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Russian-led rebels dig in for Ukraine attack

<b>Donetsk, Ukraine -</b> Russian-led paramilitaries are fortifying Donetsk’s provincial government building after kicking out separatist administrators, signalling a shift in power as rebels prepare for an expected assault by Ukrainian troops.<p>The Russian-dominated Vostok Battalion was securing the …

Assault fear sparks Ukraine town exodus

Thousands of civilians are fleeing the eastern town of Slovyansk amid growing speculation that the Ukrainian army is preparing to launch a full-scale assault to rid the region of pro-Russian separatists.<p>On Friday, cars and minibuses packed with frightened residents drove out of the city. The scene …

US deploys first advanced drones to Japan

The US air force has deployed two of its most advanced long-distance surveillance drones to a base in northern Japan.<p>According to the AP news agency, the unarmed Global Hawk aircraft were deployed to Japan over the past week from their home base on the Pacific island of Guam.<p>They are expected to …

US veterans affairs secretary resigns

US Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki has resigned after taking public responsibility for widespread failures in health care for US war veterans.<p>President Barack Obama accepted the resignation on Friday after a morning meeting with the retired four-star general just two days after a scathing …

Sudan death row mother 'free within days'

A Christian Sudanese woman sentenced to hang for apostasy is to be released from prison, a foreign ministry official has said.<p>Abdullah al-Azraq told the AFP news agency on Saturday that Mariam Ibrahim would be "freed within days in line with legal procedure that will be taken by the judiciary and …

Revisiting India’s forgotten gang-rape victim | India

<b>Jaipur, Rajasthan</b> - The gang-rape and hanging of two Dalit teenage girls in northern Uttar Pradesh state has made headlines in India, but a minor girl raped in 2012 has still found no takers in the local media.<p>The girl gang-raped at the age of 11 has become the forgotten victim of a crime that …

Algeria confirms first MERS cases

Two Algerians have tested positive for the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, after returning from pilgrimages to Saudi Arabia.<p>The Algerian health ministry confirmed the cases on Saturday but did not give the condition of the men, aged 66 and 59.<p>Other countries including Egypt, Jordan, …

S Sudan's Machar unable to control rebels

The leader of South Sudan's rebels, former vice president Riek Machar, has said he is not completely in charge of his forces, which have been accused of atrocities during a brutal six-month conflict.<p>In an interview with the AFP news agency in the Kenyan capital Nairobi on Saturday, Machar was asked …

On The Ground In Ukraine: How The New President Can Learn From Georgia

In less than a week, the newly elected President of Ukraine will take office. The country is full of rumors and speculation about how he will tackle the multiple challenges that face him. He has enough to overcome without the added multiplier of Russian pressure on the entire process. It’s not …

Articles about artful midcentury remodels on Dwell.com - Dwell

Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram community to bring you the most captivating design and architecture shots of the week.<p>In 50 years, more than 176 million fans have entered the turnstiles at Dodger Stadium, the mid-century modern ballpark nestled in...<p>Among the vintage interior design …

A single drop of seawater, magnified 25 times

Ever wonder what’s in seawater? This photograph shows a drop of seawater, magnified 25 times.<p>From thisiscolossal.com … “You know when you’re horsing …

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Monster Galaxy Tosses Stars to the Cosmic Curb

Changing Planet<p>This artist’s illustration shows the hypervelocity star cluster HVGC-1 escaping from the supergiant elliptical galaxy M87. HVGC-1 is the first runaway star cluster discovered by astronomers. It is fated to drift through intergalactic space. Credit: David A. Aguilar (CfA)<p><b>Talk about</b> …

How It Works: The Inner Earth

Know your planet!<p>Plate tectonics—the theory that explains the sinking, spreading, and slip-sliding of big chunks of Earth’s surface—is a bedrock of geology. But it can’t explain what happens to plates once they sink, or account for the forces that drive many of the planet’s volcanic hotspots. …