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  • No radicalisation’ in Australia stabbing death: police

    No radicalisation’ in Australia stabbing death: police

    Aug 25, 2016 12:19
    A Frenchman who allegedly stabbed a young British woman backpacker to death while saying "Allahu Akbar" in fact has no sign of radicalisation, Australian police said Thursday. Twenty-nine-year-old Smail Ayad was expected to be charged with stabbing Mia Ayliffe-Chung, 21, multiple …

  • Experiment shows smartphone speech recognition 3x faster than typing

    Experiment shows smartphone speech recognition 3x faster than typing

    Aug 25, 2016 11:42
    SAN FRANCISCO -- Results from an experiment suggest that speech recognition, in case of composing text messages on smartphone, can be faster and more accurately than humans can type on phone screens. The experiment by researchers from Stanford University, Baidu Inc. …

  • COMELEC to prohibit playing of Pokemon Go in precincts during polls

    COMELEC to prohibit playing of Pokemon Go in precincts during polls

    Aug 25, 2016 11:11
    KALIBO, Aklan,  -- The Commission on Election (COMELEC) announces that it is prohibiting playing of the famous Pokemon Go in precincts for the upcoming Barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) elections. Rommel Benliro, COMELEC-Kalibo chief, said that they are now in the …

  • Another Earth might be near, a mere 25 trillion miles away

    Another Earth might be near, a mere 25 trillion miles away

    Aug 25, 2016 11:00
    Another Earth could be circling the star right next door to us. Astronomers announced Wednesday that they had detected a planet orbiting Proxima Centauri, the closest neighbor to our solar system. Intriguingly, the planet is in the star’s “Goldilocks zone,” where …

  • UN chief voices condolences to Italy, Myanmar after powerful earthquakes

    UN chief voices condolences to Italy, Myanmar after powerful earthquakes

    Aug 25, 2016 10:47
    UNITED NATIONS -- UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is "saddened" by the reports of lives lost and damage caused by strong earthquakes in Italy and Myanmar early Wednesday, and "he expresses his condolences to the peoples and governments of both countries," …

  • Powerful earthquake destroys 190 pagodas in Myanmar

    Powerful earthquake destroys 190 pagodas in Myanmar

    Aug 25, 2016 10:39
    YANGON -- A 6.8-magnitude powerful earthquake, which shook central Myanmar on Wednesday, has killed at least four people and damaged 190 ancient famous pagodas in Bagan-Nyaung Oo region and Rakhine state, official report said on Thursday, quoting the Archeology Department. "Due …

  • President Duterte declares ceasefire with CPP

    President Duterte declares ceasefire with CPP

    Aug 25, 2016 10:26
    Effective 11:35 pm yesterday, August 24, 2016, President Duterte declared a ceasefire with the Communist Party of the Philippines. "I am declaring a ceasefire. I'm joining the communist Party of the Philippines in its desire to seek peace for this nation," …

  • Colombia announces historic peace pact

    Colombia announces historic peace pact

    Aug 25, 2016 10:23
    Havana - Colombia's government and FARC rebels announced that they have reached a historic peace deal to end their half-century civil war that cost hundreds of thousands of lives. After nearly four years of negotiations in Cuba, the two sides announced …

  • World’s first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    World’s first self-driving taxis debut in Singapore

    Aug 25, 2016 10:10
    SINGAPORE — The world's first self-driving taxis will be picking up passengers in Singapore starting Thursday. Select members of the public will be able to hail a free ride through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software …

  • Civil Aviation Administration of China reconsiders restrictions on smart phones

    Civil Aviation Administration of China reconsiders restrictions on smart phones

    Aug 25, 2016 10:05
    In recent years, many countries have updated their civil aviation regulations to allow the use of smart phones onboard aircraft. Those countries include the U.S., Brazil, Singapore and more. Now China may follow suit. The Civil Aviation Administration of China is …