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Deadly attacks by extremists strike Burkina Faso capital

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Islamic extremists struck the French Embassy and army headquarters in simultaneous attacks of gunfire and explosives Friday in Burkina Faso's capital, killing eight people and wounding more than 80 others. All eight militants were slain by security forces.<p>The …

Africa

To Explain Stench, He Showed Dead Rats. Suitcase With Child's Body Found

Avadesh Sakya, 27, had stayed with the family for eight years in their home in north-west Delhi's Swaroop Nagar but had recently shifted to another …

Crime

Jealous woman sliced open fiancé's scrotum with her diamond engagement ring after finding him on phone to lover

A jealous woman who sliced open her partner's scrotum after catching him semi-naked on the phone to his lover has avoided jail.<p>Furious Rachael Biscoe …

Crime

Donald Trump Jr's wife rushed to hospital after opening envelope holding white powder

Donald Trump Jr's wife has been taken to a New York hospital after she opened an envelope that contained white powder and felt ill, police …

Student 'who practised occultism and BDSM with boyfriend' admits butchering his body amid claims he died in 'sex game'

A student who allegedly practised occultism and BDSM with her boyfriend has admitted to dismembering his body - amid claims he died in a 'sex …

Demonology

California woman, 19, fatally stabbed, left for dead, ID's suspects on death bed

The 19-year-old woman who was stabbed multiple times and left for dead on a rural road in a town outside San Francisco has been credited for fighting "like a soldier" and identifying two suspects in her killing.<p>Reports of her condition when first discovered early Monday are chilling.<p>Four men who …

Crime

Oscar-Nominated Composer Jóhann Jóhannsson Dies At 48

Icelandic composer Jóhann Jóhannsson, one of the avant-garde's most beloved film scorers, died Friday in Berlin, Germany. His death was confirmed by his manager, Tim Husom, but according to an official statement, the cause is unknown at this time. He was 48 years old.<p>Jóhannsson, who worked at the …

Blade Runner

Big pay gains for US workers contribute to Wall St. sell-off

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pay raises, the U.S. economy's Achilles' heel in its long recovery from the Great Recession, finally showed signs of accelerating …

Salt Lake City

10 things intelligent people never say

There are some things you simply never want to say at work.<p>These phrases carry special power: they have an uncanny ability to make you look bad even when the words are true.<p>Worst of all, there's no taking them back once they slip out.<p>I'm not talking about shocking slips of the tongue, off-color …

Jokes

Steve Jobs's Advice on the Only 4 Times You Should Say No Is Brilliant | Inc.com

In the frantic pace of life to do more and be more, we hardly think about the importance of <i>focus.</i><p>That's why, for those free-spirited, creative thinkers and entrepreneurs chasing after their dreams, this prophetic quote by Steve Jobs 21 years ago hits the nail on the head even more so today. Here's …

Time Management

Brown University is doing away with student loans

Amid America’s colossal student debt problem, an Ivy League school is providing an example of how institutions can help.<p>Beginning next school year, Brown University will eliminate all student loans in its undergraduate financial aid packages, replacing them with scholarships. Following a $30 …

College & University

The #1 Thing You Should Never Do When Facing Writer’s Block and 5 Things to Try Instead

It’s the monster hiding in every writer’s closet; the looming bane of every author’s existence. If you haven’t experienced its paralyzing effects …

Creative Writing

5 killed in California shooting rampage, including gunman's wife

The death toll in a shooting rampage in northern California rose to five today as authorities gave chilling new insight into the suspected killer's …

I Served 26 Years for Murder Even Though the Killer Confessed

His lawyers wouldn't tell anyone because of attorney-client privilege. Meanwhile, I kept a homemade metal shank with me at all times.<p><i>This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project.</i><p><i>In 1983, Alton Logan was convicted of killing off-duty Cook County corrections officer Lloyd</i> …

How Can I Turn My Abundance of Story Ideas Into a Bestselling Book?

How do I write a whole book, if I have lots of ideas, but when I start to write, it doesn't make any sense? <i>originally appeared on</i> Quora <i>-</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p>Answer <b>by</b> Karen Lord, Author, socioeconomic …

Female teacher, 48, found not guilty of sex with her teen boy student after she argued he was lying to get money

An Idaho teacher was acquitted Thursday of having sex with a teenage boy, who her defense team claimed was lying to help his mother win a lawsuit against the school district.<p>A jury found Nichole Noel Thiel, 48, not guilty of sexual battery with a teen. Thiel faced up to 25 years in prison if …

9 Signs You're A Perfectionist (And That's Not A Good Thing)

“I’m a bit of a perfectionist.” Phrases like that are often a bit of a humble brag said by individuals who insist that although their pursuit of excellence can be a bit of a drag, it’s also a badge of honor.<p>And while the drive excellence can be the key to success — elite athletes, groundbreaking …

Self-improvement

32 Easy Exercises to Boost Your Creativity Everyday | Inc.com

For a lot of people, creativity is a talent that few people have.<p>For me, creativity is a skill we all have and can improve with regular exercise.<p>"Creativity is not just for artists. It's for businesspeople looking for a new way to close a sale; it's for engineers trying to solve a problem; it's for …

Creativity

6 Types of Businesses You Can Start With Almost No Cash

Have a craft creation to sell? Good at home repair? Resale transactions? Voila! You can become an entrepreneur-on-the-cheap.<p>Founder and CEO, AudienceBloom<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>If you’re like millions of Americans, you dream of starting your own business. But …

Follow This 4-Step Routine Every Friday

Don't make the mistake of treating Friday like any other workday.<p>Having a specific and intentional routine on Friday will set you up for a relaxing weekend and a successful following week.<p>Follow this 4-step process every Friday to maximize your productivity and peace of mind:<p><b>1. Block off your</b> …

5 Simple Mindsets Powerful Enough to Assure Your Success

Life is filled with obstacles but none are so onerous as the ones in our own minds. Remove those and nothing will stop you.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Unless we choose to be great, we will be mediocre at best. What does it take to be great? It takes an empowered …

This website recommends novels by making sure you can’t judge a book by its cover

There’s an old adage that says “don’t judge a book by its cover.” And while that’s usually used metaphorically to discourage making judgements of a person or situation based on initial impressions, there’s no reason why you couldn’t interpret it literally to refer to actually judging works of …

10 Success lessons from Chris Gardner – “From Homeless To Millionaire” for entrepreneurs

Share90<p>Tweet<p>Share349<p>+15<p>Shares 444<p>The life of Chris Gardner is one made for the big screen. From single father without resources, living on the …

Motivation

10 Worst reasons to become an entrepreneur

Share15<p>Tweet<p>Share89<p>+13<p>Shares 107<p>Every entrepreneur needs to be honest about their strengths and weaknesses, and realistic about their reasons for …

Entrepreneurship

Here's How One Millennial Entrepreneur Turned Failure Into $10 Million | Inc.com

Every entrepreneur has their own story. Some find success rather quickly and without much effort, while others deal with failure. Then, there are people like Sam Ovens who find success early in life but experience their own fair share of troubles along the way.<p>Sam Ovens: Millennial Success …

Entrepreneurship

4 students from same high school are found dead in a month

BRENTWOOD, N.Y. (AP) — The school year in one suburban New York community has started with funerals, fear and frustration.<p>Four teenagers from Brentwood High School on Long Island have been found dead within the past month, all suspected victims of gang violence.<p>On Sept. 13, the day before her 16th …

12 high-paying jobs college students can do in their spare time

The key to finding a part-time job for a busy college student is to look for high-quality positions with a flexible schedule that are from a trustworthy source, says Brie Reynolds, a senior career specialist at FlexJobs.<p>"There are a lot of scams in work-from-home jobs, so college students should be …

7 Common Body Language Habits That Are Making You Look Arrogant | Inc.com

You need to be conscious of your body language. It's advice you've heard time and time again. But, in most cases, you're warned that your nonverbal cues could be making you look unconfident.<p>Shuffling feet, slouching, and small gestures--they're all evidence of a lack of self-assuredness that you do …

Body Language

You can get a college scholarship for being a virgin in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — For struggling college students, the Maiden’s Bursary Award offers a financial lifeline — with strict conditions.<p>Under the terms of the bursary, recently given to 16 young Zulu women, the recipients must be "maidens," meaning virgins, and undergo regular virginity …

South Africa

Christian college professor to step down after saying Muslims worship same god

A professor at an evangelical university near Chicago who got into trouble after saying Muslims and Christians worship the same god will leave the school, according to a joint statement released by Wheaton College on Saturday night.<p>Christian college moves to fire professor who said Muslims worship …

Religion