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5 Top Bitcoin Alternatives

Bitcoin has generated a ton of buzz the world of cryptocurrencies, but it's not the only option.<p>We've compiled a list of the top alternatives, …

U.N. Denies South Sudan Mass Grave

Court documents claim Indian diplomat's housekeeper kept in 'slavery-like' conditions

The case of Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade has taken a new turn after court documents filed by the husband of her housekeeper claim that the servant was kept in "slavery-like conditions."<p>Philip Richard, the husband of housekeeper Sangeeta Richard, alleged in documents filed in India and first …

North Korea threatens to attack South - by fax

Pyongyang sends fax threatening to attack South Korea without warning after leader's photo is set on fire during anti-Pyongyang rallies in Seoul<p><b>North Korea</b> has threatened to attack South Korea "without notice" in response to anti-Pyongyang rallies on the anniversary of the death of its former …

Winklevoss Twin Discusses Bitcoin on Reddit

Cameron Winklevoss, one half of the notorious twin brothers who once battled Mark Zuckerberg over the origin of Facebook, took to Reddit to host an AMA this weekend to discuss the duo’s big interest: Bitcoin.<p>The Winklevoss twins were early Bitcoin advocates but have never revealed their total …

NSA officials consider Edward Snowden amnesty in return for documents

National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the extensive document trove the whistleblower took from the agency.<p>An amnesty, which does not have the support of the State Department, would represent …

Soldiers to face 11 more 'trials' over Iraq deaths

As furore grows over jailing of Marine A, the Ministry of Defence orders probes into conduct of troops<p>British troops are facing 11 separate inquiries into their conduct in Iraq after a “human rights” ruling by the High Court, it can be disclosed.<p>The inquest-style hearings were ordered by the …

Has the Great Barrier Reef just been approved for destruction by the Australian government?

Who could forget, back in 2009, the launch of the "Best Job in the World"?<p>The campaign by Tourism Queensland generated global interest in the Sunshine State and the role of park ranger and "caretaker" of Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Ben Southall was the inaugural winner, a Brit by …

US and Chinese warships narrowly avoid collision in South China Sea

Incident which saw USS Cowpens have to take evasive action arose with the US ship operating near China's only aircraft carrier at a time of heightened tensions in the region<p>A U.S. guided missile cruiser operating in international waters in the South China Sea was forced to take evasive action last …

Associated Press News

Japanese envoy stabbed in Yemen kidnap attempt

<b>A Japanese diplomat has been wounded in a failed kidnap attempt by armed men in Sanaa, the capital of Yemen.</b><p>The second secretary at the embassy was stabbed several times by unknown men and is in a stable condition in hospital, embassy officials say.<p>The diplomat was resisting a kidnap attempt as he …

Middle East

More dead as unrest continues in Bangladesh

At least four more deaths have been reported in Bangladesh as riots continue to surge following the execution of top opposition leader, Abdul Quader Molla.<p>Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina vowed to crack down on the violence on Sunday as opposition supporters torched houses and fought battles with …

Up-close with a Bitcoin mining powerhouse (video)

Alex Lawn is in New York on a pitstop, arriving in from Sweden on his way to next week's Inside Bitcoin conference in Las Vegas. He hasn't slept much. The way he describes it, no one at KnCMiner does much sleeping these days, as the company races to become the driving force in the rapidly expanding …

Top 10 Predictions for Technology in 2014

Microsoft may get its mojo back, smartphones will get cheap, and we’re about to enter the Year of Encryption. A look at what to expect in telecom and …

Hong Kong Confirms First Case Of H7N9 Bird Flu

HONG KONG, Dec 2 (Reuters) - Hong Kong confirmed its first case of deadly H7N9 bird flu on Monday in a further sign that the virus is continuing to spread beyond mainland China's borders.<p>The case coincides with the 10th anniversary of the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, which killed …

Australia’s CoinJar gets $455,000 to build bitcoin wallet and exchange

CoinJar, a startup that launched a bitcoin wallet with 10,000 registered users in Australia, has secured a A$500,000 ($455,000) seed round led by …

Bitcoin Mania: How To Create Your Very Own Crypto-Currency, For Free

With Bitcoin now worth potentially more than an ounce of gold, I’m capping off my series of Bitcoin posts with an attempt to answer a recurring question. How to go about creating your very own crypto-currency.<p>When looking at the various crypto-currencies that have emerged over the last few months, …

Exclusive: US May Have Let 'Dozens' of Terrorists Into Country As Refugees

Several dozen suspected terrorist bombmakers, including some believed to have targeted American troops, may have mistakenly been allowed to move to …

Tensions flare over government 'land grabs' in China

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1026000/1026503_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532556780_6efe568acb63b194ac920fcba018ca6f<p><b>With a blast from its foghorn, a huge cargo ship nudges its way down the Huangpu River, past Shanghai's skyscrapers on one side and the old waterfront</b> …

China

Smoggy Beijing sees lung cancer cases soar

<b>The number of lung cancer cases in the Chinese capital Beijing has soared over the last decade.</b><p>According to figures published by the state-run Xinhua news agency, they have increased by more than 50%.<p>Beijing health officials say smoking is still the number one cause of lung cancer, but they admit …

Pollution

Typhoon Haiyan in Pictures

4-year-old reelected mayor

DORSET, Minn. - Robert “Bobby” Tufts hasn’t made it to preschool yet, but he’s already been elected twice as mayor of a tiny tourist town in northern Minnesota.<p>Mayor Tufts’ name was picked Sunday during annual Taste of Dorset festival to be mayor of Dorset for a second term. It has no formal city …

Spanish rail crash: why was train travelling so fast on bend?

As Spain mourned the 80 dead in Europe's worst rail crash this century, questions were being asked about how the train had been able to hit a tight …