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iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — British lawmakers are set to vote Wednesday on whether “upskirting” constitutes a hate crime in the United Kingdom. The term “upskirting” refers to the act of taking a photograph underneath someone’s skirt or dress without prior consent. Though already illegal in Scotland, the proposed bill will make the offense punishable by a maximum […]

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — South Korea’s special envoy visited Pyongyang Wednesday, meeting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and hand-delivering a letter from the South’s president. South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s special delegation, led by top security adviser Chung Eui-yong, left Seoul early in the morning for the one-day trip to Pyongyang. “The special envoy met […]

iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) — British police have named two suspects, both Russian nationals, in the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter in Salisbury in March. Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are wanted for conspiracy to commit murder in connection with the nerve agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, Yulia, 33, according […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The White House is doubling down on its warning to the Syrian regime not to use chemical weapons ahead of an expected assault on Idlib province in northwest Syria, saying the U.S. will respond “swiftly and appropriately.” It’s the strongest warning yet as the U.S. tries to assert a greater role in Syria […]

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) — South Korea’s special envoy is scheduled to travel to Pyongyang Wednesday with an ambitious agenda to work out the deadlocked road to denuclearizing North Korea. “It is a very important time for a peace settlement on the Korean Peninsula,” Chung Eui-yong, head of the presidential National Security Office and special envoy to North […]

iStock/Thinkstock(PARIS) — French students are heading back to the classroom this week, but a new law means that their phones won’t be. Last month, the government passed a law banning the use of mobile phones, tablets and smartphones in French primary, middle and junior high schools, which teach students up to the age of 15. […]

@talschneider/Twitter(JERUSALEM) — Monica Lewinsky stormed off a stage in Jerusalem on Monday after a reporter asked her about her affair with President Bill Clinton. Lewinsky, a White House intern during the Clinton administration, ended the live discussion just moments after the conversation began when the reporter asked her about Clinton’s unwillingness to personally apologize for […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Rising global temperatures are leading to a boom in the number of insects devouring crops worldwide, and could cause future food shortages, says a study published last week in the journal Science. According to researchers, the global yield losses of wheat, maize and rice crops to pests, particularly in the temperate northern […]

iStock/Thinkstock(AMSTERDAM) — An Afghan man suspected in the stabbing of two American tourists in Amsterdam told investigators he traveled there to carry out an attack as vengeance for offensive statements made in the Netherlands about the Prophet Muhammad, prosecutors said Monday. A remand hearing for the 19-year-old suspect, identified only as Jawed S., was held […]

ABC News(RIO DE JANEIRO) — A fire destroyed an entire collection of more than 20 million historical pieces at Brazil’s National Museum in Rio de Janeiro Sunday night — including a 12,000-year-old fossil called Luzia which is the oldest dated skeleton in the Americas — an incalculable loss for the Brazilian people. “For us [Brazilian […]


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