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  • Controversial data firm Cambridge Analytica closes down

    LONDON: Cambridge Analytica, the data firm embroiled in a controversy over its handling of Facebook user data, and its British parent firm SCL Elections have ceased operations, the company said on Wednesday...

    Cambridge Analytica and SCL Elections will begin bankruptcy proceedings, the firm said, after losing clients and facing mounting legal fees in the controversy over reports the company harvested personal data about Facebook users...

  • Cambridge Analytica did receive data from researcher in Facebook storm, ex-chief says

    LONDON: Cambridge Ana­­­­­lytica’s former chief denied deliberately misleading British lawmakers, even as he admitted that his firm did receive data from the researcher at the centre of a scandal over Facebook data, contradicting his previous testimony...

    Cambridge Analytica has said its work on Donald Trump’s presidential campaign did not use data at the centre of the Facebook scandal, where the details of around 87 million users...

  • Charles Darwin notebooks 'stolen' from Cambridge University

    Two of Charles Darwin's notebooks containing his pioneering ideas on evolution and his famous “Tree of Life” sketch are missing, believed stolen, the Cambridge University Library said on Tuesday...

    The University of Cambridge's vast library first listed the notebooks as missing in 2001 after they were moved out of the Special Collections Strong Rooms for photography to be carried out there...

  • California killing: Female assailant was from Pakistan, CAIR claims

    SAN BERNARDINO: The female assailant gunned down following the shooting rampage in a banquet at a social services centre for the disabled in San Bernardino, California, was of Pakistani origin, claimed Hussam Ayloush, executive director of the Los Angeles chapter of CAIR (Council of American Islamic Relations)...

    Read: Suspects Syed Farook, Tashfeen Malik kill 14 in California shooting: authoritiesBy noon, according to police, the...

  • 10 stabbed, beaten at white nationalist rally in California

    SAN FRANCISCO: Ten people suffered stab wounds and other injuries on Sunday after members of a white nationalist group that planned to rally outside the California state Capitol building in Sacramento clashed with a larger group of counter-protesters, authorities said...

    The fight broke out when about 30 members of the Traditionalist Worker Party (TWP) gathering to rally around noon Sunday were met by about 400 counter-protesters,...

  • California shooting: 'No evidence Farook, Tashfeen were part of terrorist cell'

    NEW YORK: There is no evidence the married couple who killed 14 people in California this month were part of a terrorist cell, the head of the FBI said on Wednesday, echoing investigators' views that the pair were inspired by, rather than organised by Islamic State...

    However, he said that while the perpetrators of the December 2 shootings in San Bernardino, California — Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, and Tashfeen Malik, 29 — had expressed...

  • Wildfires destroy 1,400 homes in California

    LOS ANGELES: More than 1,400 homes have been destroyed in two of the biggest wildfires currently burning in California, officials said Sunday, making them among the worst ever in the state...

    But ten large fires — including two new ones — remained active in the state on Sunday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CalFire), which said 10,500 firefighters were currently deployed...

  • California challenges Trump's end to young immigrant programme

    California sued the Trump administration on Monday over its decision to end a programme that gives protection from deportation to young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children or by parents who overstayed visas...

    California's Attorney General Xavier Becerra said he was joined in his suit by the attorney generals for Maryland, Maine and Minnesota...

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