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Women file nearly three-quarters of divorce cases in China

Incompatibility and domestic violence among the main reasons cited for women wanting to end their marriages last year, official figures show

Secrecy, delays surrounded North Korea leader's slow train to China

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - For a regime obsessed with secrecy, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's decision to travel to Beijing on a distinctive green armoured train was an all-but-dead giveaway that he was making his first journey abroad since assuming power in 2011.

Facebook risks millions of dollars in FTC fines over data crisis

Former Federal Trade Commission officials say that Facebook Inc appears to have breached a 2011 consent agreement to safeguard users’ personal information and may be facing hundreds of millions of dollars in fines.

Christ's 'crown of thorns' tree may help in climate change fight -researchers

NEOT KEDUMIM, Israel (Reuters) - As the sun beats down on the barren slopes around Jerusalem, a tree of the kind believed to have provided the crown of thorns in Biblical accounts of Jesus Christ's crucifixion stands unaffected, its fruits ample and foliage green.

Turning to diplomacy, Japan's Abe hopes to change channel from scandal woes

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, his ratings battered by a scandal over suspected cronyism, is hoping a series of summits including one with U.S. President Donald Trump will restore his popularity ahead of a crucial ruling party leadership contest.

Medical graduate gets 10 years in jail for pimping 14-year-old girl

PUTRAJAYA: A medical graduate of a university in Egypt has been sentenced to 10 years in prison and one stroke of the cane for living on the earnings of prostitution involving a 14-year-old girl.

Nobel winner Malala returns to Pakistan for first time since being shot

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai returned to her native Pakistan on Thursday, six years after she was shot in the head by Taliban gunmen for advocating greater education of girls.

Insight: How a data mining giant got me wrong

I'm 57, with a 30-year-old wife, a fairly new hot water boiler, an old-style television, a petrol car and no kids. Actually, none of that is true. But that is what you might believe if you purchased access to my data from the world's largest information broker by market value.

Microsoft edges closer to quantum computer based on elusive particle

At Microsoft Corp's Dutch research facility at the Delft University of Technology, several large cylindrical metal tubes hang from the ceiling.

New York’s Artsy is making it even easier to buy art online

Art galleries have long used splashy openings to build buzz around a new talent or an existing artist’s latest work. The in-crowd sips wine, pontificates about the paintings and schmoozes with the artist. Now even this ritual is going digital.