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IDEAS INSPIRING INNOVATION

<b>Dr. Hans Rosling</b> that I’ve featured in my recent blog posts is a a Professor from Sweden’s renowned Karolinska Institute, who has the world economic …

Islamophobia isn't the 'New Antisemitism' and the Statistics Prove It

<i>Julie Nathan is the Research Officer for the Executive Council of Australian Jewry. She is also the author of the ECAJ Report on Antisemitism in</i> …

Stefan Sagmeister: Finding Happiness

Happy to play the role of provocateur and prankster, Stefan Sagmeister has famously pushed the boundaries of design. Stefan’s legend stems from the …

‘We are very worried’ EU chiefs TERRIFIED after Turkey threatens to RIP UP migrant deal

Ioannis Mouzalas said Brussels desperately needs a “Plan B” in case the deal collapses.<p>The EU sealed a controversial deal with Ankara in March, …

The best way to save refugee lives (Britain's doing it)

Syria’s displaced are best helped as close to home as possible<p>How should a country deal with refugees? This week the British government received an important legal vindication of its approach: the Court of Appeal overturned a High Court ruling in January that four Syrian refugees resident in the …

UN: 75,000 Syrians starving on the Jordan border

UN agencies announced Thursday the first delivery since June of desperately-needed food and hygiene supplies to tens of thousands of Syrians trapped …

Police violence, citizen violence, camp violence – abuse in the Calais and Dunkirk camps has many forms. But UK government indifference does so much more damage<p>Experiencing violence is now a fact of life for child refugees. Hundreds of children have arrived at the camps in Calais and Dunkirk with …

Human Rights

UN says South Sudan government forces raped, killed

The UN has documented ethnically targeted rapes and killings by government forces in South Sudan. The country faces a renewed humanitarian and …

Associated Press News

Afghanistan Is Finally Standing Up to Pakistan

As the first president of Afghanistan following the toppling of the Taliban, Hamid Karzai’s legacy will always be decidedly mixed. The famously …

U.N. rights boss says executions in Iran were grave injustice | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - The hanging of up to 20 people in Iran this week followed serious doubts about the fairness of their trials and respect for due process, leading to a “grave injustice” being committed, the United Nations’ top human rights official said on Friday.<p>U.N. High Commissioner for Human …

Look At These Photos Of Life Two Years After An ISIS Massacre

It's been two years since the Sinjar massacre in Iraq and the Yazidi community is still trying to move forward.<p>When ISIS captured the town of Sinjar in northern Iraq two years ago, thousands of people from the Yazidi community were trapped, including some 25,000 children. Thousands of men were …

UN bungles response to Africa's yellow fever outbreak

KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The World Health Organization and its partners shipped more than 6 million yellow fever vaccines to Angola in February to quash an emerging epidemic, yet when they asked country officials the following month what happened to the vaccines, they discovered that about 1 million …

Spotify follows Discover Weekly with personalized new releases playlist

Spotify is doubling down on its strategy to beat Apple Music with big data-driven personalized playlists like Discover Weekly — a huge hit that saw 40 million users in its first year. Today it launches Release Radar, a 2-hour algorithmically personalized playlist updated each Friday that features …

Trump backs off false Iran video claim

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Donald Trump backed off a false claim Friday morning, admitting he had not seen a video of a $400 million payment being unloaded from a US plane in Iran.<p>The Republican nominee had claimed at rallies twice this week that such a video existed, saying in Maine on Thursday that it …

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17 Buildings Creatively Converted from Unexpected Spaces Photos

Nothing is more fascinating than a building with an unusual history. Transforming one unique space into another is a favorite pastime of architects, interior decorators, and designer lovers alike. It gives them the opportunity to preserve the structure’s character while still giving it their own …

Architecture

Confidential documents reveal internal fears of being seen as an accomplice to Kremlin over proposal for besieged Aleppo<p>The United Nations is considering overseeing a Russian proposal to create humanitarian corridors for civilians who wish to leave besieged Aleppo, despite strong opposition from …

Middle East