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Jeb Bush Runs Conservative Gatekeeper Gauntlet

Jeb Bush made headlines Friday when he used wit to parry the boos of college-age conservatives at a conference outside Washington, D.C. “For those …

Republicans

World's first lagoon power plants unveiled in UK

<b>Plans to generate electricity from the world's first series of tidal lagoons have been unveiled in the UK.</b><p>The six lagoons - four in Wales and one each in Somerset and Cumbria - will capture incoming and outgoing tides behind giant sea walls, and use the weight of the water to power turbines.<p>A £1bn …

Hydroelectric Power

Chibok girls who escaped Boko Haram defy militants by returning to school

Left to fend for themselves by the government, the traumatised schoolgirls a second chance at education thanks to one determined Nigerian woman<p>The jihadis had warned they would shoot anyone trying to escape. But as the truck full of frightened schoolgirls sped deeper into Boko Haram territory, two …

Africa

Defining the future of agriculture

Achieving food and nutrition security today and for a world population that will number more than 9 billion and be 70% urbanised by 2050 is a key …

Now we know what happened to a guy who vanished after the Supreme Court agreed to hear his case

In a rare move, the court decided on Nov. 7 that it would hear Bobby Chen's case accusing the city of Baltimore of illegally demolishing his home. But for two months, no one was able to get a hold of Chen, whose neighbor in Queens told the Journal that Chen moved away "half a year ago." His email …

Marriage Laws

Sun's Page Three 'returns' as paper takes swipe at rivals

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1139000/1139690_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522548520_f76580a272ce140c79637be09bd6331b<p><b>The Sun has published a picture of a topless woman on Page Three and mocked media outlets that said the long-running feature had been dropped.</b><p>On Tuesday, …

Nick Clegg

What is the economic cost of climate change?

Climate change is as much an economic problem as an environmental one.<p>The effects of climate change, such as damage from more severe weather or …

Texas executes killer Arnold Prieto

Prieto, 41, is first prisoner to receive lethal injection this year in state that carried out 10 executions last year<p>A 41-year-old prisoner was put to death in Texas on Wednesday evening for the killing of three people during a robbery at their San Antonio home more than 21 years ago.<p>Arnold Prieto …

Crime

California Prisons Aim To Keep Sex Between Inmates Safe, If Illegal

There's an inconspicuous metal box mounted on the wall of the gym at San Francisco County Jail No. 4.<p>When Kate Monico Klein turns a knob, the machine releases a condom in a small cardboard packet. Machines like this one — dispensing free condoms — are installed in all of the county's male jails.<p>"We …

San Francisco

Republicans drop abortion bill debate amid internal divisions

Bill to criminalize virtually all late-term abortions meets opposition over treatment of victims of rape or incest<p>In an embarrassing setback, House Republicans abruptly decided on Wednesday to drop planned debate of a bill criminalizing virtually all late-term abortions after objections from GOP …

Pro-life Movement

Military: Nigeria not seen as being under Boko Haram control

Nigeria's top military spokesman Chris Olukolade tells Christiane Amanpour that Boko Haram is not considered to be in control of any part of Nigeria.

Africa

Boko Haram massacre: how Nigeria deals with trauma

As the world comes to terms with two very different terror attacks, Tolu Ogunlesi explores why Nigerians have their own particular way of dealing with atrocity<p>Whilst Baga is the most extreme example to date, waves of killings and destruction perpetrated by Boko Haram have become depressingly common …

Africa

Je Suis Nigeria

The most horrific terror attacks in recent memory marked the beginning of the New Year. If you think I'm referencing the <i>Charlie Hebdo</i> incident, you're wrong. I'm talking about the slaughter of up to 2,000 Nigerians by radical Islamist group Boko Haram. The differential media coverage of the …

Africa

Paris and Nigeria: A tale of two hashtags

<b>(CNN) —</b> In matters regarding Nigeria, the international community seems to be learning from experience. Why galvanize support for a government that then exercises its sovereignty by not backing up that support? Why effuse sympathy on people who themselves seem to care so little?<p>When more than 200 …

Africa

Nigeria is failing its citizens over Boko Haram

The question raised in your headline (Why did the world ignore Boko Haram’s Baga attacks?, theguardian.com, 12 January) implies the usual western conspiracy and/or neocolonial design, which is often used by some of my fellow Africans to explain away our failure to sort out our own problems. While …

Africa

Nigeria: Time For More International Community Attention And Action – By Johnnie Carson

With less than a month to go before its national elections, Nigeria is awash with serious problems which are not likely to go away soon. Africa’s …

Africa

Nigeria summons Indonesian ambassador over drug execution | Reuters

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria has summoned Indonesia’s ambassador over the execution of two of its citizens by firing squad for drug trafficking, echoing protests from Brazil and the Netherlands which also each had one of their nationals executed.<p>The southeast Asian country executed six people very …

North Africa

Russia says Muhammad cartoon publication illegal

MOSCOW - Agence France-Presse<p>AP Photo<p>Russia's media watchdog on Jan. 16 warned publications that printing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad was …

Charlie Hebdo

Russia Is About To Absorb Part of Another Country

<b>While Moscow continues to be hammered by</b> low oil prices and western-led sanctions, it is doubling down on hard-edged political and financial …

Russia, jihadis or cyberwarfare – which is the most urgent of the new threats we face?

The forthcoming strategic review will force the British military establishment to ask difficult questions. It must separate real threats from imagined ones<p>Somewhere on somebody’s threat list, there may be a small group of British jihadis who want to murder their fellow citizens. As a threat, it is …

War

Russia outlaws films that 'threaten national unity' or 'defile culture'

Move criticised by film directors as being a relic of the Soviet era, following law banning profanity in Russian films<p>Leviathan director Andrei Zvyagintsev: ‘Living in Russia is like being in a minefield’<p>Russia has introduced new rules regarding the issuing of exhibition licenses for films, …

Russia

Russia Is Struggling To Recruit Soldiers From Former Soviet Republics

In what is seen as move to boost its military ranks at the expense of former Soviet republics, recruits are being offered five-year contracts, the potential for Russian citizenship, and a monthly salary.<p>But if Moscow intends to help restore its Soviet-era might by poaching from others, numerous …

Russia

Iran condemns new Charlie Hebdo issue as 'provocative'

Iran Announces Construction of Two New Nuclear Plants

Iran has begun construction on two new nuclear plants as negotiations with America over its contested program continue in Geneva, according to …

The Senate's Gift to ISIS: Sanctions on Iran

The Islamic State has many enemies and very few friends. But sometimes, even declared enemies of the Caliphate (or ISIS) can lend it a helping hand. That is essentially what is happening now as Senators Mark Kirk and Bob Menendez push to undermine the nuclear talks with Iran -- a key adversary of …

Middle East

Iran: Cleric causes a stir in bright yellow outfit

<b>An Iranian cleric has raised eyebrows in Iran by appearing on television in a bright yellow outfit.</b><p>Hoseyn Khademian appeared on state-run television wearing a yellow shirt, shoes and even a yellow watch, the Mehr News Agency reports. Iranian clerics usually dress conservatively in a white shirt and …

South Asia

Iran: Respecting Muslim values fundamental to talks

Communities must respect each other’s sanctities and values in order to engage in meaningful dialogue, the Anadolu Agency reported the Iranian …

U.S. journalist indicted in Iran, to be tried by hardline court | Reuters

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran’s judiciary has indicted American journalist Jason Rezaian and sent his case to be tried in a hardline Revolutionary Court, the official IRNA news agency reported late on Wednesday.<p>Rezaian is the Washington Post’s bureau chief in Tehran and holds Iranian-American dual …

South Asia