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17 Questions You've Always Wanted To Ask Your Airline Pilot

Mark Vanhoenacker, 747 pilot and author of Skyfaring, answers them all.<p>Last year, Mark Vanhoenacker, an American British Airways pilot (with a Belgian surname), wrote a book about flying commercial airplanes for a living. That stackup of nationalities gives a first taste of the many many places the …

Typecast as a terrorist

As my acting career developed, I was no longer cast as a radical Muslim – except at the airport<p>To begin with, auditions taught me to get through airports. In the end, it was the other way around. I’m an actor. Since I was a teenager I have had to play different characters, negotiating the cultural …

Slumdog Millionaire

South Sudan gets 4,000 more peacekeepers

<b>(CNN) —</b> South Sudan's government agreed to the deployment of an additional 4,000 peacekeepers on behalf of the United Nations Security Council on Sunday, according to a statement from the United Nations.<p>However, it's uncertain the additional force will be able to protect the local populations or …

Africa

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of August 29, 2016): Trump’s Immigration Policy, Clinton’s Emails

Both presidential candidates made waves this week—Donald Trump met with Mexico’s president and subsequently delivered an immigration speech and the F.B.I. released a new Hillary Clinton email report. Brazil’s Senate voted to impeach President Dilma Rousseff, a SpaceX rocket exploded on a launchpad …

Will Amazon Kill FedEx?

The first public flight of Amazon’s Prime Air plane, over the Seafair festival in Seattle.<p>For UPS and FedEx, Amazon’s been great for business. Now …

Suspect in Slaying of Indianapolis Pastor's Wife Was Seen on Video: Cops

Security footage shows a man suspected in the slaying of an Indianapolis pastor’s pregnant wife during a home burglary, police announced Friday, cautioning that they were still working to identify him.<p>"For those who killed Amanda, we are coming," Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter said …

6 Tips for Preparing a Paleo Thanksgiving

Here, six tips that can help you create a Paleo-friendly Thanksgiving while making the meal decadent enough for your nonpracticing guests.<p>Since the …