Facebook has been testing a covert photo-sharing app in China, says report

The alleged app, Colourful Balloon, looks and feels just like Facebook’s existing Moments app. Facebook, which has been banned in China for years, has covertly launched a new app in the country, according to a report from New York Times. As China continues its crackdown against leading internet giants, Facebook found an alternate route to mark […]

Wimbledon 2017: Forget Federer, Rufus the hawk is the real rock star

All eyes are focused on Roger Federer and Marin Cilic in Sunday’s Wimbledon men’s singles final, including those of resident pest control expert Rufus the hawk. To keep the Wimbledon complex — and particularly Centre Court — free of pesky pigeons, Rufus has maintained watch throughout the championships. And what a job he has done — the showpiece court […]

Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin Has Casting Problems

Disney’s series of live-action fairy tale reboots have proven hugely popular so far, and there many more to come over the next few years, including The Lion King, The Jungle Book 2, and Mulan. However, it has been reported that the producers of the much-anticipated remake of Aladdin can’t find anyone to play the lead role. According to The Hollywood Reporter, […]

Sam Querrey shocks world No. 1 Andy Murray in Wimbledon quarterfinal

Sam Querrey has shocked the world. Again. The lone American man to reach the quarterfinal this year is now the first American male to make a Wimbledon semifinal since Andy Roddick eight years ago. Querrey defeated world No. 1 Andy Murray in his home country, 3-6, 6-4, 6-7 (4-7), 6-1, 6-1 on Wednesday. After a poor first […]

Congressman Among Multiple Shot at Baseball Practice in Va.

Multiple people were shot Wednesday morning in the Del Ray neighborhood of Alexandria, Virginia, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, Dialogue News has confirmed. The shooting happened in the 400 block of E. Monroe Street. It’s not clear how many people were injured, but police are calling the incident a “multiple shooting.” Raja Hassan., was […]

US can ask visa applicants for social media history

Visa applicants to the US may be asked for social media usernames, email addresses and phone numbers The Trump administration has approved plans to ask US visa applicants for details of their social media use. Consular officials can now ask for social media usernames going back five years via a new questionnaire. It also allows […]

Sea lion attack: Girl treated over ‘seal finger’ risk

A girl dragged off a dock in Canada by a sea lion is being treated with antibiotics because of the risk of a dangerous infection. Vancouver Aquarium said it had been contacted by the girl’s family after staff had raised concerns about “seal finger”, which can lead to amputations. The girl suffered a 10cm (4in) […]

Germany vaccination: Fines plan as measles cases rise

Parents in Germany who fail to seek medical advice on vaccinating their children could face fines of up to €2,500 (£2,175; $2,800). Health Minister Hermann Gröhe said it was necessary to tighten the law because of a measles epidemic. A mother of three died of measles in the city of Essen this week. The government […]

Trump’s first G7 summit gets down to work in Sicily

US President Donald Trump is meeting leaders of the world’s other major economies at his first G7 summit, held in a cliff-top hotel in Sicily. They are discussing foreign policy and security, with the Manchester bombing casting a shadow over the meeting. A tough debate is expected on issues like trade and climate change, already […]