’

Thursday, 21 August 2014.

SAN FRANCISCO: Facebook on Wednesday awarded a $50,000 Internet Defence Prize to a pair of German researchers with a seemingly viable approach to detecting vulnerabilities in Web applications.

Indonesian president says Islamic State ‘embarrassing’ Muslims

Thursday, 21 August 2014.

SYDNEY: The president of the world’s most populous Muslim-majority country, Indonesia, today called the actions of Islamic State militants “embarrassing” to the religion and urged Islamic leaders to unite in tackling extremism.

Rescuers comb through devastation of Japan landslide

Thursday, 21 August 2014.

TOKYO: Thousands of rescuers combed through the wreckage of homes engulfed by landslides in western Japan today in the slim hope of finding survivors, a day after a wall of mud claimed at least 39 lives.

Vietnam releases two Nigerians isolated for Ebola tests

Thursday, 21 August 2014.

HANOI: Vietnam has released two Nigerians isolated after arriving from west Africa with fevers, saying they show no symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.

China tries 5 cult members for murder

Thursday, 21 August 2014.

BEIJING: A Chinese court says five people have gone on trial for allegedly beating a woman to death in a McDonald’s outlet after they unsuccessfully tried to recruit her into their cult.

Botox may treat stomach cancers

Thursday, 21 August 2014.

WASHINGTON: Botox may be effective in treating stomach cancers, Xinhua news agency reports quoting a new study.

Afghanistan gives NYT reporter 24 hours to leave country

Thursday, 21 August 2014.

KABUL: Afghanistan has given a New York Times reporter 24 hours to leave the country, accusing him of not cooperating with an investigation into his reporting, the Attorney General’s office said on Wednesday.

Brazil Socialists pick new candidate, target Rousseff

Thursday, 21 August 2014.

BRASILIA, Brazil: Brazil’s Socialist party named popular environmentalist Marina Silva its presidential candidate Wednesday, reshaping the political landscape after her late running mate Eduardo Campos died in a plane crash last week.

US attempted rescue of hostages including reporter

Thursday, 21 August 2014.

WASHINGTON: US forces tried but failed to rescue reporter James Foley and other US hostages held in Syria by the so-called Islamic State (IS), officials and reports said Wednesday.

Officer in fatal Missouri shooting finds pockets of support

Thursday, 21 August 2014.

FERGUSON, Mo: On the streets of Ferguson, Missouri, a community wracked by racial unrest, police officer Darren Wilson is vilified by protesters for shooting and killing an unarmed black teenager.