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North Korea sanctions: UN security council unanimously agrees new measures

Ban on the country’s textile exports and capping imports of crude oil comes after US watered down initial tougher version to avoid veto by China<p>The UN security council has unanimously ratcheted up sanctions on North Korea, imposing a ban on the country’s textile exports and a ceiling on the …

Drunk Briton fined after surviving Hoover Dam swim

A British man has been fined for swimming across the Colorado river at the Hoover Dam while drunk on a stag do.<p>Aaron Hughes is thought to be the first person to survive the swim across the reservoir at the 221m-tall (726ft) structure, which is on the border of Arizona and Nevada.<p>The 28-year-old was …

A Student Found an Ancient Canadian Village That's 10,000 Years Older Than The Pyramids

Incredible!<p>For hundreds (perhaps thousands) of years, generations of the Heiltsuk Nation - an indigenous group in British Columbia - have passed down …

First Nations

Republican leaders in the room 'shell-shocked' following Trump deal with Democrats

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump surprised the leaders of his own party in Congress on Wednesday when he backed a deal pushed by Democrats to attach hurricane relief money to a shorter-term bump in the debt ceiling as well as keeping the government open, cutting off his own Treasury secretary to …

Donald Trump

Best science fiction and fantasy books to read in September

“An Excess Male,” by Maggie Shen King (Harper Voyager) Through an almost satirical look into a near-future China, Maggie Shen King’s debut, An Excess …

Hackers attacking US and European energy firms could sabotage power grids

Cybersecurity firm Symantec says ‘Dragonfly’ group has been investigating and penetrating energy facilities in US, Turkey and Switzerland<p>A hacking campaign is targeting the energy sector in Europe and the US to potentially sabotage national power grids, a cybersecurity firm has warned.<p>The group, …

Syrian regime dropped sarin on rebel-held town in April, UN confirms

Report says government has used chemical weapons 20 times, including attack on Khan Sheikhun that killed over 80 civilians<p>United Nations war crimes investigators have formally blamed the Syrian government for a sarin attack on the town of Khan Sheikhun in April that killed at least 83 people and …

Aung San Suu Kyi says 'terrorists' are misinforming world about Myanmar violence

De facto leader responds to growing international criticism by attacking ‘fake news’ about the plight of Rohingya Muslims<p>Aung San Suu Kyi has blamed “terrorists” for “a huge iceberg of misinformation” about violence in western Myanmar that has forced more than 140,000 Rohingya refugees into …

California officers accused of 'sadistic and terrorizing acts' against prisoners

Four California sheriff’s deputies have been accused of “sadistic and terrorizing acts” against inmates, including encouraging prisoners to throw urine and feces at each other, laughing at an assault victim seeking help, strangling an inmate into unconsciousness and intimidating witnesses.<p>The …

‘Thank God you missed one’: Bodycam records cop mistakenly shooting photographer he knows

Authorities say a sheriff's deputy in Ohio shot a news photographer after mistaking his camera for a weapon on Sept. 4. (Reuters) There was a clear …

Putin on US administration: 'It’s difficult to talk with people who confuse Austria and Australia'

Vladimir Putin has mocked the state of US politics by joking that it is "difficult to have a dialogue with people who confuse Austria and …

Donald Trump

Statement: Obama on Trump ending DACA for Dreamers

WASHINGTON – Former President Barack Obama said President Donald Trump’s order to end legal protections Obama put in place for illegal immigrants in …

People may have lived in Brazil more than 20,000 years ago

People hunted giant sloths in the center of South America around 23,120 years ago, researchers say — a find that adds to evidence that humans reached …

On the Crisis With North Korea

Trump’s Pick To Head NASA Doesn’t Believe Humans Cause Climate Change

President Donald Trump has finally made his choice for NASA’s next chief, but the nominee has been met with opposition from scientists and …

How Hurricane Harvey Revealed President Trump's Empathy Deficit #sad

Ted Rall/Cartoon of the Day Many psychologists, and many ordinary citizens, agree that something is wrong with Donald Trump, and that whatever it is …

Trump Confronts Accelerating Russia Probes on Multiple Fronts

Special counsel Robert Mueller and key congressional committees are tightening their focus on some of President Donald Trump’s family members and …

Astronomers Think They Discovered The Missing Link in Black Hole Evolution

Scientists spotted the intermediate mass black hole in a molecular cloud like this one (Imae: X-ray: NASA/CXC/PSU/L. Townsley et al; Infrared: …

Brexit was a 'stupid' decision and could still be reversed says top EU official

People who voted for Brexit made a “stupid” decision which could still be reversed by the British public, one of the EU’s most powerful officials …

The Trials of a Muslim Cop

When Bobby Farid Hadid, an Algerian merchant marine, was twenty-three, he discovered that a pay phone in a train station near the Algerian shore was …

Husband thinks he killed wife in his sleep

A North Carolina man is using the bad dream defense — telling a 911 operator he awoke from his slumber to find his wife stabbed to death and drenched …

Salman Rushdie’s Prose Joins the Circus in ‘The Golden House’

When Salman Rushdie began work on his second novel, “Midnight’s Children” (1981), the one that would make his name, he realized, he has written, that he could not write his book “in cool Forsterian English. India was not cool. It was <i>hot</i>. It was hot and overcrowded and vulgar and loud and it needed …

Metallica’s James Hetfield Latest Artist to Fall Into a Hole Onstage

Metallica’s WorldWired tour came to the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam last night, and the stage setup looked elaborate. There were a bunch of video cubes …

With DACA, Trump again prioritizes his base over what’s politically popular

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced on Sept. 5 that the Trump administration is rescinding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, calling the …

Trump ends 'Dreamers' program, leaving fate of 800,000 uncertain

Trump terminates Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects migrants from deportation, a move that Obama called ‘cruel’ and ‘wrong’<p>Donald Trump thrust the fate of nearly 800,000 young undocumented migrants into uncertainty on Tuesday by terminating the Obama-era program that …

Indian man flies to Florida to beat his son’s ‘disobedient’ wife

Florida police rescued an Indian woman Saturday who was beaten by her husband and his parents who traveled from India to help assist him with the …

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Russian politician says 'let's hit Trump with our Kompromat' on state TV

A Russian politician has threatened to "hit Donald Trump with our Kompromat" on state TV. Speaking on Russia-24, Nikita Isaev, leader of the …

Oh, That's a Relief: Indiana Jones 5 Won't Include Shia LaBeouf's Mutt Williams

Image: Lucasfilm When the fifth Indiana Jones movie, which is currently in development, hits movie screens, it will be without one not-so-beloved …

ICE Wrongly Imprisoned an American Citizen for 1,273 Days. Judges Say He’s Owed $0.

The thing that happened to Davino Watson, American citizen, when he was locked up in prison for 1,273 days awaiting deportation amounts to an …