WORLD ON THE RUN II

They’re the islands where World War II never ended and now they’re the focal point of a rare meeting between the leaders of Japan and...

ABC News – Deadly wildfires caused more than $500 million in damage as they tore through a tourism community in the foothills of the Great Smoky...

Southern rail users face another day of chaos as a strike continues while talks in the dispute begin later. Read the whole story at BBC...

Voice of America – U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a $6.3 billion bill to fund cancer research, drug addiction recovery and mental health services, in...

Montreal Gazette – As John Boulachanis piloted his small Cessna airplane in for a landing at an airport in southern Florida five years ago, he had...

New York Times – Social scientists bear glad tidings for the holiday season. After extensively observing how people respond to gifts, they have advice for shoppers:...

A decline in the number of hospital beds has become a key contributory factor in patient deaths, according to a leading health statistician. Read the...

The Telegraph – Historically men have been mocked for their inability to handle even mild viruses, with the term ‘man flu’ often used to describe the...

For months, Obama administration officials have debated how to respond to Russian hacks they believed were intended to undermine the US elections. But they kept...

A colossal wave recorded in the North Atlantic has smashed previous records for size. Read the whole story at CNN News

National Geographic – Solange, a 34-year-old mother, feeds her six children by selling peanuts in the streets of Goma, in the war-ravaged eastern Democratic Republic of...

[Breaking news update at 3.39 a.m. ET] Read the whole story at CNN News Europe

Rebel fighters await evacuation from east Aleppo under a deal that could end fighting in the Syrian city. Read the whole story at BBC News

Boosters of Donald Trump’s candidate to be the next secretary of state talk about his experience leading one of the world’s largest companies — and...

The Conversation – the trick is to still give something that the recipient will want – some research suggests that people avoid giving ethical gifts...

Alan Thicke, beloved TV dad and real-life father of R&B and pop superstar Robin Thicke, died Tuesday at age 69, his publicist told CNN. Read...

Christian Science Monitor – In 1952, a thick, toxic fog settled over London, and at least 4,000 people died, with another 150,000 hospitalized. Scientists think they’ve...