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Malaysia Airlines Flight 370: Search director disagrees with pilot ditch theory

CANBERRA, Australia – The director of a seabed hunt for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has disagreed with a new book’s conclusion that the pilot likely flew the plane beyond the search area to land and sink it in unexplored depths of the Indian Ocean.<p>The Australian Transport Safety Bureau believes …

Airplanes

BBC attacked for comparing royal wedding to Trump's inauguration crowd

Royal Weddings

Russian Scientists Are Devising a Plan to Nuke Asteroids

You may have thought, “Hey, if we’re threatened by an incoming asteroid, we should just nuke it!” You’re not alone: a team of Russian scientists are …

Stephen Hawking had pinned his hopes on 'M-theory' to fully explain the universe—here's what it is

Rumour has it that Albert Einstein spent his last few hours on Earth scribbling something on a piece of paper in a last attempt to formulate a theory …

Soon after governor signs gun bill, NRA sues to block it

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Weeks after their children were gunned down in the worst high school shooting since Columbine, parents of the victims stood in the Florida Capitol and watched Gov. Rick Scott sign a far-reaching bill that places new restrictions on guns.<p>Hours later, the National Rifle …

Man ends up with two hearts after surgery

It was meant to be just another cardiac surgery, adding to the growing number of heart transplants in the country, but at the end of it, the patient …

Medicine

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's claims in his State of Union address

WASHINGTON (AP) — The AP is fact-checking remarks from President Donald Trump's State of the Union speech. Here's a look at some of the claims we've examined (quotations from the speech as delivered or as released by the White House before delivery):<p>WAGE GAINS<p>TRUMP: "After years and years of wage …

Immigration

California police bust multimillion-dollar weed 'fortress'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police in Southern California raided a weed "fortress" on Wednesday, seizing 35,000 marijuana plants and shutting down an …

Europe’s outrage over the African migrant slave trade in Libya is hypocritical

On Nov. 17, CNN broadcast a video showing traders buying and selling migrants from West Africa for a few hundred dollars in a Libyan marketplace. The outcry was swift and global: Thousands of protesters marched against modern day slavery in Paris and Bamako, Mali, while the UN secretary-general …

Militants Kill 305 at Sufi Mosque in Egypt’s Deadliest Terrorist Attack

CAIRO — Militants detonated a bomb inside a crowded mosque in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday and then sprayed gunfire on panicked worshipers as they fled, killing at least 305 people and wounding at least 128 others. Officials called it the deadliest terrorist attack in Egypt’s modern history.<p>The …

Sophia, the world's first-ever robot citizen, has a message for humanity this Thanksgiving

Sophia isn't your typical robot. Just a month ago, the humanoid robot was granted legal citizenship in Saudi Arabia, making Sophia the world's first-ever robot citizen. And after a whirlwind press tour where we had the chance to interview the emotionally expressive robot for ourselves, Sophia is …

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards call for ban on Franco foundation

More than 200,000 Spaniards have signed a petition filed in parliament on Thursday asking the government to ban the National Francisco Franco Foundation (FNFF), which glorifies Spain’s former dictator.<p>“In Germany or in Italy, it would be unthinkable to have a Hitler foundation or a Mussolini …

World History

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe Has Resigned

The embattled leader has formally stepped down from his position after mounting pressure from his own party.<p>Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe, who fought for the country's liberation and ruled for 37 years, has officially stepped down after facing mounting pressure from his own party.<p>His …

US slaps new sanctions on North Korean, Chinese companies

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration imposed new sanctions Tuesday on a slew of North Korean shipping firms and Chinese trading companies in its latest push to isolate the rogue nation over its nuclear weapons development and deprive it of revenue.<p>The Treasury Department also designated a …

North Korea

'Is this South Korea?': North Korean defector was reportedly unsure of location, wanted Korean music

A North Korean defector receiving medical care at a South Korean hospital made an interesting request after confirming he was in South Korea, according to sources from the South Korean newspaper Dong-a Ilbo.<p>The defector was reportedly shot six times and received multiple surgical procedures after …

A Mysterious 3,000-Year-Old Castle Has Been Found Under a Lake in Turkey

Sometimes legends are true.<p>Sunken cities are typically the stuff of legend, but at the end of last year archaeologists found the real thing hiding …

Archaeology

North Koreans are infested with parasites

Testifying to the brutality of life in North Korea, a recent defector from that nation has been found to be infested with parasitic worms.<p>The …

North Korea

Tourists barred by Israel from Gaza border as Palestinian Islamic Jihad vows revenge

TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel has barred tourists from visiting part of its border with Gaza amid fears an Iranian-funded militant group is planning to retaliate for the destruction of a cross-border tunnel.<p>Palestinian Islamic Jihad, which is classed as a terrorist organization by the United States, …

A Radioactive Cloud Wafts Over Europe, With Russia as Chief Suspect

LONDON — Scientists across Europe have been puzzling about a phenomenon that seemed laden with mystery and menace in somewhat uneven proportions — a concentration of radioactive pollution caused by a nuclide called ruthenium 106.<p>Official monitors in France and Germany concluded that, based on …

North Korea 'sentences Trump to death' for insulting Kim Jong-un

North Korea’s state media has criticised Donald Trump for insulting leader Kim Jong-Un, saying the US president deserved the death penalty and calling him a coward for cancelling a visit to the inter-Korean border.<p>An editorial in the ruling party newspaper Rodong Sinmun focused its anger on Trump’s …

North Korea

Panel App - Prizes & Rewards

WELCOME TO PANEL APP<p>Great prizes, rewards and sweepstakes are just a few taps away! Panel app rewards users for simply going about their day. Earn …

Trump is a ‘crony capitalist,’ says GOP Senator Flake

Republican senator Jeff Flake's new book, “Conscience of a Conservative,” bashes President Trump for just about everything, but some of the harshest criticism in the book's 160 scathing pages is reserved for Trump's economic “plan.”<p>In Flake's eyes, Trumponomics is huge mistake. It shows the GOP has …