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A Court Has Rejected the 'Monkey Selfie' Lawsuit Seeking Animal Rights to Photographs

A Court Has Rejected the 'Monkey Selfie' Lawsuit Seeking Animal Rights to Photographs

(SAN FRANCISCO) — A U.S. appeals court on Monday favored humans over animals in a novel copyright lawsuit filed over a series of entertaining selfies taken by a monkey with a toothy grin. U.S. copyright law does not allow lawsuits that seek to give animals the rights to photographs or other original work, the 9th […]

Israel Denies Mossad Gunned Down Palestinian In Kuala Lumpur

Israel Denies Mossad Gunned Down Palestinian In Kuala Lumpur

Israel has denied that Mossad was behind the assassination of a Palestinian scientist in Malaysia on Saturday. Fadi Mohammad al-Batsh, 35, was shot dead by motorcycle gunmen in a suburb of Kuala Lumpur while on his way to dawn prayers at his local mosque. Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman has dismissed suggestions that Israel was […]

Britons killed in Saudi Arabia coach crash

Britons killed in Saudi Arabia coach crash

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The British Nationals had been to Mecca on an Umra pilgrimage Four British people have died and 12 others have been hurt in a coach crash in Saudi Arabia, a travel firm says. Those killed were from Blackburn and Preston, in Lancashire, travelling from Mecca on an Umra pilgrimage. Blackburn-based […]

Iran Says US Will 'Not Expect' What Happens If Trump Leaves Nuclear Deal

Iran Says US Will 'Not Expect' What Happens If Trump Leaves Nuclear Deal

Iran said Saturday it is prepared for a potential U.S. exit from a landmark nuclear agreement, but warned there would be consequences that President Donald Trump and his administration may not have anticipated. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani railed against Trump’s potential decision to withdraw the U.S. from the 2015 deal, which could happen as early […]

Kim: North Korea no longer needs nuclear tests, state-run media reports

Kim: North Korea no longer needs nuclear tests, state-run media reports

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No-go zone grows as volcano erupts for 1st time in 250 years

No-go zone grows as volcano erupts for 1st time in 250 years

TOKYO — A volcano in southern Japan has erupted for the first time in 250 years, and authorities set up a no-go zone around the mountain. Mount Io spewed smoke and ash high into the sky Thursday in its first eruption since 1768. Japan’s Meteorological Agency on Friday expanded a no-go zone to the entire […]

Queen drafted to charm ex-colonies into post-Brexit free trade

Queen drafted to charm ex-colonies into post-Brexit free trade

Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Suzanne Plunkett. Queen Elizabeth looks out of her carriage as she returns from the Houses of Parliament in London on Nov. 6, 2007. Queen Elizabeth looks out of her carriage as she returns from the Houses of Parliament in London on Nov. 6, 2007. Photo: Bloomberg Photo By Suzanne Plunkett. Queen […]

Bitcoin heist suspect flees Iceland on flight carrying PM: state broadcaster

Bitcoin heist suspect flees Iceland on flight carrying PM: state broadcaster

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) – An Icelandic man arrested on suspicion of stealing about 600 computers used to mine the cryptocurrency Bitcoin escaped prison and fled the country on a commercial flight to Sweden, Icelandic state broadcaster RUV said on Wednesday. FILE PHOTO: A copy of bitcoin standing on PC motherboard is seen in this illustration picture, […]

Taiwan leader says island secure ahead of China drills

Taiwan leader says island secure ahead of China drills

Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen reassured residents that the island was secure Tuesday, a day before China is set to hold live-fire drills in the narrow strait that separates the two. Tsai spoke to reporters as she left for Swaziland, one of Taiwan’s few remaining international allies that has not been wooed away by an ascendant […]

China's Quarterly Growth Comes In (Again) At 6.8 Percent

China's Quarterly Growth Comes In (Again) At 6.8 Percent

People look at a display of Lego creations at Hamleys toy store during its grand opening in Beijing last year. Exports remain strong for China, but consumption now accounts for 80 percent of the economy’s growth. Mark Schiefelbein/AP hide caption toggle caption Mark Schiefelbein/AP People look at a display of Lego creations at Hamleys toy […]