Supreme Court clears way to B.C. class-action against Facebook

The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled that a clause in Facebook’s terms of use is “unenforceable” in this country, clearing the way for a Vancouver woman to sue the social media giant for what she claims was a breach of her privacy.

Antarctic sea ice hit 35-year record high Saturday

Antarctic sea ice has grown to a record large extent for a second straight year, baffling scientists seeking to understand why this ice is expanding rather than shrinking in a warming world.

Iranian military official claims United States is supporting ISIS

Video surfaced on Friday morning of an Iranian revolutionary guard representative claiming that the United States is secretly supporting ISIS.

Police uncover paramilitary training camps for far-right extremists in German forest

Guns, weapons and drugs have been seized from a network of right-wing extremists operating paramilitary training camps in German forests amid fears of a potential attack.

Landslide buries mountain village in SW China, fears for 141 people

BEIJING Fears grew for 141 people missing in China after a landslide buried their mountain village in southwestern Sichuan province on Saturday, with reports that only three survivors had been pulled out of the mud and rock hours after the calamity struck.

Another North Korean defects to the South

A soldier from North Korea has defected to South Korea through the Military Demarcation Line (MDL) separating the two Koreas, making it the third such defection in just two weeks.

Eight Emirati princesses convicted of human trafficking in Belgian court

Eight Emirati princesses were convicted of human trafficking by a Belgian court on Friday and were given suspended jail terms and fines in a case stemming from their treatment of servants at a Brussels luxury hotel nearly 10 years ago, their lawyer said.

EU prepares to move two agencies from London – BBC News

EU leaders have officially launched the competition between member states to decide which will host two London-based EU agencies, responsible for medicines and banking.

Turkey to stop teaching evolution in high school

The subject has been cut from the curriculum under changes made to eliminate "controversial" topics, the head of the national board of education, Alpaslan Durmus, announced in a video address.

Google to stop reading your emails to help sell ads

Google is going to stop reading your Gmail in search of opportunities to sell ads.

Ontario First Nation declares state of emergency over suicide – BBC News

A Canadian aboriginal community has declared a state of emergency following the suicide of three teenage girls.

Almost 500 dead in month of US-led Syria strikes: monitor | News | DW...

Aerial bombardments in Syria carried out by the international coalition against "Islamic State" (IS) saw the highest civilian death toll for a single month since they began in September 2014, a group monitoring the Syrian conflict said on Friday.

Eight Emirati princesses convicted of human trafficking in Belgian court

Eight Emirati princesses were convicted of human trafficking by a Belgian court on Friday and were given suspended jail terms and fines in a case stemming from their treatment of servants at a Brussels luxury hotel nearly 10 years ago, their lawyer said.

North Korea says U.S. student’s death a ‘mystery to us as well’

North Korea said on Friday the death of U.S. university student Otto Warmbier soon after his return home was a mystery and dismissed accusations that he had died because of torture and beating during his captivity as “groundless.”

Venezuelan protester shot dead at point-blank range by soldier

In a shocking video, a protester is seen hurling what appear to be rocks over a fence at La Carlota airbase.

A Jehovah’s Witness in Crimea was told to prove he has renounced his faith...

A Crimean member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses has been ordered to prove he has renounced his faith or else take up arms for the occupying Russian army.

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince gives $66.7m in aid for cholera outbreak in Yemen

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia has announced a donation of $66.7 million to UNICEF, the World Health Organization (WHO) and their partners to respond to the outbreak of cholera in Yemen.

Senate announces probe of Loretta Lynch behavior in 2016 election

The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a probe into former Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s efforts to shape the FBI’s investigation into 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, the committee’s chairman announced Friday.