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North Korea nuclear test site part-collapsed: Chinese experts

Bejing - North Korea's underground nuclear test site has partially collapsed following a massive bomb blast last year, making it unusable, Chinese seismologists have concluded.

Companies must rethink their recruitment strategy: Interview Special

Millennials have become the largest part of the U.S. workforce, and by 2025 will make up three-fourths of a workplace that will be over 40 percent mobile. This means Companies have to rethink their assumptions about what matters most to employees.

New 3-D map of Milky Way will 'revolutionise astronomy'

Paris - Europe's Gaia satellite has produced a 3-D map, hailed as revolutionary, of more than a billion stars in our Milky Way galaxy -- complete with their distance from Earth, colour, and motion through space.

As tellurium demands rises, so do contamination concerns

Demands for tellurium, a rare element, are on the rise. Some forms of tellurium are toxic, so as the element finds applications in solar panels, rubber production, electronics and more, there are rising concerns over contamination of the environment.

How A.I. could increase the risk of nuclear war by 2040

Artificial intelligence (AI) could potentially result in a nuclear war by 2040, according to a research paper by a U.S. think tank, Rand Corporation.

Interview: How health tech is being healed through collaboration Special

Healthcare technology has a general problem with a lack of interoperability. As a result, patients and their caregivers face expensive consequences, such as hospital readmissions. The Chicago-based healthcare incubator MATTER Health is challenging this.

Are you willing to be fitted with an alcohol monitor?

For people on alcohol reduction programs and for those wishing to monitor alcohol levels, a new type of biosensor has been developed: in essence, it's an alcohol monitoring chip.

James Wesley to perform at 2018 Mound Valley Flagpole Festival

Mound Valley - Country music fans and listeners of singer-songwriter James Wesley are in for a treat. On June 30, he will be performing at the at the 14th annual Flagpole Festival in Kansas.

Macron: Meeting Dalai Lama would spark 'crisis' with China

Washington - French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday rejected the prospect of meeting with the Dalai Lama, saying doing so without consulting Beijing first would trigger a "crisis" with China's government.

Imagine Dragons' Dan Reynolds to host 2018 LoveLoud Festival

On July 28, 2018, Dan Reynolds, the front-man of the Grammy-winning rock group Imagine Dragons, will be hosting the second annual LoveLoud Festival.

US Supreme Court leans toward backing Trump travel ban

Washington - The US Supreme Court appeared closely divided Wednesday over whether President Donald Trump had the power to block travelers from six mostly Muslim countries, in the biggest legal test of the administration's contentious travel ban.

Sudan unearths bones from pyramid for DNA testing

- Archaeologists in Sudan have reopened an ancient pyramid and extracted bones and artefacts, in order to carry out further examination including DNA tests.

Biggest fire-fueled thunderstorm event on record occurred in B.C.

Vienna - Large wildfires can fuel "dirty" thunderstorms that fill the stratosphere with as much smoke as a volcanic eruption. We know this because of a study on the biggest fire-fueled thunderstorm event on record that occurred in British Columbia last year.

Nicaragua protest death toll jumps to 34: rights group

Managua - A week of brutally repressed anti-government protests in Nicaragua has killed at least 34 people, a leading rights group in the country said Wednesday.

Syria rebels dig in for Daraa fight

Ramtha - On a tense urban frontline in Syria's Daraa, rebel Atallah Qutayfan has been steadily reinforcing his defensive post for weeks in anticipation of a looming assault by government troops.

France's Macron pushes back at 'America First' agenda

Washington - France's President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to embrace multilateralism and warned of the perils of trade war and "extreme nationalism" in an address to Congress pushing back against Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.

Netflix is making a new show about BuzzFeed reporters

Netflix is releasing a 20-episode documentary series that follows BuzzFeed News reporters as they develop their stories. The series, "Follow This," premieres July 9 on the streaming service.

Tens of thousands protest as Armenia crisis deepens

Yerevan - Armenia's turmoil deepened Wednesday as tens of thousands of people took to the streets after the opposition accused the ruling party of refusing to cede power following the resignation of veteran leader Serzh Sarkisian.

Profits up at Facebook, no impact from privacy scandal

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday reported a sharp jump in profits in the past quarter, with gains in its user base and strong ad growth as the social network appeared to see no impact from a controversy over privacy.

Turkey's oldest national daily remains bastion of press freedom

Istanbul - Founded less than a year after the creation of modern Turkey, the daily newspaper Cumhuriyet whose journalists were convicted on Wednesday of terror-related charges remains one of the country's last bastions of press freedom.
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