South Africa's cash-in-transit heists: A national emergency?

South Africa's cash-in-transit heists: A national emergency?

Image copyright SAPS Image caption Commercial-grade explosives have been used in several robberies The shaky footage could come from a film: men standing on the grassy verge wielding AK-47s, bombs exploding, and the sound of gunfire. But this is not the latest action blockbuster. This is a small South African town in the middle of […]

Why BlackBerry dusted off a 7-year-old phone to inspire the new Key2

Why BlackBerry dusted off a 7-year-old phone to inspire the new Key2

Blackberry Bold Jack Lenox/Flickr When Gareth Hurn, Global Device Portfolio head at the BlackBerry Mobile division of TCL Communications, walked into a design meeting a few years ago, he took a stack of phones with him. He had one particular phone in mind to be a benchmark device for the team: The Blackberry Bold 9900. […]

Thousands Take A Free Ride On Hartford Line's Inaugural Ride

Thousands Take A Free Ride On Hartford Line's Inaugural Ride

Of the thousands of passengers aboard the inaugural Hartford Line train Saturday, Bill Zenko said he and his son Matt had this trip planned for months — it is, after all, Zenko’s Father’s Day present. “It’s the only way to travel in the United States, if you have the time,” Zenko, of Coventry, said. The […]

Father's Day 2018: 20 celebrity dads and their famous sons

Father's Day 2018: 20 celebrity dads and their famous sons

1. Eddie Gutierrez and Richard Gutierrez 2. Piolo Pascual and Inigo Pascual 3. Edu Manzano and Luis Manzano 4. Ramon Revilla Sr. with Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and Jolo Revilla 5. Joey Marquez and Hashtag member Vitto Marquez 6. Jomari Yllana and Andre Yllana 7. Tirso Cruz III and Bodie Cruz 8. Martin Nievera and […]

Land-based portion of massive East Antarctic ice sheet retreated little during past eight million years

Large parts of the massive East Antarctic Ice Sheet did not retreat significantly during a time when atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations were similar to today’s levels, according to a team of researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). The finding could have significant implications for global sea level rise. The East Antarctic Ice Sheet […]

UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on Hodeidah crisis

UN envoy in Yemen for emergency talks on Hodeidah crisis

UN envoy for Yemen Martin Griffiths disembarks at Sanaa international airport on Saturday (AFP) The UN envoy for Yemen held emergency talks in rebel-controlled capital Sanaa on Saturday over the key aid port of Hodeidah, where a regional coalition is battling Houthi rebel fighters. Martin Griffiths was believed to be pushing a deal for rebel […]

Ford Is Still Cruising Along in Europe

Ford Is Still Cruising Along in Europe

Ford Motor Company (NYSE:F) said that its sales in Europe rose 0.6% in May from a very good year-ago result, on strong sales of SUVs, commercial vehicles, and a big jump in sales of the outgoing version of the compact Focus. Ford has nearly overcome a weak start to 2018 in the Old World, when […]

US Issues Travel Advisory for Russia

US Issues Travel Advisory for Russia

The U.S. State Department has issued a travel advisory for Russia, urging globetrotters to “reconsider” their travel plans there “due to terrorism and harassment.” The advisory, issued Saturday, comes as Russia is hosting the World Cup games at 11 locations around country. “Large-scale international events such as the World Cup present an attractive target for […]

Amid bitter UK-Russia relations, police link up at World Cup

Amid bitter UK-Russia relations, police link up at World Cup

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (AP) — Just as Bob Green was about to leave for a World Cup voyage across Russia, it became tense in the England supporter’s household, as his girlfriend worried about his safety. “There were massive concerns, arguments,” he recalled. “Hiding my passport on the last day.” Two years ago in France, Green was […]

White House Hedges as Trump's Immigration Comment Stirs Turmoil

White House Hedges as Trump's Immigration Comment Stirs Turmoil

The White House backtracked on Friday hours after President Donald Trump threw House Republican efforts to pass an immigration bill into confusion by saying he wouldn’t sign a compromise they reached after weeks of talks. The president was talking about a separate petition effort to force votes on immigration when he made his comment in […]