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Climate

Will there be a third Palestinian intifada?

For the first time in a decade, the idea of generalised strikes, riots, protests, and violence escalating to “intifada” proportions looks entirely plausible. Escalation by Israel, and Hamas in Gaza, looks likely<p>Israel, especially Jerusalem, has experienced a steady string of small-scale attacks …

U.S. says several Russian missiles crashed in Iran

Several Russian cruise missiles fired from warships in the Caspian Sea at rebel positions in Syria crashed instead in northern Iran, U.S. officials said Thursday, disputing Russian claims that all the missiles hit their intended targets.<p>U.S. intelligence analysts believe that four of the 26 Kalibr …

El Nino set to be strongest ever

The developing El Nino is stronger than the last major event of its type in 1997.<p>According to the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the UK Met Office, this El Nino is shaping up to be the strongest since records began in 1950.<p>El Nino is a natural phenomenon which …

Weather

What Bernie Sanders Can Bring to Liberty University

When the presidential hopeful visits Liberty University, he’ll expose students to a party otherwise cloaked by the many Republican presidential candidates that have come before him—can his visit influence a conservative audience?<p>It’s not unusual for Liberty University to host politicians. In the …

Bernie Sanders
Barack Obama

Australian recession a one in three chance: Goldman Sachs

While Australia's GDP grew at 0.2 per cent in the second quarter of 2015, staving off concerns of an immediate recession, data flowing in from the …

Markets

6 Rules for a Perfectly Tailored Suit

Because there are few things worse than a bad one.<p>Putting on a great suit is transformative. Your shoulders are broadened; your lines, longer and leaner; your waist, that much trimmer. You look great, you feel great. That is, assuming you got the right suit and had it properly tailored. As any man …

Men's Fashion

Take a Look at the Second COS 2015 Fall/Winter Lookbook

Increasingly elegant and a tribute to the aesthetic values that have served well to establish the brand itself.<p>Renowned for its continuous search for “modern, functional, considered design,” Scandinavian fashion house COS has released a second lookbook for this year’s fall/winter season. Embodying …

Archaeology

The shells stop flying in Ukraine

On Friday morning Petro Poroshenko announced a small breakthrough in the war in Ukraine. The Ukrainian president said that for the first time in a …

Russia

House rebukes Obama’s nuclear accord with Iran in symbolic vote

The House voted on a resolution to approve the agreement, which failed 162-269, with not a single Republican voting in favor and 25 Democrats joining them<p>The US House of Representatives on Friday rejected Barack Obama’s nuclear accord with Iran, in a symbolic vote that will have no consequence for …

Obama Administration

The Shutdown Congress, And Why The GOP Can't Help Itself

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. government shut down for 16 days in 2013 because some Republicans wanted to "defund" Obamacare. The shutdown hurt the economy and polls showed Americans blamed the GOP.<p>Several Republican lawmakers said it was a mistake.<p>House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority …

Planned Parenthood

Ferguson’s Formula

Photography: Sean Pollack<p>Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 seasons as the manager of Manchester United, the English football (soccer) club that ranks among the most successful and valuable franchises in sports. During that time the …

Qualcomm Makes A Bid To Lead Drone Revolution With New Chip

The mobile world has become a static place in many ways. The global market for top tier smartphones has solidified around Apple and Samsung, at least outside of China. While Apple continues to sell its iPhones like hot cakes for the time being, the Samsung phone empire is waning and the company is …

Drones

Apple Victorious: The iPhone 6S Can Cripple Android

Anyone looking at Apple’s event on September 9th will have seen the near-future of smartphones being defined by Tim Cook. Apple may not be winning the market share fight against its Android powered competitors but the presentation of the technology and the decisions behind their adoption in Apple’s …

IPad Pro

5 major risks stemming from the refugee crisis

While most of the recent issues in the EU been internal ones, this crisis is unique in that it unites the problems of developing markets with those of industrialized economies.<p>Consequently, although "there seems little likelihood that this crisis will become systemic in nature," its "impact on the …

North Africa

Inside Hezbollah's war in Syria

Here in pockets of the rugged mountains near the Lebanese border, the distinctive yellow flag of Hezbollah now flies where al-Qaeda militants once …

Middle East

We've Hit 'Peak China' And No One Is Ready For What's To Come

During the financial crisis of 2008, China lauded itself for escaping contagion by the American financial meltdown. Now, however, China’s recent stock market collapse is infecting global equity markets, ushering in a period of almost unprecedented volatility. But while the world focuses on the …

China

The US just called out Putin over ISIS as Russian soldiers join the fight in Syria

A Reuters report confirms that Russians are taking part in the fighting on the side of Syrian President Bashar Assad.<p>"The Russians are no longer just advisors," a Lebanese source told Reuters.<p>"The Russians have decided to join the war against terrorism."<p>Russia's increased military involvement in …

Middle East

Investment lessons from market mayhem

by Suzanne Woolley<p>September is the worst month for markets, historically, though compared to this August's turmoil an average 1.1 per cent drop in …

3 Quick Total Body Workouts Recommended by the Pros

We’ve all done it: You start a workout regimen, excited about getting into shape. You aced the first one. On the second, you were feeling strong. …

Bernie Sanders Had A Great Response To War Hawks

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday offered a striking rebuttal to criticisms of his anti-war views, saying that he is opposed to war because of its lasting physical and mental toll on America’s veterans.<p>“War should be in my view, the last resort of a great nation. We should …

Bernie Sanders

UN: Middle East wars hit 13 million schoolchildren

More than 13 million children are being denied an education due to conflicts in the Middle East, the UN has said, warning "the hopes of a generation" would be dashed if they cannot return to classrooms.<p>In a report on the impact of conflict on education in six countries and territories across the …

Middle East

CIA, Special Operations forces reportedly launch drone war against ISIS in Syria

The drone strike that killed ISIS' most notorious online recruiter in Syria last week was part of a stepped-up effort by the CIA and U.S. Special Operations forces to target and eliminate senior members of the terror group, according to a published report.<p>The Washington Post, citing U.S. officials, …

National Security

How To Tuck A Shirt (The Right Way)

A style war has raged on between men for decades. It’s long divided those at the office and even good friends, one simple difference of opinion. Is …

The $280m that's got lost in space

High above the Indian Ocean, nestled among the pin-pricked blackness of space, sits an empty piece of orbital real estate that was meant to be …

Middle East

Obama Gets One More Vote Closer To 'Yes' On Iran Deal

Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley announced on Sunday that he will support the White House-backed nuclear deal with Iran.<p>Merkley becomes the 31st Senate Democrat to endorse the agreement publicly, leaving the Obama administration just three votes shy of having enough votes to sustain a veto of a …

South Asia