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You can now activate VR shell in Chrome Dev

VR is all the hype in 2016 and no one can stop talking about it. It’s a good time to jump on the bandwagon. Of course, Google knows this and that’s why they are investing so much into this movement. Google Cardboard made VR accessible to the masses, Google Daydream is polishing the experience and …

The Penguin Lessons by Tom Michell review – heartwarmingly eccentric

How a young British teacher rescued a tar-soaked penguin and charmed a boys’ school in Isabel Perón’s Argentina<p>Tom Michell is a self-described callow youth when he arrives in Argentina in the 1970s to teach in a boys’ boarding school, “a country boy from the gentle Downs of rural Sussex” who is …

Jamal Penjweny: rose-tinted dreams from Iraq

The Iraqi artist rewrites his country’s suffering by sketching ‘pink dreams’ over black-and-white photographs of ordinary people<p>Jamal Penjweny is a shepherd turned artist who represented Iraq at the 2013 Venice Biennale, and whose work has appeared in the <i>New York Times</i> and <i>National Geographic</i>. Born …

Charging money to go ad-free? The New York Times meets the BBC

Former corporation man Mark Thompson has hit on a new, yet strikingly familiar, formula for revenues in the digital age<p>You can see why big newspaper managers – say Mark Thompson at the <i>New York Times</i> – grow indignant when “cynical”, “money-grasping” adblocking businesses demand money from papers in …

Russia passes 'Big Brother' anti-terror laws

Lower house votes in favour of package of amendments that campaigners say will violate privacy and freedom<p>Russia’s parliament has passed harsh anti-terrorism measures that human rights campaigners including the NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden say will roll back personal freedoms and privacy.<p>The …

Iraqi commander declares 'battle of Falluja over'

Iraqi forces have recaptured the last district of Falluja held by militants from the self-styled Islamic State movement as the general commanding the operation declared the battle complete.<p>The Prime Minister Haidi al-Abadi claimed victory over a week ago but clashes then continued inside the city …

Week in pictures: 18-24 June 2016

<b>Our selection of some of the best news photographs taken around the world this week.</b><p><b>Come back each week to see our selection of the best news photographs.</b>

Vatican hits back at Turkey for calling pope 'crusader'

YEREVAN (Reuters) - The Vatican hit back on Sunday at Turkey’s depiction of Pope Francis as having a “crusader mentality” after he used the word genocide to describe the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians a century ago.<p>“The pope is on no crusade. He is not trying to organize wars or build walls but …

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Gene Weingarten: He dreaded his daughter’s wedding. Turns out he didn’t need to.

As this is June, I have decided to write a respectful column about the hallowed institution of matrimony — specifically, the glorious event that occasions it, The Great American Wedding.<p>I know that in the past I have been less than charitable about this topic. For example, I once described big …

Sebastian Junger reveals 'Tribe' will be his last book about war

Journalist and author Sebastian Junger has seen first-hand the effects of war and tragedies has on communities. Junger tells Sunday TODAY’s Willie Geist that war traumatized him and nearly killed him, but also says it enabled him to become a “full human being” and understand pain. (Run time: 7:46)

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White House Plan to Provide 12,000 Inmates with Federal Grants for College Courses

Program would provide $30 million in grants directly to schools<p>WASHINGTON—The Obama administration said Friday it will pay for 12,000 state and federal prison inmates to take college courses, temporarily lifting a two-decade ban on such funding as part of a broad push to reduce the U.S. prison …

Palestinians injured in clashes at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa | Israeli–Palestinian conflict News

Several Palestinian worshippers have been hurt after they clashed with Israeli police at the al-Aqsa Mosque, following protests against Jewish visits at the site during Islam's holy month of Ramadan.<p>The Palestinian Red Crescent said on Sunday that its medical team took seven Palestinians to an East …