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Sumatran Rhino Deemed Extinct in Malaysia

<b>Correction appended, Aug. 21, 2015</b><p>The Sumatran rhino—one of the rarest rhino species—is now considered extinct in the wild in Malaysia, according to …

Yemen: A country in chaos as fighting continues

Dozens of civilians have been killed in the latest fighting in the Gulf state of Yemen.<p>It came as the United Nations warned that millions of people there are at risk of famine.<p>The country descended into chaos earlier this year, after rebel fighters seized the capital. Now several militia groups are …

Middle East

Poll: Indian Muslim women want end to verbal divorce

<b>New Delhi, India -</b> An overwhelming majority of Muslim women in India want reforms in religious laws involving matters of divorce, alimony, polygamy and custody of children, according to a survey conducted by a rights group.<p>Titled "Seeking Justice Within Family: A National Study on Muslim Women's …

Religion

High-level officials from two Koreas meet at border

High level officials from the two Koreas are holding talks in a bid to ease tensions, after the passing of a North Korean-imposed deadline for the South, to halt loudspeaker propaganda broadcasts across the border.<p>The South Korean presidential office confirmed on Saturday that a meeting is going …

North Korea

Japan protests Russian PM's visit to disputed island

TOKYO/ITURUP (Reuters) - Japan on Saturday lodged a protest over Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev’s visit to one of four disputed Pacific islands which have strained ties between the two countries since the end of World War Two.<p>The decades-old argument over the territory, claimed by both …

Russia
China

Pentagon: China's man-made islands growing, now thousands of acres

China has built up and reclaimed even more land in the South China Sea than previously thought -- with an archipelago of man-made islands now spanning 2,900 acres, according to a new Pentagon report released Friday.<p>The size of China's artificial island territory in the disputed waters represents a …

China
Asia

Activists Call For An End To Deadly Syrian Barrel Bomb Attacks

In Syria, the United States is focused on countering the self-declared Islamic State, or ISIS. But what strikes terror among perhaps even more Syrians are the indiscriminate, so-called barrel bomb attacks by government forces.<p>Barrel bombs are crude metal drums packed with explosives and shrapnel. …

North Africa
Middle East
Extremism
North Africa

Biggest populations in 2050: Move over Russia and Mexico. Here comes Africa

Move away other continents. Africa is coming.<p>Three out of the top 10 most populous countries in 2050 will be in Africa, a new report shows.<p>Nigeria, currently the seventh most populous country in the world, will rise to the fourth spot by 2050, the Washington-based Population Reference Bureau …

Africa

Russia to display mega H-bomb copy in Moscow

<b>Russia will display a replica of the most powerful nuclear device ever to be exploded - the Soviet "Tsar Bomba" - near the Kremlin in Moscow next month.</b><p>The AN-602 hydrogen bomb casings will be the main draw at an exhibition devoted to Russia's atomic achievements since 1945, at the Manezh …

Russia

New Mexico police officers ordered to stand trial for murder

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico judge ruled Tuesday that two police officers must stand trial on murder charges in the on-duty shooting of a homeless man whose killing was caught on video and sparked national outrage while fueling reforms at the Albuquerque Police Department.<p>Pro Tem Judge …

Latin America
Asia

Bangkok Bombing: City on Edge as Suspect Is Sought

Thailand’s government probes closed-circuit footage for clues to who might be responsible for attack<p>BANGKOK—Thai police said they were homing in on a suspect seen in security-camera footage of the bomb blast that killed at least 20 people, most of them foreign tourists, in the Thai capital.<p>A second …

Muay Thai

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Weird things start to happen when you stare into someone's eyes for 10 minutes

A psychologist based in Italy says he has found a simple way to induce in healthy people an altered state of consciousness – simply get two …

Neurology

These are the 20 greatest cities to live in

How To Build Your Own Cotton-Candy Machine

Enjoy a DIY sugar high<p>You don’t need to wait for a carnival to satisfy your craving for cotton candy. Instead, build this portable, pocket-size machine to turn granulated sugar into an airy treat.<p>A DIY cotton-candy machine consists of a small metal container, repurposed lighter parts to provide …

14 Cartoons (Made By An American Dude) That Perfectly Sum Up Life In India

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The dark side of plus-size modeling targeted in documentary

Straight size vs. plus size: it’s a conversation that has frothed to the forefront of the modeling industry in recent years, but according to …

Vacation Bucket List: The Top 10 Trips of a Lifetime

Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe.<p>For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always '<i>where am I going to vacation to next?</i>' If you don't have your travel bucket list already mapped out, luxury travel consortium Virtuoso is …

The 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet

The travel guide publisher just released its Ultimate Travel List, a bucket list of destinations assembled by its globetrotting team of travel writers and tourism experts.<p>Here are the 10 best tourist attractions in the world, according to Lonely Planet.

Machu Picchu

First almost fully-formed human brain grown in lab, researchers claim

Research team say tiny brain could be used to test drugs and study diseases, but scientific peers urge caution as data on breakthrough kept under wraps<p>An almost fully-formed human brain has been grown in a lab for the first time, claim scientists from Ohio State University. The team behind the feat …

The “Female Viagra” Is Here: The Story Of How It Almost Never Happened

Will this new pill put women on equal footing with men when it comes to treating sexual dysfunction–or is it just a drug company creating a medical solution to a problem that a pill can’t fix?<p><i>Update, 8/18: The FDA announced its approval of flibanserin, the first drug to treat sexual desire disorder</i> …

American Psychiatric Association

21 Inspiring Quotes That Will Motivate Your Adventurous Pursuits

There’s something about quotes that we all find irresistible. Maybe it’s that they tend to come from ordinary people who have gone on to do …