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Egypt government could introduce 'the worst laws against LGBTIQ people in the world'

The unfurling of a rainbow flag at a concert has sparked a harsh anti-LGBT crackdown.<p>Experts fear the government will pass a law prohibiting …

Outrage at video of Afghan colonel sexually exploiting woman

Graphic video apparently shows official having sexual intercourse with a woman reported to have been pressured for sex after asking for a promotion<p>A video of an Afghan government official appearing to sexually exploit a female employee has sent shockwaves through Afghanistan where sexual harassment …

Sexual Harassment

A Donald Trump presidency could lead to food shortages in the US

Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump has plenty of proposals for how he would “make America great again,” but perhaps most controversial is his plan to to round up and deport the country’s estimated 11 million undocumented immigrants—one that has met both resounding support and …

Agriculture

David Cameron flies to Spain after a 'tough' week telling his own MPs he needs 'more time to think'

David Cameron has said he needs “more time to think” as he leaves for a week’s holiday in Spain after a “tough” week in which he has lost a Cabinet minister and performed an about turn on welfare spending.<p>The Prime Minister made the remarks to Tory MPs at his end of term meeting with the …

Microsoft just launched an artificial intelligence bot for teens that has 'no chill'

But users won't be speaking to a person, they'll be talking to "Tay," Microsoft's new bot that's powered by artificial intelligence.<p>The easiest way to converse with Tay is on Twitter. It's at @tayandyou. All users have to do is tweet at it as if it were a real person and it'll tweet back in a kind …

The conflict between science and religion lies in our brains, researchers say

The conflict between science and religion may have its origins in the structure of our brains, researchers at Case Western Reserve University and …

Case Western Reserve University

In era of cheap oil, Saudi loses shine for foreign workers | Reuters

RIYADH/KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Mobarak Musa, a mobile telephone salesman from Syria, has spent 10 years working in Saudi Arabia, sending part of his wages back home to support his parents and three brothers. A shift in Saudi labor policy means he won’t be able to do so for much longer.<p>A …

Saudi Arabia

Time to transform Singapore education

SINGAPORE - Recently, I went to Finland on an education study trip. Much has been said about the Finnish education system, but it is only by being …

College student 3D prints his own braces

Amos Dudley wears his skills in his smile.<p>The digital design major has been straightening his top teeth for the past 16 weeks using clear braces he made himself.<p>"I'm still wearing the last one," Dudley told CNNMoney on Tuesday.<p>"The last one" refers to the twelfth and final straightening tray in his …

Dentistry

Budget 2016: Slowing economy, jobs among Singaporeans' top concerns

SINGAPORE: The slowing economy and its impact on the job market have emerged as the top concerns for Singaporeans who gave their feedback to …

Traffic chaos and violence as thousands of taxi drivers protest against Uber in Jakarta

Gridlock comes to Indonesian capital with traditional taxi operators claiming ride-hailing apps are leading to income reduction of up to 60%<p>Thousands of taxi drivers have caused traffic chaos in the Indonesian capital in a rowdy protest against competition from ride-hailing apps such as Uber and …

Asia

Error 404 - We’re Sorry

The page you are looking for might have been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.<p>But don’t give up! Try finding the page …

Taking stock of Singapore-China ties - past, present and future

Singapore and China have just celebrated the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries. It is, …

China

The Five Most Addictive Substances On Earth – And What They Do To Your Brain

What are the most addictive drugs? This question seems simple, but the answer depends on whom you ask. From the points of view different researchers, …

Being afraid to walk alone at night

I was weaving through the crowds at Clarke Quay about a fortnight ago on a Saturday night on my way to the MRT station after catching a dance …

Feminism

Generation Y, Curling or Maybe: what the world calls millennials

They are Generation Curling in Sweden, Generation Serious in Norway, and even Generation John Paul II in Poland. The Chinese call them <i>ken lao zu,</i> or “the generation that eats the old”, and the Japanese have a term scolding them for not giving undivided attention to anything: <i>nagara-zoku</i>, “the people …

Demographics

Ban Ki-moon calls on men across the world to campaign to end FGM

<b>Exclusive:</b> UN secretary general adds voice to the Guardian’s drive to end the practice ahead of launch of Nigeria media campaign<p>The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, has called on men worldwide to join the fight to end female genital mutilation.<p>Speaking to the Guardian, which has been running a …

Girl, 15, raped and set on fire in India

Police arrest 20-year-old man after attack at girl’s home near Delhi that left her in a critical condition with severe burns<p>A 15-year-old girl is fighting for her life in a Delhi hospital after being raped and set on fire on the roof terrace of her family’s home, Indian police have said.<p>The …

India

More than half a million could die as climate change impacts diet – report

New research shows global warming’s effect on the quality of food available could kill more than 500,000 people a year around the world by 2050<p>Climate change could kill more than 500,000 people a year globally by 2050 by making their diets less healthy, according to new research published in the …

Climate Change

China’s education system leaves students woefully unprepared for the real world

Chinese kids are smart. The kids of Shanghai cleaners outperform those of British doctors and lawyers in math, and Shanghai’s richest students are about three academic years ahead of the developed-country average. Students in the 90th percentile in the US score below the average Shanghai student on …

Education

A Blind Woman Has Regained Sight Following a Controversial Stem Cell Treatment

This is incredible.<p>Vanna Belton from Baltimore has been blind for more than five years, but after undergoing surgery where stem cells extracted from …

Ruby Rose: Urban Decay announces gender fluid model and actress as the new face of its latest campaign

Edgy beauty brand Urban Decay has just announced gender fluid model Ruby Rose as the new face of its campaign.<p>Introducing the ​<i>Orange Is The New …

US stocks open slightly lower; Japan's market slumps

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening modestly lower in the U.S., led by declines in energy companies and banks.<p>Several companies were moving on …

Kickstarter just got its 100,000th funded campaign — here are some crazy stats about the company

"In the 6 years, 9 months, and 10 days since Kickstarter launched, much has changed and much has remained the same," the company wrote in a blog post. "To celebrate this milestone we took a look at 100 numbers behind those first 100,000 successfully funded projects."<p>The crowdfunding site already …

What does Zika have to do with inequality? Everything.

In the Andean region of Latin America, over one million adolescent girls get pregnant every year. Ecuador in particular has the highest rates of teen …

Public Health

Uber is no better than an old-fashioned gangmaster – so London’s cabbies are striking | Trevor Merralls

I drive a black taxi, and I see Uber eroding one of the only paths London’s working-class kids still have to get a stable job at a time when social mobility has screeched to a halt<p>I started driving a cab for one reason. It was the only way a working-class boy like me could be his own boss. My …

There's No Defending Saudi Arabia After a Starbucks Temporarily Banned Women

Women were banned from entering a Starbucks branch in Saudi Arabia last week due to the collapse of the gender wall. The coffee shop in the capital Riyadh had put up a sign that reads, "Please no entrance for ladies, only send your driver to order. Thank you."<p>The issue was first brought up by …

BMO warns of stumbling Canadian economy, high unemployment

Bank of Montreal’s new outlook highlights the jigsaw puzzle that is Canada’s economy in the wake of the oil shock.<p>The forecast by senior economist Sal Guatieri warns Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador will probably remain stuck in recession this year, while Atlantic Canada ekes out just “modest” …

Which country has the world's best healthcare system?

Photograph: Philippe Huguen/AFP/Getty Images<p>A doctor gives back a Carte Vitale.<p>84<p>image/jpeg<p>https://media.guim.co.uk/d1d4a29f44e13d0e3d48e4f59e6d70b7f4065012/0_154_3782_2268/140.jpg<p>140<p>Photograph: AFP<p>Patients on beds overflowing into the corridors of a hospital in central China’s Anhui …

Tuberculosis

Scientists Found a Way to Control Machines With Your Mind, No Brain Surgery Required

The US military is looking for ways to insert microscopic devices into human brains to help folks communicate with machines, like prosthetic limbs,</i> …

Neurophilosophy