The European Commission launches a controversial bid to compel internet giants such as Google or Facebook to give users more control over their personal data or face fines. (AFP Photo/Leon Neal)
Facebook announced Monday that it is developing a satellite that will beam broadband Internet from space to large swaths of sub-Saharan Africa, a goal the company has advocated for years. Facebook will partner with...
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Christina Al Bdewi's plan to become a doctor shuddered to a halt in May when she fled fighting between Islamist rebels and the Syrian army in her home town Damascus, the Syrian capital. She had just finished her...
It's called Haohan Qiao -- Brave Men's Bridge in English. The 300-meter-long overpass in Shiniuzai National Park in southern China has a bottom made of glass, allowing walkers to see the stomach-churning view below their feet. 
It's called Brave Men's Bridge for a reason.   The recently completed span is a glass walkway suspended a stomach-flipping 180 meters (590 feet) above a sheer drop in China's central Hunan Province....
A statue of Mahatma Gandhi stands in the Occupy Boston encampment, with Boston's Federal Reserve
A stately New Delhi mansion, once home to India's first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru and now a museum to his life, has emerged as a flashpoint in the growing ideological war between his heirs and the Hindu...
Bora Bora island in Tahiti
September's here and summer's drifting away like an autumn leaf in a swimming pool.   About time!   The end of summer only means the best season for travel is here.   It's back-to-school...


Abdullah Mohamed Hani Zaher, 23, hopes for a fair trail as state prosecutors build their case...


Kaber Subhi in Cairo is a hit with adventurous diners despite its decrepit surroundings. 
Through Cairo's narrow, bustling streets where laundry lines hang from...
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The world's largest, multi-lane water slide is set to open next year in the US.
The world’s largest, multi-lane water slide is set to open next year in...
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Long eclipsed by modern medicine, demand for aromatherapy with its sensual...
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The old ball of yarn isn't cutting it anymore when it comes to cat toys....
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