• Mexico shocked by news: Girl trapped in rubble didn't exist

    MEXICO CITY (AP) - Hour after excruciating hour, Mexicans were transfixed by dramatic efforts to reach a young girl thought buried in the rubble of a school destroyed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. She reportedly wiggled her fingers, told rescuers her name and said there were others trapped near her. Rescue workers called for tubes, pipes and other tools to reach her.

  • iPhone 8 reviews: Good, but nothing to get too excited about

    Apple Inc. recently kicked off pre-orders for its iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus with shipping to start on Friday, but reviews for the smartphone are tepid given that the slight upgrade is getting eclipsed ...

  • Bottled water is more popular than Pepsi and Coke - why you should avoid both

    Some 45% of bottled water brands are sourced from the municipal water supply.

  • Uber stripped of London licence due to lack of corporate responsibility

    Uber has been stripped of its London licence in a surprise move that dealt a serious blow to one of Silicon Valley’s fastest rising companies and sparked an outcry from a coalition of customers, government ministers and drivers at the ride-hailing company. The firm’s application for a new licence in London was rejected by Transport for London on the basis that the company is not a “fit and proper” private car hire operator. Uber’s cars will not disappear immediately as its current licence expires on 30 September and it plans to challenge the ruling by London’s transport authority in the courts immediately.

  • Man jailed and fined for stealing two F1 passes worth over $20,000

    On Friday (22 September), Chen, 35, was convicted on one count of theft and one count of criminal trespass and jailed for one month and fined $1,500. Chen, a Singaporean, had stolen the items from a room, which was used to store F1-related items on the second floor of Conrad Centennial Hotel.

  • Blown apart: the divided world of taekwondo

    As time ticked away in the final bout of the taekwondo championships in Pyongyang, the North Korean women fighters counted down anxiously, leaping up to hug each other tearfully when their compatriot secured the team sparring gold and the title of world champions. This week's contest was held under the auspices of the North Korean-led International Taekwon-do Federation (ITF), with a portrait of its founder, South Korean general Choi Hong-Hi, looking on. Joining the South Korean army, where he rose to general rank, he developed and codified an amalgam of different Korean and Asian martial arts, with an emphasis on mental discipline, into what he called taekwondo - the art of the hand and the foot.

  • Jordan's young crown prince makes global debut in UN speech

    AMMAN, Jordan (AP) - Just a year out of college, Jordan's crown prince has made his debut on the world's biggest stage, addressing the U.N. General Assembly - the clearest sign yet that he is on a fast track to a prominent public role at home and abroad.