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Italian Navy Rescues Hundreds in All-Night Operation

The Italian navy saved almost 500 migrants in a mission that lasted from Monday night to Tuesday morning and including more than 100 children.<p>After …

Separated from your family in a natural disaster? There's an app for that

RapidFTR, an app that processes information about missing children in disaster situations, is helping to reunite families<p>Imagine a flood strikes, filling your house with water and washing you away from your children; or waking up alone in hospital after an earthquake has hit your home; or getting …

Don't hate the woman behind the 'world's worst selfie'

By taking a photo of herself in front of a suicidal figure on the Brooklyn bridge shehas become a scapegoat for our worst fears about the modern age<p>It's the most selfish "selfie" ever! While police officers tried to talk down a man who was preparing to jump off the Brooklyn Bridge, a woman in the …

Kim Jong-un 'preparing to purge aunt'

Reports in South Korea suggest that Kim Kyong-hui could be the next victim of the North Korean leader's purge of the old guard<p>The ailing aunt of Kim Jong-un, the leader of <b>North Korea</b>, may be the next senior member of the regime to fall victim to the blood letting that is gripping Pyongyang's "old …

North Korea

Japan will stand up to China, says PM Shinzo Abe

<b>Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says other countries want Japan to adopt a more assertive leadership role in Asia to counter the growing power of China.</b><p>Mr Abe told the Wall Street Journal there were "concerns that China was trying to change the status quo by force, rather than by the rule of law".<p>…

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Kim Jong Un's Luxurious 'Seven-Star' Lifestyle Of Yachts, Booze And Food

North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un enjoys a “seven-star” lifestyle of yachts, parties and extravagant food, his friend Dennis Rodman has revealed.<p>The former basketball star, 52, last month made his second visit to the secretive communist nation.<p>While millions of North Koreans starve, Rodman said …

TOMS Shoes rethinks its 'buy one, give one' model of helping the needy

The "buy one, give one" business model of TOMS Shoes - buy a pair and the California-based company will give a pair to a child in need - has spawned many copy-cats.<p>These days, you can buy an array of products - from solar panels, to baby goods, to soccer balls - and the manufacturer will give a …

Austerity pushing Europe into social and economic decline, says Red Cross

Critique of response to EU debt crisis highlights unemployment, widening poverty gap, and growing risk of social unrest<p>Europe is sinking into a protracted period of deepening poverty, mass unemployment, social exclusion, greater inequality, and collective despair as a result of austerity policies …

Are Americans dumb? No, it's the inequality, stupid

The US and UK have pitifully low OECD test scores. They are also the countries with some of the greatest inequality<p>Are Americans dumb? This is a question that has been debated by philosophers, begrudging foreigners and late night TV talk show hosts for decades. Anyone who has ever watched the …

Inequality: how wealth is distributed in the UK - watch our animated video here: http://gu.com/p/3jax4/tw (via Comment is free)

Press freedom: is that the right to make up stories about asylum seekers?

The Daily Mail's attacks on Ed Miliband are just the thin of the wedge, the tabloids usually target groups that can't fight back<p><i>"That's the fun of it, isn't it? Having a little smidgen of power,"</i> Rupert Murdoch to his biographer, William Shawcross<p>In January 2004, the press regulator received a …

China says US has 'responsibility' to resolve debt ceiling row

Vice-finance minister Zhu Guangyao outlines concern over 'safety of Chinese investments in the United States'<p>A senior Chinese government official on Monday publicly warned Washington about the dangers of the current row over the US’s debt ceiling.<p>In the Chinese government's first public comments on …

15 fun Google Easter eggs

Google is used by millions of people to navigate the web every day, but how many of us really put it through its paces? The Telegraph digs out a few of the search engine's hidden gems.<p>1. Calculator<p>Google's calculator function is far more powerful than most people realise. As well as doing basic …

AdWords

Migration Is Development by Peter Sutherland

LONDON – In September 2000, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals rallied the international community behind a shared vision. The MDGs, …

Geography

30 Books You Should Read Before You're 30

The best books aren't static stories, but living entities with meanings that change and grow along with you. That's why we strongly recommend rereading the classics that were assigned to you in high school; you may find that they're nothing like they were before.<p>Still, some books are best …

Red Tide

In late July, Chinese President Xi Jinping shared his views on sea power and maritime territorial disputes. Beijing is amenable to "shelving disputes …

China resettles two million Tibetans, says Human Rights Watch

<b>More than two million Tibetans have been resettled by the Chinese government over the last seven years, a new report by Human Rights Watch says.</b><p>Many, including hundreds of thousands of nomads, were forced into so-called "socialist villages", the group says.<p>The aim is to exert tighter political …

China

Why China might be a better superpower | China

"The nationswhich today own the world's resources fear the rise of China and wish to postpone the day of that rise." - Rabindranath Tagore, 1915<p>Until the mid-20th century, China suffered what has been termed as the "Century of Humiliation" - a period of subjugation and oppression by Western …

Why the US locks up prisoners for life

<b>Life sentences that truly mean a lifetime in prison are rare in the UK but common in the US. Why is this punishment so prevalent in the US?</b><p>Last week, an English court handed a whole-life sentence to Dale Cregan for murdering four people, including two policewomen.<p>That penalty means he will never be …

Criminal Justice

Edward Snowden claims US hacks Chinese targets

The US has perpetrated hacking attacks on “hundreds” of targets in Hong Kong and mainland China since 2009, the former CIA analyst Edward Snowden has claimed.<p>In an interview with the <b>South China Morning Post</b>, Mr Snowden, who has been hiding in the former British colony since May 20, accused the US …

Hong Kong

Inside the NSA's Ultra-Secret China Hacking Group

This weekend, U.S. President Barack Obama sat down for a series of meetings with China’s newly appointed leader, Xi Jinping. We know that the two …

World Bank sees end of poverty in 2030

Before saying a word at a press conference in Washington this year, World Bank president Jim Yong Kim held up a piece of paper on which he had scrawled a number: 2030.<p>The finance ministers and central bankers who set the World Bank's agenda had just signed off on his request to set a deadline – 17 …

Chinese leader Xi Jinping joins Obama for summit

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/984000/984890_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518138988_eaa5624b2ced941cc7285864d2f0be08<p><b>Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Barack Obama have begun a two-day summit in California.</b><p>The two leaders spoke of overcoming differences and …

China