2017-11-19 20:11:19
Somalia has been gripped by a perpetual cycle of drought, famine, and violence for decades, but 2017 could mark a tipping point in the nation?s fortunes, as the twin threats of climate change and an Islamist insurgency threaten an impending cataclysm.
2017-11-19 20:11:08
Since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls over 70 years ago, numerous theories have abounded about who wrote the ancient manuscripts. Now over 30 newly-excavated skeletons may finally provide an answer.
2017-11-19 20:11:07
Thousands of people carrying torches gathered in the Latvian capital, Riga to celebrate Independence Day. Praised as a ?beautiful? march by the organizers, anti-fascist activists claim the rally has clear signs of the torchlight processions of Nazi Germany.
2017-11-19 19:11:23
The first man-free music event organized in response to sexual offences at concerts in Sweden will be held at the end of next summer. Tickets will be available in just two weeks, according to an announcement ironically released on International Men?s Day.
2017-11-19 18:11:36
Israel has released declassified documents from after the Six Day War which reveal the government?s plans to starve Gaza and its controversial plans to deal with the Palestinians.
2017-11-19 18:11:08
A police officer shot dead three people and injured three others before committing suicide in the northern suburbs of Paris, according to local prosecutors. It all started as he and his girlfriend were ?discussing their separation in a car.?
2017-11-19 14:11:49
China has launched a website to report illegal online activities of the military and the spreading of ?harmful information.? Earlier, the Chinese leader vowed to turn the People?s Army into a ?world class force? and to ?ensure a clean cyberspace.?
2017-11-19 14:11:36
A NASA scientist has once again debunked claims that the world is going to end on Sunday when the mysterious planet Nibiru comes hurtling towards Earth.
2017-11-19 11:11:42
Ten years after the 2008 financial crisis ?very little has been really fixed,? and the next bubble is about to burst, says Bill Blain, a strategist at Mint Partners. According to Blain, this time the bond markets will trigger the mayhem.
2017-11-19 11:11:16
The Californian investment fund, HigherOrderVC, and journalists from across the world have teamed up to create a new cryptocurrency to provide financing for investigative journalism.
2017-11-19 10:11:00
A US military truck collided with a light vehicle in Okinawa, Japan, killing an elderly civilian, local media reports. The driver, a member of the US Marine Corps, was drunk at the moment of the crash and is being questioned.
2017-11-19 09:11:22
Hundreds of activists flocked to the Libyan Embassy in Paris on Saturday, outraged with the government?s failure to tackle people smuggling after a CCN report unveiled a network of migrant slave auctions in Libya.
2017-11-19 06:11:38
An Indian children's charity has released an online interactive game which aims to highlight the problem of child trafficking in the country.
2017-11-19 03:11:00
A Catholic priest has urged the church to abandon the word ?Christmas? because it has been ?hijacked by Santa and reindeer.?
2017-11-18 23:11:00
Russian researchers have created a model of the ancient city of Palmyra, based on thousands of drone images. Unveiled at the St. Petersburg cultural forum, it will be given to Syria to help restore and preserve the UNESCO World Heritage site ravaged by ISIS.
2017-11-18 22:11:00
Riyadh?s attempt to assert control in Lebanon and open up a new front against Hezbollah and Iran has brought little return, but substantial reputational damage. But does Saudi Arabia even care about playing geopolitical chess, or does it just want to fling pieces at its adversaries?
2017-11-18 19:11:00
Legendary rock guitarist Malcolm Young, who co-founded Australian powerhouse AC/DC with his brother Angus in 1973, has died aged 64.
2017-11-18 18:11:57
Russian security services in St. Petersburg had to investigate dozens of bomb threats targeting President Vladimir Putin?s motorcade on Friday after anonymous callers, possibly from abroad, claimed that explosives had been planted along its route.
2017-11-18 18:11:11
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has rebuffed a NATO apology for what he called ?impudence? during the alliance?s drills in Norway, where he was depicted on an ?enemies chart.? The scandal led to the withdrawal of Turkish troops from the exercise.
2017-11-18 18:11:00
The World Medical Association (WMA) held a two-day event to debate patient rights, treatment limitations, as well as differing perspectives on end-of-life care and the right to die. Surprisingly, Vatican City, home of the Catholic Church, hosted the event.
2017-11-18 17:11:48
Saudi police have reportedly arrested a man for talking to a woman during his lunch break in the city of Mecca. A video of the culprit wearing a mandatory hijab and having a word with a guy behind a popular fast-food restaurant has gone viral.
2017-11-18 17:11:42
Street battles broke out between police and protesters in Athens at a march marking the 1973 student uprising, which helped topple the military junta.
2017-11-18 16:11:00
The Russian Air Force continues its efforts to help the Syrian government completely eliminate Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria, with its long-range bombers having carried out a new successful airstrike on terrorists' positions.
2017-11-18 16:11:00
Workers unions across France took to the streets for the fifth consecutive day of protests against under-fire President Emmanuel Macron?s controversial labor reforms, which are due to take effect in January 2018.
2017-11-18 15:11:43
Barrel traders recently pushed the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) oil above $55; the first time in over two years.