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Muslim nations form coalition to fight terror, call Islamic extremism 'disease'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Calling Islamic extremism a disease, Saudi Arabia has announced the formation of a coalition of 34 largely Muslim nations to fight terrorism.<p>Opinion: Should we call it 'radical Islam'?<p>"This announcement comes from the Islamic world's vigilance in fighting this disease so it can be a …

Universal basic income could arrive in Europe faster than you think

The theory behind a basic income scheme is that the government largely abolishes the costly, complicated, bureaucratic welfare state, where payments and transfers are based on status, personal circumstances, or the qualifications of the applicant. Then the pot of welfare money is simply divided …

Income Inequality

Tax Something You Get Less Of It: The Minimum Wage Is A Tax On Low Skill Employment

And thus the higher you make the minimum wage the less low skill employment there will be. Apologies, but this really is just the truth. If you tax something then you’re going to get less of it. And governments have tried to tax pretty much everything they can think of over the centuries. There’ve …

The Week in Review: Climate Change on the World Stage

One hundred fifty world leaders met in Paris this week to kick off two weeks of negotiations around climate change at The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (UNFCCC). If a deal is reached, it would be the strongest agreement in history to address greenhouse gas emissions. Negotiators from …

Unhappy Holidays for Minimum Wagers

Orange has been the new black for awhile now, so corporate America has cooked up a new new black. Black Monday, that is. The holiday shopping frenzy used to start on the Friday after Thanksgiving. Now it's the Monday before, and we're looking at over a month of Black Monday-Through-Sundays. The …

Oil will not reach $80 a barrel until 2020

Fatih Birol, executive director of the International Energy Agency, told the Financial Times that a perfect storm of low demand and bountiful supply would keep prices low until 2020.<p>The price of crude oil is around $44 a barrel. Last summer, it was around $115 a barrel. The IEA predicts that oil …

Paris attacks: what we know in wake of killings

Here is what we know so far about the Paris attacks:<p>Paris terror attacks: eight attackers dead after killing at least 120 people – live updates<p>Read more<p>The French president, François Hollande, says Islamic State (Isis) is to blame for the coordinated terror attack across Paris that killed at least …

Death Metal

The Week in Review: Aung San Suu Kyi’s Party Victory Ushers in New Era in Myanmar

Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy party won more than two thirds of the parliamentary seats in Myanmar’s historic election this week, 26 years after Suu Kyi was first placed under house arrest. Although she is not constitutionally allowed to serve as president (because her sons were …

48 Hours in Istanbul: Where to Eat, Stay and Play

<i>Streets of Galata, Istanbul.</i><p>Istanbul is one of the world's most historically rich destinations, a busting metropolis with one foot in Asia and the other in Europe. It's a city of many contrasts -- East and West, the old and new, traditional and modern. There's so much to discover in this beguiling …

Why Jeb Bush Shouldn’t Have Mocked The French Work Week

Americans might benefit from a French-style schedule.<p>Ah, France, that favorite punching bag of the American Right.<p>Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) tried to kill two birds with one stone during Wednesday’s Republican presidential debate when he compared the Senate to a “French work week” in an …

6 Incredible Ruins You Can Easily Visit

<i>By: Adam Lapetina</i><p><i>Credit: Flickr/Guerretto</i><p>Ruins, despite what fedora-wearing archaeologists would have you believe, do not exist solely to be hacked and slashed so that you can acquire their sweet, sweet artifacts. They actually have a lot of historical and aesthetic value! And only rarely will you …

The night time 'McRefugees' of Hong Kong

<b>Earlier this month, an elderly homeless woman died in a crowded Hong Kong McDonald's restaurant. No-one noticed her for seven hours. The BBC's Juliana Liu spent a night in one 24-hour restaurant to meet the people the city has dubbed "McRefugees".</b><p>On a major road in the working class neighbourhood …

Fetal Cells May Protect Mom From Disease Long After The Baby's Born

This is a story about two people sharing one body. Maybe even three people. Or four.<p>Back in the late 19th century, a German scientist named Georg Schmorl made a remarkable discovery: Cells from a baby can hide out in a mother's body, <i>after birth</i>.<p>More than a hundred years later, scientists are just …

Prenatal Development

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1. At least 275 people were killed after a 7.5-magnitude earthquake</b> hit northern Afghanistan and Pakistan on Monday afternoon.<p><b>2</b><b>. Eating processed meat, such as hot dogs and ham</b>, can cause cancer, according to a bombshell report from the World Health Organisation.<p><b>3. A US Navy destroyer sailed near</b> …

Migrant crisis: Afghan people smuggler talks frankly

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1202000/1202840_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524844179_2db18f1f0d23c0251fdf014e6f4ab1f5<p><b>It is hard to know who is winning in Afghanistan.</b><p>The government is under immense pressure. Its underpaid and overstretched forces have been on the …

Racism Hidden in Plain View

One of the odd things about our era is that 50 years after the great civil rights era, ugly realities that the black community knows all too intimately are finally being recognized by the broader society. The question is whether constructive change will result.<p>The Sunday <i>New York Times</i>, based on its …

Average Americans May Never Retire, But That's Okay

Most people don’t set out to be average but at some point a new study or poll may lump them into that category. Unfortunately, for those classified as “average,” it is becoming increasingly difficult to feel secure about their potential to ever retire in the traditional sense.<p>Recently the Social …

Retirement

Why Email Marketing Is More Effective Than Social Media

I feel bad for my students. In the past, students used to be able to tell me that they would use social media to market their businesses. I assumed that they knew what they were talking about – after all, they are tech savvy Millennials and I am an aging Baby Boomer.<p>However, since launching The …

This report proves that Britain is overwhelmingly anti-immigration and it could prompt Brexit

Despite mass criticism and protests from campaigners, human rights groups and left-wing media over the British government's handling of the worst refugee crisis since World War II, the latest report from Bank of America Merrill Lynch shows that Britons would actually vote to leave immediately if …

Michael Bloomberg says big tobacco preys on the world's poor

The former New York Mayor is an avowed enemy of smoking, famously introducing a smoking ban in bars and restaurants in New York in 2003. The move inspired similar bans around the world, including in Britain.<p>Speaking at the City Lab London conference on Monday Bloomberg said: "The bad news is this …

Study Suggests Autism Is Being Overdiagnosed

Autism may be overdiagnosed in as many as 9 percent of children, U.S. government researchers reported Friday.<p>It might be because autism covers such a broad range of symptoms and behaviors and is difficult to diagnose, and it may also be because increasing awareness about autism means there are …

The 20 best countries to visit in your lifetime

The awards are based on the ratings and feedback of more than 128,000 readers — the highest level of participation in the magazine's history.<p>Other Readers' Choice Awards include the world's best cruise lines, hotels, spas, and airlines, all of which you can check out here.<p>Keep scrolling to see a …

Black Lives Matter defends this week's protest of L.A. Mayor Garcetti

Days after a tense confrontation with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, members of the local chapter of Black Lives Matter accused the mayor of breaking a promise to work with them to hold a forum to find solutions to problems that plague residents in South L.A.<p>The group's members spoke Friday in …

Best Places to Stay to See the Northern Lights

These eight hotels offer comfort and luxury in addition to prime sightings of the aurora borealis.<p>The aurora borealis, or Northern Lights, occurs …