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China says carrier group reaches 'initial' combat capability

Just a week after the Pentagon disinvited China from military exercises because of its “militarization” of the South China Sea area, the Communist country announced the carrier group led by its first aircraft carrier had reached "initial systematic combat capability."<p>The aircraft carrier, the …

Military

Video Shows Drone Boats Swarming South China Sea - Warrior Maven

Video shows a swarm of 56 small, unmanned boats operating in the South China Sea

Military

Here’s What A Top General Had To Say When Asked If The US Could ‘Blow Apart’ China’s Artificial Islands

6:29 PM 05/31/2018<p>The U.S. military has a talent for “taking down small islands,” a top general reportedly replied Thursday to questions about …

China

Trump slams China via Twitter: 'They do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk'

"I am very disappointed in China. Our foolish past leaders have allowed them to make hundreds of billions of dollars a year in trade, yet … they do NOTHING for us with North Korea, just talk. We will no longer allow this to continue. China could easily solve this problem!" Trump said.<p>North Korea …

The 29 most cringe-worthy lines from Donald Trump's hyper-political speech to the Boy Scouts

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> On Monday night, President Donald Trump jetted to West Virginia to address the annual Boy Scout Jamboree. And oh what a speech it was!<p>Trump ranged from the current health care bill to stories of a bygone time in New York history to his Electoral College victory in 2016. It was a …

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New details on US shoot down of Syrian jet

<b>(CNN) —</b> CNN has learned new details of Sunday's rare air-to-air encounter between a Syrian Su-22 fighter and two US Navy F/A-18E Super Hornets in the skies over Syria, the first time a US warplane has downed a manned aircraft since 1999.<p>The incident took place after a series of clashes between …

China’s Corruption War Escalates With Sweep of Sentences for Senior Officials

Authorities are eager to deliver results before the end of Xi Jinping’s first term<p>BEIJING—Chinese courts sentenced an unusually large number of senior officials on corruption charges this week—a visible stepping up of the government’s yearslong antigraft campaign ahead of a leadership …

China

President Obama's New Energy Initiative Another Win for Solar

Today, the White House announced a truly groundbreaking initiative called Clean Energy Savings for All Americans. This program aims to increase access to solar energy across communities of all income levels and geographies, so that no matter where you live, if you have a sunny roof, you have the …

Five life hacks from Japan to help combat those summertime ailments with used tea bags

Turns out that tea bags are pret-<i>tea</i> handy!<p>Tea has been enjoyed in countries throughout the world for thousands of years. It has been used for …

The Scientific Mystery of a Man Living with 90% of His Brain Missing

What we think we know about our brains is nothing compared to what we don’t know. This fact is brought into focus by the medical mystery of a …

More than 60 pct of China's underground water rated unfit for human contact

Rest either completely unusable, or suitable only for use in industry or irrigation<p>BEIJING, June 4 (Reuters) - Nearly two-thirds of China's …

Japan Could Hold the Key to Surviving Floods

An enormous “temple” that has to be seen to be believed.<p>Five giant cisterns, 500-ton columns, and more than 6.5 kilometers of cavernous tunnels all …

Activism

The monsters hidden beneath the sea

From the Old Testament to the Loch Ness Monster, strange watery beasts have terrified and inspired artists in equal measure. Alastair Sooke dives in.<p>Ever since antiquity, mankind has been fretfully besotted with strange creatures from the oceans’ depths. A terrible sea monster called Leviathan is …

How Little Can You Own and Be Happy?

How to live a happy life? This question has been pondered by the billions of people that came before us and very likely will be the root of human …

32 photos that show how obsessed Japan is with minimalism

Minimalism is taking over. Figures like Marie Kondo are becoming famous by spreading the gospel of throwing everything out and keeping just what you need.<p>The movement is most prominent in Japan, where the influence of Zen Buddhism instills a desire for simplicity. There, less is more.<p>There's also …

How to Write 5 or More Articles a Week and Not Burn Out

If you’ve tried (and failed) at blogging, don’t feel bad.You’re not alone. Creating content, especially good content, is hard work. It takes a long …

LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman explains why most managers and employees need to rethink their relationship

Reid Hoffman's career has given him a reputation for being a master of entrepreneurism and management. He's not only helped build two multi-billion-dollar companies with PayPal and LinkedIn, but he's invested in and advised companies like Facebook and Airbnb.<p>In a recent interview for Business …

The One Quality Most People Want From A Leader

<i>The Entrepreneur Insiders network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in America’s startup scene contribute</i> …

Oh My God, Fish Can Recognise Human Faces

A new study finds that archerfish can learn to distinguish one human face from others.<p>It's enough to make this writer seriously consider vegetarianism: A new study has found that fish can recognise human faces.<p>The paper, published in <i>Scientific Reports</i>, found that archerfish—a tropical species that …

King Tut's Dagger Came from Space, Discover Researchers

<b>Pharaoh Tutankhamun</b>, the boy king who ruled Egypt around 1332-1323 BC, has known his share of fame in a world thousands of years after his life. And …

Dear travelers to China: please don’t visit until you’ve understood these 8 things

1. You have to travel outside Beijing and Shanghai before you can claim you’ve traveled in China.<p>China is full of history and beautiful landscapes. …

China denies exporting cans of human meat to African supermarkets

The Chinese government has issued a statement strongly dismissing reports it is packaging human meat as corned beef and sending it to African grocery …

Africa

The world’s largest cruise ship in numbers

More floating city than cruise ship, Royal Caribbean’s Harmony of the Seas sets sail from Southampton this week – the biggest, heaviest, most brazen vessel of its kind. Unsurprisingly, its vital statistics are whoppers.<p>10,000<p>The number of plants in the on-board park – plus 50 mature trees.<p>227,000 …

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Ever heard of Tsinghua Unigroup? Nor me. What about Sunshine Insurance, its rival Angbang, or Hebei Iron and Steel? I’m willing to bet that these names are totally alien to most people outside of China, at least until recently.<p>One of the most interesting aspects of corporate China’s rampant …

China

China Decides Debt Can Be Dangerous

The Chinese Communist Party is now officially worried about mounting debt. “A tree cannot grow up to the sky—high leverage will definitely lead to …

13 creative ways to differentiate your business from competitors

China must let the dark deeds of the Cultural Revolution come to light

China’s Communist Party is known for obsessing about commemorations of historic events and making use of them in current-day politics, either as a …

The Top 10 Most Mysterious Shipwrecks of All Time

Photo: Paul Vinten/iStock<p>On March 23, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Navy ended a 95-year-old mystery when they announced the discovery of the <i>USS Conestoga</i>, a Navy tugboat that disappeared in 1921 with 56 people on board while en route from San Francisco to …

Scandal Highlights China’s Weak Environmental Enforcement

For many Chinese, the country’s soil pollution crisis has become increasingly acute in recent weeks after several hundred children fell ill from …