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As China Puts Pressure on Taiwan, Signs of a U.S. Pushback

BEIJING — As China ratchets up pressure on Taiwan, the self-governing island it claims as its territory, the United States is cautiously starting to push back.<p>In recent months, Chinese strategic bombers have been conducting “island encirclement” flights, escorted by fighter jets. The Chinese …

China

Failure risk in plans behind Ankara's anger at pro-Damascus forces' entry into Afrin: analysts

Turkish-backed Syrian opposition fighters move in a vehicle as they battle for control of the village of al-Bayyah northeast of the town of Afrin …

Middle East

Malaysian rapper Namewee in the dog house over 'obscene' Lunar New Year video

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia detained rapper Namewee on Thursday amid an uproar over an “obscene” Lunar New Year music video depicting people in dog masks dancing in what appears to be the administrative capital of Putrajaya.<p>FILE PHOTO: Malaysian rapper Wee Meng Chee, whose stage name is …

Music Videos

32 crazy photos of micro-apartments from around the world

The population of the world's major cities is booming.<p>From New York to Shanghai, more people are moving into dense, urban areas than ever before. And all these people need somewhere to live.<p>As property values in the core areas of cities increase around the world, the rise of micro-apartments, or …

7 Crucial Things to Know About Bill Gates, Future Presidential Candidate

In the space of 24 hours, he was on The Ellen DeGeneres Show and announced as a guest star on The Big Bang Theory. Hmmm, I wonder why he'd be softening his image and doing more media lately.<p>Another day, and still more evidence that Bill Gates is going to run for president.<p>The latest proof: His …

Bill Gates

Russia appears to have deployed its next-generation fighter jet to Syria — and it's a major problem for the F-22

Videos on social media appear to show Russia's Su-57, a prototype of a new, fifth-generation fighter jet, operating in Syria — and it could be a direct threat to US stealth aircraft like the F-22.<p>Justin Bronk, a combat aircraft expert at the Royal United Services Institute, told Business Insider …

Saudi Arabia is building the world's tallest skyscraper — here's what it will look like

At 2,717 feet, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai reigns as the tallest tower in the world.<p>But by 2020, a new skyscraper may claim that title. Jeddah, Saudi Arabia is building a high-rise that will stretch 3,280 feet into the sky.<p>Called the Jeddah Tower, the building will serve as the centerpiece for a …

Kamal Haasan gives the south Indian identity a new political dimension

Tamil actor Kamal Haasan is called <i>Ulaga Nayagan,</i> aglobal star, by fans in his home state of Tamil Nadu. Many may disagree over this supposed “global” appeal. But within India, the star could pull reasonable crowds, and not just in Tamil Nadu.<p>And fittingly, as he finally dived into active politics …

India

Fired police officer who refused to shoot suspect gets $175,000 settlement

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A West Virginia police officer who was fired after he refused to shoot a man who had a gun has settled a lawsuit for $175,000.<p>The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia announced the settlement with the city of Weirton on Monday.<p>In the lawsuit, Stephen Mader said he did …

Law Enforcement

Damascus warns Israel of 'more surprises' in Syria

DAMASCUS/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will face “more surprises” should it again attack Syrian territory, Damascus said on Tuesday, after Syria’s air defenses shot down an advanced Israeli warplane during the fiercest flare-up between the old foes in 36 years.<p>An old military vehicle can be seen …

Middle East

Want to Raise Successful Kids? 7 Things the Most Successful Parents Do, According to Science

From Jeff Bezos to Sara Blakely and Tony Robbins, here's how the world's most successful people raise their kids.<p>The rich aren't like you and me, F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote almost a century ago. One of the ways that's most obvious today is how they choose to raise their kids.<p>Let's assume that the …

personaldevelopment

China’s two-child policy has already stopped working

That was quick.<p>When China officially ended its one-child policy in 2015, couples promptly heeded the call and had a lot more babies. Under its new two-child policy, China recorded 18.46 million births in 2016—the highest since 2000—with almost half of those babies having at least one older …

China

10 Feminist Books To Read That Will Help You Deal With Self-Image Struggles

Most of us read books to experience something outside of ourselves. We read to go on grand adventures, or to find out what it would be like to be a …

Biggest threat to marriages revealed by relationships expert

What are some of the biggest issues that married couples face?<p>Financial troubles, intimacy issues, emotional misunderstandings … all of these might …

Relationships

The Scariest Things in the Stephen King Universe

<i>On Friday, the nation will once more be haunted by the mind of Stephen King, this time in the form of</i> It<i>, a movie about a killer clown who frequents</i> …

Why people aren’t getting married in China

Fewer people in China are tying the knot – a trend alarming families and worrying the government. Gender inequality is at the heart of this phenomenon, writes Xuan Li.<p>One of the greatest fears of Chinese parents is coming true: China’s young people are turning away from marriage. The trend is also …

The most offensive curse word in English has powerful feminist origins

Cursing is a good way to be bad. It’s mostly harmless and signals authenticity to listeners. For the linguistically bold, vulgarity is just one element of a rich vocabulary, a spice for speech. Yet even those of us who curse like sailors shirk the word “cunt.”<p>Breathe deep, because we’re about to …

Linguistics

Trump just delivered the most chilling speech of his presidency

The president of the United States is explicitly encouraging police violence.<p>In a speech to law enforcement officials in Long Island on Friday, the president of the United States delivered a clear and chilling message: He thinks that unauthorized immigrants are subhuman, and that law enforcement …

Donald Trump

What Saudi Arabia's royal reshuffle means for the world

<b>(CNN) —</b> Saudi Arabia's King Salman has elevated his 31-year-old son Mohammed bin Salman to first in line to the throne, in a dramatic reordering of the kingdom's line of succession that will have far-reaching consequences for the key US ally and the Middle East as a whole.<p>In a series of royal …

Middle East

How Drug Prohibition Fuels American Carnage

Attorney General Jeff Sessions appears not to understand the most basic cost of the drug policy he recommends: the guarantee of violent crime.<p>During President Ronald Reagan’s first inaugural address, he declared that “in this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government …

Winners and losers from the Georgia special election

After what seems like a years-long campaign and tens of millions of dollars spent on a special election that both national parties eyed as a hugely symbolic one, Republican Karen Handel emerged from the Georgia special election Tuesday night with a larger-than-expected, four-point victory.<p>The …

Republicans

Congressional Black Caucus expected to decline Trump meeting

The Congressional Black Caucus is expected to reject an invitation to meet with President Donald Trump, according to four sources close to the group.<p>The Trump administration, sources said, has done nothing to advance the CBC's priorities since the group's executive board first met with Trump in …

South Carolina Congressman Faced Boos, Shouts at Town Hall

Trump's Unlawful Attack in Syria

Trump launched an attack on Bashar al-Assad’s government without the legal authority to do so.<p>"It should be more easy to get out of war than into it," Oliver Ellsworth told the Philadelphia Convention on August 17, 1787.<p>With the malignant political genius of the nuclear age, Americans have reversed …

Middle East

12 Stunning Cafés Every History Buff Needs to Visit

The best historic coffee shops around the world, from Paris to Buenos Aires.<p>You don’t have to be a caffeine addict to appreciate a coffee house with …

Buenos Aires

Nepal's last nomadic tribe – in pictures

Global development professionals network,Indigenous peoples,World news,Nepal,South and Central Asia,Photography<p>The Raute are hunter gatherers, only 156 now survive and are resisting attempts to move into permanent settlements. Jan Møller Hansen spent three days travelling from Kathmandu to reach a …

Central Asia

How Women Undermine Themselves With Words

Tara Mohr’s first piece for goop—Why Women Criticize Each Other—resonated deeply, explaining not only why we sometimes rush to judge each other, but …

Feminism

Queer Culture in the Age of Transgender Disruption

How the transgender community maintains the radical potential of queerness in an age of assimilation.<p>A few days after last summer's shooting at Orlando's Pulse nightclub, I was at a nearby club called Southern Nights when a girl named Adriana—ample-cheeked, glowing in blacklight—sat next to me on …

Homes for hermits – in pictures

From the Scottish borders to Cornwall and Spain, these comfy retreats will suit those who like to get away from it all