Google has been accused of intentionally displaying old versions of its site in order to convince web users to install the latest browser software The BBC reports that users took to Google's online support forum to complain about seeing outdated versions of the site.
Sydney (AFP) - Australia on Tuesday agreed to scrap a contested resources profits tax after the government struck a surprise deal with crossbench senators, including mining tycoon Clive Palmer.
Mogadishu (AFP) - US military forces launched air strikes against the leader of Somalia's Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab, the government said Tuesday, claiming "casualties" but with no details if the main target was killed. "The Americans carried out a major air strike targeting a gathering by senior Al-Shebab officials, including their leader Abu-Zubayr," said Abdukadir Mohamed Nur, governor for southern Somalia's Lower Shabelle region.
Tokyo (AFP) - Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.
1. Ukraine's president Petro Poroshenko accused Russia in a speech on Monday of "direct and unconcealed aggression" as the military crisis in the country's eastern region continues. 2.
Bogota (AFP) - Spain on Monday returned to Colombia a huge and priceless find -- almost 700 pieces of pre-Columbian art that Spanish authorities siezed in over a decade ago in a drug bust.
Koror (Palau) (AFP) - In many places swimmers might prefer to avoid sharks, but wetsuit-clad tourists in Palau clamour to dive among the predators thanks to a pioneering conservation initiative that has made them one of the country's main visitor attractions.
Washington (AFP) - Markings dating back 40,000 years suggest Neanderthals were considerably more sophisticated than previously thought, researchers say.
Caracas (AFP) - Prices keep rising in Venezuela, economic activity is sputtering and shops struggle to fill their shelves.
New York (AFP) - Five-time champion Serena Williams reached her first Grand Slam quarter-final of 2014 at the US Open while Canadian poster girl Eugenie Bouchard, struggling in the heat and humidity, was knocked out.
Washington (AFP) - US military forces carried out an operation against Al-Qaeda-linked Shebab militants in Somalia, Pentagon Press Secretary Rear Admiral John Kirby said.
Tlajomulco (Mexico) (AFP) - Fishermen used shovels, wheel-carts and trucks in western Mexico to pull tons of dead fish out of a lagoon that has been the scene of four fish kills this year.
London (AFP) - Manchester United have completed the shock signing of Colombia striker Radamel Falcao from Monaco on a season-long loan, the Premier League giants announced in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Apple products are designed to “just work.” But iCloud, Apple’s integrated internet-based service for synchronizing content across devices, is an uncharacteristic wreck — and has been for awhile. Millions of people are learning about iCloud after a 4chan user hacked several prominent actresses’ phones and posted hundreds of private photos online this weekend. Thing is, that particular hack is believed to be the result of an exploit in the Find My iPhone API, which allowed hackers to repeatedly try different passwords without getting locked out.
London (AFP) - Manchester United signed Netherlands star Daley Blind from Ajax for £14 million ($23 million, 17 million euros) and moved closer to a loan swoop for Monaco's Colombian striker Radamel Falcao as the transfer deadline loomed closer for England's Premier League clubs on Monday.
A hacker who says they are responsible for uncovering nude photos of more than 100 celebrities including Jennifer Lawrence and Kate Upton says the mobile hit job was plotted by multiple people and took months to pull off. Daily Mail's James Nye found the alleged hacker's comment on a 4chan thread early Monday.
New York (AFP) - Former champion Andy Murray defeated France's Jo-Wilfried Tsonga 7-5, 7-5, 6-4 on Monday to reach the quarter-finals of the US Open.
Washington (AFP) - Three US citizens held in North Korea pleaded for their freedom Monday, urging Washington to send an envoy to the isolated authoritarian state to negotiate their release.
Jane Fonda is selling her very, very large Santa Fe ranch for $19.5 million. The actress' 'Forked Lightening Ranch' includes 2,300-deeded acres with over three miles of The Pecos River (one of the "finest trout fisheries in the state") Rocky Mountain terrain, and American ruins.
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