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This Podcast Is Trying To Put You To Sleep

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 13:28 GMT // 0 Comments

Drew Ackerman is a podcaster. While the medium is having a moment, his podcast is very different from the others you might have queued up on your iPhone. Ackerman’s podcast is not exciting, nor does it tell interesting stories; a Best Buy parking lot there is not. Unlike NPR, it doesn’t make you feel smart […]

‘Jihadi John’ Was A Hardworking Student, Says Former Principal

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 13:26 GMT // 0 Comments

The man who became the Islamic State militant known as “Jihadi John” was a relatively hardworking student who showed no signs of being radicalized, his former school principal said Monday.An arrangment of British daily newspapers photographed in London on February 27, 2015 shows the front-page headlines and stories regarding the identification of the masked Islamic […]

The complicated life — and tragic death — of Boris Nemtsov

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 12:59 GMT // 0 Comments

Boris Nemtsov, the Russian opposition leader slain Friday night a stone’s throw from the Kremlin, was a true original, one of the towering figures of his country’s post-communist political odyssey. We do not know yet who it was who shot him four times in the back. Various theories have been floated. But by far the […]

Genius: How The Ability To Make Believe Changed The Course Of The World

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 12:47 GMT // 0 Comments

What is it about the human brain that allowed otherwise unremarkable primates to become the most powerful species on the planet? Historian Yuval Harari explores this question in his new book Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind.Design made of human feature lines and symbolic elements to serve as backdrop for projects related to human mind, […]

One Machine To Rule Them All: 3D Printing With German Precision

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 12:43 GMT // 0 Comments

Why does 3D printing get all the love? Probably because it evokes visions of Star Trek’s famous replicator. Back here in the humble 21st century, however, it’s just one of the computerized manufacturing methods set to upend industry. Another method, subtractive manufacturing, is the yin to 3D printing’s yang.CNC,High-speed drill. | hsihsiang Liu via Getty […]

7 women who changed the world

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 12:24 GMT // 0 Comments

They wrote books that revolutionized people’s view of society; made scientific discoveries that transformed medicine as we know it; and brought about laws that shook up the establishment. In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, Leading Women takes a look at just seven of the many females throughout history who changed the world […]

Iraqi forces try to wrest Tikrit back from ISIS’ firm grip

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 11:41 GMT // 0 Comments

The Iraqi army, along with Sunni and Shiite militiamen, attacked ISIS strongholds in the area Monday, the state-run Iraqiya TV reported. It’s part of a wide-scale offensive ordered by Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday.

U.N. Report Faults Russia for Escalating Conflict in Ukraine

by The New York Times // March 2, 2015 // Updated 11:22 GMT // 0 Comments

GENEVA — The United Nations said Monday that an influx of troops and heavy weapons from Russia had intensified the conflict in eastern Ukraine, undermining prospects for peace and causing a significant rise in casualties. The United Nations estimated that more than 6,000 people have been killed since the fighting started in April, Ivan Simonovic, […]

Ukraine Conflict Death Toll Passes 6,000, UN Human Rights Office Says

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 10:32 GMT // 0 Comments

More than 6,000 people have died in eastern Ukraine since the start of the conflict almost a year ago that has led to a “merciless devastation of civilian lives and infrastructure,” the U.N. human rights office said Monday. Hundreds of civilians and military personnel have been killed in recent weeks alone after an upswing in […]

Anti-Jewish attacks in Europe: Keep it in perspective

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 10:29 GMT // 0 Comments

I was visiting from Europe, where terrorism was a fact of life, and I was scared. Throughout the 1970s and 1980s in Europe, and even beyond, far-left and far-right extremists, the IRA, radical Palestinians, and a variety of other groups carried out thousands of terror attacks, big and small, that left thousands dead or injured. […]

Iraq Reportedly Launches Large-Scale Military Operation To Recapture Tikrit From Islamic State

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 07:28 GMT // 0 Comments

Iraq’s state TV says government forces backed by allied Shiite and Sunni fighters have begun a large-scale military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein’s hometown from the Islamic State extremist group. Al-Iraqiya television said Monday that the forces were attacking the city of Tikrit, backed by artillery and airstrikes by Iraqi fighter jets. It said the […]

Bibi vs. Barack: It’s time for a truce

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 05:52 GMT // 0 Comments

The speech itself is a terrible mistake. Arranging it without prior consultation with the White House was not only an affront to Barack Obama but to the Presidency itself. One would have thought that after all the uproar, Netanyahu would have caught a “cold” and postponed, but now that he plans to go ahead, he […]

Ru Hill, artist of the waves

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 03:59 GMT // 0 Comments

However, for the 37-year-old owner of Surf Simply, a surfing resort in Nosara, the sport was an early love that blossomed later in life. He first paddled out to the big blue when he was a teenager, but his professional life took a different turn when he embarked on a fine art degree in London. […]

Has Netanyahu gone too far?

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 02:04 GMT // 0 Comments

Netanyahu is driven not only by his concerns about Iran’s nuclear threatthe topic of his addressbut also by domestic political considerations. Israel will hold its national elections just two weeks after his visit to Washington. Netanyahu is fighting for his political life as he faces a tougher than expected re-election campaign. He has been widely […]

Optimism and frustration as MH370 anniversary approaches

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 01:59 GMT // 0 Comments

Watch “Vanished: The Mystery of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370” Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET. Australia’s transport safety chief has always described himself as a pessimist. But Martin Dolan, Chief Commissioner of the Australian Transport Safety Bureau, says that as search teams scour the depths of the Indian Ocean for any sign of Malaysia Airlines Flight […]

No shortage of color in ‘Commodity City’

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 01:37 GMT // 0 Comments

The shopper’s paradise, in the city of Yiwu, covers 46 million square feet and has about 62,000 booths, with 100,000 suppliers exhibiting 400,000 kinds of products. The sheer enormity of the place posed challenges for London-based Seymour, who visited Commodity City twice last year. “I tried to see as much as I could in the […]

Palawan: Sailing’s next great destination?

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 01:26 GMT // 0 Comments

The wind, particularly in the winter, blows strong, and reliably. It’s sunny almost all the time, and there are literally thousands of islands7,107 at last count. All of these enviable factors would usually point to the perfect destination for a sailing trip, but the charter industry here lags far behind other sailing destinations, like Thailand, […]

Sierra Leone’s Vice President In Quarantine For Ebola

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 01:07 GMT // 0 Comments

Sierra Leone’s vice president has put himself in quarantine following the death from Ebola of one of his security guards. Vice President Samuel Sam-Sumana is set to become acting president later Sunday when President Ernest Bai Koroma leaves Sierra Leone to attend a European Union conference on Ebola in Belgium. Sam-Sumana will carry out his […]

North Korea Fires Two Short-Range Missiles Off Coast

by The Huffington Post // March 2, 2015 // Updated 00:56 GMT // 0 Comments

SEOUL, March 2 (Reuters) – North Korea fired two short-range missiles off its east coast on Monday, a South Korean military official said, a move seen as a protest against annual military exercises between South Korea and the United States that were due to start hours later.A North Korea’s mock Scud-B missile, center, and other […]

ISIS releases 19 Assyrian Christian hostages

by CNN // March 2, 2015 // Updated 00:06 GMT // 0 Comments

According to the London-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, all but one of the hostages were among the at least 220 Assyrians captured on February 23 during an attack on villages in the northern Syrian province of al-Hasakah. The Syrian Observatory had said previously that a self-proclaimed ISIS court ordered the release of 29 Assyrian […]

North Korea fires two missiles into sea, South Korea says

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 23:21 GMT // 0 Comments

The missiles were fired from North Korea’s west coast toward the sea east of the Korean Peninsula around 6:30 a.m. and 6:40 a.m. Monday (4:30 p.m. and 4:40 p.m. ET Sunday), the official said. They were fired from an area near Nampo City, located about 60 kilometers (37 miles) southwest of Pyongyang. The two projectiles […]

The Evolution of Xi Jinping's 'Four Comprehensives'

by The New York Times // March 1, 2015 // Updated 23:00 GMT // 0 Comments

In comments made in mid-December, Mr. Xi spelled out his four big priorities, and lately party media have acclaimed his “Four Comprehensives” as a profound doctrinal breakthrough. While visiting Jiangsu Province in eastern China, Mr. Xi said the country must: Comprehensively build a moderately prosperous society, Comprehensively deepen reform, Comprehensively govern the country according to […]

Russia Detains Ukrainian Parliament Member Over Odessa Fire

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 22:43 GMT // 0 Comments

Moscow police have detained a member of Ukraine’s parliament as he was taking part in a march mourning a slain Russian opposition figure. Ukraine’s parliament has protested the detention.Alexei Goncharenko, deputy of Ukrainian parliament, wearing t-shirt depicting Boris Nemtsov reading in Ukrainian ‘Heroes never die’, a hommage to a popular slogan used during last year’s […]

How to end child poverty in America

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 22:20 GMT // 0 Comments

California’s Silicon Valley is one of the most prosperous places in the United Stateshome to tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple. Yet even this region isn’t immune from the scourge of child poverty. I visited Silicon Valley in November for CNN’s Change the List series. Readers of this website voted for me to […]

How to end child poverty in America

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 22:20 GMT // 0 Comments

California’s Silicon Valley is one of the most prosperous places in the United Stateshome to tech giants such as Google, Facebook and Apple. Yet even this region isn’t immune from the scourge of child poverty. I visited Silicon Valley in November for CNN’s Change the List series. Readers of this website voted for me to […]

Rafa is back: Equals long-standing record with Buenos Aires title romp

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 22:02 GMT // 0 Comments

Argentina legend Guillermo Vilas led the way with 46 wins in clay court tournaments so it was fitting that today’s “King of Clay” drew level with him by winning the tournament in Buenos Aires. He was also claiming his 65th title from 93 tour-level finals, breaking out of a tie with legends Pete Sampras and […]

This time, Hillary will run as a woman

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 21:30 GMT // 0 Comments

It seems that Hillary has found her outer woman, which is to say, she’s found the person that she wants to present on the campaign trail, and that person is resolutely female. This time she seems to have decided to fully embrace her womanhood as an asset in her quest for the White House and […]

Robert Levinson Fast Facts

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 21:25 GMT // 0 Comments

Birth place: Flushing, New York Birth name: Robert A. Levinson Father: unknown publicly Mother: unknown publicly Marriage: Christine Levinson (dates unknown publicly) – December 15, 2013 – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says, “Well, there hasn’t been progress in the sense that we don’t have him (Levinson) back. But to suggest that we’ve abandoned […]

CCTV Video May Show Missing British Girls In Istanbul

by The Huffington Post // March 1, 2015 // Updated 20:19 GMT // 0 Comments

A Turkish television station says it has obtained video showing three missing British teenagers at an Istanbul bus terminal before they boarded a bus to a city near Turkey’s border with Syria.LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 22: (EDITORS NOTE: FACE IN PHOTO BEING HELD DELIBERATELY COVERED BY SISTER) Renu Begum, eldest sister of Shamima Begum, 15, […]

The argument for a basic income

by CNN // March 1, 2015 // Updated 20:12 GMT // 0 Comments

I went to Cherokee to explore the idea of a “universal basic income,” which is a fancy way of saying something that’s really quite simple: Give everyone cash, just for existing. The goal, according to proponents of such a policy, is to alleviate, if not eliminate, the scourge of poverty. And, more importantly, to reduce […]

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