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North Korea Threatens to Call Off Summit Meeting With Trump

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea threw President Trump’s planned summit meeting with its leader, Kim Jong-un, into doubt on Wednesday, threatening to call off the landmark encounter if the United States insisted on “unilateral nuclear abandonment.”<p>The warning, made by the North’s disarmament …

North Korea

Turkey's president blames US for returning world to 'dark days'

The Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has said the world is living in dark times reminiscent of the years leading up to the second world war as he lambasted decisions by Donald Trump to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and recognise Jerusalem as the Israeli capital.<p>Q&A<p>Why does Donald Trump …

Middle East

58 dead in Gaza protests as Israel fetes US Embassy move

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — In a jarring contrast, Israeli forces shot and killed 57 Palestinians and injured more than 2,700 during mass protests Monday along the Gaza border, while just a few miles away Israel and the U.S. held a festive inauguration ceremony for the new American Embassy in …

Israel

Indonesia’s ‘Sick’ New Suicide Bomb Threat: Parents With Their Children

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A wave of deadly bombings on Sunday and Monday and evidence of more planned have shaken Indonesia just ahead of the holy month of Ramadan, with entire families — including children — carrying out suicide attacks against Christian worshipers and the police.<p>The troubling …

Extremism

Avengers: Infinity War Review: A Fine Salute to Those About to Die

The original Avengers go bigger before some of them go home.<p>At long last, the Avengers seem to be getting somewhere. Since they first teamed up six years ago, I’ve yearned for their bright, rollicking exploits to take on some summative shape or ultimate purpose, something that really binds together …

Marvel Universe

Package explodes in San Antonio, then Austin police respond to reports of another incident

<b>(CNN) —</b> Austin, Texas has been on edge after a string of package bomb explosions -- but a possible blast reported Tuesday night turned out to be unrelated, police say.<p>The latest incident turned out to be a Goodwill worker who was injured by simulated military ordnance in a donation box.<p>The worker's …

Law Enforcement

How the Quietly Radical ‘Black Panther’ Took Over Hollywood

Marvel’s most prominent black superhero hasn’t always been one of its superstars. But the Afrofuturist, anti-imperialist worldview the series espouses makes it perfect for the moment.<p>If you’ve been to a movie theater at any point in the past 20 years, there is a steep statistical probability that …

Comics

Big Mexico quake cuts power and damages homes; two dead in crash

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A prolonged 7.2 magnitude quake that rocked Mexico on Friday left nearly a million homes and businesses without power in the capital and south but the only reported deaths came when a military helicopter crashed after surveying the aftermath.<p>At least 50 homes suffered damage …

Natural Disasters

One Billion Rising and thousands dancing

Women across the Philippines have danced en masse to emphasise the global issue of domestic violence. The annual mass dancing dubbed One Billion Rising is being held every Valentine’s Day and highlights the threat to women and children.<p>It was first launched in the Philippines in 2013.

In ‘Paradigm Shift,’ Trudeau Announces Talks on Indigenous People’s Rights

OTTAWA — In the midst of a growing and sometimes angry debate over how the judicial system treats Canada’s Indigenous people, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on Wednesday that his government would ask them in a series of formal meetings how to fundamentally change the laws to better protect …

Canada

God, minerals and mud: thousands flock to Fiji's 'miracle spring'

The crowds begin to gather before dawn, snaking along with dusty backroads of Tailevu district in eastern Fiji, humid jungle pressing at them from every side.<p>Ambulances and open-topped trucks bearing stretchers are allowed to pass first, then those who can walk, and finally the healthy arrive, …

University of Alberta

No mass shootings in Australia in 20 years: How did they do it?

Mass shootings stopped in Australia after strict new gun laws passed, researchers reported Wednesday.<p>And overall deaths from firearms have fallen since the 1997 law, which banned certain semi-automatic and pump-action weapons and forced owners to sell them back to the government, the team reported …

Guns

Teenage hero rescues 2-year-old boy from train tracks in Milan, Italy

Teens

Sanders will hit Iowa, Michigan and Wisconsin to slam tax cuts

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sen. Bernie Sanders will join progressive groups in Iowa, Wisconsin and Michigan next week as part of a nationwide campaign to drum up grassroots opposition against the new Republican-backed tax law ahead of the midterm elections.<p>The Vermont independent will take direct aim at Trump-era …

Government

Borneo Has Lost 100,000 Orangutans Since 1999

The world's largest species of orangutans is rapidly disappearing.<p>Borneo has lost more than 100,000 orangutans in the last 16 years – that's more than the number of the critically endangered species remaining.<p>This species — the Bornean orangutan — is only found on the island, which is divided …

Biodiversity

'100,000 orangutans' killed in 16 years

<b>More than 100,000 Critically Endangered orangutans have been killed in Borneo since 1999, research has revealed.</b><p>Scientists who carried out a 16-year survey on the island described the figure as "mind-boggling".<p>Deforestation, driven by logging, oil palm, mining and paper mills, continues to be the …

4 small earthquakes recorded in northwestern Oklahoma

WAYNOKA, Okla. (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey reports four small earthquakes in northwestern Oklahoma, the strongest with a preliminary magnitude …

Natural Disasters

Polar Bears Really Are Starving Because of Global Warming, Study Shows

New science sheds more light on recent controversy over how much the large carnivores are being impacted by melting sea ice.<p>Millions have seen the heart-wrenching video of a polar bear clinging to life, its white hair limply covering its thin, bony frame. Shot by Paul Nicklen and Cristina …

Global Warming

South Korea Hospital Fire Kills at Least 37 People

SEOUL, South Korea — A fire at a hospital that doubled as a nursing home killed at least 37 people on Friday in the southern city of Miryang, the latest in a string of tragedies that have heightened public concern over the country’s safety standards.<p>Officials said they were still investigating the …

South Korea

A 'super blue blood moon' eclipse is coming. Here's how to see it.

NASA is urging skywatchers to head outside early on Jan. 31 for a look at what the space agency is calling a "lunar trifecta."<p>It's the rare combination of a blue moon (the second full moon in a single calendar month), a supermoon (a moon that's full when it's at its closest point in its slightly …

Super Blue Blood Moon

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming

Two planets in unusual star system are very likely habitable, scientists say

Scientists have identified two planets circling round a dim dwarf star as especially likely candidates to have habitable conditions, with probable water and a source of heat, attributes thought necessary for life beyond Earth.<p>Since their discovery last year, the seven planets and their star, called …

Universe

Congress members urge Trump to ease off legalized pot states

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Colorado Rep. Jared Polis are leading a bipartisan push urging President Donald Trump to …

Donald Trump

Black Mirror star Aldis Hodge paints a portrait of divided America

The <i>Black Mirror</i> actor Aldis Hodge has devoted his Hollywood career – which includes roles in <i>Hidden Figures</i> and <i>Straight Outta Compton</i> – to positive portrayals of African Americans. Now he is using the art world to promote social justice with a series of provocative paintings.<p>The first two, produced …

Black Mirror

‘Cloverfield 3’ Intrigue Begins With the Emergence of a Strange New Website

Is this the God Particle?<p>“Cloverfield 3” hasn’t been officially announced as such, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t coming. The movie formerly known as …

In Italy, #MeToo Falters Amid Public Scorn

In the months since allegations of sexual harassment by major media figures took center stage in the United States, the #MeToo movement has had a ripple effect in Europe, prompting national conversations on a once-taboo topic. In some countries, the movement has been embraced.<p>But in Italy, the …

Sexual Harassment

Tom Petty Family Reveals Singer’s Cause of Death

Several months after his sudden death at the age of 66, Tom Petty’s family released a statement on his Facebook page Friday that included details …

Tom Petty

Supreme Court to Consider Challenge to Trump’s Latest Travel Ban

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it would consider a challenge to President Trump’s latest effort to limit travel from countries said to pose a threat to the nation’s security, adding a major test of presidential power to a docket already crowded with blockbusters.<p>The case …

Immigration

Ancient Human Remains Document Migration From Asia To America

In Alaska, scientists have uncovered something they say is remarkable: the remains of two infants dating back more than 11,000 years.<p>Their discovery is evidence of the earliest wave of migration into the Americas.<p>"It's incredibly rare," says Ben Potter, an archaeologist at the University of Alaska …

Ice Age

Obstruction Inquiry Shows Trump’s Struggle to Keep Grip on Russia Investigation

WASHINGTON — President Trump gave firm instructions in March to the White House’s top lawyer: stop the attorney general, Jeff Sessions, from recusing himself in the Justice Department’s investigation into whether Mr. Trump’s associates had helped a Russian campaign to disrupt the 2016 …

Donald Trump