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Snipers kill five police at US protest over shootings
Snipers kill five police at US protest over shootings

Snipers shot dead five police officers and injured six others in Dallas during a protest against police shootings of black men on Friday.

Snipers kill five police at US protest over shootings
China’s showpiece Tianhe-2 computer. Photo courtesy of planetinvestigations.com
World's fastest supercomputer entirely made in China

China has built the world's fastest supercomputer using locally made microchips without using US technology.

World's fastest supercomputer entirely made in China
US obesity epidemic grows in all ages
US obesity epidemic grows in all ages

The US obesity epidemic has worsened across the board: 40 percent of women, 35 percent of men and 17 percent of children and teens.

US obesity epidemic grows in all ages
Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak
Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak

A Polish grandfather left New York Sunday on his third solo trans-Atlantic crossing in a kayak, aiming to arrive in Portugal in time to celebrate his 70th birthday on firm ground in September.

Polish grandpa heads from New York to Portugal... in a kayak
A woman with a shark clutching to her arm. Photo courtesy of Boca Raton Fire Rescue.
US woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm

A woman in the US state of Florida was rushed to a hospital after being bitten by a shark -- with the animal still clutching on to her arm.

US woman rushed to hospital with shark stuck to arm
'Social fridges' open in Argentina as poverty rises
'Social fridges' open in Argentina as poverty rises

With hardship rising due to job cuts and inflation, Argentina has resorted to putting food in outdoor "social fridges" for the needy.

'Social fridges' open in Argentina as poverty rises
Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches
Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches

Heaps of dead whales, salmon and sardines blamed on the El Nino freak weather phenomenon have clogged Chile's Pacific beaches.

Wave of dead sea creatures hits Chile's beaches
Wildfire near Fort McMurray. ©Reuters
Canadian city evacuated as huge blaze engulfs homes

The 100,000 residents of the Canadian city of Fort McMurray were ordered to leave town as a monster wildfire swept through the region.

Canadian city evacuated as huge blaze engulfs homes
California Muslims sue over hijab discrimination
California Muslims sue over hijab discrimination

Two lawsuits filed in California on Monday claim that Muslim women were discriminated against in separate incidents because of their religion and for wearing the hijab.

California Muslims sue over hijab discrimination
Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy
Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy

Has encryption technology given the bad guys a way to operate in the dark? Or has the new tech age gifted law enforcement with unprecedented surveillance powers?

Encryption row spotlights fears on security, privacy
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Comcast in talks to acquire Dreamworks for $3 bn

US cable operator Comcast is in talks to acquire Shrek and Kung Fu Panda studio DreamWorks Animation for more than $3 billion.

Comcast in talks to acquire Dreamworks for $3 bn
Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start
Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start

'It's a dying business,' Gong In-Young said as he watched US activists clear out the cages of his South Korean dog meat farm.

Korean dog meat farmers seek fresh start
First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives
First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives

In a move which could lead to continental price wars and reduce Russian market domination, the first shipment of US natural gas to the European Union arrived.

First shipment of US natural gas to EU arrives
Obama seeks Gulf help against IS despite strains
Obama seeks Gulf help against IS despite strains

US President Barack Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for increased efforts against the Islamic State group.

Obama seeks Gulf help against IS despite strains
American tech giants under EU cosh
American tech giants under EU cosh

US technology giants Google, Amazon, Apple, Intel and Microsoft have all come under the often costly scrutiny of European Union.

American tech giants under EU cosh
Argentina returns to credit markets after 15 years
Argentina returns to credit markets after 15 years

Argentina returned to international financial markets , receiving offers for its sovereign bonds ahead of its first debt sale in 15 years.

Argentina returns to credit markets after 15 years
ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle
ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle

US energy giant ExxonMobil is facing an onslaught from environmentalists and some shareholders including the Rockefeller Family Fund.

ExxonMobil, Rockefellers face off in climate battle
Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations
Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations

Tax authorities from the world's richest nations on Wednesday probed a mass of murky offshore dealings revealed in the huge Panama Papers data leak, just hours after police raided the law firm at the centre of the scandal.

Rich nations probe Panama Papers tax revelations
Brazil's impeachment: a how to guide
Brazil's impeachment: a how to guide

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff risks being driven from office if the lower house votes in favor of an impeachment trial.

Brazil's impeachment: a how to guide
Europe 'negligent' over Chinese steel dumping: US boss
Europe 'negligent' over Chinese steel dumping: US boss

The head of US Steel has accused Britain and the wider European Union of negligence over China dumping cheep steel on world markets.

Europe 'negligent' over Chinese steel dumping: US boss