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Iraq violence: Policemen killed in fresh attacks

<b>At least three police officers have been killed after gunmen attacked their station in northern Iraq, local officials say.</b><p>They say another two policemen were wounded in the town of Rawa, some 260km (160 miles) north-west of Baghdad.<p>Reports also say another seven policemen died in a separate attack …

Bitcoin, Energy and the Future of Money

While it’s impossible to predict how the Bitcoin experiment will pan out, it has already succeeded by creating a decentralized system for settling …

These Incredible Light Photos Tell Us Which Economies Are Growing

<i>As China and India boom, the world's 'center of light' is shifting southeast.</i><p>Fans of North Korea news might be familiar with the now-ubiquitous nighttime satellite image of the Korean peninsula, its dividing line clearly demarcated by a stark difference in light. South Korea buzzes with electricity …

Spain Is Beyond Doomed: The 2 Scariest Unemployment Charts Ever

This is what a permanent underclass looks like.<p>(Reuters)<p>Spain is in a great depression, and it is one of the most terrifying things I have ever seen.<p>Five years after its housing boom turned to bust, Spanish unemployment hit a record high of 27.2 percent in the first quarter of 2013. It's almost too …

Coinbase Nabs $5M in Biggest Funding for Bitcoin Startup

Eleven-month-old startup Coinbase announced Tuesday the largest funding round to date for a Bitcoin startup, a $5 million investment led by Union Square Ventures.<p>In an exclusive interview with The Wall Street Journal, Coinbase’s founders Fred Ehrsam and Brian Armstrong said the Series A deal–which …

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Suspected U.S. drone in Yemen kills 4 militants

SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike killed four al-Qaeda militants in the country's south.<p>The officials say the attack took place around dawn Saturday in an area called Deyfa in Abyan province. Officials spoke anonymously because they were not authorized …

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Mount Everest Melting; Climate Change Likely To Blame, Say Researchers

For years, scientists have worried about the impact of climate change in the invaluable Himalayan region. Recent research seems to confirm worries that a warming world is melting one of Earth's most iconic, not to mention tallest, summits: Mount Everest.<p>The research was presented this week during a …

10 Things To Do When You Win The Lottery

<i>Editor’s note:</i> <i>This post was updated on January 12th, 2016, to reflect the current $1.5 billion Powerball jackpot and the 2016 lifetime exemption from estate and gift taxes.</i><p>The jackpot for tomorrow’s Powerball drawing has hit $1.5 billion. If you win it, you won’t ever have to worry about money …

Report: Income inequality rising in most developed countries

LONDON — The divide between rich and poor is widening in developed nations, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Paris-based Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.<p>According to the new data, economic disparity has risen more from 2007 to 2010 than in the preceding 12 …

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Scientists agree on climate change. So why doesn’t everyone else?

Here's a finding that shouldn't be all that surprising: Since 1991, roughly 97 percent of all published scientific papers that take a position on the question agree that humans are warming the planet.<p>That stat comes from this extensive new survey led by John Cook and Dana Nuccitelli, who run the …

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Syrian army storms rebel town of Qusair

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/979000/979538_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524703072_5110c8db0c9c3cae52fe4390bf6b26a6<p><b>Heavy fighting is reported in the besieged Syrian town of Qusair after state forces launched a major offensive to re-capture the rebel stronghold.</b><p>State …