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China Kicks World Bank To The Curb In Latin America

Drive along the long and straight Avenida del Libertadores in Buenos Aires and you’ll see them. Billboards of the world’s biggest bank, the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, hanging above the traffic. Thanks to this banking behemoth, China now has more loans in Latin America than the World …

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First Day Hikes planned in 50 states on New Year's Day

If one of your New Year's resolutions involves working out and getting outdoors, consider going on a First Day Hike on Jan. 1. The hikes scheduled at state parks in all 50 states are designed to expose more people to these lesser-known gems -- without going it alone.<p>Now in its fourth year as a …

National Geographic's Favorite Bird Pictures

In honor of the 115th anniversary of the Audubon Christmas Bird Count, National Geographic editors searched the archives for our most compelling bird pictures.

Joey Bada$$ premieres new song “Curry Chicken” — listen

On January 20th, Joey Bada$$ will drop his full-length debut, <i>B4.Da.$$</i>, via Cinematic Music Group/Pro Era. The 15-track effort was produced by …

Why American Jews Eat Chinese Food on Christmas

A lack of dining options may have started Jewish Christmas, but now it's a full-fledged ritual.<p>If there’s a single identifiable moment when Jewish Christmas—the annual American tradition where Jews overindulge on Chinese food on December 25—transitioned from kitsch into codified custom, it was …

Maddow organizes her thoughts...

Rachel Maddow is caught in the midst of outlining what appears to be the making of another epic opening segment.

This Gear Took Us Around The World

What clothes, computer, ice axe, and backpack does a photographer and writer for an adventure travel site fall back on when he's going to be going up …

China detains Uighurs 'fleeing to Vietnam'

Chinese police in the southwestern province of Guangxi have shot dead one ethnic Uighur and detained a group of others who were trying to cross the border to neighbouring Vietnam.<p>The World Uighur Congress (WUC), an activist group in exile, told Al Jazeera on Wednesday that 43 Uighurs, including 19 …

What Obama’s “new approach” to Cuba means for the American South

Ending the embargo could create new economic growth opportunities for some of the country’s poorest states<p>The Obama Administration’s Wednesday announcement that it will take steps to end a half-century of diplomatic and economic warfare against Cuba is a very big deal. It has far-reaching …

12 Things Men Can Do That Women Can't

There are many laws and restrictions or rules put in place holding women back from doing what the opposite sex can do. Here are some examples from around the world.<p>• According to Detroit police, a man shot and killed Mary Spears, 27, after she rejected his advances in October. She was a mother to …

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Amnesty backs Detekt tool to scan for state spyware on computers

Human rights experts and technology groups have launched a new tool allowing members of the public to scan their computers for surveillance spyware used by governments.<p>Amnesty says Detekt is the first tool freely available that will allow activists and journalists to find out if their PCs are being …

You Won't Believe the Source of the World's Most Sustainable Salmon

When you hear the term “sustainable seafood,” you might envision a fisherman pulling catch from a pristine sea.<p>But a few weeks ago, the Monterey Bay …