ERNESTO DJ MIXS 2014 (yeah Man)

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Obama blames Africa's 'lack of democratic progress' on its presidents-for-life

In address to African Union, US president criticises corrupt leaders and makes plea for sexual equality and end to FGM<p>Barack Obama has made a scathing attack on Africa’s culture of presidents-for-life, urging the continent’s leaders to follow the example of George Washington and Nelson Mandela by …

Africa

Prison Seamstress Joyce Mitchell Pleads Guilty in Escape

The New York prison seamstress who helped two inmates escape by smuggling breakout tools in frozen meat pleaded guilty Tuesday in a deal that protects her from potential rape and murder conspiracy charges.<p>Wearing a black-and-white prison jumpsuit and with her hands shackled, Joyce Mitchell, 51, …

Crime

NATO holding rare emergency meeting on threat of Islamic State at Turkey's request

NATO declared its "strong solidarity" with Turkey on Tuesday as ambassadors gathered for a rare emergency meeting about the threat faced by a member.<p>Turkey requested the extraordinary meeting to gauge the threat the Islamic State extremist group poses to Turkey, and the actions Turkish authorities …

What are the limits of human vision?

From spotting galaxies millions of light years away to perceiving invisible colours, Adam Hadhazy explains why your eyes can do incredible things.<p>Take a look around the room – what do you see? All those colours, the walls, the windows – everything seems so self-evident, just so there. It's weird to …

Andromeda Galaxy

Why is Russia sending bombers close to U.S. airspace?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two Russian bombers intercepted by U.S. fighter jets off the California coast on July Fourth could be seen as having raised a metaphorical middle finger to the United States.<p>"Good morning, American pilots. We are here to greet you on your Fourth of July Independence Day," they said, …

Military

U.S. softens view of Malaysia, Cuba in human trafficking report | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States took Malaysia off its list of worst offenders in human trafficking on Monday, removing a potential barrier to a signature Asia-Pacific trade pact despite opposition from human rights groups and nearly 180 U.S. lawmakers.<p>A Rohingya child plays with balloons …

Human Rights

Obama criticised for calling Ethiopia's government 'democratically elected'

While US president calls for end of crackdown on political and press freedom, his comments on Hailemariam administration are widely condemned<p>Barack Obama has been criticised by opposition groups and journalists in Ethiopia after referring to the country’s government as “democratically elected”, …

Africa

Letter from Kenya: Dreaming of Obama

The Kenyan-American president inspires the land of his father to extremes of devotion.<p>NAIROBI — The woman danced on the sidewalk by herself, singing, her right hand clutching a flag with President Barack Obama’s picture and the day’s newspaper with him on the front page. Her left hand moved to her …

Africa

The Motorcycle Gang Behind Philly’s Biggest Pill Mill

How a Philadelphia doctor and a notoriously violent motorcycle gang joined forces to sell mass quantities of prescription pills.<p>Before building a …

Medicine

Humans are endangering the most abundant animal on the planet

Barely longer than your thumb, weighing under an ounce and nearly translucent, delicate crustaceans known as krill are vital to ocean ecosystems around the world. In the waters that encircle Antarctica, krill are an essential food source for penguins, baleen and blue whales (which can eat as much …

Biodiversity

Heavier cutlery makes food taste better

Eating with heavier cutlery makes food taste better, with researchers for the first time finding a direct link between the weight of eating utensils …

Earth 2.0: Nasa says scientists have found 'closest twin' outside solar system

Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others<p>Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have discovered “the closest twin to Earth” outside the solar system, Nasa announced on Thursday.<p>Working …

Astronomy

The Summer of the #Squad

The history and context behind social media’s new favorite hashtag<p>Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart—actors who have taken, with glee, to the Internet and the culture that thrives on it—recently covered two tracks from Taylor Swift’s <i>1989</i>. McKellen spoke the lyrics to “Bad Blood”; Stewart, during a …

Kerry: Agreement on Iran issue only alternative to force

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that if Congress disapproves of the Iranian nuclear deal, it will undermine President …

South Asia

Lafayette theater shooter bought gun legally, police say

<b>(CNN) —</b> John Russell "Rusty" Houser methodically shot 11 people in a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater using a handgun he legally purchased from an Alabama pawn shop, authorities said Friday.<p>Houser stood up Thursday evening in the theater where the comedy "Trainwreck" was showing and fired off …

Lafayette

Turkey stages first air strikes on Islamic State in Syria | Reuters

ANKARA/ELBEYLI, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkish warplanes pounded Islamic State targets in Syria for the first time on Friday, with President Tayyip Erdogan promising more decisive action against both the jihadists and Kurdish militants.<p>Ambulances leave from the Dag military post, which was attacked by …

Middle East

Obama team attempts to persuade US lawmakers to endorse Iran nuclear deal

Barack Obama’s administration has taken its Iran sales pitch to Capitol Hill, where secretary of state John Kerry, energy secretary Ernest Moniz and treasury secretary Jack Lew sought to persuade skeptical US lawmakers that a nuclear accord agreed to by Tehran and six world powers was the best …

South Asia

Sandra Bland's family 'infuriated' at video of her arrest

<b>(CNN) —</b> The family of Sandra Bland, whose death in a Texas jail has drawn national attention, expressed anger Wednesday over a newly released video they say offers further proof that her arrest was unnecessary.<p>"I'm infuriated and everybody else should be infuriated," Bland's sister, Sharon Cooper, …

Texas Rangers

US-trained Iraqi troops to join Ramadi counteroffensive

BAGHDAD (AP) — For the first time, Iraqi troops trained by the U.S.-led coalition have been added to the assault force Iraq is using to retake the …

Middle East

CrossFit’s extremely lucrative business plan is also deceptively simple

“I don’t understand CrossFit’s business plan,” my middle-aged friend said, looking up from the floor where he lay next to a barbell, panting in a pool of his own sweat. Like many of the former athletes, weekend warriors, and get-in-shape hopefuls who have flooded to this cult-like fitness program, …

Social Media

Rain is sizzling bacon, cars are lions roaring: the art of sound in movies

Skip Lievsay is one of the most talented men in Hollywood. He has created audioscapes for Martin Scorsese and is the only sound man the Coen brothers go to. But the key to this work is more than clever effects, it is understanding the human mind<p>Skip Lievsay, an unassuming-looking guy in his mid-60s …

Battlestar Galactica

Trump lifts the veil on his empire

From mega-buck speech appearances to his golf empire, The Donald reveals how he makes his cash.<p>Donald Trump on Wednesday opened the kimono on his business empire, and revealed a whole heck of a lot of assets.<p>Trump made good on his promise to file the financial disclosure required of presidential …

Real Estate

This town has resisted Islamic State for 18 months. But food is running low.

HADITHA, Iraq — One by one, the cities around this Iraqi town have fallen. Fallujah. Ramadi. The walled community of Hit.<p>Islamic State fighters have slaughtered thousands of people as they have tightened their grip on Iraq’s western province of Anbar. But Haditha has remained an outpost of …

Middle East

Saudi TV Just Got a Lot More Feminist

At first glance, the four stars of a new Saudi television drama, “Mubta’ethat” or “Sponsored Women,” look a little mis-matched. There’s Salma, a chic …

How to Disappear a Country

In the Donetsk People’s Republic, Russia is everywhere, from the mailboxes to the license plates. Ukraine is nowhere.<p>DONETSK, Ukraine—Deep in the self-declared Donetsk People’s Republic (DPR) on Ukraine’s eastern fringe, crumbling statues of Lenin were guarding a century-old coal mine, testifying …

Death penalty is sought against James Holmes, but governor stands in the way

When the jury found James E. Holmes guilty, Marcus Weaver cried. For his friend Rebecca Wingo, who died beside him in the Aurora, Colo., multiplex. For the dozens of victims in the 2012 rampage during a midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises." For the families of the dead and wounded. Then he …

Christmas Eve

Can Bill De Blasio Turn Uber Into The NRA?

At war with the ride-hailing juggernaut, New York's mayor wants to talk about ideology, not taxis.<p>So will Bill de Blasio pry the Uber app from his constituents' cold, dead hands?<p>That is the experiment the New York mayor will start running on Thursday, when the City Council is expected to impose a …

Bill de Blasio