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Asia's billion-dollar meth trade makes the region a 'playground' for drug gangs

She recorded her boss's alleged sexual harassment -- and was jailed for it

'Send her back!' chant shows Trump's ugly plan to get reelected
Thu, 18. July 2019, 06:20

13 feared dead in suspected arson attack in Japanese animation studio
Thu, 18. July 2019, 08:48

At least 13 people are feared dead and 38 injured in a suspected arson attack at an animation studio in Japan Thursday, fire officials said.

This 22-month-old Australian child has been trapped in China his entire life
Wed, 17. July 2019, 12:01

The Australian government has called on China to release a young Australian boy and his mother who have been unable to leave Xinjiang since 2017.

Teen lost both eyes after security forces fired on protesters without warning
Wed, 17. July 2019, 21:59

Rufo Chacon says he is beginning to forget colors.

Kevin Spacey's sexual assault case dropped
Thu, 18. July 2019, 00:46

Massachusetts prosecutors on Wednesday dropped a criminal case against actor Kevin Spacey, a week after a man who accused him of assault pleaded the fifth on the witness stand.

WHO sounds alarm on year-long Ebola outbreak
Thu, 18. July 2019, 01:17

The ongoing Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo now constitutes a public health emergency of international concern, the World Health Organization announced on Wednesday.

Iran says it aided an oil tanker in distress
Thu, 18. July 2019, 02:39

After US intelligence raised fears that a foreign tanker had been forced into Iranian waters over the weekend, Iran has said that it assisted one vessel suffering a technical glitch.

'El Chapo' given life sentence in prison where escape is 'absolutely impossible'
Wed, 17. July 2019, 23:19

US preparing to send hundreds of troops to Saudi Arabia amid Iran tensions
Thu, 18. July 2019, 03:50

The Trump administration is reinforcing its controversial military relationship with Saudi Arabia by preparing to send hundreds of troops to the country amid increasing tensions with Iran.

'Deconstructed' devices reveal the beauty of everyday design
Thu, 18. July 2019, 04:33

Canadian photographer Todd McLellan likes to dissect things. More than that, he likes to photograph all their myriad components, from the tiniest of screws to the bundles of wires and plastic parts that make them work. He does so by neatly laying out each item, or by capturing them as they tumble through the air, so that the original device -- a laptop, iPad, typewriter or Walkman -- appears to have exploded.

227 dead after monsoon floods devastate South Asia
Thu, 18. July 2019, 08:57

At least 227 people have died since flash floods ravaged swathes of South Asia over the weekend, officials said Thursday.

Parts of the world are becoming uninhabitable

Cambodia to send plastic waste back to the US and Canada
Thu, 18. July 2019, 07:49

Cambodia has become the latest Asian country to reject shipments of waste sent to its shores by Western companies for processing.

Ariana Grande concert bomber's brother extradited to the UK
Thu, 18. July 2019, 01:06

The brother of the suicide bomber who killed 22 people at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester was extradited Wednesday from Libya to the United Kingdom, according to a Libyan official.

Protesters call for justice for Eric Garner on anniversary of his death
Thu, 18. July 2019, 08:14

Protestors rallied in New York Wednesday on the anniversary of the death of Eric Garner, an African-American father who died after officers tried to apprehend him five years ago.

The French inventor whose flying board wowed the world
Wed, 17. July 2019, 15:40

Franky Zapata has been driven by a single dream since he was little: being able to fly. Not in an airplane, he says, since the windows function like a screen, but like a bird.

An antioxidant in red wine might power astronauts on Mars, study says
Thu, 18. July 2019, 06:02

The human body was built to function best with gravity as a grounding force, but astronauts on a mission to Mars could spend between six to nine months on a spacecraft without it.

Britain's new Prime Minister will have only 30 days to get Brexit done
Thu, 18. July 2019, 06:07

When the UK's new prime minister takes over from Theresa May next Wednesday, he might immediately come to regret taking on this unenviable job.

Video of airline passenger using screen with bare feet goes viral
Thu, 18. July 2019, 05:42

In an age when plane passengers are shamed almost daily on social media for inappropriate behavior, it takes a lot to shock fellow fliers.

A judge will decide today whether Jeffrey Epstein will remain in jail
Thu, 18. July 2019, 06:13

A federal judge will decide Thursday whether Jeffrey Epstein, the multimillionaire accused of the sex trafficking of dozens of underage girls, will remain in jail pending trial or return to his Upper East Side mansion. Prosecutors have deemed him an "extreme" flight risk.

Pakistan ordered to review death sentence of Indian accused of spying
Thu, 18. July 2019, 06:50

The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has ordered Pakistan to review and reconsider a death sentence handed down to a former Indian Navy officer convicted of spying.

Feds end investigation into Trump Organization
Wed, 17. July 2019, 19:13

Federal prosecutors in New York have ended their investigation into the Trump Organization's role in hush money payments made to women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump and have been ordered by a judge to release additional information connected to their related probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

Muslim nations defend China as it cracks down on Muslims

Microsoft says foreign hackers still actively targeting US political targets
Thu, 18. July 2019, 00:21

Americans involved in the democratic process were heavily targeted by foreign government hackers in the past year, according to Microsoft.

Man gives emotional testimony on family's last moments abord Boeing 737 Max
Wed, 17. July 2019, 21:51

A man who lost his family in the crash of a Boeing 737 Max 8 in Ethiopia testified before lawmakers in Congress about the safety of the plane.

Rand Paul stops unanimous passage of 9/11 first responders funding bill
Thu, 18. July 2019, 03:50

Republican Sen. Rand Paul objected Wednesday to an attempt to pass the bill funding 9/11 first responders' health care unanimously, arguing that passing such a long-term bill without offsetting the cost would contribute to the national debt.

3 reasons to fear America's massive $70 trillion debt pile
Wed, 17. July 2019, 14:29

America's debt load is about to hit a record. The combination of cheap money and soaring debt helped fuel the decade-long economic expansion and bull market, but America's gluttony of loans could work against it if its fragile economic balance shifts.

Airline under fire for asking breastfeeding mom to cover up to respect others' cultures
Wed, 17. July 2019, 21:33

A Dutch airline is experiencing some turbulence over its breastfeeding policy.

Area 51: A travel guide for the person who signed up for the raid but isn't ready to storm the gate
Thu, 18. July 2019, 00:35

Everyone's talking about Area 51 because of a satirical Facebook page where a million actual people signed up to storm the Nevada site to "see them aliens."

What rights do airplane passengers have?
Thu, 18. July 2019, 01:41

After a Jamaican vacation ended in humiliation aboard an American Airlines flight in June, the ensuing controversy reignited debate about passengers' rights.

FaceApp's viral success proves we will never take our digital privacy seriously
Wed, 17. July 2019, 22:18

In early 2017, a service called FaceApp received a wave of press for using artificial intelligence to transform pictures of faces, making them look older or younger, male or female, or adding a smile to appear happier.

Father and son arrested in raid on fake Lamborghini and Ferrari factory
Wed, 17. July 2019, 17:36

Police in the southern Brazilian state of Santa Catarina have raided a clandestine factory manufacturing bootleg luxury vehicles.

Boy band star might be in 'Little Mermaid'
Wed, 17. July 2019, 23:07

Singer Harry Styles is rumored to play Prince Eric in the live-action movie "The Little Mermaid."

Plane crash-lands in front of beachgoers
Wed, 17. July 2019, 16:54

A small plane was seen making an emergency landing in the Atlantic Ocean off the coast of a beach in Ocean City, Maryland.

Jennifer Gates prepares for medical school switch
Wed, 17. July 2019, 14:14

Describing herself as a "lifetime learner," Jennifer Gates has had to juggle her love of horses with the demands of academic life.

Bill Gates is no longer the second-richest person in the world
Wed, 17. July 2019, 12:19

Bill Gates is no longer the world's second-richest person. That title now belongs to French billionaire Bernard Arnault.

See Pharrell's touching moment with Prince Harry and Meghan
Wed, 17. July 2019, 14:13

At the "Lion King" premiere in London, Pharrell Williams briefly spoke with Meghan, Duchess of Sussex and Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and told them how significant he believes their marriage is.

Impossible Foods says its shortage is over
Thu, 18. July 2019, 01:03

Impossible Foods, the plant-based protein company that had been struggling to meet demand, is no longer facing a shortage.

Elon Musk is making implants to link brains with smartphones
Wed, 17. July 2019, 16:19

Elon Musk wants to insert Bluetooth-enabled implants into your brain, claiming the devices could enable telepathy and repair motor function in people with injuries.

Zimbabwe drought leaves more than 2M without clean water
Wed, 17. July 2019, 13:52

A recent drought in Zimbabwe has left more than two million people unable to access clean water, according to officials.

Craig Fallon, former world judo champion, dies aged 36
Wed, 17. July 2019, 13:13

The judo community has paid tribute to former world and European champion Craig Fallon after his death at the age of 36.

Antarctic explorer: 'Oh my God, what have I done?'
Wed, 17. July 2019, 09:28

Johanna Davidsson doesn't remember saying goodbye to the pilot who left her alone on a frozen wasteland. Looking back, her strongest memory is a thought that rose up as she watched the plane disappear out of sight. A thought that said, "Oh my God, what have I done?"

Parts of these islands are more radioactive than Chernobyl
Wed, 17. July 2019, 11:13

Radiation levels across parts of the Marshall Islands in the Pacific Ocean, where the United States tested nuclear bombs during the Cold War, are higher than areas contaminated by the Chernobyl and Fukushima nuclear disasters, new research suggests.

Did the Pentagon weaponize ticks? US House wants to know
Wed, 17. July 2019, 09:30

The US House of Representatives has ordered an investigation into whether the Department of Defense experimented with ticks and other insects as biological weapons.

'Substandard building' collapse: 12 dead
Wed, 17. July 2019, 14:53

At least 12 bodies have been recovered after a three-story "substandard building," collapsed in central Nigeria, rescue officials told CNN.

A 7-foot shark was found growing around a plastic ring embedded deep in her muscles
Thu, 18. July 2019, 00:56

When Dr. James Sulikowski, a professor of marine science at the University of New England, and his team was chumming the waters off the coast of Maine just after dawn July 2, they hoped to attract a porbeagle shark that they could tag and collect samples for research.

Why Trump so badly wants 2020 to be all about socialism
Thu, 18. July 2019, 01:38

Master brander Donald Trump -- and his fellow Republican elected leaders -- have clearly made a decision that the best chance for him (and them) to win in 2020 is to call Democrats "socialists" at every turn.

Lily Allen's brother finally proves her wrong
Wed, 17. July 2019, 18:03

Lily Allen got it all wrong.