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'Lunch shaming' to end as New Mexico signs law banning the humiliation of poor students

New Mexico has become the first state in the US to ban “lunch shaming” – the practice of making children whose parents cannot afford school meals mop the floors or wear wristbands.<p>The law was brought by a group of campaigners and politicians including Michael Padilla, a state senator who grew up in …

18 Behaviors of Emotionally Intelligent People

When emotional intelligence (EQ) first appeared to the masses, it served as the missing link in a peculiar finding: people with average IQs …

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 first impressions: The next king of Android smartphones?

The Galaxy Note series has been an integral part of Samsung’s smartphone portfolio ever since the first iteration was announced back in 2011. The …

Phones

New school opens on the site of the Sandy Hook massacre

When the children of Newtown, Connecticut, report to the new Sandy Hook Elementary School next month, they will enter a building carefully designed to protect them from the unthinkable.<p>The $50 million structure replaces the building that a deranged man entered on Dec. 14, 2012, and mowed down 20 …

NUS calls off freshmen orientation activities

<i>Yahoo Singapore file photo</i><p>The National University of Singapore (NUS) has called off its annual Orientation Week in the wake of media reports and …

Singapore detains Australian citizen for two years for allegedly spreading radical ideology

An Australian citizen has been ordered detained without trial in Singapore for two years for allegedly supporting Islamic State, and for his alleged role in “radicalising” two other Singaporean citizens.<p>A statement issued by the Singapore Ministry of Home Affairs on Saturday said Zulfikar bin …

Extremism

How ‘Brexit’ Will Affect the Global Economy, Now and Later

Things fall apart. And now, “things” includes the European Union.<p>British voters delivered a well-aimed kick at the global elites who prefer a Britain that is deeply intertwined, economically and diplomatically, with Europe.<p>So now that they did it, what does it mean for the British economy and the …

Stock Markets

UK economy plunges into Brexit unknown

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Viewpoint: Brexit puts UK on new economic path

<b>Germany is likely to be anxious after Brexit about the direction taken by the EU in trade and industrial policies.</b><p>On the whole Germany and the UK agree on the need for free-market and sound-finance policies, against the more protectionist and sometimes financially lax views of other member …

Europe

How Psychology Made the Brexit Vote Inevitable

The Brexit vote may or may not be a good thing for the U.K., but it means boom times for the adjective industry, with commentators and politicians …

5 decades after China's Cultural Revolution, a few say sorry

BEIJING (AP) — As a teenager, Wang Keming felt nothing but contempt for the older peasant his village singled out for collective persecution in 1970. Stirred by Mao Zedong's radical ideology and inured to the rampant violence of China's Cultural Revolution, he beat the man bloody and saw nothing …

Travelling from the UK to China has just got easier with new routes from a Chinese airline

The provinces and cities away from China‘s usual tourist spots will soon become more accessible by the end of this month. Cheaper plane tickets – £7 fares for the first two flights – are promised from Britain to the world’s most populated nation.<p>The ambitious carrier is opening up new routes which …

NHS doctor leaves family in Sheffield to 'join Islamic State in Syria'

An NHS doctor who spent seven years working in Britain left his wife and two children in Sheffield to join Isil fighters, it has emerged.<p>Issam Abuanza - who is pictured on Facebook wearing medical scrubs and carrying a gun in a holster - moved to Syria with the militant group, leaked recruitment …

Singapore economy grew 1.8% year-on-year in Q1 2016: MTI

The GDP forecast for 2016 is maintained at 1 per cent to 3 per cent, the Ministry of Trade and Industry announced.

Singapore

You can now order pizza from a robot in Singapore

If your Pizza Hut clerk seems like a robot, you may have stumbled into Singapore and a near future in retail commerce.<p>Before the end of this year, …

Black boxes from EgyptAir flight 804 reportedly located as officials confirm smoke was detected before it crashed

Egyptian government sources claimed to CBS that the recording devices were discovered near wreckage.<p>Meanwhile, French investigators confirmed on Saturday that smoke was detected in "multiple places" on board the doomed jetliner in the minutes before it crashed, likely indicating "the start of a …

Emma Watson has been named in the Panama Papers data leak

Emma Watson need not rely on wizardry or witchcraft to ensure her taxes remain low—all that’s necessary is the right law firm.<p>The Panama Papers database—from the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists—reveals the movie star and prominent activist is connected to an offshore holding …

Corruption

The Cultural Revolution: all you need to know about China's political convulsion

<b>What was it and when did it begin?</b><p>The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution was a decade-long period of political and social chaos caused by Mao Zedong’s bid to use the Chinese masses to reassert his control over the Communist party.<p>Its bewildering complexity and almost unfathomable brutality was …

China

Skyrocketing Suicide Rates Could Become a Public Health Epidemic

Something frightening is happening. Last month, the New York Times reported that the U.S. suicide rate surged to a 30-year high, according to a federal data analysis. Suicide rates have increased in every age group except adults 65+, with numbers at their highest among the middle-aged. Rates for …

The link between climate change and meat consumption is harrowingly real

Adjusting our diets will greatly reduce the costs associated with global warming. The public just needs to buy in<p>Annick de Witt<p>April 16, 2016 3:00pm (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Over the last decade or so, the media have slowly but steadily fed the public …

Diets

Trump-Loving Anti-Muslim Gun Nut is Freaking Out Police

Get ready for a gun-toting protest with shredded images of the Prophet Muhammad, Hillary Clinton, and President Obama.<p>On Monday, far-right activist …

United States

The BBC should explore the world beyond London

The CLBC – the Central London Broadcasting Corporation – steals from the rest of the country by taking its money and spending it on itself. Provincials have noted this for years, but now there are signs that the shrugged “what did you expect?” patience is wearing thin. Just as it clearly has in …

Watches

We taste test Singaporean chilli crab and egg yolk croissants

SINGAPORE — The French might take offence with Singapore for desecrating their classic pastry, but there's no stopping us Singaporeans from lending …

Stephen Hawking Is Building Thousands Of Tiny Spaceships To Find Intelligent Life

When asked what extraterrestrial intelligent life might look like, Hawking answered, "Judging from the election campaign, definitely not like us."<p>World-famous theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking and Russian billionaire Yuri Milner announced Tuesday their newest attempt to find extraterrestrial …

Universe

3 Secrets for Being More Confident, Backed by Research

Want to know how to be more confident?<p>There’s an easy answer: Don’t.<p>Yeah, it’s a trick question. But we’ve all been led to believe that …

This Is the World's Most Dangerous Airport

Tiny planes and turbulence are the least of your worries when taking off and landing in Lukla, Nepal. We did it and lived to tell the tale.<p>It’s a 40-minute flight from Kathmandu, Nepal to the village of Lukla. That seems like a simple trip, until you consider it's 40 minutes of mountain-dodging, …

Mountaineering

Singapore’s Lee Family Feuds Over Allegations of Dynastic Politics

Lee Kuan Yew’s daughter criticizes her brother, Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, for allegedly attempting to establish a dynasty<p>SINGAPORE—A rare, public dispute between two of the children of Singapore’s founding prime minister, Lee Kuan Yew, is dredging up sensitive allegations of dynastic politics …

Asia Pacific

Singaporean bride posts terribly shot wedding pictures, hilarious memes ensue

SINGAPORE — Every bride looks forward to receiving her wedding day photos so she can look back fondly on her big day. But probably not Jaclyn …

Russia's Communist Party wants red star copyrighted

Russia's Communists are seeing red over what they see as the misappropriation of their beloved symbol.<p>The red star has long been an icon of Communism around the world, adorning the flags of many socialist movements. The shape, however, has also been used in promotional material for several western …

Blackberry to launch two Android phones

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1205000/1205430_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524723865_49f82b59b095bf2fea3e5f9afe550745<p>Blackberry will launch two mid-range Android handsets this year, chief executive John Chen has said.<p>One will have a physical keyboard, the other …

Mobile Technology