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26 killed after suicide bomber blows up outside Pakistan govt office

A young Taliban suicide bomber on Tuesday blew himself up outside a crowded government office in Pakistan's restive northwest, killing at least 26 …

Extremism

Terrible child birth in Sikandar Chowk Pakpattan (Pakistan)

Childbirth

Pluto gets rainbow-hued in NASA's latest images

New Horizons' infrared filter is casting the dwarf planet in a new light.<p>Pluto may have been imaged six ways from Sunday, but it's clear that the New Horizons probe still has a few surprises up its sleeve. NASA has posted both a photo and a video showing how the spacecraft can produce vibrant …

Pluto

Surprise Snowstorm Creates Magical Photos For Newlyweds

It was an unexpected, <i>Frozen</i>-style fairy-tale wedding for Carly and Chris Atwill earlier in December, as eight inches of unexpected snow blanketed …

The Activist Mermaid

Being a real life mermaid is a novel approach to ocean activism. But there are some who question whether her work can be doing more damage than good.<p>Hannah Fraser floated on a surfboard in a cove near the Japanese village of Taiji. It was just after sunrise on October 28, 2007, and local fishermen …

Iraqi military says it has seized the ISIS stronghold of Ramadi

A spokesman for the Iraqi military has said forces on Sunday took control of the government complex in central Ramadi, the last Islamic State stronghold in the western city.<p>"By controlling the complex this means that they have been defeated in Ramadi," said Sabah al-Numani, a spokesman for the …

The best photographs of 2015 – in pictures

<b>Syrian refugees gather at a supply truck</b><br>Espen Rasmussen/VG/Panos<p><b>20 June</b> I was in Akçakale on the Turkish side of the border with Syria <i>(above)</i> this summer, photographing migrants for the Norwegian newspaper VG. The border was closed and nothing much was going on, until a van stopped and volunteers …

Briton John Beeden becomes first to row Pacific, land to land, from US to Australia solo and non-stop

Beeden, who completed the 6,100 nautical miles in 209 days, said it was ‘10, 15, 100 times harder than I thought it would be’<p>A British man has become the first person to row solo across the Pacific Ocean from North America to Australia, land to land, non-stop. John Beeden arrived in Australia after …

The top 6 mobile security threats for 2016

As we fast approach 2016, my security team and I have been compiling a forecast of mobile security trends and vulnerabilities that concern us most. My goal in outlining these threats is not to raise alarm or panic, but to paint a picture of the gravest security concerns we face in the coming year, …

Paid dating with teenage students thriving in Japan

<b>Tokyo -</b> Japan must do more to stop child abuse, and especially the exploitation of young girls working in entertainment cafes across the country, according to a UN official.<p>This message comes as Japan records an increase in the number of exploitation cases reported from 2014.<p>In October, Maud de …

North Korea's 'paranoid' computer operating system revealed

Hamburg conference hears that Red Star intranet allows Pyongyang to control citizens’ access to websites<p>North Korea’s homegrown computer operating system mirrors its political one – marked by a high degree of paranoia and invasive snooping on users, according to two German researchers.<p>Their …

Operating Systems

The 5 coolest electric cars in the world

Electric cars are becoming quite cool, thanks to the likes of Tesla. Turns out, however, Elon Musk and his cohort don't have a monopoly on cool EVs. …

Electric Vehicles