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UN images confirm destruction of temple

Irish Independent - ‎48 minutes ago‎
Columns are seen in the historical city of Palmyra. 2 Columns are seen in the historical city of Palmyra. Combination picture shows the site of the Temple of Bel before (top) and after its apparent destruction in Palmyra, Syria.

Migrant chaos at Budapest train station; Germany says EU rules still hold

Reuters - ‎1 hour ago‎
BUDAPEST/BERLIN Hundreds of angry migrants demonstrated outside Budapest's Eastern Railway Terminus on Tuesday demanding they be allowed to travel on to Germany, as the biggest ever influx of migrants into the European Union left its asylum ...

Netizens react to Google logo's new look

CNN - ‎32 minutes ago‎
This is not the first time that the popular multinational technology giant has changed its look, having done so six times in the past.

Police Clear 'You Stink' Protesters From Minister's Offices in Beirut

New York Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
BEIRUT, Lebanon - Demonstrators from the “You Stink” movement, protesting a garbage pileup and political dysfunction, occupied the offices of Lebanon's environment minister in downtown Beirut on Tuesday, declaring that they would stay until he ...

Intel Skylake processors launched at Ifa tech show

BBC News - ‎1 hour ago‎
Intel has launched its latest range of processors, codenamed Skylake, targeting everything from high-powered gaming rigs to computes the size of a USB stick.

Corporate America Manages to Get Cisco and Apple Together

Nasdaq - ‎2 hours ago‎
had been at war over a trademark suit filed by the former against the latter, over the name iPhone. The name had been initially selected for a product Cisco had obtained.

Africa-Japan Forum Kicks Off in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia - ‎11 hours ago‎
The Africa-Japan Business and Investment Forum that will be held for the next three days kicks off at the Sharaton Hotel, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, yesterday (August 31st, 2015).

School year starts in Israel for over 2 million students

Ynetnews - ‎7 hours ago‎
157,000 first-graders, 166,000 educators, and more math hours mark the new year. Chabad kindergarten in Kfar Yona closed due to parents' opposition to Ethiopian students' inclusion.

Ethiopia finalizes preparations to contribute to Trans-Africa highway

Walta Information Center - ‎12 hours ago‎
Addis Ababa, 1September 2015 (WIC) - Ethiopia has finalized its preparations to contribute its share for the Trans-Africa highway project which aims to connect Africa in road transport, Ethiopian Road Authority said.

Of Stones & Schools

Huffington Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
Ethiopia may solve the world's most pressing educational challenge, if the world will be its student. ***. Beyond the stone there is more stone, then, after a 2-hour drive on dirt roads in a 20-year-old Land Cruiser, a school.

DA's attempt to impeach Zuma over Al-Bashir fails

Times LIVE - ‎4 hours ago‎
DA leader Mmusi Maimane said the government had abandoned Nelson Mandela's commitment to a human rights-based foreign policy when Al-Bashir was "smuggled away from South African soil in defiance of an order of the North Gauteng High Court".

Nigeria's ex-security adviser pleads not guilty on weapons charge

Reuters - ‎7 hours ago‎
ABUJA, Sept 1 Nigeria's former National Security Adviser Sambo Dasuki pleaded not guilty in court on Tuesday to a charge of illegally possessing weapons including assault rifles and bulletproof vehicles.

Gauteng to probe R2bn hike in irregular spending

BDlive - ‎7 hours ago‎
ALTHOUGH the Gauteng provincial government has praised 19 of its departments and entities for having achieved clean audits in 19 of its departments for the 2014-15 financial year, it still witnessed a R2bn spike in irregular spending.

DA elections: Aggrieved aspirants threaten to sue EC

GhanaWeb - ‎5 hours ago‎
Some aggrieved aspirants in the just ended District Assembly Elections have threatened to sue the Electoral Commission. According to some of the aggrieved aspirants, poor publicity and administrative lapses in the local assembly threatened to mar the ...

US Weighs Sanctioning Russia As Well As China in Cyber Attacks

The Moscow Times (registration) - ‎8 hours ago‎
Davide Restivo / Flickr U.S. officials suspect that attack was linked to China, which has denied any involvement in hacking U.S. databases and says it too has been a victim of cyber attacks.

South Sudan rebels accuse army of violating ceasefire

Times LIVE - ‎Aug 30, 2015‎
South Sudan President Salva Kiir speaks during a joint news conference with his Sudanese counterpart Omar al-Bashir (not pictured) after their meeting at Khartoum's airport November 4, 2014.

ShebaMiles members earn 2 Miles per 1 USD spent at HMH hotels - ‎11 hours ago‎
HMH - Hospitality Management Holdings has entered into a partnership agreement with Ethiopian Airlines' Frequent Flyer Program - ShebaMiles.

OPEC magazine op-ed that fuelled oil rally baffles insiders

Reuters Africa - ‎11 hours ago‎
LONDON, Sept 1 (Reuters) - An OPEC publication written by the exporter group's public relations team helped oil prices jump and prompted speculation over a possible shift in output policy - to the bafflement of some OPEC insiders.

China stocks fall at market open despite brokerage support

Reuters - ‎35 minutes ago‎
SHANGHAI, Sept 2 China's major stock indexes opened down on Wednesday, despite pledges by a number of brokerages to increase their stock invesment to support the market.

China Rout Spells More Troubles for Battered Macau Casinos

Bloomberg - ‎30 minutes ago‎
As the city's casino downturn entered a 15th month in August, Chinese stocks losing $5 trillion of their value hasn't helped.

Met the scorpion's prehistoric, bigger, badder cousin

CNN International - ‎14 hours ago‎
(CNN) In the prehistoric oceans, this was one bad bug. Scientists are marveling at the world's oldest sea scorpion -- the Pentecopterus, named after a Greek warship.

New iOS malware should make you think twice about jailbreaking your iPhone

Washington Post - ‎9 hours ago‎
Information about the Apple accounts of more than 200,000 iPhone users who "jailbroke" their phones has been stolen by cybercriminals who could use the data to lock the phones and hold them for ransom, according to Palo Alto Networks, a cybersecurity ...

Nearly all of the world's seabirds have eaten plastic, study estimates

Washington Post - ‎4 hours ago‎
Eating plastic that's floating in the water is so common for seabirds that an estimated 90 percent of them have ingested some form of it, such as bags and bottle caps.

Apple's Original Programming Idea: Unproven and Unoriginal

Wall Street Journal - ‎6 hours ago‎
Investing in original content is a strategy so much in vogue for tech companies that it is starting to feel less than original. Now Apple is considering following in the footsteps of Netflix, NFLX -8.03 % Amazon.

Charly Boy Marries Caller from Radio Show, Ify Koko, A Nigerian-Ethiopian

Nigerian Bulletin - ‎4 hours ago‎
Charles Oputa, popularly known as Charlyboy, has disclosed in a recent chat with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja that he has taken Ms Ify Koko, a Nigerian-Ethiopian, as his new wife.

'Homeland' creator to direct film on Israel's rescue of Ethiopian Jews

Jewish Journal - ‎7 hours ago‎
Since adapting his Israeli show “Prisoners of War” for U.S. audiences in the form of the Showtime hit “Homeland,” writer and director Gideon Raff has seen his Hollywood career take off.

Idris Elba 'too street' to play James Bond, writer says

CNN - ‎1 hour ago‎
(CNN) The writer of the new James Bond novel "Trigger Mortis" has set off a firestorm with a remark about Idris Elba. Anthony Horowitz recently told the Daily Mail that he believes Elba is "probably a bit too 'street' for Bond.

Rihanna targeted by angry anti-fur protesters at New York perfume launch - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rihanna's recent perfume launch was targeted by anti-fur protesters who could be heard chanting "shame on Rihanna". The Bajan-born singer was at Macy's in Brooklyn, New York, for the unveiling of her new fragrance on Monday, but it was soon interrupted ...

Kiprop hat-trick puts Kenya on top in Beijing

Reuters Africa - ‎Aug 31, 2015‎
BEIJING (Reuters) - Asbel Kiprop produced a trademark sprint finish to win a third straight 1,500 metres gold and ensure Kenya topped the medals table at successive world championships after the final night of action on Sunday.

Soccer-Liberia back home for Nations Cup qualifiers

Reuters Africa - ‎1 hour ago‎
MONROVIA, Sept 2 (Reuters) - Liberia will host their first full international match since the lifting of an Ebola ban when they play Tunisia in an African Nations Cup qualifier in Monrovia on Saturday.

Tokyo scraps 2020 Olympics logo in latest blow to reputation

The Australian Financial Review - ‎1 hour ago‎
Questions about the 2020 logo arose immediately after its July unveiling when Belgian designer Olivier Debie said it was too similar to his logo for the Theatre de Liege and demanded its use be halted.

Chelsea sign Papy Djilobodji in £2.2m deal as Jose Mourinho looks to Senegal ...

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
The Ligue 1 club announced his departure for Stamford Bridge earlier on Tuesday's transfer deadline day. And the Premier League champions later confirmed the 26-year-old Senegal international defender's arrival on a four-year contract.

Daily pot smoking on US college campuses at 35-year high

Daily Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
The number of US college students smoking marijuana every day or nearly every day is greater than it has been in 35 years, according to a study released on Tuesday.

Your heart is probably much older than you think, the CDC warns

Los Angeles Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
You may feel young at heart, but with apologies to Frank Sinatra, that's probably a fairy tale. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the average American man has a heart that's 7.8 years “older” than his chronological ...

Weight linked to Alzheimer's risk

Irish Examiner - ‎2 hours ago‎
One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.

Too little sleep makes you sick

Times LIVE - ‎4 hours ago‎
Those who slept less than five hours a night were 4.5 times more likely to get sick. File photo. Image by: AFP Relaxnews. Save & Share.