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At least 12 killed as Shebab attack Somalia hotel

MOGADISHU: At least 12 people were killed in the Somali capital on Sunday (Nov 1) after Shebab gunmen used a vehicle packed with explosives to blast …

Leaders of S. Korea, Japan and China meet in rare summit

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, offers his hand to shake hands with South Korean President Park Geun-hye before their meeting at the presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 2, 2015. (Lee Jung-hun/Yonhap via AP) KOREA OUT eapcontent.ap.org<p>SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The …

Skippy peanut butter is being recalled over a metal shavings scare

Skippy peanut butter is being recalled in seven states because of an unexpected crunch: metal shavings.<p>The popular spread may be contaminated in …

North Korea announces rare, giant political gathering

<b>Seoul, South Korea (CNN) —</b> North Korea has announced plans for a rare, potentially significant occasion for next year. It will convene its seventh communist party congress.<p>The Workers' Party of Korea hasn't held one since 1980, and that one peaked with the announcement that Kim Jong Il, the father …

Violence rages in Syria as crisis talks begin

As talks aimed at finding a solution to the conflict in Syria get underway in Vienna, violence has raged in the country’s Hama province for another day.<p>Aided by Russian airstrikes, Syrian government forces reportedly attacked al-Nusra terrorist fighters in an area considered of strategic importance.<p>…

China naval chief says minor incident could spark war in South China Sea

BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - China’s naval commander told his U.S. counterpart that a minor incident could spark war in the South China Sea if the United States did not stop its “provocative acts” in the disputed waterway, the Chinese navy said on Friday.<p>Admiral Wu Shengli made the comments to …

Shaker Aamer released from Guantánamo Bay after 14-year detention

No 10 says no plan to detain British resident on return from imprisonment without trial in US military camp where he was beaten<p>Shaker Aamer has been released after 14 years of incarceration at Guantánamo Bay, where he was beaten by his US military jailers but never tried for any offence, the UK’s …

The Next Higgs Boson: Made In China?

China plans to build a superior collider<p>Super colliders are already massive. The Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland features a circular track over 16 miles long. Today, Chinese state media announced the nation’s plan to construct a super collider <i>twice as large</i>, with construction beginning in …

Physics

The Ronda Rousey Fame Machine Will Eat Her Alive (Or Die Trying)

You don't have to listen too closely to understand the pressure Ronda Rousey faces on an everyday basis, that she is feeling and living, that she cannot escape.<p>It was obviously self-reflective when the UFC bantamweight champion claimed during a UFC 193 media day that her challenger, Holly Holm, …

The NFL Fined A Player For Wearing Purple Cleats For Domestic Violence Awareness

"I think we all know why I wore the purple cleats."<p>The NFL does have long-standing guidelines regarding uniforms, regulations that are set before the season begins.<p>The rules for shoes reads as follows, "League-approved tri-colored shoes are permitted with black, white, and one team color."

Prep school grad gets 1 year sentence in sex assault case

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — In a case that scandalized an institution known for educating some of America's top political and literary leaders, a graduate …

Amazon cuts back on price, delivery times by cheating workers, lawsuit says

Taree Truong wore a uniform bearing Amazon's logo, signed into an Amazon tracking device and was told by Amazon dispatchers to make deliveries for its new Prime Now courier service across far-flung parts of Orange County.<p>During one trip at rush hour, Truong said she was expected to drive from …

Enterprise Tech

German-Born Rapper Who Joined ISIS Was Killed In U.S. Airstrike

Denis Cuspert — aka "Deso Dogg" — died on Oct. 16 in an airstrike near Raqqa in Syria, the Pentagon confirmed to BuzzFeed News.<p>A German-born former rapper who joined ISIS was killed in a U.S. airstrike earlier this month, the Pentagon confirmed Thursday.<p>Denis Cuspert, 39, who as a rapper went by …

Fugitive Rapist Floyd Ray Cook Shot, Killed by Kentucky Police

A rapist who was the target of a six-day manhunt after allegedly shooting a Tennessee cop was killed by police early Friday in what officials described as a “scary" conclusion.<p>Floyd Ray Cook, 62, was fatally shot near Burkesville, Kentucky, after being traced to a wooded area with the help of a …

China ends its one-child policy after 35 years

China is lifting its three-decade one-child policy, the official news agency Xinhua reported today after top Communist Party members finished a …

FBI names 'person of interest' in 1989 missing boy case

A Minnesota man charged with child pornography after a search of his home found pictures of naked boys is also a "person of interest" in the disappearance of Jacob Wetterling, whose 1989 abduction led his parents to launch a national center to prevent child exploitation.<p>Daniel James Heinrich, 52, …

Anonymous threatens to release 1,000 names of KKK members

White supremacists who have signed up to the KKK are at risk of being exposed by hacking group Anonymous<p>The hacking collective Anonymous has threatened to reveal the names of 1,000 members of the Ku Klux Klan, in a move which could cause immense embarrassment for supporters of the white supremacist …

Taxes Drive Potential Merger of Pfizer, Allergan

Pfizer in early talks to acquire Ireland’s Allergan, thrusting drug maker into rancorous debate over corporate taxes<p>Pfizer Inc. is pursuing what could be the biggest overseas takeover to lower U.S. corporate tax liability, showing that efforts in Washington to stem such deals have amounted to …

Ireland

National Guard airlifts dino fossils out of wilderness

This was something that had never been seen before — the full skeletal remains of a baby Pentaceratops, a plant-eating dinosaur with large horns that once roamed what is now North America tens of millions of years ago.<p>The fossils first caught the attention of paleontologists with the New Mexico …

Iranian-American businessman arrested in Tehran: report

An Iranian-American businessman was arrested by Iranian security forces two weeks ago while he was visiting relatives in Tehran from his home base in Dubai, the Wall Street Journal has reported.<p>The newspaper, citing people briefed on the situation, said on Thursday that Siamak Namazi, head of …

Aetna To Stop Selling Obamacare Plans In Two States And D.C. For 2016

Aetna said it will no longer offer subsidized health insurance benefits in two states and Washington, D.C. where it currently sells products on government-run exchanges under the Affordable Care Act.<p>For 2016, Aetna said it will no longer offer individual exchange plans in Washington, D.C., Utah and …

Bernie Sanders: The steady rise of the ultimate political outlier

Bernie Sanders, the senator and socialist from Vermont, is the unlikeliest of contenders to rival Hillary Clinton for the Democratic Party's presidential nomination.<p>The 74-year old reputed grump has shaken up the Democratic presidential race with his blunt talk about income inequality and excessive …