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Today’s Apps Gone Free: 5K Forever, OLO, TeeVee 2 And More

Improve your 5K pace with 5K Forever. We also have a multiplayer game that requires you to outmaneuver and outwit your opponent, and an app that …

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Comics

Dramatic rise in crystal meth casualties fuels fear of Australian 'ice' boom

There has been a "dramatic increase" in harmful incidents involving crystal methamphetamine use in recent years, according to new research, amid concerns that the drug is seeing a boom in popularity in Australia.<br>A study led by the Turning Point Drug and Alcohol Centre, published in the Medical …

Fire breaks out on Russian nuclear submarine

A fire has broken out on a Russian nuclear submarine undergoing repairs, but no injuries or radiation leaks have been reported.<p>Russian news reports said the fire on the Tomsk submarine at repair yards in the Pacific coast city of Bolshoi Kamen had been extinguished with foam on Monday.<p>The Tomsk, …

Syria crisis: UN inspectors submit chemical weapons report - live updates

• 'With heavy heart' Ban describes chemical attack • Ban says US-Russia deal provides for use of force • Turkey says it shot down Syrian helicopter • Read the latest summary

Outlast's Mount Massive Asylum: Enriching the quality of life (with horror)

Mount Massive Asylum closed its doors to the public decades ago, but that didn’t stop the transnational Murkoff Corporation from secretly using the abandoned facility to conduct ungodly scientific experiments on mentally ill inmates.<p>I’m not sure how the bigwigs at Murkoff got access to hundreds of …

Gone Home

<i>Editor's note: this review may contain spoilers.</i><p>There's an interesting schism when it comes to opinions about Gone Home, a highly unusual game …

Setup

France and China back US-Russia arms deal for Syria

France and China have welcomed the US-Russia agreement on Syria’s chemical weapons.<p>US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov announced a deal for securing and disposing of the arms at a meeting in Geneva on September 14.<p>Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi addressed …

NOWNESS Looks at the Growth of Architecture and Creativity in China

The rapid pace and culturalization of China has been an important topic over the last few years.<p>The rapid pace and culturalization of China has been an important topic over the last few years. While many lament the lack of creative and uniquely Chinese ideas surfacing, the superpower’s ability to …

Arctic Monkeys – review

"This particular track is called Teddy Picker. Get down!" shouts Alex Turner, his manner pitched somewhere between the frontman of a 60s soul revue and a working men's club compere. From the back, Arctic Monkeys drummer Matt Helders supplies a little boom-tish, and the band hurtle off on one of …

China drugmaker Sino Biopharmaceutical investigating TV corruption report | Reuters

SHANGHAI, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Chinese drug company Sino Biopharmaceutical Ltd has set up a team to investigate allegations broadcast on state television that its majority-owned subsidiary had paid for illegal overseas trips for doctors, it said on Thursday.<p>Regional sales teams at Chia Tai Tianqing …

Why China is having trouble getting the whole country to speak Mandarin

After over a century of promoting Mandarin as the official language of China, almost a third of the population still doesn’t speak what the government calls <i>putonghua</i> or the “common tongue.” According to a new Chinese government study, 400 million Chinese citizens can’t speak Mandarin, reports …

China

Why Isn't LinkedIn Blocked in China?

The Chinese government blocks most of the world's major social media sites — Twitter and Facebook, among others. It even restricts Internet users' …

Admiral: US submarine forces decline as China, Russia, Iran advance warfare capabilities

China, Russia, and Iran pose regional and strategic submarine threats and are building up undersea warfare capabilities as the Navy is cutting its submarine force by 30 percent, the admiral in charge of Pentagon submarine programs told Congress on Thursday.<p>Rear Adm. Richard Breckenridge, director …

China arrests activist on subversion charge as crackdown deepens | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has arrested an activist on a charge of subversion, his brother and a rights group said on Sunday, the second such arrest in less than two months and the latest sign that the authorities are hardening their stance toward dissent.<p>Yang Lin, 45, a critic of China’s one-party …

China Bans New Coal-Fired Plants in Most Polluted Regions

As part of its ongoing plan to fight pollution and promote renewable energy, the Chinese government has announced a ban on new coal-fired power …

Pollution

Analysis: Superpower rivalry between US, China shows signs of softening

<b>News analysis</b><p>The superpower rivalry between the U.S. and China is showing signs of softening, following a series of high-level military visits and plans for a rare joint naval exercise between the two nations next year.<p>Washington invited Beijing to participate in the biennial Rim of the Pacific …

China's Education Proposal Could Mean Less Homework For Students

For young students in China, school may soon be a lot less stressful.<p>According to state television network CCTV, the country’s Ministry of Education recently released a proposal to lighten the workload of Chinese students. The suggested regulations were open for public comment in late August and …

US and Russia reach agreement in Syria weapons talks

Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have reached an agreement on a framework for securing Syria's chemical weapons on the third day of intense negotiations in Geneva.<p>Syria has one week to comply. And if Syrian leaders fail to comply, the United States and Russia …

Scenes from Syria - Photos - 63 of 68

Members of the Free Syrian Army take cover in Saif al-Dawla district of Aleppo on Aug. 23.<p>(Photo: Reuters)<p>An activist wearing a gas mask is seen in the Zamalka area, where activists say chemical weapons were used by forces loyal to President Bashar Assad in the eastern suburbs of Damascus on Aug. …

Syria's chemical stockpile easy to find, hard to get to

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says Syria's arsenal is concentrated in government-held zones, but routes to these sites are unsafe.<p>September 14, 2013|By Patrick J. McDonnell<p>A fighter allied with Syrian President Bashar Assad's government… (Anwar Amro / AFP/Getty Images )<p>BEIRUT — U.S. officials …

Middle East

Syria crisis: Obama warns Assad over chemical plan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1010000/1010714_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524698596_65f83fface1ef5e1979e7c3a95401abf<p><b>US President Barack Obama has warned of "consequences" if the Syrian regime fails to comply with a framework deal to destroy its chemical weapons.</b><p>A …

Middle East

Mers - will it start the next global pandemic?

Since April 2012, 108 cases of a new virus have been reported in humans, resulting in 50 deaths. Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers) is in the same family as Sars (severe acute respiratory syndrome) and the common cold (coronaviruses), but is more closely related to viruses found in bats. The …

Tough Hill vote on Syria fades

Congress can breathe a sigh of relief: Lawmakers won’t have to take a tough vote on authorizing the use of military force in Syria anytime soon.<p>The preliminary agreement between the United States and Russia on turning over Syria’s chemical weapons by mid-2014 sets a deadline of November of this …

Syria Conflict Indicates Armageddon, Say One Third Of Americans (SURVEY)

Most things aren't really the end of the world, but one-third of Americans who were surveyed believe that the Syria conflict is an indication that our days are numbered. A biblical passage which prophesies the destruction of Damascus and links it to the coming of Armageddon is leading many people …

First, forget about witchcraft....

<b>The only psychiatrist working in the African country of Chad has his work cut out to convince patients their issues are medical, rather than spiritual.</b><p>The sign outside Dr Egip Bolsane's surgery in the sleepy riverside district of Chagoua in the Chadian capital N'Djamena proclaims "the pioneer".<p>Even …

Mental Health

The Ugly, Disorganized Obama Victory on Syria

If there’s one thing that Wash­ing­ton can agree on right now, it’s that the Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion’s hand­ling of the chem­ic­al-weapons at­tack …

Middle East