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Zimbabwe International Book Fair

The Zimbabwe International Book Fair was once a big deal; in recent years... not so much. But they still hold it, and this year's fair apparently is... this week. In The Herald Stanley Mushava has a look at ZIBF: What's new in 2016 ? He...Show More Summary

IOC to Announce Decision on Russia's Participation in Rio Olympics

The International Olympic Committee’s Executive Board on Sunday is set to make an announcement with regards to their decision on Russia’s participation in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after holding a phone conference on the issue.

Samsung files artificial muscle patent for use in flexible smartphones

Samsung has filed two U.S. patents for a smartphone that can bend using what it calls "artificial muscle," which when voltage is applied through an internal controller can hold virtually any shape. Originally noted by Korean IT News,...Show More Summary

Mothballs could hold key to future of quantum computing

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An international team of researchers has, in a paper published Monday in the journal Nature Communications, reported a breakthrough that may open the door to the construction of viable quantum computers. The key to the future of quantum computing could be naphthalene — the active ingredient in...

Philippines rejects China's offer to talk 'outside of' court's ruling on South China Sea

The Philippines' top diplomat said Tuesday he had rejected a Chinese offer to hold talks "outside of and in disregard" of an international tribunal's ruling last week that debunked Beijing's claim to ownership of virtually the entire South China Sea. Foreign Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. said he...

NASA Sends a DNA Sequencer to the Space Station

SpaceX launched another Falcon rocket into space and successfully completed its second ground-based landing … and that’s not the big news. In the hold of the cargo ship sent on its way to the International Space was a DNA sequencer. Whose DNA will it be used to...

Vietnamese protesters detained for rapping China over South China Sea case

HANOI (Reuters) - About 20 Vietnamese demonstrators were detained on Sunday while trying to hold a protest against China's rejection of an international court decision that denied its vast claims in the South China Sea.The PermanentShow More Summary

Rock salt holds the key to a paradigm shift

Boulder, Colo., USA - A team of international scientists from China, France, Scotland, United States and led by Canadian Professors Nigel Blamey and Uwe Brand of Brock University in southern Ontario made a scientific breakthrough by measuring the oxygen content of Earth's ancient atmosphere. Show More Summary

New tool aims to help businesses value and manage natural assets

BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - A new international framework for managing natural assets will help businesses monitor their use of environmental resources, and work out the risks and opportunities this holds for their operations, its creators said on Wednesday.

Legal Expert Expresses Outrage over Charges against Renowned Iranian Artist Parviz Tanavoli

Charging the prominent Iranian artist Parviz Tanavoli, who also holds Canadian citizenship, with “disturbing public opinion and spreading falsehoods” is “shocking,” an expert on the Iranian legal system told the International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran. “I cannot imagine how a prosecutor could level such a charge against a sculptor,” said the Norway-based lawyer, […]

Tumi shareholders back Samsonite acquisition plan

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Luggage maker Tumi Holdings Inc's said its shareholders have backed Samsonite International S.A.'s planned acquisition of the company and that it expects the deal to be completed in the second half of the year.Show More Summary

ISIS Holds Jihadi 'Olympics' With Fearful Iraqis Forced to Participate

As the Islamic State will not be represented at the 2016 Summer Olympics, the terrorist organization has reportedly staged its own version of the international games, requiring hesitant residents and children to participate in a set of organized contests in the Iraqi city of Tal Afar.

Top U.S. officials rejected push to prosecute HSBC: lawmakers' report

By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK (Reuters) - Senior U.S. Department of Justice officials overruled internal recommendations to prosecute global bank HSBC Holdings Plc for money-laundering violations because of concerns about the stability of the financial system, according to a congressional report released on Monday. Show More Summary

Rio 2016: City ready to host Olympic Games, says IOC

Rio de Janeiro is ready to hold the Olympics despite fears over its ability to stage the event, says the International Olympic Committee.

Manchester United yet to hold talks with Juventus over Paul Pogba transfer [BBC Sport]

Manchester United are keen on signing Paul Pogba but there is no deal imminent for the France international No deal is imminent for Paul Pogba According to BBC Sport, Manchester United are interested in signing Paul Pogba, and are prepared to pay a world record fee, but there is no deal imminent for the France […]

Those times when Clinton's accusers—Chaffetz and Gowdy—had a few classified slips of their own

As GOP Rep. Jason Chaffetz—who called for Thursday's "emergency" interrogation of FBI director James Comey—led an inquiry into whether Sec. Hillary Clinton had mishandled internal emails, the CIA was probably holding its breath thatShow More Summary

Emotional Wales fan fails to hold back the tears on talkSPORT after Portugal defeat (Video)

Wales-Portugal-euro-2016 Wales crash out of Euro 2016 Having inspired the masses during an incredible return to major international compeititon, Chris Coleman’s Wales side last night lost 2-0 to Portugal in the Euro 2016 semi-finals....Show More Summary

Facebook faces U.S. tax exam over Ireland asset tranfer: lawsuit

(Reuters) - The U.S. Internal Revenue Service is examining Facebook Inc in connection with its transfer of various rights associated with its worldwide business to a holding company in Ireland, according to court papers. The U.S. Justice...Show More Summary

What Does the Future Hold for Daley Blind at Manchester United?

Daley Blind's Manchester United future has been a cause for speculation since Jose Mourinho was announced as the club's new manager. On May 31, Andy Burton of Sky Sports News HQ reported that the Netherlands international and Juan Mata were set to become "high-profile victims" of Mourinho 's arrival. It made sense. Show More Summary

Ratcheting South China Sea Tensions, China to Hold Military Drills Ahead of Court Ruling

With a ruling expected on July 12 by the International Court in the Hague on the territorial claims of the Paracels islands in the South China Sea, China announced that they will hold military drills in the disputed area. On Sunday, China’s maritime safety administration said the drills would take place from July 5-11, and... Show More Summary

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