Articles By Vittorio Hernandez

Reports suggest that all men in North Korean are required to get the same hairstyle as their supreme leader Kim Jong-un (Photo Reuters)

From Companies 2:53 pm

North Korea Banker Who Manages Money of Kim Jong-un Defects to Russia With $5 Million

A North Korean official of the Korea Daesong Bank, identified by JoohnAng Ilbo newspaper as Yun Tae Hyong, left the country with $5 million and is in Russia, seeking asylum in a third nation.

A student working on her laptop

From Law 2:23 pm

Islamic State: Seized ISIS Laptop Yields Videos How to Make Bomb, Steal Car, Disguise To Avoid Arrest

A laptop seized from an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighter yielded details on how jihadists would operate in their terrorism campaign. Among the files found in the computer in an ISIS hideout raided in earlier part of 2014 were instructions on how to make bombs, how to build biological weapons of mass destruction, steal a vehicle and use disguise to avoid arrest.

An ISIS agent condustcs an Announcement

From Law 12:48 pm

Islamic State: ISIS Now In Mexico To Prepare For US Attack; UK Raises Alert Level to ‘Severe’

Amid a second video posted by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) on Friday showing the beheading of a Kurdish Peshamar fighter, a report on the same day by Judicial Watch warned that members of the extremist militant group are in Mexico and preparing to attack the US.

Kurdish Peshmerga fighter

From Law 11:07 am

Islamic State: ISIS In Another Beheading Frenzy, Decapitates Kurdish Fighter

Barely two weeks after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) shocked the world by posting a video of the beheading of American photojournalist James Foley, the extremist group again lopped another head off and posted the video.

Malaysian Airlines Jet

From Companies 4:32 pm

Malaysia Airlines to Axe 4,000 Employees, Including CEO; Suspends Trading of Shares

The inevitable, as a result of the two tragedies that hit Malaysia Airlines four months apart, just happened. The embattled air carrier announced on Friday that it would axe up to 4,000 employees, including its chief executive officer, The Telegraph reports.

Qantas Airlines

From Science Aug 29

Papua New Guinea’s Mount Tavurvur Erupts, Qantas Reroutes Flights

Mount Tavurvur in Papua New Guinea erupted on Friday morning, sending a giant ash cloud, which affected flights to and from Australia. With an estimated height of 19 kilometres for the ash plume, the Bureau of Meteorology of Australia issued an advisory to air carriers on the direction the cloud is spreading.

Real estate

From Global Markets Aug 29

Analyst: Slowdown in Home Prices is Good, the Final Stage to Economic Recovery

Despite naysayers crying the stunted recovery of the U.S. real estate market due to a slowdown in home price increase, one expert notes that the slowdown is actually good for the economy.

A Journalist Checks Out a Curved G Flex Smartphone

From Tech Aug 29

Smartphone Kill Switch Feature Now Mandatory In California

Beginning on July 1, 2015, all smartphones to be sold in California would have a kill switch. On Thursday, Aug 28, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill, introduced in February, into a law after it cleared the State assembly two weeks ago.

Al Gore

From Companies Aug 29

Former U.S. VP Al Gore Backs Ovo Energy by Investing £8 Million Before IPO

Showing that he practices what he preaches, green advocate and former U.S. Vice President Al Gore invested £8 million in Ovo Energy. The investment comes before one of the fastest-growing new power suppliers in the UK launches its initial public offering (IPO).

Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri

From Education Aug 29

Boxing News: Manny Pacquiao Boxing Education Institute to Open in China

Eight-division titleholder Manny Pacquiao is certainly spreading his wings beyond boxing, one more indicator that his retirement from the ring is just around the corner. On Thursday, he said in Macau that he plans to open a Manny Pacquiao Institute in China. The first campus would be in Beijing.