Angela Torquato

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Ukraine crisis: US accuses Russia over 'incursion'

<b>The US has accused Russia of undermining a ceasefire in Ukraine after reports of Russian troops and military hardware entering the country.</b><p>The US envoy to the UN, Samantha Power, also accused Russia of pursuing war in Ukraine while talking peace.<p>Russia's deputy ambassador to the UN, Alexander …

Russia

Gov't tells US drivers to get used to cheap gas

NEW YORK (AP) — Those low gas prices on station signs aren't going away soon, the government says.<p>In a dramatic shift from previous forecasts, the Energy Department predicted Wednesday that the average price of gasoline in the U.S. will be $2.94 a gallon in 2015. That is a 44-cent drop from an …

Protesters Burn Mexico Government Building Over Missing Students

CHILPANCINGO, Mexico, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Demonstrators set fire to the local legislature building on Wednesday in the capital of the southwestern state of Guerrero in protests over the apparent massacre of 43 students by corrupt police and thugs from drug gangs.<p>Violent demonstrations rocked several …

Mia Love's inspirational life story (Opinion) - CNN.com

<i>Editor's note: LZ Granderson is a CNN contributor, a senior writer for ESPN and a lecturer at Northwestern University. He is a former Hechinger Institute fellow and his commentary has been recognized by the Online News Association, the National Association of Black Journalists, and the National</i> …

Geoengineering: the ethical problems with cleaning the air

Intervening in climate change currently raises more questions than answers when it comes to manipulating the atmosphere<p>Last August, Berlin hosted an international conference on the controversial issue of geoengineering. We ask expert Dr Naomi Vaughan fromthe Tyndall Centre for Climate Change …

Under pressure, North Korea proposes human rights visit

Under unprecedented scrutiny over its human rights record, North Korean officials met with a UN human rights investigator this week for the first time in 10 years.<p>Marzuki Darusman, the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in North Korea, said he met "unexpectedly" with …

Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize in Sweden

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Children's rights activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai on Wednesday received the World's Children's Prize 2014 in Sweden, after winning a global vote involving millions of children.<p>The awards organization cited the 17-year-old Pakistani girl for "her courageous …

Hong Kong democracy stalwart says 'foreign forces' not behind protests

China’s attempt to blame U.S. and other “foreign forces” for Hong Kong’s<p>protestsis merely a “convenient excuse” for Beijing to cover its shame for not granting the territory true democracy as it once promised, said Martin Lee, founding chairman of Hong Kong's Democratic Party.<p>With street sit-ins …

Hong Kong

Why 'Being a Man' May be the Worst Thing our Men Can Do - Girls' Globe

When focusing on gender roles as constructed by our society, too often the focus is on women. Within feminism, so much attention is paid to how we …

Debunking the Idea That Gamergate Isn't About Sexism

The treatment of male and female critics of Gamergate speaks volumes about its aims.<p>People who support Gamergate, the online movement of gaming enthusiasts who’ve been in an uproar over gender and criticism of games, tend to target women more harshly than men.<p>And that matters. Although the public …

Gamergate is loud, dangerous and a last grasp at cultural dominance by angry white men

The outrage isn’t about ‘ethics’ or even really gaming. It’s about harassing women to protest the movement for female equality<p>As the cultural relevance of angry white men on the internet withers away and ends, their last words – muttered angrily at an empty room – will surely be “Gamer ... …

Felicia Day's public details put online after she described Gamergate fears

The actor hadn’t talked about gamergate due to fears of being ‘doxxed’ – and indeed she was, shortly after she spoke out<p>Gamer and actor Felicia Day has had her personal details posted online just minutes after making her first public statement about Gamergate – in which she expressed fear about …

Utah State University defends handling of threat to GamerGate critic Sarkeesian

Feminist speaker Anita Sarkeesian threatened with massacre President says law meant weapons could not be excluded from talk<p>The president of Utah State University on Wednesday defended his school’s handling of a violent threat against a planned talk by a feminist pop culture critic that led to its …

“In Real Life” Breaks Through GamerGate, with Jen Wang [Interview/Review]

In the time of GamerGate, where female-gamers are fleeing their homes in fear of being violently attacked from wanting an equal voice in the gaming …

Cory Doctorow

Glassmakers may have been nobles, but they were also forbidden from ever leaving the city! #HowWeGotToNowPBS http://t.co/42b6Dgi9bV

Samurai: Japanese Armor from the Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Collection

Travel back in time and discover remarkable objects that illuminate the life, culture, and pageantry of the <i>samurai</i>, the revered and feared warriors …

Archaeology