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June 2015

Exclusive: North Korea would use nukes if 'forced,' official says

<b>Pyongyang, North Korea (CNN) —</b> When officials informed us that we'd be granted a sit-down interview with a high-ranking member of North Korea's inner circle with no preconditions, it was a real surprise.<p>Senior figures in Pyongyang don't do interviews, especially not with the international press.<p>"I …

North Korea

Latest Issue of Charlie Hebdo

Ebola’s Hidden Costs

The number of people who die from the disease could be only a fraction of the number who go hungry from it.<p>On September 3, 2014, Agnes Ngekia learned by phone that her son was dead and that there would be no burial. He had died of Ebola. Ngekia is a nurse in the Kono district of Sierra Leone, and …

Disease

French forces kill newspaper attack suspects, hostages die in second siege

PARIS/DAMMARTIN-EN-GOELE, France (Reuters) - Two brothers wanted for a bloody attack on the offices of French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo were killed on Friday when anti-terrorist police stormed their hideout, while a second siege ended with the deaths of four hostages.<p>The violent end to the …

Terrorism

Ministers to discuss Ukraine crisis in Berlin on Monday

BERLIN/KIEV (Reuters) - The foreign ministers of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine will meet in Berlin on Monday to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine and the implementation of the Minsk peace plan, Germany said on Friday.<p>Pro-Russian separatists fire in the air during a laying of the …

Russia

Canadian exporters assess Russian currency crisis, sanctions

Russia bought $563 million worth of agricultural exports in 2012<p>OTTAWA – Canadian exporters stung by Russia’s currency crisis and its retaliatory …

Leaked Sony Emails Reveal Angelina Jolie Was Called A “Minimally Talented Spoiled Brat”

The hack also includes revelations about Leonardo DiCaprio deserving an Oscar, Michael Fassbender's package, and a planned mash-up film of the Jump Street and Men in Black franchises.<p>Updated — 2 p.m., ET:<p>The emails have reportedly come about due to the group Guardians of Peace, which is demanding …

Philippines braces for Super Typhoon Hagupit - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Still scarred by last year's devastating Super Typhoon Haiyan, residents of the Philippines rushed Friday to stock up supplies and take cover ahead of another potentially catastrophic storm.<p>Super Typhoon Hagupit, known locally as Ruby, is expected to make landfall Saturday evening, …

A Succesful Launch For NASA's Orion Spacecraft

NASA's unmanned Orion spacecraft has successfully splashed down about 400 miles west of La Paz, Mexico, in the Pacific Ocean after a liftoff, two orbits and re-entry that lasted just under 4 1/2 hours.<p>Orion, which could one day take astronauts to Mars, made a "bull's-eye splashdown" at 11:29 a.m. …

How the West is cutting teen pregnancy

<b>Teenage pregnancy is a problem developed Western nations have been battling for decades - and though it sometimes goes unnoticed they have made huge progress.</b><p>"Here's a story of utter irresponsibility: About one-third of American girls become pregnant as teenagers," wrote columnist Nicholas Kristof …

U.S. birthrate hit new low in 2013 as women delayed having kids

American women gave birth to 3,932,181 babies in 2013 as the nation's birthrate fell to another record low, federal researchers reported Thursday.<p>The total number of births declined for the sixth straight year, with only 62.5 babies born for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. The …

Demographics

Kurds call to arms as Islamic State closes in on Syrian town

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The main Kurdish armed group in Syria called on its kinsmen across the region to help it stop a massacre in the Syrian town of Kobani as Islamic State militants armed with tanks edged closer on its outskirts and pummeled it with artillery fire.<p>Smoke rises from the …

Middle East

4 Strategies For Remembering Everything You Learn

• knowledge about the subject at hand, like math, history, or programming<p>• knowledge about how learning actually works<p>The bad news: Our education system kinda skips one of them, which is terrifying, given that your ability to learn is such a huge predictor of success in life, from achieving in …

Washington University in St. Louis

Why it’s easier to rob bitcoins than banks

Beware of bitcoins. They’re the “Wild West” of currencies, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.<p>“The CFPB advises consumers to be …

10 Awesome Things We Learned About Saturn in 2013

Author: Betsy Mason<p>06:30 am

Canadian-made cameras removed from space station over safety concerns

Two Canadian space cameras installed at the International Space Station last week have been removed for safety reasons.<p>UrtheCast Corp. said Monday the cameras are now being stored inside the ISS until it can be determined why they weren't receiving any power.<p>Russian astronauts Oleg Kotov and Sergei …

NSA intercepts computer deliveries, says report

A German magazine lifted the lid on the operations of the National Security Agency's hacking unit Sunday, reporting that American spies intercept …

Japan's Homeless Recruited For Murky Fukushima Clean Up

(Read this story in a PDF http://link.reuters.com/duv65v)<p>* Homeless recruited for Fukushima at minimum wages<p>* Labor brokers skim their pay; charge for food, shelter<p>* Some say better homeless than going into debt by working<p>* Little oversight on companies getting clean-up contracts<p>* Gangsters run …

Olympics give Chechen terrorist a sounding board

He calls himself the "emir" of the North Caucasus. For the past six months, he has been urging followers to cause carnage at the "satanic" Olympic Games.<p>Doku Umarov, a 49-year-old Chechen, is among the world's most wanted terrorists. This week, Russian officials blamed him for inciting two suicide …

Remarkable photos from an 1915 Antarctic expedition have been developed after the negatives were found in a solid block of ice. PHOTOS: http://huff.to/Kg1tPu Photo: Antarctic Heritage Trust

$375-per-person New Year’s feast – at Applebee’s?

<b>The pitch:</b><p>Sure, you may think of Applebee’s as an affordable casual-dining chain, famed for its whiskey-flavored steaks and two-for-$20 dinner …

The Wolf of Wall Street criticised for 'glorifying psychopathic behaviour'

The daughter of a man linked to the discredited financial schemes depicted in Oscar-tipped drama The Wolf of Wall Street has attacked the film's director, Martin Scorsese, and its star Leonardo DiCaprio, for glamorising a lifestyle of "fun sexcapades and coke binges".<p>Christina McDowell, whose …

Mars One narrows applicant pool to 1,058 in first cut for 2025 colonization mission

Mars One, the organization attempting to send small teams of astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, has made its first round of applicant decisions, selecting just over 1,000 people to move on to the next stage of what it hopes will be a decade-long, televised training and colonization mission. …

Report: China bans Battlefield 4 on grounds of national security endangerment

The Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China has reportedly banned Electronic Arts' <i>Battlefield 4</i> on the grounds that it contains content that endangers national security, according to news outlets like China.com, QQ and an article on PCgames.com.cn that has since been taken down.<p>The …