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Taliban supreme leader warns foreigners not to interfere in Afghanistan

The Taliban's supreme leader Mawlawi Haibatullah Akhundzada has once again warned foreigners not to interfere in Afghanistan during a rare speech at a gathering of Islamic clerics in Kabul on Friday, according to state media.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 2 Jul 2022 | 10:05 pm

Protesters storm Libya's eastern parliament building in Tobruk, local media reports

Hundreds of people stormed Libya's eastern parliament building in the port city of Tobruk on Friday, according to local media reports, the latest in a string of clashes between groups supporting rivaling leaders.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 2 Jul 2022 | 8:56 pm

At least 5 dead after earthquakes hit southern Iran

At least five people were killed and 44 others injured following a string of earthquakes in southern Iran on Saturday, according to the country's semi-official FARS news agency.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 2 Jul 2022 | 5:03 pm

2 more British citizens charged as 'mercenaries' in Russian-backed separatist region of Ukraine

Pro-Russian investigators in the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DPR) on Friday said they have charged another two British citizens with being "mercenaries," according to the Donetsk News Agency.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 2 Jul 2022 | 8:58 am

Enormous chocolate factory shuts over salmonella outbreak

A chocolate factory in Belgium has temporarily shut its doors after discovering salmonella in a production batch.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 2 Jul 2022 | 3:46 am

EU agrees rules to tame 'Wild West' crypto market

The European Union has agreed on ground-breaking rules for regulating crypto assets, EU lawmakers said on Thursday, as the rout in bitcoin piles pressure on authorities to rein in the sector.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 1 Jul 2022 | 9:33 am

China's economy just had its best month since February

China's huge manufacturing and service industries just saw their first month of growth since February, according to surveys published Thursday, as Covid restrictions were eased in many cities.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 30 Jun 2022 | 7:59 pm

This airline is bringing back the A380 superjumbo

The A380 superjumbo is beloved among aviation fans, thanks to its spacious interior, mighty size and quiet inflight experience, but its days have been numbered since Airbus announced in 2019 it was ceasing production of the airliner.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 29 Jun 2022 | 4:55 am

The hidden spaces on planes that are off limits to passengers

There are some secret areas on widebody aircraft, where the pilots and cabin crew go to rest during long flights. Passengers can't access them under any circumstance and they're well hidden from view.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 28 Jun 2022 | 2:23 pm

Amazon introduces new warehouse robot, says it's not replacing human workers

Amazon unveiled its first fully autonomous mobile robot that can move heavy carts and work safely alongside humans. The company says the robot will help address safety concerns, but it comes as Amazon faces a labor crisis and several unionization effort from warehouse workers.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 28 Jun 2022 | 6:01 am

Could you land a plane in an emergency? Here's what experts say

It's a nightmare scenario: the pilot of your flight is incapacitated and someone has to get in their seat and land the plane. Could you do it?

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 27 Jun 2022 | 10:54 pm

Major transgender beauty contest crowns this year's queen

Filipina beauty queen Fuschia Anne Ravena has been named winner of Miss International Queen 2022, a contest described by organizers as the world's largest beauty pageant for transgender women.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 27 Jun 2022 | 6:30 pm

Potentially toxic skin-whitening cosmetics have exploded on major social media platforms

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 23 Jun 2022 | 7:05 am

A floating city in the Maldives begins to take shape

A city is rising from the waters of the Indian Ocean. In a turquoise lagoon, just 10 minutes by boat from Male, the Maldivian capital, a floating city, big enough to house 20,000 people, is being constructed.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 23 Jun 2022 | 1:50 am

Why Zhang Daqian is outselling Van Gogh

Zhang Daqian may not be a household name in the West, but in China -- and the global art market at large -- he is on par with the likes of Warhol and Monet.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 13 Jun 2022 | 3:00 pm

Surreal images explore Asian American identity

There are those who take photos and those who make photos, to paraphrase the legendary photographer Ansel Adams.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 8 Jun 2022 | 3:00 am

A powerful portrait of motherhood and exotic dancing

When Hajar Benjida began photographing exotic dancers around the Atlanta area, she didn't want to take typical images of them performing on stage. Instead, she photographed many of the women at home, including Cleo, who had recently given birth to a baby boy named Andy.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 27 Apr 2022 | 2:13 am

These were the best and worst places for air quality in 2021, new report shows

Air pollution spiked to unhealthy levels around the world in 2021, according to a new report.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 23 Mar 2022 | 5:43 am

Not only is Lake Powell's water level plummeting because of drought, its total capacity is shrinking, too

Lake Powell, the second-largest human-made reservoir in the US, has lost nearly 7% of its potential storage capacity since 1963, when Glen Canyon Dam was built, a new report shows.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 22 Mar 2022 | 8:54 am

Big-box stores could help slash emissions and save millions by putting solar panels on roofs. Why aren't more of them doing it?

As the US attempts to wean itself off its heavy reliance on fossil fuels and shift to cleaner energy sources, many experts are eyeing a promising solution: your neighborhood big-box stores and shopping malls.

Source: - RSS Channel - World | 20 Mar 2022 | 8:01 pm


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