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CIA China turncoat Lee may have compromised U.S. spies in Russia too

The arrest last week of a former CIA officer suspected of spying for China exposed one of the most significant intelligence breaches in American history. But the damage is even worse than first reported, sources familiar with the matter tell NBC News.<p>A secret FBI–CIA task force investigating the …

Salvator Mundi

Behind The Shot: Birds Of Lake Wanaka

After extensive research and guidance from photographer friends, I compiled a list of must-visit photographic locations around the South Island of …

Owe
Israel

'Hundreds of Rohingyas' killed in Myanmar crackdown

Myanmar's security forces have committed mass killings and gang rapes of Rohingya Muslims and burned down villages since October in a campaign that likely amounts to crimes against humanity and possibly ethnic cleansing, according to the United Nations.<p>"The 'area clearance operations' have likely …

Asia
Extreme Weather

South African pastor sprays insecticide on congregants 'to heal them'

<b>Johannesburg (CNN) —</b> Images of a South African Pastor spraying insecticide into the faces of his congregants are circulating on social media.<p>Lethebo Rabalago, of the Mount Zion General Assembly (MZGA), in Limpopo, has openly posted photographs on his Facebook page of him spraying congregants with …

CNN

Backlash is rising against Donald Trump’s unprecedented business conflicts of interest

Before the presidential election, some warned that now-President-elect Donald Trump's foreign business entanglements would be unprecedented and …

Mayor resigns over Michelle Obama 'ape in heels' post

<b>The mayor of a town in the US state of West Virginia has resigned after she was caught up in a controversy over racist comments about Michelle Obama.</b><p>Beverly Whaling had appeared to applaud a Facebook post referring to Mrs Obama as an "ape in heels".<p>She wrote that the post had made her day, but …

Michelle Obama

Immigration hardliner says Trump team preparing plans for wall, mulling Muslim registry

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An architect of anti-immigration efforts who says he is advising President-elect Donald Trump said the new administration could push ahead rapidly on construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall without seeking immediate congressional approval.<p>Kansas Secretary of State …

Immigration

Middle Schoolers in Michigan Chant 'Build That Wall' After Trump Victory

People all across the country have heard Donald Trump promise to build a wall along the southern border with Mexico, and it seems young students have …

Black students barraged by terrifying hate text messages

It's been a terrifying couple of days for thousands of Americans, but it's been particularly hard for black students at the University of …

Post-election spate of hate crimes worse than post-9/11, experts say

What may seem like a dramatic rise in the number of hate harassment and hate incidents happening across the country in the wake of Tuesday's general election is not in anyone's imagination, experts say.<p>There indeed has been a spike in the number of reports of such incidents, say representatives for …

Rights & Freedoms

Check out this Beatles-inspired song written entirely by AI

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr are the only two surviving members of The Beatles, but if they ever want to take the show back on the road, this AI would probably be a welcome addition.<p>Sony CSL Research Labratory is releasing an album next year of songs written entirely by artificial intelligence. …

Ringo Starr

Fuji X-T2 vs Nikon D5 Real World Portrait Test (RAW Files Included)

The Fuji X-T2 have been showing some amazing preliminary results from people testing it in the real world, but can it stack up against Nikon’s …

America the beautiful, live-streamed

The National Park Service turns 100 on August 25, 2016. As a part of NPS's anniversary celebration, admission fees will be waived at parks across the country from August 25 to 28. Other admission-free dates in 2016 include September 24 (National Public Lands Day), and November 11 (Veterans Day).<p>In …

Skyrocketing ‘failure rate’ means iOS is less stable than Android

iOS is generally considered more stable and more secure than Android, but boy how the tables have turned.<p>According to new data, the failure rate of Apple’s platform rose significantly during the second quarter of 2016, making it more unstable than Google’s for the first time ever.<p>During the first …

Battery Charging

One of the oldest rules about passwords is totally wrong

Your school or workplace may require you to change your password every couple of months or so to keep your account safe. It’s a widely implemented security recommendation.<p>Except it’s totally wrong.<p>The Federal Trade Commission’s chief technologist, Lorrie Cranor, busted that myth earlier this week …

Bruce Schneier

Former FBI employee pleads guilty to being 'agent of China'

<b>(CNN) —</b> A long-time FBI employee with top secret security clearance faces up to 10 years in prison after pleading guilty to being an agent of the Chinese government.<p>Kun Shan Chun, also known as Joey Chun, was arrested by the FBI in March after an undercover operation, and appeared in a New York …

Corruption

Yulin dog meat festival begins in China amid widespread criticism

<b>An annual dog meat festival has begun in southern China, amid widespread domestic and international opposition.</b><p>About 10,000 dogs and cats are expected to be killed and eaten during the controversial 10-day festival in Yulin.<p>Activists say the event is cruel, and this year a petition calling for it …

China
Demographics

Number of Chinese immigrants smuggled across Mexico soared in last 2 years | Fox News

Chinese immigrants are increasingly trying to cross illegally into the United States through Mexico – in fact, the number has soared in the last two years, according to the Los Angeles Times.<p>The illegal crossings by Chinese is rooted in several factors: ballooning rates of Chinese fleeing their …

Immigration

Foreign Students Are Cheating in Universities More Than U.S. Ones

International students may be cheating more than their domestic counterparts at U.S. universities, the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> reported.<p>In an analysis of …

David Cameron spearheads campaign to improve UK's relationship with Donald Trump

David Cameron has reportedly spearheaded a diplomatic campaign to improve Britain's relationship with Donald Trump amid concerns the Republican frontrunner could win the presidential nomination.<p>It comes after more than 570,000 people submitted a petition to Parliament calling for Mr Trump from …

Google is currently listing Google.com as 'partially dangerous'

Err, that embarrassing moment when your own Transparency Report tools list your primary source of revenue as a ‘partially dangerous domain’ that could be serving up malware.<p>That’s right, Google’s warning anyone who cares to check that Google.com is currently at risk of serving you up something …

Google

What you need to know about realistic photo compositing and image manipulation – a primer

Creating realistic photo composites or photo manipulation isn’t as hard as it looks. The steps you have to take to create a good composite are …

12 stunning snowflake photos you won’t believe were taken by an amateur photographer

Amateur photographer Alexey Kljatov uses a simple Canon PowerShot to capture these pristine photos of snowflakes.No, these designs aren’t the latest …

Photography

Breathtaking Photos Of Dancers Frozen In Time

Moscow-based photographer Alexander Yakovlev is master of capturing the human body in motion. His photographs of professional dancers exude elegance …