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June 1, 2016 4:50 PM EgyptAir plane's black box signals detected by French ship

A French company has confirmed that its special undersea search ship has detected signals from one of the black box flight recorders on the EgyptAir flight that crashed into the Mediterranean Sea last month. Alseamar said the Laplace ship started searching for the signals at midday on Tuesday, and "less than 24 hours were necessary ... to locate signals 62

May 31, 2016 3:03 AM Search Continues for Missing Japanese Boy Abandoned in Mountains by Parents as 'Punishment'

A 7-year-old boy has been reported missing for two days after his parents left him near the mountain range of Nanae-cho, Hokkaido in northern Japan on Saturday, according to the Hokkaido Prefectural Police. Over 150 members of the local police and fire departments, along with rescue teams, have been searching for Yamato Tanooka after his parents left him in the mountain 17

May 30, 2016 10:05 PM Great Barrier Reef dominates election campaigning

Day 22 of the federal election campaign saw the opposition leader return to Queensland, while the Prime Minister made a second visit to western Sydney with promises of more funding for an initiative linking schools with private business. An environmental icon may have been the big winner of today's announcements. Both the coalition and Labor admit saving 27

May 30, 2016 9:49 PM Abandoned as punishment, a 7-year-old Japanese boy disappears in bear-infested woods

It was supposed to be a form of punishment, a particularly harsh and memorable kind. But by the time Yamato Tanooka's parents came looking for him after intentionally abandoning the 7-year-old in the woods in northern Japan for several minutes, the boy was missing. “The parents left the boy in the mountains as punishment,” a police spokesman told the Japan 29

May 30, 2016 7:48 AM Mexican police mount big hunt for kidnapped football player

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico — Federal and state forces mounted a big search operation Sunday for Mexican soccer star Alan Pulido, who was abducted in the crime-plagued northern border state of Tamaulipas. The 25-year-old Pulido is a forward for Olympiakos of Greece and was part of Mexico’s 2014 World Cup team, though he wasn’t called up for the Copa America 19

May 27, 2016 12:51 PM Oracle loses massive fair use case against Google, Android

For the past six years, Oracle has pursued copyright and patent infringement claims against Google over the use of Java APIs within Android. The case has bounced around through multiple courts — the patent issues were resolved with zero damages, but the copyright claims were dismissed in favor of Google before a federal court reversed that verdict. Over the last few weeks 21

May 26, 2016 7:11 AM Ghanaian delegation explores investment prospects in Mexico

gipcA 14-member high profile Ghanaian delegation is in Mexico on an investment promotion mission, organised by the Ghana Investment Promotion Centre (GIPC) in collaboration with the Embassy of Mexico in Ghana. The delegation, led by Mrs. Mawuena Trebarh, Chief Executive Officer of the GIPC, comprises businesses in the security, furniture, advertising 19

May 26, 2016 5:22 AM 'Work for a better life for all in Africa'

Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, the chairwoman of the AU on Wednesday said Africa Day was a time to reflect on achievements and also to aspire for a better life for all Africans. “On this historic day of May 25, celebrating the 53rd anniversary of the foundation of our beloved continental organisation, the Organisation of African Unity (OAU), now the African 29

May 24, 2016 9:27 PM Ads Coming to Google Maps

Google teased "promoted pins for nearby coffee shops, gas stations, or lunch spots" on Maps. In what was probably an inevitable move, ads are coming to Google Maps. In a longer blog post about its AdWords platform, Google announced that it is "experimenting with a variety of ad formats on Maps that make it easier for users to find businesses as they navigate 36

May 24, 2016 7:36 AM MS804 did NOT swerve or lose altitude before it vanished, says Egypt air traffic official – as hundreds attend memorial service for the 66 victims at Cairo mosque

Doomed Flight MS804 did not swerve or lose altitude before it disappeared off radar, the head of Egypt's state-run provider of air navigation services has said. The comments by Ehab Azmy, head of the National Air Navigation Services Company, challenged an earlier account by Greece's defence minister. Mr Azmy said that in the minutes before the EgyptAir 46