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A photographer captured these surreal photos of North Korea’s capital on a state-sanctioned tour

North Korea is one of the most secretive and isolated countries in the world. And yet, tourism is booming, all things considered. The government has said it plans to welcome two million tourists annually by 2020.<p>Foreigners visit through state-sanctioned travel agencies and are supervised from the …

9 Things You Can Get for Free on Flights

Craving more soda? All you have to do is ask!<p>You already shelled out major money for a plane ticket, checking your bag and an expensive (but unsatisfying) dinner during your layover. We feel your pain, traveling isn't cheap. But not everything has to cost an arm and a leg. Here are a few things …

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Tributes to Leila Alaoui, photographer killed in Burkina Faso terror attack

Tributes have poured in for a distinguished French-Moroccan photographer who become the latest victim of the terror attack, which struck the heart of Burkina Faso’s capital on Friday night.<p>Leila Alaoui, who was severely wounded by jihadi gunman in Ouagadougou, died from her injuries late on Monday, …

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Protests shut schools after pupils asked to copy Islamic script

Parents in Virginia complained that assignment to write the Shahada - Muslims' expression of faith - amounted to indoctrination<p>A handful of parents forced schools in the state of Virginia to close for a day after pupils were asked to copy Islamic calligraphy as part of an assignment, in the latest …

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White House Says Trump's Muslim Ban 'Disqualifies Him From Serving as President'

Donald Trump’s statement that he would ban Muslims from entering the U.S. “disqualifies him from serving as president,” White House Press Secretary …

Saudi Arabia Secures Funding for World’s Tallest Tower

Saudi Arabia is on track to build the world’s tallest tower.<p>Jeddah Economic Company and Saudi Arabia’s Alinma Investment have agreed on a $1.2 …

Chicago man arrested for gun threat linked to black teen's killing | Reuters

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A 21-year-old Chicago man was arrested on Monday for threatening to kill 16 white male students or staff on the University of Chicago in retaliation for the shooting last year of black teenager Laquan McDonald by a white police officer, according to law enforcement officials.<p>A …

QUIZ: Are you smart enough to be a NASA astronaut?

If you grew up in the US, then NASA's astronaut program is the one with which you're probably most familiar, but just how much do you know about the selection process?<p>Between 4,000 and 8,000 people apply during each round of NASA applications, but only eight to 35 are selected. And the next round …

Google logo nearly jacks Microsoft's kindergarten style, but not exactly

Somewhere over the rainbow....you'll find giant tech companies borrowing the same pre-kindergarten array of colors for their logos.<p>Google's colorful, …

Migrant crisis? No, Europe is facing a moral crisis

In a world filled with graphic horrors, the Western media have become increasingly squeamish about showing what war, famine or death actually look like. There is an understandable fear of upsetting the audience, and a well-founded reluctance to be seen making a market out of the suffering of …

The 15 worst mistakes people make in their 20s

That said, there are some poor choices that have lasting effects, like not starting to save money, that are easily avoidable.<p>We've sorted through a variety of advice from entrepreneurs and writers on Quora and found recurring themes.<p>Here are the worst mistakes 20-somethings would be wise to avoid …

The 10 Worst Cities on the Planet

We admit it: even though we love to travel more than anything else in the world, some places just rub us the wrong way. Here the members of travel website, Trippy.com share the cities that are on their short list of places to avoid.<p>Did we miss your least favorite city? Do you take issue with one we …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Chinese stocks are getting hammered again, sliding as much as 5% in early trade on Tuesday.<b><br>2.</b> Islamic State militants have blown up parts of the Temple of Bel in Syria's Palmyra, considered the most important temple in the ancient city.<p><b>3.</b> A business journalist who has been accused of writing a …

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America's 20 most expensive cities for renters

Thanks to new development projects and a workforce flooded with millennials who'd rather rent than buy, major US cities are seeing increases in rent prices.<p>In its National Rent Report, residential real-estate rental website Zumper analyzed 1 million active, one-bedroom listings to find the most …

Who’s headed to TIFF? Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock and Matt Damon – for starters

The streets of Toronto will look a bit like the finer roads of Los Angeles next month, thanks to a huge influx of stars heading to the Toronto International Film Festival. Johnny Depp, Sandra Bullock, Matt Damon, Kate Winslet and Anna Kendrick are just a few of the hundreds of actors and filmmakers …

UK unemployment stayed flat in June and wages rose as expected

Unemployment came in at 5.6%. Analysts were expecting the unemployment rate to stay flat, and it did.<p>After a period of rapid decline in 2013 and 2014, the unemployment rate seems to be more steady. It fell to 5.6% and has hovered between that and 5.5% since then.<p>Earnings, however, have started to …

Robert Downey Jr. is the world's highest paid actor ... again

<b>(CNN) —</b> Robert Downey Jr. has been named the world's highest paid actor for the third year in a row by Forbes, thanks in no small part to the power of the Chinese box office.<p>"The Avengers: Age of Ultron" star took home $80 million last year, according to the ranking published Tuesday, helped by …

5 myths about the atomic bomb

The notion that the atomic bombs caused the Japanese surrender on Aug. 15, 1945, has been, for many Americans and virtually all U.S. history textbooks, the default understanding of how and why the war ended.<p>But minutes of the meetings of the Japanese government reveal a more complex story.<p>The …

The plane that can fly backwards

The Soviet Antonov An-2, which has been generating headlines from North Korea, can perform a feat that seems impossible.<p>In early April, North Korean media unveiled a new camouflage scheme for one of its most important military aircraft. The supreme leader himself, Kim Jong-Un, was seen on …

Mission Impossible vs Mission Pas-possible, une parodie avec Squeezie ! - Actualités, Cinéma

<b>Les célèbres Youtubeurs Squeezie, Natoo, Mister V et Kemar ont décidé de parodier Mission Impossible dans un sketch pour Cinéactu ! Réussiront-ils</b> …

Révolutionnaire : des verres en silicone incassables

Le problème des verres en verre, c'est qu'ils se cassent facilement. Le problème des verres en plastique, c'est qu'ils sont moches. La solution …

34 weird vintage photos of women in tiny miniskirts at huge old computers

Sex sells Big Iron. Attractive women wearing as little clothing as the decency of the day allows--this tool has been a constant one in the history of …

VIDEO : Le premier but de Carlos Tevez à Boca !

L'international argentin a trouvé le chemin des filets lors de la victoire confortable de son équipe contre Banfield mercredi soir.<p>De retour en Argentine, Carlos Tevez affiche déjà sa grande forme. Alors que son équipe de Boca Juniors affrontait celle de Banfield lors de la Copa Argentina, …

Marine Le Pen n'aime pas Windows 10

<b>Windows 10</b> est disponible depuis quelques heures maintenant et nous sommes des millions à avoir franchi le pas pour l’installer sur notre ordinateur. …

Quelques rendus pour le Samsung Galaxy Note 5

Le <b>Samsung Galaxy Note 5</b> fait couler beaucoup d’encre en ce moment et nous ne sommes sans doute pas au bout de nos surprises. Il faut dire aussi que …

David Beckham : un nouveau tatouage en l'honneur de sa fille

David Beckham poursuit sa collection de tatouages. Cette fois, le footballeur a choisi de rendre hommage à sa fille Harper.<p>David Beckham ne se lasse …

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Le vélo motorisé sur le Tour de France, mythe ou réalité ?

La lutte antidopage dispose aujourd'hui de moyens impressionnants. Certains coureurs auraient ainsi préféré de <i>"tricher techniquement"</i>. Comment ? En …