LOS ANGELES (AFP) - A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck late Sunday off the coast of northern California, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of damage or a tsunami threat.
WELLINGTON (REUTERS) - New Zealand will hold its general election on Sept 20, Prime Minister John Key said on Monday, in a vote that is likely to focus on his centre-right National Party's economic record.
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (REUTERS) - Germany's Angela Merkel delivered a rebuke to President Vladimir Putin on Sunday, telling him that a planned Moscow-backed referendum on whether Crimea should join Russia was illegal and violated Ukraine's constitution.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - Cybercriminals are settling into a comfortable place in the "Dark Web" where they test, refine and distribute malware for online thievery.
WASHINGTON (AFP) - News organisations get the most engaged readers by working on their own to build brand loyalty, not through referrals from social media or search engines, a study showed on Monday.