An Indonesian diver died looking for wreckage from the downed Lion Air jet
An Indonesian diver died while searching for wreckage from the Lion Air plane that crashed into the Java Sea earlier this week. Syachrul Anto died on Friday while searching for bodies and wreckage from the Boeing jet, Indonesia's search and rescue agency confirmed on Saturday. He was 48. The aircraft fell over Indonesian waters on…
It’s become increasingly clear that Alphabet, Google’s parent company, needs new leadership
When they walked out of their jobs by the thousands on Thursday, Google employees did more than bring attention to the company's handling of sexual harassment allegations. They put an intense public spotlight on the acute shortcomings of the company's top brass. Executives at Google, and its parent company Alphabet, didn't just let gender discrimination…
A proposal to create one of the world's largest marine reserves in a vast area of pristine Antarctic waters has been rejected, prompting concern among conservation groups about the ecosystem's future. After two weeks of deliberations, Russia, China and Norway on Friday blocked the plan for a 1.8m square kilometres maritime protection zone in the Weddell Sea at a…
Angela Merkel failed, and history won’t judge her kindly for it
The British politician Enoch Powell famously observed that "all political lives, unless they are cut off in midstream at a happy juncture, end in failure." German Chancellor Angela Merkel appears to defy this rule. The present is hardly a happy juncture for her, yet her October 29 announcement that she will step down as leader…
Woman hilariously hand models cousin’s ring in viral proposal photo
A real friend is one who will drop everything to hand model your engagement ring when a surprise proposal catches you without a proper manicure. That's the situation one Australian woman found herself in when she witnessed her cousin's boyfriend propose and had to think fast so they could still get the perfect post-proposal shot.…