Farah Ahmad

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The Female Stand-Up Comedians You Need To Know

It can be tough to find new stand-up comics worth your time and attention. Still, that's no excuse to have your go-to female comic list begin and end …

Detained and interrogated for 10 hours in North Korea

<b>The BBC's Rupert Wingfield-Hayes was last week expelled from North Korea and forced to apologise for his reporting. He was held incommunicado for 10 hours and interrogated. Here he gives his first account of what happened.</b><p>After a week in North Korea I was more than ready to go home. The trip, to …

25 powerful photos showcase the finest in military photography

The Department of Defense has officially announced the winners of its 2015 photo competition, honoring the best in military photography this …

Meet the women trying to rid Pakistan — and the world — of polio

Her slender hand sheathed in a black glove, Saira Nizamuddin gathered the fabric of her full-length abaya as she stepped across an alley strewn with rocks and trash.<p>The 19-year-old health worker walked alone, the mid-morning sun pressing down on the dirt streets and soaking into the black fabric …

Exclusive: London Mayor Sadiq Khan on Religious Extremism, Brexit and Donald Trump

Sadiq Khan, 45, was declared the new mayor of London in the early hours of Saturday, becoming the most powerful Muslim politician in Europe. A …

The Science of Making Friends

Our number of friends starts to decrease steadily in adulthood; there are ways to reverse the tide<p>I’ve been going on a series of dates lately.<p>I exchanged numbers with the person sitting next to me at a Cabernet tasting at my favorite wine bar and went for a coffee with a neighbor I met walking my …

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‘The Good Wife’ Exit Interview: Creators Robert and Michelle King Say Goodbye

There was a poignant line in Sunday night’s penultimate episode of <i>The Good Wife</i>, the groundbreaking CBS drama that will end its seven-season run this …

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4 Men with 4 Very Different Incomes Open Up About the Lives They Can Afford

From a father on the poverty line to a CEO millionaire.<p><b>The median household income in America is $53,657.</b> Politicians draw $250,000 as the line between the middle and upper classes. And the true starting point of real wealth remains a cool $1,000,000. We asked four more or less typical men, each of …

The Economist rates Trump presidency among its top 10 global risks

A Donald Trump presidency poses a top-10 risk event that could disrupt the world economy, lead to political chaos in the U.S. and heighten security risks for the United States, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit.<p>Electing Trump could also start a trade war, hurt trade with Mexico and be a …

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