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Airbus Patented an Aircraft to Carry Other Planes Up Above the Clouds

To improve energy efficiency, we need planes to carry other planes.<p>Flying up in the stratosphere is great. It offers thin air where planes can cruise with less drag and turbulence, which makes this layer of the atmosphere the perfect place for a light, unmanned aircraft to operate for long periods …

China’s army is using guns and hip-hop to recruit more young people

By Adam Taylor<p>, Reporter<p>The Chinese People's Liberation Army has a simple message for potential recruits: We're cool.<p>A promotional video released on the PLA newspaper's website last week hammers home this point by showing explosions, shootouts, jet planes, hostage situations and unidentified men …

China

30 Things You Need To Eat This Month

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The 19-year-old who started a massive protest movement in Hong Kong says HSBC won't let him open bank accounts for his new political party

Wong, formerly with the now-suspended Scholarism, also claimed the bank had rejected a bid to open a current account.<p>Wong claimed he and another core organizer of the new party, Agnes Chow Ting, also formerly with Scholarism, had tried to open a joint savings account at HSBC early last month to …

Hong Kong

Never pay for an overweight suitcase again

An overweight suitcase can run you $100 in fees, but what if you could weigh your suitcase by simply lifting it off the ground?<p>That's just one of many utilities that's built into a new smart luggage brand called Raden, which launches Tuesday.<p>Raden charges your phone, gives you details about TSA …

9 face murder charges in recorded after-school brawl in Georgia

<b>(CNN) —</b> It started out as a fistfight. Two girls -- emboldened by bystanders alternately yelling out support or derision -- went toe-to-toe in the residential street before they tumbled to the ground.<p>It only got uglier from there.<p>A two-minute cell phone video shot by a witness last week in …

Crime

89 Boko Haram militants sentenced to death in Cameroon

<b>Yaounde, Cameroon (CNN) —</b> A military court in Cameroon this week sentenced 89 Boko Haram insurgents to death for their roles in terror attacks in the country's Far North Region.<p>The judgment handed down Wednesday marks the most extreme implementation of a controversial anti-terrorism law promulgated …

Boko Haram

Hong Kong: Thousands rally over missing booksellers

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1219000/1219146_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534459288_3c9640311fcbd40471fd7cdf9cbb5fa5<p><b>Thousands in Hong Kong have rallied against the disappearance of five booksellers from a shop known for selling works critical of China.</b><p>All are …

Hong Kong

The Best Secret Streets Around the World

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5 Healthy Food Trends That Will Rule 2016

Kale is so last year.<p><i>This article was written by the editors of Well+Good and repurposed with the site's permission.</i><p>Our wellness predictions are in, and these are the top healthy food trends we'll all be talking about in the year ahead.<p><b>1. Everyone Will Be Eating Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner Out of</b> …

World's Best Boutique Hotels 2015

Le Sirenuse is another winner that used to be a family home—and that family still runs the place. The former villa overlooking the Amalfi Coast has …

Singapore dining: Best of the old and new

Stuck in an eating rut? Some of the city's top foodies and celebrities offer opinions on where to find the hottest plates in town<p>With incredible street food and a vibrant dining scene punctuated by glitzy new openings, we Singapore diners are a pampered lot.<p>But separating the great from the …

Stopping Gun Violence In The U.S. Starts with Us

<b>Co-Authors</b><p><i>Rajani Venkatraman Levis, MFT is an immigrant therapist of Color who speaks five languages and artfully navigates the intersections of trauma with race, class, ethnicity and other facets of diversity in her writing, teaching and psychotherapy practice. She is a California Licensed</i> …

Teaching About Race: The Problem is Inequality and Bad Policies, Not Bad Choices

<i>The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore</i> had a very funny bit on the 2nd Republican Party debate. Wilmore played a segment with candidates repeating the word race, but they were always talking about the Presidential race. Not one Republican candidate discussed the problems of race in America. But …

11 most luxurious train rides | CNN Travel

Paris attacks: Politicians failed the people of Brussels, says Vincent Kompany

<b>(CNN) —</b> The failure to deliver the "beauty of democracy" was one of the chief reasons behind the Paris attacks, says Belgian soccer star Vincent Kompany.<p>The suicide bombings and shootings in the French capital killed 130 people and left hundreds wounded. It shocked the watching world and brought to …

US issues global travel warning amid increased terror threats worldwide

Travel alert will remain in effect until 24 February as alert calls on Americans to ‘exercise vigilance’, especially during the holidays<p>Americans should be alert to possible travel risks, especially during the holidays, following increased terrorist threats around the world, the State Department …

U.S. State Department

PlanGrid Lands $40 Million Investment To Expand Product

PlanGrid, the company that digitized the construction industry, announced today that it has landed a $40 million investment.<p>Tenaya Capital led the round. Additional investors include Sequoia, Founders Fund, YC Continuity and Northgate. Today’s investment brings the total to over $58 …

Construction Industry

City Guide: New York City

The capital of the United States for a very short time, New York City would become the cultural capital of the world by the 20th century. Like Paris, it established that position by harboring artists of all stripes: writers, painters, dancers and musicians who carved out “scenes” that would change …

New York City

Uber Driver Says Passenger Mistook Him For A Muslim, Threatened To Kill Him

It's one of at least nine alleged anti-Islam crimes in the U.S. since the Paris attacks.<p>Samson Woldemichael is a Christian. But the 40-year-old Ethiopian immigrant and father of two, who works as an Uber driver in North Carolina, says he was the victim of Islamophobia this weekend when a passenger …

United States

Photos From the Paris Attacks

On Friday night, attacks across Paris killed at least 120 people and injured about 200 more. At least eight attackers reportedly shot people in several restaurants and cafes, set off explosions near the Stade de France stadium, and took hostages at the Bataclan concert hall, which was later stormed …

4 of Singapore's Most Creative Restaurants

Before we arrived in Singapore, my cousin emailed me a list. "These are the top restaurants in the city. Let's try as many of them as we can."<p>Since we only had a few days, we narrowed down our selection to the four most innovative restaurants. All of them wowed us with eye-opening dishes, from …

Singapore's 6 most extravagant hotel suites | CNN Travel

Editor's Note — CNN Travel's series often carries sponsorship originating from the countries and regions we profile. However, CNN retains full editorial control over all of its reports. Read the policy.<p>Singapore (CNN) — In a city filled with gleaming skyscrapers, designer stores and sophisticated …

Luxury hotel? No, Singapore's new-generation public housing

<b>Singapore (CNN) —</b> Think of public housing estates and you may imagine grimy stairwells and unloved communal spaces.<p>That's certainly not the case in Singapore, which for more than 50 years has been transforming public housing from basic blocks to slick high-rises.<p>Residents are currently receiving …

Marina Bay Sands, Singapore: Rooftop Pools

Share<p>Tweet<p>1. Marina Bay Sands, Singapore<p>Architect Moshe Safdie’s multibillion-dollar resort and casino is the very definition of balls-out: 55 stories crowned by a 500-foot rooftop pool, which is set amid 250 tree species and several hundred different plants in a blooming oasis called the Sands …

Singapore Research Organizations Prepare to Become Major Players in Bioprinting R&D

The city-state of Singapore strives to make its mark on the bioprinting map soon.<p>Just as the spectacular city-state of Singapore is a leader in Asia …