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Caged Humans in Bali - Photographs and text by Ingetje Tadros | LensCulture

When I walked into the room, I did not see a room. It was a cage and in that cage was a human being that had been stripped of her wings, her voice, her humanity. The first feelings that came to me as I entered this room, this cage, this holding pen, was that in the corner was another human—but one …

Sony tells AFP it still plans movie release

He also hit back at President Barack Obama's claim that it had made a "mistake" in pulling the movie, three and a half weeks after a massive cyber-attack blamed on North Korea angered by the film.<p>"We have not caved, we have not given in, we have persevered and we have not backed down," Lynton told …

Will religion ever disappear?

Atheism is on the rise around the world, so does that mean spirituality will soon be a thing of the past? Rachel Nuwer discovers that the answer is far from simple.<p>A growing number of people, millions worldwide, say they believe that life definitively ends at death – that there is no God, no …

Religion

Oil, Stocks Go Their Separate Ways

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors have wrung their hands over the last several weeks over the effect of lower oil prices on the broader S&P 500, but the relationship between the two is actually starting to break down.<p>Crude prices had dropped more than 10 percent in the trading week ended Dec. 12. That …

5 Fringe Politicians That Could Throw Europe Into Chaos In 2015

REUTERS/John Kolesidis<p>Europe is in a bad place right now.<p>Deflation is looming and growth is nowhere to be seen. There's conflict in Ukraine, unemployment is still eye-wateringly high, and it doesn't seem like much of that is going to change any time soon.<p>So insurgent opposition parties are popping …

Europe

The Week in Review: Thaw in U.S.-Cuba Relations

Ties between the United States and Cuba, severed more than 50 years ago, were restored this week after months of negotiations and a prisoner …

Hackers to Sony: We'll stand down if you never release the movie

The hackers behind a devastating cyberattack at Sony Pictures have sent a new message to executives at the company, crediting them for a "very wise" decision to cancel the Christmas day release of "The Interview," a source close to the company told CNN.<p>The email message was received by Sony's top …

Google Just Gave Photographers A Big Reason To Choose Android Over The iPhone

This means users will be able to see what photos look like before the phone's camera processes it and translates it to a JPEG file.<p>The ability to shoot in raw is common on high-end DSLR cameras, but it hasn't really been available for mobile phones until recently.<p>Nokia's Lumia 1520 and 1020, which …

Saudi Arabia's Oil Strategy Is About More Than Destroying The US Shale Business

At a panel discussion Wednesday hosted by the Overseas Press Club and Control Risks (the latter a global risk consultancy), the speakers seemed skeptical of the idea that Saudi Arabia was refusing to prop up oil prices because it wanted to force American producers out of the market. (US shale …

Oil

Sabina Altynbekova Is Too Beautiful To Play Volleyball, Critics Say

A teenage volleyball player from Kazakhstan is coming under fire, but it's not because of her skills. It's because of her looks.<p>Critics say Sabina Altynbekova, 17, is so beautiful that it's a distraction to the sport. Even the athlete's own coach says his team is increasingly about one player, at …

Ukraine's army on outskirts of rebel stronghold

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Fighting raged Sunday on the western outskirts of Donetsk as the advancing Ukrainian army tried to seize control of the rebel …

Israel-Gaza Conflict Puts Interfaith Relations To The Test

When a group of Arab college students visiting New York met last week for a Ramadan iftar, they were greeted with an unexpected keynote speech.<p>Rabbi Marc Schneier, head of The Hampton Synagogue on Long Island and the leader of the Foundation for Ethnic Understanding, an interfaith-oriented …

1,323 And Rising: Illustrating The Human Toll Of The Israel-Palestine Conflict

More than a thousand people have died in the conflict over Gaza since tensions flared at the beginning of July, including over 200 children. This simple, but powerful, interactive visualization from the <i>Washington Post</i> plots the deaths, illustrating each casualty with a silhouette that indicates the …

Israel

Israel says has evidence 47 percent of Gaza dead were combatants

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel has evidence that almost half of Palestinians killed in the 25-day-old Gaza war were combatants, its deputy foreign minister said on Saturday, pushing back against international allegations of a lopsidedly heavy civilian death toll.<p>Gazan human rights groups say at least …

Poll: More Americans Sympathize With Israel

More Americans say they sympathize with Israelis than Palestinians in the current conflict in the Middle East, a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal/Marist poll finds.<p>Forty-three percent of adults say they sympathize more with Israel, 14 percent are more sympathetic toward Palestinians. But another 43 …

U.S. housing data weaker than expected, but services sector expands

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Contracts to buy previously-owned U.S. homes unexpectedly fell in June, but the data did little to change perceptions the housing sector was gradually recovering after slumping in late 2013.<p>A new home is being built next to a home with a for sale sign on a street in Vienna, …

'Lucy' review: dissecting Scarlett Johansson's perfect brain

Given people’s desire to dump money on all sorts of self-improving pills, superfoods, fitness trackers, and life hacks, it’s no wonder that Hollywood has taken to neuroscience’s most persistent myth — the idea that humans only use one-fifth of their brains. Way back in 1996, John Travolta gained …

Belgium holds on to beat US 2-1 in extra time

SALVADOR, Brazil (AP) — For a full 90 minutes, Belgium's almost relentless attack added up to nothing in the face of Tim Howard.<p>Only in extra time …

2014 FIFA World Cup: Messi, Di Maria send Argentina past the Swiss

FIFA World Cup 2014: Switzerland vs. Argentina preview, live commentary and recap.<p><b>Switzerland vs. Argentina: MatchTracker | World Cup scoreboard</b><p>After …

U.S. World Cup Run Ends In 'Heartbreaking' 2-1 Loss To Belgium In Extra Time (VIDEO)

There was no surrender from the United States. But there would be no victory either in its final appearance at the 2014 World Cup.<p>Belgium overcame a historic performance by U.S. goalkeeper Tim Howard in a 2-1 win in the Round of 16 at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador on Tuesday. With Howard making one …

Why We Set Off Fireworks On The Fourth Of July

Ever wondered why we set off those humungous kaleidoscopes of gunpowder in our sky each Fourth of July? Apparently, the history of fireworks in America is as old the country itself.<p>On our first Independence Day celebration, held in Philadelphia on July 4, 1777, when the country was still in the …

World’s Longest-Held Ferrari 250GTO Up for Auction

There’s rich, there’s really rich, and then there’s megarich. Fit any of these categories? Lucky you—chances are, you can buy whatever car you want, whenever you want. But even the megarich might need to check their bank account to see if they have the funds to snap up this gorgeous red Ferrari …

The world's first 3D-printed shoe collection – in pictures

Continuum Fashion's 3D-printed shoe line, called Myth, is a collection of high-heeled, high-tech wonders that bring new meaning to the term ready-to-wear. Their designer, Mary Huang, calls them ‘computational couture’, and says 3D-printing could greatly diminish fashion’s environmental footprint. …

Is Puerto Rico going to default?

It's not all fun and sunshine on Puerto Rico's beaches this summer. The U.S. territory issued a lot of debt. Now creditors want to be paid, but there are concerns about whether Puerto Rico will honor its obligations.<p>On Tuesday, Moody's knocked Puerto Rico's credit rating three notches further into …

Infographic: Famous Writers Who Hated Each Other’s Guts

Author bitchfights are a fun pastime on Twitter, but they aren’t anything new. Here are some famous authors who hated each other.<p>Writers have been slagging each other off for centuries, and this fun interactive infographic courtesy of the <i>Huffington Post</i> is a good primer on just how ugly it can …