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North Korea Tries To Shoot Down Kim Jong Un Rumors As Leader Remains Absent

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has not been seen in public in three weeks, prompting health rumors and even speculation about a national coup to swirl around the supreme leader.<p>Kim has been notably absent from multiple recent public events, including Thursday's Supreme People's Assembly, according …

Lawyers seek end to force-feeding practices for Guantanamo prisoner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for a Syrian prisoner at the Guantanamo Bay prison urged a U.S. judge on Monday to halt harmful force-feeding practices used on their client during a hunger strike.<p>Abu Wa’el Dhiab, 43, has been held at the Cuban prison without charges for 12 years and was cleared for …

New L.A.-based team to fight methamphetamine trade in California

With most methamphetamine supplies entering the United States through California, authorities plan to create a task force aimed at combating the spread of the drug.<p>Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris announced plans Monday to form a Los Angeles-based anti-methamphetamine team to investigate illegal …

Runner in Inflatable Bubble Rescued

Iranian American ultrarunner Reza Baluchi was rescued by the Coast Guard on Saturday while attempting to “run” more than a thousand miles between Florida and Bermuda, according to a CNN report. Baluchi was running in a custom-made inflatable bubble that allowed him to run across water. He was …

British woman dies climbing Everest

The woman died of altitude sickness while returning from a trip to Everest base camp, 5,000 metres above sea level, local police say<p>A British woman has died while trekking in Nepal's Everest region.<p>Local police official Purushottam Silwal told the Daily Mirror: "She possibly died of altitude …

Supreme Court Order Leaves Some Same-Sex Couples 'in the Dark'

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed gays and lesbians to wed in at least five more states, but advocates say their work isn't done because same-sex couples in some 20 states are still living under gay marriage bans that deny them many benefits.<p>The high court’s order applies to Utah, Oklahoma, …

Thousands flee clash between India, Pakistan troops in Kashmir

Tens of thousands of villagers were fleeing their homes in Kashmir on Monday, as Indian and Pakistani troops bombarded each another with gunfire and mortar shells over the border separating Pakistan from India's portion of the disputed region. At least nine civilians were killed.<p>Indian officials …

Kobane: Civilians flee IS street-to-street fighting

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1114000/1114017_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532055192_b0ea006b24a54bda631c6824e8aae091<p><b>Islamic State (IS) militants have entered the key Syria-Turkey border town of Kobane and taken control of three districts after street-to-street</b> …

Middle East

Studio Visit: Balint Zsako

Balint Zsako, whose work first caught our eye in 2007, disrupts the language of Old Master painting, with a vocabulary of modern symbolism and technique. In his view, "Everything changes, it's important to have things of your own time." Several lamps surround the Brooklyn-based artist’s work …

A Comprehensive Coffee Experience at Industry Beans

by Chérmelle Edwards<p>Melbourne-based brothers Trevor and Steven Simmons recently departed the familiar streets of Fitzroy for London to receive the 2014 British Design Award for Restaurant and Bar Design for their multi-functional specialty coffee shop, Industry Beans. The siblings (having already …

LMNH! + Lavenham Water Resistant Horringer Jacket

As an extension of their brick and mortar success—being not only two of London's best and most dynamic cycling cafes, a personal favorite—Look Mum No Hands! (LMNH!) launched an e-commerce site to make products available for those who can't pop in to grab a coffee and scope out their eclectic array …

How to Get Out of a Bad Mood: 12 Tips

<i>Large and rapidly moving, ominous clouds of negativity roll into my mind, infuse my thoughts and deeply darken my mood. As I exhale, I feel the irritability fume from my nostrils like fiery smoke from a dragon's. As I bristle with defensiveness and hostility, I feel the energetic spikes of anger</i> …

The Art of Mindfully Letting Go With Buddha's Four Noble Truths

Twenty-five hundred years ago, the Buddha was like the first psychologist, teaching his followers about the power of changing their mental processes in order to alleviate emotional discomfort and embrace change. One of his insights were the four noble truths that helped people free themselves from …

3 Ways to Find Forgiveness

For Japanese macaque monkeys, status is important. If a high-status macaque bites a low-status macaque, the low-status monkey will not attack back. The risk is too great. But stick around and you might observe something interesting. Every once in awhile, one of those bullied, low-status macaques …

How To: Play Super Nintendo Games on iPhone / iPad in iOS 8 [No Jailbreak]

Craving Super Nintendo games like Super Mario Kart, Super Punch-Out and more on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOS 8 without a jailbreak? …

Destiny's story, explained

YouTube user Marszie has undertaken a daunting task: to recap and explain the story of <i>Destiny</i>. In a video fittingly named "<i>Destiny</i>'s story in 4 minutes (give or take ten minutes)," he goes through the entire plot, within the context of how the story elements relate to the tasks given to the …

The Jules Bianchi crash is incredibly scary, raises safety questions

And it raises questions about what the track workers were doing.<p>This weekend, Jules Bianchi was seriously injured when his car left the course at the Japanese Grand Prix and collided with an emergency vehicle (a front loader) while it was recovering Adrian Sutil's Sauber. As you can see from the …

Motor Racing

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All you need to know: Draconids in 2017

The Draconids are best seen in the evening hours. In 2017, a bright waning gibbous moon will interfere, but still … give it a try!<p>October’s Draconid …

Solar filament snakes across the sun, may soon end in violent burst

A giant filament has appeared on the surface of the sun — and NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has captured images of the long, dark formation.<p>Straightened out, the serpentine filament would measure about 1 million miles from end to end, stretching close to halfway around the sun.<p>Filaments are …

Is autism like a magic show that won't end?

The brain is a biological machine that makes predictions. But what happens when a wrench is thrown in the works, and jams up the ability to foresee the trajectory of a moving object, or what happens after a frown?<p>Researchers at MIT believe such a wrench lies at the core of autism, a disorder with …

US man jailed in North Korea ‘spending eight hours a day digging fields’

An American man recently sentenced to six years of hard labour in North Korea says he is digging in fields eight hours a day and being kept in isolation, but that so far his health isn’t deteriorating.<p>Under close guard and with only enough time to respond to one question, 24-year-old Matthew Miller …

Israel criticised over blocking UNHRC mission

<b>Jerusalem -</b> On September 20, Makarim Wibisono was expected to begin his first mission as the newly appointed United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories.<p>However, Wibisono will not be afforded the chance to do so - at least until now - …

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India's $74 million Mars mission cost less than 'Gravity' movie

When the Mangalyaan spacecraft slipped into orbit around Mars on Wednesday after a 10-month voyage, India became the first country to successfully reach the Red Planet on its first attempt.<p>But the mission's shoestring budget was perhaps its most notable distinction: At a cost of just $74 million, …

Forget Da Vinci, Try Solving the Piero della Francesca Code

Fans of Dan Brown (and Tom Hanks) hoped to get an education in the Italian Renaissance along with their beach reading (and movie-going) of <i>The Da</i> …

Artists

Climate Change Makes News! But Does It Matter?

Big News! Climate change makes news! There's sustained, high-profile coverage in the major media this week, prompted by the UN Climate summit in New …