Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada’s main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee.
A Finnish boy uncovered a way to delete any given comment on Instagram, the photo-sharing company which Facebook bought for $1 billion in 2012. His reward puts him in the upper tier of hackers Facebook has paid for finding bugs.
In an interview with Saudi-owned broadcaster Al-Arabiya, Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman outlined a sweeping plan dubbed “Saudi Vision 2030.” It includes listing for sale less than 5 percent of the Saudi Arabian Oil Co., building the world’s biggest sovereign wealth fund, reducing government subsidies and developing sectors such as tourism and mining.
The U.S. Navy commando who was killed Tuesday in northern Iraq was part of quick reaction force sent to help U.S. military advisers and Kurdish militias during a fierce firefight with Islamic State militants.
A Philippine senator and political opponent of the front runner in the country's presidential race filed a corruption complaint Thursday alleging that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte hired 11,000 non-existent employees whose salaries cost the government 708 million pesos ($15 million).
Alberta declared a state of emergency Wednesday as crews frantically held back wind-whipped wildfires that have already torched 1,600 homes and other buildings in Canada's main oil sands city of Fort McMurray, forcing more than 80,000 residents to flee.
The Islamic State extremist group is looking to increase revenue from taxation, smuggling antiquities "and potentially kidnap for ransom" after losing some territory and oil revenue following the destruction of significant oil facilities, the chair of the U.N. committee monitoring sanctions against the militant group and al-Qaida said Wednesday.
The Venezuelan government, in a surprise move, has requested an extraordinary meeting of the Organization of American States as members discuss whether the socialist nation should be suspended from the organization.