Rick Perry: Republicans must reach out to black voters

Washington -- Former Texas Governor Rick Perry said Thursday that Republicans have lost their "moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln" after having given up on trying to win the support of African-Americans. Perry, who declared his presidential bid

Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh spoke of efforts to improve relationship with …

Adelaide Crows coach Phil Walsh recently spoke of his efforts to rebuild his relationships with his son and daughter after concentrating too much of his time on his AFL career. Walsh was stabbed to death at his Somerton Park home in the early hours of ...

BP reaches £12bn record settlement over Gulf oil spill

British Petroleum has agreed to pay the largest settlement by a single company in US history over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. The deal, which is still awaiting approval, will be worth $18.7bn (£12bn). Over 125 million gallons of oil were spilt into ...

Presidential run may be one of Trump’s costlier business decisions

Running for president may turn out to be one of Donald Trump's more costly business decisions. Fallout from Trump's disparaging comments about Mexican immigrants continued Thursday as left-leaning groups pressed businesses to sever ties with the real ...

In uphill 2016 bid, Jim Webb brings conservative bent to Democratic field

Former Virginia senator Jim Webb announced Thursday that he will run for president, setting himself on an uphill trek for the Democratic nomination with little national name recognition and scant financial support. Webb adds a decidedly more ...

What is America’s new military strategy?

AMERICA'S new military strategy singles out states like China and Russia as aggressive and threatening to US security interests, while warning of growing technological challenges and worsening global stability. A sombre report released Wednesday by ...

Iftar dinner invites multi-faith Ottawa community to live out Muslim tradition

Lisa Duchene, photographed at last year's Harmony Iftar Dinner, participated in the first event seven years ago when a small group of 40 friends broke fast during Ramadan. Now, the event brings out more than 400 people. Samantha Wright Allen / Ottaw

UN says Burundi did not hold fair election, human rights violated

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Burundi's parliamentary elections on Monday were not fair or free and human rights were violated, the United Nations said on Thursday. In Washington, the State Department said the United States suspended several securit

Singapore sends condolences to Indonesia over Medan military plane crash

Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong has written to Indonesian President Joko Widodo to convey his condolences over the military plane crash in Medan. "I was saddened to hear of the tragic crash of the military plane in Medan,'' Mr Lee said in th

Cash-strapped UN food agency reduces help to Syrian refugees

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United Nations' food agency chief says the World Food Program is cutting back on assistance to thousands of Syrian refugees after an appeal for a ceasefire to help Syrians feed themselves went unheeded. The WF

More tough talks ahead as US, Cuba seek to normalize relations

July 20 is the date when the United States and Cuba officially restore diplomatic ties. But that moment, historic as it is after a break of more than five decades, doesn't mean the tough conversations are over. Full normalization between the two ...

Tunisia attack: Minute’s silence to be held for victims

A minute's silence will be held across the UK at midday to remember the 38 people - including 30 Britons - killed in the Tunisia beach attack a week ago. Flags will be flown at half-mast over Whitehall and Buckingham Palace, while play at Wimbledon ...

The iPhone 6S is hard to show off as it looks exactly like the...

That's why people who buy the highly anticipated iPhone 6S, which is expected to be released this autumn, might be a little disappointed. Photos released by 9to5Mac.com suggest the upcoming phone will have many new features and upgrades, but sadly it ...

MasterCard is testing a new way for you to pay with your face

MasterCard announced on Thursday that it's looking to add a layer of biometric security to its credit cards and all user will need to do is simply take a selfie. The system will create a digitized map of your face, convert that map into a hash and

Anki Overdrive is a toy racetrack with the feel of a video game

Anki Overdrive is a vehicular combat game with one slight distinction from more familiar titles like Twisted Metal or Jak X: Combat Racing. Anki Overdrive is not a video game. Integrating concepts from popular science-fiction racing games, Anki ...

Fossil of lizard that walked on water found

WASHINGTON: Scientists have discovered a 48-million-year-old fossil of a 'Jesus lizard', known for its ability to walk on water, in the US State of Wyoming. Modern relatives of the Jesus lizard live in an area stretching from central Mexico to northern ...

DNA sequencing shows how woolly mammoths got that way

In what is being called the "most comprehensive" study of its kind, a team from the University of Chicago claims that it has revealed the massive amount of genetic change needed for woolly mammoths to adapt to their arctic environment. The study, whi

Oceans face ‘acidification crisis’

Scientists have warned that marine life will be irreversibly changed unless CO2 emissions are drastically cut. Writing in Science, experts say the oceans are heating, losing oxygen and becoming more acidic because of CO2. They warn that the 2C maximu

New Horizons spacecraft sees strange black spots on Pluto’s equator

Recent images taken by NASA's New Horizons spacecraft reveal four mysterious dark spots that appear to be evenly spaced along Pluto's equator. lRelated NASA's New Horizons spacecraft zooms in on Pluto · Science · NASA's New Horizons spacecraft ...

Sprint, T-Mobile chiefs duke it out on Twitter

The CEOs of Sprint and T-Mobile locked horns Thursday in a flurry of hostile tweets, with each accusing the other of over-hyping and misrepresenting their service plans. “I am so tired of your Uncarrier bulls–t when you are worse than the other two ...

Sea horse’s square tail could inspire future armored robots

With an equine head and a prehensile tail, the sea horse seems as odd as it is adorable -- but these strange little creatures are tougher than they look. Scientists studying the animal's square-shaped tail have discovered that it's better able to ...