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Indonesian fireworks factory explosion kills dozens

An explosion and inferno at a fireworks factory near the Indonesian capital on Thursday killed dozens people, most of them female workers, and injured dozens, police said. … [Read more...]

Ashley Judd Breaks Down In Tears During First TV Interview Since Weinstein Allegations

Ashley Judd spoke out Thursday in her first TV appearance since publicly accusing film producer Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment earlier this month. … [Read more...]

Iraq rejects Kurds' offer to suspend independence drive as it launches new push for territory

An offer by Kurdistan’s leaders to “freeze” their plans for independence have been rejected outright by Iraq’s prime minister, who ordered his forces to push yet further into territory held by the Kurds.  Iraq's central government "will accept only the cancelling of the referendum," Haider al-Abadi said in a statement on Thursday, warning he would protect the unity of Iraq with … [Read more...]

Kellogg’s Is Redesigning Corn Pops Boxes So They're Not Racist

Kellogg Co. is reworking the artwork on Corn Pops cereal boxes following an allegation of racism. … [Read more...]

Iraqi leader visits Iran as Tehran seeks to drive wedge with Washington

Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, told Iraq's U.S.-backed prime minister on Thursday that he should not rely on the United States in the fight against Islamic State, seeking to drive a wedge between Washington and one of its close allies. "Unity was the most important factor in your gains against terrorists and their supporters," Khamenei told the visiting Prime Minister Haidar … [Read more...]

Worried Trump Will Strike North Korea, Democrats Pitch Bill To Slow Him Down

President Donald Trump’s increasingly tense relationship with Pyongyang has rattled members of Congress to such a degree that three Democratic senators announced a bill on Wednesday that would prohibit Trump from striking North Korea ― with nuclear or conventional weapons ― without obtaining congressional approval first. … [Read more...]

Cholesterol Levels Are Dropping In the U.S. Here's What That Means

There’s good news when it comes to the nation’s cholesterol levels, according to the most recent survey on lipids from the U.S. government … [Read more...]

Scandal-hit Japan automakers eye return to 'golden age'

Repeated quality scandals, stiff foreign competition and lagging technology have knocked Japan's auto giants off pole position but analysts say the once world-beating sector could yet steer itself to a comeback. Toyota, Nissan and small-car maker Suzuki were all showing off their next-generation wares at the Tokyo Motor Show this week, but the exhibition comes at a bad time for the industry. … [Read more...]

U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley Was Evacuated From a South Sudan Displacement Camp

The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, was evacuated from a U.N. camp for displaced people in South Sudan on Wednesday because of a demonstration against President Salva Kiir, witnesses said. … [Read more...]

The turbulent reign of Thailand's late King Bhumibol

Thailand's late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was the world's longest ruling monarch when he died last year aged 88. Here are some key dates during the reign of Bhumibol, Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty. - June 9, 1946: Bhumibol ascends the throne aged 18 after his brother is shot dead in mysterious circumstances at the Royal Palace in Bangkok. … [Read more...]

Border Agents Apprehend 10-Year-Old After Emergency Surgery

U.S. Border Patrol officers waited as a 10-year-old girl in Texas with cerebral palsy underwent emergency surgery and then detained her, after first discovering she was an undocumented immigrant at a checkpoint on her way to the hospital, according to immigrant rights advocates and her family. … [Read more...]

Trump Celebrates Xi Jinping's 'Extraordinary Elevation.' But Does He Know What It Means?

U.S. President Donald Trump turned to his favorite platform on Wednesday to fire off a quick congratulatory message to Chinese President Xi Jinping for his “extraordinary elevation.” … [Read more...]

Yes, Democrats Funded The Steele Dossier. The Question Is Whether They Got The Goods.

Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign and the Democratic National Committee helped fund an opposition research effort against Donald Trump that culminated in numerous damning allegations against him, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. … [Read more...]

Europe is getting its first underwater restaurant and the rest of the world should take note

Move over Seaworld, there's a new attraction in town and you can eat there. A Norwegian architecture firm, Snøhetta, is building Europe's first underwater restaurant called Under, and it hopefully won't be the last.  SEE ALSO: Amazon just added a new feature that could mean big things for restaurants Image: snohetta website Image: snohetta websiteAccording to Snøhetta's … [Read more...]

Now You Can Pay Hundreds To Let Amazon Workers Unlock Your Door

Amazon hopes to make stolen and rain-sopped packages a thing of the past with a new keyless entry system that gives its couriers access to front doors to leave items inside. … [Read more...]

Filipino WWII veterans awarded Congressional Gold Medal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Celestino Almeda joined the Philippine Commonwealth Army in 1941, fought alongside U.S. soldiers during World War II and for nearly a decade has been seeking money the federal government had promised. … [Read more...]

Tensions high as Kenya awaits new presidential vote

Kenya stands at a dangerous crossroads ahead of a presidential election on Oct. 26, with opposition leader Raila Odinga refusing to take part and even the country’s electoral chief casting doubt on the poll’s credibility.The opposition has called for daily mass protests, including on election day, fueling anxiety over the outcome of an election called after the Supreme Court overturned the result … [Read more...]

Here's an Effective Way to Get Pesticides Off Fruit

After a 15-minute baking soda soak, almost all of the chemicals had been removed from the surface of an apple—but some were still lurking in the fruit. … [Read more...]