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He Had the Treasonous Uncle Killed, but He Forgave the Disloyal Chef

He was treated like a petulant prince as a child. He forgave the family’s sushi chef for disloyalty. He loved basketball and owned many pairs of Nikes as a student in Switzerland.<p>The details are among the few known about the reclusive North Korean leader, Kim Jong-un, 34, who met with South Korean …

Saudi purge demonstrates ruthlessness of crown prince

<b>Big things are happening in Saudi Arabia. Princes, ministers and top businessmen are being arrested, detained in a luxury hotel, accused of corruption, their planes grounded and their assets seized.</b><p>The driving force behind this is 32-year-old Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, who also heads the …

Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest on Saturday night of the prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.<p>The announcement of the arrests was made over Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned satellite network whose …

Saudi Arabia

Three British men to be caned for sexual assault of woman in Singapore

Men given five to eight strokes of rattan cane and up to six and a half years in prison for ‘reprehensible’ attack at stag party<p>Three British men have been sentenced to jail and caning for sexually assaulting a Malaysian woman during a stag party in Singapore.<p>The defendants – Khong Tam Thanh, 22, …

Modern Blackout Curtains Turn Windows into Penthouse Views of a City at Night

When it comes to window blinds, our options for something that’s truly unique can seem limited. But as Ukrainian designers HoleRoll demonstrate, modern blinds for windows can transcend their practicality and double as spectacular shadow art for your home. They’ve created panels that, when closed, …

Ahmad Khan Rahami: New York bombings suspect arrested after shootout

Ahmad Khan Rahami, 28-year-old naturalized US citizen, taken into custody as friend says he ‘got more religious’ after trip to Afghanistan, his country of birth<p>A shootout on the streets of New Jersey ended a dramatic manhunt on Monday as police arrested a man suspected of involvement in weekend …

Did You Catch All the Ways Hollywood Pandered to China This Year?

They might have snuck one or two by you.<p>It’s hardly a well-kept secret that the booming Chinese box office is having an impact on the way Hollywood blockbusters are being made. The average film fan may be largely unaware that Hollywood’s biggest movies are being subtly reworked in order to appeal …

How to make your Android look and feel like an iPhone

There's no single Android "look." Sure, we've got Material Design, and it's great. But Android can and often does look like anything under the sun: …

U.S. sends 3 B-2 bombers to Asia-Pacific

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force has sent three of its B-2 stealth bombers on a deployment to Asia and Pacific, the service announced in a press release Wednesday.<p>The $1.15 billion bombers, which operate out of Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri, "will integrate and conduct training with ally and …

Military

Facebook's Free Basics service has been banned in India

The country has said no to zero-rating schemes<p>Facebook's free-but-restricted internet service, Free Basics, has been banned in India after the country's national telecoms regulator ruled that the program and others like it infringe the principles of net neutrality. The ruling was not directly aimed …

Denmark approves controversial plan to confiscate refugees' valuables

Denmark's parliament approved a controversial bill on Tuesday that allows police to confiscate valuables from refugees who are seeking asylum in the …

'We are one nation,' Obama says in his final State of the Union

President Obama launched his final year in office with a valedictory State of the Union address Tuesday night that painted a portrait of a prosperous and secure America but warned of peril ahead if the country can't break the political logjam in Washington.<p>His final rendition of the annual speech …

Obama gun town hall: 5 takeaways

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama confronted his skeptics -- and the limits of his own authority -- on live television Thursday night.<p>An Arizona sheriff, a rape victim, a firearms industry representative and a prominent veteran's wife pressed the President over his gun control push during …

Guns

A Curved Coffee Table By Stelios Mousarris

Cyprus-based designer Stelios Mousarris created the ‘Wave Coffee Table‘, a curved table that features the design of a cityscape, which appears to be …

New Zealand's possible new flag features fern and stars

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealanders know what their new potential national flag will look like, except that they're not quite set on the …

The Latest: Thousands gather for vigil for California dead

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — The latest on the mass shooting at a social service facility in San Bernardino, California (all times local):<p>10:45 …

Chinese government has arrested hackers it says breached OPM database

The Chinese government recently arrested a handful of hackers it says were connected to the breach of Office of Personnel Management’s database this year, a mammoth break-in that exposed the records of more than 22 million current and former federal employees.<p>The arrests took place shortly before a …

Official says gunman made 'no more baby parts' comment

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The man who police say staged a deadly shooting attack on a Planned Parenthood clinic that offers abortion services …

Declassified document casts a new light on Soviet war scare in 1983

When you think of war scares back in the Cold War, most people think about the Cuban missile crisis in 1962. But a newly declassified document reveals just how close we came to nuclear Armageddon in the 1980s, under President Ronald Reagan.<p>The document is a top secret 1990 report by the President's …

National Security