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Back to School in Mosul: The ISIS Curriculum

The so-called Islamic State continues to pretend it has the trappings of a real government. In addition to bogus ‘gold’ coins, it now offers a …

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Middle East

10 Stunningly Beautiful Abandoned Buildings in America

<i>By Nick Mafi for Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photos: Eric Holubow)</i><p>Photographers who capture images of abandoned sites are often referred to as urban explorers, and through their lenses, we are able to witness how at one time, certain communities and industries thrived before falling into collapse. …

10 things in tech you need to know today

<b>1. Apple Pay is launching in the UK on July 14.</b> There will be a £20 limit on transactions — but this should rise in the fall.<p><b>2. A petition to have Ellen Pao removed as the CEO of Reddit has gained more than 100,000 signatures in 3 days.</b> Last week, popular Reddit employee Victoria Taylor was let go …

Getting Familiar With Color Relationships for Impactful Photography

The topic of color relationships in photography is somewhat akin to the topic of composition in that there are no set-in-stone rules governing these …

BBC News (World) on Twitter: "Ululating, singing and whistling as #Mandela procession passes by - via @Pumza_Fihlani http://t.co/Jxckoo2Cs6 http://t.co/GguKY2MxKZ"

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Jordan: China's Gateway to the Middle East

A bustling trade fair illustrates the possibilities—and limits—of Beijing's engagement in the region.<p>The fair coincides with King Abdullah II’s trip to China this week, which is the Jordanian monarch’s 7th official state visit to the country since 1999. As the world negotiates over neighboring …

The new gas guzzler

The world has just passed a historic milestone: China has overtaken the US as the world’s largest oil importer.<p>After decades as the world’s biggest …

America’s economic retreat threatens China’s rise

China’s rise was made in America. The ingenuity and industriousness of its people aside, China’s extraordinarily rapid emergence as the world’s …

The Secret Factor in China's Housing Bubble? Mistresses

The practice of buying apartments for lovers—common among wealthy men—may have serious consequences for China's economy.

All dried up

CHINA endures choking smog, mass destruction of habitats and food poisoned with heavy metals. But ask an environmentalist what is the country’s …

European Central Bank and China strike currency swap deal

The European Central Bank and the People’s Bank of China have established a currency swap agreement, the latest in a string of moves to help …

REVIEW: The iPhone 5C

The iPhone 5C, the colorful new plastic phone from Apple, is the same phone Apple introduced last year.<p>It has the same processor, same rear camera, same screen (4 inches), and same glitzy new iOS 7 software that most iPhones and iPads updated to this month. For specs geeks, the only new things …

Tech News & Analysis - Wall Street Journal

Dow Jones, a News Corp company<p>News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information …

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Silicon Valley Luminaries Got Grilled On The NSA At Disrupt, Here’s How They Responded

On Monday, TechCrunch founder Michael Arrington wrote that he would press the CEOs, VCs, and other Silicon Valley leaders who he was interviewing at TechCrunch Disrupt about the NSA scandal.<p>“I’m scared of our government and I’m disgusted by what little Silicon Valley has done to fight it,” …

Harvard's Class of 2017 Is Full of Virgins

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Sixty-five percent of the young adults starting at Harvard this fall are virgins, which is either a …