Natchanon Ongjui

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Argentinian President Claims Former Obama Official Asked The Country To Provide Iran With Nuclear Fuel

It felt like hours, but was only a mere 45 seconds.<p>In perhaps the most moving moment of this weeks United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stared down the audience in a moment of silence that made all those there – and the rest of us watching on …

Obama Administration
North Africa

Russia intensifying Syria airstrikes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Russia is intensifying its airstrikes in Syria, which it says have "considerably reduced" the combat potential of militants.<p>The Russian air force began strikes in Syria on Wednesday. In the past 24 hours, it has carried out 20 flights targeting 10 ISIS positions in Idlib province, the …

Middle East

How to turn sustainability into a billion-dollar business

<i>“[The CEO] thinks Tesla could be a big disrupter if we’re not careful. History is littered with big companies that ignored innovation that was coming</i> …

Innovation

French journalists 'blackmailed king of Morocco'

<b>Two French reporters have been arrested and accused of attempting to blackmail the king of Morocco, lawyers say.</b><p>Eric Laurent and Catherine Graciet, who are writing a book on King Mohammed VI, were reportedly detained after being handed cash by a Moroccan official.<p>A lawyer for the Moroccan …

Africa

Europe rethinks train security after Americans thwart attack

Baggage scans, identity checks and more armed guards are among measures being considered at an emergency meeting Saturday in Paris of interior ministers and transport ministers from nine countries, according to French security officials.<p>However, they said the ministers are not planning to call into …

Europe

Here’s Why Instagram Chose to Break the Frame

Instagram cracked the restrictive barriers of its iconic square format yesterday, announcing to the world that it intends to remain the dominant …

Viewpoint: Treat refugees as a development issue

<b>Europe is facing a mass influx of refugees from outside the region for the first time in its history, as people flee persecution and conflict in countries such as Syria and Iraq. And its politicians are struggling to find a coherent response.</b><p>At the European level, the EU's supposed common asylum …

North Africa

Five ways China's economic crisis will affect Africa

<b>Signs of an economic slowdown in China have led to fears of a global recession, including Africa, given the close ties it has built up with China in recent years.</b><p>BBC Africa Business Report's Lerato Mbele looks at five ways the continent could be affected:<p>The rand<p>South Africa's currency has taken …

Africa

The Origins and Legacy of the Idea of the 'Third World'

<i>This post is in collaboration with The John W. Kluge Center at the Library of Congress, which brings together scholars and researchers from around</i> …

Sri Lanka

Walk this way: In Buenos Aires, pedestrian streets are the way of the future

If you spend enough time on pedestrian-only streets in North America, you will eventually experience the eerie emptiness that ensues when the pedestrians for whom cars were banned fail to show up. It happened to me recently on a stretch of Montreal’s Saint Catherine Street, part of which is closed …

Buenos Aires

Majid Majidi's new film Muhammad aims to change Islam's image

Majid Majidi, the award-winning director of Iran's most expensive film ever Muhammad, which premieres on Wednesday in 143 theatres throughout Iran, …

South-east Asia

Don't Worry, a Bamboo Skyscraper Would Be Very Strong

CRG Architects unveils "Architect's Village" a collection of towers that mimics a natural bamboo forest.<p>Rethink the way we build: what if we stopped cutting into our forests, and started recreating them? Say hello to Architect’s Village, the bamboo skyscraper from Carlos R. Gomez and his team of …

Architecture

Ancient Origins of a Modern Debate: Socialism in Plato and Aristotle

The exposure of the various facets of human life to market forces has always been a point of contention between capitalists and socialists.1 …

Bodybuilding could be causing a new eating disorder in men

The explosion in popularity for body-building supplements such as protein powder and creatine tends to be associated with the push for good health …

As cities fall out of love with cars, Toyota redefines its role as 'mobility provider'

Automotive giant Toyota identifies ‘the last mile’ – the short journey from station to home or office – as its key urban target, as it starts work developing a range of vehicles aimed specifically at car-sharing in cities<p>In an era of rapid urbanisation, single-person households and a generational …

Urban Design
North Korea

Dear College Student: Please Diversify Your Courses

I don't know if it's because I'm on research leave this semester and I miss getting ready to go into the classroom, or because of the latest wave of an anti-Latino sentiment partly fueled by a certain presidential contender whom I shall not name, but I've been reflecting a lot about what it is that …

Native Americans

What You Didn't Know About the Act of Reading Books

Finding time to read has never been an issue for me. I read different books at different levels — you don’t put the same effort into Harry Potter as …

Books

Extremist killing of atheist bloggers stirs panic in Bangladesh

The day he was hacked to death with a butcher's blade, Niloy Chatterjee slept in. Muslims in Bangladesh were preparing for Friday morning prayers but Mr. Chatterjee, an outspoken atheist, had no such demands on his time. He rose at 11 a.m. and walked to a nearby vegetable market while his wife of …

Religion

The streets of Paris will go completely car-free for one day this weekend

In a big win for sustainable transportation, the streets of Paris will go completely car-free for one entire day this weekend. On September 27th, A …

United Nations