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South Korean 'killed neighbour's noisy corgi and fed it to him'

A South Korean farmer killed and cooked a neighbour's barking dog before inviting its unsuspecting owner to join him for a dog-meat dinner, police said Wednesday, in a case that has sparked online outrage.<p>The 62-year-old unnamed man confessed to the crime after another neighbour tipped off the pet …

South Korea

The Philippines Plans a Green 'Smart City' as an Antidote to Manila's Traffic and Pollution

Fed up with Manila’s immobilizing traffic and choking air pollution, the Philippines is looking to break new ground nearby with a high-tech “smart …

Asia

The 11 Steamiest International Movies on Netflix

One of the best things about Netflix is its superb collection of international shows and movies. Not only do subscribers have access to some of the …

Streaming

Philippines regulator orders pushback in Uber's shutdown amid ongoing review

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' anti-trust agency said on Saturday it has ordered Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] to continue domestic operations as it reviews the ride hailing firm's deal to sell its money-losing Southeast Asian business to rival Grab.<p>The move puts another hurdle in the …

Antitrust Laws

Hotel guest banned over unfortunate incident involving seagulls and pepperoni forgiven two decades later

A man has been pardoned for accidentally enticing a flock of seagulls to ransack his room almost two decades ago.<p>Nick Burchill was banned by the Fairmont Empress in Victoria, British Columbia, after leaving pepperoni on his windowsill during a company trip, causing the ravenous birds to swoop into …

British Columbia

Destroyer with a history shows US flag in Pacific

<b>In the Philippine Sea (CNN) —</b> One hundred twenty years ago this month, US Navy Commodore George Dewey led a squadron of warships from Hong Kong and steamed towards the Spanish colony of the Philippines. It was the start of the Spanish-American War.<p>In Manila Bay on May 1, Dewey's ships smashed the …

Military

Shocking video of man being racially abused on bus - until Scousers step in

This is the shocking moment a man is racially abused on a Liverpool bus - before passengers step in to defend him.<p>The alarming video was taken by …

Sociology

Hundreds allege Donald Trump doesn’t pay his bills

During the Atlantic City casino boom in the 1980s, Philadelphia cabinet-builder Edward Friel Jr. landed a $400,000 contract to build the bases for slot machines, registration desks, bars and other cabinets at Harrah's at Trump Plaza.<p>The family cabinetry business, founded in the 1940s by Edward’s …

Donald Trump

Xenophobic England football fans: take a closer look at your own team

Are the minority who follow England and continue to disrespect foreign cultures and cities like in Amsterdam on Friday perhaps feeling a sense of legitimacy after the Brexit referendum?<p>Can a couple of football matches provide evidence that England in the 21st century is a better nation than the …

Soccer

In court, oil company admits reality of human-caused global warming, denies guilt

On Thursday, in a packed federal courthouse in San Francisco, U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup donned a space-themed tie and listened as …

Climate Change

'Great Pacific garbage patch' sprawling with far more debris than thought

The patch of detritus is more than twice the size of France and is up to 16 times larger than previously estimated<p>An enormous area of rubbish floating in the Pacific Ocean is teeming with far more debris than previously thought, heightening alarm that the world’s oceans are being increasingly …

Pollution

The Last Male Northern White Rhino Is Dead

It is a tragic moment—even for a subspecies that is already functionally extinct.<p>With wide three-toed hooves and no thumbs, Sudan could neither swipe right nor swipe left. But last April, he joined Tinder anyway, making him the only northern white rhino on the dating network. He was, indeed, the …

Extinction

Duterte withdrawing Philippines from Int'l Criminal Court

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte announced Wednesday that the Philippines is withdrawing its ratification of a treaty that created the International Criminal Court, where he is facing a possible complaint over thousands of suspects killed in his anti-drug crackdown.<p>Critics …

Asia Pacific

Even After 22 Trillion Digits, We’re Still No Closer To The End Of Pi

Depending on your philosophical views on time and calendars and so on, today is something like the 4.5 billionth Pi Day that Earth has witnessed. But …

Russian spy attack: Moscow media accuses UK of trying to meddle in presidential elections

Russia’s state media accused the UK of using the death of ex-spy Sergei Skripal to “interfere" in this weekend's Russian presidential elections – a …

Asia

After phasing out Chinese phones, Australia's defense department has banned officials from using WeChat

Australia's Department of Defence has banned employees from using one of the world's largest social media apps, WeChat.<p>The ban was first reported in the Australian Financial Review, with the Australian Defence Department confirming it did allow "limited use of Facebook, but not WeChat."<p>The app, …

China

Duterte goes to war with UN as he threatens to throw rights team to the crocodiles

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte fuelled an extraordinary war of words with the United Nations by saying that their human rights team should be fed to crocodiles if they came to investigate his controversial war on drugs.<p>It followed a week in which he had called Agnes Callamard, UN Rapporteur …

Philippines slams U.N. rights chief for 'disrespectful' remarks about Duterte

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippine foreign minister hit back on Saturday at the United Nations' human rights chief for issuing "irresponsible and disrespectful" comments about President Rodrigo Duterte, warning such remarks could set a dangerous precedent.<p>Duterte's attacks against U.N. human rights …

Human Rights

Slovakia Devolves into Chaos as Protestors Demand Justice for Slain Journalist

(PRAGUE) — Slovakia has quickly turned from what seemed to be a stable European Union country into chaos, in the wake of the unprecedented slayings …

Europe

Six Sigma Certification: How to get your resume noticed

<b>Project Management is the golden ticket</b> in many industries, so at AAPicks we love getting wind of <b>great offers</b> on training programs. Today’s deal particularly <b>caught our eye</b>.<p><b>The Lean Six Sigma Project Manager Courses & Certifications bundle</b> gives you <b>37 hours of accredited training</b> in the globally …

Who do I blame? Eight reasons we ended up in this Brexit mess

From immigration and lost jobs to the playing fields of Eton, it’s useful to pin down exactly why the UK is leaving Europe<p>Who’s to blame? There’s no need to ask for what. The problem is where to start. In history lessons at my Scottish high school, the teacher would first divide the causes of a war …

Boris Johnson

Video of New Tardigrade Species Pooping Looks Like a Rocket Launch

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's ... a pooping water bear.<p>There’s a reason that people have given the tardigrade cute nicknames like “water bear” and …

Biology

Philippines says any South China Sea energy deal must be with Chinese company, not government

MANILA (Reuters) - Any potential deals between Manila and Beijing on energy exploration in the South China Sea should be agreed with a company and not the Chinese government, a senior Philippine official said on Thursday.<p>China claims most of the South China Sea, a key trade route and home to areas …

China

75 years ago, Norwegian commandos pulled off a daring raid that kept the Nazis from building a nuclear bomb

After handing them their suicide capsules, Norwegian Royal Army Colonel Leif Tronstad informed his soldiers, "I cannot tell you why this mission is so important, but if you succeed, it will live in Norway's memory for a hundred years."<p>These commandos did know, however, that an earlier attempt at …

War

Starbucks trials 5p takeaway cup charge in attempt to cut waste

People buying hot drinks in cardboard cups in 35 London branches will pay ‘latte levy’<p>Starbucks will be the first UK coffee chain to trial a “latte levy” – a 5p charge on takeaway coffee cups – under plans that aim to reduce the overuse and waste of 2.5bn disposable cups every year.<p>In the latest …

Coffee

This Is the Final Medal Count for Every Country at the 2018 Winter Olympics

After 19 days of competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea, Norway came out on top of the final medal count.<p>Norway’s …

Nathan Chen

Philippines' Duterte defends 'sarcastic' remark on shooting women in genitals | Reuters

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday defended what he called sarcastic remarks about shooting female fighters in the genitals, saying he would make them again.<p>President Rodrigo Duterte salutes while passing members of custom police, upon arrival to witness the …

North Africa

Philippines: Marcos ouster rally targets 'dictator' Duterte

President Rodrigo Duterte skips 'People Power' commemoration as opposition denounces his 'authoritarian' administration.<p><b>Manila, Philippines</b> - Thirty-two years since it ousted its last dictator, the Philippines faces the possibility of having another one.<p>As the country commemorated the "People …

Asia