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Mixed Signals: Why People Misunderstand Each Other

The psychological quirks that make it tricky to get an accurate read on someone's emotions<p>In her new book <i>No One Understands You and What To Do About It</i>, Heidi Grant Halvorson tells readers a story about her friend, Tim. When Tim started a new job as a manager, one of his top priorities was …

Psychology

Iraq's Assyrians battle ISIS for survival

<b>(CNN) —</b> When ISIS overran their villages near Mosul in August 2014, a small group of Assyrians, a Middle Eastern minority with a history reaching back more than 4,000 years, picked up weapons and formed their own militia: Dwekh Nawsha -- "The Sacrificers."<p>Assyrians belong to the rapidly dwindling …

A Satellite Captures Shimmering Auroras Over America

The northern lights look cool enough from below, but what about above?<p>Seen from the ground, the aurora borealis is a mighty sight—like being slapped in the eyes with a writhing rainbow. But glimpsed from space the vision is also top-rate, in this case painting America with ghostly streams of …

Hear Classical Music Composed by Friedrich Nietzsche: 43 Original Tracks

A philosopher perhaps more widely known for his prodigious mustache than for the varieties of his thought, Friedrich Nietzsche often seems to be …

Friedrich Nietzsche

How Verve Records Got Gutted

The record label of Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald just got swallowed by a hip-hop business… and no one even noticed!<p>The announcement could …

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New Report Maps ISIS Support on Twitter

A new analysis of Twitter accounts that support ISIS provides one of the most comprehensive looks yet at the militant group’s online success in …

10 Gorgeous Takes On The Open-Shelving Trend

We couldn’t help but notice that nearly every stylish kitchen we’ve spied recently has one thing in common: open shelving. Feeling inspired, we’ve …

Storage Ideas

Islamic State will try to profit from the treasures of Nimrud

With oil revenues falling, the terrorist group will resort to smuggling antiquities as another way of making money<p>Islamist fervour will not have been the sole reason for Isil's decision to <b>loot the ancient city of Nimrud.</b> The terrorists who pillaged the treasures bequeathed by history will also have …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Iraqi forces retake key town of Al-Baghdadi from ISIL

Iraqi government forces and allied tribal fighters have retaken the town of Al-Baghdadi from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group, according to the US military.<p>A statement from the headquarters of the US-led coalition on Friday said security forces and tribal fighters from the …

CCTV shows British schoolgirls in Istanbul on way to Syria: media | Reuters

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Security footage appears to show three British schoolgirls, believed to be on their way to join Islamic State militants, waiting for hours at a bus station in Turkey before traveling to a city near the Syrian border, media reported on Sunday.<p>British police and the girls’ …

London schoolgirls among 60 female Britons thought to have joined Isis

Sixty British women and girls, including 18 teenagers, are believed to have travelled to Syria to join Islamic State (Isis) militants, the UK’s top counter-terrorism police officer has said.<p>Deputy assistant commissioner Helen Ball, senior national coordinator for counter-terrorism, revealed that …

Terrorism

Kerry: ISIS is being defeated

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Secretary of State John Kerry insisted that the United States' allies in the Middle East remain on course to defeat ISIS -- though he acknowledged the challenge in Syria is a particularly difficult one.<p>"Each time the Iraqis have now gone forward in an offensive effort, together …

'Jihadi John' Was a Cold Loner, Says Fellow ISIS Fighter

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) executioner Mohammed Emwazi, nicknamed Jihadi John, was a cold loner who didn’t talk much, …

Jordan’s King Abdullah Says the War Against ISIS 'Is Our War'

Jordan’s King Abdullah II has intensified his rhetoric in the kingdom’s fight against ISIS.<p>“It is our war. It has been for a long time,” King …

ISIS releases some Christian hostages -- but why?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Igniting a live man in a cage; severing the heads of dozens; kidnapping, raping and selling women and children -- ISIS' shocking maltreatment of its captives has become regrettably predictable.<p>But that has made their latest decision on the fate of 19 Christian prisoners all the more …

Human Rights

Mohammed Emwazi was not radicalised at school, says ex-headteacher

The former headteacher of Mohammed Emwazi, the British man identified as an Islamic State killer, has insisted her school was not responsible for his radicalisation after it emerged that two other former pupils became jihadis.<p>Emwazi, who was known as “Jihadi John” until he was identified last week, …

Terrorism

Jihadi John: fears Mohammed Emwazi's brother may have been radicalised

The Telegraph reveals Omar Emwazi, 21, was known as a member of the 'Muslim Mafia' at school and supported an Islamist cleric who inspired one of Lee Rigby’s killers<p><b>Mohammed Emwazi</b>'s younger brother voiced support for the radical Islamic cleric who inspired one of Lee Rigby’s killers, the Telegraph …

Jihadi John Linked to Shadowy London Street Gang

Suspected ISIS killer Jihadi John is linked to a gang that carried out violent street robberies in London to pay for terrorists to travel abroad — including a high school contemporary who died fighting with al Qaeda in Syria.<p>Mohammed Emwazi, himself once accused of petty crimes, grew up in the west …

'Jihadi John' Driven to ISIS by British Spy Harassment, Group Says

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Militants abduct more Christians, smash ancient artifacts

Who Is Mohammed Emwazi? What We Know About Man IDed as 'Jihadi John'

For months, he’s been known only as “Jihadi John,” the blustering ISIS militant in a balaclava with a knife and a British accent who taunts the West in propaganda videos before cutting a hostage’s throat.<p>Now he has a name.<p>A U.S. intelligence official confirmed to NBC News on Thursday that the man …

ISIL releases new video of captured Kurdish fighters

The 21 Kurdish fighters captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) group have been featured in a new video released by the group.<p>The video, seen by Al Jazeera and released over the past week, is the second installment of ISIL footage to feature the captured Kurdish fighters.<p>In the …

Watch Warren G perform 'Regulate' with saxophonist Kenny G

<b>Regulators, mount up.</b><p>Late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel has recently introduced a segment to his show entitled Weekly Mashups. Throughout …

The Best Jazz Albums of all Time

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Islamic State's social media efforts luring female recruits to Syria

Aqsa Mahmood grew up in an affluent part of Glasgow, Scotland, and attended a prestigious private school. She liked listening to the band Coldplay and reading "Harry Potter" books. Then at 19, she disappeared.<p>She later told her parents that she had crossed into Syria to join Islamic State and was …

UK police move to take down Islamic State how-to guide from internet

Islamic State (Isis) appears to have published a how-to guide for aspiring jihadis and potential recruits, advising them how best to reach Syria, what to pack, and how to deal with Turkish border security.<p>Counter-terrorism police confirmed on Wednesday they considered the publication on social …

Counterterrorism

Revive Audio: Cassandra Wilson's "Strange Fruit"

Lucky for all of us, Mississippi-bred jazz singer <b>Cassandra Wilson</b> is having a busy year. Setting her sights on the timeless music of <b>Billie Holiday</b>, …