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Source: Washington Post

Trump mocks ‘Liddle’ Bob Corker, says senator was ‘made to sound a fool’

11-Oct-2017

Trump, who considers himself a master brander for assigning derisive monikers to political opponents, debuted in a Tuesday morning tweet his nickname for the senator from Tennessee: “Liddle” Bob Corker.

Trump was referring to Corker's explosive interview Sunday with the New York Times, in which the senator warned that the president's reckless behavior was setting the nation “on the path to World War III” and said “he would have to concern anyone who cares about our nation.”

Source: Global News

North Korea reportedly hacked U.S.-South Korea war plans

11-Oct-2017

A South Korean lawmaker said Tuesday that North Korean hackers may have stolen highly classified military documents that include U.S.-South Korean wartime “decapitation strike” plans against the North, according to South Korean media reports.

READ MORE: Donald Trump tweets U.S. has given ‘billions’ to North Korea with nothing in return. Yonhap said South Korean defence officials said in May that North Korea may have hacked a crucial South Korean military online network but didn’t say what was stolen.

Source: CTV

Deadly Calif. wildfires force thousands to evacuate

11-Oct-2017

An onslaught of wildfires across a wide swath of Northern California broke out almost simultaneously then grew exponentially, swallowing up properties from wineries to trailer parks and tearing through both tiny rural towns and urban subdivisions.

His family and another evacuating with them tried to take U.S. 101 to evacuate but found it blocked by flames, and had to take country roads to get to the family friends who took them in.

Source: DW

UK mulls NAFTA deal as Brexit talks stall

11-Oct-2017

Send Facebook Twitter Google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. Britain is currently negotiating the terms of Brexitfrom the EU though Prime Minister Theresa May is pushing to move onto discussions about a major free trade deal with the world's biggest trading bloc.

Canadian prime minister, Justin Trudeau, meets  Trump, on Wednesday and will discuss the NAFTA, overlapping with the start of the fourth round of NAFTA negotiations.

Source: Common Domain

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti on Harvey Weinstein scandal: 'There's no place for this — sorry, Harvey'

11-Oct-2017

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti had no shortage of harsh words Tuesday for embattled producer Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by numerous women, including high-profile actresses Gwyneth Paltrow and Angelina Jolie.

The mayor took pains to note that Hollywood's lackluster record on its treatment of women extends beyond the current scandal, which the New York Times and the New Yorker ignited with explosive stories about Weinstein's alleged misconduct.

Source: New York Times

Can My Cat Go Out if He Bullies Other Cats?

11-Oct-2017

If animals don’t have rights, you might adopt another approach, in which you simply weigh the pleasure that Jasper takes and gives in his outings against the suffering of the cats he bullies.

He doesn’t outright fight them, but he corners them, intimidates them and chases them, often until the other cat screams, bolts and goes into her own home. Almost daily, I’ll hear the wailings of another cat, and I know Jasper is at fault.

Source: New York Times

Smelly and Dirty and, in Bombing Trial, Suddenly a Star

12-Oct-2017

The Dumpster was covered up and returned to the corner, its star turn ended, surely bound for a trash bin, were it not already one.

He asked that the thing at least be uncovered before the trial resumed for the day instead of “some big dramatic” unveiling before jurors. “We’re at a complete loss as to why this is necessary,” Matthew Larsen, part of that team, countered.

Source: BBC

'Upside-down ice canyon' revealed

11-Oct-2017

Prof Shepherd said a new high-resolution swath mode used by Cryosat at Dotson was now being deployed elsewhere around Antarctica to look for more patterns of enhanced thinning on other ice shelves.

"That is unlikely to happen because the ice will respond in some way to the imbalance," said Noel Gourmelen, from the University of Edinburgh, UK.. "It's possible the area of thinning could widen or the flow of ice could change.

Source: New York Times

John Green Tells a Story of Emotional Pain and Crippling Anxiety. His Own.

11-Oct-2017

Mr. Green, the author of the best-selling novel “The Fault in Our Stars,” has struggled with severe anxiety and obsessive compulsive disorder for about as long as he can remember.

Mr. Green, 40, who lives in Indianapolis with his wife, Sarah Urist Green, and their two children, Henry, 7, and Alice, 4, is one of the publishing industry’s biggest stars, and over the past decade, he and his brother Hank have built an online video business with 16 educational shows that have collectively drawn more than 2 billion views on YouTube.

Source: Common Domain

MacArthur fellow Yuval Sharon: Opera's man of the moment on how he will use his $625,000 award

11-Oct-2017

Yuval Sharon asked himself that question hours before the announcement that he was a 2017 MacArthur fellow, winner of the so-called genius grant of $625,000, to be paid in quarterly, no-strings-attached installments over the next five years by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Sharon rose to national prominence in 2013 with the Industry’s “Invisible Cities,” an immersive opera staged in downtown Los Angeles’ Union Station.

Source: BBC

The world's most-read diary in pictures

11-Oct-2017

They can empathise with her.". Illustrator David Polonsky was initially reluctant, for fear of becoming part of the "Holocaust industry" sometimes accused of commodifying the Diary of a Young Girl (also known as The Diary of Anne Frank).

"When you look at the pictures you cannot really see what happened; when you read the diary you can see more with your imagination...". "It's nice for little children, but once you go to the secondary school you should just read the original book because it's very nice and it actually has her words."

Source: Washington Post

Don’t mind the heat — persimmon seeds are predicting a snowy winter in the D.C. area

12-Oct-2017

The folklore says that a spoon pattern inside the seeds indicates there will be lots of snow to shovel, a fork pattern inside the seeds indicates the winter will be mild with good eating, and a knife pattern inside the seeds indicates the winter will be cold with cutting winds.

According to weather folklore, the pattern inside persimmon seeds can give you a good idea of what the upcoming winter will be like.

Source: NBC News

The vaccine skeptic message can get ugly online

12-Oct-2017

Earlier this month a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed measles outbreaks are probably caused by people failing to vaccinate their children.

Just as online media allow people to stay in their own political echo chambers, viewing and sharing only their own beliefs, use of social media is allowing vaccine skeptics to harden their messages. Facebook feeds offer continual validation with video after video of parents who say they believe vaccines gave their children eczema or asthma or even killed their babies — claims made with no medical backing.

Source: The Guradian

Crushed but for 120 minutes united: qualifier lets Syrians forget war

11-Oct-2017

An estimated 400,000 Syrians have been killed and another 5.1 million displaced in a brutal six-year conflict, and some Syrians say they can’t support the national side because of its enthusiastic adoption by the dictator Bashar al-Assad.

Signs at the stadium entrance showed that only the Australian flag and the Syrian national flag – which many Syrians see as associated with the Assad regime – would be allowed into the match.

Source: New York Times

Review: A Student of the Classics, Hip-Hop Variety, in ‘Syncing Ink’

11-Oct-2017

Gordon may be a nerdy teenager, but he has appreciable assets: He is sweet, smart and possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of the hip-hop canon, especially the early-1990s vintage.

Mr. Njikam takes his classics seriously, just like Gordon, who bonds with Sweet Tea (the charismatic Kara Young) after they quiz each other with lines from Boogie Down Productions and A Tribe Called Quest. So the outcast does not just survive his senior year of high school, he makes it to college and … let’s just say that anybody with the barest exposure to pop culture will anticipate the triumphant ending of this good-natured hybrid of “The Karate Kid” and “8 Mile.”

Source: NBC News

Civilians to be evacuated from ISIS holdout, says U.S.

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: BBC

Do our tongues have different ‘taste zones’?

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: The Week

The stark beauty of Chile's Atacama Desert

Thursday 10:54 GMT
Source: NBC News

Riding the waves is a way of life for Africans

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: The Guradian

Crystal Palace shock champions Chelsea as Wilfried Zaha secures vital win

Saturday 17:18 GMT
Source: DW

Five unanswered for Bayern Munich on Heynckes' return

Saturday 16:24 GMT
Source: CBS News

Jessica Chambers trial: Cop testifies in trial over woman who was burned alive

Saturday 20:57 GMT
Source: Common Domain

The health benefits of sweet potato

Wednesday 05:12 GMT
Source: NBC News

Mychael Knight, 'Project Runway' fashion designer, dies at 39

Wednesday 21:55 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirror Rooms at the Broad: A first look inside the 'infinite mysterious beauty'

Wednesday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

U.S. Christian press finds friends in Israel

Wednesday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

Results of "next generation" standardized test in Mass. released

Wednesday 21:55 GMT
Source: Global News

Ottawa asked to resolve claims, recognize Metis veterans in Second World War

Wednesday 09:05 GMT
Source: NBC News

Vermont commemorates same-sex civil unions with historic-site marker

Wednesday 21:56 GMT

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