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Iran Rejects Idea That Trump Could Scrap Nuke Deal

TEHRAN — Despite president-elect Donald Trump’s campaign rhetoric that he would scrap the Iranian nuclear deal or renegotiate its terms, Iran won’t have it.<p>"The results of the U.S. election have no effect on the policies of the Islamic Republic of Iran," Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said the …

South Asia

Google Signs Deal With CBS for Upcoming YouTube Streaming Television Service

Google has inked a deal with CBS for its upcoming web-based streaming television service, reports <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. Called "Unplugged," the paid subscription service, available on YouTube, will see Google offering a bundle of several channels for a set price of $25 to $40 per month.<p>CBS, a …

Syrian airstrikes hammer Aleppo amid expanding offensive against rebels

ISTANBUL — Airstrikes pounded rebel-held areas in the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo on Friday, hitting centers for a volunteer civil defense group in a sharp escalation by government forces after the collapse of cease-fire plans that raised fleeting hopes of peace.<p>The intensifying offensive on …

Middle East

Snapchat Is About to Get Less Raw — And Way More Addictive

Snapchat's new feature, Memories, brings big changes: It sacrifices some of Snapchat's killer "raw" element while enticing users to spend more time in the app.<p>You can still save snaps and Stories to your camera roll, but the tools inside Memories will give you a chance to edit your old stuff and …

The tallest solar tower in the world is being built in the middle of the desert in Israel

Once completed in late 2017, the Ashalim Tower will rise to 240 metres (787 feet), taller than Paris's Montparnasse Tower and London's Gherkin, according to the Israeli government and the consortium building it.<p>Covered in stainless steel, the square tower in the rocky Negev desert with a peak …

Renewable Energy

British lawmaker dies after shooting and stabbing attack that stuns nation

LONDON — A rising star in Britain’s Parliament was shot and stabbed to death Thursday in an attack that stunned the nation and brought the country’s European Union referendum campaign to an abrupt halt just a week before the vote.<p>The killing was of the sort that has become all too common in the …

United Kingdom
Donald Trump

Clinton claims historic victory in Democratic primary

NEW YORK (AP) — Claiming her place in history, Hillary Clinton declared victory Tuesday night in her bruising battle for the Democratic presidential nomination, becoming the first woman to lead a major American political party and casting herself as the beneficiary of generations who fought for …

Government

11 Habits of Supremely Happy People

We're always chasing something--be it a promotion, a new car, or a significant other. This leads to the belief that, "When (blank) happens, I'll finally be happy."<p>While these major events do make us happy at first, research shows this happiness doesn't last. A study from Northwestern University …

Happiness

Microsoft is laying off 1,850 to “streamline” its smartphone business, takes $950M charge

Following last week’s news of Microsoft selling off its feature phone business for $350 million, today Microsoft turned its attention to smartphones: the company announced it would lay off 1,850 staff and take a charge of $950 million, including $200 million in severance payments, as it …

Mobile

How a Victory Over ISIS in Fallujah Could Actually Hurt Iraq

Iraq could finally turn the corner against ISIS—but at a potentially high risk to the future of the divided country.<p>The Iraqi military and its allied …

Middle East
Public Health
Human Rights

Obama in Vietnam Announces End of Longstanding Arms Embargo

President Barack Obama on Monday announced the lifting of a longstanding arms embargo on Vietnam, part of his pivot towards Asia and the latest warming of relations with America's one-time foe.<p>Obama made the historic announcement at a press conference in Hanoi with Vietnam's President Tran Dai …

Vietnam

Barack Obama holds talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman

<b>US President Barack Obama and King Salman of Saudi Arabia have held talks in Riyadh ahead of a regional summit.</b><p>Correspondents say the leaders appear to have disagreed on issues including Iran, Syria, Yemen and the fight against so-called Islamic State militants.<p>President Obama also challenged the …

South Asia
USDOT

Top pollster: 'I have never seen anything like' what happened in Michigan

He's "never seen anything like" what happened there on Tuesday night.<p>"No. No. No," Mitchell, who conducts the Fox 2/Mitchell polls, told Business Insider in an interview on Wednesday.<p>He was referring to the result in the state that stunned the collective political world on Tuesday night.<p>Sen. Bernie …

Government
Government

Scott Kelly exposed himself to 24 times more radiation in space than the average human

While the opportunity to live in space for that long is a privilege reserved for a special few, this honor comes with a cost.<p>In space, astronauts are exposed to cosmic radiation that would otherwise be absorbed or deflected by Earth's protective atmosphere.<p>In fact, experts estimated for Scientific …

Space

WHO: Sexual transmission of Zika a 'concern'

A sexually transmitted case of the threatening Zika virus in Texas is cause for concern and requires further investigation, the World Health Organization said Wednesday.<p>"This needs to be further investigated to understand the conditions under which, and how often or likely sexual transmission is," …

Public Health

The Detroit schools emergency manager resigns after a month of 'sick-outs' and stomach-turning images of decay

Earley's resignation follows a tumultuous month at Detroit schools. The Detroit Federation of Teachers struck out at DPS with a lawsuit filed last week claiming the district allowed schools to deteriorate "to the point of crisis" and have put the health and safety of students and staff at risk.<p>The …

Health and Safety
Middle East
North Korea
Government

Reaction to the Democratic Presidential Debate

Tonight’s Democratic presidential debate was often more about Bernie Sanders than Hillary Clinton.<p>Clinton obliterated Sanders on gun control and …