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The US death rate just rose for the first time in a decade for an alarming reason

The American death rate has risen for the first time in 10 years.<p>According to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a greater portion of the population died in the US last year than in any other year for a decade.<p>The cause? Deaths from drug overdoses (many from legal …

Revealed: Cambodia's vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle

<b>Exclusive:</b> Laser technology reveals cities concealed under the earth which would have made up the world’s largest empire in 12th century<p>Archaeologists in Cambodia have found multiple, previously undocumented medieval cities not far from the ancient temple city of Angkor Wat, the Guardian can …

Angkor Wat

Campaign to remove judge in Stanford rape case gains steam

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A fledgling campaign to recall the judge who sentenced a former Stanford University swimmer to six months in jail for sexually …

Santa Clara County

80% of the world’s megacities are now in Asia, Latin America, or Africa

The world’s largest cities have increased in number and location. According to a new report from the United Nations Human Settlements Programme there were 29 megacities—those with more than 10 million people—in 2015, compared to just 14 in 1995.<p>And 79% of them were in the developing world, in Asia, …

Mega Cities

The 33 cities with the worst quality of life in the world

Business Insider has already looked at the 27 cities with the best quality of life and also the 17 European cities that are deemed the most unsafe.<p>Now we take a look at what cities are ranked as providing the <b>worst quality of life.</b><p>The ranking is one of the most comprehensive of its kind and is …

Africa

EgyptAir flight data show smoke alerts before crash: Source

<b>(CNN) —</b> New clues emerged Friday about EgyptAir Flight 804, but there were no answers as to what caused the plane to go down in the Mediterranean Sea.<p>There were smoke alerts near the airliner cockpit early Thursday in the minutes before it crashed, according to flight data CNN obtained Friday from …

Punk Portraits Prove Political Leaders Look Better in Pink

“The Russians said that there are people coming to get me for my Putin pieces, and one lady lost her mind in a gallery over the Pope John Paul piece. I enjoy them all equally,” says painter Scott Scheidly.<p>Recently, Donald Trump was mentioned in a single TV news segment 17 times. For those battling …

Sri Lanka landslides and rain kill 37 people with over 150 still missing

President says loss of life is devastating after flooding forces more than 137,000 people from their homes<p>The death toll from three days of torrential rain and landslides in Sri Lanka has risen to 37, with more than 150 people missing and rescuers still pulling bodies from the mud.<p>President …

The Latest: EgyptAir passenger was dual Australia-UK citizen

CAIRO (AP) — The latest news on EgyptAir Flight 804 from Paris to Cairo, carrying 66 people, which Egyptian officials say crashed early Thursday into …

Airplanes

First missing Chibok girl found after 2 years as Boko Haram prisoner

<b>(CNN) —</b> When Amina Ali Nkeki was kidnapped by the Nigerian terrorist group Boko Haram more than two years ago, she was a mere schoolgirl.<p>On Tuesday night, she apparently wandered out of a forest, asking for help, accompanied by a baby and a man who claimed to be her husband, according to …

Africa