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At least 300 killed in Islamic State 'massacre' in Syrian city, state media says

Islamic State militants killed 300 people in an “appalling massacre” in eastern Syria, the government said on Sunday.<p>The state-run SANA news agency said that most of those killed in day-long attacks on Deir el-Zour Saturday were elderly people, women and children. The killings are some of the worst …

Middle East

Spotlight: Photographer Nicholas Goodden

MagMaker / February 23, 2015<p><b>My name is</b> Nicholas Goodden. I’m an award winning urban photographer based in London, founder of the Street Photography …

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Tourism

National Adoption Awareness Month: Hearing Voices of Loss

Every November since 1984, the media features stories about adoption to mark National Adoption Awareness Month (NAAM) and National Adoption Day.<p>Many whose lives have been permanently changed by adoption have mixed feelings (at best) about the month's glorification and promotion of adoption. …

Adoption

Foreign Youths Find a Refuge With Foster Families

Children Fleeing Central America Violence Get a Second Chance in U.S.<p>Amy and Jason Boeve have firsthand experience with the recent surge of Central American minors streaming across the southern U.S. border: They have one of those children at home.<p>The Michigan couple is among hundreds nationwide …

Immigration

United Flight Attendants Fired for Security Concerns on Trans Pacific Flight

OSHA photo of the graffiti<p>How long does it take to undo years of effort to improve the way flight crews communicate and share safety-related concerns? About two and a half hours if we're talking about United. That's how long the airline allowed a reported safety/security issue to spiral out of …

Aviation

Rumored Twitter-Foursquare partnership shows Yik Yak is a threat

Advertisement<p>0 Comments<p>Credit: Cienpies/Pond5<p>Twitter is reportedly teaming up with Foursquare to power location-based tweets, according to Business …

9 Reasons Not to Visit or Move to Greenville, South Carolina in 2015

I'm sure you've seen the news and read the headlines. Seems like every time I get online, some travel or food writer is gushing over my adopted town of Greenville, South Carolina. There's ten reasons why Greenville should be on your radar, or your vacation plans, or your retirement plans, or your …

South Carolina

Former Egyptian antiquities minister faces questions over theft from pyramid

The world’s most famous contemporary Egyptologist, Zahi Hawass, has been summoned for questioning over claims that he helped three German hobbyists steal rock samples from inside Egypt’s largest pyramid. Hawass denies the charges, saying “there is nothing against me”.<p>In April 2013, the three …

Rosetta comet landing: everything you need to know

#cometlanding is trending and we have a live stream of the momentous occasion. But why is the comet landing so exciting?<p>ESA attempts to land spacecraft on comet – live coverage Rosetta’s success will illuminate the origins of life, writes Usama Hasan Philae makes successful landing on comet See the …