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Meet the Burmese Punks Feeding Their Country's Homeless

Every Monday night, a group of black-clad, silver-studded punks meet under an overpass in downtown Yangon to distribute food to people living on the streets.<p>Every Monday night, a group of black-clad, silver-studded punks meet beneath the overpass bridge that crosses Sule Pagoda Road in downtown …

Putin’s Missile Could Make U.S. Attacks on Iran Nearly Impossible

For years, Team Obama crowed about keeping this advanced Russian missile out of Iran’s hands. Now the Kremlin suddenly seems eager to hand it over to …

Six Ways America Is Like a Third-World Country

Although the U.S. is one of the richest societies in history, it still lags behind other developed nations in many important indicators of human …

100 Pieces of Advice from 100-Year-Olds

What’s the secret to a long and healthy life? All centenarians have their own habits and morning routines by which they swear. In July, the world's …

US crushes 6 tons of illegal ivory to send message to poachers, traffickers

A massive stockpile of elephant ivory was crushed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Thursday as part of an escalating push to stamp out illegal wildlife trafficking around the world.<p>The destruction of more than six tons of seized tusks and carvings at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National …

Japan slashes climate reduction target amid nuclear shutdown

<b>Japan is to significantly slash its greenhouse gas reduction target in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear disaster.</b><p>It will now aim to achieve a 2020 target of 3.8% below 2005 levels.<p>This replaces a previous commitment to reduce emissions by 25% from 1990 levels.<p>The moves come with all of Japan's …

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Hezbollah leader Nasrallah vows to keep forces in Syria

BEIRUT — Hezbollah forces will remain in Syria fighting alongside the troops of Syrian President Bashar Assad for the foreseeable future, the leader of the Lebanese group said Thursday.<p>“As long as the reasons are present, we are staying" in Syria, Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah’s general secretary, …

Woman pulls a gun on TV journalist

TV reporter Claire Metz turned up on a doorstep to do what looked like a routine interview and ended up being held at gunpoint.<p>Metz, who works for WESH-TV in Orlando Florida, knocked on the door of Shauna Justice, a woman who had been suspended from her job as a police dispatcher after allegations …