November 25th @ 3:44 PM GMT
Yahoo! Beijing (AFP) - A powerful 6.5 magnitude quake rocked a mountainous area of far western China Friday night, the US Geological Survey reported, in a zone often plagued with seismic activity. (Top Stories)
November 25th @ 10:18 PM GMT
Yahoo! A powerful 6.5-magnitude quake rocked a mountainous area of far western China Friday night, with one person killed when a house collapsed in a region often plagued with seismic activity. The tremor struck southern Xinjiang, a vast region bordering central Asia, at a relatively shallow depth of 12 kilometres (seven miles), the US Geological Survey said. Pakistani authorities said the quake had been felt in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the National Disaster Management Auth... (Top Stories)
November 27th @ 8:11 AM GMT
SlashDot When it comes to VR ports of popular games, ''Doom 3's fluid weapon handling, interactivity, and general creepiness put it in a different class entirely,'' writes Motherboard. An anonymous reader quotes their report:Using the graphically enhanced ''BFG'' version of 2004's Doom 3, the mod from ''Codes4Fun'' skillfully ports to game to the HTC Vive, generally making it look as though it was designed for the platform all along. Swedish YouTuber SweViver recently posted a video sh... (Technology)
November 28th @ 2:54 AM GMT
SlashDot schwit1 quotes a report from Zero Hedge on Great Britain's newly-enacted ''snoopers' charter'':For those who missed our original reports, here is the new law in a nutshell: it requires telecom companies to keep records of all users' web activity for a year, creating databases of personal information that the firms worry could be vulnerable to leaks and hackers. Civil liberties groups say the law establishes mass surveillance of British citizens, following innocent internet users from... (Technology)
November 27th @ 11:59 AM GMT
Yahoo! Spanish police have arrested a Spanish citizen in Madrid on suspicion of belonging to Islamic State, the Interior Ministry said on Sunday. The ministry said the man of Palestinian origin planned on joining the jhadist group in Syria. The accused is resident in the province of Las Palmas on the Spanish Canary Islands. (World)
November 27th @ 5:18 AM GMT
AP He overthrew a strongman, brought his country free health care and education, and enlisted Cubans in what he called fights for freedom from Central America to South Africa. Fidel Castro also maintained a steel grip at home, jailing dissidents and gays, controlling freedom of travel and expression and declaring virtually any activity outside his control to be illegitimate. (World)
November 25th @ 12:29 PM GMT
Yahoo! The far-right mayor of a Hungarian village says councilors have voted to ban the construction of mosques and the activity of muezzins, as well as the use of veils and headscarves like burqas, chadors and burkinis worn by Muslim women. (World)