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Facebook is banning all ads promoting cryptocurrencies — including bitcoin and ICOs

It’s an “intentionally broad” policy aimed at stopping scammers.<p>Facebook is banning all ads that promote cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, in an effort to prevent people from advertising what the company is calling “financial products and services frequently associated with misleading or …

Cryptocurrency

Muslim World Prepares for Eid al-Adha: Pictures

Pakistan

Naked Donald Trump statues pop up in cities across the US

NEW YORK (AP) — It's Donald Trump like you've never seen him before.<p>Life-size naked statues of the Republican presidential nominee greeted passers-by in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Cleveland on Thursday. They are the brainchild of an activist collective called INDECLINE, which …

Donald Trump

Americans Don't Care About Prison Phone Exploitation, Says FCC Official

Federal regulators are trying to lower sky-high phone rates for inmates and their families, which advocate say reduces recidivism.<p>Most Americans don't care about the exorbitant phone charges that the nation's 2.2 million prison inmates and their families are forced to endure just to stay in touch, …

Net Neutrality
Crime

New law bars employers from asking for your salary history

If you're looking for a big bump in salary, try applying for jobs in Massachusetts.<p>The state is the first to bar employers from asking your salary …

President Barack Obama on Feminism, Michelle, and His Daughters

There are a lot of tough aspects to being President. But there are some perks too. Meeting extraordinary people across the country. Holding an office where you get to make a difference in the life of our nation. Air Force One.<p>But perhaps the greatest unexpected gift of this job has been living …

Indonesia’s top court hears case on criminalizing gay sex

Indonesia's constitutional court is considering whether to make gay sex a crime after accepting a judicial review petition from Islamic activists.<p>A group calling itself the Family Love Alliance says an existing law that criminalizes sex between adults and minors of the same gender, and which …

LGBTQI

#Gardening : When Should You Sow Tomato Seeds

Gardening<p>Almost all gardeners will start their tomato seeds indoors. The soil temperature should be 70° to 90°F. Under ideal conditions it normally …

Israeli anger as Qatar backs campaign for global boycott

The Israeli government has reacted angrily to plans by the Gulf state of Qatar to support a group backed by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn which wants to impose a global trade and cultural boycott on the Jewish state.<p>Qatar has emerged as the main financial backer of a conference to review the aims of …

Barack Obama
Law Enforcement

North Korea's Air Koryo Is Named World's Worst Airline Yet Again

PYONGYANG, North Korea — If an Air Koryo passenger ignores its no-photography rule, a flight attendant might take the camera and delete the pictures herself. Crumpling up a newspaper bearing the image of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un can earn travelers a stern lecture, or worse.<p>Those are among …

North Korea

Police Body Camera Use--Not a Pretty Picture

At a time when police across the U.S. are being watched warily by the citizens they serve, many departments are embracing wearable cameras to …

Human Rights

Here's what the world thinks of America

Generations in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America have grown up under the influence of the superpower U.S. and have felt awe and envy.<p>America permeated their lives — through comics and Coke, through Hollywood and Neil Armstrong, and via the internet, iPhone and Facebook.<p>It has been seen as the …

San Francisco

Hermann Hesse - misunderstood but loved | Culture| Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW | 09.08.2012

Half a century after his death, the works of Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse are back on the shelves. He's one of the most popular German …

Literature
Real Estate

Espresso vs. Brewed Coffee

Two types of coffee, two types of delicious<p>Espresso and brewed coffee represent two very different ways of making coffee which dramatically affects …

China

Turkish court issues arrest warrant for U.S.-based Muslim cleric blamed for failed Turkey coup

A court in Turkey issued a formal warrant Thursday for the arrest of U.S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom the government accuses of being behind the failed July 15 coup that left more than 270 people dead.<p>The state-run Anadolu news agency said an Istanbul court issued the warrant for …

#Recipe : No Bake Cranberry Coconut Energy Bites

Recipes<p><b>INGREDIENTS</b><p><b>Dry Ingredients</b><br>½ cup cranberries<br>¼ cup finely chopped walnuts<br>½ cup gluten-free rolled oats<br>1 cup unsweetened coconut shreds or …

The world's 3rd-biggest cocaine producer says it struck 'the most important blow against drug trafficking'

Earlier this week, Bolivian police struck what the government called a vital blow against drug trafficking when they seized more than 8 tons of cocaine hidden in a shipment of mineral ore.<p>The shipment was discovered in a truck traveling on a remote mountain passage that connects landlocked Bolivia …

South America

How deferments protected Donald Trump from serving in Vietnam

Donald Trump’s public feud with the Muslim family of a fallen soldier has drawn attention to the businessman’s own record of military service.<p>Khizr Khan delivered an emotional speech at the Democratic National Convention in which he told the story of his son, Humayun, who was killed in 2004 by a …

The mystery of 1,000 missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada

OTTAWA — They call it the Highway of Tears, a 450-mile stretch of the Trans-Canada Highway through northern British Columbia where at least 18 young women have disappeared or been murdered since 1969. Half of them were indigenous.<p>Many of the victims were hitchhiking. Many were teenagers. In several …

Canada

5 Famous Novels That Will Reignite Your Creativity

When was the last time you read something this deep?<p>I am a writer, and part of being a great writer means reading-- a lot.<p>But reading has so many other benefits that people tend to forget, one of which being it works your brain in a different way than reading blogs (like this one) or magazines or …

Literature

Photos of the day - August 2, 2016

The Christ the Redeemer statue is seen during sunrise in Rio de Janeiro; President Obama reacts to questions asked by members of the media during a …

Rio De Janeiro

5 Ways To Stay Mentally Strong When You’re Stressed

The unpredictability of life – feedback from a boss or co-workers, the ups and downs of family relationships or just the day-to-day news – can keep …

Counseling

The Trump Campaign Is Reportedly Using American Apparel For Merchandise

Donald Trump’s campaign is reportedly using American Apparel to manufacture some of its campaign merchandise. It’s a strange combination, considering …

Clothing

Your Guide to Online Privacy

<i>Should you tape over your webcam? Is it OK to use your computer’s operating system, or do you have to run Tails? And what the hell is Tails? Unless</i> …

National Security Agency (NSA)

How Do You Write a Novel? Learn the Rules. Then Break Them.

It's tempting to believe that novelists who have already published books know "the secret." But every novel, whether it's your first or fifteenth, poses different challenges. Even the most experienced writers get stuck in dark alleys and thorny woods as they lose their way.<p>I'm about to publish my …