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UK academics boycott universities in Israel to fight for Palestinians' rights

British and Israeli governments condemn pledge by 343 professors and lecturers who criticise what they call ‘Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land’<p>More than 300 academics from dozens of British universities have pledged to boycott Israeli academic institutions in protest at what they call …

EU to give more budget leeway to states facing extra refugee costs

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission, which polices euro zone governments’ finances, will give more budget leeway to states that can prove to have suffered extraordinary costs to face the refugee crisis, Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said on Tuesday.<p>A waiter serves a pizza to a …

Yemen hospital hit by Saudi-led air strikes says MSF

Yemeni hospital run by medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hit by a Saudi-led air strike, the group says, in latest bombing of a civilian target<p>A Yemeni hospital run by medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was hit by a Saudi-led air strike, the group said on Tuesday, the …

Bloodletting Is Still Happening, Despite Centuries of Harm

Science & InnovationGory Details<p>In the shadow of India’s largest mosque, the gutters run red with blood.<p>It’s a bizarre scene, if you’ve never seen a modern-day bloodletting. First, men wrap patients’ arms and legs with straps as tourniquets, to control the blood flow. Then they use razor blades to …

British Father On Death Row In Ethiopia Tells UK: "Bury Me In England"

In a meeting with the UK ambassador to Ethiopia, Andargachew Tsege told his family to "be brave".<p>A British man currently on death row in Ethiopia has asked the UK ambassador to make sure that he is buried in England during a meeting that highlighted serious concerns over the handling of his case …

Death Row

Saudi Prince Detained After 2 Tons Of Drugs Were Found On Private Jet

A Saudi prince was arrested after two tons of an amphetamine drug was found on a private jet at the Beirut airport in Lebanon Monday, according to <i>The Telegraph</i>.<p>Prince Abdel Mohsen Bin Walid Bin Abdulaziz and four other men were held at the airport after 40 bags of Captagon amphetamine pills — a …

House of Saud

Yemeni MSF hospital bombed, Saudi-led coalition denies responsibility

DUBAI (Reuters) - A hospital in north Yemen run by the medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) was destroyed late on Monday by a missile strike, MSF said, but the Saudi-led coalition denied that its planes had hit the hospital.<p>A Saudi-led Arab coalition intervened in Yemen’s civil war in …

19 tricks stores use to make you spend more money

From supermarkets to department stores, retailers employ clever techniques designed to get you to spend more.<p>Stores are carefully engineered, and every aspect of the design has a highly specific purpose — from the background music to the interior wall color.<p>To become more of a savvy shopper — and …

Personal Finance