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Chemnitz Protests Show New Strength of Germany’s Far Right

CHEMNITZ, Germany — Waving German flags, with some flashing Nazi salutes, the angry mob made its way through the streets, chasing after dark-skinned bystanders as police officers, vastly outnumbered, were too afraid to intervene.<p>A Syrian refugee and father of two, Anas al-Nahlawie, watched …

Europe

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

Nearly 17 years since 9/11, Osama bin Laden’s family remains an influential part of Saudi society – as well as a reminder of the darkest moment in the kingdom’s history. Can they escape his legacy?<p>On the corner couch of a spacious room, a woman wearing a brightly patterned robe sits expectantly. …

Osama Bin Laden

Quadrillion tons of diamond discovered deep within the Earth

In case you weren't already sure that diamonds aren't as unique or valuable as advertisers want us to believe, the next blow to Big Diamond might …

British cave diver considering legal action over Elon Musk's 'pedo' attack

A British cave diver who was instrumental in the rescue of 12 children trapped in a northern Thailand cave says he is considering legal action after the inventor Elon Musk called him a “pedo” on Twitter.<p>Vernon Unsworth told the Guardian on Monday he was “astonished and very angry” at the attack, …

Caving

Amazon’s best-selling air fryer cooks up crispy food without clogging your arteries

If you’re looking to spice things up in your kitchen, there’s no better way to do it than with a Cozyna SAF-32 Digital Air Fryer. This 3.7-quart air …

Someone Was Producing Tons of a Ozone-Destroying Chemical That Was Banned in 1987. Now We Know Who

A couple months back, scientists from around the world revealed a new mystery: somebody in East Asia was again producing banned chlorofluorocarbons …

Opposition to Breast-Feeding Resolution by U.S. Stuns World Health Officials

A resolution to encourage breast-feeding was expected to be approved quickly and easily by the hundreds of government delegates who gathered this spring in Geneva for the United Nations-affiliated World Health Assembly.<p>Based on decades of research, the resolution says that mother’s milk is …

Breast Feeding

Trump signs executive order pushing work requirements for the poor

President Donald Trump is now setting his sights on overhauling the nation's safety net programs.<p>Trump signed an executive order Monday directing federal agencies to promote employment for those on public assistance.<p>The president called for enforcing work requirements that are already in the law …

Russian spy poison may have been DEADLIEST nerve agent ever produced that's ten times stronger than VX gas

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter may have been poisoned by the deadliest nerve agent ever produced, it has been claimed.<p>Sergei …

Russian spy's daughter 'may have been poisoned over ONE WORD Vladimir Putin insult on Facebook'

Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal's daughter may have been poisoned over a single word Facebook comment she made about Vladimir Putin, it …

New beginnings: Zimbabwe, back from the brink

Three weeks ago a young elephant wound her trunk around my arm and began – politely, elegantly, insistently – to pull my hand into her mouth and suck the salt sweat off my fingers. It was the happiest I’ve been this year, that moment; partly because of the elephant and partly from that knee-jerk …

Inside North Korea’s Hacker Army

In most respects, Jong Hyok looks like any other middle-aged male tech worker you might see on the skyscraper-shadowed streets of Seoul’s Gangnam …

Spin out: The world’s most terrifying (yet beautiful) whirlpools

1: Naruto Straits whirlpool, Japan<p>This tidal wonder can be found in the Naruto Strait, between Naruto in Tokushima and Awaji Island in Hyōgo …

10 reasons to visit this secret paradise island (before everyone else does)

Phu Quoc (pronounced "foo kwok") - an unassuming Vietnamese island sitting pretty just off the coast of Cambodia - is one of south-east Asia's best-kept secrets. If last month’s launch of the first direct flights from London to Phu Quoc via TUI has tickled your interest, here are 10 more reasons to …

Why will Coventry be the UK's City of Culture? And how can you appreciate its offerings now?

Until 7.27pm the smart money was on Paisley or Swansea to succeed Hull as UK City of Culture in 2021. The title had gone to Derry in 2013, so surely …

British Airways

Surgeon Claims He's Done The First Human Head Transplant, But There Are Huge Red Flags

Unbelievable.<p>Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero claimed on Friday that he had completed the world's first human head transplant between two corpses …

How Many People Voted For Trump? One Year Later, A Look At Why He Might Not Last A Full Term

<i>Updated</i>I It's only been a year since Donald Trump was elected president, but some people already want him out of the White House. The past 12 months …

Donald Trump

Chongqing, China: Why tourism has taken off here | CNN Travel

China

Are Mass Murderers Insane? Usually Not, Researchers Say

If what people do is any reflection of who they are, then Devin P. Kelley, who slaughtered 26 churchgoers on Sunday in Texas, surely was a madman.<p>Before the atrocity, he had attempted to sneak weapons onto an Air Force base after making death threats to his superiors, according to a local police …

Exploring foodie heaven on the islands of Greece

"Flamingos aren't actually pink." My guide Eleni's words made me stop studying the clearly blush coloured feathers of the birds that I was watching …

Everything you need to know about visiting the British Museum

The great Bloomsbury behemoth can claim to be the world’s first national collection, based on a bequest from Sir Hans Sloane in 1753 and added to over the centuries.<p>Its mighty colonnaded building on Great Russell Street displays around 80,000 objects, approximately 1 per cent of the 8 …

Singapore offers world's most powerful passport | CNN Travel

Travel

Inside the forgotten underground city that once housed 20,000 people

The 30 greatest yoga holidays on the planet

For yoga in enchanting locations<p>1. Silver Island, Greece<p>I could quite happily live on this delightful, 60-acre private island strewn with rough flower-filled tracks, which has an ancient church, a romantic lighthouse and more than 2,500 olive trees. Come for week-long holidays with yoga sessions …

20 secret sights in London even the locals don't know about

Mayor of Watford ridiculed after leaflets show her canvassing at her own home

The Mayor of Watford has been criticised after Liberal Democrat leaflets showed her canvassing at her own home.<p>Dorothy Thornhill, the first female elected mayor in the UK, appears on two of the party's local election leaflets speaking to a constituent.<p>She pledges her support for the local Lib Dem …

China may still be using executed prisoners' organs, official admits

Huang Jiefu, in charge of overhauling the Chinese transplant network, angers rights activists as Vatican trafficking talks begin<p>An official in charge of overhauling China’s organ transplant programme has said the country may still be using organs from executed prisoners in some cases, even though …

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