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US assault rifles are being sold on the Telegram messaging app in Syria

<b>(CNN) —</b> US-supplied weapons originally intended for moderate allies in Syria have ended up for sale on jihadist online forums in the country's northern al Qaeda heartland.<p>In a remarkable snapshot of the disastrous outcomes and thwarted ambitions of the West's six-year effort in Syria, an M16 …

Al-Qaeda

'It's not a war. It's a massacre': scores killed in Syrian enclave

Aid groups warn situation in eastern Ghouta could unfold into worst atrocity of war so far<p>Almost 200 civilians have been killed in dozens of airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s Bashar al-Assad in eastern Ghouta over two days of “hysterical violence”, which has led to warnings of a …

Middle East

Trump: FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high …

Donald Trump

Catholics warn of church schism if Vatican makes a deal with China

BEIJING — A group of influential Catholics published an open letter Monday to express their shock and disappointment about a report that the Vatican could soon reach a deal with the Chinese government, warning that it could create a schism in the church in China.<p>The Holy See has been in …

China

Heart Stents Are Useless for Most Stable Patients. They’re Still Widely Used.

When my children were little, if they complained about aches and pains, I’d sometimes rub some moisturizer on them and tell them the “cream” would help. It often did. The placebo effect is surprisingly effective.<p>Moisturizer is cheap, it has almost no side effects, and it got the job done. It was a …

Medicine

Here’s what happened the last time the living things in our oceans and lakes died

On January 5, 2018, a paper published in the journal Science delivered a sobering message: The oxygenation of open oceans and coastal seas has been steadily declining during the past half century. The volume of ocean with no oxygen at all has quadrupled, and the volume where oxygen levels are …

Lake Erie

Phil Libin, the co-founder of Evernote, is backing an AI chat bot to help people report workplace abuse

Three in four workplace harassment incidents go unreported.<p>Three in four workplace harassment incidents go unreported.That’s why Phil Libin, the co-founder of Evernote, is backing a startup that aims to make it easier for people to report inappropriate behavior.<p>But since this is Silicon Valley, the …

Phil Libin

Warning hundreds of fire deaths may be linked to skin creams

<b>Hundreds of fire deaths may be linked to the use of skin creams containing paraffin, a senior firefighter warns.</b><p>A BBC investigation found most of the creams do not carry a warning - despite calls to alert people to the fire risk.<p>If people use the creams regularly but do not often change clothes or …

Skin Care

Vogue's Insider Guide To Amsterdam

The Boutique Hotel: The Dylan<p>The Cultural Visit: Anne Frank House<p>The Lunch Spot: Bocas<p>The Afternoon Treat: Van Stapele Cookies<p>The Dinner Spot: Lion …

Boutique Hotels

NASA probe makes history by snapping the most distant photos taken away from Earth

Breaking Voyager 1’s record<p>New Horizons, the first NASA spacecraft to fly by Pluto, is still making history as it cruises deeper into the distant edges of the Solar System. Late last year, the little probe used one of its cameras to take a picture of a galactic star cluster — officially snapping …

Solar System

Amazon starts delivering Whole Foods groceries by Prime Now

Amazon has announced the first major integration between its e-commerce operations and its acquisition of Whole Foods. The company is adding groceries from the chain to its Prime Now high-speed delivery service in four markets — Dallas, Virginia Beach, Cincinnati, and Whole Foods’ hometown of …

Whole Foods

Google executives are floating a plan to fight fake news on Facebook and Twitter

Fake news, bots, and propaganda were hot topics at the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos last month, and Google executives there floated an intriguing idea to some fellow attendees—what if the company could tell users whether information is trustworthy before they shared it on social networks …

Internet

Chinese police are wearing sunglasses that can recognize faces

In the <i>Matrix</i> series, Keanu Reeves wears futuristic sunglasses to look cool when fighting against machines. But in China, police are now wearing sunglasses equipped with facial-recognition technology to catch criminal suspects.<p>Railway police in Zhengzhou, a central Chinese city, are the first in the …

Keanu Reeves

George W. Bush: 'Clear evidence Russians meddled' in election

Former President George W. Bush addressed Russian election interference Thursday at an economic summit in the Middle East. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story. Buzz60<p>Former president George W. Bush appeared to take aim at President Trump on Thursday when he said at an economic summit that there was …

Donald Trump

These 6 Easy Steps Can Debunk Any Climate Science Denier

Go on, give it a try!<p>A team of researchers has put a straight-forward critical thinking process to the test on 42 common climate science denier …

Critical Thinking

Jim Carrey Dumps His Facebook Stock And Calls For A Boycott Of The Platform Over Russian Election Interference

Last week, Facebook released the news that for the first time ever, they have lost users. Maybe people are finally catching on to the many, many reports that state Facebook is making people unhappier and could lead to depression. Or, some users, like Jim Carrey, are done with the platform after …

Jim Carrey

Apple wants to make a stylus for drawing in the air

Apple has filed a patent for what might be the next iteration of its Pencil stylus, which the company describes as an input device that doesn’t need to make contact with a touchscreen, or any surface for that matter.<p>So yes, if this comes to fruition, you could be using an Apple stylus to write, …

IPad Pro

Chance the Rapper Declares that Ellen's Birthday Is a Holiday for the Rest of Us

Ellen DeGeneres is celebrating 60 rotations around the sun, which is why Chance the Rapper dropped by for a surprise visit to her eponymous talk show …

Ellen Degeneres

More infants are dying in US states that rejected expanded Medicaid

It’s not unusual for the US fare to much worse than other rich countries—and at times, middle income ones, too—when it comes to public health metrics.<p>Among the most unfortunate of the US’s numerous poor statistical showings is in infant deaths. According to the latest available United Nations …

Health Care

Trump Claims His SOTU Had The Highest Ratings In History. It Didn't

In a tweet, President Trump claimed the largest audience ever tuned in for his State of the Union address. That's not true.<p>"Thank you for all of the nice compliments and reviews on the State of the Union speech," Trump tweeted just after 7 a.m. ETThursday. "45.6 million people watched, the highest …

Brian Stelter

Climate Change Is Threatening Tabasco's Avery Island Headquarters | MyRecipes

In just the past few months, the vagaries of climate change have affected everything from the California avocado crop to South African wine …

Climate Change

Apple Responds to U.S. Government Investigation Over iPhone Slow Down Scandal

Apple has responded to news that it is being probed by the U.S. government for purposely slowing down older iPhones.<p>Apple confirmed that the U.S. …

iPhone

AI will "kill many jobs", claims Alibaba's CEO, and it's up to tech giants to protect the human race

The comments were made by Alibaba's Jack Ma during a panel discussion at the World Economic Forum<p>CEO of the Chinese online sales giant Alibaba Jack …

The Future

Nutella discounts spark hysteria in French supermarkets

PARIS (AP) — Brawls have broken out in French supermarkets as shoppers scrambled to get their hands on discounted pots of chocolate and hazelnut spread.<p>Hysterical scenes were filmed in several supermarkets across the country operated by the Intermarche chain, which offered massive discounts on pots …

Nutella

Century of data shows sea-level rise shifting tides in Delaware, Chesapeake bays

The warming climate is expected to affect coastal regions worldwide as glaciers and ice sheets melt, raising sea level globally. For the first time, …

Climate Change

Chinese mom pays price for husband's probe of Ivanka Trump

XIANGYANG, China (AP) — With two young children, Deng Guilian hadn't planned on going back to work. That changed after her husband was arrested while investigating labor abuses at Chinese suppliers for Ivanka Trump's brand.<p>Now the 36-year-old mom works the overnight shift at a karaoke parlor and …

Brazil

Grumpy Cat wins £500k in copyright battle with coffee chain

The owners of the Grumpy Cat brand, based around a cat with dwarfism and an underbite who perpetually looks grumpy, have successfully sued a company for £500,000 for unauthorised use of pictures of the animal.<p>Grumpy Cat Limited struck a deal with US coffee company Grenade, allowing it to sell its …

Brazil

Alphabet's Latest Moonshot Graduate Is Tackling Cybersecurity

The research lab at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, is known for incubating some of the most far-out ideas in tech. Self-driving cars, contact …

Brazil

Rise in severity of hottest days outpaces global average temperature increase

While our planet's average annual temperature has increased at a steady pace in recent decades, there has been an alarming jump in the severity of …

Climate Change

Is There A Ticking Time Bomb Under The Arctic?

A short drive north of Fairbanks, Alaska, there's a red shed stuck right up against a hillside. The shed looks unremarkable, except for the door. It looks like a door to a walk-in freezer, with thick insulation and a heavy latch. Whatever is behind that door needs to stay very cold.<p>"Are you ready …

Global Warming