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This Week in World War I, April 11-17, 1915

1915 The Caucasus Front<p>By March 1, 1915, Ottoman Forces had retreated back to their positions prior to the November offensive and the line stabilized to where it had roughly been in early November 1914. In the winter of 1915, the Allies asked Russia to help relieve the pressure on the Western Front …

Acknowledging the Armenian Genocide

In less than two weeks we will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Armenian Remembrance Day, April 24th, recalls the horrifying events that resulted in the deaths of more than one million Armenians and the forced expulsion and ethnic cleansing of many more from their …

Pope Francis calls Armenian slaughter 'genocide'

Pontiff’s comments are likely to anger Turkey, which denies that the killings 100 years ago during the fall of the Ottoman empire constituted genocide<p>Pope Francis has described the mass killing of Armenians 100 years ago as a genocide, a politically explosive pronouncement that could damage …

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'You will obscure your talent by allowing yourself to be pimped': Sinéad O'Connor tells Miley Cyrus: http://gu.com/p/3j95z/fb

Guardian front page, Thursday 26 September: Revealed: exploitation of Qatar's World Cup 'slaves' http://t.gu.com/pe6eR

This is why you should never twerk against a door… or near a glass table… or fire… Watch the full video here: http://bit.ly/1el0o38

New York woman visited by police after researching pressure cookers online

A New York woman says her family's interest in the purchase of pressure cookers and backpacks led to a home visit by six police investigators demanding information about her job, her husband's ancestry and the preparation of quinoa.<p>Michele Catalano, who lives in Long Island, New York, said her web …

The weather may have broken across much of the UK, but no problem, provided you’re a frog with a handy leaf umbrella. This tiny tree frog was photographed sheltering under a leaf in East Java, Indonesia. Taken from picture desk: live, which is also stuffed with royal baby and weather related images: http://gu.com/p/3hfnc/tw Photograph: Penkdix Palme/Newsteam

John Pilger: forcing down Evo Morales's plane was an act of air piracy: http://bit.ly/16STg9b Imagine the aircraft of the president of France being forced down in Latin America on "suspicion" that it was carrying a political refugee to safety – and not just any refugee but someone who has provided the people of the world with proof of criminal activity on an epic scale. Denying the Bolivian president air space was a metaphor for the gangsterism that now rules the world. European states were told Snowden was on Morales plane, says Spain: http://bit.ly/1cYn5qm Photograph: Zuma/Rex Features

This little guy might be the cure for the Mondays.

From @silverdonia

Shy Fennec Fox Kits Emerge at Artis Zoo

Caretakers at Artis Zoo in Amsterdam are keeping an eye out for kits in their Fennec Fox exhibit. The mother has quietly given birth to at least two …

Kitties!

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The Great Barrier Reef we stand to lose – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/19/great-barrier-reef-in-pictures<p>720<p>As the UN pressures Australia to better protect the reef, …

Kenichi Ebina Performs an Epic Matrix- Style Martial Arts Dance - America's Got Talent

Vienna on a budget

Dodging Vienna's tourist traps and making the most of the Austrian capital on a tight budget is easy when you know how. Read on to learn how to see Klimt masterpieces for free, fill your belly for €6 and score opera tickets for a song.<p>'Hofburg' by Chris Brown. Creative Commons Attribution …

European Travel

The clearest lake in the world – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/environment/gallery/2013/jun/12/clearest-lake-in-the-world-in-pictures<p>720<p>The visibility of distilled water is about 80 …

Young fox gets head stuck in a jar and wanders up to two men for help

When this young red fox got its head stuck in a jar, its animal instincts must have alerted it to the fact only a helping human hand could save the …

Montreal Mayor Michael Applebaum held in corruption probe

<b>Montreal's mayor has been arrested by Quebec's anti-corruption unit on fraud charges, months after his predecessor resigned amid corruption allegations.</b><p>Michael Applebaum faces 14 charges, including defrauding government.<p>In February, anti-corruption police raided city hall and the offices of a …

Edward Snowden: NSA whistleblower answers reader questions

5.43pm BST<p><b>Final question from Glenn Greenwald:</b><p>Anything else you’d like to add?<p><b>Answer:</b><p>Thanks to everyone for their support, and remember that just …

Captain orders 100 unruly school children off plane

The captain of an American aeroplane grew so infuriated with the behaviour of 100 unruly schoolchildren that he ordered them to leave the plane.<p>The 100 students, all aged 17 or 18, were reportedly refusing to sit down, and continuously playing with their mobile phones.<p>Asked by the air stewards to …