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Blair Would Still Have Voted For Strikes Against Assad Despite Subsequent Diplomatic 'Success'

Tony Blair said he would have supported US military strikes against Syria, adding that it remains vital that London and Washington "stick together" …

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Manchester Food And Drink Festival<p>You'll need to pace yourself to last the full 12 days of Manchester Food And Drink Festival; you could gorge yourself on Albert Square's street-food stalls alone. Friday adds temptation in the form of a sausage-makers' challenge, plus free masterclasses covering …

First Person: Five Things I Learned in Syrian Refugee Camps

The crisis is even bigger than thought, and the conditions are explosive.<p><b>At a summer camp for hundreds of Syrian refugee children, the mission went well beyond the sports, painting, music, and storytelling that was part of the program.</b><p>I recently spent a few weeks at this camp along the Turkey-Syria …

For World's Oddest-Looking Antelope, Signs of a Comeback

Thanks to conservation, the saiga antelope returns to Kazakhstan's steppes.<p><i>Part of our weekly "In Focus" series—stepping back, looking closer.</i><p>With its tubular, bulbous nose, it may look like a character from a Dr. Seuss book or the bar scene in <i>Star Wars</i>.<p>But don't be fooled by its droll appearance: …

5 Sky Events This Week: Red Planet, Bull’s Eye, and Jovian Giant

<b>Heading into the final days of September and first week of autumn sky-watchers will find the moon dancing with celestial luminaries like planets and stars.</b><p><b>Mercury and Spica.</b> Within a half hour after sunset on Tuesday, September 24, look toward the very low southwest horizon for planet Mercury …

Top 20 free things to do in Berlin

Berlin may be one of the best-value cities in Europe but, for visitors, those euros can start to add up after days of museum-hopping and nights of clubbing. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to stretch your budget further by cashing in on some tip-top freebies.<p>Catch a ride to the Reichstag’s …

Wallpaper of the Week by Ben Johnston

The wallpaper of this week is an amazing image created by Ben Johnston, a canadian-born and self-taught designer who grew up in Cape Town, South …

New Coloring Book For Contemporary Art Lovers

A new coloring book has just been released called <i>Outside the Lines</i> that both kids and adults will enjoy. Over 100 of today's creatives including graphic artists, cartoonists, and street artists have come together to create some fun illustrations you can actually color! Contributors include artists …

How to Get Noticed as a Designer: Seven Tips from Influential Curators, Retailers and Creative Directors

Over the last few weeks, I've been lucky enough to talk with ten of the most important names in industrial design—not designers themselves, but the …

How Monitoring Can Affect User Experience

One of the simplest but most impactful design decisions inside the Prius is the miles per gallon meter. Any Prius owner can readily fill you in on …

The Negative Space of a House Cut Inside a 908-Page Book | Colossal

<p>Your House is limited edition artist’s book by Icelandic-Danish artist Olafur Eliasson that depicts the negative space formed by his home located …

Funny Illustrations: If Animals and Objects Could Talk

Graphic designer David Olenick gives a window into another world with these humorous illustrations that show us what would happen if objects and animals could talk. The clever works feature everything from a cup of coffee smugly saying, “I own you” to a seemingly happy cat sinisterly proclaiming, …

Bride Takes Portraits in 19 Countries Wearing Wedding Dress

This bride and her white gown have traveled almost 150,000 miles around the world! Jennifer and photographer husband Jeff Salvage were married five years ago on Easter Island. Before the trip, Jennifer went into a bridal shop and, knowing she'd need something easy to transport, she requested a gown …

Vertical Emptiness: Crystallized Tree Branches Dripping with Strands of Hot Glue by Yasuaki Onishi | Colossal

<p>Known for his ethereal and seemingly weightless installations of plastic membranes suspended in midair by black hot glue, Japanese artist Yasuaki …

Lovely Illustrations by Ariel Belinco

I really dig illustrations that resonate things we love, like Pixar, for example. These are some great pieces by Israeli illustrator Ariel Belinco, …

Articles about 5 smart modern homes japan on Dwell.com - Dwell

Refresh your home for the summer season with these simple modern upgrades.<p>To complement our July/August issue's Smart Home product package, we've programmed a series of panels that cover the latest...<p>Interior designer Wendy Raizin shares her top tips for raising your home’s intelligence …

Updated Amazon Kindle Fire HD Tablet Announced

As well as announcing the new Kindle Fire HDX tablet, Amazon also announced a new updated version of its Kindle Fire HD tablet, the new device will …

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AS MORE people around the world start to study Mandarin, China’s education ministry has revealed that much work still needs to be done teaching the …

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Cher: 'my daughter's sex change gave me a deeper understanding of sexual politics'

Cher - Woman's World on MUZU.TV.<p><b>I process songs through my feelings.</b> Music doesn't really go through my brain. It just goes… somewhere else. But there have been a couple songs that I had to be persuaded to do, and they turned out to be great hits. So I obviously don't know everything [about …

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad vows to surrender chemical weapons

Brazilian president: US surveillance a 'breach of international law'

Brazil's president, Dilma Rousseff, has launched a blistering attack on US espionage at the UN general assembly, accusing the NSA of violating international law by its indiscriminate collection of personal information of Brazilian citizens and economic espionage targeted on the country's strategic …