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June 7, 2016 10:03 AM Car bomb targeting police kills 11, wounds 36 in Istanbul

ISTANBUL A car bomb ripped through a police bus in central Istanbul during the morning rush hour on Tuesday, killing 11 people and wounding 36 near the main tourist district, a major university and the mayor's office. The car was detonated as police buses passed, Istanbul Governor Vasip Sahin told reporters, in the fourth major bombing in Turkey's biggest 10

June 6, 2016 10:57 PM Mirror's Edge: Catalyst Forgets What Made Mirror's Edge So Great

Mirror’s Edge is a modern classic, one of the best games of its (or any other) era, and as much of an anomaly today as it was when it was released in 2008. With its emphasis on movement over combat and its sleek, futuristic cityscape, it doesn’t look, feel or play like any other big budget first-person game. It’s focused almost exclusively on forward 322

June 6, 2016 3:00 PM What Is Ramadan? Six Things to Know About the Muslim Holy Month

Millions of Muslims around the world on Monday marked the start of Ramadan, a month of intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Others will begin fasting a day later, Tuesday, due to a moon-sighting methodology that can lead to different countries declaring the start of Ramadan a day or two apart. The fast is intended to bring the faithful 38

June 5, 2016 5:27 PM Many Muslims to begin fasting for month of Ramadan on Monday

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Millions of Muslims around the world will mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan on Monday, a time marked by intense prayer, dawn-to-dusk fasting and nightly feasts. Saudi Arabia's state TV announced the new moon of Ramadan was spotted Sunday evening. Local media in Indonesia, the world's most populous Muslim country 17

June 4, 2016 6:57 AM Muhammad Ali: A look back on his boxing career milestones

Muhammad Ali's prolific 61-fight career featured bouts that are considered the greatest in history: a trilogy with Joe Frazier that produced "The Fight of the Century" and the "Thrilla in Manila," and the "The Rumble in the Jungle" with George Foreman, among many others. THE HYPE: Liston was the heavyweight champion at the time of the fight. A first-round 62

June 3, 2016 2:25 PM Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson ponders presidential ambition

After conquering professional wrestling and becoming one of the biggest box-office draws in Hollywood, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is pondering new conquests. And he’s thinking about the White House. “I’ll be honest, I haven’t ruled politics out. I’m not being coy when I say that, but at the moment I am not sure. I can’t deny that the thought of being 38

June 2, 2016 8:55 PM LGBT Communities Silenced in HIV Reduction Efforts

LGBT organisations have been excluded from an upcoming UN HIV meeting. Credit: Jorge Luis Baños/ IPS. UNITED NATIONS, Jun 2 2016 (IPS) - Treatment for HIV and AIDS has increased, but key populations including lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities continue to be left behind and even excluded altogether. In a new report, published ahead 61

June 2, 2016 7:50 PM Surprise! The Universe Is Expanding Faster Than Scientists Thought

The universe is expanding 5 to 9 percent faster than astronomers had thought, a new study suggests. "This surprising finding may be an important clue to understanding those mysterious parts of the universe that make up 95 percent of everything and don't emit light, such as dark energy, dark matter and dark radiation," study leader Adam Riess, an astrophysicist 28

June 2, 2016 3:22 PM Death toll mounts as Europe's flood crisis worsens

Thousands have been evacuated and at least ten people killed as western Europe's flood crisis worsens. It's hit the capital Paris and forced the world's most popular museum, the Louvre, to shut down. The rushing water sounds more like a scene from the French countryside, but it's actually running through the centre of Paris. The swollen Seine River is expected 20

June 2, 2016 1:07 PM Martha Bissah's career nosedives as managers haggle over control

Great optimism around gold-winning teenager is withering as the Ghana Athletics Association (GAA) and her managers haggle over control of Martha Bissah’s undisputed potential. Her time of 2:04.90 snatched victory in the 800m final at the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China in August 2014. An enchanted TV Commentator at the Youth Olympics said, "Martha Bissah 27