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Africa is not poor, we are stealing its wealth

It's time to change the way we talk and think about Africa.<p>Africa is poor, but we can try to help its people.<p>It's a simple statement, repeated through a thousand images, newspaper stories and charity appeals each year, so that it takes on the weight of truth. When we read it, we reinforce …

Donald Trump, would-be peace-broker, fundamentally misunderstands the history of Islam

This weekend, US president Donald Trump is traveling to the Middle East to deliver a speech about Islam. My bet is that within the first half of that speech—written by the Muslim-baiting Stephen Miller—he’ll brag about his <i>yuge</i> election victory, possibly leak some intelligence, and offend the entire …

Islam

There is no such thing as western civilisation | Kwame Anthony Appiah

The values of liberty, tolerance and rational inquiry are not the birthright of a single culture. In fact, the very notion of something called ‘western culture’ is a modern invention<p>Like many Englishmen who suffered from tuberculosis in the 19th century, Sir Edward Burnett Tylor went abroad on …

North Atlantic

An open letter to Chancellor Angela Merkel from a concerned European

Dear Chancellor,<p>I write to you as a concerned Scottish, British, European human being. You appear to be the only European leader that this message …

Europe

BHP Billiton employees face criminal charges on Brazil dam disaster

Mining company denies prosecutor claims that executives knew the Samarco dam could fail but allegedly prioritised profits over safety<p>Eight employees of BHP Billiton face criminal charges over the Samarco dam collapse a year ago that left 19 people dead and hundreds homeless, amid accusations that …

Ambiguous figure illusions: do they offer a window on the mind?

Do you see a wife, or a mother-in-law in this picture? Ambiguous figures have intrigued scientists since the 1800s, but what can they tell us about our visual system?<p>This figure is called ‘My Wife and my Mother-in-Law’. There are two different ways of interpreting this image. One is of a young lady …

The Brain

Independent Voters Are More Pessimistic About Money Than Democrats or Republicans

This may be bad news for Hillary supporters.<p>Independent voters are more pessimistic about their personal finances than Republicans are. Democrats, …

Voting

Merkel And Migrants -- Moral High Ground Causes Popularity Plunge And Poll Losses

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has admitted she would like to be able to turn back the time and address the migrant crisis differently.<br>It was Merkel’s “We can manage” (Wir schaffen das) and her open attitude to the waves of people fleeing war in the Middle East that has irked many Germans and has …

Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken and Veggies

<i>This Crock Pot Lemon Garlic Chicken and Veggies is easy to make, healthy, and provides everything you need to squelch the hangries in a single pot.</i> …

Screen Test | Jayde Heiser (NSFW)

Screen Test <i>is an in-house photo editorial series curated by Highsnobiety. Each edition highlights the best up-and-coming models and photographers</i> …

Content Strategy

A Brief History of Everyone who Ever Lived by Adam Rutherford review – genes, race and rewriting the human story

This effervescent book contains the latest thinking on the African origins of Homo sapiens and asks what our genes can really tell us<p>In trying to categorise a new arrival in the film <i>Mean Girls</i> one character asks: “if you’re from Africa, how come you’re white?” The mean girl cannot have been paying …

Evolution

How Could 5,000 Employees Cheat? The Science Behind the Wells Fargo Scandal

Deception. Fraud. Over 5,000 fired. What went wrong? Science gives us some clues.<p>As you've no doubt heard by now, Wells Fargo recently received a $100 million penalty from the Consumer Financial Bureau, in response to illegal banking practices of its employees. This brought the bank's total bill …

Psychology

I knew Muslims who celebrated 9/11 – 15 years on, they know how naive they were

“The chickens are coming home to roost.” I'm ashamed to admit that many Muslims I know certainly felt that way – albeit inexcusably – as they watched …

Screen Test | Katie Rose Wilkinson (NSFW)

Screen Test <i>is an in-house photo editorial series curated by Highsnobiety. Each edition highlights the best up-and-coming models and photographers</i> …

The Latest: Obama says working with Russia on Syria deal

HANGZHOU, China (AP) — The Latest on the G-20 summit in China (all times local):<p>11:55 a.m.<p>President Barack Obama says U.S. and Russian negotiators …

Who are the Kurds? | In Depth | DW | 24.01.2018

The Kurds have advanced to a position in which they may determine the future of the Middle East. But they are riven by historic rivalries and blocked …

Middle East

Wolfgang Lackerschmid & The Brazilian Trio: Samba Gostoso

Support All About Jazz and Jazz Near You!<p>If you shop at any of the stores below, please initiate your purchase from All About Jazz. When you do, All …

An international bank is already pulling business out of the UK because of Brexit

The Times quotes a representative for the Singapore lender as saying: "As the aftermath of the UK referendum is still unfolding and given the uncertainties, we need to ensure our customers are cautious with their London property investments."<p>It is highly unusual for an international bank to put …

German Rudolf Havenstein invoked in negative-rates note

Rudolf Havenstein. Wikimedia<p>Every now and then it helps to dig through the past to think about what's going on in the present.<p>So let's rewind back to 1920s Germany.<p>Back then the country was stuck in a less-than-ideal economic situation after the suspension of the gold standard and Kaiser Wilhelm …

German Politics

Why Germany's recognition of Armenian genocide is such a big deal

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Armenian Genocide

Jack Wills ads banned for showing 'sexualized' images of a 'pyjama party' to teenagers

UK fashion brand Jack Wills is known for filling its catalogs with posh-looking, often skimpily-dressed models to promote its preppy image.<p>However, this time, Jack Wills has gone too far, according to the UK ad regulator.<p>The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) banned two pages of the retailer's …

Relief in sight for BHP as Brazilian judge agrees dam burst claim

The $5bn deal with the government could weaken the huge class action faced by the mining giant and its local partner Vale

UN bases in South Sudan are 'a blessing and a curse'

180,000 people shelter in six UN sites across South Sudan but, after the Malakal attack, the UN must try to rebuild trust in its ability to protect<p>It is difficult to piece together exactly how it started. The Dinka claim the Shilluk and the Nuer provoked it; the Shilluk and Nuer say it was all …

‘Time for US-German leadership’? Obama, Merkel pushing EU into unpopular TTIP free trade deal

US President Barack Obama wants to complete talks on a US-EU free trade deal before his term ends in January. However, while he enjoyed the warm …

Why is Shakespeare Still So Popular? For the Same Reason Tolstoy Hated Him

The fact that the Bard’s work is so open to interpretation means it can endure.<p>Richard Burton as Henry V. (Photo: Maurice Ambler/Getty Images)<p>Among …

Literature

Obama’s Cuba visit is latest step towards ‘new alliance of the Americas’

The first visit to Cuba in 88 years by a US president comes as South America undergoes radical political change<p>In the heady days of Barack Obama’s campaign for the White House in 2008, the soon-to-be president made a speech at the Cuban American National Foundation that was to become a benchmark …

‘Merkel brave for accepting refugees,’ UN migration chief tells RT (VIDEO)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is “a heroine” for opening her country’s borders to refugees, UN Special Representative for International Migration Peter Sutherland told RT’s Going Underground.<p>Sutherland, who works under Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon, praised Merkel’s “<i>brave</i>” stance in treating the …

The Best Beaches in Europe

The focal point of this famous spot is the hulking, weathered hull of a freighter that ran aground in the early ’80s. The ship now sits in the middle …

3 realistic solutions to prevent another FBI-Apple fight over encryption

Since the 1990s, U.S. law enforcement has expressed concern about "going dark," defined as an inability to access encrypted communications or data even with a court order.<p>Silicon Valley companies are rolling out encrypted products that allow users alone to access their data, and in the wake of the …

Privacy

Human DNA found in a Neandertal woman

Humans and Neandertals may have hooked up much earlier than previously thought.<p>Early ancestors of humans in Africa interbred with Neandertals about …