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#IceBucketChallenge leaves Scottish island without water, highlighting worldwide scarcity problem
With the Ice Bucket Challenge going viral worldwide, water scarcity has also come under the spotlight even in water abundant places such as Scotland, where a whole island was cut off from the water supply over the hashtag activism craze.

27.08.2014 23:17

US intelligence: 300 Americans fighting alongside Islamic State
The United States government is tracking as many as 300 Americans supposedly fighting with Islamic State, the jihadist group with a heavy presence in parts of Syria and Iraq, according to senior US officials.

27.08.2014 15:09

Social self-censorship: Twitter, Facebook users don’t share opinions on political issues
Research on how Edward Snowden's explosive leaks were shared on social media has found using Twitter and Facebook may actually encourage self-censorship.

27.08.2014 05:50

Facebook eyes cracking down on ‘click-bait’ headlines
Facebook is contemplating bringing into effect a new policy meaning that websites using irritating “click-bait” headlines will be penalized in favor of stories from friends and pages that users have displayed an active interest in.

26.08.2014 12:09

#RiceBucketChallenge! People donate food, raise drought awareness in ALS-inspired campaigns
The outpouring of enthusiasm over the ‘Ice Bucket Challenge’ has sparked a global reaction with some unexpected twists involving buckets of rice or rubble, diggers tossing manure, and even waterless counter-protests against drought.

26.08.2014 09:46

Opponents of Scottish independence ‘bluffing’ on currency scare, says economist Stiglitz
Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz said the anti-Scottish independence campaign is “bluffing” in its scaremongering over the nation’s currency. His comments underscore a resounding pre-referendum debate victory for Scotland's pro-independence leader.

26.08.2014 08:31

Two Crimean journalists set free by Ukraine's Right Sector - colleague
Two Crimean journalists, including a photo journalist who has worked with AFP, have been released by Right Sector paramilitaries near Zaporozhye in eastern Ukraine, two days after they were detained. The news was disclosed to ITAR-TASS by their editor.

25.08.2014 19:18

Father of suspected 'Jihadi John' awaiting trial for bombing embassies, was a bin Laden lieutenant
The father of the man suspected to be ‘Jihadi John,’ who beheaded journalist James Foley, is awaiting trial in New York for the bombing of two US embassies, which killed a total of 224. He is also accused of being a top lieutenant for Osama bin Laden.

25.08.2014 17:01

British Embassy forced to apologize after throwing White House burning anniversary party
The British Embassy in Washington, DC was forced to issue an apology over the weekend after a social media post celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the burning of the White House raised eyebrows across the web.

25.08.2014 15:38

Rubble Bucket challenge: Palestine reporter adapts craze for Gaza peace
A Palestinian journalist has started a new internet trend in Gaza, “the Rubble Bucket challenge,” playing on the popularity of the “Ice Bucket challenge,” which has conjured up a social media storm.

25.08.2014 12:26

China may unveil homegrown OS rivals to Windows, Google and Apple
​Following revelations of America’s National Security Agency’s global internet surveillance system, combined with a desire to enhance domestic production, China is beating a path towards unveiling its own operating systems in October.

25.08.2014 12:40

120 injured, state of emergency as California hit by largest quake in 25 years
At least 120 people were treated at hospital and a state of emergency was declared in the city of Napa, after California was shaken by a 6.0 magnitude earthquake.

24.08.2014 11:11

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