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The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b> Dozens of people were killed and several hundred injured after a 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, just two weeks after an even stronger quake killed more than 8,000 people.<p><b>2.</b> An Amtrak train travelling from Washington, D.C., to New York City derailed and crashed in Philadelphia …

Egypt justice minister quits over social class remarks

Egypt's justice minister has resigned after raising a public uproar by saying in a TV interview that the children of rubbish collectors workers are too lowly to become judges.<p>The comments on Sunday by Mahfouz Saber brought a heavy backlash on social media from Egyptians denouncing elitism and what …

Armed Forces

US Approves Shell Arctic Drilling

The Obama administration approved oil giant Shell’s Arctic drilling program Monday, clearing a major hurdle for the company but inviting the ire of environmentalists concerned over the project's potential contribution to climate change.<p>The Bureau of Ocean Energy Management gave the green light to …

Oil & Gas Industry

Kerry meets Russia's Putin amid tensions

John Kerry, the US secretary of state, has met the Russian President Vladimir Putin in a bid to ease strained relations over the conflicts in Ukraine and Syria.<p>On his first trip to Russia since the Ukraine crisis began, Kerry held more than four hours of talks with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey …

Russia

Powerful second quake rocks Nepal

A deadly magnitude 7.3 earthquake has struck Nepal and sent aftershocks through neighbouring India, two weeks after a devastating quake killed more than 8,000 people in the Himalayan nation.<p>At least 45 people are known to have been killed and 1,115 people injured in Tuesday's quake, which struck …

Natural Disasters

Strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake hits northeastern Japan

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake has struck off the coast of northeastern Japan, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has said, but authorities have not issued a tsunami warning and there were no immediate reports of damage.<p>The quake struck at 6:12am (21:12 GMT Tuesday) off the east coast of Japan's Honshu …

Natural Disasters

No Charges for Cop Who Killed Unarmed Black Teen

A Wisconsin police officer won't face criminal charges for fatally shooting an unarmed 19-year-old biracial man who witnesses said was acting erratically and had assaulted two people, a prosecutor announced Tuesday. The shooting was another in a series of police confrontations that have ignited …

Justice

Several dead as Amtrak train crashes in Philadelphia

An Amtrak passenger train has crashed in Philadelphia, killing at least five people and leaving at least 50 others injured.<p>Train 188 was travelling from Washington DC to New York City on Tuesday night when it crashed. The front of the train was going into a turn when it shook.<p>Mayor Michael Nutter, …

Passenger Rail

10 of the World's Most Touristy Cities

There is no shame in being a tourist. It's the best way to escape from your daily routine, see the world and soak up new experiences. There is, …

What's the Point of Voting When Lawmakers Ignore the Vote?

You may recall last year that we voters here in Oregon passed statewide marijuana legalization. We're one of the 26 states with some form of citizen lawmaking ability, so we crafted a marijuana legalization initiative, got it on the ballot, and passed it with a 56 percent majority.<p>The initiative …

Don't Buckle Under Success: 7 Ways to Survive an Overnight Boom

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Any new company would welcome growth with open arms. But when that growth becomes overbearing, it can quickly suffocate your business, instead of supporting it. When we founded our e-commerce fashion company, our goal was to sell 500 …

If It Fits We Sits

Facebook Rep Claims Uploaded Photos Become the Company’s Property

Here’s something that may raise quite a few eyebrows among photographers who use Facebook: a representative of the social network has apparently said …

Internet

The 6 Life Stages Of An Entrepreneur

We tend to think that being an entrepreneur is not a process or a science and to some degree there is sense in that, but, there are things that we …

Shalin Shah's Last Wish Is That People Treasure Life And See All The Sunsets

<i>Shalin Shah and Frances Chen on their wedding day in April 2015. (Courtesy of Frances Chen)</i><p>Shalin Shah was a recent college graduate and new Peace Corps volunteer when doctors discovered a rare form of cancer in his brain. Roughly half a year later, doctors came into his hospital room with the …

Top 10 Eye-Catching Train Stations

When you think of train stations, you most likely think of a way to get from point A to point B, and, of course, you would be correct. However, there's more to some railway stations than mere transportation. Many train stations are works of art in and of themselves, featuring breath-taking …

Anxiety Disorder Depicted Through Self-Portraits

LSU photography student Katie Joy Crawford has personally struggled with general anxiety disorder for over a decade. For her senior thesis …

20 Things You Should Never Pack in Your Checked Luggage

<i>by Eric Jordan, Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>There are a few simple steps you can take to make sure you don't lose your valuables on your next flight, even when baggage handlers want to steal them.<p>Senarb Commercial/Alamy<p>Here's a headline for you, from CNN: "Hidden Cameras Reveal Airport Workers Stealing from …

40 Little Things In Daily Life That Bring Us True Happiness

What makes you happy? Apparently it really is the little things in life that make us happy, according to research by DoubleTree involving 2,000 …

Happiness

Why Not to DIY

The importance of building a support system to help you not only build your business but also keep a sane schedule has been on the top of my mind lately because I've been listening to the classic "The E-Myth Revisited." In this self-professed guide to "Why Most Small Businesses Don't Work and What …