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See what happens when you strap a GoPro to a cheetah

A cheetah can run as fast as a car on a freeway, way faster than any two-legged person. We can only dream about what it feels like to be that fleet of foot. The Cincinnati Zoo wanted to help Internet viewers get more in touch with the speedy big cats, so it strapped a GoPro to the back of Savanna, …

Photo Purports to Show Japanese Journalist Jumpei Yasuda, Missing in Syria

TOKYO, Japan — A new photograph purporting to show a Japanese journalist believed to be held in Syria was circulated to local media Monday by a person claiming to be a mediator for his captors.<p>Jumpei Yasuda disappeared in June 2015.<p>In the new photo, the freelance reporter is shown dressed in an …

North Korea's latest missile test flops, according to South

North Korea on Tuesday appeared to have tried and failed with a fresh ballistic missile launch in violation of existing UN resolutions, South Korea's defence ministry said.<p>The UN measures ban North Korea from any use of ballistic missile technology, although it regularly fires short-range missiles …

Australia’s censorship of Unesco climate report is like a Shakespearean tragedy | Graham Readfearn

Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef is clearly at risk from climate change, so why would Unesco agree to censor its own report?<p>That quote from Shakespeare’s Hamlet comes to mind: “The lady doth protest too much, methinks.”<p>The lady in question is the Australian government, which some time in early …

Australia

North Korean missile launch attempt apparently failed, South Korea says

<b>Seoul (CNN) —</b> North Korea attempted to launch a missile Tuesday, although it appeared to be unsuccessful, South Korea's military said.<p>One missile was test-fired from the eastern city of Wonsan at 5:20 a.m., the South Korea Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS) said.<p>"Our military has maintained readiness as …

North Korea

Tobacco companies prepare to fight Ottawa’s plain-packaging plan

The federal government is preparing to unveil the initial stages of its plan to force cigarette manufacturers to sell their products in plain packaging – a move that is expected to launch a heated legal battle between Ottawa and the tobacco companies.<p>Government sources said the first measures would …

Iran to Saudis: Our pilgrims will not take part in Hajj

<b>(CNN) —</b> Iran has barred its pilgrims from traveling to Mecca to take part in the annual Muslim Hajj pilgrimage after accusing Saudi Arabia of failing to guarantee the safety of its citizens.<p>Tensions between the two Middle East rivals have been particularly strained recently after Riyadh broke off …

'We'd make the same decision,' zoo director says of gorilla shooting

<b>(CNN) —</b> Zookeepers shot and killed a rare gorilla on Saturday after a 3-year-old boy slipped into its enclosure at the Cincinnati Zoo, triggering outcry over how the situation was handled.<p>If they had to do it again, they would respond the same way, the zoo's director said Monday.<p>Cincinnati Zoo …

Search Underway for Yamato Tanooka, 7, Who Was Left in Woods by Parents as Punishment

TOKYO — Rescuers were searching Monday for a young boy whose parents abandoned him in bear-inhabited woods as a form of punishment.<p>Police said Yamato Tanooka, 7, has been missing for two days on northern Hokkaido island.<p>A Hokkaido police spokesperson told NBC News the boy's parents initially said …

Japan

Latest iPhone 7 Report: It Fixes Biggest iPhone 6S Failure

Should you be excited about the iPhone 7? The evidence says no. Widespread leaks argue new iPhone will be boring yet controversial. But new information reveals it could still be a crowd pleaser…<p>While headline features like Apple Pay and 3D Touch are what Apple finds most exciting, for users the …