Michelle Cheng

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Best books for summer 2015: what to read

We asked novelists and historians to tell us which new book and which classic they’re packing this year. From Ishiguro to Napoleon, here are their selections:<p><b>Alan Johnson</b> <br>A new Kazuo Ishiguro novel is always worth waiting for, which is just as well because The Buried Giant (Faber) is his first in a …

France investigates accusations that soldiers raped children

PARIS (AP) — French prosecutors and military authorities are investigating accusations that French soldiers in Central African Republic sexually …

Migrant Disaster at Sea: In Pictures

Mediterranean

Lenovo P70: 5-inch phone with a 4000mAh battery

Fed up with unsatisfactory battery life? Well, the newly announced mid-range Lenovo P70 should certainly last you through the day with its huge 4,000mAh battery. The handset also boasts an impressive standby time of 32 days on a 2G network and over 30 days when connected to 4G.<p>To help keep the …

Driverless cars sound great, but can we stop the sat nav driving us off bridges first?

Before we let robots take over all aspects of our life, we should make sure that they are definitely on our side<p>Later this year, the UK will see the first trials of the <b>Lutz "driverless pods" on our roads</b> – appropriately enough <b>in Milton Keynes</b>, the city which previously brought us such innovations …

Big Pharma, ED Drugs And "Pink Viagra"

Big Pharma has made a number of breakthroughs over the years with new drugs to treat different forms of cancer, viral diseases, heart disease, diabetes, etc. However, the breakthrough that seems to be in the forefront of the minds of many industry critics has been drugs known as PDE-5 inhibitors …

Alan Greenspan: The euro is doomed

Alan Greenspan has harsh words for Greece: hit the road jack.<p>The former Federal Reserve Chairman told the BBC that Greece's best course of action is to leave the Eurozone. But Greenspan didn't stop there. He predicts Greece's exit is the beginning of the end for the euro.<p>"Short of a political …

Economics

US authorities are investigating JPMorgan for hiring a China minister's son despite his being a terrible job candidate

Gao Jue, son of minister Gao Hucheng, was hired by JPMorgan and kept on during major job cuts despite an extremely poor performance, and after he inadvertently sent a sexually explicit email to human resources, the paper said.<p>The elder Gao said he was willing to "go extra miles" for the bank if his …

Employment

TransAsia plane's black box reveals the moments before fatal crash

Taiwan authorities release the preliminary reading of TransAsia Flight GE235's black box recording as death toll climbs to 35<p>The final moments of the TransAsia Flight GE235 were revealed yesterday as black box recordings showed both of the plane's engines stalled before it crashed into Taipei's …

Hackers Stole Data On 80 Million Anthem Customers. Why Wasn't It Encrypted?

Despite myriad health information standards and a landmark law to protect patient privacy, it appears insurance giant Anthem (ANTM) didn’t encrypt personal data of 80 million of its customers, according to several news reports.<p>Encryption, which scrambles data so only authorized parties can read it, …

Fortune.com

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Man accused of raping women during fake sleep study, putting video of attacks online

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police say around 100 women in Japan who thought they were participating in a sleep study were actually drugged and raped, their attacks recorded and sold to porn sites.<p>Authorities arrested 54-year-old Hideyuki Noguchi, after one of the women saw herself in a video. Police investigated and …

Turner Broadcasting

These Cities Have The Worst Traffic in the World, Says a New Index

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

Scientists pledge to increase interference with the Church | Dean Burnett

UK Church groups have recently been criticised for campaigning against the legalisation of mitochondrial donation. As their efforts failed, a group of emboldened scientists has vowed to turn the tables and interfere with matters of religion<p>The Catholic Church and Church of England have recently …

Church of England

Japan's prime minister defends terrorism policy

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe defended his policy on terrorism Monday, as Japan mourned two of its nationals who were purportedly killed by the Islamic State group.<p>The flag at Abe's official residence flew at half-staff Monday in a mark of mourning for freelance journalist Kenji Goto and …

Rebels pound Ukrainian troops after peace talks fail | Reuters

YENAKIEVE, Ukraine (Reuters) - Separatist rockets streaked across hills in eastern Ukraine on Monday as rebels pounded the positions of Ukrainian government troops holding a strategic rail town, while both sides prepared to mobilise more forces for combat.<p>Women stand near a multi-storey block of …

When you wish upon a star: nuclear fusion and the promise of a brighter future

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15 Donut Recipes to Tackle at Home

The glazed donut is there for you every morning: tried and true, always delicious, and never in need of reinventing. We didn't think it could be improved upon -- until we met cake donuts, baked donuts, and ones generously drizzled with chocolate or topped with cinnamon. Here are 15 donuts you can …

9 Chocolate Pies That Will Rock Your World

If you’re the kind of person who would always choose a slice of pie over a piece of cake, then it doesn’t get much better than a big slice of …

7 things to know about Yemen

<b>(CNN) —</b> Political unrest has plagued Yemen for years, and the entire Mideast has been in turmoil for decades, particularly since 2011's Arab Spring uprising.<p>But on Tuesday, the situation in Yemen apparently became much more dire, as the country's minister of information said Shiite Houthi rebels …

Even for the active, a long sit shortens life and erodes health

Maybe those of us who sit for long hours in meetings, on phone calls, and tapping away at keyboards should be getting hazard pay. New research that distills the findings of 47 studies concludes that those of us who sit for long hours raise our average risk of cancer, cardiovascular disease,<p>type 2 …

Ergonomics

Man dies in Taiwan after 3-day online gaming binge

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> A 32-year-old man was found dead in an Internet cafe in Taiwan after a marathon three-day gaming binge, the island's second death of an online gamer this year.<p>The man, surnamed Hsieh, entered the cafe in Kaohsiung, Taiwan's second largest city, on January 6, Jennifer Wu, a police …

Online Life

Boko Haram Appears to Be Using Abducted Girls as Suicide Bombers: Experts

World<p>Three suicide bombings by girls aged as young as 10 suggest that Nigeria's Boko Haram has employed a new tactic of forcing abducted children to blow themselves up, according to experts.<p>The Islamist sect has been carrying out almost daily killings and kidnappings across northeast Nigeria in a …

Africa

Xiaomi Launches Mi Note Phablet To Fight The iPhone 6 Plus

Xiaomi, the Chinese company that recently became the world’s most valuable startup (depending on your definition of startup), took the wraps off its latest phone in Beijing today… and the comparisons to Apple are likely to flow once again.<p>The Xiaomi Mi Note is priced at 3299 CNY (~$530) for a 64 …

Lack of exercise is twice as deadly as obesity, Cambridge University finds

Even a small amount of exercise, such as brisk daily 20 minute walk, reduces the risk of premature death.<p>Lack of exercise is twice as deadly as obesity, but a brisk 20-minute walk each day is all it takes to avoid an early death, Cambridge University has said.<p>A study of more than 334,000 people …

Looking for a tech job? There are better places than California

If you are looking for a job in tech, you likely have a better chance in Texas than you do in Silicon Valley.<p>That's the finding of WalletHub, a financial information website that ranked 100 US metropolitan areas for the best and worst areas to find a job in science, technology, engineering or math …

Proteins Found In The Brain May Help Speed Up Flu Recovery While You Sleep

Research may back up the age-old advice to 'sleep it off'<p>To get over the flu, all it might take is a little extra brain protein and a lot more sleep.<p>Researchers at Washington State University at Spokane have been trying to come up with another way to treat influenza beyond yearly vaccinations. …

Washington State

Controversial Paper Suggests Wi-Fi Exposure More Dangerous To Kids Than Previously Thought

Most parents would be concerned if their children had significant exposure to lead, chloroform, gasoline fumes, or the pesticide DDT. The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IRIC), part of the United Nations’ World Health Organization (WHO), classifies these and more than 250 other agents …

World Health Organization