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Students at Hong Kong's Oldest University Are Calling for the City's Independence

A leading student magazine in Hong Kong has issued a statement in favor of the territory gaining independence from China, as a growing movement to …

30 Things You Might Not Know About Pretty in Pink, 30 Years Later

<i>Pretty in Pink</i> isn’t just a good ’80s movie. It isn’t just a good teen movie. And it isn’t just a good romantic movie. It’s just a good movie, …

The Breakfast Club

17 Cheap Organic Foods You Should Be Buying

Compared to conventional foods, certain organic foods are so affordable that you shouldn’t ignore them while grocery shopping.<p>You’re typically …

UNICEF: one in nine children live in conflict zones

Some 250 million children around the globe live in conflict zones, the UN's children agency has said. UNICEF has launched an appeal for nearly $3 …

The only way to protect women is to regain control of our borders

The murder of a 22-year-old refugee centre worker demonstrates the danger women are in worldwide<p>An impressive list of female business types and academics wrote a letter to the <i>London Evening Standard</i> on Monday expressing their support for staying in the European Union. Martha Lane Fox said: “Leaving …

Plastic now pollutes every corner of the Earth

This ability to plaster the planet in plastic is alarming, say scientists - for it confirms that human activities are now having a pernicious impact on our world.<p>The research, published in the journal <i>Anthropocene</i>, shows that no part of the planet is free of the scourge of plastic waste.<p>Everywhere …

Alzheimer's could be spotted 20 years before the first symptoms appear

Spotting the earliest signs of Alzheimer's Disease could lead to new treatments for preventing the onset of dementia, scientists believe<p>Alzheimer's could be spotted in people 20 years before the first symptoms appear, scientists have found.<p>Researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute and the …

“Myanmar is still the third-most malnourished country in Southeast Asia”

<b>The United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) in Myanmar is facing a funding shortfall of $51 million to meet all the needs till the end of 2016.</b> …

U.N. poised to act against North Korea after latest nuclear test

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.N. Security Council is set to implement "significant" punitive measures after North Korea's nuclear test and will begin working on a new resolution "immediately," a statement released by Security Council President Elbio Rosselli says.<p>After Wednesday's meeting, the council, which …

This Year's El Niño Is On Track To Rival The Worst On Record

NASA says the destructive weather system "shows no signs of waning.”<p>The El Niño of 1997-98 was the worst on record. It caused an estimated 23,000 deaths worldwide as widespread drought, flooding and other natural disasters rocked the globe.<p>The catastrophic weather system also caused the most …

The White House has delayed imposing new financial sanctions on Iran as tensions mount between the 2 nations

On Thursday, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani ordered his defense minister to expand Iran's missile program, in<br>response to a US threat to impose new sanctions over a ballistic-missile test Iran carried out in October.<p>"As the US government is clearly still pursuing its hostile policies and illegal …

South Asia

Iran asserts its right to build missiles as U.S. considers new sanctions

By Carol Morello<p>, Reporter<p>Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Thursday ordered a speed-up in the production of ­defense missiles as the United States is considering new sanctions over Iran’s ballistic-missile testing even while it prepared to lift old sanctions under the nuclear deal.<p>In a letter to …

South Asia

Twitter sucks at fighting ISIS

Governments and Silicon Valley leaders are going crazy about fighting ISIS online, and the panic has even recently led people who are usually pretty smart to give up on free speech. Twitter proved today there's even collateral damage on the web's fight against radicalism, when it suspended the …

Fighting

Ramadi residents describe their nightmare escape from Islamic State

By Mustafa Salim<p>HABBANIYAH, Iraq — Residents of the Iraqi city of Ramadi who escaped the recent battle there are describing the horrors of life under the Islamic State and their relief at being rescued by the Iraqi army when it recaptured most of the city earlier this week.<p>Many of the families had …

New Year’s Eve Around the World: Pictures

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of December 21, 2015)

Serious and lighter news dominated the headlines this Christmas week. Iraqi forces closed in on ISIS in Ramadi, Sepp Blatter was banned by FIFA for eight years and a jury issued no indictments in the death of Sandra Bland. But SpaceX made a historic landing, The Beatles‘ songs were made available …

Pope Francis

Let Me Love (The Invisibles: Trey & Kailey)

• <b>Author:</b> Michelle Lynn<p>A chance encounter. An undeniable connection. An unimaginable twist of fate.<p>Kailey’s life is crumbling. Her best friend and sister, Jen, is dying, leaving her young family devastated. With little hope of saving her, Kailey is forced to face a reality she never expected.<p>Trey’s …

Love: Uncivilized

• <b>Author:</b> Sawyer Bennett<p>How did things ever get to be so difficult?<p>Nearly eight years of marriage. <br>Two kids. <br>Hectic careers and major life choices.<p>Throw in sexual frustration, doubts, insecurities and one wild man not completely tamed by society, and you have a Christmas that’s bound to get out of …

Broken Silence

• <b>Author:</b> Natasha Preston<p>It has been four years since Oakley, her mum, and brother fled to Australia. With the trials looming, she makes the decision to return to England. Oakley is desperate for closure so she can put the past behind her and move on with her life.<p>How will she cope when she comes …

The 100 best shops in London

Shopping in London is the best. This city might be hectic, noisy and all-too-often grimy, but, incredibly creative, it’s also a place where …

A British Couple Cloned Their Dead Dog Twice

The boxer puppy was an exact replica of its "father."<p>Two weeks after their beloved boxer Dylan died, British couple Laura Jacques and Richard Remde turned to SooAm Biotech for a radical solution to their heartbreak: they wanted the dog cloned so they could have that same pup again. That exact clone …

DJ Khaled On Technology, Entrepreneurship And Snapchatting His Keys To Success

If I told you that the hottest person on social media right now is a rap producer telling fans that eating egg whites and drinking a gallon of water a day is the key to success, would you believe me?<p>What if I told you that the same person regularly has over 2 million people view each of his …

Social Media

The most uplifting videos of 2015

By Jenny Starrs<p>, Video editor<p>Amid the sad news that often overwhelmed headlines in 2015, there were some shining moments of joy, kindness and humor. Whether it was celebrities going out of their way to perform good deeds or everyday people brightening others’ moods in unexpected ways, here are some …

School Administration

16 photos that show the havoc wreaked by Storm Frank in the UK

The heavy rains and gusty winds that pounded large swaths of Britain is part of a historic storm that could be one of the top five strongest storms …

How Apple, Google, and Microsoft used each others’ app stores in 2015

Apple, Google, and Microsoft have very different app development strategies, in alignment with their respective business models. Last year, we took a look at the trio’s app stores to see how the three develop for each others’ competing platforms. We’re doing it again this year to see what, if …

Apps

Couple sentenced to life in jail for 7/7 anniversary London terror plot

Would-be suicide bomber Mohammed Rehman to serve minimum of 27 years and his ex-wife Sana Ahmed Khan a minimum of 25<p>A couple who plotted a deadly terror attack on London to coincide with the 10th anniversary of the July 7 bombings have each been given life sentences.<p>Mr Justice Baker told Mohammed …

LG G5 will feature dual displays and camera lenses, hardware expansion

LG’s next flagship smartphone, the 2016 LG G5, will be its most premium handset to date, according to a person briefed on the company’s plans.<p>The all-metal handset will borrow elements from past G-series devices as well as LG’s most recent flagship, the V10, while also bringing several new features …

Phones