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Yazidis leave Europe and return to warring Iraq

<b>Zakho, Iraq</b> <b>-</b> The midnight sky above the sea was clear. Shamo Sabro, 35, could see stars over the Mediterranean. Even though the sea was calm, he was filled with fear, having never been on a boat before.<p>But Sabro's anxiety was no match for his determination to leave Iraq for good.<p>Throughout the …

Afghanistan: Providing Maternal Health Care to Marginalized Populations

<i>Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) women's health advisor and midwife Kara Blackburn recently completed an assessment of MSF’s</i> …

Scientists have developed a quick, cheap way to test for Zika

Zika is now being actively transmitted in 49 countries around the world and expected to infect 4 million people by the end of 2016. So far, doctors have only been able to definitively detect the virus when they can send blood samples to a specialized lab for difficult genetic testing.<p>But now, …

Low-cost Zika test detects virus within an hour

A cheap, quick, paper-based diagnostic test for Zika has been developed by researchers in the USA.<p>The test, developed at the Wyss Institute for …

Mexican judge rules drug lord 'Chapo' Guzman can be extradited

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican judge has ruled that drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman can be extradited to face charges in the United States, the country’s federal court authority said on Monday, days after he was moved to a prison near the U.S. border.<p>Recaptured drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" …

US says nationwide Syria truce to replace piecemeal approach

PARIS (AP) — The United States tried Monday to move past localized, short-term cease-fires in Syria by announcing that an enduring, nationwide truce …

Samsung announces Galaxy J5 (2016) and Galaxy J7 (2016) for South Korea

These days Samsung phone leaks are a dime a dozen, though the actual launches often come dozen<i>s</i> of weeks later. Such was the case with the 2016 variants of the lower-end Galaxy J phones when they finally landed some weeks ago. Today, the company has expanded the offering to its home country of …

How Should Next US President Shape Iraq Policy?

Republican and Democratic presidential candidates hold starkly different opinions on many political issues, but they are in broad agreement on the …

One Is the Loneliest Number: China’s Single Population Nears 200 Million

China is quickly becoming a nation of singles.<p>There are nearly 200 million single adults in the world’s most populous country, accounting for 14.6% of the total population, according to local media reports, which cite data from China’s Ministry of Civil Affairs. The percentage has skyrocketed from …

100 years ago, Americans talked about Catholics the way they talk about Muslims today

About a century ago, millions of Americans feared that members of a religious group were amassing an arsenal of weapons for a secret, preplanned takeover of the United States.<p>The feared religious group was not Muslims. It was, as the Los Angeles Times's Matt Pearce wrote in a great new piece on …

Religion

China working age population ‘to fall 10% by 2040’

China’s working age population will fall more than 10 per cent by 2040 in spite of a recent relaxation of its one child policy, the World Bank warned …

Mexico has started counting its Afro-Mexican population

For the first time ever, people of African descent living in Mexico were able to identify themselves as black in the national census.<p>Mexico’s 2015 population survey, released Dec. 8, counted 1.38 million people of African heritage, representing 1.2% of the country’s population (link in Spanish.) …

China Loosens Residency Rules in Urbanization Push

Smaller cities to have greater flexibility in issuing residency permits to rural migrants<p>SHANGHAI—China issued new guidelines for local governments’ residence permit systems, laying the groundwork for millions of rural migrants to gain better access to employment, housing loans and social …

Top U.N. official calls for North Korea to face International Criminal Court

<b>(CNN) —</b> A senior United Nations official has called for the Security Council to refer North Korea to the International Criminal Court over "gross human rights violations."<p>U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein testified before the Security Council after permanent members …

International Migrant Group Chief: "We Are In Crisis Mode"

The director of the International Organization for Migration says more migrants and an unprecedented backlash against them have created the "perfect storm" for refugees.<p>WASHINGTON — The head of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) painted a dire picture on Friday of current efforts to …

Saudi Women Vote for First Time: Pictures

Voting

How one of the most obese countries on earth took on the soda giants

As debate rages about whether to introduce a sugar tax, this is the story of how Mexico defied its own powerful fizzy drinks industry to impose a tax on soda<p>Mexicans love their soda. Construction workers go to their jobs in the early morning clutching giant two-litre or even three-litre bottles. …

Diabetes

What Being A Young Muslim Woman Is Really Like

Over the past few years, modesty and style have seemingly converged. Longer sleeves, looser silhouettes, and an overall more understated aesthetic …

How Myanmar’s Landmark Election Could Influence One of Its Most Lucrative, and Shady, Industries

It's 5am, and the sun has yet to rise over the Masen Kwang outpost in the Kachin mountains of Myanmar, on the border with China. Soldiers from the Kachin People Militia, operating under the umbrella of the Kachin Independence Army, are gathering around a fire. The men warm their hands above the …

Migrants Diverted To New Routes After Hungary Shuts Border

Migrants streaming across the Balkans reached Slovenia on Saturday, diverted overnight by the closure of Hungary's border with Croatia in the latest demonstration of Europe's disjointed response to the flow of people reaching its borders.<p>Hungary's right-wing government declared its southern …

Russian group reportedly hacked Dow Jones for stock tips

As tools grow more sophisticated, hackers may be turning to insider trading for a payoff. A group of Russia-based hackers broke into Dow Jones & Co's internal computer network in search of unreleased, market-moving information, according to a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i>. Dow Jones had reported a …

China, Japan, ROK to hold fresh round of FTZ talks in December - Business

BEIJING - China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) will hold the ninth round of trilateral free trade zone (FTZ) negotiations in Japan in …

China

Why South Korea Goes Crazy for Honey

From food fads to historical cooking, this obsession runs deep<p>When Korea ran out of Honey Butter Chips, people declared war. Executives from snack …

Memories of Pyongyang: Citizens and expats reminisce about N. Korea life - NK News - North Korea News

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North Korea

​Nigeria, South Korea seek more military cooperation

<i>Related News</i><p>The Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, has reiterated the willingness of the Nigerian Army to collaborate with its Korean counterpart in …

North Korea

Japan, China, South Korea discussing three-way meeting in Lima: Aso | Reuters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan, China and South Korea are discussing a possible trilateral meeting of their finance ministers in Peru this week, Finance Minister Taro Aso said, which could pave the way for a summit among the countries to soothe strained relations.<p>Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso as he …

South Korean Government To Invest 350 Million Dollars To Develop An Internet Of Things Ecosystem To Address The Declining Growth Of Tech Industries In The Country

The government of South Korea is set to allot a $350 million budget to invest to 300 globally-competitive companies within the next four years, in …

Internet of Things