International Business Times

  1. Powerful Solar Flare Erupted Friday From Largest Sunspot In 24 Years

    The sun emitted a powerful solar flare Friday, which was captured on camera by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO. The solar flare erupted from a giant sunspot, which rotated from the left side of the sun to the right on Oct. 18.

  2. Alan Eustace Skydive: Senior Google Executive Jumps Off The Edge Of Stratosphere, Breaks Skydiving Record

    Alan Eustace, a senior Google vice president, set a new skydiving record on Friday after jumping from near the top of the stratosphere, at an altitude of over 25 miles, according to media reports. During the dive, Eustace broke the previous record set in 2012 by Austrian skydiver Felix Baumgartner.

  3. Android 5.0 Lollipop Update Likely To Be Released For Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Soon

    While Samsung has not said anything about its plans to make Android 5.0 Lollipop available for the Galaxy Note 4, a tweet from the company earlier this week fueled speculation that the latest version of the flagship phablet could receive the new firmware sooner than expected.

    Other than tweeting about the Galaxy Note 4’s Quad HD display, Samsung added an image of lollipops on the device’s screen, which many believe to be hint that Android 5.0 Lollipop update for the Note 4 is on its way.

  4. Ebola Mali: WHO Says 'Emergency' In Country After Many People Exposed To Possibly Contagious Girl

    A two year-old girl, who tested positive for the Ebola virus in Mali, died Friday amid suspicion from the World Health Organization, or WHO, that she might have come in contact with several more people in the country. She had travelled from Guinea to Mali’s western town of Kayes with her grandmother while she was ill and tested positive for the virus on Thursday.

  5. Reyhaneh Jabbari Executed: Iran Hangs 26-Year-Old Woman Who Killed Man Attempting To Rape Her

    Iran has executed 26-year-old Reyhaneh Jabbari, who had killed a man who tried to rape her, despite repeated calls by rights activists for her release.

    An Iranian henchman hanged Jabbari at dawn, ending her seven-year jail life awaiting execution.

    Jabbari was arrested in 2007 for stabbing an intelligence officer who reportedly tried to sexually assault her.

  6. China Coal Mine Accident Kills 16 In Xinjiang Province

    (Reuters) - Sixteen workers were killed after a coal mine collapsed in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, highlighting the poor safety standards in the world's biggest coal producing country.

    The accident occurred in the regional capital of Urumqi on Friday night when 33 workers were underground, the report said citing local officials.

    Eleven workers were injured and six escaped, it added.

    The report did not identify the name of the coal mine and said the cause of the accident is being investigated.

  7. Mama June Dating Rumors: New Boyfriend, Mark McDaniel, Molested Her Daughter Anna Cardwell: Report

    Mama June Shannon, the matriarch on "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," is reportedly dating Mark McDaniel, a convicted child motester who abused her daughter Anna Cardwell when she was 8-years-old, according to a TMZ report. The news comes after the TLC network recently cancelled the long-running reality show, after reports surfaced that June was romantically involved with a child molester.

  8. Egypt Declares State Of Emergency In Sinai, Closes Gaza Border Crossing

    A three-month state of emergency has been declared in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula following the deaths of at least 30 soldiers in two separate attacks on Friday, according to media reports. The emergency measures will reportedly be implemented in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula and will include a daily curfew from 5 pm to 7 am.

  9. Ebola Scare: Health Worker Quarantined At Newark Airport Develops Fever

    A female health worker who has been placed in Ebola quarantine in New Jersey developed a fever within hours of her isolation.

    The woman, who has not been named, worked with Doctors Without Borders, and had been in contact with Ebola patients in Sierra Leone.

  10. Libor Scandal: Deutsche Bank 'Braces Itself' For $1bn US And UK Fine

    Deutsche Bank is allegedly bracing itself for a $1bn fine from U.S. and U.K. authorities after it was accused of manipulating two of the world's most important interbank lending rates, Libor and Euribor.

    According to sources, cited by Reuters, Germany's largest lender is on the cusp of striking the deal with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Financial Conduct Authority, after already spending $7.7 billion on litigation to deal with the allegations over the past two years.

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