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The Supreme Court Just Debated Whether Ruling For A Christian Baker Would Undermine Its Landmark Marriage Decision

Justice Anthony Kennedy was at the center of the debate — and likely will be the key to the court's decision in the most closely watched case of the Supreme Court's term so far.<p>WASHINGTON — Justice Anthony Kennedy is again at the center of debate over a major case about gay rights, as a closely …

The Film, Tears of Tibet

<b>Border shootings and travel restrictions</b><p>"In September 2006, the shooting by border guards of a 17-year old nun, known as Kelsang Namtso, close to the …

Zimbabwe's Mugabe ignores calls to quit, faces impeachment

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Zimbabweans mobilized Monday for a major push to oust President Robert Mugabe, an increasingly isolated figure who faces impeachment proceedings and more street demonstrations even as he ignores calls to resign.<p>While there is a widespread consensus that the 93-year-old …

Charles Manson Dies at 83; Wild-Eyed Leader of a Murderous Crew

Charles Manson, one of the most notorious murderers of the 20th century, who was very likely the most culturally persistent and perhaps also the most inscrutable, died on Sunday in a hospital in Kern County, Calif., north of Los Angeles. He was 83 and had been behind bars for most of his life.<p>The …

Crime

What Is Che Guevara’s Legacy 50 Years After His Death?

MEXICO CITY — Ernesto Che Guevara died 50 years ago in the wilds of Bolivia, near Vallegrande. He was captured in Quebrada del Yuro, a barren ravine close to the town of La Higuera, where he spent his last night in a small schoolhouse, which is still there. The following morning, he was executed, …

Cuba

TV sets are starting to disappear from American homes

Bye, box.<p>After years of insisting it wasn’t so, the TV Industrial Complex now admits that it’s contracting: The number of people paying for TV has been declining for several years.<p>But that’s not the only part of the TV world that’s shrinking: Actual TV sets are disappearing from homes, too.<p>After …

Televisions

Want to Be a Lot Happier? Never Do Any of These 9 Things

Happiness isn't always about what you do. Happiness is often about what you don't do -- especially if it involves these nine things.<p>If you're less than happy with your life -- either personally or professionally -- the problem isn't education, upbringing , a lack of opportunities, being held back …

Self-improvement

Brexit: five possible scenarios for UK after shock election result

Theresa May’s ‘no deal is better than a bad deal’ strategy may now be in tatters, but what might replace it?<p>The election has raised hopes of a dramatic change in Britain’s approach to Brexit. But whatever happens next, the country remains boxed in by some hard legal, political and commercial …

Balfour’s legacy: The destruction of Palestine

Author Salman Abu Sitta addressed the UK’s House of Lords on 28 March to discuss the Balfour Declaration and its consequences on the Palestinians. …

Israel

How Israel Is Increasingly Privatizing the Occupation of the West Bank

World Israel Palestinians<p><i>Updated |</i> The sun had barely risen, and Khairy Masoud was already in trouble. It was a cold morning in February and Masoud, …

U.N. council meets on North Korea human rights despite China opposition | Reuters

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United Nations Security Council discussed on Friday what a senior U.N. official described as “appalling human rights violations” in North Korea, despite a failed attempt by China to stop the third annual meeting on the issue.<p>A North Korean flag flies on a mast at the …

5 ways North Korea has changed in 5 years under Kim Jong Un

TOKYO (AP) — It's been five years since North Korean leader Kim Jong Un took power following the death of his father, Kim Jong Il, whose demise was …

Remembering North Korea's Christian martyrs

<b>Christmas is a time of great celebration for the world's two billion or so Christians. In one part of the planet, though, the lights are out. There is not be a flicker of recognition of the festival in North Korea - or not in public. It may be celebrated secretly, particularly as 2016 is the</b> …

US rejects China's call to halt drills if NKorea stops tests

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Wednesday rejected China's proposal for a halt to joint U.S.-South Korean military exercises if North …

How To Win Back Obama/Sanders/Trump Voters

Hillary Clinton underperformed Barack Obama by minus 290,000 votes in Pennsylvania, minus 222,000 votes in Wisconsin and a whopping minus 500,000 votes in Michigan. We don’t know how many of these voters also supported Sanders along they way, but it is highly likely that millions took that journey. …

North Korea forcing children as young as seven to work, report says

Human Rights Watch has accused North Korea of exploiting children as young as seven through forced manual labour, urging the United Nations to take action against the repressive regime.<p>Research conducted by the group, along with three South Korean activist organisations, found that the North Korean …

ADM 4Q profit tumbles, falls short of forecasts

NEW YORK (AP) — Archer Daniels Midland Co. reported a steep drop in fourth-quarter profit as it continues to face a tough market for agricultural …

Myanmar Tourism Numbers Fall Short; Bank Opening Postponed

<i>The Myanmar Times</i> reports that Myanmar’s tourism industry is falling well below its goal of 5.5 million visitors by the end of 2016.<p>By the Ministry …

A Map Featuring Every Country’s Tourism Slogan

The British family vacation planning site FamilyBreakFinder has put together a clever map detailing the creativity of tourism slogans from countries …

Tourism

Tourists' obsession with authenticity is driving people to visit a tiny village in England

Those on national, international and social media were left scratching their heads, when an unexpected flood of Chinese tourists descended on the town.<p>Groups of curious travellers could be seen roaming down residential streets, taking pictures with locals and even entering gardens.<p>A survey by the …

NATO Pros and Cons: Dissecting what Trump says about the treaty

President-elect Donald Trump rattled many European leaders and foreign policy experts on the campaign trail when he said he wasn't so sure the United …

Geopolitics

Specter of election day violence looms as Trump spurs vigilante poll watchers

Advocates say US faces ‘midnight hour of our democracy’ as militia members and neo-Nazi groups take Donald Trump’s claims of ballot rigging seriously<p>Donald Trump’s claims of “large-scale” voter fraud have prompted officials across the political spectrum to warn about the dangers of vigilante poll …

Hillary Clinton's Path To Election Day: Plans, Luck And Self-Inflicted Wounds

When it comes to Hillary Clinton's historic run for the presidency, if she's ultimately able to shatter that highest, hardest glass ceiling it will be because a combination of good luck and better planning helped her overcome challenges, many of her own making.<p>Donald Trump's name is on the ballot, …

US troops heading to front of new Cold War with Putin

<b>(CNN) —</b> With US and Russia engaged what some call a new Cold War, some 900 US troops are about to find themselves on its most dangerous front.<p>The US and NATO confirmed this week that the US will lead a multinational battalion in northeast Poland beginning in April 2017, a strategically crucial …

Russia

How Hitler went from fringe politician to dictator — and why it's a mistake to think it couldn't happen in the US

Trump supporters argue that Trump's dictatorial rhetoric is a sales pitch and that Trump is more reasonable and less megalomaniacal than he sounds. They also point out that the United States has checks and balances that restrict the power of the president and make it difficult for a would-be …

U.S. options market not very 'Trumped up' ahead of vote

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Prospects that the presidential election will inject a hefty dose of volatility into U.S. stock markets are fading fast as Republican Donald Trump's victory odds lengthen.<p>A reading of positioning data on options tied to the benchmark S&P 500 index shows little pickup in demand …

The Strange Beauty Of Bioluminescent Fish

The new book Fire in the Sea brings one eccentric marine biologist's paintings out of obscurity.<p>David McKee, a retired biology professor from Texas A&M University, never got the chance to talk to Henry Compton about his art. Compton, an eccentric marine biologist and local fishing pier manager, …

Last Hitler bodyguard dies at 96

The last surviving witness of Adolf Hitler's final days in the Berlin bunker who always referred to the Nazi dictator as "the Boss", has died in his home at the age of 96, his book agent has said.<p>Rochus Misch, who told Reuters in a 2007 interview that there was a strange silence in the bunker as …