Strong quake hits Iran-Iraq border, 13 dead

A strong earthquake that shook the Iran-Iraq border region on Sunday killed at least 13 people, authorities and state media in the two countries said.

Colossal SoftBank fund could shake up tech world

Japan-based SoftBank is sending tremors through the tech world with a massive new venture capital fund for investing in startups that's expected to dominate the industry so thoroughly it's playfully referred to as a "gorilla."

E-sport popularity mushrooms but money lags behind

It is a paradox pitting popularity against relative pittances—e-sports have exploded into the global consciousness but the big money has not yet appeared pitchside, or screenside.

Alibaba takes record $25 bn on 'Singles Day'

Chinese online shoppers spent a record $25 billion on this year's "Singles Day" promotion run by e-commerce giant Alibaba, up nearly 40 percent from last year, figures showed on Sunday.

Cybercrimes present unique challenges for investigators

The federal investigators looking into the breach that exposed personal information maintained by the Equifax credit report company are used to dealing with high-profile hacks and the challenges they present.

No one satisfied with new Vermont wind power sound rules

An effort by Vermont utility regulators to settle the long-standing, contentious issue of how much noise neighbors of industrial wind projects should be subject to ended up upsetting both proponents of wind power and those ...

Water wizards: Dutch flood expertise is big export business

On a calm, clear morning, historic wooden fishing boats float tranquilly on the glassy waters of the Dutch harbor of Spakenburg. Yet just over a century ago, they were slamming through the houses lining the harbor as a powerful ...

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