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In the rush to develop, Asia’s cities advised to think green

Thomson Reuters Foundation Clark, Philippines<p>He may never set foot in New Clark City, but taxi driver Edgard Labitag hopes the Philippines’ first …

Smart Cities

Razor's e-skates are equal parts Heelys and hoverboard

As a cranky, childless adult in her late thirties I've largely missed the boat on personal transportation trends like Razor scooters, Heelys and hoverboards. This year Razor manages to combine all of those things into its new Turbo Jetts e-skates: It's the sort of thing that your inner child will …

12 Interior Instagram Accounts To Follow Now

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Violence flares in Florence as anti-government protesters clash with police during Renzi visit

Hundreds of hooded anti-government protesters clashed with police in Florence on Saturday just weeks before a referendum on a constitutional reform on which Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has staked his political future.<p>There have been protests against the Renzi government and the referendum before, …

Man convicted in deadly shooting during Sunday services

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man has been convicted of voluntary manslaughter and reckless endangerment in the shooting death of a fellow churchgoer …

Kenya accuses UN of targeting general fired in South Sudan

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kenya accused the U. N. secretary-general on Thursday of instigating an investigation of deadly attacks in South Sudan with the …

Turkey has reportedly blocked Twitter, Facebook and WhatsApp

Internet monitoring group Turkey Block reports that Turkey has restricted access to Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and YouTube across the country since 1:20AM there (UTC+2).<p>Connections to those services are being throttled or slowed down drastically by internet service providers, rendering them …

Ai Weiwei's Triumphant Return

FOR ONE OF THE WORLD’S highest-profile artists, Ai Weiwei himself could hardly be more difficult to find. His imagery regularly causes internet controversies, and his visage, framed by cropped hair and the scraggly beard of an ancient philosopher, is widely known thanks to innumerable selfies with …

Kickstarter's first sex toy has arrived

Crowdfunded sex toys aren't new to the scene, but until now, the most well-known crowdfunding site has steered clear of the category. Now, Kickstarter is hosting a campaign for Dame Products' Fin vibrator. Cofounder Alexandra Fine tells <i>Motherboard</i> that proximity helped it break in, since …

Tens of thousands to demand Park quit amid scandal

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tens of thousands of South Koreans are expected to march in Seoul to demand President Park Geun-hye's resignation on …

The Dirty Truth About Kids' Health | Heleo

“The idea that the only good microbe is a dead microbe—that we’ve got to change.”<p>Dr. B. Brett Finlay is an award-winning microbiologist, the Peter …

British Banker in Hong Kong Murder Trial Portrayed as Tragic Figure in Closing Statement

In their final statement before a Hong Kong court on Friday, lawyers representing the 31-year-old British former banker Rurik Jutting attempted one …

Hong Kong

Melania Trump: Ending social media bullying would be focus as first lady

<b>(CNN) —</b> Melania Trump says she'd work to improve a social media culture that has gotten "too mean and too tough" -- riddled with insults based on "looks and intelligence" -- if she becomes first lady.<p>But she didn't make any mention of the Twitter activities of her husband, Donald Trump, who has …

Everyone is giving up on GoPro

GoPro has taken a huge hit.<p>The hardware manufacturer behind those nifty cameras and more recently high-flying drones took a steep tumble Thursday …

Canada investigates mysterious 'pinging' sound at bottom of sea in Arctic

Canada's military is investigating a mysterious "pinging" that is emanating from the sea floor in the Arctic.<p>The sound, which has also been described as a "hum" or a "beep", has apparently spooked the local wildlife in the Fury and Hecla Strait.<p>Paul Quassa, a member of the legislative assembly, …

The Five Rising Artists You Must Know in 2016

As always, <i>W</i>'s annual Art Issue has one eye on the landscape of contemporary art today, and one on its promising future. Here, we have selected five artists who are already making work that will matter for years to come.<p><b>Rachel Rossin</b><br>Still in their beta stages, virtual reality headsets have already …

Catholic church apologises for role in 'forced adoptions' over 30-year period

Head of church in England and Wales apologises in documentary about women who were pressured into handing over their babies in the 50s, 60s and 70s<p>The head of the Catholic church in England and Wales has apologised for its part in the” hurt” caused to young unmarried women who say they were felt …

For the first time, Uber is using its massive digital reach to elect a political candidate

Uber has pulled political strings before, but this weekend it endorsed a political candidate for the first time. The company is throwing its support to Derek Armstrong, a Republican campaigning for reelection to the Nevada state assembly.<p>Uber’s endorsement is, of course, designed to protect its own …

Government

Drug addicts to be given heroin in UK's first state shooting gallery

Drug addicts are to be given medical-grade heroin under plans to open the UK’s first state-approved 'shooting gallery' in Glasgow, under plans approved today.<p>The local health board, city council and police agreed the idea in principle in the hope it will help address the problems caused by an …

Public Health

British teenager dies scuba diving in Indonesia

Gregory Arthur Mills, 17, got into difficulties while diving with his father nine metres down in waters off Sulawesi<p>A 17-year-old British tourist has died while scuba diving with his father in Indonesia.<p>Gregory Arthur Mills was diving in the waters of Wakatobi national park, a remote Unesco …

Germany announces ‘zero tolerance’ policy against creepy clowns ahead of Halloween

This Halloween will probably be different from previous years: Clowns have made headlines for weeks now, but not in a good sense. Now, there are fears in Europe and the United States that things could get much worse this weekend.<p>On Friday, the German Interior Ministry made the issue a priority, …

Theresa May refuses to bow down to Francois Hollande after he rings up to demand Britain accepts nearly 1,500 migrant children

Theresa May has refused to bow to a personal demand from Francois Hollande to help take in 1,500 child migrants from Calais.<p>In an escalation of tensions between the two nations over the “Jungle” camp, the French President made clear in a telephone call to Mrs May his displeasure with Britain’s …

ISIS Forcing Civilians to be Human Shields in Mosul: Reports

ERBIL, Iraq — ISIS militants are reportedly forcing civilians in their self-declared caliphate to relocate to Mosul, in what is likely preparation to use them as human shields ahead of a planned allied assault on the city.<p>Fighters for the extremist group are going door-to-door in towns and villages …

Mother claims Sainsbury's cashier 'gender-shamed' her son for choosing pink Kinder egg

Sainsbury's is caught up in a gender-shaming row as the supermarket investigates allegations that a cashier asked a boy why he had chosen a chocolate snack in pink wrapping rather than blue.<p>Mason Houghton, three, was allowed to choose a Kinder Surprise egg from the store as a reward for doing well …

UN chief says if Security Council takes no steps there will be 'no Syria or Syrian people'

Stephen O'Brien blasts UNSC for failing to end Syrian conflict.<p>Stephen O'Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, has called the …

Pupil punches teacher in classroom fight - and gets KO'd by disgusted fellow student

A student punches his teacher in the face during a fight with another pupil - and is promptly KO'd by a furious classmate.<p>Phone footage of the brawl …

Teaching

Northolt Standoff Leads To Man Being Sectioned Under Mental Health Act

He was surrounded by 'hazardous items' inside a London property.<p>A man who was arrested after a three-day standoff with police over the weekend has …

Mental Health