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Defend the Kurds

Iraq’s leadership has made its point of view very clear, and has even drawn a parallel with Israel.<p>Kurdish Peshmerga vehicles rush to the front line …

Middle East

These secret Netflix codes uncover a list of 'hidden' films and TV shows — and it's easy to use them

To access the extra content, all you need to do is add the code for the desired genre or sub genre to the end of the usual Netflix URL.<p>For example, to access the list for "action & adventure," you would add the code 1365, making your URL become: http://www.netflix.com/browse/genre/1365.<p>Niche sub …

Trump heralds $2.4bn sale of F16 fighter jets to debt-laden Greece

President says potential deal will generate thousands of US jobs as he praises Greece’s economic recovery during visit by Alexis Tsipras to White House<p>President Donald Trump reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to Greece’s economic recovery at the White House on Tuesday, a meeting that allowed …

Netflix is getting serious about making movies: 80 to come in 2018

Netflix turned the TV industry upside down and built itself into a powerhouse on the back of its series.<p>Now, it's turning its attention to the movie …

Jungle pits Daniel Radcliffe against nature, with one of the grossest scenes of the year

Many of the most successful entries in the man-vs.-nature genre tend to be true-life accounts, probably because there’s something especially …

Kirkuk: A crisis waiting to happen, with consequences for region

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two armies funded and trained by the United States have faced off in northern Iraq, in a confrontation that, while seemingly over for now, could have lasting consequences for the future of the country and the broader Middle East.<p>The Iraqi Security Forces and pro-Iranian Shia militia took …

Kurdish Oil Tensions Show Iran Was a Trump Sideshow

The drama around President Donald Trump and Iran's compliance with the nuclear deal was always a distraction for the oil world from a more urgent …

Chinese museum accused of racism over photos pairing Africans with animals

More than 141,000 people visit the exhibit in Wuhan before it is eventually removed after sparking complaints from Africans<p>A museum in China has removed an exhibit this week that juxtaposed photographs of animals with portraits of black Africans, sparking complaints of racism.<p>The exhibit titled …

Disorganized techies will love this device

The 'Side Winder' is designed to keep your bulky and fragile 'MacBook' charger from fraying. It could also help to keep your electronics more …

‘Allah’ Is Found on Viking Funeral Clothes

ENKOPING, Sweden — The discovery of Arabic characters that spell “Allah” and “Ali” on Viking funeral costumes in boat graves in Sweden has raised questions about the influence of Islam in Scandinavia.<p>The grave where the costumes were found belonged to a woman dressed in silk burial clothes and was …

Archaeology

Kurds boost troop presence as Baghdad eyes Kirkuk

Kurdish authorities have upped their troop presence in the oil-rich region around Kirkuk. Iraqi PM al-Abadi has said he has no plans to attack the …

Middle East

12 Little Things That Show People You're Intelligent, Without You Having to Say It

Actions speak louder than words.<p>I was at a breakfast meeting the other day.<p>Four people around a small table on the outdoor deck of a nice hotel, right on the beach, one of the women brought two boxes of avocado toast from the café.<p>"For us to share," she said.<p>My first thought was, "How are we going …

Arts and Crafts movement