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America’s Afghan war bill: $1 trillion and rising!

America’s Afghan war bill: $1 trillion and rising!

The Afghanistan war has cost the United States around $1 trillion and will consume billions dollars more in the future, after the 13-year war ends later this month, according to the Financial Times and independent reports. The true cost of the war is difficult to pinpoint and the US government has never attempted to detail […]

More than 150 detained in California as police killing protests reignite

More than 150 detained in California as police killing protests reignite

Some 150 people have been arrested in California as protests spilled into a third night, after decisions not to charge white police officers for the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner prompted outcries about the use of force on minorities. Protests in Berkley involved more than a thousand people, several hundred of who stormed […]

Massive blaze in downtown LA: 250 firefighters, 2 major freeways closed

Massive blaze in downtown LA: 250 firefighters, 2 major freeways closed

A massive fire has engulfed an apartment building under construction in downtown Los Angeles. According to the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD), firefighters were battling the blaze at the corner of Temple and Fremont streets, the Los Angeles Times reports. The LAFD has subsequently tweeted the exact location of the incident. From the latest reports, […]

First Comet-Landing in history as Rosetta’s Philae touches down

First Comet-Landing in history as Rosetta’s Philae touches down

The fantastic decade-long mission of the ESA’s Rosetta robotic space probe, chasing Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, reached its final goal on Wednesday, as the Philae robotic lander detached from its mothership and landed on the target. “We definitely confirm that the lander is on the surface,” said flight director Andrea Accomazzo. The confirming signal broke a seven-hour […]

Richest 1% own 50 percent of world wealth- Credit Suisse report

Richest 1% own 50 percent of world wealth- Credit Suisse report

World wealth has reached a record $263 trillion but is concentrated in fewer hands. The richest 1 percent have accumulated more wealth, and own almost 50 percent of it, which could trigger recession, according to a new report by Credit Suisse. The Credit Suisse Global Wealth Report, released Tuesday warns that the “abnormally high wealth […]

First to contract Ebola in US: CDC confirms Texas health care worker’s diagnosis

First to contract Ebola in US: CDC confirms Texas health care worker’s diagnosis

A Texas health care worker who treated the first state’s Ebola patient, has been tested positive for the virus, officials said blaming a breach in of treatment protocols for the new case. “A health care worker at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital who provided care for the Ebola patient hospitalized there has tested positive for Ebola […]

‘Hostile to privacy’: Snowden urges internet users to get rid of Dropbox

‘Hostile to privacy’: Snowden urges internet users to get rid of Dropbox

Edward Snowden has hit out at Dropbox and other services he says are “hostile to privacy,” urging web users to abandon unencrypted communication and adjust privacy settings to prevent governments from spying on them in increasingly intrusive ways. “We are no longer citizens, we no longer have leaders. We’re subjects, and we have rulers,” Snowden […]

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