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Cambridge scientists consider fake news 'vaccine'

<b>The appearance of fake news on websites and social media has inspired scientists to develop a "vaccine" to immunise people against the problem.</b><p>A University of Cambridge study devised psychological tools to target fact distortion.<p>Researchers suggest "pre-emptively exposing" readers to a small "dose" …

Fake News

Ex-President Yahya Jammeh leaves The Gambia after losing election

<b>Gambia's former President Yahya Jammeh has left the country in the wake of elections that ousted him after 22 years in power.</b><p>He boarded a plane to Guinea and from there will travel on to exile in Equatorial Guinea, regional group Ecowas says.<p>Mr Jammeh was defeated in December's election by Adama …

Africa

Mexican president: 'Of course' we won't pay for Trump's wall

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Mexico's president reiterated his nation will not pay for a wall along the US-Mexico border just hours after President-elect Donald Trump doubled-down on his campaign pledge to force the country to do so.<p>Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto made his comments at the end of a …

Donald Trump

Japan recalls diplomats from South Korea over 'comfort woman' statue

<b>(CNN) —</b> Japan has recalled two top diplomats from South Korea over a controversial statue erected outside its consulate in the South Korean city of Busan a week ago.<p>Tokyo will also halt talks with South Korea on a planned currency swap and delay high-level economic dialogue as part of its "initial" …

South Korea

True Story: The Surprising Truth About The Homeless In Singapore

<i>By Finder Blogger: Andrea McKenna</i><p>As I was walking through Chinatown last week, I passed a man. His shirt was dirty. He smelled bad. He looked sick …

Homelessness

Israel To Cut UN Funds By $6 Million To Protest Security Council’s Settlement Vote

Israel announced Friday it will cut a substantial amount from its annual dues to the Unites Nations for 2017 as a sign of protest against the U.N. …

People are abusing delicate cherry blossom trees for the perfect spring selfie

With springtime approaching, cherry blossom season is upon us.<p>In Nanjing, China, the sight of the pretty pink florals have both locals and tourists …

China's go-to beverage? Hot water. Really.

China's annual legislative sessions are in full swing in Beijing. Thousands of delegates are convening daily at the Great Hall of the People to listen to speeches, discuss government work reports, and review economic plans for the next five years.<p>Essential to keeping things moving? Hot water. …

China

Two men fined S$3.98 million each for GST evasion

SINGAPORE: Two men have been fined S$3.98 million each last Thursday (Mar 10) for evading total duty and GST of more than S$890,000, Singapore …