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Britain sold spying gear to Philippines despite Duterte's brutal drugs war

Labour MP says sale of surveillance tools ‘makes UK complicit in deaths of thousands of Filipinos’<p>The British government sold £150,000 of hi-tech spying equipment to the Philippines, giving President Rodrigo Duterte the tools to hunt down and kill dealers and addicts as part of his brutal war on …

UNICEF: Four in five newborn deaths 'preventable'

Babies born in countries with poverty, conflict or weak institutions are dying needlessly because of a lack of basic care, a report found. As many as …

What Apple CEO Tim Cook says he'd do if he were 'king for a day'

Under CEO Tim Cook's watch, Apple has sold hundreds of millions of iPhones, booked hundreds of billions of dollars in profit, and launched new products like AirPods and Apple Watch.<p>In fact, Cook says, he's never had a bad year as CEO of Apple.<p>"I've only had good years. No, seriously," he said in an …

Suspect arrested in killings of homeless men in Las Vegas

<b>(CNN) —</b> A 26-year-old man accused of targeting homeless men in a Las Vegas shooting spree has been arrested, the city's police said.<p>Joshua Castellon was taken into custody last week on a federal weapons charge. He was charged on Monday with two counts of murder and two counts of attempted murder in …

Las Vegas

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn

<b>Drones turned into missiles, fake videos manipulating public opinion and automated hacking are just three of the threats from artificial intelligence in the wrong hands, experts have said.</b><p>The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence report warns that AI is ripe for exploitation by rogue states, …

5 Super Handy Travel Gadgets You Should Use on Every Flight

These gadgets will actually help you get real work done.<p>One of the strangest things about flying for me is that it is the perfect time to work. I grab a nice set of earbuds, a laptop, and for about three or four hours on a trip to Vegas or Dallas I'm in the zone, cranking on my email or chatting …

Gear & Gadgets

The Father Of The Internet Sees His Invention Reflected Back Through A 'Black Mirror'

In 1984, two men were thinking a lot about the Internet. One of them invented it. The other is an artist who would see its impact on society with uncanny prescience.<p>First is the man often called "the father of the Internet," Vint Cerf. Between the early 1970s and early '80s, he led a team of …

Black Mirror

This Trump accuser’s story is well-supported and convincing. His response is not.

Trump’s latest statement on sexual misconduct allegations: call it the security camera defense.<p>The president of the United States offered his latest response on Tuesday to one of the multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against him.<p>Rachel Crooks told the Washington Post on Monday that Trump …

Donald Trump

The iPhone, the Pixel, and the tragic anxiety of having to choose

One man’s descent into madness born out of having too many options<p>I’ve had a restless weekend that’s spilling over into my work week. Or maybe it’s more accurate to say that my work week has spilled over into my weekend. Whatever it is, I’ve been gripped by a fever of indecision caused by comparing …

'It's not a war. It's a massacre': scores killed in Syrian enclave

Aid groups warn situation in eastern Ghouta could unfold into worst atrocity of war so far<p>Almost 200 civilians have been killed in dozens of airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad in eastern Ghouta over two days of “hysterical violence”, which has led to warnings of a …

Middle East

A woman referenced the ‘financially stable meme’—and Twitter freaked out

There’s a certain popular, self-congratulatory style of social media post where teens brag about financial success and homeownership, taunting their …

The world's least visited countries – have you been to any of them?

5 space myths you need to stop believing right now

There is still a lot to learn about the universe, but what if we told you some of the popular facts we swear by about space are simply not true?<p>Matt …

A Biohacker Regrets Publicly Injecting Himself With CRISPR

“There’s no doubt in my mind that somebody is going to end up hurt eventually.”<p>When Josiah Zayner watched a biotech CEO drop his pants at a biohacking conference and inject himself with an untested herpes treatment, he realized things had gone off the rails.<p>Zayner is no stranger to stunts in …

Genetic Engineering

Kushner Resists Losing Access as Kelly Tackles Security Clearance Issues

WASHINGTON — Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, is resisting giving up his access to highly classified information, prompting an internal struggle with John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, over who should be allowed to see some of the nation’s most sensitive …

Donald Trump

China wages war on funeral strippers

China has launched its latest crackdown against a phenomenon which just won't seem to die in rural areas - funeral strippers.<p>The Ministry of Culture said last month that it was targeting "striptease" and other "obscene, pornographic, and vulgar performances" at funerals, weddings and traditional …

A $42 million '10,000 year clock' is being installed on Jeff Bezos' property

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos took to Twitter to announce that construction of the 10,000 year clock has begun on his property in Texas, with a view to encourage thinking about humanity in the long term.<p>Conceived back in 1986 by American computer scientist Daniel Hills, the clock’s mechanism is …

Ajit Pai’s Plan Will Take Broadband Away From Poor People

It’s indisputable: A broadband internet connection is vital to full participation in our society and economy. Increasingly, government services and …

Missouri Fought For Years To Hide Where It Got Its Execution Drugs. Now We Know What They Were Hiding.

The state of Missouri did everything it could to keep secret where it got the drugs it used to put 17 inmates to death. Now, BuzzFeed News has discovered the supplier is a pharmacy repeatedly found to engage in hazardous practices that could put patients — and convicts — at risk.<p><b>The state of</b> …

'I will not shut up,' Haley tells Palestinian negotiator

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pledging she "will not shut up," US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Tuesday that the Trump administration will not change its decision to move the US embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.<p>But her message at the UN Security Council went unheard by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, …

Israel

Winter Olympics 2018: Rooting against Lindsey Vonn is for losers, America

Vonn didn't win the gold medal in downhill, but she remains the gold standard for American skiing<p>Lindsey Vonn never made it to the prom. You won't …

Winter Olympics

12 Totally Free Ways to Practice Self-Care

Is it just us or has life been absolutely crazy lately? Between deadlines at work and trying (and mostly failing) to keep up with our social life, it …

Warriors ready to get back to work after restless All-Star break

LOS ANGELES -- When Stephen Curry arrived in Los Angeles for All-Star Weekend on Thursday, he sat down for an interview with CNN political …

Venezuela Launches Virtual Currency, Hoping to Resuscitate Economy

MEXICO CITY — With Venezuela suffering one of the most severe economic collapses of modern times, the beleaguered administration of President Nicolás Maduro announced on Tuesday that it had begun a presale of virtual currency backed by the nation’s vast petroleum reserves.<p>The government, which had …

Venezuela

Oprah Winfrey donates $500,000 to Florida survivors marching against gun violence

Oprah Winfrey has pledged to donate $500,000 (£360,000) to the “inspiring” survivors of the Florida shooting who have organised national protests against gun violence in the US.<p>The talk show host matched a donation made by George and Amal Clooney to the students behind next month’s March For Our …

Nintendo wants to ‘prolong the life cycle’ of the Switch beyond six years

For decades, the life span of a video game console has been more or less set in stone. Whether it’s a huge success like the Wii or the PS2, or a huge …

We had a great day at the park with our autistic son, until someone called the police

It had been a good day at the park. A miracle day, in fact, for our family. Our 5-year-old son, who is moderately autistic and prone to violent outbursts and self-injurious behavior, had sailed through the outing without a meltdown. So it was all the more shocking when the police approached us.<p>It …

Autism

In the shadow of the Olympics, a brutal trade in dog meat

<b>(CNN) —</b> Untold millions will be cheering on Olympic athletes from around the world as they compete in Pyeongchang, South Korea. But while those athletes are skating and skiing and curling their way into Olympic history, not far away, something sinister is happening: Dogs are being slaughtered for …

South Korea

‘Abused Games’ Twitter celebrates the video games that were loved to death

Or not so much, in the case of Superman 64<p>A Twitter account highlights some classic carts, cards and discs that have been well loved — but maybe a little too much — and still find them a good home.<p>Abused Games, which has been around for about five years but returned to posting in December after …