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The Navy Isn’t Giving up on Its Deadly Railgun Yet

Asia Times, Doug Tsuruoka Security, North America The budget for 2019 shows R&D for a naval supergun will continue—with efforts perhaps nudged by recent photos of a purported railgun in China. Eyebrows rose in US defense circles earlier...Show More Summary

Iran wants to annihilate 6 million Jews — Netanyahu’s Munich rant, interrupted

In a wild speech in Munich, Netanyahu warned of a global Holocaust if Iran gets nuclear weapons. And he said that Iran was similar to the Nazis, in its supposed desire to annihilate 6 million Jews in Israel. Netanyahu is seeking any distraction he can get from the corruption investigation that is closing in on him, Jonathan Ofir writes.

Palestinian man dies after arrest; family says he was beaten to death

A 33-year-old Palestinian identified as Yasin Omar Saradeeh from Jericho was pronounced dead shortly after Israeli forces detained him on Thursday morning. Saradeeh’s family said Israeli forces severely beat him after detaining him and that he was in a good health before his arrest.

YouTube controversy persists over false conspiracy video about David Hogg

"I witnessed this event. Why are you doing this to me?" Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg is having to defend himself after false conspiracy theories accusing him of being a "crisis actor" have gotten hundreds of thousands of views online.

Duterte to China: ‘If You Want, Just Make Us a Province’

Asia Times, Richard Javad Heydarian Security, Asia Philippine leader's quip sets off a firestorm over his soft approach to Beijing's militarization of the South China Sea. “If you want, just make us a province, like Fujian,” quippedShow More Summary

Why North Korea’s Charm Offensive Won’t Last

John Dale Grover Politics, Asia Once again, North Korea is attempting to use the games for their ends. In the run-up to the 1988 Summer Games in Seoul, North Korea bombed South Korea Air Flight 858, killing 115 people. Afterward, when South Korea remained steadfast in its desire to host the games, North Korea suddenly offered high-level talks. Show More Summary

The One Plane China Fears Most (And It Can’t Fire a Shot)

Rathna K. Muralidharan Security, Asia To effectively combat China’s encroachment over disputed waters, regional actors must be equipped with technology that provides them with maritime domain awareness. China was on everyone’s mind at the 2018 Singapore Airshow earlier this month. Show More Summary

Ancient Biblical Seal of the Prophet Isaiah Reveals 2,700-Year-Old Tablet May Have Belonged to Holy Man

The clay seal, dating back to the eighth century B.C. was discovered in a Jerusalem excavation site.

Stormzy to Theresa May: Where's the money for Grenfell?

Rapper praised for challenging government's lack of support to victims of deadly fire as Number 10 goes on defensive.

How did North Korea fare with its last-minute Olympics bid?

North's 22 athletes wrap up competition at Pyeongchang Games without a finish higher than 13th

Professor's kindness in the classroom comes full circle

In our series, A More Perfect Union, we aim to show that what unites us as Americans is far stronger than what divides us. Henry Musoma, a professor at Texas A&M University, is teaching his students not just through lectures, but also through actions. Omar Villafranca reports.

NGOs should not be allowed to operate above the law

The Oxfam sex abuse scandal demonstrates the urgent need for legal accountability in the humanitarian aid sector.

New generation of South Korean men embrace cosmetics boom

The cosmetic boom in South Korea isn't just for women, as advertisers increasingly target men. Holly Williams reports from Seoul on how traditional ideas of masculinity are changing.

Donald Trump Told to Listen to America's Youth on Gun Control by Danish PM

In a rare tweet to Trump, Denmark's Prime Minister Rasmussen pleaded the president to hear out young Americans and "Make America great and safe again!"

North Korean General Blamed for Sony Hack Could Meet Ivanka Trump at Olympic Closing Ceremony

General Kim Yong Chol was also blamed for deadly attacks against South Korean targets in 2010.

Shooting conspiracy spotlights dangers of YouTube's trending tools

YouTube faces strong criticism after it spread conspiracy theories in the aftermath of the deadly school shooting in Florida. The top trending video on the platform Wednesday falsely accused survivor David Hogg of being a crisis actor and was viewed more than 200,000 times before being taken down. Show More Summary

Russian curler stripped of Olympic medal over doping

Alexander Krushelnitsky tested positive for meldonium, believed to help blood circulation, after winning bronze in mixed doubles with wife

Men helping fuel South Korea's booming cosmetics industry

Sales in South Korea now top $7 billion, and men are reportedly spending more per capita on cosmetics than any other nation

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