App stores must seek China's approval

The Communist party oversees a vast censorship apparatus designed to censor politically sensitive online content.

Facebook steps up efforts to head off tougher regulation in Germany

German chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that the Internet is not "a space that is free from the law".

Multinationals to act on ocean-clogging plastics

Forty of the world's biggest companies assembled in Davos have agreed to come up with cleaner ways to make and consume plastic.

From rural Kenya to a PhD in astronomy: how partnerships made it possible

Very few African universities offer postgraduate degrees in astronomy. This gap in knowledge and training can be addressed through international partnerships and collaboration.

Saudi to launch $50bn renewable energy programme

The oil-rich kingdom's energy minister said they want to be a 'very strong competitor' in renewable energy.

China, Europe drive shift to electric cars as US lags

Tighter emissions standards in Europe and China are forcing global car makers and consumers to embrace electric cars.


Consumer Electronics Show 2017: What to expect

This year’s event will be dominated by virtual reality, augmented reality, big TV sets, audio equipment and electric and autonomous vehicles.


Pokemon Go, Trump top Google trend list

According to Google's global trends report released on Wednesday, the augmented reality game from Nintendo was the most-searched item online in 2016.

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