All aboard Kim Jong-un’s ‘Orient Express: Taking a train across North Korea

Allie Dunnington December 14, 2018 Share this article As one of the first tourists allowed to travel on an overnight sleeper through a remote part of North Korea, Allie Dunnington reports on how things have changed since she last visited a decade ago. I don’t agree with boycotting countries. They never harm the regime, but […]

Mass email hoax causes closures across the US and Canada

Enlarge / Police tape. (credit: Tony Webster / Flickr) A tsunami of emailed bomb threats is prompting closures at hospitals, schools, public transit agencies, and business across the US and Canada. Word of the emails surfaced Thursday morning in tweets such as this one: So I actually just got a bomb threat in my work […]

100+ injured in Paris & over 1.7k detained across France in latest Yellow Vest chaos (VIDEO)

The number of those detained in France’s nationwide Yellow Vest protests on Saturday, has reached a staggering 1,723. In Paris, the major hotspot of unrest, scores were injured as rallies continued even after sunset. Film from Ruptly news agency in the capital shows police facing off with demonstrators, who vented their anger well into the […]

Color of outrage: Yellow Vests rallies sweep across France and abroad

France has been gripped by rallies as Yellow Vests demand new concessions from the government. Hundreds of protesters, including the movement’s leader, were detained during the demonstrations. Yellow Vest mayhem has hit the country for the 4th consecutive weekend. Protests in the capital this Saturday resulted in clashes between demonstrators and police, with officers resorting […]

Record-breaking fires have reached ‘catastrophic’ levels across northern Australia, sending thousands fleeing from their homes

ROB GRIFFITH/AFP/Getty Images Australia’s northeastern region of Queensland is experiencing unprecedented heat waves and record-breaking wildfires.  For the first time in history, fire danger in Queensland has been rated “catastrophic,” the highest possible level on the Queensland government’s warning scale. “We have never, ever, in this state, been in this situation before,” Queensland Fire and Emergency […]

‘We’re losing this battle’: CDC warns of growing infestation of potentially deadly tick across US

An Asian tick species capable of transmitting deadly diseases to humans is exploding in population and has already spread to eight states in just a year after its first appearance in the US, warns the Centers for Disease Control. The Asian longhorned tick was only seen in laboratories and in quarantine in the US until […]

Google’s fast Bluetooth pairing feature works across multiple devices

Google is updating its Fast Pair feature on Android and Chromebooks to let you simultaneously pair compatible Bluetooth devices with phones, tablets and laptops that share the same Google account. When you link your headphones (for instance) with one product, all the devices you’ve connected to that account will automatically pair with your cans. It […]

‘We are not robots’: Thousands of Amazon workers across Europe are striking on Black Friday over poor warehouse working conditions

Leon Neal/Getty Images Thousands of Amazon staff across Europe are striking and protesting on Black Friday in anger at the company’s warehouse working conditions. Strikes are taking place across Amazon sites in Italy, Spain, Germany, and France. Italian press reported managers having to pack boxes to meet demand. In the UK, the GMB trade union […]

Smoke from California’s wildfires is drifting across the US to New York — and it’s making pretty sunsets

Noah Berger/AP California’s recent wildfires have killed at least 82 people. Nearly 700 others are still missing. Smoke from the blazes is billowing high into the atmosphere and drifting across the US. California’s smoky haze has created “smokestorm” conditions, but fine particles have spread as far as New York City. The hazy smoke has changed […]

Deal Alert: Flights to New Zealand From $619 Round-Trip From Across the US

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