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Climate change is now affecting how the Earth moves

Researchers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory have found that climate change is now affecting the way that the Earth moves. The team found that, as the last century has progressed, the "wobble" that our planet makes as it travels has shifted. A hundred years ago this movement -- called polar …

North Korea accuses South of 'hideous' abduction of workers | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea accused South Korea on Tuesday of abducting its citizens in China, four days after South Korea said 13 workers at restaurant run by the North had defected.<p>Flags of China and North Korea are seen outside the closed Ryugyong Korean Restaurant in Ningbo, Zhejiang …

Senior North Korean military official defects, South Korea says

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> A North Korean senior intelligence officer has become the highest-ranking military official to defect to South Korea, a government source confirmed to CNN.<p>The defector was a senior colonel with the North Korean Reconnaissance General Bureau, which is in charge of …

North Korea says long-range missile engine could reach United States

North Korea claims to have successfully tested a long-range missile engine, giving it the ability to launch a nuclear strike on the United States.<p>North Korean state media released a video of leader Kim Jong-un supervising the launch.<p>There have been increased tensions since North Korea claimed to …

North Korea

Egypt's surrender of islands to Saudi deepens its woes

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's declared intention to hand over control of two strategic Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia has kicked off a storm of vociferous …

Saudi Arabia and Egypt Want to Build a Bridge Over the Red Sea

King Salman of Saudi Arabia announced Friday that a bridge will be built linking Saudi Arabia to Egypt to boost commerce between the allied …

Denial, obfuscation: how politicians react to Panama Papers

The rich and powerful who have been drawn into the reports about offshore accounts have had a remarkable variety of responses — from striking back …

Crow war chief who walked 'in 2 worlds' dies at 102

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Joseph Medicine Crow walked in "two worlds" — white and Native American — and made his mark on each.<p>Medicine Crow, who died …

Associated Press News

Suicide Attacker Kills 14 at Famous Restaurant in Iraq

A suicide bomber killed at least 14 people at a famous restaurant, Iraqi officials said.<p>The attacker blew himself up Monday inside an eatery in Dhi Qar province that is frequented by Shiite paramilitary militia fighters, according to a police officer.<p>He added that at least 27 others were wounded. …

Rival ethnic groups clash in Piraeus and 800 break out of detention centre on Chios as EU deal brings desperation<p>The Greek government is bracing itself for violence ahead of the European Union implementing a landmark deal that, from Monday, will see Syrian refugees and migrants being deported back …

Breaking Through

After US government extracts data from San Bernardino iPhone, company says it is committed to increasing products’ security<p>Apple has declared victory in its battle against the FBI, after the government announced it had found a way into the San Bernardino killer’s iPhone that did not require the …

Privacy

North Korea claims rocket engine success; South on high alert | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea successfully tested a solid-fuel engine that boosted the power of its ballistic rockets, state media reported on Thursday, as South Korea’s president ordered the military to be ready to respond to the North’s “reckless provocation.”<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong Un …

Here’s everything Apple announced today

Didn’t catch today’s Apple keynote? Want to get a quick rundown of everything they announced? Here’s all the big stuff, in ultra-quick bite size form.<p>Tap that arrow over to the right to get started.

N. Korea fires ballistic missile into sea, ignoring UN ban

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea ignored U.N. resolutions by firing a medium-range ballistic missile into the sea on Friday, Seoul and …

Philippine Senate resumes probe into money laundering case

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A Philippine Senate committee has resumed its inquiry into how $81 million stolen by hackers from the U.S. Federal Reserve …

Jia Jia was last heard from at Beijing airport on Tuesday and friends fear he has become latest victim of crackdown on dissent<p>A Chinese journalist has reportedly disappeared while attempting to fly from Beijing to Hong Kong, stoking fears he has become the latest victim of a widening Communist …

Hong Kong

Professor wins $700k for solving 300-year-old math equation

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was a problem that had baffled mathematicians for centuries -- until British professor Andrew Wiles set his mind to it.<p>"There are no whole number solutions to the equation xn + yn = zn when n is greater than 2."<p>READ: Meet the 10-year-old maths genius who's just enrolled at …

Mathematics

Punishment of Otto Warmbier is ‘unduly harsh’, says state department as experts decry ‘kangaroo court’ and political motivations<p>The sentencing of 21-year-old US student Otto Warmbier to 15 years’ hard labour in North Korea was “unduly harsh”, the US state department has said, as it called for his …

North Korea

Reid blasts GOP’s ‘big lie’ on Supreme Court

Democrats are probing for weaknesses in the GOP blockade.<p>Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid kicked off a day of Supreme Court broadsides from Democrats on Thursday, accusing the GOP of a “mindless” blockade as nominee Merrick Garland made his way to Capitol Hill for meetings with top Democrats.<p>At …

Greek migration minister urged to resign over Macedonia blunder

Yannis Mouzalas under pressure to step down for failing to use full name of Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia<p>The Greek defence minister, Panos Kammenos, the head of the ruling coalition’s junior party, has called on the migration minister to resign for failing to use the full name of its …

Europe

Burma, after decades of military rule, gets an unassuming democrat as president

RANGOON, Burma — For years, Htin Kyaw was content to stay a few steps outside the spotlight on his close friend Aung San ­Suu Kyi, Burma’s charismatic pro-democracy leader. He’s been with her from the early days of the movement, through her long periods of house arrest to their party’s jubilant …

North Korean leader says will soon test nuclear warhead | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un said his country would soon test a nuclear warhead and ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear warheads, North Korea’s KCNA news agency reported on Tuesday, in what would be a direct violation of U.N. resolutions that have the backing of …

The biggest force powering the stock market is starting to disappear, and it could be a huge problem

Companies have been supporting the stock market through buybacks for years.<p>But according to some analysts, the era of buybacks may be coming to a close.<p>And this could be terrible news for the stock market.<p>Companies have been their own best friends<p>According to a note from analysts at HSBC, buybacks …

North Korean leader Kim orders more nuclear tests: KCNA | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un watched a ballistic missile launch test and ordered the country to improve its nuclear attack capability by conducting more tests, the official KCNA news agency reported on Friday.<p>A ballistic rocket launch drill of the Strategic Force of the Korean …

Leaked ISIS Personnel Files Paint Picture of Group's Recruits

The 23-question form looks like a standard job application — save for the black ISIS logo in the top right corner.<p>Thousands of documents apparently leaked from inside ISIS paint a detailed picture of the terror group's personnel, including a 20-year-old from Minneapolis with just a high-school …

U.S. Crude Eases From Multi-Month High

Oil prices dipped on Thursday, after hitting three-month highs this week, with analysts warning that larger gains would be unwarranted as refineries enter seasonal maintenance and a global glut weighs.<p>Brent crude futures were at $40.62 per barrel at 1011 GMT, down 45 cents from their last close, …

Stocks Shrug Off ECB’s Stimulus Measures

Moves highlight diminished faith in the ability of central banks ​to stoke growth<p>U.S. stocks shrugged off fresh stimulus measures from the European Central Bank on Thursday.<p>Analysts and investors said the reaction highlighted diminished faith in the ability of central banks to stoke growth and …

Stock Markets