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If Assad asks, China can deploy troops to Syria

Turkey-backed Chinese Uyghur terrorists are gaining a stronghold in Syria from which to launch attacks on China.<p><b>Chinese Uyghur terrorists</b> …

Middle East

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Clinton says US effort in Syria a 'failure,' calls for 65,000 Syrian refugees into America

Top Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton tried Sunday to distance herself from Obama administration foreign policy, suggesting the overall effort in Syria has been a “failure” and calling for roughly 65,000 Syrian refugees to be allowed to enter into the United States.<p>“Where we are …

Gulf States Fend Off Criticism About Doing Little For Syrian Refugees

Syria doesn't have a history of free and open elections, but in the past few weeks Syrians have been voting with their feet. After four years of brutal civil war, Syrians are registering a sense of hopelessness and are willing to risk dangerous journeys for a chance to start over again in Europe.<p>As …

Syria conflict anniversary: My friends stayed in Syria, now most of them are dead

Julia*, 14, tells her story of how she left everything behind to escape the daily bombing of her village near Damascus<p>I was born in Damascus and grew up in a village in the countryside nearby. I miss the square there, as I liked the shops and people selling things. I went to school in Damascus and …

20 things to do in England before you die

1. Spend summer solstice at Stonehenge.<p>Summer Solstice by Nicolò Paolucci on 500px<p>2. Go surfing in Cornwall. Yes, surfing in England!<p>3. Arrive in …

On Maui, a new bed and breakfast takes you to the quiet life on the slopes of Haleakala volcano

Don't look in the usual places if you're seeking Maui's newest lodging. At 3,000 feet above sea level, it's about an hour's drive from the most popular beaches.<p>G&Z Upcountry Bed and Breakfast opened in August in Kula, on the slopes of Haleakala volcano.<p>Owner Marsha Wienert is the first to …

Farm-to-table

The best thing to eat in 50 countries around the world

Quora users set out to answer that question in a thread on the question-and-answer-based website, singling out the most iconic thing to eat in their homelands. We added in some of our own selections.<p>From wiener schnitzel in Austria to feijoada in Brazil to katsudon in Japan, don't miss these 50 …

Wikimedia

Stop Everything and Watch This Elderly Couple Reunite at the Airport

Airports are good for more than travel delays and bad food.<p>There's a lot of stress that comes with traveling through an airports: flight delays (or, …

What you’ll miss if you don’t take the Lares route to Machu Picchu

Solitude<p>500 people a day set out on the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, making it the most famous and famously traversed hike in South America. The …

10 European Festivals & Events You Can't Miss This Fall

<i>Image by Gerard Reyes</i><p>Just because summer is over doesn't mean you have to say goodbye to festival season. For travelers and students visiting Europe we have put together a round-up of this fall's best music and art festivals. Cities like Paris, Berlin, Barcelona and Istanbul are bursting with …

Festivals

Paris’s Best Culinary Walking Tours

In the City of Light, these excursions keep your eyes entirely on the plate.<p>You’re headed to Paris, gastronomic capital of Europe. You loved …

Smuggling refugees into Europe is a new growth industry

A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>A Hungarian court placed four men under preliminary arrest for being involved in the deaths of 71 migrants found in a truck in Austria.<p>BRUSSELS — Amid the biggest …

Asylum Seekers

How States Rank on High-School Graduation Rates

Nationwide, the percentage of students getting their diplomas is at an all-time high. But while some states have made incredible strides, others have struggled to keep up.<p>More students are graduating from high school than ever before, and that number could rise again with this year’s seniors.<p>The …

High School

The uniquely powerful reason why Pixar movies are so good

Disney / Pixar<p>The first reaction test audiences had to "Monsters, Inc." wasn't the bottomless sense of wonder drummed up by most Pixar movies: It was …

Animation

11 Science Photos From This Week That Will Fill You With Awe

Space

29 Photos That Prove "Breaking Bad" Had The Greatest Cinematography

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Harry Page's beautiful dog portraits, in pictures - Telegraph

Syria Burning: Isis and the Death of the Arab Spring review – how a small-scale revolt descended into hell

Veteran Middle East reporter Charles Glass charts the failings of the Assad regime and foreign governments in this enlightening study on the rise of Isis