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Kerry says no military solution to South China Sea dispute

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry called on Wednesday on China and the Philippines to abide by an international tribunal’s decision on the disputed South China Sea and said there was no military solution to the problem.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry adjusts his ear phones …

10 Best and Most Popular Linux Desktop Environments of All Time

One exciting aspect of Linux unlike with Windows and Mac OS X, is its support for numerous number of desktop environments, this has enabled desktop …

North Korea 'training infantry to carry nuclear bombs in backpacks'

North Korea has reportedly established an infantry unit whose members are being trained to carry nuclear devices in backpacks and, in the event of war, to infiltrate the South before detonating their weapons,.<p>Quoting sources within North Korea, Radio Free Asia said the military was calling on each …

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Philippines' Duterte: Obama must listen to me on human rights

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday he was ready to discuss any issues with Barack Obama when they meet in Laos next week, but added that the U.S. president must listen to him first before bringing up the question of human rights.<p>Philippine President Rodrigo …

Rousseff’s Final Impeachment Vote Just Hours Away in Brazil

Brazilian senators are scheduled to hold their decisive impeachment vote around midday Wednesday, bringing to an end more than eight months of …

Syria's war: Calls for sanctions over chemical weapons

Calls have been made for sanctions against Syria following findings by a UN team that government forces twice used chemical weapons in the ongoing civil war.<p>The UN investigators also found evidence that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group used mustard gas at least once in the …

Interesting Facts You NEED to Know About Your Blood Type

<b>The food you should eat depends on it –</b>nutritional requirements are different for different blood types. Blood group O is related to gastric …

Chinese dissidents urge Obama to press Xi Jinping on human rights at G20

Activists say Chinese president has presided over dramatic offensive against Communist party’s opponents since taking power<p>Chinese dissidents have urged Barack Obama to confront Xi Jinping over what they called China’s worst human rights crisis since the 1989 Tiananmen crackdown when he travels to …

That Russian superhero movie with a machine-gun-wielding bear gets an English trailer

This spring, I shared the international trailer for <i>Guardians,</i> Russia’s answer to Marvel superhero movies. I wrote then about the value of many international tributaries feeding into modern mythology. American action films, in particular, have been guilty of villainizing foreign nations. The …

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12 comic book series you can binge-read this week

Who needs Netflix when you have a good graphic novel?<p>There are plenty of long reads in the literary world — but comic book lovers often find …

Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany

A brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design called Wendelstein 7-X, was successfully booted up to an extent where it created hydrogen plasma.<p><i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in …

Iranian Nuclear Scientists Hurriedly Flush 200 Pounds Of Enriched Uranium Down Toilet During Surprise U.N. Inspection

QOM, IRAN—Running into the bathroom with armfuls of the fissile material after spotting several United Nations nuclear inspectors approaching for a …

Iran will get $32 billion of unfrozen assets after sanctions end

Seif was quoted by state television as saying that $28 billion (25.8 billion euros) would go to the central bank and $4 billion "will be transferred to the state treasury as the share of the government".<p>The unfreezing of assets comes after the UN atomic watchdog confirmed at the weekend that Iran …

The Obama Administration Should Be Found Guilty of War Crimes in Yemen

Those of us who supported Barack Obama in 2008 in the hope that he was a man of peace must face the painful reality -- we were dead wrong. Nowhere is our folly better illustrated than in the ongoing human rights catastrophe now unfolding in Yemen with critical U.S. assistance.<p>For months, those who …

Middle East

10 things you need to know in markets today

<b>China has weakened its yuan again.</b>The USD/CNY rate was set at 6.5169 overnight on Tuesday, higher than Monday's fix of 6.5032 but below yesterday's closing level of 6.5338. A higher figure indicates that the US dollar has strengthened against the Chinese currency.<p><b>Chinese stocks are falling again.</b> …

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SpaceX Releases Photos of Its Undamaged Falcon 9

The rocket not only pulled off a vertical landing, but just got a little dirty in the process and was otherwise unharmed.<p>SpaceX pulled off a dramatic vertical landing, wowing the world. But it's not enough to return a rocket: it still has to be reusable. The ORBCOMM-2 rocket is going to be put on …

Why Rey Is Obi Wan Kenobi's Granddaughter

<b>Warning: Major spoilers ahead -- but really the movie's been out for more than 10 days. Why are you reading Star Wars analysis if you haven't seen the movie yet?</b><p><b>Who is Rey?</b><p>Like much of the world last weekend, I had the sincere pleasure of seeing a brand new <i>Star Wars</i> movie. For an entire weekend …

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China's New Spaceship Looks Like SpaceX's — Here's Why

There's a good reason why all of today's manned spacecraft look pretty much the same<p>China recently unveiled drawings of the capsule it plans to use to carry humans and cargo into space in the 2020s, and the design looks strikingly familiar. With a flat top, sloping sides, and a wide bottom, all of …

Space Exploration

Earth's thermostat is stuck on bake as October shatters records for global warmth

In just over two weeks, diplomats from around the world will meet at a carefully constructed campus on an airfield on the outskirts of Paris in an …

Anonymous recruits amateurs in cyber war against Isil

Hacktivist group Anonymous has published guides to help amateur hackers join its OpParis campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil)<p>Hacktivist collective Anonymous is encouraging people to join its cyber war against Isil, with the publication of a series of guides explaining …

27 major Star Wars events not shown in the movies

There's a new buzzword in Hollywood: "Shared Universe." Marvel and DC fans think their franchise of choice created the term, but in reality, <b>Star Wars</b> is the granddaddy of all shared universes. George Lucas loyalists see <i>Star Wars</i> as a kind of hipster blockbuster movie. Why? Because it shared …

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The 40 best brunch spots in New York City

As part of its 2016 restaurant-survey results, Zagat compiled a list of the best brunch spots in New York City.<p>Zagat reviewed restaurants in downtown, midtown, and uptown Manhattan, as well as in Brooklyn. Food ratings are out of 30 on the Zagat scale. For reference, scores between 26 and 30 are …

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UN's Blue Helmets to protect world's heritage from IS: Italy

"UNESCO has said yes to the Cultural Blue Helmets," Culture Minister Dario Franceschini said in a statement, adding that 53 countries voted in favour after the destruction of sites including Palmyra in Syria by the Islamic State group.<p>"Faced with IS terrorist attacks and the terrible images of …

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Cuba denies sending troops to Syria

Cuba responds to University of Miami's unconfirmed report from an unspecified source that Cuban troops had been spotted in Syria<p>The Cuban government on Saturday denied what it called an "irresponsible and unfounded" report that it had sent troops to Syria in support of Syrian President Bashar …

What’s driving the young lone wolves who are stalking the streets of Israel?

Unlike previous uprisings, the youths launching deadly assaults on Israelis are acting alone, often linked only by social media<p>The last moments of Mohammed Ali’s life provide few clues to his motivation. He is barely visible at first in the video footage taken outside the Damascus Gate of the Old …

How Tesla is ushering in the age of the learning car

While Tesla’s new hands-free driving is drawing a lot of interest this week, it’s the technology behind-the-scenes of the company’s newly-enabled …

Now we know China's 'bottom line'

The Global Times — a massive Chinese tabloid controlled by the ruling Communist Party — has ramped up its rhetoric over US intervention and Chinese action in the South China Sea.<p>"China mustn't tolerate rampant US violations of China's adjacent waters and the skies over those expanding islands," …

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