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A Little Girl Wrote Google A Letter Asking To Give Her Dad A Day Off, And Google Responded

Here's some advice on how to get some time off from work: Have your daughter send a really cute letter to your employer, asking them to give you a day off.<p>Bonus points if the letter is written in crayon.<p>One little girl decided to give her dad a hand. She wrote his employer, which happens to be …

2 tread water for 14 hours off Florida coast until chance rescue

Some off-duty public safety workers ended up with an unusual catch when they went fishing off the coast of Florida on Saturday morning.<p>They found a man and woman splashing in the water 7 miles from shore who said they'd spent the last 14 hours treading water, the Broward County Sheriff's Office …

N Korea and Russia: A step towards a worldwide anti-hegemonic front? | China

This year was marked by a sudden outburst of political exchanges and economic negotiations between North Korea and Russia. In March and April, Pyongyang was visited by Rustam Minnikhanov, president of the Republic of Tatarstan, Alexander Galushka, Russian minister for the Development of the Far …

Rainstorms in south China leave 26 dead, 3 missing and cause economic losses of $650 million

Five days of rainstorms in southern China have left 26 people dead and another three missing and led to direct economic losses of 4 billion yuan ($650 million), according to the country's Ministry of Civil Affairs.<p>A total of 337,000 people have been evacuated and 115,000 are in urgent need of …

Top Malaysian Court Rules 'Allah' Only for Muslims

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Malaysia's top court on Monday upheld a government ban forbidding non-Muslims from using "Allah" to refer to God, rejecting an appeal by the Roman Catholic Church that argued that the ban failed to consider the rights of minorities in the mostly Muslim nation.<p>The Federal …

South Korea soldier who allegedly killed 5 comrades captured after failed suicide attempt

A South Korean soldier who fled after allegedly killing five colleagues was captured Monday following an unsuccessful suicide attempt, the Defense Ministry said.<p>The 22-year-old sergeant surnamed Yim shot himself on the side of his abdomen but failed to kill himself. Yim was being taken to a nearby …

Google's Nest Is Buying a Home-Monitoring Camera Company

Google-owned smart home company Nest is acquiring home-monitoring startup Dropcam for $555 million, in a move that expands the Google-owned Nest’s …

Kerry arrives in Iraq amid threat of widening sectarian war

Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Iraq Monday to try and prevent the country from descending into sectarian civil war fewer than three years after the departure of American forces.<p>Kerry was scheduled to meet with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki as well as senior Kurdish and Sunni …