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Hurricane Matthew makes landfall in Cuba after ripping through Haiti

The fiercest Caribbean storm in almost a decade has made landfall in Cuba after ripping through Haiti and the Dominican Republic, with at least seven people feared dead.<p>The United States is now bracing for the storm’s impact and a state of emergency has been declared in three US states – Florida, …

Rainfall

The World’s Youngest Rainforest Is Growing In Dubai

What’s the latest surprise to sprout from the desert in the Emirates? A tropical climate.<p>Never mind the toasty desert climate, there’s a rainforest growing in Dubai. This rainforest isn’t so much sprouting up from sun-baked sand by the Persian Gulf as it is under construction. It’s one of the main …

Mad Max

Hungarian referendum decides whether to slam the door on migrants

As a small crowd of pensioners gathered outside the little village hall in Mártély, southern Hungary, all seemed calm. A horse and cart trotted past, long-bearded villagers settled into their wooden seats, and a cat mewed in the corner.<p>Hungarians fought for freedom in 1956, not Orban’s …

Europe

Google's giant new trans-Pacific internet cable goes online Thursday

‘faster, Faster and FASTER'<p>A new undersea internet cable funded in part by Google and connecting Japan with the US is slated to go online starting June 30th. The joint announcement, made today in a press release from NEC Corporation, says construction and testing on the trans-pacific cable, dubbed …

The Latest: Macedonia holds ceremony in St Teresa's hometown

VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Latest on the canonization of Mother Teresa (all times local):<p>3:50 p.m.<p>While top Macedonian officials attended St. Teresa's …

Mother Teresa

From Tahrir To Tiananmen, 'City Squares' Can't Escape Their History

From Mexico City's Zócalo to Rome's Piazza Navona, public squares have always been a vibrant part of urban life. After visiting Italy a few years back, editor Catie Marron began thinking about the different roles these public spaces have played. She asked some well-known writers to share their …

Mexico City

See How White House State Dinners Evolved Over a Century

State dinner to Prince Henry of Prussia. East Room of White House, Washington D.C., 1902. Theodore Roosevelt, President.<br>New York Public Library<p>1 of 14<p>…

US Canada Summit and State Dinner: Pictures

Performing Arts

Google wants to help map Zika outbreaks

Google is throwing its weight behind efforts to combat the Zika virus, with new tools, grant money, and some help from the Latin American Sesame Street.<p>Since November, Google searches related to the mosquito-borne virus have blown up. There has been a 3,000% increase in Zika related searches around …

Public Health

Astronaut Scott Kelly Returns to Earth: Pictures

Mars Mission

Pope says Church does not want 'dirty money' | Reuters

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Catholic Church does not want people to donate “dirty money” earned by abusing low-paid workers, Pope Francis said on Wednesday.<p>“Some donors come to the Church offering profits from the blood of people who have been exploited, mistreated, enslaved with badly paid work,” …

Christianity

Scott Kelly Happy to Be Back on Earth: 'This Feels Great'

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On the Red Carpet at the Oscars: Pictures

Award Shows

Usain Bolt: UK Athletics proposal to reset world records is really pointless

The six-times Olympic champion Usain Bolt says he feels shocked and let down by the scandal-hit IAAF, but the Jamaican sprinter is against resetting athletics world records as the sport attempts to move on from the doping crisis.<p>Thursday’s second instalment of a World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) …

Athletics

This French Street Artist Is Making Boring Buildings Beautiful

The walls you see here could easily be boring slabs of concrete or brick. But in the talented hands of French street artist Julien Malland, the walls …

Spotify trumps Pandora as the world's favorite music service, but Apple is nowhere to be seen

In an increasingly crowded space, and with the noted absence of Taylor and Adele, Spotify has been named the global leader in music streaming across both iOS and Android. It knocked Pandora off the top spot among Apple users as of September.<p>Pandora is still the most used service in the US but comes …

October 29th, 1467 | The Battle of Brustem

Japanese-American WWII war hero Ben Kuroki dies

CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — Ben Kuroki, who overcame the American military's discriminatory policies to become the only Japanese American to fly over …

U.S. Army

USWNT demolishes Japan 5-2 to win the World Cup: Three takeaways

The US deserved it, and Japan had no chance. Sweet revenge.<p>The USWNT, after 16 years, are at the summit of women's soccer. With a jaw-dropping …

Japan

The ten most expensive paintings in history

Wealthy buyers in the Gulf and China have set a string of records as they have snapped up some of the world's most important artworks in recent years<p>When Pablo Picasso's masterpiece, <b>Les Femmes d’Alger, sold for $179 million (£116 million) in New York on Monday night</b>, it smashed the record for a …

Art

Japan’s rural schools run out of students

In Aone’s historic wooden schoolhouse, decked out in the kind of bright artwork done by kids the world over, there are two classrooms, each containing three desks that sit marooned in the middle of a space made for many more. At breaktime, a boy kicks a football around the yard by himself.<p>“It’s a …

Japan

This Is How Tech Will Totally Change Our Lives by 2025

The ever-increasing hunger for data will fundamentally change the way we live our lives over the next decade. That’s according to a new report by the …

Adoption Day turns emotional ties into legal bonds

This wasn't the first Thanksgiving that 13-year-old Dayana spent with Santos Magana's big, extended family. But this was the first time that she had something very specific to be thankful for.<p>Dayana is now, officially and forever, part of that family. Magana adopted her a week ago, turning a …

Domestic Violence

Pictures of the Week 11.20.14

Malala Yousafzai donates prize money to rebuild schools in Gaza damaged by Israeli shelling

The Nobel Peace Prize laureate and teenage activist for girls' education announces donation to United Nations of $50,000 after winning World Children's Prize<p>Malala Yousafzai, the teenage Nobel Peace Prize winner, is donating a $50,000 award to the United Nations to help rebuild schools in Gaza …

An Afghan Cleric Got 20 Years for Rape in a Landmark Judgement

A Muslim cleric has been sentenced in a Kabul court to 20 years in prison for raping a young girl in his mosque.<p>The trial was widely hailed on …

Canadian Sgt. at Arms Opens Parliament

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Parliament

In South Korea, Competitive Video Games Are Almost As Popular As Soccer

E-sports is a huge business, and it's only getting bigger. Riot Games, the company behind the popular "League of Legends," boasts 67 million active monthly players. And it's bringing in $1 billion.<p>In South Korea, it's becoming as big of a sport as soccer, according to a profile by The New York …