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Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines

1 / 2<p>Helicopter crew members of the Japanese helicopter carrier Ise stand on the deck shortly after arriving at the former US naval base, Subic port, …

The Australian government decides it's really into Bitcoin

Is it because the creator of Bitcoin could, just maybe, be an Aussie?<p>The day after the mysterious Craig Wright told news outlets he was the father of …

Australia

Electric fork zaps a salty taste to your tongue without the sodium

If you love salt but you're worried about your sodium intake, a new futuristic fork could save your life.<p>This week, a two-day trial was conducted at …

Japan

Just do it: Does sex count as exercise?

But they also noticed these physiological stress levels were intermittent. Much of the average time of sexual activity recorded (33 minutes) was …

Exercise

Invisible trains to speed through Japan

An invisible train is set to be on Japanese tracks by 2018, in an effort to blend the carriages into the landscape.<p>The train sports a semi-reflective surface which gives the illusion of invisibility when it is speeding across the countryside.<p>Kazuyo Sejima, the Japanese architect behind the design, …

Calls to remove 'creepy' Facebook page which ranks hot University of Melbourne students

"All the creepy guys you meet in a bar have finally found a place to say what they want," she said.<p>"My main concern is the way it evaluates someone's …

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Unveils Four Refreshing, New Shortlisted Logo Designs

Design B. Connecting Circle, Expanding Harmony<p><b>Almost a year</b> after its plagiarism controversy, the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has unveiled four refreshing, …

Where America Gets Its Oil: The Top 10 Foreign Suppliers Of Crude To The U.S.

The past decade has seen a major shift in the U.S. crude oil market. As a result of the surge in domestic production that was largely enabled by hydraulic fracturing — a practice Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders vows to ban and his rival Hillary Clinton promises to severely restrict …

Rare Vietnamese frogs which look like they are covered in moss have been bred in a UK wildlife park

• <b>Rare Vietnamese Mossy Frogs successfully bred at Cotswold Wildlife Park, in Burford, Oxfordshire for first time</b>• <b><br>Tiny creatures described as having</b> …

Japan to recruit 30,000 IT engineers

Japan might need to recruit 30,000 foreign Information Technology (IT) engineers in the next four years to work in the country especially from India …

What happened when Vietnam's national broadcaster was caught pinching YouTube videos

<b>Vietnam's national broadcaster has been suspended from YouTube after it beamed out videos from an amateur photographer without his permission.</b><p>Bui Minh Tuan runs a motorbike business, and he also has a keen interest in drones and aerial photography. His shots of stunning Vietnamese scenery - such as …

Stop Everything and Explore This Amazing Vietnamese Cave

Vietnam’s Son Doong is one of the world's largest caves, filled with underground rivers, jungles, stalactites and chambers large enough to fit a …

North Korea moves missile with 'considerable range' to coast, says Seoul

South Korea's defence minister has confirmed that Pyongyang has moved a missile with "considerable range" to its east coast, but said there were no signs that North Korea was preparing for a full-scale conflict despite the continuing standoff.<p>The confirmation from Kim Kwan-jin came hours after …

North Korea's threats of war make Chinese neighbours nervous

Every time North Korea threatens a nuclear strike, Ge Weihan receives a frantic call from his mother. Although the 34-year-old filmmaker moved to Beijing years ago, his parents still live in a small Chinese village less than 25 miles (40km) from the insular nation.<p>"If a war ever actually breaks …

N. Korea urges foreigners in S. Korea to evacuate

BEIJING – North Korea threatened "thermo-nuclear war" on Tuesday as it warned foreigners to leave South Korea to avoid harm in the event of war.<p>The threat came on a day when the North also closed a joint industrial zone that had remained the only functioning example of cross-border cooperation with …

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 …

Australia to boost military spending by $21 billion as China ramps up aggression

Australia announced Thursday it was bulking up its military as China becomes increasingly aggressive in the South China Sea, including what is reported to be the biggest expansion to its Navy since World War II.<p>Australia's government is ramping up defense spending by nearly $22 billion over the …

Saudi Arabia tries to make nice with U.S. shale oil

America's once-booming shale oil industry is in the emergency room.<p>And many believe Ali al-Naimi put it there. But you wouldn't know it from hearing the Saudi oil minister speak.<p>"I welcome additional supplies -- including shale oil," al-Naimi said on Tuesday.<p>That's a funny comment considering that …

Israel Rights Groups: Dozens of Palestinian Detainees Abused

A report by two Israeli rights groups released Wednesday says dozens of Palestinian detainees at an Israeli detention facility are subjected to …

Israelis can only ignore Gaza for so long

<i>Try as it may, the Israeli government will never be able to detach Palestinian human rights from its own security situation.</i>A Palestinian child …

Vladimir Putin in phone calls with Syrian, Iranian, Saudi Arabian and Israeli leaders as Syria ceasefire plans continue

Vladimir Putin spoke to Bashar al-Assad, the King of Saudi Arabia, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Benjamin Netanyahu in quick succession today …

Middle East

Oil prices reverse losses in volatile trade

Oil prices reversed their losses on Wednesday after data showed crude inventories did not rise as much as feared last week.<p>Brent crude — the global …

Yemen Accuses Hezbollah of Helping Houthis in Saudi Border War

Yemen’s government said Wednesday that it has proof Iran-backed Hezbollah militants are helping Yemeni rebels carry out cross-border attacks in Saudi …

Kuwait joins other Gulf states in urging citizens to leave Lebanon

Kuwait has followed Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain in calling for its citizens to leave Lebanon. Tensions in the region have been rising since the …

Israeli officer killed by army gunfire meant to foil Palestinian knifing | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli soldiers who opened fire at a knife-wielding Palestinian in the occupied West Bank on Wednesday accidentally shot dead an air force officer who he was trying to stab, the military said.<p>Israeli border police officers perform a body search on a Palestinian youth at …

‘Obama must tell Turkey, Saudi Arabia & Israel enough is enough’ – former CIA officer

Russia and the US agreed the terms for a cessation of hostilities in Syria. The ceasefire will start on February 27 at midnight Damascus time. ISIS, …