News of the world | Oscars look to ‘La La Land,’ host Kimmel for ratings boost

If the Oscars had doubled down on nominating films with actors named Ryan, the ceremony’s chances for a ratings bounce might be as likely as host Jimmy

News of the world | North Korean and its long history of using women spies

A South Korean passenger plane that exploded off the coast of Southeast Asia. Army officers lured into sexual encounters. A secret agent spirited back to North Korea in a

News of the World | Media fact-checking more aggressive under Trump

These days of alternative facts, phantom terrorist attacks and fake news are changing the way news organizations do their jobs. Media outlets are more aggressively

Travelog | In the wake of Viking explorers, a North Atlantic cruise

Looking out over the sea, you can almost see the Viking longboat at sail, far off in the distance. Or that may just be your imagination, teased

NEWS OF THE WORLD | Smog pushes Beijing residents to innovate for the world

This year already, the smog-shrouded capital of China has suffered particularly hazardous bouts of pollution caused mainly by coal burning and vehicle emissions. Like other Chinese cities,

News of the World | For driverless cars, a moral dilemma: Who lives or dies?

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are asking people worldwide how they think a robot car should handle such life-or-death decisions. Their goal is not just

NEWS OF THE WORLD | Match-fixing back in spotlight on eve of first Grand Slam

For Rafael Nadal and the other stars of tennis, there’s a familiar ring to the questions being raised as the first ball is about to be struck

News of the World | Pyongyang banned from exporting statues after nuclear test

With somewhere around 4,000 artists and staff, the Mansudae Art Studio, a huge complex of nondescript concrete buildings on a sprawling, walled-off campus with armed guards in


Hong Kong’s police department classified the disappearance of the co-owners of a bookstore as a missing-person case. The disappearance of Lee Bo, a major shareholder of Causeway Bay

News of the World | Smog chokes Chinese cities, grounding flights, closing roads

Thick, gray smog fell over Beijing on Tuesday, choking China’s capital in a haze that spurred authorities to cancel flights and close some highways in emergency measures to cut down on

NEWS OF THE WORLD | Miss World contestant challenges China on organ-harvesting

Anastasia Lin was due to compete at Miss World last year when it was hosted by China but was barred from entering the country due to her activism

News of the World | The Oscars: ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’, ‘Manchester by the Sea’ separate from award season pack

In Hollywood’s early but rapidly solidifying awards season, two films — radically different in tone and tune — have separated themselves from the pack: “Moonlight” and “La

News of the World | Victoria’s Secret rocks Paris with USD3m bra and Lady Gaga

ANGELS IN RED Guests shuffled into the huge steel-and-glass atrium of Paris' Grand Palais to the sound of a string orchestra playing softly from a huge Arc

News of the World | How Apple Lost China to two unknown local smartphone makers

Two years ago, Oppo and Vivo couldn’t crack the top five in China’s smartphone market. Now they outrank everyone after elbowing Apple aside, thanks to people like Cheng

News of the World | Inventive Cubans hunt expensive fish using inflated condoms

Juan Luis Rosello sat for three hours on the Malecon as the wind blew in from the Florida Straits, pushing the waves hard against the seawall of Havana's coastal

News of the World | Taiwan set to legalize same-sex marriages, a first in Asia

Su Shan and her partner are raising 5-month-old twins together, but only one of the women is their legal parent. That could soon change as Taiwan appears set

News of the World | Why robots, not trade, are behind so many factory job losses

Here's a thought despite the Republican presidential nominee's charge that "we don't make anything anymore," manufacturing is still flourishing in America. Problem is, factories don't need as many people as

News of the World | Taylor Swift plays Formula One

Tens of thousands packed into the Circuit of the Americas on Saturday night for Swift’s only concert of the year at Formula One’s only race on American soil. Formula One’s goal

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