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The City of Kyoto Wants Annoying Tourists to Stop Tipping at Restaurants

No matter the locale, residents typically find out-of-town tourists to be annoying pests (never mind the money they're spending). Kyoto, Japan, is no exception, and now its government is attempting to politely remind guests of a few dos and don'ts during their time in the city. Kyoto's tourism …

Japan

The man who traveled to every country in the world before turning 40 reveals his packing strategy

Garfors managed to travel to every country in the world before he turned 40.<p>So it's safe to say that he's perfected his packing strategy.<p>For Garfors, when it comes to packing, less is more.<p>"It's all about the convenience when I travel, and the flexibility, being able to jump on it if I find a cheap …

Chinese authorities investigate mass fish death near Tianjin explosion site

Chinese authorities have denied that the deaths of thousands of fish near the scene of a catastrophic industrial disaster are linked to last week’s chemical explosions in Tianjin which killed at least 114 people.<p>Photographs showing the surface of the River Hai coated in dead sticklebacks spread on …

China

U.S. stock market suffers drastic day of panic, capping a miserable week

The U.S. stock market made an alarming fall for the second day in a row, creating more worries that China's slowing economy would take America down …

Stock Markets

What is happening in North and South Korea and will they go to war?

Will the North use a nuclear weapon against South Korea during a war? Eirini Lemos asks what the shots fired between North and South Korea mean<p>What is going on?<p>Kim Jong-un, leader of North Korea, ordered his troops to be placed on war footing at 12.16am local time in response to escalating tensions …

France high-speed train shooting: what we know so far

The latest developments as a gunman is subdued by passengers and arrested after opening fire on an Amsterdam-Paris train, wounding three<p>What happened?<p>A gunman armed with a Kalashnikovautomatic rifle and knives opened fire on passengers on a high-speed train travelling from Amsterdam to Paris at 4pm …

Terrorism

Kim Jong-un puts troops on 'war footing' after two Koreas exchange artillery fire

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has put his troops on a war footing and threatened “indiscriminate strikes” on the South, prompting “deep concern” in Washington over the latest rise in tensions on the Korean peninsula.<p>Kim said on Thursday evening his troops were in a “quasi-state of war” and …

North Korea

'Don't Write Business Plans': Advice For Startups From One Of Silicon Valley's Top Seed Investors

“Don’t write business plans,” warns venture capitalist and angel investor, Dave McClure, of 500 Startups. Headquartered in Silicon Valley, McClure and many of his colleagues has a pedigree from Facebook and PayPal. His firm employs a “cast a wide net” approach, with a particular focus on emerging …

Investigators hope debris will shed light on Malaysian jet's disappearance

Investigators in France are preparing to examine a barnacle-encrusted piece of a Boeing 777 found this week on a remote Indian Ocean island, hoping to resolve at least some of the mystery surrounding the long-vanished<p>Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>Aviation experts professed near certainty that the …

Beijing Police Shut Down Large-Scale Factory That Made Over 41,000 Counterfeit iPhones

Beijing police have shut down a large iPhone counterfeiting ring within the city that had managed to produce more than 41,000 fake versions of the flagship smartphone, some of which even managed to reach the United States (via <i>Reuters</i>). All told, the ring's counterfeit production had grown to be …

China's stock market crashes again as panicking sellers lose faith

All that’s left to happen in China’s stock market is for government leaders to admit they are powerless to stop a selloff.<p>Monday’s panic selling was …

The Week in Review: U.S. Dominates in Women’s World Cup

This past weekend, the United States Women’s National Team won the FIFA Women’s World Cup, beating Japan 5-2 for its first tournament victory since 1999. USA midfielder Carli Lloyd delivered a hat trick within the first 16 minutes of the game, putting the team up 3-0 and all but sealing the game’s …

China vs. the Philippines: Will International Law Resolve South China Sea Disputes?

Will the 21st-century global order be led primarily by might and military muscle or rights and norms? We may get an answer in the near future.<p>The Philippines' quest for peacefully resolving territorial disputes in the South China Sea has entered a critical stage. After more than two years of hard …

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Europe

Former Oregon bakery owners must pay $135,000 for denying lesbians wedding cake

The former owners of an Oregon bakery have been ordered to pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused a wedding cake, in the latest front in the battle between religious liberty and individual rights.<p>Oregon Labor Commissioner Brad Avakian ordered Aaron and Melissa Klein, who owned the Sweet …

Hillary Clinton accuses China of trying to 'hack into everything that doesn't move in America'

Presidential hopeful says Beijing has stolen commercial secrets and 'huge amounts of government information' in strongly worded speech<p>Hillary Clinton underlined her hawkish approach to foreign policy with a withering attack on China, accusing Beijing of trying to steal American commercial secrets …

Hillary Clinton

French terrorist attack: mystery of ‘calm and gentle’ man who beheaded his boss

“Again,” they were saying in Lyon on Saturday, with an air of incredulity. “It’s happened again.”<p>Just six months after the massacres at <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> and a kosher grocery shop, France finds itself struggling to comprehend another atrocity in its midst. The severed head of a businessman hung on a …

Extremism

Hong Kong's richest man retired at 89 years old — here's his incredible rags-to-riches life story

Hong Kong billionaire Li Ka-shing announced on Friday that he would be retiring from running CK Hutchison Holdings and CK Asset Holdings, the two massive conglomerates that he built in Asia's most famous rags-to-riches story.<p>While he is no longer the richest man in Asia, the 89-year-old still ranks …

Disney banning selfie sticks starting June 30th

Disney may be where dreams come true, but if your dreams involve taking selfies with the aid of an extendable stick, you best start making different plans for your mobile photography. A new report states the world-famous theme parks will start banning selfie sticks beginning next week.<p>All American …

Tunisia: murder of holidaymakers could dent tourism but not hope

The slaughter of sunbathers and hotel staff on the beaches of a country that has always prided itself as a carefree, laid-back destination for package holidaymakers has dealt a huge blow to Tunisia.<p>The small north African country lit the first spark of the Arab spring four years ago, when its …

Middle East

6 Ways to Cover Up Acne Scars

It’s more complicated than globbing on some Clearasil<p>Don’t let the ghost of a nasty zit haunt you. Here are 6 dermatologist-recommended methods to banish acne scars and keep them from showing up in the first place.<p><b>1. Topical Retinoids</b><p>“Retinoids” might sound like a heavy-duty drugs, but they’re …

China's military is a paper tiger

1. China possesses a rapidly improving military that, in certain local or regional engagements, could match — and even defeat — U.S. forces in battle.<p>2. In military terms, China is a paper dragon that, despite its apparent strength, is powerless to intervene in world events far from its …

How to Pack on 10 Pounds of Muscle

Chris Cuomo, an anchor on CNN New Day and a 44-year-old father of three, took our 90-day challenge. He achieved more than he ever imagined.<p>More. That is what we all want, right? It is an existential force, but you don’t have to bone up on Sartre to see how it applies to your body—more strength, …

Workouts

Chinese tech firms fight over Wi-Fi router with 'pregnant women' setting

Xiaomi accuses rival Qihoo of scare tactics after it markets router complete with safety mode for women expecting a child<p>Move over Apple and Samsung, the latest tech rivalry is in town – and it’s to do with a router aimed at pregnant women.<p>Chinese tech firm Qihoo has launched an upgrade to its P1 …

World Health Organization

Apple's new Safari will let you block ads, which makes some people happy and some people very scared

The Internet works best for most people when it's frictionless: skipping from site to site like a stone flipping easily on water, with no pop-ups, no …

Digital Advertising

Junkets Feel Macau's Pain, Look To Government For Relief (As Usual?)

Macau’s junket business remains in the doldrums, and at least one operator hopes the government will lend a hand. A report from a regulatory specialist suggests that Macau authorities have regularly bent the rules to help the gaming industry, even in defiance of Beijing.<p>The numbers paint a bleak …

How to Get Rid of Split Screen on iPad & iPhone (UPDATED FOR 2018)

Split screen on iPad and split screen on iPhone are totally different features. You can get rid of iPad split screen by turning off the feature in the settings app. But the same isn't true for iPhone's with a split screen. Plus models of iPhone, such as the iPhone 8 Plus, have 5.5-inches of …

16-Year-Old Malala Yousafzai Leaves Jon Stewart Speechless With Comment About Pacifism

<i>Editor's note [6/18/2015]: Pakistani activist and 2014 Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai will appear on the Daily Show for the second time on June 18, 2015, at 11 ET.</i><p>Malala Yousafzai, the 16-year-old Pakistani advocate for womens rights and access to education, appeared on the Daily Show …

The massively popular Instagrammer who follows his girlfriend around the world just got married, and the pictures are stunning

<b>In 2012, the world fell in love with the Instagram account of a woman leading her photographer boyfriend around the world.</b><p><b>Moscow-based Murad Osmann and his girlfriend, Natalia Zakharova, filled their Instagram accounts with gorgeous travel photos of rice fields in Bali, the streets of Barcelona,</b> …

Everest Shifted in Nepal Earthquake But Remains Same Height

Scientific debate continues on world’s tallest peak.<p>In the days after the devastating Nepal earthquake in April, geologists debated whether or not the Earth’s violent shaking had changed the height of Mount Everest. Some initial reports suggested the world’s tallest mountain might have grown, or …

Mountaineering