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Do not abandon hope of two-state solution, world warns Israel and Trump

The major powers – with the exception of Britain – sent out a warning to Israel and Donald Trump on Sunday not to abandon the hope of a two-state solution to end the Arab-Israeli conflict and urged all parties to disassociate themselves from voices that reject such a diplomatic solution to the …

Israel

Far right first to congratulate Trump on historic upset

Far-right and rightwing nationalist leaders were the first to congratulate Donald Trump, as diplomats struggled to come to terms with the US election results.<p>France<p>Marine Le Pen’s far-right Front National welcomed the results claiming they heralded a new world. Le Pen, who is running for president …

Europe

Baltimore school turns to meditation as threat of violence looms over students

“Inhale all the love the universe has to offer,” Lloyd Jones told a group of high school students at the beginning of second period. “Exhale anything that doesn’t benefit you.”<p>A student wearing an ROTC shirt sat, legs crossed, eyes closed, breathing, his fingers touching in a Buddhist mudra, or …

Education

The Choice 2016 | Watch S35 E1 | FRONTLINE | PBS | Official Site

Curfew Takes Effect in Charlotte After Hours of Peaceful Protests

Crowds marched again in Charlotte overnight but the city remained mostly calm early Friday after authorities declared a curfew following two nights of violence.<p>Demonstrators massed on the city’s streets to protest the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and demand the release of video that …

Apple will unveil ‘more intuitive’ version of Apple Music at WWDC in June – Bloomberg

Apple has taken on board criticisms of the messiness of the Apple Music app, and will reveal a ‘more intuitive’ version at WWDC in June, reports <i>Bloomberg</i>. The revamp reportedly follows a management shake-up in which several execs involved in the music project have left the company.<p>Apple is altering …

The 32 highest-paying cities for people who work in tech

There are now a total of eight cities where tech workers are earning six figures, on average, according to the Dice Tech Salary Survey.<p>"The competition for tech talent today is undeniable," said Dice president Bob Melk in the report. "Employers realize offering competitive pay is a necessity. …

A research team has an unsettling explanation for why we haven't found aliens

Given the size and age of the universe, he said, and the statistical probability of life emerging in other solar systems, why is it that humanity has not seen any indications of intelligent life in the cosmos?<p>This query, known as the Fermi Paradox, continues to haunt us to this day.<p>If there are …

What Was That Boom That Just Shook New Jersey?

It's an earthquake! It's a plane! What is it??<p>People in New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut were surprised today by a rumbling shaking that proceeded northwards along the coast. Was it an earthquake?<p>Apparently not. Police departments soon urged people to stop calling 911 as the United States …

New Jersey

Why Kylo Ren is the most interesting movie villain in years

In recent years, we've grown accustomed to a certain type of movie villain. These villains are inherently evil people who do bad things for the sake of doing bad things.<p>For example, there's The Joker in "The Dark Knight," Voldemort in "Harry Potter" movies, and Anton Chigurh in "No Country For Old …

Type 2 diabetes can be cured through weight loss, Newcastle University finds

Millions of people suffering from Type 2 diabetes could be cured of the disease if they just lost weight, a new study suggests.<p>Scientists at Newcastle University have shown the disease is caused by fat accumulating in the pancreas and losing less than one gram from the organ can reverse the …

Loneliness triggers biological changes which cause illness and early death

Danger signals activated in the brain by loneliness ultimately affect the immune system, scientists have found.<p>Loneliness is not just an emotional state of mind, it actually triggers genetic changes which cause illness and early death, a study shows for the first time.<p>Previous studies have found …

Psychology

Articles about 12 tiny homes and getaways our november issue on Dwell.com - Dwell

Known for its natural beauty and rich culture, Portland has become a proud hub of architectural excellence.<p>All of us have heard that the real estate market is "bad" right now. However, what is bad for sellers is often good for buyers.<p>Mad Men’s Vincent Kartheiser has all he needs in his compact, …

Articles about 10 striking designs indoor outdoor living on Dwell.com - Dwell

Wallpaper is a homes' best friend. The popular material changes boring white walls into incredible murals.<p>Now that the days are getting longer and the temperatures are rising, consider how a courtyard can bring you closer to nature...<p>A foyer, also known as an entryway, is the first thing you see …

Why Interrupted Sleep Is Worse Than Short Sleep

Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski for TIME<p>Illustration by Peter Oumanski …

Earthquake Shakes Afghanistan, Pakistan, India; Scores Killed

KABUL, Afghanistan — A magnitude-7.5 earthquake hit northeastern Afghanistan on Monday, killing hundreds of people there and in neighboring Pakistan.<p>"More [deaths] are expected," the Pakistani province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa's chief minister, Pervez Khattak, told state TV about three hours after the …

When There Is No Justice in Scripture: The Rape of Tamar

When I first read about the rape of Tamar, I was astonished. This tragic story of a beautiful princess — sexually violated by her half-brother and …

Green Beret axed for rescuing Afghan child sex slave

Sergeant Charles Martland has been refused leave to appeal after he was discharged from the US military for confronting an Afghan police commander over the rape of a young boy<p>An American Green Beret who attacked an Afghan police commander for keeping a child sex slave chained to his bed has been …

Afghanistan

Black Lives Matter Won’t Endorse a 2016 Candidate: Report

The Black Lives Matter network will skip a presidential endorsement but keep up its political activism by confronting candidates about the treatment of African-Americans in the United States, one of the group's founders says.<p>In an Associated Press interview, Alicia Garza discussed the …

What is it like to have never felt an emotion?

Some people seem to lack the capacity to feel joy, sorrow or love. David Robson discovers the challenges and surprising advantages of “alexithymia”.<p>Caleb is telling me about the birth of his son, now eight months old. “You know you hear parents say that the first time they looked at their kid, they …

Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Girl, 11, gives birth in Paraguay

An 11-year-old girl who was denied an abortion after being raped gave birth Thursday, the culmination of a case that put a spotlight on child rape in this poor South American nation and drew criticism from human rights groups.<p>Elizabeth Torales, a lawyer for the girl's mother, told The Associated …

Human Rights

ISIS is recruiting in the most perverse way imaginable

Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times wrote an expose on the Islamic State's (also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) practice of capturing Yazidi women and trafficking them as sex slaves.<p>The process has been well-documented by the group itself and built into the organization's political process. …

Egypt Is Struggling to Cope With Its ISIS Insurgency

They have attacked on land and at sea, killing dozens of soldiers. They have assassinated a senior official in daylight and attempted to seize a …

12 Muslim Women Shatter Stereotypes by Showing Off Their Style

It's time to banish the idea of the "oppressed" Muslim woman.<p>There is no singular look when it comes to Muslim women's style—despite what the Western world may think. Some women of the faith cover their heads, yes. But many don't.<p>Here, we've rounded up inspiring Muslim women who shatter stereotypes …

Too Depressed to Believe What We Know

Depression of some kind darkens the door of most Christians.<p>It’s a spiritual or emotional fog that stubbornly clouds our hope and happiness. It might …

What Do We Pray For?

What should we pray for? In what order?<p><b>Of Petition</b>, from <i>Finding God through Meditation</i>, by St. Peter of Alcantara<p>This noble oblation being well …

Rick Warren: Spiritual decline starts when you become careless about fellowship

According to Saddleback Church Pastor Rick Warren, spiritual decline begins when there is an inconsistent attendance at worship services and other …

Dive Into ‘Infinity’ With Dizzying Views of A Colossal Cave

A series of 360° panoramas allows anyone with an internet connection to experience Vietnam's Son Doong cave, one of the planet's biggest.<p>Son Doong is one of the world's largest caves, with enormous chambers that can comfortably fit a 747 airplane or an entire New York City block full of 40-story …

National Parks

WHAT?! 11 Pieces of Clothing That Will Protect You from the Sun

Sky’s out, thighs out, sunscreen out, girl. You know the drill. Being safe with sun will not only help block harmful UV rays, but it’s also now fashionable thanks to the abundance of clothing that incorporate sun-protective measures. So grab your shades, get your toes did and head out to the beach …