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November 2, 2017 4:00 PM New Orangutan Species Identified in Indonesian Rain Forest

Orangutans are an endangered species, with populations in some areas critically endangered. The new species, Pongo tapanuliensis, or the Tapanuli orangutan, was described as living only in an area of forest about 425 square miles in size. The team researching the Tapanuli orangutan contends that it’s the most endangered of all surviving great apes, with only about 4296

October 19, 2017 4:59 PM China’s auto brands poised for the Next Big Leap

The most striking aspect of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s speech in Beijing on Wednesday was its astonishing length at over three hours, which got attention on social media. Yet, the significant aspect about his address at the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party was his intent to take China to the next level of growth. For a country that is already 234

October 18, 2017 7:20 AM Ed Sheeran cancels Asia tour dates after cycling accident

Ed Sheeran says he is "unable to perform live concerts for the immediate future" after breaking his arm in a cycling accident. The star came off his bike, reportedly after being struck by a car, at the weekend. "A visit to my doctors confirmed fractures in my right wrist and left elbow," he said on Instagram, alongside a picture of his arm in a cast. So far, dates 132

October 14, 2017 11:54 PM Felabration revisits Fela’s Pan-Africanism ideals

The ideals and ideas propelled by the Afrobeat exponent, Fela Anikulapo Kuti through his music and other public outings were highlighted in a lecture delivered in Lagos by Professor Patrick Loch Otieno Lumumba last week. The theme was The Fela Debates and The Pan-African Dream. It was part of Felabration for this year. Edozie Udeze reports. It was truly 137

October 13, 2017 12:26 PM Oppo F5 India Launch Set for for November 2: Expected Specifications

Chinese handset maker Oppo has started sending media invites confirming F5 smartphone India launch on November 2. As expected, the all-new Oppo F5 will be featuring a display with 18:9 aspect ratio. The new Oppo smartphone, much like other devices from the company, will be targeted at selfie-obsessed users. The media invite shows thin bezels of the upcoming 69

October 12, 2017 9:43 AM Pangolin trade forces Ghana to look at new wildlife laws

Ghana is facing calls to update its laws on wildlife crime after fears the country has become a transit route for the illegal trade in pangolin scales. More than 31,000 kilograms (68,000 pounds) of scales from the nocturnal mammal have been seized across the world this year, according to the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW). In May and June, two major 168

October 8, 2017 10:31 PM Hamilton full of praise for Mercedes after lead grows

Lewis Hamilton insists it is beyond belief that he finds himself closing in on a fourth world title after his victory at the Japanese Grand Prix. The Mercedes driver held off a late surge from Max Verstappen to win in Suzuka and open up a 59-point gap on his main championship rival Sebastian Vettel – who retired with a spark plug failure 117

October 1, 2017 1:26 PM This is the Huawei Mate 10 Pro

The Huawei Mate 10 and its higher spec Mate 10 Pro will be announced in less than 3 weeks from now. If you’re eager to see what the best of Huawei’s flagship would look like, we’ve finally gotten a peek thanks to famous leakster @evleaks. As expected, the Mate 10 Pro gets an 18:9 Full View display which dominates the whole front. From the looks of it, the Mate 10 Pro will have its fingerprint 39

September 30, 2017 10:40 AM Malaysia GP Qualifying: Lewis Hamilton first, Sebastian Vettel last

19 places between the two title contenders after Vettel stopped by engine; Hamilton edges out Raikkonen, with Verstappen third Lewis Hamilton claimed a brilliant Malaysia GP pole position to fully capitalise on Sebastian Vettel's latest title setback as the Ferrari driver qualified last amid engine woe. Vettel and Ferrari had appeared favourites for pole after 205

September 13, 2017 12:07 AM News Wrap: North Korea warns U.S. over UN sanctions

JOHN YANG: In the day’s other news: North Korea rejected a new set of U.N. sanctions over its nuclear and missile programs. The Security Council banned the North’s exports of textiles and capped its imports of crude oil. In response, Pyongyang warned today that, “The United States will suffer the greatest pain in its history.” At a White House meeting 108