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Libya's official government bombs capital, commander loyal to Tripoli killed

TRIPOLI/BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libya’s official government conducted air strikes on Saturday against airports and a military camp in the capital Tripoli, controlled by a rival government, and killed a senior commander loyal to that government, officials said.<p>The internationally recognized …

Middle East

Blind Artist Relies on Touch and Texture to Create Stunningly Vivid Paintings

While art has always been a major part of John Bramblitt's life, it wasn't until he completely lost his sight that he tried to paint for the first time. From the age of 11, Bramblitt's vision was gradually stolen from him by epilepsy. By the time he was 30, seizures had rendered him completely …

Digital Art

Beautifully Tangled 28-Foot-Long Table Constructed Entirely of Wood

Artist Michael Beitz's impressive sculpture is a fantastic and playful take on your standard dining table. Titled <i>Not Now</i>, the 28-foot-long piece is made entirely out of wood, even as it twists and tangles at its center. Both ends are flat and invite you to take a seat. As you gaze towards the …

Art

Breathtaking Wire Sculptures Capture the Fluidity of the Human Body

English artist Richard Stainthorp captures the beautiful energy and fluidity of the human body using wire. The life-sized sculptures feature both figures in motion and at rest, expressed in the form of large-gauged strands that are densely wrapped around and through one another. By doing this, he …

Sculpture

How to Create the Perfect Core77 Design Awards Entry

Final Deadline for this year's awards is in 2 days! Submit before March 29th at 9 PM EST<p>Receiving an Honor in the Core77 Design Awards takes a little …

Isis destroys historic Christian and Muslim shrines in northern Iraq

Islamic State militants appear to have destroyed Christian and Shia Muslim shrines in northern Iraq – including a fourth-century memorial built by an Assyrian king – in the group’s latest rampage against the embattled country’s religious and cultural heritage.<p>On Thursday, Isis’s “Nineveh province …

Syria conflict: Kurds targeted in Hassakeh bombings

<b>More than 20 people have been killed in twin bomb attacks on Kurds marking Kurdish spring festival, or Newroz, in north-eastern Syria, activists say.</b><p>Syrian state TV said the bombs exploded in the al-Mufti district of Hassakeh, a largely Kurdish-controlled city.<p>The Syrian Observatory for Human …

Middle East

U.N. Libya envoy says renewed fighting threatens talks

SKHIRAT, Morocco/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A renewed military offensive in Libya threatens international efforts to reach agreement in the next few days on a unity government and lasting ceasefire in the warring oil producing state, a U.N. envoy said on Friday.<p>The internationally recognized government of …

Middle East

Russia says sanctions 'destructive', will act in own interests

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia described “sanctions rhetoric” as destructive on Friday and said it would do what is in its national interests after European Union leaders kept economic sanctions in place over the Ukraine crisis.<p>Russian President Vladimir Putin (front) addresses the audience during a …

Russia

FDA approves genetically modified apples and potatoes for consumption

Consumers may soon be able to buy genetically modified apples that don't brown and potatoes that resist black bruising spots.<p>The Food and Drug Administration said Friday it approved both crops for consumption, concluding they were "safe and nutritious as their conventional counterparts. "<p>The …

Russia's Putin calls for regional currency union

ASTANA (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed on Friday creating a regional currency union with Belarus and Kazakhstan, Russia’s main partners in a union of ex-Soviet states facing growing economic challenges.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin (R, back) walks in as he attends a …