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This is what it's like to go undercover in North Korea

For six months, Suki Kim worked as an English teacher at an elite school for North Korea's future leaders -- while writing a book on one of the …

North Korea

The destructive way terrorists make money

<i>Terrorists make headlines by destroying ancient sites like Palmyra, in Syria. But there’s an even more sinister endgame, as archaeologist and TED</i> …

Diabetes: the scourge of city living

Brought on by obesity and unhealthy lifestyles, type 2 diabetes is endemic in cities worldwide. Could a more considered approach to urban planning help city dwellers live longer and better?<p>More than half of the world’s population now live in cities, and the number is growing fast: by 2050, it will …

Will Global Warming Heat Us Beyond Our Physical Limits?

If we don’t cut greenhouse gases, it’s not just storms and rising seas we’d have to worry about. The heat alone could kill a lot of us.<p>If greenhouse gas emissions are not reduced, rising temperatures and humidity wrought by global warming could expose hundreds of millions of people worldwide to …

Los Angeles schools set to reopen after threat

<b>(CNN) —</b> The schools in Los Angeles are safe and will reopen Wednesday, city officials said Tuesday.<p>Classes for about 650,000 students were canceled Tuesday after several people on the district's school board received an email threat. More than 2,700 officers were involved in walk-throughs at more …

Los Angeles

Lettuce 'three times worse than bacon' for the environment, scientists claim

Greenhouse gas emissions from lettuce production are three times higher per calorie than from bacon, study finds<p>Eating lettuce could be three times worse for the environment than bacon, scientists have claimed.<p>Despite calls from celebrities including Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sir Paul McCartney for …

Donald Trump strikes chord with GOP voters over Muslims, poll finds

• 42% of Republican voters support ban on entry, with only 36% against<br>• Among wider electorate 57% oppose plan to stop Muslims entering US<p>More Republicans favor Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States than oppose it, according to a new poll from NBC News and the Wall …

Donald Trump is no longer funny, he's dangerous, says Hillary Clinton

Democrat candidate tells NBC’s Late Night host Seth Meyers that the billionaire was ‘shameful and wrong’ with his comments about Muslims<p>Hillary Clinton has condemned Donald Trump, calling him shameful, dangerous and declaring: “I no longer think he’s funny.”<p>Related: Donald Trump strikes chord with …

Before we set up colonies on Mars, we need to discuss renaming its moons | Fortunato Salazar

Keeping Phobos and Deimos, which means ‘fear’ and ‘terror’, implies it’s totally cool to demonize our neighbor in the sky

Paris terror attack suspect may be in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> New details emerged Monday in the Paris terror attacks, including word that fugitive suspect Salah Abdeslam had purchased detonators at a fireworks shop before the assault, and chilling claims from a source that even more attacks were "ready to go."<p>A source close to the investigation said …

Terrorism

Obama urges climate deal as U.N. summit conference open in tense Paris

PARIS — President Obama urged his fellow world leaders Monday to reach a landmark deal to curb global warming before it dooms the planet.<p>"I come here personally as the leader of the world’s biggest economy and second-biggest emitter to say that America not only acknowledges its role in climate …

United Nations

Turkey will not apologise for shooting down Russian jet

Turkish PM says during Nato talks that it has right to defend airspace, as allies try to prevent escalation and say focus should be on battling Isis<p>Ankara will not apologise for downing a Russian fighter jet on the Syrian border but Moscow should reconsider retaliatory sanctions, the Turkish prime …

Military Aircraft

North Korea-Linked Boats Carrying Corpses Turn Up Off Japan

TOKYO — A total of 20 decomposing corpses have been found in wooden fishing boats off Japan’s coast, authorities said.<p>Eleven vessels were discovered …

More children go to inadequate free schools and academies than others, Labour says

Party draws attention to Ofsted figures showing 16,984 more children attend academies and free schools deemed inadequate than local authority schools<p>Approximately 17,000 more children attend inadequate free schools and academies than attend inadequate local authority schools, the Labour party has …

UN: Record 218,000 refugees arrive in Europe in October

More than 218,000 refugees crossed the Mediterranean last month, nearly the same number as in the whole of 2014.<p>More than 218,000 refugees have crossed the Mediterranean to Europe in October - a monthly record and nearly the same number as in the whole of 2014, the United Nations said.<p>"Last month …

Top 10

Your Breakfast Called, and It Wants to Be This Smoothie Bowl

If you're drinking your morning smoothie out of a glass, you're doing it wrong.<p>It's a scientific fact: Food just tastes better in bowls (just ask us about our favorite lunchtime staple). But even we bowl enthusiasts were skeptical of smoothie bowls—we love smoothies, and we love bowls, so why mess …

Smoothies

11 Cakes that Only Need One Bowl

We love a layer cake as much as the next person, but sometimes you want cake and you want it <i>now</i>. There's no time for messes, multiple bowls, and oodles of dirty spatulas. It needs to be ingredients, mix, pour, bake, and done. That's it—no fuss or hassle, just smiles (and more time to make …

Recipes

DIY Dim Sum: How to Make Authentic Soup Dumplings at Home

Making soup dumplings isn't hard. Okay, it kind of is. But this step-by-step video will teach you everything you need to know.<p>Soup dumplings fall in the category of "delicious things we love to order when we're out, but would never even dream of making at home." Until now, that is. This dim sum …

Food & Dining

Chinese New Year: How to make a traditional Jiaozi dumpling

The new Chinese year, The Year of the Monkey, begins on Monday 8 February 2016, with festivities kicking off the day before New Year and continuing until the 15th day, when the Lantern Festival takes place.<p>The <b>Lunar New Year</b> is the most important festival for Chinese people in mainland China and …

78 of Our Favorite Potato Recipes Ever

Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat potatoes every night of the week.<p>When it comes to potatoes, we don't discriminate. Mashed, roasted, fried, or stewed, we'll happily eat 'em every night of the week. Here are 48 of our favorite comforting potatoes recipes to add to your next meal.

Cooking

Al-Qaeda Yemen says it was behind 'Charlie Hebdo' attacks

A senior leader of al-Qaeda's affiliate in Yemen claimed responsibility Wednesday for last week's attack on the satirical newspaper <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> that killed 12 people in Paris.<p>The group released a video showing Nasr al-Ansi, a top commander of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula saying the attack was …

Brain scans could better predict your future

<b>(CNN) —</b> Forget horoscopes or fortune tellers. There's a new way to tell your future, and it involves a much more reliable medium: human neuroscience.<p>A new study looks at over 70 scientific publications about brain scans such as functional magnetic resonance imaging or electroencephalography, …

Research

Charlie Hebdo attack: France police hunt accomplices

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1136000/1136758_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534553062_ba4818e0011c2989bbb44c5f8a4cb2a4<p><b>Police in France are on high alert as they hunt for any accomplices of the gunmen who killed 17 people in two days of terror attacks.</b><p>Hayat …

Anonymous declares war over Charlie Hebdo attack

Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists Friday and promised to take revenge for the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.<p>In a video posted on YouTube, the group of hackers said they would track down websites and social media networks linked to terrorists, and take them down.<p>"We, …

Terrorism

Charlie Hebdo attack: What we know and don't know

<b>(CNN) —</b> French police and security forces killed three terror suspects on Friday in two simultaneous gunbattles, authorities said.<p>The two suspects in the deadly attack on Charlie Hebdo magazine died after police surrounded a print shop where they were holed up in a town outside Paris.<p>At the same …

How the Kouachi brothers turned to terrorism

<b>(CNN) —</b> Said and Cherif Kouachi, who are the leading suspects in Wednesday's attack on the magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, grew up in a world of poor job prospects, life in the French equivalent of the projects and prison time that is not untypical for the French "underclass," which is …