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How to Listen to Music on Your Apple Watch

You can tune into songs from your own collection, Apple Music, Apple Radio, and other music services right from your wrist.<p>PCMag reviews products …

Native Hawaiians again seek political sovereignty with a new constitution

WAILUA, Hawaii — Colonization of these Pacific islands — and eventual statehood nearly 60 years ago — has always been a bitter subject for Native Hawaiians, the only indigenous group in the United States that does not have political sovereignty.<p>Decimated in number after the Western world first …

Thousands of Basque protesters take sides in Catalonia dispute

More than 40,000 people have rallied in the northern Spanish city of Bilbao in anger at Spain's direct rule of Catalonia. The Basque Country region …

88 very British phrases that will confuse anybody who didn't grow up in the UK

Every language has a few phrases that don't always translate well — and the British English has some absolute corkers.<p>The team at the Business Insider UK office have compiled a list of the best British slang and idioms that define the weird and wonderful British dialect we grew up with.<p>From our …

Judi Dench

Rohingya crisis demonstrates consequences of statelessness

Rohingya Muslims are a people without a state. This is at the center of an ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Asia and the biggest obstacle to …

Kazakhstan to switch from Cyrillic to Latin alphabet

President announces commission to oversee gradual transition to Latin-based script by 2025<p>Kazakhstan's President Nursultan Nazarbayev has signed a decree to switch the country's official alphabet from Cyrillic to Latin.<p>The president's office on Friday announced that the government will appoint a …

10 Things You Should Never Do in India

India is one country where cultural norms and customs are vastly different from what many Western travelers are familiar with. Indian society is …

Women's News (India)

Could gentrification save some cities?

<b>(CNN) —</b> In July, a group of long-time, mostly Latino residents of Los Angeles' Boyle Heights neighborhood staged protests outside a trendy new coffee shop called Weird Wave Coffee, holding signs that read "Amerikkkano" and "WHITE COFFEE."<p>Across the country in Brooklyn's rapidly gentrifying Crown …

Gentrification in America and around the world

Here are the most obscenely gerrymandered congressional districts in America

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday on a case with massive political implications for both political parties: Is extreme partisan gerrymandering unconstitutional?<p>Here's CNN's Ariane de Vogue on the case:<p><i>"At issue are maps drawn in Wisconsin after the last census that Democrats say</i> …

Government

Beyond Catalonia: Separatist movements in Western Europe

Catalonia's regional government plans to hold its independence referendum on Sunday. But separatist movements are not unique to Spain: Several other …

Myanmar violence could spread, displace more Rohingya: U.N. chief

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday that the violence against Myanamar’s Rohingya Muslims in the northern part of Rakhine state could spread to central Rakhine, where 250,000 more people were at risk of displacement.<p>A Rohingya refugee girl …

United Nations

Monsanto banned from European parliament

MEPs withdraw parliamentary access after the firm shunned a hearing into allegations that it unduly influenced studies into the safety of glyphosate used in its RoundUp weedkiller<p>Monsanto lobbyists have been banned from entering the European parliament after the multinational refused to attend a …

European Parliament

Animated map shows how cats spread across the world

You can find house cats on every continent except Antarctica. But that wasn't always the case. How did cats make it across oceans and into households worldwide?<p>The secret lies in ancient cat DNA, which a team of scientists traced back thousands of years. They report their results in a paper …

Pest Control

#SilentNoMore: Woman's Post-Abortion Powerful Story Is Triggering Others To Come Forward And Expose Abortion

On Tuesday, an anonymous 44-year-old woman decided to come forward with her difficult and regret-filled abortion experience, which she had at just 16 …

These 9 Charts Clearly Show Our World Is Actually Doing Better Than Ever

Life is getting better for millions of people.<p>It's easy to think the world is ending when natural disasters are pummelling vulnerable islands and …

The Hungry Empire by Lizzie Collingham review – how food shaped the world

An innovative study of British imperial history, structured around 20 dishes, from West African jollof rice to the plum pudding<p>Saturday 18 July 1545 was fish day on the Mary Rose. The crew ate on the cramped gun deck, sitting wherever they could find room. Fish days were not popular, but on this …

By 2050, Most of World's Best Coffee Growing Areas Won't Be Viable Any More

We have a serious bee problem.<p>According to a new study in the journal <i>Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences</i>, the world's largest …

‘Textbook example of ethnic cleansing’: 370,000 Rohingyas flood Bangladesh as crisis worsens

DHAKA, Bangladesh — The number of Rohingya refugees fleeing a military crackdown in Burma has now topped 370,000, a crisis the United Nations human rights chief called "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."<p>Hundreds of thousands of the long-persecuted ethnic minority continued to stream via land …

Asia

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Catalonia to stage mass demonstration for independence

Spain is facing a hot autumn. Hundreds of thousands of Catalans are expected to demonstrate on Monday for a planned independence referendum. Madrid, …

'Big Chicken': The Medical Mystery That Traced Back To Slaughterhouse Workers

<i>Editor's note: In the 1950s, the U.S. poultry industry began adopting a new process: Acronizing. Ads that ran in women's magazines pictured crisp-skinned whole chicken that tasted "fresh," "wholesome" and "country sweet" thanks to a "revolutionary process which helps maintain freshness in</i> …

Public Health

In spite of their differences, Jews, Christians and Muslims worship the same God

It is often assumed that the God of Islam is a fierce war-like deity, in contrast to the God of Christianity and Judaism, who is one of love and …

Evangelical Leaders Aligned with Trump-Pence Launch Vicious Attack on LGBTQ People

More than 150 conservative Evangelical Christian leaders, including prominent members of the Trump-Pence administration’s Evangelical Advisory Board, …

What Does It Take To See Gentrification Before It Happens?

Gentrification of neighborhoods can wreak havoc for those most vulnerable to change.<p>Sure, access to services and amenities rise in a gentrifying neighborhood. That is a good thing. But those amenities won't do you much good if you're forced to move because of skyrocketing housing costs.<p>That is why …

Urban Design

Extensive Coral Bleaching in the Pacific Shocks Scientists

By Marnie Cunningham<p>A crew of scientists who are spending two years aboard a research ship traveling around the world have said they were shocked to …

Thousands of Atlantic salmon escaped from a fish farm and ended up in the Pacific Ocean

Prepare yourself for a Finding Nemo tale of epic proportions.<p>Thousands of captive salmon have recently escaped their fish farm in a bid for freedom – …

Fish