Nicholas Kho

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Why We Hurt Each Other: Tolstoy’s Letters to Gandhi on Love, Violence, and the Truth of the Human Spirit

In 1908, Indian revolutionary Taraknath Das wrote to Leo Tolstoy, by then one of the most famous public figures in the world, asking for the author’s support in India’s independence from British colonial rule. On December 14, Tolstoy, who had spent the last twenty years seeking the answers to …

Google's Traffic Stop: A Crash Course In Self-Driving Concerns

Google's self-driving car is seeming more and more human. And like the rest of us, it's subject to traffic stops.<p>The head of Google's rapid rollout lab, David Weekly, tweeted a photo Thursday of the prototypical car stopped by a motorcycle officer. Apparently, the vehicle was going too slowly in a …

Alibaba raked in a mind-boggling $14.3 billion in the 24-hour Singles Day sale

SINGAPORE — China's Singles' Day, which has become the world's largest online shopping event for the past three years, netted Alibaba 91.2 billion …

The Latest: Sweden defends border control clampdown

8:30 p.m.<p>Hungary's prime minister says European incentives meant to spur Turkey to stem the flow of migrants by boosting border security shows that the "once proud" continent has become "a beggar pleading for security from someone else."<p>A European Union summit with Turkey, a candidate for EU …

Alibaba Is Having Another Record Singles Day

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba is staging a shopping bonanza that looks set to eclipse its own record set just one year ago.<p>The company said it generated more than $3.9 billion in gross merchandise value (GMV) within the first hour of its Singles Day sales, compared with $2 billion recorded in …

CIA Drones Targeted al Qaeda Meeting—and Killed Hostages Instead

The agency’s drone operators had little idea who they were shooting at. They fired anyway. Now, a pair of hostages are dead. And Washington is …

Appeals court keeps block on Obama immigration

The timing would seem to allow the Supreme Court an opportunity to rule on the issue this term.<p>A federal appeals court has rejected President Barack Obama's effort to move forward with a series of executive actions he announced last year seeking to give quasi-legal status and work permits to …

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The Collision Course in the South China Sea

When I was learning to fly, one of the lessons was that if you see an object on the horizon that is seemingly stationary but getting larger, watch out. It is probably an aircraft closing with you.<p>Trouble with China in the South China Sea is on the horizon of U.S strategic concerns and getting …

Here's How The World Is Showing Solidarity With France

In the aftermath of Friday night’s terrorist attacks in Paris, which left at least 120 dead and scores more injured, the world has turned to the …

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The Morning After the Paris Attacks: Pictures

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A father and son who survived the Paris theater massacre describe what it was like inside: 'There was no chance of anyone being a hero'

They described what it was like inside the Bataclan, and what they remembered of the shooters to CNN's senior international correspondent, Clarissa Ward.<p>At first, Leader says he thought the shots were fireworks. Moments later, everyone threw themselves on the floor.<p>"We heard this bang, bang, bang, …

Images And Reflections From The Paris Vigil Outside The White House

"Our loved ones are in France."<p>WASHINGTON -- Hundreds gathered outside the White House on Saturday night to pay homage to the victims of the Paris attacks that killed at least 129 and critically wounded 99.<p>On a fall-like evening, those gathered stood in relative silence, whispered conversations …

Jean Jullien's Peace for Paris illustration becomes symbol of unity in wake of terror attacks

An image created by French designer Jean Jullien in response to the terrorist attacks in Paris yesterday has gone viral, becoming the most-shared …

GOP candidates criticize Obama, Clinton after Paris attacks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Several Republican candidates for president on Saturday accused President Barack Obama and his former secretary of state, …

Obama says Paris attacks were an 'attack on the civilized world' in meeting with Turkish president

President Barack Obama said Sunday in a meeting with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the sidelines of the G-20 summit that the attacks in Paris were an “attack on the civilized world” and “the skies have been darkened” by the horrific assaulted.<p>Obama pledged U.S. solidarity with France in …

Projection Mapping on King's College Chapel Blends 16th-Century Gothic Architecture with Contemporary Art

Artist Miguel Chevalier recently created a series of immersive projections that added a mesmerizing flair to a University of Cambridge charity event. The fundraising occasion featured Chevalier's designs front and center in the King's College Chapel, as they cloaked the historic interior in a …

Android Wear can do a whole lot more using your wrist

That big Android Wear update isn't just about allowing cellular data on smartwatches -- it's also really helpful if you don't have a hand free. Google has quietly revealed that Android Wear 1.4 has a ton of new wrist gestures beyond the usual flicks to navigate cards. You can take action on a card …

Beagles bred with muscular dystrophy offer ‘hope of a human cure’

Vets studying the muscle-wasting disease in dogs say new drugs being tested could halt its progress in humans<p>At first glance, the beagles running round the enclosure of the Royal Veterinary College look typical of the breed. Inquisitive and affectionate, the dogs rush from visitor to visitor, …

Tapping Indian investors – 5 things to know before you pitch

In the first six months of 2015, Indian venture capitalists (VCs) invested $2.46 billion into startups. And you’d better believe Indian angel investors are getting in on the action too. So far this year there have been 221 angel investments in India, totaling $120 million. As such, it’s clearly a …

Paris massacre could alter the 2016 presidential race in this country

DES MOINES — The deadly rampage in Paris on Friday thought to have been carried out by the Islamic State has introduced a new dynamic into this country’s 2016 presidential campaign, increasing the pressure on candidates in both parties to project resolve and clarity about how they would deal with …

Are you a nail biter? A hair twister? Or always late? 4 tips for breaking bad habits

Whoever came up with the expression "drop like a bad habit" most likely never tried to stop biting their nails. So-called nervous habits are considered cousins of compulsive disorders. "Some people would define these habits as obsessive behavior," says psychotherapist Richard O'Connor, author of …

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A single malicious Chrome link is enough to give attackers control of your Android phone

It’s by no means the first time, but security researchers have demonstrated a weakness present in pretty much all versions of Google’s Android OS.<p>The bad news? All it takes is opening a website containing the malicious code and an attacker can have full control of your phone, and do things like …

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Republicans Try To Rewrite History And Blame Obama And Hillary For Creating ISIS

Rick Santorum is living up to his name today. In the wake of the Paris terror attacks, he is claiming that President Obama and Secretary of State …

Timeline: What happened in Paris attacks

<b>(CNN) —</b> The violence in Paris shocked the world. The terror group ISIS claimed responsibility, the French President declared it "an act of war," and even Pope Francis called it a "piecemeal Third World War" with "no religious or human justification for it."<p>Seven of the terrorists were killed, and …

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'Saddened and heartbroken,' business world displays its support for Paris

From taxi services to tech giants, companies of all kinds have responded to the terror attacks in Paris with an outpouring of support.<p>On Friday night, coordinated attacks were carried out around Paris that resulted in the deaths of more than 100 people.<p>The terror strikes come less than a year after …

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Sanders campaign grumbled over debate format changes

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Democratic presidential candidates are squaring off on stage, but behind-the-scenes drama preceded the event as organizers announced changes just hours before it started to accommodate questions regarding the Paris terror attacks.<p>A call with all three Democratic campaigns, CBS and …

Automated Car Vending Machine Opens In Nashville

Hope you've saved up your quarters<p>Carvana started as a way to buy cars online. Ernie Garcia, Carvana's CEO, wanted to take the hassle out of haggling prices and signing paperwork. And he also hoped to shave a little off the cars' prices as well. So, like any good entrepreneur, he looked toward the …

The Latest: Empire state goes dark for Paris

PARIS (AP) — The latest on the deadly shootings and explosions in Paris. (All times local):<p>2:31 a.m.<p>The Empire State Building is dark in sympathy for the people of Paris after more than 120 people were killed in Friday's series of shootings and explosions.<p>Saturday is the second consecutive night …

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‘Paris Is on Fire’

On social media, Islamic State boasts of its gory victory in Paris.<p>Before the French authorities had even finished counting the dead, the Islamic State was already onto the next phase of its operation: not only claiming credit for Friday’s devastating attacks in Paris but rallying its supporters …

What the Democrats think about taxes, income inequality and more

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Martin O'Malley will take the stage Saturday night.<p>While national security is likely to headline the debate after the terrorist attacks in Paris, the candidates are also expected to discuss the economy, taxes and income inequality.<p>They will seek to differentiate …