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How to Use a Texting App Without Sending a Text

In China, messaging apps like WhatsApp are widespread. But users there don’t send text like much of the world does.<p>Voice messaging—or sending short audio clips instead of text messages—has taken China by storm. Step on a Beijing subway and you’ll see people barking into their phones intermittently, …

U.S.-Cuba deal to restore ties to be unveiled | Reuters

WASHINGTON/HAVANA (Reuters) - The United States and Cuba have reached an agreement to reopen embassies and restore diplomatic ties severed more than five decades ago, and the historic deal will be unveiled on Wednesday, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.<p>Nearly 6-1/2 months after U.S. President Barack …

Cuba

If The Mess In Greece Is All Greek To You, Then Read This

<i>"It was Greek to me."</i><p>Shakespeare used that phrase in one of his tragedies to suggest that a complicated matter was beyond understanding.<p>Many Americans may be muttering those words again as this week's Greek tragedy plays out.<p>The situation in Athens really is complicated, but it's also important. So …

Economy

Are Germany and the US still the best of friends?

<b>When Barack Obama visited Berlin two years ago, he charmed a city.</b><p>Thousands of people cheered in the summer sunshine as he stood in front of the Brandenburg Gate and took off his jacket, telling the crowd he could be informal as he was among friends.<p>Obvious comparisons were drawn. Not far away, 50 …

Europe

Years after invasion, the U.S. leaves a cultural imprint on Afghanistan

As the U.S. military winds down its occupation, subtle changes are evident in the social fabric of Kabul and other urban areas.<p>As the U.S. military winds down its occupation, subtle changes are evident in the social fabric of Kabul and other urban areas.<p>KABUL — In a private room inside the Wiana …

Afghanistan

Bella Thorne Gregg Sulkin Interview

These lovebirds are taking things slow and enjoying every second of it.<p>This is a huge week for Bella Thorne. Tonight she’s debuting an exciting departure from her typical role as a high school drug addict in the dark Lifetime movie <i>Perfect High</i>. Then there’s her gruesome death on full display in …

Europe migrant crisis: How are countries coping?

<b>Europe's migration crisis affects EU member states in different ways - so it is proving difficult to agree on common rules.</b><p>The influx of migrants into southern Europe has escalated, driven by the wars in Syria and Iraq, as well as conflict in many parts of Africa. More than 150,000 have arrived …

North Africa

Gay marriage declared legal across the US in historic supreme court ruling

Supreme court: gay marriage legal across the US – live updates<p>Read more<p>Same-sex marriages are now legal across the entirety of the United States after a historic supreme court ruling that declared attempts by conservative states to ban them unconstitutional.<p>In what may prove the most important …

LGBTQI

Thousands packed into North Korea stadium call for bloody revenge on US on Korean War anniversary

Pyongyang holds 'Mass Rally on the Day of the Struggle Against the US' and issues an English-language statement condemning the 'fatty monster US imperialists'<p>North Korea marked the 65th anniversary of the outbreak of the Korean War on Thursday with a 100,000-strong rally in Pyongyang's Kim Il Sung …

North Korea

Putin's Patriotic Playland Is The Russia-iest Place On Earth

There's a military theme park just outside of Moscow and it is currently filled with tanks and stuff.<p>I think this park is a gift to Russian citizens, who can now behold the full power of the Russian armed forces. Being here gives you a sense of internal self-sufficiency and makes you confident we …

Russia

On A Greek Island, Vacationers Lend A Hand To Migrants

Every morning at 5, Eric Kempson rises, grabs a pair of binoculars and drives to a windy peak overlooking a rocky beach near his home on the Greek island of Lesvos, known for its beaches and ouzo and as the birthplace of the lyric poet, Sappho.<p>Until about four months ago, Kempson, a 60-year-old …

European Union

Crisis is the new normal for weary Greeks

As the “last-chance” talks rolled on towards another “last-ditch” summit possibly at the end of this week, weary Greeks have deadline fatigue.<p>“Unfortunately, we’ve become hardened and accustomed to all this, including the never-ending talks,” said Christos Griogoriades, a physics and IT teacher in …

Europe

Taylor Swift accused of 'double standards' by photographer

<b>A photographer has accused Taylor Swift of "double standards" in her row with Apple over music streaming.</b><p>Apple Music performed a U-turn over payment policy a day after the pop star threatened to prevent the US firm from streaming her album 1989.<p>Swift had argued that Apple withholding payments …

Apple Music

Secret World War II Chemical Experiments Tested Troops By Race

As a young U.S. Army soldier during World War II, Rollins Edwards knew better than to refuse an assignment.<p>When officers led him and a dozen others into a wooden gas chamber and locked the door, he didn't complain. None of them did. Then, a mixture of mustard gas and a similar agent called lewisite …

War

Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.<p>"Imagine a football stadium filled to its brim. That's how much food goes wasted every single day in America."<p>Komal Ahmad, CEO of Feeding Forward

What If Authors Were Paid Every Time Someone Turned a Page?

Amazon is about to find out.<p>When I recently learned of Amazon's new plan to pay some authors for each page that a Kindle user reads, I remembered an editor who looked at my one of my book proposals and said something along the lines of, “It feels like you've only got 20,000 words of material. You …

A novel oasis: why Argentina is the bookshop capital of the world

Their country has endured military dictatorship, economic collapse and a particularly vituperative brand of politics, so perhaps it is not surprising that Argentinians should still find solace in the oldest of pleasures: curling up with a good book.<p>Twelve of the world's most beautiful bookshops - …

Books

Polar Winds On Saturn's Moon Titan Makes It More Earth-Like Than Previously Thought

It turns out that Saturn's moon Titan is way more similar to our own planet than we thought.<p>Scientists previously discovered that Saturn's largest and haziest moon is the only object in the solar system -- aside from Earth -- to have rivers, rainfall and seas. Like Earth, it's bigger than the …

German tourists in Greece: 'everybody has been so kind – overfriendly, even'

Gazing out over Thessaloniki’s waterfront, Regina Jost, a social worker from Jever, in northern Germany, was on her last day of a week’s holiday discovering Greece’s picturesque northern beaches. “When I told my friends I was going to Greece on vacation, they said: ‘Oh be careful, something might …

Europe

Wife of Israeli politician tweets racist Obama joke – and social media reacts

The wife of a senior Israeli minister sparked outrage on Sunday by posting a racist joke about President Barack Obama on Twitter.<p>Judy Shalom Nir Mozes, a well-known face on Israeli TV and the wife of the country’s interior minister Silvan Shalom, quickly deleted the offending tweet – but it was too …

Social Media

Berkeley balcony collapse victims' bodies brought back to Ireland

<b>The bodies of four of the six students who died in a balcony collapse in Berkeley, California, have been flown back to Ireland.</b><p>Relatives of the students accompanied them on the flight to Dublin Airport.<p>On Saturday, a joint funeral mass was held in Sonoma, California, for cousins Olivia Burke, 21, …

Dublin

Taylor Swift criticises 'shocking, disappointing' Apple Music

Star says plans to not pay royalties during free streaming trial are ‘completely unlike this historically progressive and generous company’<p><i>Update: Apple has announced a change in policy, and will now be paying royalties during its three-month free trial. The original story follows below.</i><p>Taylor …

Apple Music

Family Threatened After Photo Shoot on Train Tracks

A family in Wisconsin says that they’ve received threats online after pictures from a recent family photo shoot went viral. The shots show the family …

On Confederate flag, southern white Christians do some soul searching

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As more photos emerge of Dylann Roof, the confessed killer in the Charleston church massacre, holding a Confederate flag, calls are increasing to remove the symbol from public property.<p>And some of the urgings are coming from a community that has often defended the flag: white …

Charleston Church Shooting

Scotland: Last campaign day before independence vote - CNN.com

<b>Edinburgh, Scotland (CNN)</b> -- Politicians made their final pleas to Scottish voters Wednesday, the last day of campaigning before they head to the ballot box to vote on independence.<p>Opinion polls put the two sides neck-and-neck ahead of Thursday's historic referendum, which could see Scotland split …

My ugly inner battle: How jealousy poisoned my friendship with John Green

I know I’m not the first writer to be wracked by envy. But still the “Fault in Our Stars” author’s career haunts me<p>Over the course of my career writing about popular culture, most notably at the A.V. Club, where I was head writer for most of my 16 years there, I’ve oscillated wildly between the …