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Why you don't need God

<b>(CNN) —</b> It was January 2014 and I was sitting on the beach in Malibu looking out at the seemingly endless Pacific Ocean, ebbing and flowing. I had just begun a personal project of challenging my lifelong assumption that God exists.<p>You see, I had been a Seventh-day Adventist pastor for 19 years. I …

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North Korea Says Tokyo Is Target No. 1

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>"North Korea warned Japan Friday that Tokyo would be the first target in the event of a war on the …

John Kerry warns North Korea missile launch would be a 'huge mistake'

America has declared its determination to defend its allies in Asia, warning North Korea that it would be making a “huge mistake” if it test-fired a missile.<p>During a visit to Seoul, the South Korean capital, John Kerry, the US secretary of state, sought to deter Kim Jong-un’s regime from any …

Nobody's Seen Kim Jong Un Publicly for Two Weeks

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>North Korea's been owning headlines for the better part of a month now with its threats against the …

Senate gun bill passes first test

The Senate on Thursday ended a GOP filibuster on a new gun control bill, clearing the way for debate to begin on a hugely emotional issue that has dominated headlines since the tragic December shooting in Newtown, Conn.<p>The vote was 68-31.<p>It’s a big win for Democrats in that 16 Republicans crossed …

Bill Clinton praises tourism's power for peace

Speaking at the World Travel and Tourism Council summit in Abu Dhabi yesterday, Mr Clinton said the travel industry was “good for the earth, the children and the future.”<p>The former politician, who was the US head of state from 1993 to 2001, said that tourism could be used to foster stability and …

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Gun control compromise hopes rise

The US Senate's leading Democrat has set the first showdown vote in Congress on President Barack Obama's gun control drive for Thursday as a small …

Is China getting uneasy with North Korea?

As rantings from North Korea become ever more belligerent and bizarre, there are signs that China, its only outside friend in the world, is beginning to distance itself, too.<p>Normally reluctant to voice any sign of despair whenever tensions deepen on the Korean Peninsula, the Chinese are now talking …

N Korea issues warning over embassy safety

North Korea has asked foreign countries to consider evacuating their embassies in Pyongyang, amid soaring tension on the Korean peninsula following a month-long war of words between the North and the South.<p>But warnings by the North that nuclear war could break out at any time have not resulted in …

North Korea gives nuclear-war warning

The North Korean army has warned the US that its military has been cleared to wage an attack using "smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear" weapons.<p>"The moment of explosion is approaching fast," the military said, warning that war could break out "today or tomorrow".<p>The statement, carried by the …

Colo. Gun Laws Offer Inspiration, Cautionary Tale For Obama

President Obama is trying to regain some traction for federal gun control measures by visiting states that are moving forward on their own.<p>On Wednesday, the president speaks in Colorado, where lawmakers recently passed a series of bills requiring background checks for all gun purchases and limiting …

NRA reveals 'school shield' plan: armed guards on every campus 'will save lives'

The National Rifle Association has unveiled its recommendations for placing at least one armed guard inside every school campus in the country in …

The NRA Is Making a Gun Deal Vanish

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Erosion takes time. With news that the Senate might push a vote on a package of new gun legislation …

North Korea threats: US to move missile defences to Guam

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/967000/967234_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524681325_e93b9106c82b0db77487eaf5e1f87ce5<p><b>The US is sending a missile shield to the Pacific island of Guam as North Korea threatens nuclear strikes.</b><p>The Pentagon said the shield would be ready …

Obama pushes gun-control measures in Colo. speech

President Obama is revving up his campaign for new gun-control legislation with visits to states that are engaged in the same debate.<p>President Obama is looking to rally gun control backers in Washington by trumpeting the success of allies in states like Colorado and Connecticut.<p>Facing a tough …

Connecticut passes toughest U.S. gun laws

The governor says he will sign the bill drawn up by a bipartisan panel in the wake of the Newtown massacre.<p>Connecticut has approved far-reaching gun control legislation that will be the toughest in the United States.<p>Following hours of respectful and at times somber debate, the House voted early …

N. Korea approves 'merciless' attack on U.S.

It is the latest escalation of tensions between the Koreas and the U.S.<p>Hours after North Korea said that it had final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes on the United States, South Korea's defense minister said North Korea has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast.<p>…

Opting Out of Reality for Jesus

The simple act of questioning whether organized religion makes people stupid is bound to provoke a heated response. On one hand, there are people who claim to live in faith-based communities who attribute every event in their lives to the will of God. On the other hand, there are those (like my …

Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

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Gun control: Obama invokes memory of Newtown in emotional plea

Barack Obama rejected criticism on Thursday that he has delayed too long on gun reform, allowing memories of the Newtown shooting to fade and …

As long as this North Korean border factory stays open, nuclear armageddon is unlikely

Tensions on the Korean peninsula are getting uncomfortably high. On Thursday the US sent two nuclear-capable stealth B-2 bombers on a flyover of South Korea as a show of force. North Korean’s boyish leader Kim Jong-un has ramped up his aggression in response, putting the country’s missile …

Arms treaty blocked by Iran, North Korea and Syria

<b>Iran, North Korea and Syria have blocked what would have been the first treaty to regulate the $70bn (£46bn) global trade in conventional arms.</b><p>The draft would require states to ensure that conventional weapons are not transferred across borders if they are to be used in human rights …

N Korea 'readies' rockets to strike US bases

North Korea's leader has responded to America's use of nuclear-capable B-2 bombers in joint South Korean military<br>drills with more angry rhetoric, saying his rocket forces are ready to attack US positions.<p>The North's official Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) news agency said on Friday that Kim …