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Do You Really Know What Bitcoin Is?

<i>What to know about the crypto-craze before it implodes.</i><p>Maybe it was those stories you heard — Lamborghinis and second mortgages, fortunes made and …

Brit murder trial opens on tropical Thai island

Zaw Lin and Win Zaw Tun are accused of murdering 24-year-old David Miller and of the rape and murder of Hannah Witheridge, 23, on the southern island of Koh Tao in September.<p>The two men arrived at court in a prison van Wednesday morning on the neighbouring island of Koh Samui with their feet …

Thailand

The Iran deal may put Iran much closer to a nuclear weapon than the Obama administration is claiming

The Obama administration has argued that the nuclear deal it is negotiating will keep Iran one year away from being able to enrich enough weapons-grade uranium for a single nuclear weapon for a period of 10 years.<p>But a New York Times opinion piece published Tuesday by Alan J. Kuperman, coordinator …

South Asia

Palestine prepares to submit file that could see Israeli officials indicted

Submission to international criminal court follows UN Human Rights Council’s report on war in Gaza, accusing Israel and Hamas of potential war crimes<p>Between 10 and 11 o’clock on Thursday morning – if all goes according to schedule – the Palestinian foreign minister, Riyad al-Maliki, will arrive …

Israel
Palmyra

N.Y. governor: DNA found near prison is linked to escaped inmates

Hundreds of searchers spurred on by fresh evidence methodically combed through heavy woods in far northern New York on Tuesday hoping to finally close in on two elusive murderers who escaped from a maximum-security prison more than two weeks ago.<p>Authorities began committing heavy resources to the …

Crime

Mississippi to propose removal of Confederate emblem from state flag

Flag under fresh scrutiny following Charleston church massacre, whose alleged perpetrator, Dylann Roof, was photographed holding Confederate emblem<p>Lawmakers in Mississippi plan to propose legislation to remove the Confederate emblem from the state flag, as momentum grows across the south for …

Rights & Freedoms

China says up to United States to resume cyber security talks | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - It is up to the United States to create conditions to resume regular talks on cyber security, China’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday, as the two countries began three days of high-level meetings in Washington.<p>A map of China is seen through a magnifying glass on a computer …

Cybersecurity

How to Eat the World in America

The empty stomach is the ultimate travel icebreaker. Everyone eats, everyone loves food, and the less you know about what’s on offer in a place, the more people want to help you.<p>Whether you live in the United States or are simply visiting, you don’t have to leave the country to get a taste of the …