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Oil May Explain Why China Is Sending Its Infantry To A UN Peacekeeping Mission For The First Time

Fighting in the oil-producing nation, which is one of the world's poorest, has killed more than 10,000 people, driven more than a million from their homes and left many without enough food. Fighting erupted in December 2013 in South Sudan, which won independence from Sudan in 2011, after months of …


No excuses: Apps to get you in shape in no time

Too busy to work out? Think again. These apps will get you moving in just a few minutes a day.<p>New year, new you, right? Well, at least until life gets in the way. Don't let your busy schedule stymie your goals to get moving with these apps.<p>The hot new fitness trend is getting in a workout in a …


5 things Facebook asks for that are none of its business

To Facebook, your personal information is everything. The more the site has on you, the more money it can make from advertisers who want to target you. Unfortunately, there are some things you shouldn't share online.<p>Each of these things alone might be all right, but added up they could lead to …

Social Media

Incredible Aerial Photographs Of New York City Taken At An Astounding Height

Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Vincent Laforet has spent the past 15 year taking daring helicopter rides to capture some of the most incredible aerial images from around the world.<p>But his latest photo mission — to photograph New York City at night from above — was "the scariest of his life," …


Pope Francis meets typhoon survivors at emotional Philippines mass

Pontiff addresses tearful crowd in city devastated by typhoon Haiyan, but then has to cut visit short due to another severe storm<p>Share your photos, videos and stories via GuardianWitness<p>Pope Francis on Saturday celebrated an emotional mass with a sea of weeping survivors of a super typhoon in the …

Natural Disasters