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Park fights for her political life amid scandal that has made her country’s least popular leader since it became democratic<p>The South Korean president, Park Geun-hye, is fighting for her political life after MPs on Friday voted by a huge margin to impeach her over a corruption and cronyism scandal …

South Korea

Orlando Nightclub Attack Was Deadliest Mass Shooting in U.S. History

Phelan M. Ebenhack—AP<p>Carlo Allegri—Reuters<p>Steve Nesius—Reuters<p>Christopher Morris—VII for TIME<p>David Goldman—AP<p>Christopher Morris—VII for …

Husband's Viral Post On Marriage Will Make You Fall In Love With Your Spouse All Over Again

Husband pens viral post about loving the many versions of his wife throughout their marriage<p>For some, monogamy seems like another word for boring. …

Relationships

At Least 3 Dead in Shooting at Tennessee Factory, Police Say

At least three people are dead in Athens, Tenn. after a lone gunman opened fire inside a factory on Thursday, authorities said.<p>The shooter, …

Watch Live: John Kerry and Boris Johnson Hold Press Conference

5 exercises to improve your storytelling skills

<i>This article was previously published on PR Daily in April 2016.</i> <br>Football players practice ballet. Pianists repeat small sections of music until it's …

Mass Shooting At Umpqua Community College In Oregon, 10 Reported Dead

The shooter reportedly had four guns.<p>Ten people were killed and nine were wounded Thursday in a shooting at a small community college in Roseburg, Oregon.<p>Sheriff John Hanlin said Thursday evening that the toll had been revised downward from the earlier figures of 13 dead and at least 20 wounded. …

This animated map brilliantly demonstrates in just 3 minutes how much Europe has changed over the last 1,000 years

This simple but incredible clip brilliantly illustrates the changes Europe has experienced in the last millennium.<p>The video, created by LiveLeak, shows a map of Europe's borders changing in colour and layout in accordance with the continent's geopolitical developments from the year 1000 all the way …

Uber acknowledges getting complaints about shooting suspect

KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — The Uber ride-hailing service acknowledged Monday that it received complaints about erratic driving by the suspect in the …

How to Tell If Someone Is Lying, According to Science

Wouldn’t it be nice to know how to tell if someone is lying?<p>We’re going to see what the research has to say on detecting lies, avoiding deception and …

Nearly 19,000 civilians killed in Iraq in 21-month period, report says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly 19,000 civilians were killed in Iraq between January 2014 and October 2015 -- a toll the United Nations calls "staggering" in a new report.<p>The report, released Tuesday, outlined the horrific impact that Iraq's ongoing conflict is having on its civilian population.<p>Much of the …

World reacts to N. Korean announcement of hydrogen bomb test

Comments from around the world on North Korea's announcement that it conducted its fourth nuclear test, and its first of a hydrogen bomb, on …

NASA shows off their humanoid robot that they want to send to Mars

NASA released new footage of the humanoid robot they want to send to Mars.<p>The robot, named Valkyrie, is being tested for its ability to handle the red planet's rocky terrain and hope it can also assist future astronauts with lifting heavy objects.<p><i>Produced by</i> <i>Lamar Salter. Original reporting by</i> …

Harry Potter: J.K. Rowling feared Chamber of Secrets wouldn't be as successful as the first book

With seven books, eight film adaptations, a new <i>Fantastic</i> prequel trilogy, a stage production, theme parks, and treasure trove of merchandise, J.K. …

Books

Ray Bradbury on Storytelling, Friendship, and Why He Never Learned to Drive: A Lost Vintage Interview, Found and Animated

“You write to please yourself. You write for the joy of writing. And then your public reads you and it begins to gather around.”<p>In the fall of 2012, Lisa Potts discovered a cassette tape behind her dresser. On it was a long-lost interview she had conducted with <b>Ray Bradbury</b> (August 22, 1920–June 5, …

This Isn't a Manga Drawing

This may look like a black and white manga drawing. But no, it’s a three-dimensional figure with a custom paint job.<p>Previously, <i>Kotaku</i> profiled …

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

Assassin's Creed's new 2D spinoff is actually pretty cool

<b>Watch in 60fps on YouTube | Subscribe to Polygon on YouTube</b><p>Last week, Ubisoft launched the first of a planned trilogy of downloadable Assassin's Creed spinoff games titled <i>Assassin's Creed Chronicles</i>. The first takes place in China, and its 2D stealth gameplay captures a lot of what we loved with …

The First 15 Minutes of Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China - IGN Video

Here's the first fifteen minutes of the stealth based, Assassin's Creed spin-off.

Miyazaki Easter eggs: Video compilation shows how intricately connected his movies are (VIDEO).

Disney and Pixar aren’t the only animation studios that have hidden Easter eggs that reference the rest of their creations in their movies: Hayao …

How An Anime Series Helped Me Recognize My Depression

The world of Paranoia Agent can seem overwhelming and monstrous. But it looked very familiar to me.<p>Depression is large. I don't mean this in the sense that depression as a mental health disorder is widespread (though, of course, it is). I mean that an individual's depression is greater than the …

The Fastest-Selling Adult Novel in History: Paula Hawkins’ ‘The Girl On The Train’

Stephen King is a fan. Dreamworks just bought the movie rights. Your book club is definitely reading it. Author Paula Hawkins discusses her debut …

The Virtue of Being Short

Taller does not mean healthier. It's more likely the opposite.<p>If you've ever had a tall man stand in front of you at a concert, blocking your view, and wished that he would have a heart attack, the odds were against you.<p>Tall men are less likely to develop heart disease than are short men, according …

Albert Einstein

While you were sleeping, your brain was working overtime

Sleep has profound importance in our lives, such that we spend a considerable proportion of our time engaging in it. Sleep enables the body—including the brain—to recover metabolically, but contemporary research has been moving to focus on the active rather than recuperative role that sleep has on …