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Anthony Bourdain Has Become The Future Of Cable News, And He Couldn’t Care Less

The host of CNN’s Parts Unknown (starting again on Sunday) wants to make a great show–and challenge some cultural assumptions.<p>“Ready to eat well?” asks Anthony Bourdain.<p>The chef turned TV star is leading the way toward a pair of narrow seats at the New York outpost of a Michelin-rated Tokyo …

Serena Williams catfished her hitting partner and it was cruel but mostly hilarious

According to Sports Illustrated, Serena Williams played a cruel and unusual prank on her hitting partner and “brother” of eight years, Sascha Bajin.<p>A prank so cruel and unusual that it’s more or less on the order of friendship-ending. That is, unless these cruel and unusual pranks happen between …

In Hawaii, emergency declared as lava approaches subdivisions

Hawaiian officials called a state of emergency Thursday for portions of the Big Island after advancing lava from the Kilauea volcano came within a mile of a subdivision and threatened to cut off the major road serving the area.<p>“We are taking this step to ensure our residents have time to prepare …

What Your Coffee Order at Starbucks May Say About You

<i>This question originally appeared on Quora:</i>What insights do baristas get into customers based on their coffee orders?<p><i>Answer by Alecia Li Morgan, Coffee enthusiast, former Starbucks partner</i><p>Lots of fun ones, ranging from light to more deep:<p>Some customers just like to have really complicated drinks …

Church death: Family, friends remember 'Sarah Smile'

Sarah Bean was just a few blocks from her South Loop home, walking to lunch with her boyfriend before starting a late shift at Lurie Children's Hospital. After spending years and raising two children together, the couple had decided to marry, her family said.<p>Several stories above, a piece of …

Barbecuing and Grilling 101

Is it back-to-school time already? Maybe you're college-bound and want to show off your grill skills for your dorm mates. Maybe this is the year you aspire to smoke the competition on the tailgating circuit. Maybe you survived you first grill season and you want to take your skills to the next …

“Last Days in Vietnam”: Is the humiliation of 1975 about to be repeated?

A mesmerizing documentary captures the trauma — and the heroism — of America’s final exit from Southeast Asia<p>Andrew O'Hehir<p>September 4, 2014 11:00pm (UTC)<p>It’s become a commonplace of political discourse to say that Americans keep on fighting the Vietnam War over again in search of a different …

Beijing says no to open elections in Hong Kong

It's a decision thousands of protesters feared.<p>China's powerful National People's Congress Standing Committee voted Sunday to change the way Hong Kong picks its chief executive, ruling that only candidates approved by a nominating committee will be allowed to run.<p>A top Chinese official made clear …

'Unfounded' coup rumors spread in Pakistan

The political crisis in Pakistan deepened Monday as protesters stormed and briefly held the state-run television headquarters and the capital buzzed with talk about whether the army would step in to remove either Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif or the demonstrators.<p>Parliament scheduled a joint session …

Human trial of experimental Ebola vaccine begins this week

A highly anticipated test of an experimental Ebola vaccine will begin this week at the National Institutes of Health, amid mounting anxiety about the spread of the deadly virus in West Africa.<p>After an expedited review by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, researchers were given the green light …

Top South America hackers rattle Peru's Cabinet

LIMA, Peru (AP) — The Peruvian hackers have broken into military, police, and other sensitive government networks in Argentina, Colombia, Chile, …

U.S. military conducts operation in Somalia, Pentagon says

U.S. military forces conducted an operation Monday against the Al-Shabaab network in Somalia, Pentagon press secretary Rear Adm. John Kirby said.<p>"We are assessing the results of the operation and will provide additional information as and when appropriate," he said.<p>No other information was …

Heavy rains trigger deadly landslide in China

Heavy rainfall across China has triggered floods and landslides, killing at least eight people and leaving 24 others missing, state media has reported.<p>State television CCTV reported on Tuesday that at least 11 coal miners are also missing in Yunyang county, who were buried by a landslide a day …

Senegal children face modern-day slavery

<b>Dakar, Senegal</b> <b>-</b> Like thousands of child beggars in Senegal, Abdou Kane, four, is always barefoot and carrying a bowl and clothes that he wears for weeks - even months - without washing them.<p>Known as <i>talibés</i> - an Arabic word for pupil - an estimated 50,000 street children, as young as three-years old …

Ebola: Liberian nurses strike over lack of protective equipment

Nurses at Liberia's largest hospital have gone on strike, demanding better pay and equipment to protect them against the Ebola epidemic which has killed hundreds in the west African state.<p>John Tugbeh, spokesman for the strikers at John F Kennedy hospital in Monrovia, said the nurses would not …

Japanese Researchers Develop A 30-Minute Ebola Test

Tokyo (AFP) - Japanese researchers said Tuesday they had developed a new method to detect the presence of the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with technology that could allow doctors to quickly diagnose infection.<p>Professor Jiro Yasuda and his team at Nagasaki University say their process is also cheaper …

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Ebola Outbreak: Japan Develops 30-Minute 'Simpler' Test To Quickly Diagnose Deadly Virus

Japanese scientists said Tuesday that they have developed a new test that could detect the Ebola virus in 30 minutes, with the help of a technology …

Labour suspends four councillors who 'let down' Rotherham

Ed Miliband suspends four Rotherham members from party amid allegations that authorities turned blind eye to sex abuse scandal<p>Ed Miliband has suspended four current and former councillors in Rotherham in the wake of a scathing report into child sexual abuse in the town.<p>Labour yesterday suspended …

Afghan turmoil threatens NATO's 'mission accomplished' plans

BRUSSELS/KABUL (Reuters) - NATO will declare “mission accomplished” this week as it winds down more than a decade of operations in Afghanistan but departing combat troops look likely to leave behind political turmoil and an emboldened insurgency.<p>NATO troops arrive at the site of a suicide car bomb …

Austrian police arrest suspected Mideast fighter

VIENNA (AP) — Austrian police say they have detained a man suspected of having fought with Islamic extremists in Syria as he was planning to leave …

Scottish independence: yes campaign gets poll boost

Support for Scottish independence has risen by eight points in the last month, in a poll described as a "breakthrough" by yes campaigners.<p>The YouGov poll released on Monday night put the lead for the no campaign at six points, down from 14 points in the middle of August and 22 points early last …

Pakistan military denies reports of possible PM resignation

With protests raging in the streets of Islamabad, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif met with military leaders Monday to discuss the option of resigning for three months, a government official with direct knowledge told CNN.<p>Discussions also included the creation of a judicial commission to …

Ebola threatens food security in West Africa, says UN

Ebola putting harvests at risk and sending food prices soaring in West Africa, UN states<p>The world's worst Ebola epidemic has put harvests at risk and sent food prices soaring in West Africa, the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) said on Tuesday, warning the problem would intensify in …

Ukraine accuses Russia of "undisguised aggression" as rebels advance

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of “direct and undisguised aggression” which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev’s forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists.<p>In the latest in a string of …