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French jihadists reveal what life is like in ISIS

The document, named Recruitment, Itinerary and Activities of French Fighters was sent to every magistrate investigating terrorism in the country at the beginning of October.<p>In it, officers of the Direction des Affaires Criminelles et des Grâces (the department of criminal matters and pardons, …

Banks have now resorted to hiring ex-soldiers to keep their staff in line

Banks are bringing in the big guns. That’s not exactly a metaphor.<p>Over the past year, 15% percent of the new hires in Barclays’ compliance team came not from Harvard or Oxford, but the armed forces. These 46 new recruits have the characteristics banks are looking for as they scramble to rebuild …

Armed Forces

Tanzania says its most infamous ivory smuggler is this elderly Chinese businesswoman

Tanzanian authorities claim they have arrested a kingpin of the illegal ivory trade—an elderly Chinese woman that has been living in Dar es Salaam since the 1970s, working as a translator, restaurant owner, and pepper farm owner.<p>Tanzania’s National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation …

Syria is Becoming a Test Bed for High-Tech Weapons of Electronic Warfare

The relationship between Russia and the West is becoming increasingly dangerous with potential flashpoints developing in both eastern Europe and …

World's oceans facing biggest coral die-off in history, scientists warn

A third global bleaching of coral reefs is underway following a massive and persistent underwater heatwave<p>Scientists have confirmed the third-ever global bleaching of coral reefs is under way and warned it could see the biggest coral die-off in history.

Climate Change

What is a Forest Worth – Explicitly?

Changing Planet<p>How much is this worth? Photo: Tripp Burwell<p>By Tripp Burwell<p>A major focus in the conservation world today is finding (and perhaps creating) economic incentives to perform acts of conservation.<p>This method has its detractors, but proponents assert that if we can find additional …

Survivor: Gunman spared 'lucky one' to give police message

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — The 26-year-old killer who gunned down classmates at an Oregon college spared a student and gave the "lucky one" something to …

Mass Shootings

Rocket financials: Lazada on course for $1B in sales this year, 58% of shoppers now on mobile

(Image: unmodified version of photo by Flickr user Steve Jurvetson)Rocket Internet released its H1 2015 financial report this afternoon, showing that …

West targeted by Isil-linked plots at a rate of more than two every month, says report

Islamic State-related plots against the West are increasing and Europe suffers a higher number of fatalities, according to a new study of the extremist group one year on<p>Islamic State-linked terror plots are increasing with attacks on the West foiled or taking place at a rate of more than two a …

Children in the Philippines Risk Their Lives in Underwater Gold Mines, Report Says

“Thousands” of children in the Philippines are working in dangerous underwater gold mines that could collapse without notice, according to Human …

John Kerry says U.S. talking with Iran about prisoners

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Secretary of State John Kerry acknowledged for the first time that the U.S. is having talks with Iran that could include a possible prisoner swap, in an interview with CNN's Elise Labott that aired Wednesday.<p>Iranian President Hassan Rouhani also recently told CNN that the two …

Rise of the 'Next-Pats': how technology is helping us live more global lives

New technologies are allowing people to throw off the traditional ties of nationality and background and embrace a more connected, global citizenship, according to a new report<p>There's a new type of digital native in town – researchers have identified a new demographic known as the Next-Pats, a …

ISIS has a money problem

A widening income gap between ISIS fighters and regular civilians has resulted in resentment among people under the group’s control, <i>Business Insider</i> …

China will make companies pay to pollute from 2017

New cap-and-trade scheme brings tough rules to carbon emissions<p>China is committing to a new program designed to combat the country's pollution levels by setting limits on, and charging companies for their greenhouse gas emissions, <i>The New York Times</i> reports. The cap-and-trade system, which is due to …

North Koreans can't get enough of illegal foreign radio

Stay tuned: The BBC is coming to the Hermit Kingdom.

How to Pack Serious Flavor into Your Noodles

It takes a LOT of strength to pass up a food truck. You know why. First and foremost, the smell — so delicious it almost knocks you out. Second, it’s made by total pros — people who live, breathe and sleep their style of fare. And finally, that order in-order up convenience (okay, maybe <i>after</i> an …

U.N. Says Cyber Violence Is Equivalent to Physical Violence Against Women

Cyber violence is just as damaging to women as physical violence, according to a new U.N. report, which warns women are growing even more vulnerable …

Kigali is “Africa’s cleanest city,” but that comes at a heavy price

Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, is often lauded as “Africa’s cleanest city”. The country’s 2008 ban on non-biodegradable plastic is often mentioned as a cause. Another is that on the last Saturday of every month, people across the country commit time to projects aimed at improving the country’s public …

Africa

Ghana's top undercover journalist masters disguise to expose corruption

Judiciary rattled by documentary containing secret footage of 34 judges accepting bribes in exchange for passing lower sentences<p>Anas Aremeyaw Anas, one of Africa’s most intrepid undercover journalists, has a range of tools he uses when he tries to expose corruption.<p>He owns an array of wigs, …

Report suggests automakers besides VW cheated emissions, too

Now that Volkswagen has admitted to cheating U.S. emissions testing on its four-cylinder TDI diesel engines, some reports are beginning to scrutinize …

What It's Like to Fly the $23,000 Singapore Airlines Suites Class

The world's best airline experience, from Singapore to New York.<p>In 2008, Singapore Airlines introduced their Suites Class, the most luxurious class …

Singapore Airlines

Rwanda 'sends vagrants to detention camp' to keep capital Kigali clean

Human Rights Watch claims Rwandan government has authorised arbitrary detention of thousands of beggars, sex workers, street children and petty criminals<p>Rwanda’s capital Kigali, often praised for its immaculate streets, is being kept clean by a policy of rounding up vagrants, street children, petty …

Mapped: how the sharing economy is sweeping the world

Led by Uber and Airbnb, the sharing economy is changing the way people buy goods and services. But which countries and cities are driving the phenomenon?<p>The UK is the European capital of the sharing economy, accounting for one-in-10 of the world's companies in this new digital sector, more than …

Goodbye nine to five, hello work-life balance

Employees want flexibility and freedom from outdated work practices. For this to happen, organisations must empathise with the individual behind the output<p>So many of our current working patterns are hugely outdated. The idea of “nine to five” was conceived during the industrial revolution, prior to …

Work-life Balance

What is Putin's end game in Syria?

<b>With Western policy on Syria in a state of flux could the timing of Russia's military move into that country be more perfect?</b><p>The operation to move dozens of combat aircraft and hundreds of troops to the aid of President Bashar al-Assad must have been given the green light some weeks ago, but think …

Middle East

What Happens Next Will Amaze You

Idle Words > Talks > What Happens Next Will Amaze You<p>This is the text version of a talk I gave on September 14, 2015, at the FREMTIDENS INTERNET …

A pharma CEO tried to defend his decision to jack up the price of a critical drug by 5,000% — and it backfired

And he hasn't stayed quiet.<p>Turing, a pharmaceutical startup that launched in February, acquired the US marketing rights to the parasitic-infection-fighting drug Daraprim in August.<p>Almost immediately, Turing jacked up the price of the drug, which is used to prevent malaria and treat toxoplasmosis, a …

Kellogg’s Special K rebrands dieting image with self-empowerment

Special K has a problem: Its brand is known for dieting. For years, its ads were built around images of fitting into that perfect red dress, and in decades past, of bragging that "you can't pinch an inch" of fat. But the women who are Kellogg Canada Inc.'s target consumers are sick of being told to …