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China deports tourists for watching 'terrorism' videos

China has deported a group 20 foreign tourists from Britain, South Africa and India for watching video clips that allegedly advocated terrorism and religious extremism, the official state media reported.<p>At least two of the tourists, however, said they were actually just watching a documentary about …

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>While …

Rachel Dolezal

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Why Gossip Can Save Your Life

Gossip, says an Oxford University evolutionary psychologist, provides vital physical and psychological benefits—and benefits society. But you have to …

What Motivates Terrorists?

It’s an important question. But is it the best one to be asking?<p>One of the most frequently asked questions about terrorism is also the most intractable. Why? Why do they do it? Why do people join terrorist groups and participate in acts of terrorism?<p>There are as many answers to this question as …

Vietnam War

Reward offered in New York jail break 'crisis'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1172000/1172260_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524705461_850722cea5f166c07edcb12e66004c93<p><b>The escape of two murderers from a maximum security jail in New York has been described as a "crisis situation" by the state's governor.</b><p>Richard Matt, …

Iraq to form special 'oil army' to fend off Isil threat

A 27,000-strong security force will be trained and equipped to defend its oil and energy facilities from terror attacks<p>Iraq is mobilising a 27,000 strong army of security personnel to protect its oil and energy facilities from attacks by Islamic State insurgents.<p>Adel Abdel Mahdi, Iraq's oil …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Officials: Iraqi forces in control of Baiji city

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iraqi forces with the support of the U.S. are now in control of Baiji city, military and militia sources told CNN on Sunday.<p>"Forces have cleansed and are in control completely of government complex, city center, Fatah mosque (main mosque) and surrounding neighborhoods," said Brig. Gen. …

Obama: US lacks 'complete strategy' for training Iraqis

ELMAU, Germany (AP) — Acknowledging military setbacks, President Barack Obama said Monday the United States still lacks a "complete strategy" for …

Former police officer who shot Walter Scott indicted for murder

The South Carolina police officer who was filmed shooting a man in the back as he ran away earlier this year, prompting renewed outcry over the use of lethal force by law enforcement, was formally charged with murder on Monday.<p>White outrage over Walter Scott doesn't fix black fear of living in …

Justice

McKinney, Texas, Cop Who Pulled Gun at Pool Party Meets With Investigators

A Texas police officer who pulled his gun on teenagers at a pool party and wrestled a bikini-clad girl to the ground was questioned by internal police investigators on Monday after he was put on paid leave.<p>A senior police official identified him to NBC News as Eric Casebolt, a veteran of about 10 …

Justice

Ex-South Carolina officer indicted in deadly shooting that was caught on video

The white South Carolina police officer whose shooting of a fleeing, unarmed black man was captured in a chilling cellphone video earlier this year has been indicted on a murder charge by a grand jury.<p>Michael Thomas Slager was arrested in the slaying of Walter Scott on April 7, the same day the …

Obama: No 'complete strategy' yet on training Iraqis

<b>Telfs-Buchen, Austria (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama said Monday his top national security advisers were still working to solidify training plans for Iraqi defense forces battling ISIS in their own country.<p>"We don't yet have a complete strategy because it requires commitments on the part of the …

U.S. lacks 'complete strategy' to help Iraq fight IS - Obama | Reuters

KRUEN, Germany (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, reprising a phrase that caused uproar in Washington last year, said on Monday the United States does not yet have a “complete strategy” for training Iraqi security forces to reconquer territory seized by Islamic State fighters.<p>Speaking to reporters …

German spy agency 'helped US find Osama bin Laden'

As German's intelligence agency is under pressure for co-operating with NSA on European spying, report claims BND played pivotal role in finding bin Laden<p><b>Germany</b>'s foreign intelligence agency <b>helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden</b> to the Abbottabad compound where <b>US special forces killed the</b> …

National Security

Did North Korea Really Launch A Missile From A Sub?

Cold war designs in the hands of a millennial dictator<p>A dictator's smile is never really a good sign. On Saturday, North Korea claimed they launched a ballistic missile from a submarine, and pictures from the launch show 32-year-old Kim Jong-Un beaming as he watches the show. His entire face is lit …

What would you pay to be happy?

The happiest man in the world is a 67-year-old Buddhist monk called Matthieu Ricard. He starts his day sitting in a meadow in front of his hermitage in Nepal. He watches hundreds of miles of Himalayan peaks glowing in front of him in the rising sun. The scene “blends naturally and seamlessly with …

Happiness

These are the world's most expensive countries to visit

However, it's even harder if you don't do your due diligence.<p>In the recently published 2015 Travel and Tourism Competitiveness report, the World Economic Forum ranks 141 countries based on how cheap/expensive it is to travel there. This takes into account things like average cost of a flights to …

Nintendo rides are coming to Universal's theme parks

Over the years, Nintendo has crafted a diverse roster of beloved video game characters. They're colorful and instantly recognisable, so inevitably some fans have wondered whether a Disney-style theme park could be built around them. Well, wonder no more. Nintendo announced today that it's teaming …

Retrogaming

More Chinese Airlines Are Flying to the U.S. Than American Carriers to China

Planning to fly from Nanjing or Changsha to Los Angeles? Or Beijing to San Jose? Or Wuhan to San Francisco? If so, a Chinese airline has a flight for …

Islamic State 'executes 300 Yazidi hostages in Iraq'

Militants shot to death captive Yazidis at a prison camp in northern Iraq, according to the Yazidi Progress Party, the latest mass killing carried out by the extremists targeting the sect<p>Hundreds of captive Yazidis have been shot and killed by Islamic State jihadis near Mosul, <b>Iraq</b>, according to …

Yazidis

Freddie Gray protests continue in Baltimore, other cities

Once again, the curfew was heeded as hundreds of demonstrators protested in Baltimore and elsewhere Thursday evening after police formally turned their investigation of the death of Freddie Gray over to the state's attorney's office.<p>Baltimore police found that Gray suffered a serious head injury …

Snack, Attacked: Is a Smoothie Really Good for You?

A nutritionist tells us if a smoothie can be good for you.<p>Even food professionals get the munchies. Sure, we're surrounded by food all day, but even we get a 4 o'clock (3 o'clock? 11 o'clock?) snack attack. You know the feeling: distracted at your desk, tired of your gum, not even always "'hungry" …

Nutrition

Baltimore Cleans Up After a Night of Violence

The Wire Creator David Simon Calls for End to Violence in Baltimore as Celebs React on Social Media

<i>The Wire</i> creator David Simon is urging for peace in Baltimore in the wake of Monday night’s violence.<p>Riots broke out across the city following the …

You can now post comments directly on Dropbox files

Dropbox today started rolling out the ability to add comments to files. The feature, first available in March as part of the company’s early access program, is free for all: Basic, Pro, and Dropbox for Business users.<p>Dropbox expects comments to be used for feedback as well as collaboration. …

Software

After historic arguments, court to rule on same-sex marriage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pivotal Justice Anthony Kennedy, whose vote could decide the same-sex marriage issue for the nation, did not tip his hand Tuesday …

Conductor Helps Customers Figure Out If They’re Ready For Google’s “Mobile Friendly” Update

Last week, Google updated its search algorithm to favor mobile-friendly pages in mobile search results — a move that could affect 40 percent of Fortune 500 websites.<p>If you’re worried about the update, Conductor has built a new tool to help. The company says Mobile Visibility can help businesses …

U.S. Sends Personnel, Funds to Aid in Nepal Relief Effort

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