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New deaths as S Korea sets up MERS clinics countrywide | South Korea News

South Korea has announced it will set up designated clinics in all major cities to treat Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), as President Park Geun-hye postponed a planned trip to the US amid growing public alarm over the outbreak.<p>As the death toll rose to nine and the number of confirmed …

Why Is It So Hard to Track Police Killings?

Two newspapers succeed where the federal government has failed, and new legislation seems unlikely to solve the problem.<p>The recent spate of highly publicized killings of black men by police officers has driven many people to wonder how common such police violence is. Incredibly, no one knows—not …

Justice

US military tests a Tinker Bell-sized drone

There's no standard set for the shape or form of drones, and the Army plans to use that to its advantage. Here's where the Black Hornet Nano comes in. This micro drone, designed by Norway-based firm Prox Dynamics, is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, measuring in at a mere 4 x 1 inches …

U.S. defense chief to China: End South China Sea expansion

<b>(CNN) —</b> As China rapidly builds new artificial islands in the South China Sea to expand its territory claim there, Washington is adamantly refusing to recognize those claims.<p>On Saturday, U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter called for "an immediate and lasting halt" to the practice.<p>"The United States …

China

The unknown helicopter

Jeff Houlihan first noticed the helicopter in 1977, perched on top of a 40-foot steel tower at Rialto Municipal Airport. He could tell it was a Huey, used in Vietnam, but no one could explain how it got to the top of the tower. He could tell it had received enemy gunfire — it was spattered with …

Does Terrorism Work?

Rebel groups that employ terror in civil wars seldom win or gain concessions—but they tend to prolong conflicts, a new paper finds.<p>Nearly 14 years into the war on terror, there are signs of terrorism all around us, from Memorial Day tributes to the victims of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to the …

Political Science

American Pharoah wins Preakness, captures second leg of Triple Crown

<b>Correction:</b> An earlier version of this article misstated where the Belmont Stakes is run. It takes place at the Belmont Park racetrack in Elmont, N.Y., in Nassau County, not the borough of Queens. This version has been corrected.<p>Pre-race<p>After pulling away on a rain-soaked track, the Kentucky Derby …

Surprise: Even the Experts Think That LaGuardia Airport Is Terrible

A design panel commissioned by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who has vowed to renovate the decrepit LaGuardia International Airport, has recommended …

May Day demos staged around the world; Turkey square blocked

HAVANA (AP) — Left-wing groups, governments and trade unions were staging rallies around the world Friday to mark International Workers Day.<p>Most …

In Philadelphia, police clash with supporters of Baltimore protests

<b>(CNN) —</b> Across the world, demonstrators are taking to the streets to support Baltimore protesters and to complain about police brutality in their own towns. In the United States, the protests took place Thursday in Philadelphia and Cincinnati.<p>The protests will probably continue, at least into the …

Korea report: Samsung trials new glass display production for the Galaxy S6 Edge

Various reports in the past week or so have pointed to growing demand for Samsung’s newly released Galaxy S6 Edge. However, the handset’s curved display is an expensive and difficult component to produce, which has led to some production shortages. Yesterday, the company was said to have opened up …

Nepal quake death toll climbs to 1,910

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepal police official says at least 1,910 people have been killed, including at least 721 in Kathmandu, in the immense …

Natural Disasters

As 3-D Printing Grows Up, MakerBot Slashes Its Workforce

Friday was a rough day over at the MakerBot headquarters in Brooklyn. Less than two years after being acquired by 3-D printing giant Stratasys, the company has reportedly laid off 20% of its staff, according to <i>Motherboard</i>.<p>From the looks of it, the layoffs are part of an all-too-common round of …

Izzat al-Douri: Last survivor of Saddam Hussein's inner circle who allied with Islamic State

He was the Iraqi tyrant's lackey who went on to mastermind the insurgency - even joining Isil towards the end of his life<p>No member of the bloodsoaked court of <b>Saddam Hussein</b>survived for longer - or caused more trouble for <b>Iraq</b>’s new rulers - than Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri.<p>This <b>wizened man with ginger</b> …

Coin, the universal credit card, finally ships

When Coin debuted two years ago, it promised to streamline your wallet by putting all of your credit cards, debit cards and gift cards on a single …

Capitals G Braden Holtby under the weather, expected to start Game 2

Braden Holtby missed the Capitals' morning skate with an illness, but is still expected to start Friday night in Game 2.<p>With the Washington Capitals …

ZSpace virtual reality system makes science class look like 'Iron Man' lab

Heart dissections in science classes have always been a messy affair. For years teachers have cut open cow's or sheep's hearts to show students how they look inside, and, while students get to feel and see the heart, they can't watch as it beats, because the animals are dead. They can't see the …

Virtual Reality