Kiran Mansoor

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Video: How to fit 100 items in a carry-on suitcase

Can’t decide which outfits to take on holiday and which to leave behind? Stuff your suitcase like this nifty packer and you might be able to travel with your whole wardrobe.<p>In the video above, the actress Rachel Grant – you might remember her as the Bond girl/spy Peaceful Fountains of Desire from …

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Vicar of Baghdad: 'When I invited Isil to dinner they said, "Yes, we’ll come, but we’ll chop off your head." Rather kind of them to warn me'

For more than 10 years, Canon Andrew White presided over the only Anglican Church in Iraq, a role that led him to be known universally as the Vicar of Baghdad.<p>But his old parish of St George’s has become too dangerous, and today he leads a peripatetic life, spending time with his displaced …

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Smog in China closes schools and construction sites, cuts traffic in Beijing

<b>Beijing (CNN) —</b> Much of the Chinese capital shut down Tuesday after Beijing's city government issued its first red alert for pollution, closing schools and construction sites and restricting the number of cars on the road.<p>Beijing's Municipal Bureau of Environmental Protection warned that severe …

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Pakistani authorities probe shooter Tashfeen Malik's possible ties to militants

Authorities in Pakistan are investigating whether<p>Tashfeen Malik, one of the attackers in aSan Bernardino shooting, had ties to Islamic militant organizations amid reports that she had pledged allegiance to anIslamic Stateleader on Facebook, Pakistani intelligence sources said Friday.<p>Intelligence …

Maoist cult leader guilty of rape, sexually assaulting followers and keeping daughter as slave for 30 years

Aravindan Balakrishnan, who imprisoned his daughter in a commune during a 'brutal' campaign of 'violence', convicted of string of sexual offences<p>A communist cult leader faces the prospect of dying in jail after being found guilty of keeping his own daughter prisoner for 30 years and raping his …

Sociology

Stop blaming India and China for the West’s 300 years of destroying the environment

Even if the world celebrates a Paris climate deal on Dec. 11, the process will still have to be regarded as a failure. Let me explain why.<p>The basic reason is that the unequal distribution of carbon emissions is not even on its agenda. The historical responsibility of the West is not on the table, …

Fossil Fuels

‘Too dumb’: Ex-US intelligence chief blames Iraq War, poor strategy for rise of ISIS

The former commander of US Special Forces in Afghanistan and Iraq said that without the Iraq war, the Islamic State wouldn’t exist today, according …

The 20 most influential books in history

What’s the most influential book you’ve ever read? For most of us, that’s a tough call to make. But that was the question put to the public ahead of …

6 Timeless Quotes on Creativity From Pablo Picasso

Despite his rocky beginning, Picasso, whose birthday is Oct. 25, became one of the most influential artists of the early 20th century, and has a lasting legacy that pushes our creative boundaries today.<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p><i>This column originally published on</i> …

From the archive, 22 July 1918: Ex-tsar Nicholas II executed

<b>Ex-Tsar shot - local Soviet decision</b><br>It is now announced by the Bolshevik Government that the ex-Tsar has been shot by the order of the Ural Regional Council, who state that they decided upon that course owing to the threat of the Czecho-Slovaks against the capital of the Red Ural, and their …

Judiciary

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Body Shaming Black Female Athletes Is Not Just About Race

Serena Williams won her 21st Grand Slam title at Wimbledon this month. This marks the 17th time in a row that she has defeated Maria Sharapova. Yet …

The 21 biggest family-owned businesses in the world

In a report on family businesses this month, Credit Suisse introduced the CS Global Family 900 universe— a database of the 920 largest family-owned companies in the world. Companies on the list are publicly-traded with market capitalization's of at least $1 billion, as well as family-owned stakes …

Skeleton Makeup : Watchers of the Night