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.
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.
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.
HANOI: Vietnam has released two Nigerians isolated after arriving from west Africa with fevers, saying they show no symptoms of the deadly Ebola virus.
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.
WASHINGTON: Botox may be effective in treating stomach cancers, Xinhua news agency reports quoting a new study.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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