Hala Sheikh

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Rihanna Sticks It To The Body Shamers In A Nipple-Baring Crop Top

WORK. 🔥🔥🔥<p>This outfit is the ultimate revenge.<p>Shortly after clapping back at trolls who criticized her body with a brilliantly-played Instagram post, Rihanna took to the streets of Miami on Monday night in one very revealing top.<p>The singer rocked a 70’s goddess look complete with an …

The World Is One Family. Let's Treat Each Other That Way

I am a mom. But to me that has never meant only caring for <i>my</i> three daughters. I knew that to be true even as I fled my Somali homeland with my girls …

Nigeria's EFCC 'finds $43m in Lagos flat'

<b>More than $43m (£34m) has been seized from a flat in Nigeria's main city, Lagos, the anti-corruption agency says.</b><p>Officials raided the flat after a tip-off about a "haggard-looking" woman in "dirty clothes" taking bags in and out of it, the agency added.<p>The money was believed to be from unlawful …

Nigeria

Ten health benefits of sex

Type "sexual health" into a search engine, and it is likely that you will be bombarded with pages of articles covering anything and everything, from …

Why the World Banned Chemical Weapons

Yes, it’s because they’re morally hideous. But it’s also because they don’t work.<p>On the late afternoon of April 22, 1915—in the midst of World War I—Algerian and French soldiers in trenches along the Western Front, near the Belgian town of Ypres, noticed a yellowish-green fog drifting toward them. …

War

The Assad Family: Nemesis of Nine U.S. Presidents

Secretary of State Henry Kissinger’s first meeting with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad, in 1973, dragged on until almost eleven <i>P.M</i>. It ran so long, the <i>Times</i> reported, that the media began to speculate about whether America’s top diplomat had been kidnapped. Assad “negotiated tenaciously and …

A 'Goliath' among the Mexican drug traffickers is sentenced to life in U.S. prison

Alfredo Beltran Leyva, who with his brothers once ran one of Mexico's most powerful drug cartels, appeared in federal court in Washington on Wednesday and asked for a chance to be reunited with his family as an old man.<p>He got life in prison instead — and was ordered to forfeit nearly more than half …

Mexico

A former Patagonia CEO has announced the largest ever private gift of land to a country

The nonprofit started by former Patagonia executive Kris Tompkins and her late husband, The North Face co-founder Douglas Tompkins, has made what it says is the largest-ever land donation by a private entity to a country. Appearing with Chilean president Michelle Bachelet on March 16, Kris Tompkins …

Conservation

7 airports that offer free city tours during layovers

1. Incheon Airport, Seoul, South Korea<p>Incheon Airport offers not one, but eight (!), tours for travelers on a layover. Visitors with time for an hour-long tour can visit Yonggungsa Temple, a Buddhist temple built in 1376.<p>Visitors with a bit more time have even more options. There's the Incheon …

Salt Lake City

Picture emerges of Kim Jong-nam slumped over moments before his death as second post mortem to be conducted

A Malaysian newspaper has published a picture it says shows the last moments of Kim Jong-nam's life before the half brother of North Korean dictator died after apparently being poisoned.<p>The New Straits Times said the image of Kim Jong-nam slumped in a chair in Kuala Lumpur International Airport was …

How to make the perfect espresso martini

Whether it’s sipped after dinner or before the New Year’s Eve celebrations, it’s just the thing – but what are the little secrets to creating perfection in a glass?<p>One of the few ersatz martinis to be worthy of the name, the espresso variety is perfection in a glass; simple, stimulating and utterly …

Martinis

The Grammys Just Gave Us Two All-But-Confirmed Reasons To Watch 2017’s Show

Both Beyonce and Adele will be battling for three of Grammy’s highest honors next year, Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. To sweeten the pot for young, hip, cord-cutting Millennials who would rather tweet about the show than actually watch the show, the Grammys have added …

Are Justin Bieber and Sofia Richie Dating?

Another summer fling for the Biebs?<p>After skinny dipping with model Sahara Ray last week, it seems as though Justin Bieber may already have moved onto his next summer fling. The singer was seen hanging out this week with Nicole Richie's 17-year-old sister, Sofia Richie.<p>"The pair are casually seeing …

The World Can't Build Enough Infrastructure To Keep Up With Investor Demand

Chinese companies are building ports, financial centers, and free industrial zones across Eurasia, Belarus companies are building rail terminals in Poland, and investors from places like Abu Dhabi are building new city districts in places like Belgrade. Infrastructure development is booming …

Economic Development