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Why Did God Command Killing in the Old Testament?

There is no question that the Lord unleashed His wrath against the sins of the Canaanites. When you engage in practices like incest, adultery, …

Theology

In defiant U.N. speech, North Korea vows to strengthen nuclear forces

North Korea's foreign minister condemned the United States on Friday for flying supersonic bombers over South Korea this week and vowed his country will strengthen its nuclear capabilities in defiance of multiple<p>United Nations Security Council resolutions.<p>In a defiant speech before the U.N. General …

North Korea

The true cost of Brexit without a free trade deal

The damage to Britain’s goods exporters of leaving the European Union without a new free trade deal in place would be at least £4.5bn a year – and in …

The Latest: PM: UN peace fund gets half $300 million needed

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest on the high-level U.N. General Assembly meetings (all times local):<p>11 p.m.<p>A U.N. fund to help prevent countries from …

Middle East

France bans plastic cups, plates and cutlery

France has passed a new law to ensure all plastic cups, cutlery and plates can be composted and are made of biologically-sourced materials.<p>The law, …

UN: One million refugees have fled South Sudan

The number of refugees from South Sudan has passed one million after renewed violence in July forced thousands to flee to neighbouring countries, creating one of the world's worst humanitarian disasters, according to the United Nations.<p>South Sudan, the world's youngest nation, has now joined …

Africa

Ghana, Rosatom in Talks Over Possible Future Nuclear Program

Russia’s nuclear utility Rosatom Corp. said it held talks with Ghana to prepare for the future use of atomic energy in the West African nation.<p>Ghana …

Africa's Largest Economy Tumbles into Recession

<b>Click on the 'Listen' button above to hear this interview.</b><p>Nigeria, Africa’s biggest economy, has experienced two consecutive quarters of declining growth, something that's being pegged to attacks on oil pipelines in the Niger Delta, the falling price of crude oil, and the nation's failure to …

Africa

The Original 21 Day Shred Ab Workout

Click here to get your copy of the expanded and improved version of <i>The 21-Day Shred</i>, plus The Shred Series workouts.

Why a forgotten 1930s critique of capitalism is back in fashion

Seventy years ago the thinkers and writers of the Frankfurt School warned of capitalism’s drift towards a cultural apocalypse. Has it already happened, but we’ve been too uncritical to notice?<p>In Jonathan Franzen’s 2001 novel <i>The Corrections</i>, Chip Lambert liquidates his library. He sells off his …

Communist Party

Unusual N. Korea seismic activity likely means 5th nuke test

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea on Friday conducted its fifth atomic test, producing its biggest-ever explosive yield, South Korean officials said after monitors detected unusual seismic activity near the North's northeastern nuclear test site.<p>South Korea's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a …

Fresh US sanctions to hit Russian shipyards and chipmakers

Washington has slapped sanctions on another 81 Russian companies as a result of Moscow's role in the Ukraine conflict . Among those facing bans are …

Obama Warns Beijing It Could Go To War Over South China Sea - Report

A gathering of leaders would lead to two things: reconciliation or further reiteration of differences. US President Barack Obama just warned China of …

G20 Leaders Agree to Oppose Protectionist Policies

Leaders from the world's top economies broadly agreed at a summit in China on Monday to coordinate macroeconomic policies, but few concrete proposals …

Obama vows to tighten North Korea sanctions

VIENTIANE, Laos — President Obama vowed Tuesday to work with the United Nations to tighten sanctions against North Korea, a day after the rogue nation fired another round of ballistic missiles into the sea.<p>“We are going to work together to make sure we’re closing loopholes and make them even more …

North Korea

Russia Deputy PM: U.S. sanctions expansion unlikely to hurt economy - Ifax | Reuters

MOSCOW/VLADIVOSTOK, Russia (Reuters) - The expansion of sanctions on Russia by the United States is unlikely to have a material impact on Russia’s economy, Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich was quoted by Intefax news agency as saying on Friday.<p>Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich …

Russia

Obama heads to Asia with his biggest foreign policy push hanging in the balance

President Obama has staked much of his foreign policy legacy on boosting the United States’ presence in Asia. He has increased the number of Navy ships in Asia’s contested waters, forged ties with old adversaries and relentlessly pursued a massive and controversial Asia-Pacific trade accord.<p>But as …

Foreign Policy

Israel's West Bank settlements poised for new expansion

NEVE DANIEL, West Bank — Rachel Moore, an Israeli who lives in this settlement of 2,600 residents south of Jerusalem, and Hala Hanania, a Palestinian in nearby Bethlehem, worry about the high cost of housing here. But they have vastly opposing views on how to alleviate the problem.<p>Moore, a mother …

Israel

EU should drop Russia sanctions, Slovak PM says after meeting Putin | Reuters

BRATISLAVA (Reuters) - Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico on Friday renewed his call for the European Union to end sanctions against Russia after meeting President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, saying they had failed to influence the settlement of any key issues.<p>Slovak Prime Minister Robert Fico (L) …

Russia

Louisiana floods destroy home of Christian leader who says God sends natural disasters to punish gay people

A flood has destroyed the home of a Christian lobbyist who preached that God sends natural disasters to punish gays.<p>President of the controversial …

China steps up 'military cooperation' with Assad as top admiral visits Damascus

China is to step up personnel training and humanitarian assistance to President Bashar al Assad’s Syrian government, state media reported on Thursday, in a signal of growing concern in Beijing about the course of Syria’s civil war.<p>Rear Admiral Guan Youfei, who heads China's office for international …

Almost 1 in 100 people worldwide are forcibly displaced from their homes

More than 60 million people — or nearly one out of every 100 people worldwide — had been forcibly displaced from their homes as of the end of 2015. …

The Seated Upper-Body Blitz Workout From Andy Dooley | Men's Health

<b>Benefit:</b> You’ll strengthen your core, arms, and shoulders. And since you’re sitting down the entire time, you can’t rely on any momentum or assistance from your lower body, so your upper body has to do all the work.<p><b>Directions:</b> Sit down on a bench, chair, step, or box, and grab a pair of dumbbells. …

Improve Athleticism With Forgotten, Effective Exercises

The most effective training programs prescribe some form of the basic compound exercises—Squats, Deadlifts, Presses and Pulls. Fundamental plyometric …

Long-distance runners, don’t underestimate the power of protein

The favoured fuel of the long-distance runner is carbohydrate – and true to that cliché, Krista DuChene loads up on carbohydrates such as pasta and rice in the days before big events like the one in Rio de Janeiro next Sunday, when she and teammate Lanni Marchant will become the first Canadian …

Czech deputy PM rejects refugee quotas, says country should fight any EU sanctions | Reuters

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic should not accept any refugees, Deputy Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Wednesday, rejecting the European Union’s quotas and threatening legal action if sanctions are imposed.<p>Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis addresses an extraordinary parliamentary …

North Africa

Fury as Qatar announces plan to support anti-Israel group

The Israeli government has reacted angrily to plans by the Gulf state of Qatar to support a group backed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn which wants to impose a global trade and cultural boycott on the Jewish state.<p>Qatar has emerged as the main financial backer of a conference to review the aims of …

Israel

Associated Press News

Here's Exactly How To Run Your Fastest Mile

<i>Getty Images</i><p>You can slash seconds off your best mile time without constantly pounding the pavement. "To quicken your pace you need to awaken your …

Hong Kong pro-independence candidate disqualified from election | Reuters

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A member of the pro-independence Hong Kong National Party has been disqualified from running in next month’s Legislative Council elections after he declined to sign a controversial new form saying the city is an “inalienable” part of China.<p>Pro-independence protesters carry …

Hong Kong