Syrian conflict: UN first air drop delivers aid to Deir al-Zour

The UN says it has carried out its first air drop of aid in Syria to help civilians in an eastern city besieged by Islamic State (IS) militants. UN aid chief Stephen O’Brien told the Security Council that the plane dropped 21 tonnes of humanitarian items on a government-held part of Deir al-Zour. Initial reports indicated that the… Read More »

Migrant crisis: Hungary to hold referendum on EU quota plan

Hungary will hold a referendum on whether to accept mandatory EU quotas for relocating migrants, Prime Minister Viktor Orban has announced. Without disclosing the date for the poll, he stressed that the quotas “could redraw Europe’s cultural and religious identity”. In September, the EU agreed to relocate an additional 120,000 migrants across the continent – a move Hungary… Read More »

Rick Perry: Charges against Ex-Texas governor dismissed

The highest criminal court in Texas has dropped an abuse of power charge against Rick Perry during his time as governor of the US state of Texas. Mr Perry, who has twice run as a Republican presidential candidate, had been fighting the case, which he described as “unconstitutional”. “Appeals court clears @GovernorPerry of all charges. Thank you for… Read More »

Fukushima disaster: Tepco admits late meltdown announcement

The operator of the Fukushima nuclear power plant hit by a tsunami in 2011 has admitted that it should have announced sooner that there was a nuclear meltdown at the site. The Tokyo Electric Power Company denied the meltdown for two months. The company now says the public declaration should have been done within days of the disaster.… Read More »

MH17 Ukraine disaster: Report names suspected Russian soldiers

A UK-based online investigative team says it has identified Russian soldiers who were likely involved in the shooting down of a Malaysian plane. In a report, the Bellingcat team links personnel from the 2nd Battalion of the 53rd Anti-Aircraft Missile Brigade to the tragedy in eastern Ukraine in 2014. A Dutch report last year said the plane was… Read More »

UK nurse who had Ebola hospitalized again for ‘complication’

For the second time, a Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola 14 months ago has been hospitalized for a “late complication” from the original infection. Pauline Cafferkey has been admitted to London’s Royal Free Hospital “due to a late complication from her previous infection by the Ebola virus,” the hospital said Tuesday. The hospital did not specify when she… Read More »

Swedish doctor gets 10 years for holding woman in bunker

A Swedish doctor who authorities said imprisoned a woman for six days in a windowless cement bunker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, a Stockholm district court said Tuesday. Martin Peter Trenneborg, 38, was convicted of kidnapping after a trial in which prosecutors said he drugged the woman and then brought her to an underground bunker… Read More »

Design Principles To Evaluate Your Product

A company proves that it has a strong creative process bydeveloping successful products repeatedly. We see this in companies like Apple, BMW and Google. Founders such as Steve Jobs formed a corporate culture with an intense focus on creativity and design. This culture highlights two core elements in the creative process: the ideas and the team. The creative… Read More »

Generate New York 2016: an amazing day for web designers

Our web conference hits the USA on 22 April 2016. Check out the line-up and find out how to get your ticket. Generate is the conference for web designers and developers, presented by net magazine and Creative Bloq. The next amazing Generate event will take place on 22 April 2016, at the New World Stages in New York.… Read More »

San Bernardino victims to oppose Apple on iPhone encryption

Some victims of the San Bernardino attack will file a legal brief in support of the U.S. government’s attempt to force Apple Inc to unlock the encrypted iPhone belonging to one of the shooters, a lawyer representing the victims said on Sunday. Stephen Larson, a former federal judge who is now in private practice, told Reuters that the… Read More »