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Unification: Saladin and the Fall of Jerusalem | Christianity

<i>The Crusades: An Arab Perspective is a four-part documentary series telling the dramatic story of the crusades seen through Arab eyes, from the seizing of Jerusalem under Pope Urban II in 1099, to its recapture by Salah Ed-Din (also known as Saladin), Richard the Lionheart's efforts to regain the</i> …

Hara Hachi Bu: The Okinawan's Secret to Longevity

Hara hachi bu (also commonly referred to as <i>hara hachi bun me</i>) is a Confucian teaching that advises people to eat only until they are approximately 80 …

Japan

NHS has fewer beds per head than Romania, doctors warn

Britain has half as many hospital beds for its population as Romania, leading doctors have said, amid warnings that NHS trusts are “bulging at the seams".<p>Consultants said bed shortages meant they could only do only a third of the operations they were able to carry out in the 1960s.<p>Doctors at …

Norway’s twisted Atlantic Ocean Road is named best summer drive in Europe

The beautiful and twisted Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway has been named as the ultimate summer driving experience in Europe following a survey designed to identify what appeals most to travellers.<p>The 5.2 mile stretch of scenic coastal road was chosen as top pick by Psychologist Dr. David Holmes who …

An early look at macOS Sierra

macOS Sierra is Apple’s latest version of its operating system for the Mac. While the final version will only be available in the fall, I’ve been playing around with the first beta for the past few days. In addition to changing the operating system’s name from OS X to macOS, Apple is introducing a …

Report alleges China killing thousands to harvest organs

Chinese hospitals are conducting far more organ-transplant operations than the country has officially acknowledged, according to a lengthy new report that raises troubling questions about the source of human body parts used to heal China's elite and the foreigners who pay high prices to receive new …

Venezuela: Nation In Crisis, Land Of Unfulfilled Potential

<b>CARACAS</b> — Venezuela is a land of fabulous and unique landscapes. Even back in the 18th and 19th centuries, German travelers testified to its natural …

Dropbox app gets doc scanning & more, but now requires desktop app for free auto-camera uploads

Dropbox is getting some notable updates today for both the mobile apps and desktop that bring a number of new productivity tools and features to the service. It’s also changing its mobile camera uploads feature for basic users to require they have the desktop app installed or a paid Pro …

Apps

Robot Workers Could Become ‘Electronic Persons’ in Europe

The future is here.<p>(Photo: Public Domain)<p>Robots are slowly taking over the world, and doing a variety of tasks, from manufacturing to greeting you in …

HBO's Vinyl canceled after just one season

HBO's <i>Vinyl</i>, the high-profile rock drama executive produced by Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger, has been canceled. <i>Deadline</i> reports that HBO had opted to ax the series after a disappointing first season, even though the show had already been renewed in February.<p>"After careful consideration, we have …

Tesla Shares Hit Hard After Offer to Buy SolarCity

Investors unhappy with Elon Musk’s plan to merge the electric-car and solar-energy companies he backs<p>Tesla Motors Inc.’s plan to acquire SolarCity Corp. got a cold reception from investors and analysts, who raised concerns the takeover could prove a diversion for the electric-car maker and worsen …

Large Movement Detected Along San Andreas Fault

A recent study published in Nature Geoscience reveals large-scale vertical motion across the San Andreas Fault System. The research team, headed by Samuel Howell at the University of Hawai’i, was able to pick apart subtle signals in an noisy data set consisting of vertical velocities along one of …

What Russia’s Olympic ban means for Vladimir Putin

By Kimberly Marten<p>Russia is the first country in the history of the Olympics to have an entire team — track and field —banned from participating in the Games because of doping. Individual athletes, especially those who have trained for years outside Russia, may be able to argue their way back in. …

Russia

New methods are improving ocean and climate measurements | John Abraham

Improvements to ocean temperature measurements are making good measurements great<p>I have often said that global warming is really ocean warming. As humans add more heat-trapping gases to the atmosphere, it causes the Earth to gain energy. Almost all of that energy ends up in the oceans. So, if you …

MH370: officials from Australia, China and Malaysia to discuss future of search

Search for Boeing 777 which disappeared in 2014 with 239 people on board is in final phase and will be wound up in absence of any discoveries, officials say<p>Senior aviation officials from Australia, Malaysia and China are meeting in Kuala Lumpur to discuss the future of the search for missing …

Romanian Businessman Turned Prison Author Faces Prosecution

In another blow to Romanian businessmen and women who wrote ‘scientific’ books while behind bars using a loophole in the law to shave time off their prison sentences, investigators are now prosecuting one such author on plagiarism charges.<p>Until February this year when the loophole was overturned …

An Honest Cop, and His Facebook Celebrity, Take Romania by Surprise

Traffic officer chronicles corruption, absurdities; ‘I am Godina’<p>BRASOV, Romania—Like thousands of cops the world over, Marian Godina got an angry call from his bosses. They wanted to see him immediately.<p>Some years earlier Officer Godina, a traffic officer in this city of 250,000 in the mountains …

Corruption

Daredevil climbs bridge over high voltage railway line in Romania as a train passes

A thrillseeker in Romania climbs over a railway bridge as a train passes beneath in a daring stunt.

Romanian Cuisine Just Got a Big Boost from the European Union

The EU's official recognition of some key Romanian foods will mean big things for the nation's economy<p>An unexpected European country is getting some …

Europe

Prosecutors investigate Romanian Senate speaker for false testimony

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors said on Tuesday they were investigating Senate speaker and former prime minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu for giving false testimony to aid suspects in a wider real estate graft case.<p>Tariceanu, prime minister from 2004-08, is the latest …

The Romanian Teen Hacker Who Hunts Bugs to Resist the Dark Side

It's 3 am, and his eyes are almost closed. The pack of gummy bears on his desk is empty. So's the Chinese takeout box. Romanian white hat hacker Alex …

Putin says Romania, Poland may be targeted over new U.S.-led NATO missile bases

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned two formerly Soviet-occupied nations against joining the U.S. and allies in new European missile defense …

Russia

Putin Says That Poland and Romania May Be in Russia’s Cross-Hairs

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that Poland and Romania could find themselves in Russia’s “cross-hairs” if they go along with the …

Romania and Poland in Russia’s cross-hairs, warns Putin

<b>Vladimir Putin has warned Romania and Poland that they are ‘in the cross-hairs’ because they are hosting parts of a US missile shield which Moscow</b> …

Putin Threatens Poland, Romania

Putin warns Romania, Poland over implementing US missile shield

Romania and Poland are in the potential crosshairs of Russian rockets because they are hosting parts of the U.S. missile defense shield that Moscow considers a threat to its national security, President Vladimir Putin warned Friday.<p>Putin warned the European nations that Moscow has repeatedly said …

Romania charges 77 doctors in bribery case

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romanian prosecutors say they have charged dozens of doctors with taking bribes after a pharmaceutical company paid for …

Breast Cancer