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Donald Trump's hotel in Azerbaijan linked with corruption, Iran's Revolutionary Guard

Trump International Hotel & Tower Baku, a sleek 5-star hotel in the shape of a ship sail in Azerbaijan's capital, never opened despite appearing nearly complete.<p>Plans to build the tower began in 2008, when developers first drew up a "high-end apartment building" downtown in the capital of …

Donald Trump

Bahrain moves to ban opposition party and let army courts try civilians

Justice ministry files lawsuit to dissolve secular Wa’ad group amid fresh crackdown on dissent and human rights in Gulf state<p>Bahrain has taken steps to ban the main opposition party and transfer many civilian judicial cases to a military court, in what appears to be a new crackdown on dissent and …

Human Rights

Fresh fears over UK links to Bahrain’s ‘torture prisons’

Evidence emerges of visit by Gulf state jail officials to immigration detention centre Yarl’s Wood<p>Officials from Bahrain’s prison torture inspection panel were allowed secretly to visit Yarl’s Wood, Britain’s most controversial immigration detention centre for women, raising fresh questions over …

Death Row

Einstein hatte recht

Gravitationswellen entdeckt, Einsteins große These, bewiesen. Jetzt können Sie es glauben. In Washington gaben Forscher bekannt: Das entscheidende …

Qualcomm's new 'gigabit' LTE modem is ludicrously fast, but Wi-Fi beware

We ask a lot of our phones today — video streaming, video calling, virtual reality — and we expect the network to keep up. The problem: There's only …

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Infinitesimal

8 Simple Ways to Soundproof Your Home

Because we could all use a little extra peace and quiet.<p>You already know that a peaceful home is a happy home. While that likely means choosing your furniture, lighting, and home fabrics based on their comfort quotient, there's one thing that's easy to overlook — soundproofing.<p>Nothing zaps your zen …

Home Improvement

Ortung per Smartphone: Wie Eltern stets wissen, wo ihre Kinder gerade sind

Besorgte Eltern können mit Hilfe von Smartphone und entsprechenden Apps jederzeit den Aufenthaltsort ihrer Kinder erfahren – und müssen sich so …

Sensortausch nicht ohne weiteres möglich: Apples Touch ID als geschützte Umgebung

Apple hat bei der Implementierung des Fingerabdrucksensors Touch ID besonderen Wert darauf gelegt, dass das System sich nicht ohne weiteres …

iPad Air teardown: never mind the repairability, feel the tech

<i>iFixit</i> has done its usual trick of hopping over to Australia to get its hands on an iPad Air in the first time-zone to open its doors for business to bring us a look at the innards of the new device. The device is now on sale in the U.S. too, with supplies expected to be good.<p>No surprise that the …

Meet SR-72, The Most Astonishing Airplane You’ll Ever See

If you’re anything of an aircraft enthusiast you’ll know all about the SR-71 spy plane–it really was the most ridiculously advanced piece of flying technology, a legend in its own lifetime. If you’re not an aircraft enthusiast, then read on because you’ll still be impressed. Now is the moment to …

Aviation