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UK failing on many human rights measures, report claims

Coalition of 175 civil society organisations raises alarm over prisons, hate crimes, stop and search powers and threat to Human Rights Act<p>The UK has failed to meet many human rights recommendations made by the United Nations and should do more to prevent prison overcrowding, tackle hate crimes and …

Boris Johnson: 'strong' evidence Russia carried out strike on UN convoy in Syria

Kerry likens Russian accounts of convoy attack to ‘parallel universe’ as he calls for grounding of Syrian planes over zones where humanitarian aid is delivered<p>Boris Johnson has said there is “strong” evidence that Russian warplanes carried out the airstrike on Monday that destroyed a UN aid convoy …

17 Proven Ways to Get a Better Night's Sleep

A good night's sleep is just as important as regular exercise and a healthy diet.<p>Research shows that poor sleep has immediate negative effects on …

Here’s the Real Allure of Yoga

Yoga is a centuries old practice that continually attracts new people. But what gives it such remarkable staying power? A new study found that while …

The “parenting happiness gap” is real, new research confirms

It’s an almost immutable fact: Regardless of what country you live in, and what stage of life you might be at, having kids makes you significantly less happy compared to people who don’t have kids. It’s called the parenting happiness gap.<p>New research to be published in the American Journal of …

Netanyahu's New York travel bill included $1,600 for hairstyling

Israeli PM’s visit cost taxpayers $541,886 according to details published after months of efforts to prevent release<p>A visit to New York by Israel’s prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu, and his wife Sara cost the country’s taxpayers $541,886 (£382,000) , according to a detailed breakdown published …

Ask Ethan: How do we know the Earth isn’t flat?

Today, it’s the most obvious thing in the world. But how do you prove it to yourself?<p><i>“A long time ago people believed that the world is flat and the</i> …

Things Have Gotten Much Worse Since An Inconvenient Truth

In 2006, Al Gore’s <i>An Inconvenient Truth</i> spread the idea of human-caused climate change far and wide in what is now considered a watershed moment for …

Blasts Hit Syria's Strategic Tiyas Base Used by Russians: Stratfor

A Syrian airbase used by Russia that housed helicopters and warplanes appears to have been almost completely destroyed, according to satellite imagery released by a global intelligence firm.<p>The airbase — known as the Tiyas facility — was hit by several explosions across the airport, with an entire …

Driverless cars, drones and spaceport to feature in Queen's speech

Proposals to be unveiled on Wednesday will help create jobs, according to DfT<p>Driverless cars, drones and a proposed first commercial spaceport for the UK will feature in the Queen’s speech.<p>The Department for Transport has said such cutting-edge technologies are crucial to the country’s economy and …

The UK is developing a digital driving licence

The smartphone licence being developed by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) is currently at the prototype stage but it could be available by 2018, the BBC reports.<p>Oliver Morley, CEO of the DVLA, tweeted a preview of the digital driving licence last Friday, saying: "So here's a little …

Credit Cards

Google plans to start blocking Flash in Chrome this year

Flash's death has been slow and painful, and now Google is planning to deal it another blow. Google has detailed plans to start blocking most Flash content with Chrome, with the change targeted toward the end of this year.<p>Under its current vision, nearly every website would have Flash content …

Google may get hit with record EU antitrust fine

Google may face a record antitrust fine from the European Commission in the coming weeks, according to the British newspaper The Sunday Telegraph.<p>The EU is considering levying a fine of about 3 billion euros ($3.4 billion) against the web giant over its dominance in the search market, the newspaper …

More pain ahead for UK factories as sector suffers biggest drop since 2013

UK manufacturing suffered the biggest annual drop in almost three years in March as economists warned there was more pain ahead for the sector.<p>Factory output almost stagnated in March, which contributed to a 1.9pc annual fall in output, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS). This …

Sanders: 'It will be a contested convention'

Tweets from https://twitter.com/politico/lists/team-politico<p>Bernie Sanders predicted Sunday that Hillary Clinton would not win enough pledged delegates to claim the nomination ahead of the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, and he delivered his most forceful call yet for superdelegates in …

Government

11 Ways To Upgrade Your Home for Under $100

Even tiny upgrades can have a big impact on your quality of living. Her are some of the best home improvements that can be done on a budget.<p>Home improvement projects don't have to stall when you are on a budget. There are plenty of upgrades you can do for under $100 that are worth every penny and …

Here's why consumers are increasingly turning to streaming media devices to view content

Since streaming media devices debuted in the mid-2000s riding in the wake of new OTT services like Netflix, they've grown in popularity. In fact, over half of homes in the US have at least one television set that's connected to the internet.<p>In a new report from BI Intelligence, we size up the …

Streaming Media

The 10 things in advertising you need to know today

<b>1. Actor Michael B. Jordan trolls Kobe Bryant in the new Apple TV ad.</b> The ad is called "Father Time."<p><b>2. Facebook is succeeding where Google should have dominated.</b> Facebook has opened up its streaming capabilities to the public, putting discovery front and center.<p><b>3.</b> <b>Here's what to expect from</b> …

Advertising

'The Holy Bible' Makes Library Association's List Of Most 'Challenged' Books

<i>The Holy Bible,</i> along with several other books that incorporate aspects of religion, made the American Library Association's list of top 10 most challenged books in 2015.<p>At No. 6 on the list, the Bible was challenged for "religious viewpoints," based mainly "on the mistaken perception that …

3 missteps to avoid at all costs when building a minimum viable product

So… your brilliant idea for a web or mobile application is going to completely change the way consumers or businesses [fill in the blank]. Great! But the days of investors cutting checks for ideas with zero validation are a fading memory.<p>Today, investors more often commit money to scale companies …

What the hell was NBC thinking? Glenn Beck, Ann Coulter & the legitimization of the crackpot caucus

NBC and MSNBC have started inviting some of the more noxious right-wing pundits onto their shows of late. But why?<p>Gary Legum<p>April 12, 2016 9:59am (UTC)<p>Let us stipulate a couple of obvious points right up front.<p>One, the name of the game in television, even for ostensibly serious news programs, is …

Meet the Press

Jeremy Corbyn Publishes His Tax Return - And Accuses David Cameron Of A 'Masterclass In Distraction'

Labour leader gets £100 fine for late submission<p>David Cheskin/PA Wire<p>Jeremy Corbyn has published his tax return just in time to exploit David …

Brazil committee recommends President Dilma Rousseff's impeachment

A Brazilian congressional committee has advocated the prosecution of President Dilma Rousseff. The decision sets the stage for a crucial vote in the …

Suicide bomb attack at Russian police station

Three men, including at least one suicide bomber, have attacked a rural police station in southern Russia, the interior ministry has said, adding police in the affected area had been put on high alert.<p>The incident took place in a village in the Stavropol region, close to the volatile …

Extremism

Kerry says Hiroshima 'gut-wrenching' reminder world should abandon nuclear weapons

HIROSHIMA, Japan (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday called his visit to a memorial to victims of the 1945 U.S. nuclear attack on Hiroshima “gut-wrenching” and said it was a reminder of the need to pursue a world free of nuclear weapons.<p>The first U.S. secretary of state to …

North Korea

Howard Marks obituary

Cannabis dealer who treated smuggling as a mission, wrote a bestselling autobiography and gave sold-out performances<p>Howard Marks, who has died aged 70 of cancer, was Britain’s best-known and most charming drug smuggler, and also a successful author and raconteur. He translated a lifetime of …

WordPress is rolling out encrypted HTTPS as standard

WordPress has announced that it’ll soon ensure every site built on its platform uses encrypted HTTPS as standard, in line with efforts being made across the rest of the Web.<p>HTTPS is already available if you have a ‘.wordpress.com’ site but this is now being rolled out to custom domains that only …

Pearl Jam – 10 of the best

We look back at the Seattle grunge-rockers’ finest tracks, from soulful ballads to political rants with riffs that could awaken the dead<p>Among the first groups from Seattle’s underground rock scene to sign to a major label, glam-rockers Mother Love Bone were poised for success until their flamboyant …

Five Writers on the Poems That Make Them Cry

<i>Following the success of their previous anthology</i> Poems That Make Grown Men Cry<i>, father-son editorial team Anthony and Ben Holden set out to compile</i> …

Charles Dickens and the women who made him

Dickens is often criticised for his weak female characters. But his great-great-great-granddaughter Lucinda Dickens Hawksley says he is a product of the strong women in his life and the Victorian ideals of his times<p>To a modern reader, many of Dickens’s heroines can seem weak, foolish figures of …