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Exclusive: Afghan drone war - data show unmanned flights dominate air campaign | Reuters

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Drones fired more weapons than conventional warplanes for the first time in Afghanistan last year and the ratio is rising, previously unreported U.S. Air Force data show, underlining how reliant the military has become on unmanned aircraft.<p>A U.S. Air Force MQ-9 …

Afghanistan

Wu Chao: Woman Emperor of China

Wu Chao was the only woman to occupy the throne of China with the title and authority of Huang-ti, that is, Emperor, and her reign in the early years …

China

2. Mao Zedong

Chairman Mao, as he is known to most of the world, was the leader of the Chinese Communist Party and the People€™s Republic of China, which he ruled …

The Empty Chinese Amusement Park

The amusement park is almost synonymous with noise: the rollercoaster’s creak, the visitor’s scream. But when there’s no one around to hear it, does a fairground make a sound? What happens when the crowds go home? That's what Stefano Cerio has spent the last year investigating for his latest book,</i> …

An Enthralling New Show at the Musée d’Orsay Explores Prostitution in France

In mid-19th-century Paris, women workers were paid roughly 50 percent less than their male counterparts. Is it any wonder that the glimpse of an ankle, the soft squeeze of a gentleman brushing a shoulder, could turn a chance encounter into an opportunity to earn enough for a meal or a place to …

What The U.K.’s Former First Lady Can Teach You About Mentoring

We spoke to Cherie Blair to find out how she’s using technology to pair mentors and protégés in unexpected ways with remarkable results.<p>As an international human-rights barrister, Cherie Blair has traveled around the world and met women in impoverished areas. Many had business ideas but lacked the …

Is Japanese Whisky Better Than Scotch?

Some sensational drams from Japan have been highly praised by critics—but can they compete with their Scottish ancestors?<p>IT WAS A BRIGHT , clear morning as we took off from Tokyo’s Haneda Airport. A few minutes into our flight, the captain announced that for those on the right side of the plane, …

Japan

Who founded Ancient Rome?

As part of our 'History Extra explains' series, leading historians answer the burning questions you were too afraid to ask...<p><i>This article was first</i> …

When Napoleon became an English tourist attraction

<b>After his defeat at the Battle of Waterloo, Napoleon Bonaparte was briefly kept prisoner on a warship in Plymouth Sound. The harbour became packed as crowds flocked to see their defeated enemy. Now the city is commemorating this most unlikely, and involuntary, of south coast holidays.</b><p>After his …

World History

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Nude Art Magazine. Naked models as beautiful works of art.

http://bit.ly/humanbeauty: Get a FREE copy of Model Society Magazine: Throughout history, images of the human body have been celebrated by the arts. …

incredible images of tattoo art from around the world

We catch up with Anna Felicity Friedman, the tattoo historian and scholar behind The World Atlas of Tattoo, to find out more about the truly global history of body art.<p>No matter how contemporary your tattoo design is, the technique almost certainly stems from far-reaching global practices. As …

Tattoos

Kirsty Mitchell’s ‘Wonderland’ Finished After 6.5 Years and 74 Photographs

Since 2009, Kirsty Mitchell has been dazzling the photography world with her epic (and deeply personal) photo project titled <i>Wonderland</i>. Now, 6.5 …

This month’s most fascinating photo stories

<b>MYLA DALBESIO ON HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH REAL WOMEN</b><p>Myla Dalbesio made headlines last year when she became Calvin Klein’s first-ever ‘plus size’ model (at a size 10, go figure). But the photographer/artist is way more than just a pretty face, as she proved with her series “Some Girls”. Shooting ‘real’ …

Robert Mapplethorpe

Animals in the News

It’s time once again for a look at the animal kingdom and our interactions with the countless species that share our planet. Today’s photos include a sloth hanging around in Panama, reindeer herders in far northern Russia, an orangutan taking a wheelbarrow ride in Indonesia, a wild horse roundup in …

Your UK News Guide with Flipboard Topics

The Labour Party leadership contest may have dominated most headlines in the UK this week, but news events in Britain didn’t stop there. From migration to the royal family and the upcoming London Fashion Week, use topics to keep up with it all.<p><b>Labour Party</b>: In a landslide vote, Jeremy Corbyn was …

Labour Party

U.S. stops sending new Syria recruits to troubled rebel training program | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has stopped pulling new recruits from the battlefield in Syria for training outside the country as the U.S. military program to forge a force of moderate rebels undergoes review, a Pentagon spokesman said on Tuesday.<p>A Free Syrian Army trainer addresses …

Middle East