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5 uncomfortable truths about blackness in the Dominican Republic

1. In the late 1930’s, then dictator Rafael Trujillo oversaw the ethnic cleansing of thousands of Haitians.<p>This was often known as the The Parsley …

Burma sentences 153 Chinese workers to life imprisonment for illegal logging

China lodges diplomatic protest after court issues harsh punishments in crackdown on illegal timber trade along border<p>China has lodged a diplomatic protest with Burma after a court sentenced 153 Chinese nationals to life imprisonment for illegal logging.<p>China’s voracious demand for raw materials …

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North Koreans ordered to start work at 5am during heatwave

State brings forward the working day to cope with soaring temperatures – but sources say many residents are ignoring the directive. Daily NK reports<p>North Korea has ordered state agencies, factories and schools to start at 5am as the country heads into the hottest days of the summer, sources …

The Toxic World-View of Ta-Nehisi Coates

Moses gave us the Ten Commandments. Paul gave us the epistles. And Ta-Nehisi gave us, <i>Between the World and Me</i>.<p>The new book by <i>Atlantic</i> writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, in the form of a letter to his son, has been greeted with a rapturous reception that brooks no dissent.<p>What everyone says about the literary …

Can you hear me now? Graham smashes cell phone after Trump outs number

Most people just toss their old cell phones in the junk drawer. Not Lindsey Graham.<p>The South Carolina senator and GOP presidential candidate responded Wednesday to Donald Trump giving out his personal phone number with a dramatic one-minute video, titled, “How to destroy your cell phone with …

Mark Cuban reveals what it was like playing the US president in 'Sharknado 3,' where sharks rain down on the White House

"Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!" is filled with outlandish moments and countless cameos.<p>But one of our favorites was the film's opening sequence in which Mark Cuban is revealed as the president of the United States.<p>Let's just say Cuban as POTUS is just as intense and in charge as he is in any episode of …

Brigitte Bardot to Greg Hunt: killing two million feral cats is ‘animal genocide’

French film star and animal rights activist says Australia’s culling plan designed to protect its native wildlife is ‘inhumane and ridiculous’<p>Brigitte Bardot, the French film star and animal rights activist, has taken aim at Australia’s plan to wipe out two million feral cats, labelling it …

John Horton Conway: the world’s most charismatic mathematician | Siobhan Roberts

John Horton Conway is a cross between Archimedes, Mick Jagger and Salvador Dalí. For many years, he worried that his obsession with playing silly games was ruining his career – until he realised that it could lead to extraordinary discoveries<p>On a late September day in 1956, John Horton Conway left …

Mathematics

Chris Brown rants, breakdances while marooned in Philippines

The 26-year-old was stopped from leaving the Philippine capital on Wednesday, a day after performing at a Manila concert, amid a fraud complaint filed against him by the indigenous Christian group Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ).<p>"Can somebody please tell me what the **** is going on? I don't …

Foreigners Dressed as Spartans Freak Out the Beijing Police and Get Arrested

Around 100 foreigners, dressed as Spartan warriors with leather shorts and flowing capes, prompted a swift reaction from Beijing police on Wednesday, …

35 things you’ll never hear Spaniards say

<b>1.</b> “Why is everyone talking so loud in the bus?”<p><b>2.</b> “25 and still living with his parents… what a loser!”<p><b>3.</b> “I’m meeting a friend for lunch, it won’t …

A faction inside Greece's government wants to ally with Russia and go back to the drachma

But Tsipras is losing the far-left wing of his leftist Syriza coalition, which has belatedly figured out that Tsipras' bailout negotiations have been a disaster. Those leftists want a return to the drachma and closer ties with Russia, according to Ekathimerini, the Greek news service.<p>To recap: …

Bag with NZ$1m goes missing at Hong Kong airport

<b>A bag carrying NZ$1m ($665,000; £425,000) has disappeared while being moved from a Cathay Pacific plane at Hong Kong International Airport.</b><p>The bag was one of 13, holding a total of NZ$10m, being sent to the Bank of China in Hong Kong from New Zealand, Chinese media say.<p>Police are treating the case …

US ponders a shocking loss; Mexico advances with ugly win

ATLANTA (AP) — After the feel-good summer of 2014, the United States was eager to pick up another Gold Cup title and lock up its spot in the next …

Stuck in Manila, Chris Brown pleads, 'please, let us leave'

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — In a profanity-laced video, Grammy award-winning singer Chris Brown vented his frustration Thursday at being stuck in the …

North Korean girl bands are performing socialist classics in seedy hotels on China's border to help Pyongyang's economy

Young and good-looking, the seven-piece group bear a striking similarity to the Moranbong band, a North Korean musical phenomenon who have been accorded huge success since their members were hand-selected by leader Kim Jong-Un.<p>Now, imitators from Pyongyang are performing in Chinese border towns, …

The reckless plot to overthrow Africa's most absurd dictator | Andrew Rice

In December, a handful of middle-aged American immigrants attempted to topple the autocratic ruler of the Gambia. They had few weapons and an amateurish plan. What possessed them to risk everything in a mission that was doomed to fail?<p>After the coup failed, the raids began. On New Year’s Day this …