Pope urges people to live simpler lives

Pope urges people to live simpler lives

Image copyright Reuters Image caption It is the 82-year-old’s pontiff’s sixth Christmas as head of the Church Pope Francis has called on people in developed countries to live a simpler and less materialistic life. He also condemned the huge divide between the world’s rich and poor, saying Jesus’s birth in poverty in a stable should…

43 people are dead and nearly 600 are injured in Indonesia after a tsunami triggered by a volcano

43 people are dead and nearly 600 are injured in Indonesia after a tsunami triggered by a volcano

JAKARTA (Reuters) – A tsunami killed at least 222 people on the Indonesian islands of Java and Sumatra and injured hundreds following an underwater landslide caused by a volcanic eruption, the disaster mitigation agency said on Sunday. Some 800 people were injured and hundreds of homes and other buildings were „heavily damaged” in the tsunami…

Six people survive 84-floor lift drop

Six people survive 84-floor lift drop

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The building (pictured left of centre with two large antenna masts) is the city’s fourth tallest People trapped in a falling lift in the US city of Chicago thought they were going to die as they plummeted 84 floors to the ground. Six people, including a pregnant woman, fell…

At least 9 people dead, thousands of homes destroyed in 3 dangerous wildfires burning across California

At least 9 people dead, thousands of homes destroyed in 3 dangerous wildfires burning across California

Three dangerous wildfires are raging in California. The Butte County Sheriff announced Saturday that 14 additional bodies were recovered — some found in cars and houses — bringing the death toll to 23 so far. The Camp Fire, in northern California, started Thursday morning and quickly charred the entire town of Paradise, which is home…

People are offering their ribs to Ruth Bader Ginsburg after the Supreme Court justice fractured 3 in a fall

People are offering their ribs to Ruth Bader Ginsburg after the Supreme Court justice fractured 3 in a fall

People are offering their ribs to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg after she fell and fractured three in her office on Wednesday night. Ginsburg, 85, was taken to George Washington University Hospital in Washington, DC, for treatment on Thursday morning as the court held a welcome ceremony for new Justice Brett Kavanaugh. When news…

Poll: Most British people would stay in the EU rather than accept a no-deal Brexit

Poll: Most British people would stay in the EU rather than accept a no-deal Brexit

LONDON — British voters would rather stay in the EU than accept leaving without a deal, according to a new poll. The survey of 3,006 voters for Politico, found that British voters would choose by a margin of 53.5% to remain in the EU if the alternative was leaving under a no-deal scenario „with the…

Over a million people asked Amazon’s Alexa to marry them in 2017 and it turned them all down

Over a million people asked Amazon’s Alexa to marry them in 2017 and it turned them all down

People really love their virtual assistants — so much so, in fact, that over a million people asked Amazon Alexa to marry them in 2017 alone, the retailer confirmed to Business Insider. And that’s not even including customers who might have proposed to their Google Assistant, or Apple Siri, or Microsoft Cortana. It seems that…

The 100 coolest people in UK tech

The 100 coolest people in UK tech

On March 17, 2018, Christopher Wylie changed the discourse around data and privacy forever. After months of secret work, the whistleblower went public with claims that the shadowy political consultancy Cambridge Analytica had weaponised the information of 50 million Facebook users during the 2016 US presidential election. Wylie’s claims, made to the Observer newspaper, triggered…

Three people in England have been diagnosed with monkeypox — here’s what to know about the illness

Three people in England have been diagnosed with monkeypox — here’s what to know about the illness

A third case of the rare illness monkeypox has been diagnosed in England. Officials at Public Health England (PHE) announced the case in a statement on Wednesday, Reuters reported. Earlier this month, two other individuals were diagnosed with monkeypox, though the cases weren’t linked within the UK, according to PHE. The first was a resident…

People are complaining that Apple Store sales systems went down on new iPhone release day, and they didn’t get their new phones

People are complaining that Apple Store sales systems went down on new iPhone release day, and they didn’t get their new phones

Apple’s newest phones, the iPhone XS and iPhone XS Max, went on sale on Friday. One way to make sure you get the latest iPhone or Apple Watch on launch day is to reserve the new phone through the Apple Store app, and then head to a physical Apple store to pick it up. Apple’s…