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June 9, 2016 2:45 PM Report finds 10-year deterioration in global peacefulness

A continued global spike in terrorism and ongoing conflict in the Middle East highlight the drop in worldwide peace found in 2015, although most countries saw improvements over the past year. A new report shows increasing conflict and terrorism in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as most countries outside that region are becoming more peaceful 16

June 9, 2016 1:15 PM Global violence cost you $1,876 in 2015

Violence, globally, cost each individual on earth $1,876 in 2015, or 13.3 percent of the world's gross domestic product (GDP), according to a new report by the Institute of Economics and Peace (IEP). That's a staggering total of $13.6 trillion - the equivalent of 11 times the size of global foreign direct investment. And in the last ten years, the economic 12

June 9, 2016 1:18 AM Mark Zuckerberg will answer your questions in his first-ever Facebook Live Q&A

Mark Zuckerberg is doing his bit to promote his company’s push into livestreaming by hosting a Q&A on Facebook Live. In a short video post that was shared from his account on Wednesday, the Facebook founder and CEO announced the live chat broadcast in a rather quiet fashion. The clip features a simple typed-out message on a black background stating the time and date of the event 29

June 8, 2016 7:49 AM Thailand, Belarus, Armenia eliminate mother-child HIV spread

syndication.ap.orgFILE - In this June 17, 2004, file photo, an HIV-positive mother plays with her son, who did not contract the virus from her, in Phetchaburi province, south of Bangkok. Thailand has become the first country in Asia to eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization announced Tuesday, June 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Sakchai 20

June 7, 2016 7:53 PM Eyewitness News — New research finds low risk of Zika virus at Olympics

CHICAGO – New research attempting to calculate the risk of the Zika virus at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro may reassure organisers and many of the more than 500,000 athletes and fans expected to travel to the epicenter of the epidemic. Controversy about the global gathering in August has grown as more about the disease becomes known. The mosquito-borne 35

June 7, 2016 3:19 PM Gabby Douglas Is Right About Zika. Olympians Shouldn’t Skip Rio out of Fear

The risk of Zika is not big enough to warrant skipping the games. Gymnast Gabby Douglas competes on Saturday in Hartford, Connecticut. Douglas is setting a brave example by vowing to attend the Rio Olympics despite the threat of Zika. When Muhammad Ali, Olympic and World Champion and the greatest boxer in the history of the sport, overcame the profound 10

June 7, 2016 2:20 PM Istanbul car bombing kills 11

Turkish police detained four people in a hunt for the perpetrators of a car bombing in central Istanbul Tuesday that killed seven police and four civilians, state media said. The third deadly attack in Turkey’s biggest city in six months targeted a bus transporting anti-riot police in Beyazit district, close to many of the city’s top tourist sites, Istanbul 67

June 7, 2016 12:25 AM Ukraine says French detainee was planning Euro attacks

Ukraine’s state security service said yesterday a French citizen detained in late May on the border with Poland had been planning attacks in France to coincide with the Euro 2016 soccer championship it is hosting. The Ukrainian border guard service reported on Saturday that the unnamed 25-year-old had been arrested with an arsenal of weapons and explosives 16

June 6, 2016 7:12 PM Guinea-Bissau steal the headlines as Afcon 2017 begins to take shape

Guinea Bissau players and coach react as crowd trouble stop match for 30 minutes We’ve been treated to numerous ‘Fairytale’ stories in African football over recent years. However, while previous miracle men Zambia, Equatorial Guinea and Cape Verde have all failed or are struggling to book their places at the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations, Guinea-Bissau 89

June 5, 2016 12:00 PM The world pays tribute to the legendary life of Muhammad Ali

Boxing gloves and a message sit among flowers at a makeshift memorial to Muhammad Ali at the Muhammad Ali Centre. Picture: Supplied. A HUGE procession and funeral will be held for Muhammad Ali on Friday to “allow anyone that is there from the world to say goodbye”, his family says. The funeral will be in Ali’s home city of Louisville, Kentucky. Ex-President 61