Fifteen years for acid attack on model

Fifteen years for acid attack on model

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Gessica Notaro has become a public symbol of violence against women in Italy A man who disfigured a former Miss Italy finalist by throwing acid in her face has been jailed for 15 years by an appeal court in Bologna. Gessica Notaro’s ex-boyfriend, Edson Tavares, was originally given a…

Apple took nearly 30 years to hit a value of $190 billion. It lost that much in little more than 5 weeks

Apple took nearly 30 years to hit a value of $190 billion. It lost that much in little more than 5 weeks

Apple’s stock took a beating on Monday. The iPhone maker’s share price was down more than 5% at the end of trading, taking its market cap below $1 trillion at the close for the first time since it hit the milestone in August. The reason for the battering: a slew of analyst reports suggesting iPhone…

Amazon took 18 years to hit a market cap of $250 billion. It lost that much in 8 weeks in the tech stock mauling

Amazon took 18 years to hit a market cap of $250 billion. It lost that much in 8 weeks in the tech stock mauling

If the giant scale of America’s first trillion-dollar companies Apple and Amazon can make movements in their stock price seem a little abstract, then Fortune provided some timely context on Monday. The publication pointed out just how marked Amazon’s share price decline has been in recent weeks, with a little bit of history about the…

Photos over 70 years show how North Korea’s Kim family went from starving guerilla fighters to going toe-to-toe with Trump

Photos over 70 years show how North Korea’s Kim family went from starving guerilla fighters to going toe-to-toe with Trump

A soldier salutes atop an armoured vehicle during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of country’s founding father in Pyongyang. Thomson Reuters September 9, 2018 marks 70 years of the small, impoverished state of North Korea defying major world powers to exist as a bastion of Korean identity and revolutionary, and often brutal…

After 7 years, a hip Australian city has just been dethroned as the most liveable place on the planet

After 7 years, a hip Australian city has just been dethroned as the most liveable place on the planet

Vienna, the capital of Austria, has replaced Melbourne as the world’s most liveable city. Melbourne sat in the top spot of the Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Liveability Index, trailed by Vienna for the last seven years. This year, Vienna gained an overall livability rating of 99.1, edging out Melbourne which came in second with a…

5 years after Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg’s famous book told women to ‚lean in,’ it appears that advice might do more harm than good

5 years after Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg’s famous book told women to ‚lean in,’ it appears that advice might do more harm than good

Is it time to discard „lean in”? Or is the mantra still helpful to women in the workplace? Thibault Camus/AP Images Facebook ‚s Sheryl Sandberg changed the whole conversation around women in the workplace with just two words: ” Lean in .” The Facebook COO’s famous 2013 book encouraged women to hone their negotiation tactics,…

In 50 years we’ll have ‚robot angels’ and will be able to merge our brains with AI, according to technology experts

In 50 years we’ll have ‚robot angels’ and will be able to merge our brains with AI, according to technology experts

Read the full transcript below: Brian Wong – Kiip, CEO & Co-founder: So in 50 years I think the world will, in terms of technology, really change and really this concept I call proximity of tech – which is how close the technology is to your body. And right now where it’s kind of silly,…

Year’s first named Atlantic storm hits US

Year’s first named Atlantic storm hits US

Image copyright EPA Image caption Subtropical storm Alberto picked up pace ahead of the official hurricane season Subtropical storm Alberto, the first named Atlantic storm of 2018, has made landfall on Florida’s north-western coast. Alberto passed the coast at Laguna Beach with maximum sustained winds of 45mph (72km/h), US meteorologists say. Thousands of people were…