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Hurricane Matthew Seen From Space Is Absolutely Terrifying

Look at that monster churn.<p>Hurricane Matthew is the most powerful Atlantic tropical storm in almost a decade, according to NBC News—and, as you'd expect, it looks pretty damn menacing. The International Space Station tweeted a video of the category 4 storm from space, and, well, look:<p>Damn.<p>Weather …

Yemen famine feared as starving children fight for lives in hospital

Civil war has created ‘very severe needs’, the UN warns, while a blockade aimed at hurting Houthi rebels has made the situation worse<p>Dozens of emaciated children are fighting for their lives in Yemen’s hospital wards, as fears grow that civil war and a sea blockade that has lasted for months are …

Middle East

California Extends the Ballot to Jails

Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to allow some incarcerated people with felonies to vote reflects a growing national challenge to felony disenfranchisement.<p>Californians in county jails for felony offenses will be able to vote next year, thanks to a new bill passed by the state legislature and signed …

'The Situation ... Is Truly Catastrophic'; Hurricane Matthew Slams Into Haiti

<b>Updated at 4:45 p.m. ET with further states of emergency in the U.S.</b><p>Hurricane Matthew crashed into southwestern Haiti as a Category 4 storm Tuesday morning, dumping rain and scouring the land with maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour.<p>It is the first Category 4 storm to make landfall in …

Rainfall

The myths and reality about interstellar travel

Is reaching alien planets outside our Solar System actually possible, and if so, how would it work?<p>Science fiction writers and moviemakers have shown us countless visions of humanity spread out across the Universe, so you might be forgiven for thinking that we’ve already got this in the bag. …

Universe

Report: Navy Sending Ships To Mandeb Strait Following HSV-2 Swift Attack

Fuzzy and contradicting details surround the brazen attack on the high-speed catamaran.<p>USN<p>Tyler RogowayView Tyler Rogoway's …

Australians arrested for stripping down to briefs at Malaysian F1

<b>(CNN) —</b> Malaysian police have arrested a group of Australian men after they stripped down to reveal underwear emblazoned with the Malaysian flag at the country's Grand Prix on Sunday.<p>The Aussies removed their clothes and revealed their tight briefs -- colloquially known as "budgie smugglers" -- …

Asia

Nobel Prize in Physics awarded to Britons for study of exotic matter

<b>(CNN) —</b> Three British physicists working at US universities have won the Nobel Prize in Physics for revealing the secrets of exotic matter.<p>The 8 million Swedish Krona prize (more than US $931,000) was divided between the three laureates according to their contributions -- one half awarded to David …

After Voters Reject Peace Deal With FARC, What's Next For Colombia?

The Colombian government and the FARC rebel group have spent four years negotiating a peace deal to bring an end to more than 50 years of war.<p>Terms were agreed on, a deal was finalized, the accord was signed — and then, in a stunning turn of events, the people of Colombia voted against the …

US election: How age, race and education are deciding factors in the race for President

The US presidential election race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is in its final week, with polls indicating a small lead for Clinton.<p>But polling also shows a story that's equally important, of a country divided down demographic lines. A country where men and whites tend to back the …

Indian and Pakistani troops exchange fire in Kashmir

Indian and Pakistani troops fired at each other in disputed Kashmir on Monday, as Indian troops searched an army camp elsewhere in the region where suspected militants killed an Indian paramilitary soldier.<p>The exchange of gunfire lasted about five hours and caused no casualties, according to an …

Afghan forces regain control of key city of Kunduz after Taliban raid

<b>Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN) —</b> Afghan forces have regained control of the center of the strategically important northern city of Kunduz from Taliban fighters, Afghan police said Tuesday.<p>Mahfoz Akhbari, spokesman for the chief of Kunduz police, said battles continued in and around the city where Taliban …

Afghanistan

Apple will push macOS Sierra update with automatic downloads beginning today

Apple is rolling out the option to automatically download macOS updates starting with macOS Sierra today. The major Mac software update was released at the end of September, and starting today Apple will begin automatically downloading the update on Macs that haven’t updated yet (via The Loop).<p>Mac …

EU signs deal to deport unlimited numbers of Afghan asylum seekers

Plans for dedicated reception terminal in Kabul, but experts warn that violence and instability in Afghanistan make deportations unsafe<p>The EU has signed an agreement with the Afghan government allowing its member states to deport an unlimited number of the country’s asylum seekers, and obliging the …

It sounds like Ubisoft could be making big changes to future 'Assassin's Creed' and 'Far Cry' games

Despite changes in time period and location, every "Assassin's Creed" and "Far Cry" game is structured in much the same way — explore a big area, unlock new areas by climbing to the tops of towers, and do lots of little side missions in between the big, narrative ones. But based on comments Ubisoft …

Netflix's catalog has shrunk by a whopping 50% in the past few years

Since 2012, Netflix's selection of titles has dropped over 50%, from roughly 11,000 titles to about 5,300, according to streaming blog Exstreamist, which cites multiple former Netflix employees.<p>Extreamist's sources estimate the height of Netflix's catalog size was in 2012, before the company began …

Riding celebrity wave, Justice Ginsburg releasing anthology

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is riding the wave of her rock-star celebrity, releasing a compilation of her writings …

Los Angeles police investigating fatal shooting by officer

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Los Angeles Police Department says it is investigating after an officer fatally shot a black man following a foot chase.<p>LAPD officers say the incident started when they tried to perform a traffic stop early Saturday afternoon on a car with paper license plates. Officers suspected the …

113 years and counting: World's oldest man celebrates bar mitzvah

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> The world's oldest man, Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, celebrated his bar mitzvah this weekend -- 100 years late.<p>Born in Poland in 1903, Kristal studied Hebrew and Jewish law as a youngster. But he missed his bar mitzvah -- a Jewish coming-of-age ceremony celebrated when a …

Israel

Police embrace 'de-escalation' to reduce shootings, but some officers remain skeptical

Slow it down.<p>Police haven't always been trained to think that way. They're supposed to take immediate control of a situation, resolve the problem and move on to the next call. There are always more calls.<p>But the recent spate of fatal police shootings of unarmed black men — including Tuesday's …

Law Enforcement

2 Ways Hillary Clinton Plans to Change Social Security

Image source: Getty Images.<p>In just over five weeks, the American public will head to the polling booths and decide who will become the 45th President of the United States. Regardless of the outcome, we're going to witness a first: either the first woman president or the first president with no …

This is the first photo of the sun ever taken

The photo, shown above, was made by French physicists Hippolyte Fizeau and Léon Foucault. They used a daguerreotype, what was really the first kind of photography; a metal plate was treated with chemicals that made it light-sensitive, exposed to a scene, then treated with different chemicals to …

US twice tried to deport man killed by police in California

SAN DIEGO (AP) — U.S. authorities twice tried to deport a black man who was fatally shot by police in a San Diego suburb this week but his native …

Who is Noor Tagouri? Muslim Woman in Hijab Poses for Playboy

After a summer in which women fought to cover themselves on beaches in the South of France, 22-year-old Muslim journalist Noor Tagouri is embracing …

The UN plans to go to space in 2021

The United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs has been kicking around in one form or another since the late 50s, becoming fully official in 1962, when it was established under the Department of Political and Security Council Affairs as the wonderfully named Committee on the Peaceful Uses of …

Space Exploration

DeAngelo Williams, Like Marcus Allen, Is an Underappreciated Superstar

J.J. Watt is injured. Adrian Peterson is injured. Tom Brady is still in Sunday detention. Cam Newton is noticeably gimpy. Russell Wilson may be playing with a brace on his knee.<p>The timing couldn't be better for Le'Veon Bell to make his return from suspension. The Steelers ceded control of the state …

Mark Cuban explains why he soured on Donald Trump

The owner of the NBA's Dallas Mavericks and star of ABC's "Shark Tank" said he "liked Trump's honesty because it was different," and that the Manhattan billionaire "had a chance to change the business of politics" as a result of it.<p>"What I didn't realize he was missing at the time was a complete …

A new combat vehicle that swims for the Marine Corps

A nearly 34-ton armored fighting vehicle-- that swims? Marines will have a new Amphibious Combat Vehicle to storm the beaches in future battles.<p>Unveiled this week at the Modern Day Marine, the Amphibious Combat Vehicle, or the ACV 1.1, was created by BAE Systems and IVECO Defence. The vehicle …