When you think of the world's most prosperous shopping streets, you probably don't think of Greece. But back before the double whammy of the 2008 financial crisis and 2010-2012 eurozone crisis, Athens was home to some of the most prime retail space on the planet.
Beirut (AFP) - The Islamic State group has beheaded two women in Syria on accusations of "sorcery," the first such execution of women in Syria, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitor said Tuesday.
Juba (AFP) - South Sudan's army raped then torched girls alive inside their homes during a recent campaign notable for its "new brutality and intensity", a UN rights report said Tuesday.
Sydney (AFP) - The cricket World Cup co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand this year was the most popular ever and generated Aus$1.1 billion (US$844 million) in economic benefits, an official analysis showed Tuesday.
Good morning! Here's the tech news you need to know today. 1. Apple Music is set for release today. To use it, iPhone and iPad users will need to download and install a new iOS update, iOS 8.4, which will also become available today. 2. Music recognition app Shazam has launched new social features that let people "follow" musicians. Pitbull, Calvin Harris, Wiz Khalifa, Coldplay, One Direction and Usher are launching profiles on the mobile app, letting fans see what they're listening to.
Plus500, the troubled trading firm that was hit with regulator woes last month, has weathered the storm and come out the other side.
Sydney (AFP) - Australian zookeepers Tuesday said they had successfully fostered an orphaned tree kangaroo with a surrogate wallaby in a rare case after its mother was crushed by a branch.
Ocado, the "Amazon of food" and one of Britain's most exciting tech companies, unveiled an 18.2% rise in revenue for the 24 weeks ending May 17, to £507.7 million ($798.4 million).
Jakarta (AFP) - An Indonesian military transport plane crashed Tuesday shortly after take-off in a city on Sumatra island, an official said, with the plane exploding in a ball of flames.
Tokyo (AFP) - Shares in Sony plunged 8.25 percent on Tuesday after the Japanese electronics giant announced plans to raise $3.6 billion through stock and bond sales.
Good morning! Here are 10 things you need to know in markets today. The EU has made a last-minute offer to Athens in a bid to reach a bailout agreement before the deadline expires later today.
Hello! Here's what you need to know for Tuesday. 1. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker offered Greece a last-minute bailout deal before a major debt payment is due Tuesday, though it's not clear if Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will accept the terms.
Hong Kong (AFP) - Most Asian markets edged higher Tuesday, enjoying a slight recovery after the previous day's rout, with Greece just hours away from default, while Shanghai's suffered more sharp losses.
The market for food apps is exploding. Every day it seems like there's another mobile app that can deliver your next meal or get your groceries.
Last summer, the New York Knicks faced a difficult decision with Carmelo Anthony. Anthony was a free agent, and the Knicks had to decide whether to re-sign him or try to get something back for him in a trade if he decided to leave for a contender.
Tokyo (AFP) - Two people were feared dead Tuesday after an apparent suicide attempt on board a moving shinkansen bullet train in Japan, a spokesman for operator JR Central told AFP.
Sydney (AFP) - Performance artist Marina Abramovic is known for putting her body on the line -- from cutting herself, to walking thousands of kilometres along China's Great Wall, to having a loaded gun pointed at her head.
Vienna (AFP) - Iran's foreign minister was due back in Vienna Tuesday accompanied by top advisors and bearing guidance from Tehran that major powers hope will seal marathon negotiations for a historic nuclear deal.
Sanaa (AFP) - At least 28 people, including eight women, were killed in an attack against the residence of two leaders of the Shiite Huthi rebels in Sanaa on Monday night, a Yemeni medical source said.
Uber’s financial performance is shakier than previous reports suggested, based on the leaked numbers reported by Bloomberg on Tuesday. The numbers, which Bloomberg said were part of a term sheet for a bond offering that Uber is planning, provide a rare glimpse into the popular ride-hailing business’ money-making machine.