EDDIE_VILLA

161 Flips | 8 Magazines | 51 Followers | @EDDIE_VILLA | Keep up with EDDIE_VILLA on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “EDDIE_VILLA”

How To Raise Smart Kids: Unmissable Secrets Of Parenting

Wanting to raise smart kids is a parent's most important job and smart doesn't necessarily mean good grades. Emotional intelligence is just as …

Parenting

Two Chinese Warships Arrive In Iran For Unprecedented Visit

The four-day visit is the first time a Chinese naval vessel has called at a port in the Islamic republic, across the Gulf from Bahrain where the US Fifth Fleet is based.<p>The two navies will conduct joint search and rescue exercises and training for maritime accidents, according to Admiral Hossein …

European states demand release of Estonian nabbed by Russian agents

Estonia's European allies on Friday demanded that Russia release an Estonian security official who was allegedly abducted a week ago on Estonian territory and taken to a prison in Moscow, where he faces espionage charges.<p>Russian state-run media contend that Estonian Interior Ministry security …

Israeli intelligence reservists decry treatment of Palestinians

Citing reasons of conscience, 43 reservists in Israel's acclaimed military intelligence unit signed a letter declaring they will refuse to take part in future actions against Palestinians, Israeli new news media reported.<p>The letter, sent Friday to the prime minister, army chief of staff and senior …

Analysis: PA 'balking' at war crimes probe

<b>Ramallah, occupied West Bank -</b> After a document obtained by Al Jazeera revealed the Palestinian Authority (PA) has stalled the launch of a formal investigation into alleged Israeli war crimes in Gaza, Palestinian legal and human rights experts remain dubious that the PA ever truly intended to join …

Jewish leader: far-right votes risk nations' name

BERLIN (AP) — European voters risk giving their countries a bad name by electing far-right politicians, the leader of the World Jewish Congress …

Radioactive material missing in Kazakhstan

Authorities in Kazakhstan are on high alert after a container holding the highly radioactive and dangerous substance caesium-137 disappeared in the west of the country, local police have said.<p>A police spokesman for the Mangistau region said on Tuesday that the material - used for medical purposes …

Geometric Fire Pit: Do the Math

The Geometric Fire Pit, designed by architect John Paul Plauché of Houston’s Plodes Studio, gets my nomination for best portable fire pit ever.<p>A …

Portable

Alys Fowler: sempervivums

What starts as a harmless search on eBay to see what is out there ends in a flurry of purchases. Just like hunting for elusive Branksome tea plates in the right shade of pastel or particularly ugly West German plant pots, eBay leads you down the road to the good, the bad and the downright ugly. …

Before & After: A Damaged Set of Drawers Gets a New Life in Faux Bois

For many a design enthusiast and bargain hunter, one of life’s greatest pleasures is finding treasure in unexpected places—on the curb, in the trash …

At Last, Scientists Unravel Mystery of Death Valley's Moving Rocks

The first witnesses to an enduring natural mystery are an engineer, a biologist and a planetary scientist who met thanks to a remote weather station.<p>This odd group has captured the first video footage of Death Valley's sailing stones creeping across Racetrack Playa. For a century, these eerie rocks …

Death Valley

Make A Table Top without (clamps)!

Notching Jig

Israel Says It Will Only Fire in Response to Gaza Attacks

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Israel eased its assaults in the Gaza Strip and Palestinian rocket fire from the enclave declined sharply on Monday, the military said, with both the United States and United Nations calling for a durable cease-fire. As international pressure mounted to end a 21-day conflict …

Boko Haram Abducts the Wife of Cameroon's Vice Prime Minister

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In what's being described as "a savage attack," the wife of Cameroon Vice Prime Minister Ahmadou Ali …

Indian temple admits women for first time in 900-year history

Twelfth-century Hindu temple breaks with tradition after Supreme Court rules against two Brahmin families who have claimed exclusive ancestral rights to choosing priests for centuries<p>A twelfth-century Hindu temple that attracts hundreds of thousands of pilgrims annually is to admit women and …

India

Israel, Hamas hold out for more gains in Gaza war

Israeli military rejects blame for deaths at U.N. shelter

The Israeli military denied Sunday that it was responsible for anyone killed last week when a mortar hit the courtyard of a U.N. school that was shelter to many Gaza residents.<p>Officials from the United Nations and the Palestinian government said 16 people were killed and hundreds wounded on …

Fighting rages in Ukraine town; 2 children among 13 dead

More death and violence were reported in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, as some investigators stood ready but were unable to go to the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, downed more than a week ago.<p>At least 13 people, including two children, were killed in fighting on Sunday between pro-Russian …

More than 50 killed in Libya's Benghazi, Tripoli after heavy clashes

BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least 36 people were killed in Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi where Libyan Special Forces and Islamist militants clashed on Saturday night and Sunday morning, medical and security sources said.<p>The government said more than 150 people have died, many of them …

More fighting breaks out in Gaza after rockets hit Israel

GAZA/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Fighting subsided in Gaza on Sunday after Hamas Islamist militants said they backed a 24-hour humanitarian truce and U.S. President Barack Obama called for a ceasefire but there was no sign of any comprehensive deal to end fighting with Israel.<p>Hamas said it had endorsed a …

U.S. releases images showing Russia firing into Ukraine

The United States released a series of satellite images Sunday that appear to support its claims that Russian forces have fired across the border into Ukraine to support rebels there, suggesting a new level of direct Russian involvement in the conflict.<p>The images show artillery and rocket-blast …

Associated Press News

Thousands at Peace Rally in Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv

Israel rejects one-week Mideast cease-fire

Israel and Hamas agreed to a 12-hour cease-fire starting Saturday morning, temporarily halting more than two weeks of bloodshed that has claimed more than 900 mostly civilian lives.<p>Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told Secretary of State John Kerry that Israel would agree to the truce, …

Israel rejects Kerry's cease-fire proposal, though talks continue

Israel and the militant group Hamas agreed to a 12-hour lull in fighting beginning early Saturday, and U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry declared that a longer cease-fire in the Gaza Strip could be finalized before a Muslim feast beginning early next week.<p>But Israel rejected a proposal by the …