December 15th @ 8:11 PM GMT
Yahoo! World number one Rory McIlroy has urged golf's rule-makers to quicken the game up at grass-roots level in order to make it more attractive to youngsters. More people are watching the sport on television these days but fewer are taking to the fairways and the 25-year-old Northern Irishman believes something needs to be done to reverse the trend. ''Everything's so instant now and everyone doesn't have as much time as they used to so you maybe try some way of speeding the game up,'' McI... (Sports)
December 16th @ 6:29 PM GMT
Yahoo! Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday urged the International Criminal Court to probe recent massacres of scores of villagers in the northeast Beni region of Democratic Republic of Congo. ''Unidentified rebel fighters have killed at least 184 civilians and wounded many others in attacks on villages in Beni territory since October 2014,'' HRW reported from Goma, the chief town of the strife-torn North Kivu province. ''The prosecutor of the International Criminal Court (ICC) should collec... (World)
December 15th @ 8:21 PM GMT
Wall Street Journal An al Qaeda-linked rebel group in Syria said it captured two military bases in the northwest after three years of failed attempts to seize the strategic sites. (World)
December 15th @ 11:17 PM GMT
Yahoo! At least 2,700 people, mostly soldiers, are missing as a result of attacks by the Islamic State group in Iraq, the human rights ministry said on Monday. Badush is a prison outside the northern city of Mosul, which IS has used as its main hub in Iraq. According to Human Rights Watch, IS gunmen executed up to 600 inmates from Badush prison on June 10, forcing them to kneel along a nearby ravine before pushing them in and setting fire to the bodies. (World)
December 16th @ 9:13 AM GMT
Yahoo! Brent oil slumped Tuesday to a new five-year low below $60 per barrel, as shrinking Chinese manufacturing activity stoked global demand concerns, with sentiment also plagued by over-supply. In morning London deals, the price of Brent North Sea crude for delivery in January sank to $59.49, hitting a low last seen in July 2009. China's manufacturing activity worsened in December with HSBC's purchasing managers' index (PMI) hitting a seven-month low, the bank said, signalling more weakness ... (Top Stories)
December 17th @ 8:42 AM GMT
Yahoo! The Pakistani prime minister lifted a moratorium on the death penalty on Wednesday, a day after Taliban gunmen attacked a school, killing 132 students and nine teachers, a government spokesman said. Pakistan began three days of mourning on Wednesday for the 141 people killed in the attack on the school in the northwestern city of Peshawar. The bloodshed has shocked the nation and put pressure on the government to do more to tackle the Pakistani Taliban insurgency. (World)
December 17th @ 5:27 PM GMT
SlashDot FarnsworthG writes: A multi-billion-dollar Army project will soon be able to track nearly everything within 340 miles when an 80-yard-long blimp is hoisted into the air over Maryland. Way to be subtle, guys. From the article: ''Technically considered aerostats, since they are tethered to mooring stations, these lighter-than-air vehicles will hover at a height of 10,000 feet just off Interstate 95, about 45 miles northeast of Washington, D.C., and about 20 miles from Baltimore. That means ... (Technology)
December 16th @ 5:58 PM GMT
Wall Street Journal Taliban gunmen stormed a military-run school in northwestern Pakistan and killed more than 140 people, methodically shooting schoolchildren in the head and setting fire to some victims. (World)
December 16th @ 5:05 AM GMT
NY Times The new companies who recently agreed to work with the service include SunTrust, USAA and Staples. Ten more banks, including TD Bank North America and Commerce Bank, will back the new form of payment on Tuesday.<img width='1' height='1' src='http://rss.nytimes.com/c/34625/f/640387/s/4179f461/sc/1/mf.gif' border='0'/><br clear='all'/> (Technology)
December 18th @ 8:32 PM GMT (2.5 hr ago)
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