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God Promises the Land of Israel to Abraham’s Jewish Descendants

Oct 22, 2015<p><i>This week’s Torah portion is Lech Lecha (Genesis 12:1-17:27) and it may very well be one of the most famous, and certainly most</i> …

Here are 2 problems that could sink the Russian military in a war

But despite the Kremlin's recent successes, the Russian military faces two deep structural problems that could prove disastrous if it ever faced off against another large conventional force.<p>According to Dave Majumdar of The National Interest, Russia's military is facing deep manpower and hardware …

Military

U.S. Soldier Killed by ISIS, Pentagon Won’t Call It Combat

A U.S. service member dies in combat in Iraq—for the first time in four years. But the military still insist this is a relatively risk-free …

Horror Of Brazil’s Jails—A Dangerous, Squalid Human Rights Disaster

37 men crammed in to one tiny windowless cell, sleeping huddled together on a bare and filthy concrete floor, sharing one bathroom, with just a …

Shock Video: Four Suspected of Witchcraft Stripped, Tortured in Papua New Guinea

A gruesome video online shows the torture of four women accused of witchcraft and “invisibly” taking out a man’s heart and eating it in a village of …

WATCH: Jewish extremist tries to stab ‘rabbi for human rights’

<i>Volunteers and activists were accompanying Palestinian olive harvesters in the West Bank to help protect them from settler attacks.</i>A right-wing …

Israel

Soldier killed in ISIS operation identified as Oklahoma man

MULDROW, Okla. — The first American soldier to die in combat against the Islamic State group in Iraq has been identified as a 20-year Army veteran …

Sion Sono’s ‘Tokyo Tribe’ Is Gloriously Unhinged but Also Full of Hype

<i>Tokyo Tribe</i> is Japanese bad boy Sion Sono’s most unhinged film, which is saying a lot in a career that spans serial-killing pet shop owners, yakuza …

Meet the massive guns protecting US bases from rocket attacks in Afghanistan

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan — Deep in the countryside, Taliban fighters take aim at U.S. military bases with indirect fire: in particular, cheap and …

Pakistan Is Failing Its Citizens, And Washington Offers Fighter Jets

Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in Washington for long-awaited consultations with U.S. President Barack Obama. Press reports in the week preceding the visit flagged the possibility of a limited “civil nuclear deal” under discussion as a gambit to persuade Pakistan to stop developing …

12 Excellent Books By Indian Authors That You Must Read

”Suggest some good books to read.”<p>I get to hear/see this a lot. This is one of the omnipresent questions on online forums. In a sea of books, it’s …

The modern horrors of India’s ancient injustice: How a government has abandoned millions—and they are fighting back

<b>Narendra Modi (AP/Altaf Qadri)</b><p>Under prime minister Narendra Modi, caste-based violence has skyrocketed. Now activitsts are taking a stand<p>Eesha Pandit<p>October 22, 2015 6:05pm (UTC)<p>Novelist and activist Arundhati Roy has called the Indian caste system, “the great project of unseeing.” In an effort to …

India

Chinese tourist arrested in naked tourists beach photo case

A Chinese national has been arrested in connection to series of viral photos featuring tourists stripping down on a Malaysian beach in the coastal town of Semporna.<p>According to The Malay Mail Online, the unnamed man, who was identified from photos posted online, is a diving instructor who caters to …

Hilarious video shows sumo wrestlers sprinting down a race track

Watch three sumo wrestlers speed down a race track in Japan<p>Sumo wrestlers are not usually known for their speed and agility, but these men showed off their athletic prowess when they raced down a track in Japan.<p>Famous for being Japan's national sport, sumo wrestlers pride themselves on their …

Is this India's first supercar?

America made the Ford GT and the Dodge Viper. The McClaren F1 rolled out of a British factory. Germany has the Porsche Carrera GT, while Italy is home to both Ferrari and Lamborghini.<p>India, meanwhile, has never produced a flashy supercar.<p>Sarthak Paul, a 21-year old entrepreneur, is trying to change …

Protester disrupts Pakistan prime minister's speech in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A protester disrupted a speech by Pakistan’s President Nawaz Sharif at a Washington think tank on Friday, shouting slogans in support of freedom for the Pakistani province of Baluchistan.<p>Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif of Pakistan addresses attendees during the 70th …

Nawaz Sharif

This Habit May Separate Happy & Unhappy People

Take a minute to consider these four scenarios. Which do you think would make you happiest?<p>You might be surprised to learn, research backs numbers …

The Reason Introverts Make Better Leaders

Author Susan Cain is probably best known for her breakout TED talk based on her bestselling book, <i>Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking</i>.<p>Cain is helping people on both sides of the fence, introverts and extroverts, understand each other better in personal and professional …

Sarah Silverman Just Perfectly Described What Depression Feels Like

Comedian Sarah Silverman portrays a woman suffering from depression in upcoming film "I Smile Back," and having suffered from the mental health issue …

Scientists discover the on-off switch for human consciousness deep within the brain - ExtremeTech

By on July 7, 2014 at 7:56 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Researchers at George Washington …

Consciousness

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God Over Everything: Black Spirituality and the Paradox of Religion

During his powerful eulogy for Clementa Pinckney, the former South Carolina State Senator and beloved Reverend of Emmanuel A.M.E. Church who was tragically murdered in a vicious mass shooting, President Obama spoke passionately to Pinckney's embodiment of spiritual principles.<p>"We are here today to …

African-American News

Study Notes ‘Extensive Environmental Damage’ From Solar Power Operations Because of Where They’re Being Located

A new study has found that large-scale solar power, in its current state, in California might have some unintended operational consequences because it’s not necessarily in the right location.<p>Researchers from the Universities of California, Riverside and Berkeley, and Stanford University found that …