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'I will arrest you': Duterte warns ICC lawyer to steer clear of Philippines

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to arrest an International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor if she conducts activities in his country, arguing it was no longer an ICC member so the court had no right to do any investigating.<p>Hitting out at what he said was an …

North Africa

'The most significant development since the safety belt'

<b>Here is an extraordinary statistic: since the Volvo XC90 went on sale in the UK in 2002 it has sold over 50,000 vehicles, yet not a single person has been killed while driving it, or as a passenger.</b><p>It is, according to the independent laboratory Thatcham Research, the safest car it has ever …

This Airline's Planes Are Said To Break Down in Mid-Air More Often Than Anyone's. It's About To Suffer a Big PR Problem

It's come to this.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>They say you should get out ahead of a bad story.<p>Present your version before the story hits, so that people can have good feelings about you before aspersions are cast.<p>I wonder, …

How a Grad Student Found Spyware That Could Control Anybody’s iPhone from Anywhere in the World

Last summer, Bill Marczak stumbled across a program that could spy on your iPhone’s contact list and messages—and even record your calls. Illuminating shadowy firms that sell spyware to corrupt governments across the globe, Marczak’s story reveals the new arena of cyber-warfare.<p>The night it …

Security

Read the Full Transcript of the Third Presidential Debate Between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

<i>For Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, it was the final showdown.</i><p><i>The presidential rivals were at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas on Wednesday</i> …

If We Reject Trump, We May Be Inviting Persecution

Should Christians get behind Donald Trump?<p>As I’ve demonstrated here, on every criterion of politics, it seems to me that electing Donald Trump is …

Faith

Dark Patterns are designed to trick you (and they’re all over the Web)

No, it's not only you—some user interfaces today intentionally want to confuse and enroll.<p>It happens to the best of us. After looking closely at a …

Shades of Grey

The Killer 8-Minute Kettlebell Workout

In a world of hollow fitness promises, getting a great workout in less than 10 minutes may seem dubious. But we can guarantee that at the end of this …

Workouts

This cup won’t spill over…not even if you slap it

By Joseph Carey<p>Let's face it, everyone's had a drink at some point and somehow managed to spill it either down themselves or on something valuable. …

Environment

Take Your Writing Further with Hemingboard

Hemingboard is the kind of app that will inevitably invoke a "Back in my day..." response. Created by the adorably-named Puppy Ventures, Hemingboard is an in-line digital thesaurus in the form of an add-on to the iOS stock keyboard or a keyboard shortcut on the Mac.<p>But the app is more than that – …

The 12 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Making a Big Decision

Moving to a new city. Asking for a promotion. Starting a side hustle. Hunting for a different job. Trying online dating. Breaking up with your …

Mobula Munkiana – The Secret of El Barril

Changing Planet<p>Mobula munkiana swirl beneath our boat in a mass aggregation, and leap from the water in an array of fantastic arial displays. Photo: Amber Jackson<p>Clap, slap, clap clap clap! Mobula munkiana, also known as “Munk’s Devil Ray” explode out of the water around us like popcorn. Each, …

Nature

10 historic walks that will teach you about mankind

Looking out over the glistening blue sea, I realised: it is possible to travel back in time. I was enjoying a well-earned lunch break on England’s South West Coast Path, a route forged by 19th-century coastguards on the lookout for smugglers. But I was also sitting atop Jurassic-era cliffs flecked …

Hiking

Post-Brexit, Things Could Change For U.K. Sports, Pets And Duty-Free Booze

Amid all the macro-level questions about the effects of Britain's decision to leave the European Union — its broad economic and political repercussions — the Brexit will be felt in small, practical, everyday terms as well. Although it's impossible to predict exactly how things will play out, here …

United Kingdom

Tough Problem: Airport Public Areas Designed For Commerce, Not Security

From Thursday through Monday, about 3.3 million Americans will head to airports for the July 4 holiday travel period. They'll be flying during the peak of a record-breaking summer travel season.<p>Those passengers can expect to see heavier-than-usual security in the aftermath of recent deadly attacks …

Flying

Finding Neverland

JM Barrie spent the summer of 1920 on Eilean Shona, a small island just off the western Scottish mainland, with his foster son Michael Llewelyn …

Knock Knock, Reaper’s Here

<b>The trouble is, you think you have time</b> <i>– Buddha’s Little Instruction Book</i><p>On January 15, 2009, shortly after takeoff, US Airways Flight 1549 suffered …

Self Defense

Change Your Breath, Change Your Life: The Daily Routine Athletes Love

Professional surfer Koa Smith is gearing up for the Volcom Pipe Pro surf competition on the North Shore of Oahu. The beach is packed with fans, and the waves are thunderous. Smith is lying on his back on the floor of a house abutting the sand and breathing very deliberately, trying to keep it …

Immune System

Alberta Adventures From Heli-hiking to Canyoning

Photo By Tourism Jasper<p>Photo By Parks Canada/Olivia Robinson<p>Photo By Banff Lake Louise Tourism/Paul Zizka

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16 Amazing Dive Sites

Some of these are truly mind blowing.

Mind

Donald Trump Poses an Unprecedented Threat to American Democracy

Last month, I made the case that a Donald Trump nomination would be better for America than the nomination of one of his Republican rivals. I no …

Donald Trump

A Not-So-Easy Hike for an Otherworldly View

Photo: Brandon Morris<p>A year ago, Brandon and LeAnn Morris decided to quit their jobs in Seattle and hit the road. Not an uncommon premise for anyone that follows any adventurous Instagram accounts, but they actually did it. Six months of passport stamps from Nepal, Thailand, New Zealand, Japan, …

Hiking

Letter from Gaza: 'War was never over'

<b>Gaza -</b> The piercing voice of Umm Kulthum reverberated over the noise of the engine. I asked the taxi driver, a bespectacled man in his late 20s, to change to a news station, as Israel had been pounding Gaza over the past few days.<p>"Why bother?" he snapped. "Enjoy the music. When the war breaks out, …

Israel

Twitter reportedly blocks US intelligence from mining its data

Given that roughly 500 million tweets are published each day, it can be difficult for any organization, including sophisticated government agencies, to analyze them for valuable insights.<p>But doing so would help them get a better idea about critical events, like terror attacks, and understand …

Surveillance

The Seven Enemies Of Big Data

The unfortunate truth is, big data has a lot of enemies — and the largest group of opponents might just be those of us who have simply been force fed too much media spin on the subject in the first place. Of course there is no real big data i.e. all the data out there is still just data. As we …

Big Data

Tough and Light, Hilleberg's Nammatj 3GT Tent Was Designed for Mountaineering

If you’ve ever seen pictures of an Antarctic expedition, chances are you’ve seen a Hilleberg. The tents have a reputation for being some of the lightest, burliest shelters on the market, and they’re used on expeditions around the world. But you don’t have to travel to the ends of the earth for a …

Backpacking

North America’s Best Hike-In Lodges

You can’t drive to these backcountry lodges. This is a feature in our book, not a drawback.<p>Don’t come expecting a full-service hotel. These are rustic and remote lodges where you’ll be treated to a mattress, a hot meal, and a shower (if you’re lucky). But if you make the effort to get there on …

Hiking

The US is targeting 'burner phones' in the wake of Europe's terrorist attacks

It might be because terrorists aren't using encryption as much as they are utilizing the quick, easy, and anonymous method of obtaining and discarding a prepaid phone.<p>A recent report by the French anti-terrorism police said the terrorists that bombed Paris last November used such devices to avoid …

FBI could force us to turn on iPhone cameras and microphones, says Apple

If the FBI wins in its case against Apple to help it unlock the San Bernardino killer’s iPhone 5C, it won’t be long before the government forces Apple to turn on users’ iPhone cameras and microphones to spy on them, according to the company’s head of services Eddy Cue.<p>The FBI has demanded that …

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