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“We’re dying in here, miss, we’re dying!”: Horrors I saw in solitary confinement

“If these inmates didn’t have mental health issues before they entered solitary, they do now”<p>At the end of a long cinder-block corridor, a correction officer in an elevated booth passes the time with a paperback book. Across from the booth, a barred gate cordons off a dim passageway. Along the …

Milky Way over Morocco

The Milky Way over the top of Toubkal, a mountain peak in Morocco. At 4,167 meters, this point is the highest peak in North Africa.<p>Besancon Arnaud …

A Tiny School District Reaches Far And Wide For New Teachers

Small town doesn't quite describe Bethune, Colo. It spans just 0.2 square miles and has a population of 237. There's a post office, but it's open only part time. There's not a single restaurant, and the closest big store is in Kansas.<p>That didn't stop Ailyn Marfil from moving to Bethune a couple of …

Many topics off limits at reunions for Koreans divided by war | Reuters

SEOUL (Reuters) - When Ahn Yoon-joon, 86, meets his two younger sisters this week that he has not heard from in more than 60 years, there is much they won’t be able to talk about.<p>A guide book distributed to the elderly South Koreans chosen by lottery to meet family members separated by the 1950-53 …

North Korea

Leaked Continuum Video Shows Microsoft Has Found Its Mojo Again

Something has happened at Redmond. Whatever it is, it’s been enough to stir a few echoes back here with someone who left Windows as a platform over a decade ago for OSX. Of course I could sit here and quote statistics all night long about Android vs. Windows vs. OSX (and iOS in its various forms) …

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Beijing promotes low-paid college grads to startup CEOs | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Quitting her job as receptionist, joining rock bands and chancing her tattoo-sleeved arm at small business ventures would once have branded college graduate Ding Jia as a rebel in China. Now she can claim state endorsement as a “creative”.<p>Young entrepreneurs work at an office …

Indonesia's Aceh to close churches after pressure from Muslim groups | Reuters

ACEH SINGKIL, Indonesia (Reuters)- - Authorities in Indonesia’s conservative Aceh province said on Sunday several Christian churches would be shut down this week, just days after a mob burned down a church, killing one person and injuring several others.<p>A policeman holds a rifle as he stands guard …

Indonesia

Christianity was the only way out, says North Korean defector

Joseph Kim revered the Great Leader as a child, but on arriving in China he realised that if he embraced Jesus missionaries would help him escape<p>The first time Joseph Kim heard the words “Christian” and “church”, he had no idea what they meant. He had never seen a church and Christianity was as …

North Korea

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Rex Murphy: Tom Mulcair was always going to be the man in the middle

It has been the dilemma of NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair almost from the day he took the leadership of the New Democratic Party that he has never quite …

Mississippi madness: expat life in America's weirdest state

I was living in New York City when I decided to buy an old plantation house in the Mississippi Delta. It was out in the cotton fields and cypress swamps of Holmes County, the poorest county in America’s poorest state. 'There’s no place like holmes, catch the southern spirit' announced a …

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A new refugee story, but a sadly familiar tale

The refugees have become a visibly different presence in the streets of Europe's cities. Their hollow, bedraggled look sets them apart, as do the covered heads of the women. Among the men, there is an air of roughness and desperation that begins to alarm ordinary Europeans, as does their tendency …

The federal election campaign in editorial cartoons

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Canada

Quebec expected to deviate from tradition of supporting one party

After years of casting protest votes and sitting on the periphery of federal power, Quebec appears set to retake a greater place in the corridors of influence in Ottawa.<p>The province will veer away from a long-standing tradition of swinging hard for one party, if polls are to be believed, turning it …

Kenya has a billion barrels of oil that might not be going anywhere

Fidgety oil companies and investors heaved a sigh of relief in August when Kenya and Uganda announced they had picked a route for the world’s longest heated pipeline. Finally, there was a plan for getting the estimated 1 billion barrels in Kenya’s remote northwest out of the country.<p>The proposed …

Africa

Despite the rap sheet, Harper isn’t the worst PM

When I thought about the subject of this column, I wondered if I should have my picture re-shot with a paper bag over my head. I don't think this piece will win me many fans. So here goes. Is Stephen Harper really the worst prime minister in Canadian history? Is his coming rebuke at the polls the …

Kelly McParland: The case for re-electing Stephen Harper

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Three economists grade the leaders on their election promises

<b>The Globe and Mail</b>: Our last discussion of an election campaign down to the wire. Perhaps we can begin by raising some big economic issues that nobody has been talking about – but should be.<p><b>Eveline Adomait</b>: Sometimes promises should be broken. As the election campaign draws to a close, let's look …

An informed human can still beat the vicious cycles of trading algorithms

<i>President and CEO of Acernis Capital Management Inc., which may hold long or short positions in securities mentioned in this article.</i><p>An old investing rule quoted by Warren Buffett advises to be "optimistic when others are fearful, and fearful when others are optimistic."<p>But what if you are one of …

Could Having Your DNA Tested Land You In Court?

Police are scanning private DNA databases to solve murders<p>The story of filmmaker Michael Usry’s arrest seems like it could have come straight from an episode of <i>CSI</i>. A New Orleans-based filmmaker known for his violent, murder-centered films, he was suspected of the 1996 murder of a young woman in …

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This Ontario surrogate wanted to help another woman have a child, but the decision nearly killed her

Nancy says she signed the contract that made her a surrogate mother mostly to help someone else experience the joy of having children. It was a …

How to listen to (and delete) everything you've ever said to Google

Whether you’re asking directions or drunkenly swearing, Google never forgets, recording everything you’ve ever said to it. Do you dare listen back?<p>Users of Google’s voice-control features such as OK Google are probably aware that the company stores the voice recordings it receives when they talk to …

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Here's What Happens When You Complain To Cops About Cops

The internal affairs division usually decides the officer did nothing wrong.<p>When I set foot inside a McDonald's in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson on Aug. 13, 2014, I had never been arrested and I'd never had a real complaint about police behavior. So when a St. Louis County officer forcefully …

Gaffes: When candidates accidentally tell the truth

A gaffe, said Michael Kinsley, is what happens when a politician accidentally tells the truth – "or more precisely, when he or she accidentally reveals something truthful about what is going on in his or her head." A former editor of The New Republic, Mr. Kinsley thought gaffes were instructive. In …

Black patients fare better than whites when both get same healthcare, study finds

On most health measures, blacks fare much worse than whites — differences that have largely been attributed to socioeconomic factors, access to healthcare and discrimination by doctors in the treatments they prescribe.<p>But if there were a health system in which all patients basically got the same …

The simple reason you’ll probably never retire comfortably

America: At the rate you’re going, you may never get to ditch your 9-to-5 job.<p>In the past year alone, 15% of Americans dipped into their retirement …

Retirement

What Your DNA Says About Medieval History

A new study uses genetic data from living people to trace millennia-old migration patterns.<p>Earlier this year, researchers from Oxford University published a study showing how the slave trade and colonization shaped the genetics of North and South America.<p>Analyzing more than 4,000 DNA samples from …

Thriving mafia sucks hope from Italy's struggling south | News Home | Reuters

PALMI, Italy (Reuters) - Most southern Italian businessmen do not cross the ‘Ndrangheta mafia. Gaetano Saffioti did, and paid a high price.<p>David Bumbaca, owner of seaside restaurant and bathing area Cactus Club, poses on a rescue boat in Locri, southern Italy, September 11, 2015. REUTERS/Antonio …