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Why Italy is so Prone to Earthquakes

TIME - ‎1 hour ago‎
At least 73 people have been confirmed dead and 150 are missing following a 6.2 magnitude earthquake which struck central Italy in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

Ancient Buddhist pagodas damaged in Myanmar's 6.8-magnitude earthquake

Los Angeles Times - ‎1 hour ago‎
A powerful magnitude 6.8 earthquake shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, damaging scores of ancient Buddhist pagodas in the former capital of Bagan, a major tourist attraction, officials said.

Backpacker Mia Ayliffe-Chung stabbed to death at Australian hostel

BBC News - ‎7 hours ago‎
A 21-year-old British woman has died after she was stabbed during an attack at a backpackers' hostel in Australia. The victim has been named by friends as Mia Ayliffe-Chung, from Derbyshire.

World's largest aircraft crashes on second test flight, sustains damage

CNBC - ‎1 hour ago‎
"Today the prototype Airlander 10 undertook its second test flight and flew for 100 minutes, completing all the planned tasks before returning to Cardington to land.

Streets deserted during renewed protests in some Ethiopian cities

africanews - ‎6 hours ago‎
Three days into a renewed protest, this time a stay at home protest in the Amhara region in northwestern Ethiopia, life has come to a halt as the streets have been deserted and businesses shut down as at Wednesday.

Ethiopia: Floods Displace Hundreds of Thousands As More Rains Forecast - UN - ‎1 hour ago‎
More than 600,000 Ethiopians have fled their homes since March, largely due to flooding, the United Nations said on Wednesday, with more rain predicted up to December.

Zuma congratulates new Ekurhuleni mayor Masina…and insists that he had resigned from Cabinet

Times LIVE - ‎3 hours ago‎
President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday congratulated former Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mzwandile Collin Masina on his election as the executive mayor of Ekurhuleni metro.

John Mahama's clinical finish on Montie 3

GhanaWeb - ‎1 hour ago‎
I am yet to hear or read anything suggesting the President's remission of the montie 3 sentence is unconstitutional. The misconception however is the suggestion that the president pardoned the three.

Lawyer: Timbuktu residents felt shame after sites destroyed - ‎34 minutes ago‎
(AP Photo/Patrick Post, Pool). Ahmad Al Faqi Al Mahdi, center, appears at the International Criminal Court in The Hague, Netherlands, Monday Aug. 22, 2016, at the start of his trial on charges of involvement in the destruction of historic mausoleums in.

Boko Haram's internal rift probably isn't good news. Here's why.

Washington Post - ‎3 hours ago‎
What's the latest with the Islamic State's West Africa Province (ISWAP), the terrorist group better known as Boko Haram? In early August, the Islamic State named Abu Musab al-Barnawi as the new “Wali” of the group, replacing Abubakar Shekau.

Tesla's new battery delivers increased speed and driving range

Times of India - ‎19 minutes ago‎
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON: Tesla Motors crowned itself the maker of the world's fastest production car on Tuesday, saying a new version of its Model S all-electric sedan can accelerate from 0-60 miles per hour in just 2-1/2 seconds.

Volkswagen Car Production Set to Return to Normal After Supplier Deal

Fortune - ‎45 minutes ago‎
The parts firms had stopped deliveries of seat covers and cast iron parts for gearboxes. Volkswagen said on Wednesday production of cars at its German plants should be back to normal by next Monday after it resolved a dispute with parts suppliers over ...

Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel DLC Announcement Trailer - ‎1 hour ago‎
Bandai Namco Entertainment America today announced Dark Souls III: Ashes of Ariandel, the first of two planned downloadable expansions to the critically-acclaimed Dark Souls III for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC via Steam.

The Samsung Galaxy J7 Prime could be a high-spec version of the original Galaxy J7

Digital Trends - ‎1 hour ago‎
Samsung is on a smartphone roll - the company dominated headlines with both the Galaxy S7 and the Galaxy Note 7, and now it could do so again with an update to the Galaxy J line, called the Galaxy J7 Prime.

NASA Regains Contact With Sun Probe Lost 2 Years Ago

BloombergQuint - ‎1 hour ago‎
NASA has reestablished contact with one of its solar-probing spacecrafts - which captures stereoscopic images of the Sun - almost two years after communications were lost.

How James Corden Conquered Late Night One 'Carpool... - ‎2 hours ago‎
How James Corden became late-night TV's king of celebrity sing-alongs, one 'Carpool Karaoke' at a time. How James Corden Conquered Late Night One 'Carpool Karaoke' at a Time.

BIAS ALERT: New York Times finds latest Clinton Foundation bombshell unfit to print

Fox News - ‎1 hour ago‎
If you look hard enough, you find there's usually a reason for everything -- even at The New York Times. But whatever the reason -- maybe it was the story about a parasite jeopardizing fly fishing in Montana, or those Russian hackers who attacked the ...

Cloning of mysterious book

The Straits Times - ‎Aug 21, 2016‎
The Voynich Manuscript contains elegant writing and drawings of strange plants.PHOTO: ARCHIVE. ORG/DETAILS/ THEVOYNICH MANUSCRIPT.

Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa Fails to Return From Rio After Oromo Protest

Newsweek - ‎4 hours ago‎
Ethiopian athlete Feyisa Lilesa has failed to return to his home country after making an anti-government demonstration following his silver medal in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

AFC Leopards striker to attend trials in Ethiopia

Yahoo Sports - ‎5 hours ago‎
AFC Leopards striker Kepha Aswani is set to jet out of the country to attend trials with Addis Ababa City FC, Goal can reveal. Aswani, who joined Ingwe as a free agent at the beginning of the season after being released by Bandari, has been on a fine ...

Sri Lanka 288 all out in 2nd ODI vs. Australia

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) - Kusal Mendis scored 69 runs from as many balls and was backed up by aggressive 50s from captain Angelo Mathews and Kusal Perera, as Sri Lanka recovered from a poor start to score 288 in the second one-day international ...

What good are Test rankings?

ESPN - ‎2 hours ago‎
Asked how he felt about literary prizes, Kingsley Amis once said, "Well, they're all right if you win." It's easy to imagine the group of teams circling around the top of the ICC Test match rankings feeling the same.

West Nile virus detected in mosquitoes trapped in Lindsay - ‎1 hour ago‎
West Nile virus has been detected in mosquitoes in for the first time this year in the Kawarthas, and the local health unit is asking residents to take precautions.

Expect More US Zika Virus Cases, Experts Say - ‎16 hours ago‎
The Zika virus is keeping Florida officials on their toes. It's now popped up in a third part of the state: in Pinellas County, the peninsula that is home to both the cities of Clearwater and St. Petersburg.

Cannabis DOES make people lazy according to University of California study

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
Spending hours in a daze and munching on snacks are traits long associated with weed smokers. And a new study suggests there well may be some truth to the belief - as marijuana does cause laziness.