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6 new Gmail features worth trying -- and how to get them now

On the surface, you could easily mistake the new Gmail for the same web-based email you've been using for years.<p>But looks can be deceiving. This week's major revamp packs in powerful, helpful and overdue new features. It's the right balance of new and familiar.<p>If you haven't gotten a notification …


Will Kim Jong Un ever give up his nukes?

In just a few short months, the North Korean leader has gone from launching missiles to meeting world leaders. But will he ever really give up his nuclear arsenal?

North Korea

Game of Thrones creator George RR Martin announces new book

<b>Author George RR Martin is publishing a new book - but it isn't The Winds of Winter, the next entry in the series that inspired Game of Thrones.</b><p>Fire and Blood - an "imaginary history" set 300 years before the events in Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire books - comes out on 20 November.<p>Like those …

TV Series

Plastic recycling: Your questions answered

<b>Firms responsible for a significant proportion of supermarket plastic packaging have signed a deal to reduce plastic pollution by 2025.</b><p>More than 40 companies, including Procter & Gamble, Coca-Cola and Asda, have signed up with the government, trade associations and campaigners to form the UK …


South Korea fishermen sail near the North and dream of unification

South Korean fishermen living in Baengnyeongdo, an island near the border with North Korea, constantly feel caught up in tensions between the two Koreas.<p>Now, the talks between Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in give them more "breathing room" - and the hope that they can visit the North again one day.

North Korea

'We are at the beginning of a revolution in healthcare'

<b>Fifteen years ago this month, the full human genome sequence was published for the first time, heralding a new era of medicine. Since then technology has markedly speeded up genomic sequencing and reduced the cost. But have those hoped-for medical breakthroughs materialised?</b><p>"We have embarked on one …


Africa's week in pictures: 20-26 April 2018

South Africa

What to expect from the historic Korea border summit

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is preparing to make a historic trip across the border on Friday to meet with South Korean President Moon Jae-in for a highly-anticipated summit.<p>It will mark the first time that a North Korean leader has crossed into South Korean territory since the end of the Korean …

North Korea

Kim makes history as North Korea leader crosses into South for start of summit

With a single step, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made history Friday by crossing over the world's most heavily armed border to greet his rival, South Korean President Moon Jae-in, for talks on North Korea's nuclear weapons.<p>Kim then invited Moon to cross briefly north with him before they …

North Korea

European Space Agency releases 1st image from Mars orbiter

BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency has released the first image taken by its Trace Gas Orbiter showing the ice-covered edge of a vast Martian crater.<p>Scientists combined three pictures of the Korolev Crater taken from an altitude of 400 kilometers (249 miles) on April 15.<p>Lead researcher Nicolas …

European Space Agency

Police find 5 bodies in Mexican resort city of Cancun

Mexican prosecutors say they are investigating the identity of five men whose bodies were stuffed into a car in the resort city of Cancun.<p>The prosecutors' office in the state of Quintana Roo said the bodies were found early Wednesday but have not yet been identified.<p>The latest case comes amid a …


Prince William Falls Asleep During Important Event Like the Relatable New Dad He Is

Prince William is nothing if not relatable, as seen when he appeared to drift off at a recent event.<p>The father of three couldn’t help but shut his …


Chernobyl: What happened and why?

Thirty-two years after the explosions at the Ukrainian nuclear power plant, we revisit the disaster and its legacy.<p>Exactly 32 years ago, explosions at the then-Soviet Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant set off what has been described as the world's worst nuclear disaster.<p>The blasts released large levels …


Who pays the most tax in Europe?

The average worker in the world's richest countries will pay around a quarter of their salary in tax and social contributions, according to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development.<p>Taxpayers in Belgium carry the heaviest burden, at 40.5% with Denmark and Germany also over 35%, an …


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Super Heroes in Legos: Pictures

Pictures of the Week 4.26.18

‘Mexico First’ Campaign Could End Welcome for U.S. Oil Giants

HOUSTON — As President Trump moves to recast trade and border relations with Mexico, American oil companies are worried that the prospective winner of Mexico’s presidential election will play his own nationalist card.<p>The leading candidate, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, wants to reverse policies that …

Natural Gas

Tiger Woods to play back-to-back: Wells Fargo Championship, then The Players

Tiger Woods will play the Wells Fargo Championship once again.<p>Same goes for The Players Championship, the PGA Tour’s signature event.<p>The former world No. 1 and winner of 79 PGA Tour titles, including 14 major championships, announced his commitment via his Twitter account to play back-to-back weeks …


Japan's March factory output beats expectations, inventories build up

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's industrial output rose more than expected in March, government data showed on Friday, but a large increase in inventories of electronic parts suggests manufacturers may have to cut production, hurting economic growth.<p>Separate data showed retail sales rose less than …


Toyota hiring 400 in Mississippi as it shifts production from Canada

Toyota said Thursday it will shift some production of the Corolla sedan from Canada to the U.S., adding 400 jobs in Mississippi.<p>The hiring spree, part of a $170 million investment in the Mississippi plant, will support production of a redesigned version of the Corolla. Toyota plans to retool the …


Southwest Airlines forecasts drop in revenue as bookings decline after first fatal accident

The first fatal accident in the history of Southwest Airlines has pushed bookings down as the nation's most popular domestic carrier tries to repair damage to its reputation and expedite inspections of virtually its entire fleet of planes.<p>While reporting earnings Thursday, the Dallas-based airline …

Southwest Airlines

Trump to visit United Kingdom in July

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> President Donald Trump will visit the United Kingdom in July, the White House and Downing Street announced on Thursday, finally concluding a months-long back-and-forth over when Trump would at last visit America's closest ally.<p>"The President of the United States will visit the UK …

Donald Trump

US to end special protections for 9,000 Nepalese immigrants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration will end special protections for an estimated 9,000 Nepalese immigrants living in the United States, giving them until June 24, 2019, to leave or find another way to stay in the country, the Department of Homeland Security said Thursday.<p>They were granted …


Flash Flood Kills at Least 9 Israeli Teenagers on ‘Bonding’ Hike

JERUSALEM — At least nine Israeli teenagers on a “bonding” trip were killed, and one was still missing, after a flash flood swept them away on Thursday while they were hiking in a riverbed near the Dead Sea.<p>Rescue workers, soldiers and volunteers in helicopters, jeeps and rubber boats and on foot …


More evidence firefighters risk cancer from 9/11 exposure

Male first responders may risk multiple myeloma, prostate, thyroid cancer<p>Firefighters who worked the site of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York have an extra-high risk of cancer, especially multiple myeloma, researchers reported Thursday.<p>The two studies, which look only at white …


Rwandans shocked by discovery of genocide-era mass graves

The discovery of the graves came just days after Rwanda marked 24 years since the mass killings of ethnic Tutsi and moderate ethnic Hutus.<p>KIGALI, Rwanda — Mass graves that authorities say could contain more than 2,000 bodies have been discovered in Rwanda nearly a quarter-century after the …


White House unveils photos of Pompeo’s meeting with Kim Jong Un

The White House commemorated Mike Pompeo’s confirmation as secretary of state on Thursday by releasing pictures of his recent secretive meeting with North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong Un.<p>The pair of photos show Pompeo, who at the time was the CIA director while his nomination as secretary of state was …

North Korea

Over 1,000 migrant children are missing in the U.S.

Almost 1,500 migrant children are unaccounted for after being placed with sponsors by the Department of Health and Human Services, according to a top …

Homeland Security

Explosion rocks Wisconsin refinery, forcing evacuations

Authorities said Thursday that a fire at a northwestern Wisconsin refinery where an explosion injured at least 11 people was out, but that an evacuation order for residents of Superior would remain and be re-evaluated throughout the night.<p>Douglas County officials said Thursday evening that the fire …

Lake Superior