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Timeline of the Syrian civil war and US response

The U.S. attack on a Syrian air base came after years of heated debate and deliberation in Washington over intervention in the bloody civil war.<p>Chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people since the start of the conflict, with the U.N. blaming three attacks on the Syrian government and a fourth …

Middle East

Will North Korea fire a missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland? Probably.

SEOUL — North Korea has made no secret of its desire to build an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, capable of reaching the continental United States.<p>In his New Year’s Day address, Kim Jong Un said that North Korea has “entered the final stage of preparation for a test-launch of an …

North Korea

Engulfed in Battle, Mosul Civilians Run for Their Lives

<b>The photojournalist Ivor Prickett spent three weeks documenting the battlefront and humanitarian crisis in west Mosul.</b><p>The war to drive the Islamic State from its last strongholds in western Mosul has come to this: With every advance by Iraqi forces, every missile rained down by coalition aircraft, …

Middle East

Gene therapy: What personalized medicine means for you

From CNET Magazine: What if the next pill you took were tailored to your genetic makeup? That day is almost here.<p>This is the future of medicine. There is no turning back.<p>Dr. Massimo Cristofanilli<p>Once we understand how genes are being turned on and off, we'll be able to better predict which …

Personalized Medicine

The Man Who Turned Gay Rights Into “A Weapon” In A War Against Muslims

Geert Wilders spent years arguing that Islam threatened gay rights in the country that gave marriage equality to the world. His party now leads polls in upcoming Dutch elections, and his battle cry is being copied by Donald Trump and France's Marine Le Pen.<p><b>AMSTERDAM —</b> On a chilly evening in late …

LGBTQI

Life and death on the Mexican border

The wall is an army in brown. It is fabricated in sections 10 girders wide, 18ft tall and crowned with a metre-high blade. To watch the slatted world on the other side – Mexico – as you walk through the city of Nogales is to be reminded of a zoetrope’s flickering image; the same sequence played …

Immigration

Adam Sandler Signs Deal to Make Four More Netflix Movies

Recommended for you by Netflix: More Adam Sandler movies.<p>The actor has signed a deal to make four more original movies for the streaming service. Deadline reports that Netflix hails Sandler's two completed movies, "The Ridiculous 6" and "The Do-Over," as its two biggest film releases. Apparently, …

Entertainment