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Press freedom declines in US and globally, report says

CNN - ‎6 minutes ago‎
(CNN) Press freedom in the United States and across the world is at its lowest point in 13 years, according to a new report by the independent watchdog group Freedom House.

Facing backlash on killings, Duterte to find solace in ASEAN

New Zealand Herald - ‎10 hours ago‎
MANILA, Philippines (AP) " When Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hosts a summit of Southeast Asian leaders this weekend, the spotlight will be on him.
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Boko Haram leaves cruel legacy of trauma and starvation

New Era - ‎13 hours ago‎
Lay counsellors are being trained to assist a handful of psychiatrists to deal with the minds of Nigerians racked by Boko Haram terror.
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Watch Chris Pratt Solve A Rubik's Cube While Quizzed About Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 - ‎9 minutes ago‎
As the stars of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 begin making the rounds to different outlets in promotion of the latest Marvel Studios blockbuster, many interviewers have taken to the film's '80's theme.
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Google and Facebook duped in huge 'scam'

BBC News - ‎12 hours ago‎
Google and Facebook have confirmed that they fell victim to an alleged $100m (£77m) scam. In March, it was reported that a Lithuanian man had been charged over an email phishing attack against "two US-based internet companies" who were not named at ...
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Industrialisation is the way, says Namibian President: 'Change mentality, work together'

Chronicle - ‎1 hour ago‎
THE Namibian President Cde Hage Geingob (centre) admires the furniture gift they are sitting on, of a table and six chairs, he was given by the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) company after he officially opened this year's Trade Fair yesterday.
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Nigeria releases Biafra separatist leader Kanu on bail

Nasdaq - ‎2 hours ago‎
ABUJA, April 28 (Reuters) - The leader of a group calling for the secession of an area in southeast Nigeria, formerly known as Biafra, was released on bail on Friday after being detained for nearly two years, his lawyer said.
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Governor Wike donates 8 gunboats to Nigerian Navy (Photos)

NAIJ.COM - ‎1 hour ago‎
Rivers Governor Nyesom Wike has donated eight gunboats to the Nigerian Navy in the oil-rich state's effort to boost the security on its waterways.
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Tanzania sacks 9900 government staffers

Gulf Times - ‎4 hours ago‎
Tanzanian President John Magufuli has ordered the immediate dismissal of more than 9,900 civil servants after a nationwide verification of academic credentials uncovered workers with forged school and college certificates.
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Zuma's birthday highlights South Africa's disparities – Mandela's granddaughter

News24 - ‎3 hours ago‎
Cape Town - Former president Nelson Mandela's granddaughter, Ndileka Mandela, on Friday sharply criticised President Jacob Zuma, saying she became uncomfortable with the ANC government when she started her Thembekile Mandela Foundation in ...
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British Breast Surgeon 'Played God' With Unnecessary Surgeries

TIME - ‎5 hours ago‎
(LONDON) - A prominent breast surgeon whose victims accused him of playing God with their lives faces a life sentence after a jury convicted him Friday of carrying out unnecessary operations that maimed some of his victims for life.
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United Blunder Prompts Airlines to Throw Cash at Their Problems

Bloomberg - ‎4 hours ago‎
United reached a settlement with a passenger who was dragged off a plane and bloodied. It also said it would pay as much as $10,000 to passengers who agree to give up their spots, following a similar move by Delta.
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OPEC Continues to Influence Oil Markets While the Market Awaits an Update

Forbes - ‎1 hour ago‎
In 2017, U.S. crude oil inventories have increased for nine consecutive weeks to start the year. Rising U.S. inventories have created concerns that OPEC production cuts were not happening.
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Why an extension of the OPEC deal matters

Arab News - ‎2 hours ago‎
May 25 is getting closer. It is the date when the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) will decide on whether it wants to adhere to the current production cuts agreed last November.
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Uber responds to critics with British benefit package for drivers

The Star Online - ‎18 hours ago‎
Uber said it would help fund a programme which provides benefits to those workers also willing to contribute. - Reuters. LONDON: Drivers working for Uber in Britain will be able to access illness and injury cover under a new scheme from the San ...
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'Mario Kart 8 Deluxe' is the Nintendo's first victory lap on the Switch

Digital Trends - ‎28 minutes ago‎
The Sega Dreamcast didn't die for a lack of good games, but many of the gems that launched on Sega's final console, like Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, and Seaman, never got the love they deserved.
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How to make your own NES Classic Mini using Raspberry Pi - ‎8 hours ago‎
Nintendo has discontinued its NES Classic Mini. WIRED shows you how to build your own emulation console. By K.G Orphanides. 12:00 PM.
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Apple Loop: New iPhone 7S Leaks, Disappointing iPhone 8 Delay, Microsoft Surface Vs MacBook Pro

Forbes - ‎41 minutes ago‎
Taking a look back at another week of news from Cupertino, this week's Apple Loop includes which new iPhone will get an OLED screen, production issues with the iPhone 8, more details on the iPhone 7S, discounts on the MacBook Pro, Apple's role as ...
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Sorry, Emma Watson, But Beauty and the Beast 2 Should Be About Belle Getting Guillotined in the French Revolution

Gizmodo - ‎3 hours ago‎
The live-action Beauty and the Beast movie has made over $1-billion, meaning a sequel is probably a near-guarantee. Disney probably won't use their direct-to-video animated movie sequels (e.
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Toure: United celebrating shows City's rise

ESPN FC - ‎2 hours ago‎
Pep Guardiola says he'll ask Yaya Toure to repeat his goalscoring heroics of Manchester City's FA Cup semifinal in 2011. Yaya Toure and Leroy Sane have fun in training and Fabian Delph struggles with some green screen lines.
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Premier League basement battle hots up

Namibian - ‎5 hours ago‎
LONDON - While the race for the Premier League title has become a contest solely between leaders Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur, the battle to beat the drop is a more complicated affair.
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Liverpool midfielder Emre Can: Top 4 battle down to final game

Tribal Football - ‎12 hours ago‎
Liverpool midfielder Emre Can concedes their top four finish will likely go to the final game of the season. The 23-year-old insists his focus is solely on their remaining four league matches and ensuring Liverpool secure a Champions League spot.
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Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko: KO king faces legend

Daily Mail - ‎2 hours ago‎
The first time Anthony Joshua went to Wembley he was a lad looking for belts. As he returns he will be doing much the same. The difference is that the belts he is after now are harder to come by, even more garish and his quest will be watched by a 90 ...
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Time travel is 'possible' -- mathematically anyway

CNET - ‎1 hour ago‎
The math backs up Doctor Who's favorite means of travel. TARDIS image by Sceptre, CC BY-SA 2.5; Boomerang Nebula image by ESA/NASA, public domain.
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The Climate Change Deniers in Congress

VICE - ‎2 hours ago‎
What would you think if your government didn't believe in gravity? If your senator alleged that, because they couldn't see it, perhaps it didn't exist.
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Mystery Illness Kills 11 in Liberia One Year After End of Ebola Outbreak - ‎3 hours ago‎
GENEVA - Eleven people have died and five are in the hospital, Liberian officials said on Friday, after contracting a mystery illness the World Health Organisation (WHO) said was linked to attendance at the funeral of a religious leader.
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The gym class where nodding off is the new working out

BBC News - ‎8 hours ago‎
What if you could go to the gym and swap spinning for sleeping? David Lloyd health clubs are offering "napercise" classes this weekend aimed, predominantly, at exhausted parents.
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E-cigarettes do NOT cause cancer

Daily Mail - ‎8 hours ago‎
E-cigarettes are everywhere with many smokers relying on so-called vaping to satisfy their nicotine cravings. Although e-cigarettes do not produce smoke, their nicotine content has left some users worried as to whether their vapour may damage DNA and ...
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Sinn Féin to call for National Maternity Hospital's independence

Irish Times - ‎6 hours ago‎
Sinn Féin will call on the Government to ensure the new National Maternity Hospital (NMH) has “legally-guaranteed independence” from all non-medical influence when the Dáil returns next week.