Typhoon heads for south China; tens of thousands evacuated
BEIJING (AP) " Tens of thousands of people have been evacuated from coastal areas of southern China, with a strong typhoon that was moving toward the mainland on Sunday already bringing powerful winds and heavy rain to the region.Typhoon...
[nzherald.co.nz - world] AP EXPLAINS: Steps to harvesting medical marijuana
ALBION, Illinois (AP) " Thousands of legal medical marijuana plants are growing under lights in a warehouse in Albion, a small Illinois city whose residents are more familiar with corn and soybeans. Ataraxia, which runs the facility,...
[nzherald.co.nz - world] Union protest at Tory conference
Tens of thousands of people are expected to stage an anti-austerity protest outside the Conservative Party's annual conference in Manchester.
[BBC News UK] Thousands compete in Great Scottish Run
The biggest running event in Scotland, the Great Scottish Run, takes place on Sunday as up to 25,000 competitors and fun runners hit the streets of Glasgow.
[BBC News UK] What the Rugby World Cup can teach game designers
Rugby has a long history of tweaking the rules to create more friction, making the sport more challenging and fun to watch – as have the best video games This weekend, thousands of households are likely to become good natured war zones as families and friends argue over whether to watch the (...)
[The Guardian] Online e-cigarette vendors engage customers using popular internet tools
First introduced in the United States in 2007, electronic cigarettes have risen dramatically in part because they are popularly considered safer and more socially acceptable than combustible cigarettes and because there are fewer restrictions on their purchase and use. A study now points to (...)
[Science daily] VIDEO: Peace talks overshadowed by Syria
The United States, France, Germany and Britain have issued a joint statement, expressing "deep concern" over Russia's military actions in Syria.
[BBC News Europe] VIDEO: Last gap in migrant border fence
Thousands of refugees and migrants seeking sanctuary in Europe continue to cross the border from Croatia into Hungary every day.
[BBC News Europe] VIDEO: Crackdown on smugglers in Ethiopia
As Europe continues to grapple with the migrant crisis, Ethiopia has intensified a crackdown on smugglers it blames for luring thousands of people who want to seek better lives abroad.
[BBC News Africa] VIDEO: African immigrants shut out in Quebec
Thousands of French-speaking North African immigrants are moving to Quebec each year - but assimilation isn't proving easy.
[BBC News Africa] U.S. pulls spies from China after hack
The United States is pulling spies from China as a result of a cyberattack that compromised the personal data of 21.5 million government workers.
[CNN Money] USA: Making tracks
The journey east on Amtrak's California Zephyr train is as good as the destination. Riding the rails from the San Francisco Bay area to Reno, Nevada, offers beautiful views and a tangible sense of history on the route over the (...)
[nzherald.co.nz - travel] OS X 10.11 El Capitan: the Ars Technica review
Sadly no longer written by John Siracusa, but still a good read: Ars' Max OS X El Capitan review. Really, this is the first time in several years that iOS and OS X have felt like they've gotten (and needed) the same amount of attention from Apple - both get to spend a release in the slow lane (...)
[OSNews] Medical devices attract hackers
Researchers have found evidence that thousands of critical medical machines, such as MRI scanners, are available to access online.
[BBC] Increased internet access led to a rise in racial hate crimes in the early 2000s
Broadband availability increased the incidence of racial hate crimes committed by lone-wolf perpetrators in the United States during the period 2001-2008, new research concludes. The addition of a single broadband provider led to as much as a 20 percent rise in racial hate crimes in areas where (...)