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Obama Visits Hiroshima: Pictures

Wreaths

Video shows Boeing 767 being towed by boat off Irish coast

A decommissioned and wingless Boeing 767, which once belonged to Russian airline Transaero, is seen being towed by a tug boat en route to a so-called ‘glam’ campsite after being purchased from Shannon Airport.

Crane collapse at Chinese construction site kills 18 people

Authorities in southern China say 18 people have been killed and 18 others hospitalised following the collapse of a massive overhead crane at a construction site amid a fierce windstorm.<p>The 80-ton crane fell directly on to two-storey temporary buildings in the city of Dongguan on Wednesday morning. …

The 15 best poetry books of all time

Literature

Adele Carpool Karaoke

Rosa Parks and the Montgomery Bus Boycott: 60 Years Later - Fast Facts | History

Stop Conflict At Work Now With The Power Of Story

Not getting along with a colleague at work? You’re not alone. From petty politics, to underhanded power moves, to shirking teammates, the office environment seems like a Petri dish designed to breed conflict. And conflict comes at a high cost: for employees, that cost is wasted time and …

The Workplace

11 quotes that show the great leadership of General George Patton

Gen. George S. Patton was a complicated military figure, but there can be little debate over whether he was quotable.<p>Perhaps most famous for his commanding of the 7th Army during World War II, Old "Blood and Guts" often gave rousing speeches to motivate, inspire, and educate his soldiers.<p>In honor …

Military

The Untold Secret Of Great Leaders

Successful leaders manage to be confident without being arrogant. Here’s how they blend in humility to make room for others’ ideas.<p>Try to think back to a time when you felt incredibly confident.<p>You instinctively knew you could handle whatever came at you. You were on top of things, making all the …

The discovery of a strange star could mean alien life - CNN Video

Astronomers have discovered a distant star with an unusual flickering pattern and it could be a sign of alien civilization.

Paranormal

Islamic State releases images purportedly showing Palmyra temple destruction

The Islamic State group released propaganda images Tuesday that purport to show militants laying explosives in and then blowing up the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra.<p>The images, posted on social media by supporters of the group, showed militants …

Religion and Superintelligence

I was contacted by a staff writer from the online newsmagazine The Daily Dot. He is writing a story at the intersection of computer superintelligence …

Singularity

This wind turbine can think for itself

These undulating wooden blades are harvesting wind. The €60,000 (£43,000) Hercules turbine is built by Italian company ENESSERE and can provide up to …

Turbines

See the Most Iconic Photos in Space Travel History

The Far Side of the Moon, 1959; Captured by the Luna 3 space craft, this image is the first views ever of the far side o<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA

Words of Wisdom From Maya Angelou

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images<p>Michael Ochs Archives<p>ABC/Getty Images<p>Visions of America/UIG/Getty Images<p>Moneta Sleet, Jr.—Ebony Collection/Getty …

Inspiring Nelson Mandela quotes as Madiba is remembered on Nelson Mandela Day

It's Nelson Mandela Day, marking what would have been the former president of South Africa's 96th Birthday.<p>The celebration, first declared by the …

South Africa

Bangladesh 'godfather' of human trafficking arrested

Bangladesh police say they have arrested a human trafficking "godfather" in a fresh crackdown on smugglers accused of exploiting the regional refugee crisis.<p>The arrest of alleged kingpin Dil Mohammad over the weekend in the southern smuggling town of Teknaf -bordering Myanmar - was part of …

South-east Asia

The Woman Who Woke Up in the Future

Naomi Jacobs went to bed a 32-year-old woman and woke up believing she was a teenager again. After temporarily losing 17 years of memories from a rare form of amnesia, Jacobs wrote a memoir about piecing her life back together.<p>Naomi Jacobs was a 32-year-old single mother living in Manchester, …

Mind

Ex-GIC chief economist Yeoh Lam Keong issues badass reply to DPM Tharman’s now-viral speech

The other day, we wrote about a pretty epic 27-minute speech that Deputy Prime and Finance Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam gave at an unsuspectingly …

Income Inequality

Goh Chok Tong: Listen carefully, for he will say this only once

Goh, right<p>Goh Chok Tong has responded to criticism from the opposition that he had spoken up in Parliament only once in the last term.<p>“I spoke up …

Asia

Encounter between a resident and PAP activists

Last updated on October 20th, 2015 at 08:33 pm<p>x<p>A TOC reader shared a video entitled "East Coast GRC how PAP will lose", which shows an encounter …

Elections

Lion kills safari guide in Zimbabwe park where Cecil lived

<b>(CNN) —</b> A safari guide has been mauled to death by a lion in the same Zimbabwean national park where Cecil the lion lived.<p>Quinn Swales was taking a group of tourists on a walking safari in Hwange National Park on Monday morning when a lion suddenly charged, the company he was working for …

Wildlife

ISIS Beheads 81-Year-Old Scholar Who Tried To Protect Antiquities

ISIS militants beheaded a renowned Syrian archaeologist in the ancient town of Palmyra, and then hung his body from one of the town's Roman columns.<p>NPR's Alice Fordham reported on the brutal murder of 81-year-old Khaled al-Asaad:<p>"The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and Syrian state media report …

Human Rights

Hiroshima 70th Anniversary: Nuclear Bomb 'Should Never Be Used Again'

Seven decades after the U.S. dropped two atomic bombs on Japan, a 99-year-old veteran refuses to give up his life’s mission — to ensure nuclear warfare never happens again.<p>The city of Hiroshima on early Thursday (7 p.m. ET Wednesday) commemorated the 1945 moment when "Little Boy" instantly killed …

World War II

70 Years Since the Dropping of the Atomic Bomb on Japan

Aeronautics

World Heritage List

Bagan: Myanmar's Rapid-Fire Development Risks Ancient Site

BAGAN, Myanmar — Well before dawn tourists begin climbing the steep steps of an ancient Buddhist temple, their cameras at the ready to capture first light over the remains of Bagan.<p>It's an awesome sight. As the sun's first rays highlight the deep red bricks of countless temples and pagodas, it's …

Asia Travel

The Era Of Genetically-Altered Humans Could Begin This Year

The procedure involves replacing mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) to avoid destructive cell mutations. Mitochondria are the power plants of human cells that convert energy from food into what our cells need to function, and they carry their own DNA apart from the nuclear DNA in our chromosomes where most …

Apple iOS 9 Vs iOS 8: What's The Difference?

<i>Touchdown!</i><p>Today Apple has officially unveiled iOS 9 and, despite a very similar appearance, the ninth edition of iOS comes jam packed with welcome changes from its troubled predecessor.<p>So let’s get straight to it and break down exactly where Apple has made the biggest changes from iOS 8 and the …

iOS

A Pakistani-Burmese love affair from World War II

<b>It was during the Burma Campaign in 1944 when Burmese Independence Army, trained by the Japanese, led initial attacks on the British forces. The</b> …

Asia