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I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag | My Nigeria

Sixty-two years after a British journalist first suggested the name "Nigeria", a 23-year-old Ibadan-born student gave the new country its national flag.<p>Michael Taiwo Akinkunmi was studying engineering at Norwood Technical College in London when he saw a newspaper advert calling on people to enter a …

New North Korea: Short skirts and synthesizers?

<b>(CNN) —</b> The young women step across the stage, wielding their violins like weapons, their gem-laden high heels reflecting the overhead stage lights against the black stage. The 20-something-year-old songstresses bear all the markings of your average pop music girl band, down to their fitted outfits …

Woman not quite pregnant enough to deserve seat

<b>A WOMAN on the train is just not pregnant enough to oblige fellow passengers to offer her a seat, it has emerged.</b><p>The woman’s small but visible baby …

After Syrian Boy Drowns, Donations Pour In To Help Refugees And Migrants

A group that rescues migrants at sea collected more than $275,000 in 24 hours.<p>The devastating image of a 3-year-old boy who drowned while trying to escape Syria has spurred donors to give thousands of dollars to a small nonprofit that helps migrants and refugees who are at risk at sea.<p>The lifeless …

Drowned refugee Aylan's father: Let him be the last

The father of a Syrian toddler whose lifeless body was found on a Turkish beach has said he wants the international attention on his death to focus on preventing similar incidents from happening again.<p>Abdullah Kurdi spoke on Thursday outside the morgue where the bodies of his sons Aylan and Galip, …

David Cameron vows to fight dead migrants on the beaches

<b>Prime Minister David Cameron has pledged to fight deceased migrants on the beaches, or wherever they wash up.</b><p>As tragic pictures of a migrant boy …

US clerk jailed for refusing gay couples marriage licenses

A defiant county clerk was jailed on Thursday for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, but five of her deputies agreed to end the church-state standoff in Rowan County, Kentucky.<p>U.S. District Judge David Bunning said he had no choice but to jail Kim Davis for contempt after she …

US clerk detained for denying gay marriages

A county clerk in the US state of Kentucky who refuses to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples on religious grounds has been detained for contempt of court by a US federal judge.<p>Rowan county clerk Kim Davis was taken into custody by US marshals on Thursday in a case seen as a major test to a …

A floating food forest may be coming to the Hudson River

1/8<p>Mary Mattingly Swale<p>Floating architecture and urban agriculture are two things we hold near and dear to our hearts, so you can imagine our delight …

Hudson River

Snowden said in Al-Jazeera interview that ordinary government workers would ‘very likely face prosecution’ for sending classified emails over personal server<p>Edward Snowden has branded as “completely ridiculous” the idea that Hillary Clinton’s personal email server was secure while she was secretary …

Surveillance

'How can you be a Republican?': life as part of New York's political minority

At the beginning of August, Alan Hedrick packed his bags and took a trip to Chicago. When his friends in New York City asked where he was going, his answer was vague: a conference.<p>The 29-year-old is one of the 300 members of the Young Republicans Club in New York and his Illinois break was spent at …

LGBTQI

'Let this be the last', says heartbroken father of Aylan and Galip Kurdi as he prepares to bury them

Syrian refugee Abdullah Kurdi says his sons' deaths should be a "wake up call to the world" after they drowned and were washed up on a beach<p>They risked, and lost, everything trying to reach Europe for the hope of a better life. Today the bodies of Aylan and Galip Kurdi will arrive back in Syria, …

Save the Children

She’s equally at home in comic-book blockbusters, arthouse fare and awards bait, but could this coolly unflappable screen presence have made her first career missteps by returning to work with Allen on Irrational Man, and courting controversy in Aloha?<p>In the boiling mid-afternoon heat, Emma Stone …

Comic Books

Three arrested in Paris over 'devil's breath' drug that turns victims into willing 'zombies'

The three are thought to have stolen millions from unsuspecting victims by blowing scopolamine, a powerful "hypnotic" drug, into strangers' faces<p>Police have seized two Chinese women and a man in Paris suspected of using a powerful Colombian drug dubbed "the devil’s breath" that turns victims into …

Malaysia police to question Mahathir over rally remarks

Malaysian police have said they will call on former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad to give a statement on allegations he made against Prime Minister Najib Razak at an anti-government rally in Kuala Lumpur last weekend.<p>A police spokesperson said that Mahathir, Malaysia's longest-serving prime …