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Same-sex couple receives Japan's first 'partnership' certificate

Documents issued in Tokyo for first time as part of symbolic gesture that is not legally binding but is designed to boost recognition of partners in society<p>A district in Tokyo has become the first municipality in Japan to issue certificates recognising same-sex unions as equivalent to marriage, in …

LGBTQI

Thousands of greyhound dogs killed annually in Australia

In a disturbing statistic, up to 17,000 dogs are believed to have been killed every year in Australia's greyhound racing industry, simply because …

Katrina: A Storm to Remember in Pictures

Global Warming

Geisha Terukoma, Miyako-odori.

Anime

18 Incredible Photos From City Sunsets Around The World

No matter how frantic a day of travel has been, a stunning sunset <i>always</i> commands us to stop, look and breathe.<p>The world's most beautiful sunsets aren't found only on beaches and islands: They illuminate city skylines around the world, some of which travelers are lucky enough to call their very own …

Eiffel Tower

Photos Show A Rare Glimpse Of The 'Real' North Korea

It's no mystery why North Korea is known as the Hermit Kingdom. The government, officially called the Democratic People's Republic of Korea, relies on a combination of isolation and propaganda to communicate its image to its citizens and the world. Because it's so hard to get into, chances are we …

North Korea

The Indian Government Is Seeking $100 Million in Damages from Nestlé Over Maggi Noodles

India’s consumer affairs department filed a complaint against Nestlé with the country’s regulatory body on Tuesday, accusing the Swiss company of …

India

Beer: Yeast DNA study reveals the natural history of lager

Scientists use DNA to figure out a lot of useful stuff: whether a drug will work to fight a certain form of cancer, who committed a crime, the ancient history of a fragment of fossilized bone.<p>Now a team led by biologists at the<p>University of Wisconsin-Madisonare putting genetic analysis to work to …

What Google's Alphabet means for Android

In the wake of Google's announcement that it will restructure around a parent company called Alphabet, a lot of the focus has been on what Google …

Google Glass

Steven Spielberg Condemned for Killing Dinosaur After 'Jurassic Park' Prank Goes Viral

A set photo from the 1993 film earned the ire of Facebook users who seemed to believe it was real.<p>Facebook users are condemning <b>Steven Spielberg</b> for …

Steven Spielberg

Someone Finally Called Out Steven Spielberg For Being A Dinosaur-Killing Monster

Hold on to your butts, but people on Facebook are idiots. To mock the uproar over the blonde cheerleader and her exotic (and dead) trophy animals, Jay Branscomb put a picture of Steven Spielberg posing with a “departed” triceratops on his Wall, writing, “Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter …

Jurassic World: Leaked Raptor Pic May be First Glimpse at New Film's Dinos

This image of the <i>Jurassic Park</i> series' iconic Velociraptor may be our first glimpse at a new dinosaur from Colin Trevorrow's fourth in the series</i> …

Henry Cavill Talks Batman V. Superman: Dawn Of Justice

During a recent appearance on <i>Live With Kelly and Michael,</i> Henry Cavill took some time to talk about return to Superman in next year’s <i>Batman V.</i> …

When the trailer for Batman vs. Superman dropped I wasn't convinced. Maybe it was the relentlessly dark mood and aesthetic, or just that I haven't …

The only actor from 'Jurassic Park' to star in 'Jurassic World' was skeptical to return

As Dr. Henry Wu in "Jurassic Park," the chief engineer responsible for the recreation of the dinosaurs in the park, there was never any resolution to what happened to the character.<p>Did he get eaten by his creations once the park lost power and roamed free? Did he make it on one of the last boats …

Jurassic World

Jurassic World Passes Avengers: Age of Ultron as 2015's Highest-Grossing Movie

People sure love dinosaurs.<p>Jurassic World is now the highest-grossing movie of the year in North America, surpassing Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron.<p>…

Jurassic World
Movies

Universal Pictures hits $5 billion in record time as Jurassic World passes $600 million domestic and Minions reaches half a billion worldwide

It’s fair to say that Universal Pictures are having an even bigger year at the box-office than even they could have anticipated, with the studio …

Movies

Cities will be overrun by open source dinosaurs in Jurassic World 2

In the wake of its enormous box office win Universal greenlit a sequel to <i>Jurassic World</i> due for release in 2018, with Chris Pratt and Bryce Dallas …

Dinosaurs

The radical “Jurassic World” we didn’t get to see: When “starting from scratch” means “starting from white”

Before the blockbuster was rewritten, the main characters were Chinese. What if that didn’t change?<p>Universal Studios recently announced a release date for the inevitable "Jurassic World" sequel, just two days after the sci-fi adventure passed "The Avengers" to take the No. 3 spot on the all-time …

Jurassic World

U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes Off Japan's Okinawa; 7 Injured

TOKYO — A U.S. military helicopter crash landed off the Japanese island of Okinawa on Wednesday, leaving seven people injured.<p>The UH-60 Black Hawk performed a "hard-deck landing" on the USNS Red Cloud, the U.S. Pacific Command said. Aerial footage broadcast by NHK showed the chopper with part of …

Military

The 4 Things I Had to Give Up to Save My Marriage

"I watched my husband throw a bag over his shoulder and walk out the door, testing what life would be like apart."<p>When people tell you that marriage is hard, you think they're talking about arguments over the dishwasher and dirty socks. You know there'll be sleepless nights with newborns and maybe …

Photo of twin tornadoes was storm chaser's 'unicorn' shot

Hail as big as golf balls slammed into him as drenching rain fell, but none of that mattered. Weather photographer Kelly DeLay sensed this was his moment to capture the kind of rare natural phenomenon that fuels the adrenaline of a storm chaser.<p>And at 7:04 p.m. on June 4, DeLay snapped the …

Why is the Iran deal bad? Think North Korea.

Is Iran more like North Korea or Libya? That is the question politicians and the public must ask themselves as they consider President<p>Obama's nuclear deal.<p>Libya is the shining success story of negotiated disarmament — one of the very few. On Dec. 19, 2003, following nine months of secret talks with …