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The United Nations has officially embraced the drone. Unarmed surveillance drones are being deployed over the Democratic Republic of Congo to monitor rebel activity near the borders of Rwanda and Uganda, the BBC reported.
A 69-year-old British woman and her 74-year-old husband were ordered Wednesday to pay damages to a gay couple after the U.K. Supreme Court ruled they wrongfully kept the couple from staying in their Christian-based bed-and-breakfast.
This year, fan favorite "Doctor Who" turns 50 — and fans had a whole lot to celebrate with a special live broadcast featuring multiple doctors over the weekend.
The speed at which children run has slowed down over the course of a generation, according to research involving millions of children in dozens of countries. Experts say the decline has been fairly consistent across decades.
British Prime Minister David Cameron has a euphemism for British men who will have to admit to their wives that the family will be using the "opt in" request that Internet service providers will be required to foist upon customers using adult websites in 2014: a "discussion."
The race card has been played so often over the five years of the Obama administration that it's fraying at the edges. We haven't seen and heard it played quite so often lately as Obamacare crashed and burned. Everyone feels the same pain. But Oprah Winfrey, the billionaire black diva from Chicago, is trying to preserve it. She explained to an interviewer for the BBC the other day how she thinks the opposition to the president's radical politics works. "There's a level of disrespect for the office that occurs," Miss Winfrey said, "and that occurs, in some cases, and maybe even many cases, because he's African-American."
A gunman entered the offices of a Paris newspaper, known for its left-wing bent, and opened fire, hitting and seriously injuring a photographer's assistant.
In what’s shaping to become a crucial test of Internet freedom, a French court has ordered the world’s best-known search engine, Google, to remove all links and evidence of images of a former British Formula 1 boss partying with prostitutes.
Union workers in Greece have launched a 24-hour strike over the government’s ongoing austerity cuts, bringing the nation to a virtual halt.
The names of 20,000 would-be sexual predators have been passed on to police after a Dutch children's charity set up a fake profile posing as a 10-year-old Filipina girl.
A website hacking group, Anonymous Indonesia, claimed to have broken into 170-plus Internet sites affiliated with Australian businesses and organizations in retaliation for reports of government spying with American intelligence.
Now that the darker holidays of Halloween and Mexico's Day of the Dead have ceased, families across the globe have another (and brighter) holiday to celebrate: Diwali.
Barclays bank has suspended six traders amid an investigation into whether international currency markets were rigged, the BBC, the Financial Times and other outlets reported Saturday.
Secretary of State John Kerry said in most cases the U.S. surveillance of foreign sources has left the world a safer places, but in others — America's spy agencies may have gone a little too far.
Four female lawmakers in Turkey attended a parliamentary session on Thursday wearing headscarves for the first time in 14 years after a ban on the Islamic dress was lifted in September.