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Donald Trump is using Barack Obama as a security blanket

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump spent months running against Barack Obama's leadership style, faulting him for being "weak and ineffective" on Iran, lacking of focus the "real" job numbers and inability to combat ISIS because he was the group's "founder."<p>What a difference a few months …

Donald Trump

Chinese school allows students to borrow marks from 'grade bank' to pass tests

Students must repay their borrowed marks with even higher scores on a future exams or earn credits with extra work<p>Many of us have been there: hopelessly unprepared for an exam, wishing we had studied more and certain of a failing mark. Now for students at one school in China, success is guaranteed, …

Education

Obama's exit interview: I could've won again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Arguing that Americans still subscribe to his vision of progressive change, President Barack Obama asserted in an interview recently he could have succeeded in this year's election if he was eligible to run.<p>"I am confident in this vision because I'm confident that if I had run again and …

Mitch McConnell

This plant-covered Singapore skyscraper is the tropical building of the future

Steel and glass skyscrapers may work in the climates of New York City or San Francisco, but in tropical Singapore they heat up fast. So WOHA …

Skyscrapers

Why can’t humans regenerate body parts? We’ve got the genes

Regeneration – now that'd be a nice superpower to have. Injure an arm? Chop it off and wait for it to grow back. Dicky knee? Ingrown toenail? Lop off …

Biology

School in the 'scariest place on Earth' teaches English to South Koreans

Weather

More criminals should be given community sentences instead of being jailed, says Britain's most senior judge

More criminals should be given community sentences instead of being jailed amid mounting concerns around prison overcrowding, Britain's most senior judge has said.<p>The Lord Chief Justice warned the prison population, which stands at just over 85,000, is "very, very high" and more could be done to …

How Mayors Across the U.S. Are Defying Donald Trump on Immigration

The day after Donald Trump was elected president, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray visited a local school. Many of the students, he says, were Latino, …

Immigration
Health Care

Antibiotic abuse killing thousands in Thailand

BANGKOK • In a softly-lit suite of Bangkok's Praram 9 Hospital, Mr Songchai (not his real name) slowly scrawls out his thoughts on paper. Five months …

Microbiology
Israel

Ban on unpaid internships being considered, says UK employment minister

Damian Hinds says it is right to review internships that are not accessible to those who don’t have help with living costs<p>Ministers are looking at whether to ban unpaid internships that have been criticised for helping young people with wealthy parents get ahead in the workplace.<p>Damian Hinds, the …

Philip Hammond

Yale Publishes Mysterious Medieval Manuscript

It’s one of the world’s great literary mysteries: a 15th century book full of bizarre illustrations of imaginary plants, astrological signs, surreal …

Books

A Mystery Space Plane Has Been Orbiting Earth For 500 Days - And We Still Don't Know Why

What the Air Force isn’t telling us.<p>On 20 May 2015, the US military launched the robotic X-37B space plane into Earth’s orbit to carry out its fourth …

Space Exploration

What can you get away with stealing from hotels?

I am not a thief. But when I find myself in the comfort of a hotel room swollen with tiny shampoo bottles and different sized pieces of soap, kleptomania stuffs me straight into her bag and runs away with me.<p>It can happen to the most upstanding among us. We’ve paid for the room, so we wrongly feel …

Famed Chinese Terracotta Warriors could have been made with the help of the Greeks, archaeologists reveal

Western explorers settled in China more than 1,500 years earlier than experts had believed, new research has revealed, after archaeologists found the famous Terracotta Warriors could have been made with the help of the Greeks.<p>The 8,000 statues, which guard the mausoleum of the First Emperor, are …

With its tourists behaving badly, China embarks on some soul-searching

sequester

S China Sea dispute: Republic ‘does not take sides but has key interests’ to protect

China

British woman, 26, becomes one of world’s youngest airline captains

A British woman has become one of the world’s youngest commercial airline captains at the age of 26. Kate McWilliams, from Carlisle, said she is asked about her age by cabin crew and passengers almost daily and most people are “pleasantly surprised and impressed” when she tells them.<p>McWilliams …

Tel Aviv

China searches for aliens with world’s largest radio telescope

Europe

‘Botched’ repair to China’s Great Wall inspires outrage

Roads

Rare, 2,000-year-old Roman coin discovered in Jerusalem - CNN Style

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Jerusalem

I Watch People Die For A Living: 4 Things I've Learned

"Everybody dies." That's not merely the tagline for George R.R. Martin's next book, nor the creepy guy from accounting's email signature. It's a …

This is how easy it is to scam someone who Instagrams their boarding pass

It doesn’t just display your name and where you’re flying, but gives people access to some highly confidential information, as well as providing the …

Identity Theft