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The South China Sea: Oil On Troubled Waters

Last July Brightoil, a company listed in Hong Kong with high-level political connections on the mainland, bought the exploration rights to 6.2m acres (2.5m hectares) of seabed from an American company, Harvest Natural Resources. The block, which the Chinese call Wan'an Bei 21 (WAB-21, part of an …

Qatar Has Asked a U.S. Family if They Want Their Daughter's Alleged Killer Executed

A Pennsylvania family is being asked to decide on whether the alleged killer of their daughter should be put to death in the Gulf Arab state of Qatar.<p>…

More than a dozen killed in protests marking Egypt uprising

As many as 18 people killed during protests marking anniversary of January 25 uprising in Egypt - making it bloodiest day since Abdel Fattah al-Sisi elected president<p>Eighteen people were killed in Egypt on Sunday as police extinguished scattered protests marking the fourth anniversary of the …

How Men And Women Process Emotions Differently

Are women "wired" to be more emotional? Not exactly -- but new research provides more evidence that the male and female brain may have very different ways of processing emotion.<p>Previous research has shown that women generally experience higher levels of emotional stimulation than men. Now, a new …

Microsoft may ditch the Charms bar in its next big Windows update

Some would already argue that Windows 8 is anything but charming, but a slew of new reports indicate that Microsoft might give one of Windows 8's most iconic interface elements <i>-</i> the Charms bar <i>-</i> the axe in its next big OS release. Not much for names? The Charms bar is that love-it-or-hate-it …

Xbox Not A 'Core' Part Of Microsoft's Business CEO Says

Microsoft is set to announce what could be its largest round of layoffs in company history, and some of the job losses may hit Xbox.<p>According to a report in Bloomberg, the tech giant is attempting to reduce redundancies from the $7 billion acquisition of Nokia, which added 30,000 jobs to the …

TSA blocking uncharged mobile devices from flights at some international airports

International travelers will have to make sure they charge all their devices before boarding their flights. In an announcement made Sunday, the TSA now plans on blocking flyers with uncharged phones and electronic devices at certain undisclosed airports in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. In …