ISIS is threatening to “immediately” kill a Jordanian hostage if Iraqi Sajida al-Rishawi is not delivered for a swap on the Turkish border by Thursday at sunset, according to unverified audio attributed to Japanese hostage Kenji Goto.
A smartphone marketed as the most anti-surveillance, NSA-proof personal device – the BlackPhone – has been found vulnerable to a simple SMS attack that allows the hacker to steal contacts, decrypt messages, and even take full control of the device.
Cuban leader Raul Castro has called on the US to end the economic embargo against the country and demanded that Guantanamo Bay be returned to Cuba as relations between the two nations undergo a historic thaw.
Residents of towns along the frontline in eastern Ukraine have been living in constant fear ever since full-scale fighting resumed there. RT’s Roman Kosarev has spoken to those trying to survive in the very heart of the conflict zone.
Innovative energy policy that promotes turning plants into fuel turns out to be quite controversial. It requires the use of agricultural land with little positive impact on the greenhouse effect, according to a new report from a global research group.
A partial skull unearthed in the Manot Cave in Israel's West Galilee has given paleontologists the first key evidence that modern humans co-inhabited the area with Neanderthals with whom they possibly interbred up to 55,000 years ago.
Artificial intelligence poses a real threat to humankind, Bill Gates warns, and he “does not understand” those who are not concerned with this notion. But Microsoft’s head of research, Eric Horvitz, says the fears are exaggerated.
The water level at Lake Baikal, the world's deepest body of freshwater, is at its lowest in decades and nearing a critical threshold, authorities in Russia's Irkutsk region warn. Residents are advised to cut down their water and electricity consumption.
A book by French philosopher Voltaire, written in 1763 about the dangers of religious fanaticism, is ascending France's bestseller lists. The surge in sales comes just weeks after extremist attacks left 17 people dead in Paris.
Friends are the most accurate readers of our potentially fatal habits. A study has found that our pals are more likely to predict when we'll die and if we'll get ill, since we're often blind to our own traits.
Millions of pictures, videos, and other files downloaded online globally are being watched by Canada's electronic spy agency CSE, says the latest mass surveillance report based on documents leaked by Edward Snowden.