Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to give away 99% of shares

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan say they will give away 99% of their shares in the company to good causes as they announce the birth of their daughter Max. Mr Zuckerberg made the announcement in a letter to Max on his Facebook page. He said they are donating their fortune to the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative because they ... Read More »

ECB unveils massive QE boost for eurozone

The European Central Bank (ECB) says it will inject at least €1.1 trillion into the ailing eurozone economy. The ECB will buy bonds worth €60bn per month until the end of September 2016 and possibly longer, in what is known as quantitative easing (QE). The ECB has also said eurozone interest rates are being held at the record low of ... Read More »

Obama considers plan to delay deportation for millions

  WASHINGTON — President Obama is considering an executive order that would prevent as many as 5 million people from being deported, administration officials said Thursday. But the officials — speaking on condition of anonymity, citing internal deliberations — said the details of the immigration plan are still being developed and called reports of specific action “pre-decisional.” The New York Times, citing ... Read More »

Cold blast gives US early taste of winter

After a pleasantly mild weekend, parts of the US are now experiencing a cold blast of Arctic air with heavy snow blowing in from Canada. This has set up a white Veteran’s Day on Tuesday, and it could be one to remember.  The fierce winds dived out of the Canadian Prairies and brought blizzard conditions into the Midwest. Temperatures plunged ... Read More »

ISIL leader calls for attacks in audio clip

Group claims man speaking in recording is its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, following reports he was wounded or killed. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) has released an audio recording it says is of its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, just days after targeted air strikes in Iraq led to rumours he had been wounded or killed. In ... Read More »

Keystone XL pipeline to get vote in Congress

  The House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill to approve the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline. The move comes as Democratic Senator Mary Landrieu has pushed for a similar vote in the Senate as she fights a runoff campaign for her seat. The 875-mile (1,408km) pipeline would carry tar sands oil from Alberta, Canada, to the ... Read More »

Battling Ebola: The African responses that ‘will win this war’

“When the Ebola outbreak started, it was very terrifying for everybody,” recalls Michael Chu’no Ike from Nsukka in Nigeria’s Enugu State. “People were afraid it could be transmitted by air and started believing all sorts of rumors about how to boost their immunity.” The virus has killed over 5,100 people worldwide, eight of which have been in Nigeria. While his home country has ... Read More »

Baig: Samsung pushes Galaxy Note phablet to the edge

NEW YORK—There’s a delicate line between a feature that is gimmicky and one that’s functional or innovative. Samsung appears to be straddling the edge of that border with the new Galaxy Note Edge smartphone that I’ve been reviewing for a few days—and that hits some stores Friday. Note Edge is so named because of the curvy display that cascades along ... Read More »

Tesla arrival magnifies skilled labor shortage in Nevada

On one hand, Tesla Motors’ decision to locate its gigafactory in Nevada and create 6,500 full-time jobs at the facility is a huge boon for a state that faced 14% unemployment just four years ago. On the other hand, it also further sheds light on an issue the state continues to struggle with as it tries to diversify its economy: ... Read More »

World’s ‘most complicated’ Patek Philippe gold watch sells for record $24.4 million

  The Henry Graves Supercomplication timepiece, made by the luxury watchmaker Patek Philippe in 1933 for the prominent banker Henry Graves, was sold at Sotheby’s in Switzerland. The sale smashed the world record for the most expensive watch ever sold at auction, which was previously held by the same watch. In 1999, it was sold to Sheikh Saud Bin Mohammed Bin Ali Al-Thani of ... Read More »



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