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UN peacekeepers regularly 'swap jewellery and dresses for sex', finds report

Draft investigation, including surveys of women in Haiti and Liberia, concludes the practice is underreported - despite 51 allegations of abuse last year<p>United Nations peacekeepers working in some of the world’s most troubled countries routinely trade money and resources for sex with desperate …

Seçim sonrası ilk gündem: Reza Zarrab'ın kaçak yalı katına soru önergesi

Kanlıca’da, Osmanlı döneminde inşa edilen ve 1970 yılında, Kültür ve Turizm Bakanlığı envanterine ‘2. Derece Tarihi Eser’ olarak işlenen Kanlıca …

Saudi Arabia's Widening War

Obama is trying to make peace with Iran. The new Saudi king is on the course for war.<p>The level of turmoil in the Middle East is greater than at any other time in my nearly fifty years of watching this region. Amid this perfect storm comes the most dramatic shift in Saudi policy since at least World …

South Asia

Rick Santorum Wants Pope Francis To Stop Talking About Climate Change

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum says he loves Pope Francis, but he wants the pontiff to stop talking about climate change.<p>Santorum, a devout Catholic, told Philadelphia radio host Dom Giordano on Monday that the pope should "leave science to the scientists."<p>His comments come as the …

Christianity

Convicted Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

A New York judge hands illegal online drug site founder a life prison sentence in one of the strangest, darkest tales of Web culture.<p>Ross Ulbricht, the convicted founder of online illegal-drug marketplace Silk Road, has been sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole.<p>The …

Silk Road

Most glaciers in Mount Everest area will disappear with climate change – study

Most of the glaciers in the Mount Everest region will disappear or drastically retreat as temperatures increase with climate change over the next century, according to a group of international researchers.<p>The estimated 5,500 glaciers in the Hindu Kush-Himalayan (HKH) region – site of Mount Everest …

Climate Change

Al-Qaeda in Syria: Our Focus Is Assad, Not West

The leader of al-Nusra Front — the al Qaeda-affiliate group in Syria — insisted on Wednesday that he is under orders from the organization's central leadership not to attack Western interests in Syria, but rather focus on toppling President Bashar al-Assad.<p>"The orders from Dr. Ayman al-Zawahiri are …

Middle East

Bangladeshi blogger named on hitlist warned: 'You will be next'

Ananya Azad among the writers concerned for their safety after murder of three men who criticised intolerance and religious fundamentalism<p>Ananya Azad is no stranger to assassination attempts. The prominent Bangladeshi blogger’s father, Humayun Azad, wrote a scathing critique of Islamist …

Extremism

Sending ice to Antarctica

<b>Scientists are planning to ship ice to the Antarctic. They're afraid that mountain glaciers around the world are melting as a result of climate change and want to store samples of ice in a new vault in the coldest place on Earth.</b><p>At 4,350m the Col du Dome sits just below the summit of Mont …

Antarctica