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Chinese rap singer Wang Hao, better known by his stage name PG One, performs during a New Year concert in Guangzhou, Guangdong province, China, Jan. 1, 2018.

China bans airtime for ‘artists with tattoos, hip-hop music’


The Chinese government is cracking down on the country’s nascent hip-hop scene. The genre recently exploded into the mainstream in China, after the popular Rap of China contest debuted last summer.

Bottles of water

A tiny Michigan town is in a water fight with Nestle


After Nutella frenzy, French government prepares to tighten supermarket rules

A view shows the flooded banks of the Seine River and the Eiffel Tower.

Nearly 1,500 evacuated in Paris region as rising Seine poses flood risk

The moon is red-orange as it hangs in the sky next to the left of a high-rise building.

Rare ‘super blood blue moon’ visible on Jan. 31

A man holds a white sign with lettering in Russian. He is surrounded by dozens of others. The sign says "Putin, you are not my president."

Russia’s Navalny arrested as thousands protest upcoming presidential election

Global Politics

Rallies were held in dozens of cities in freezing temperatures as people protested ‘pseudo-elections’

Two women hold pink and orange umbrellas as they carefully walk through a flooded area of dark earth, which is dark with volcanic ash.

As thousands flee eruption, heavy rains could create deadly mudflows around Mount Mayon


Rainwater could combine with ash to form deadly rivers called lahars, which could sweep away settlements

Two men are covered in dust from an explosion. One has blood on his face, the other has his head wrapped in bandages and he is on a cell phone as others help support him as he walks.

At least 95 dead after ambulance attack in Kabul


The attack is the largest since May and the second this week

Save the Children

Charity suspends Afghan operations after deadly ISIS attack


The assault on Save the Children, which has operated in Afghanistan since 1976, is the latest violence to hit a foreign aid group in the country.

horse toes

How many toes on a horse? Scientists say: Clop, clop, clop, clop, clop.


Scientists agree that humans, horses and other mammals are descendants of a common, distant ancestor with five fingers per limb.