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More than one million join Brazil protests

Hundreds of thousands of people have rallied across Brazil as part of a protest movement over the quality of public services and the high cost of staging the World Cup.<p>President Dilma Rousseff called for an emergency cabinet meeting on Friday amid mounting pressure on her government in the face of …

First Protester Dies as Brazil Protests Reach 1 Million People

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A teenager was killed when a Jeep slammed into a crowd of demonstrators in Brazil last night, but …

The world’s tallest building will basically be a giant stack of trailer homes

The world’s tallest building might be the sort of place you wouldn’t want to live. Sure, Sky City One, which will rise from an empty field in Changsha, China, will be a miracle of efficient construction that will be built in only 90 days, resist magnitude-9 earthquakes, and save energy just by …

Skyscrapers

South Africa urged to 'let Nelson Mandela go'

South Africans and Nelson Mandela's family have been urged to "let him go" as the revered former statesman prepared to spend another night in hospital suffering from a recurring lung infection.<p><b>Mr Mandela</b> was rushed from his home in Johannesburg by ambulance in the early hours of Saturday after …

South Africa

Cheap credit has inflated the markets, and we could be in for a crash landing

During the past four centuries, there have been five occasions when major credit bubbles have led to stonking crashes. Tulip mania in 17th-century …

The one thing that makes a company last forever

All companies hit rough patches from time to time. But only a few manage to survive decade after decade—some of them in a form that bears no resemblance to the original organization. Nokia began in 1865 as a riverside paper mill along the Tammerkoski Rapids in southwestern Finland. In the late …

Innovation

Google Invests $12m in South African Solar Plant

Google has announced its first ever renewable energies investment in Africa, putting $12m (103 million Rand) in the Jasper Power Project, a 96 megawatt solar photovoltaic plant in South Africa.<p>Once it’s complete, the Jasper Power Project will be among the largest solar installations in Africa, and …

Syria claims Russia has started delivering S300 missiles

Syria's president has made an incendiary claim that Russia has begun delivery of a sophisticated missile system that has been described as a "game-changer" in the conflict.<p>The Syrian president has told Lebanon's Hizbollah-owned TV station that Damascus received the first shipment of S300 Russian …

Honduran gangs Salvatrucha and 18 Street announce truce

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/982000/982114_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524682228_ea8e7871650659da523515d4719041af<p><b>The two most notorious and violent street gangs in Honduras have promised to end the violence which has claimed tens of thousands of lives.</b><p>Mara …

How to hire good people instead of nice people

Usually, employers rapidly scan the resume of each job applicant looking for relevant education, skills, and work experience. They select 10 candidates for telephone calls, invite three in for interviews, and hire the one they <i>like</i> the best.<p>This is a bad way to hire because at best it gets you <i>nice</i> …

Employment

Interesting Photo of the Day: Ominous Storm Approaches

People like to take pictures of the sky — fluffy fair-weather clouds, sunsets shot with pinks and golds, great expanses of clear blue. But sometimes …

Photos

Youth riots in Stockholm suburb

Tornado Video 2013: Storm Chasers Catch Outbreak on Tape

The Cicadas Are Coming: Here's Photographic Proof

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The cicadas haven't even reached their mating season climax and already the visual evidence of their …

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Uganda's Daily Monitor raided over Museveni 'plot'

<b>Ugandan police have raided the offices of at least two newspapers following reports that President Yoweri Museveni is grooming his son to succeed him.</b><p>Two radio stations have also been taken off air, the state-owned New Vision newspaper reports.<p>Last week, newspapers reported claims allegedly made by …

Tensions over Syria trigger clashes in Tripoli

Bangladesh Factory Still Making US Products Despite Wal-Mart Red Listing

A Bangladeshi garment factory, which was found to have cracks in its walls and has been banned by Wal-Mart, is continuing to manufacture products for …

At least 51 killed, including 20 children, as tornado tears through Oklahoma

At least 51 people, including 20 children, were among the victims of an enormous tornado that roared through the suburbs of Oklahoma City Monday, pulverizing entire city blocks and leaving behind miles of mangled cars and splintered wood.<p>Officials warned the death toll was likely to climb, making …

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Viable Human Embryonic Stem Cells Created By Cloning

A paper in this week’s Cell describes how a team in Oregon finally achieved what many scientists have expected–and many others have dreaded: they derived embryonic stem cells from human embryos that they created in the lab themselves.<p>Shoukhrat Mitalipov and his team at Oregon Health and Science …

Scientists agree on climate change. So why doesn’t everyone else?

Here's a finding that shouldn't be all that surprising: Since 1991, roughly 97 percent of all published scientific papers that take a position on the question agree that humans are warming the planet.<p>That stat comes from this extensive new survey led by John Cook and Dana Nuccitelli, who run the …

Chinese citizens are hijacking Xi Jinping’s latest propaganda tool

If the last sixty odd years of Chinese history were told through Chinese Communist Party slogans, this year would mark a turning point in who controls the narrative.<p>Elusive expressions like Jiang Zemin’s “three represents” (which refers to the three pillars of the party—military, culture and public …

China

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New video shows parade shooting suspect