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Will North Korea fire a missile capable of hitting the U.S. mainland? Probably.

SEOUL — North Korea has made no secret of its desire to build an intercontinental ballistic missile, or ICBM, capable of reaching the continental United States.<p>In his New Year’s Day address, Kim Jong Un said that North Korea has “entered the final stage of preparation for a test-launch of an …

North Korea

SoulCycle Sold Fans on Fitness, Now It's Cashing In on Clothes

SoulCycle “Warriors” dress the part —and pay for it.<p>It’s a winter afternoon at the New York City headquarters of SoulCycle, the boutique cycling studio that launched in 2006 and has developed a cult-like community, and Bob Colquhoun, the company’s vice president of retail, is seated at a high …

How Xi Jinping became one of modern China's most powerful leaders

<b>(CNN) —</b> After less than five years as China's leader, Xi Jinping has become one of the most powerful people in the nation's modern history, outshining his immediate predecessors.<p>"He is a powerful figure, he is the most powerful leader since (paramount leader) Deng Xiaoping, but again his power has …

China

14 Passover Dinner Recipes for a Super Seder

Technically, the most important part of Passover is, of course, the seder itself. But no one comes to a seder without expecting to be fed a proper meal, especially after they've drunk all that wine. Passover dinners tend to be marked by firmly entrenched traditions, upheld by even more firmly held …

Cooking

Timeline of the Syrian civil war and US response

The U.S. attack on a Syrian air base came after years of heated debate and deliberation in Washington over intervention in the bloody civil war.<p>Chemical weapons have killed hundreds of people since the start of the conflict, with the U.N. blaming three attacks on the Syrian government and a fourth …

Can we know what animals are thinking? – The Economist

<i>For the first of our new series of Medium stories about the animal kingdom, we’ve chosen a 2015 essay about the minds of animals. Animals think,</i> …

Animals

China goes west: a ghost city in the sand comes to life

Mountains have been flattened and villages bulldozed to build Lanzhou New Area in China’s wild west. Four years ago <b>Tom Phillips</b> met empty streets and an eerie hush, but now he finds this improbable desert mirage finally filling up<p>It was a scheme as bold and eccentric as any to emerge from China’s …

Air pollution in northern Chinese city surpasses WHO guideline by 100 times

BEIJING (Reuters) - Concentrations of airborne pollutants in a major northern Chinese city exceeded a World Health Organisation (WHO) guideline by 100 times on Monday as north China battled with poor air quality for the third straight day.<p>Artist Liu Bolin wearing a vest with 24 mobile phones walks …

Pollution

China unveils military reforms to realize 'dream of strong army'

China has restructured its military as part of a modernization push. The changes come as Beijing is becoming more assertive on the world …

China

Philippines president says 'bye-bye America' as he threatens to ban US troops from country

President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday threatened to terminate a pact that allows US troops to visit the Philippines, saying "bye-bye America" as he reacted with rage to what he thought was a decision by Washington to scrap a major aid package over his human rights record.<p>The Millennium Challenge …

Security Issues Raised Over iOS 9.3.3 Pangu Jailbreak

Last week I wrote about the latest big jailbreak release for iOS 9 from Pangu, which allows you to jailbreak Apple devices running iOS 9.2-9.3.3:<p><b>‘Jailbreak Finally Released For Apple iOS 9.2-9.3.3: Full Pangu Install Guide‘</b><p>The tool wasn’t as easy to use as many we’ve seen over the last few years …

Research shows deleted WhatsApp messages aren’t actually deleted

Chat logs from WhatsApp linger on your phone even after you’ve deleted them, according to new research published by iOS expert Jonathan Zdziarski.<p>Forensic traces of chats linger on the phone even after a user archives or deletes them, Zdziarski found, and could be accessed by someone with physical …

Privacy

12 Movie Sex Maneuvers That Would Not Work In Real Life

We're looking at you, Titanic.<p>While love scenes are often the pivotal moment of any romantic comedy, take away the music and slo-mo and you're left with something totally impossible. That's because so many movies use the your willing suspension of disbelief and the magic of editing to create sex …

In China meeting, G20 has chance to soothe post-Brexit jitters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Finance heads from the world’s leading economies will confront fresh fears about protectionism when they meet in China this weekend, with Brexit fallout and dwindling policy options to boost global growth expected to dominate talks.<p>Police cars and other vehicles, which will …

China

Chinese Yuan Steadies After Slipping to 5-Year Low

China’s yuan steadied against the dollar in early trade on Tuesday, a day after slipping below the psychologically important 6.7 level for the first …

HOT FARE SALE: Several US Cities to Asia on United for Less Than $500 Roundtrip

Via Secret Flying which means I’m not sure who actually found the fare, United has a sale that’s truly unique and worth a look for several cities in …

Watch troops surrender on live TV after a failed coup attempt in Turkey

More than 250 people were killed during the violent uprising that began late Friday night, Turkish officials said, plunging a critical NATO member and American ally into chaos.<p>After troops belonging to a faction of Turkey's armed forces attempted to overrun the government, supporters of Turkish …

'Pokémon GO' Taxes Are Coming -- In Fact, They're Already Here

<i>Pokémon GO</i> has exploded onto the scene, with all manner of people searching like crazy for funny little creatures that sort of don’t exist, but sort of do. The game uses geolocation to place Pokémon characters in the honest-to-goodness physical world. That way, players use their smartphones to …

Pokémon

The Latest: Flights resume to Istanbul international airport

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The Latest on the attempted military coup in Turkey (all times local):<p>12:30 a.m.<p>Flights into Istanbul's international airport …

Otterson to Lead A&K President’s Cruise to Japanese Islands

Phil Otterson, president of Abercrombie & Kent USA, has selected Japan, Hong Kong and the Ryukyu Islands Cruise for the next President’s Tour. …

27 of the Most Beautiful Places In America

From sea to shining sea and everything in between.<p>Narrowing down the list of America's most scenic spots is clearly an impossible task, but these stunning places are totally worth bumping to the top of your travel bucket list.

Consumer Reports: Samsung phone not actually water resistant

NEW YORK (AP) — Consumer Reports says a Samsung phone that's advertised as being "water resistant" actually isn't.<p>The problem appears limited to the …

China’s devastating floods can be traced back to corruption and overbuilding

China is reeling under the country’s most devastating floods in over a decade. Weeklong flooding has killed more than 180 people, affected 32 million people across 26 provinces on the mainland, and led to losses of 50 billion yuan (about $7 billion), according to the latest figures from the state …

China

IKEA Recalls 29 Million Dressers And Chests After 6 Toddler Deaths

Bowing to pressure from safety advocates and Washington, the Swedish furniture powerhouse IKEA issued a recall Tuesday of 29 million dressers and chests following the deaths of at least six children who were crushed by the furniture when it tipped over.<p>The recall covers children’s chests and …

HSBC 'to move jobs to Paris if UK leaves single market'

<b>HSBC would move up to 1,000 staff from London to Paris if the UK left the single market, following Britain's vote to leave the EU, the BBC understands.</b><p>The staff who would be relocated would be those who already process payments made in euros for HSBC in Canary Wharf.<p>Thursday's referendum result …

China tells search engines to ID paid results after man died

BEIJING (AP) — China issued new regulations on Saturday demanding that search engines clearly identify paid search results, months after a terminally …

China's Cyber Spying on the U.S. Has Drastically Changed

Last year United States President Barack Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping entered into a dubious agreement during Xi’s first state visit: No …

China Dog-Meat Festival Gets Low-Key Opening Amid Protests

YULIN, China — China's southern city of Yulin began its annual dog meat festival on Tuesday despite opposition from animal rights activists, as residents complained of new government measures to keep the festival low key.<p>The event features consumption of the meat with thousands of dogs expected to …

Activism

HSBC: Chinese bad loans are spiking

Since 2008, the country's debt-to-GDP level has nearly doubled, rising at the fastest rate of any major economy.<p>According to analysts at HSBC, state-owned companies have been mostly to blame, building up debt at unsustainable levels.<p>These companies mostly operate in the transportation, energy and …