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Watch: M.I.A. highlights the refugee crisis in hard-hitting new music video for Borders

Rapper M.I.A. has released a music video which highlights the plight of refugees as they risk their lives trying to find a new home.<p>The rapper is …

How ISIS Picks Its Suicide Bombers

They come from Russia, France—even New Jersey—to end their lives for an ‘Islamic State.’ But a defector reveals that Saddam’s old spies hold all the …

Tamron SP 35mm and 45mm f/1.8: Pro Prime Lenses with Stabilization

Tamron today announced two new lenses for its high-end SP (“Super Performance”) lineup: the SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and the SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD. …

Cameras

100 Cameras Were Given to the Homeless in London. Here’s What They Captured.

Cafe Art is a UK-based initiative that aims to connect the homeless with their wider community through art and photography. The project was founded …

The Ultimate Suit Wearing Cheat Sheet Every Man Needs

Aside from being heavy drinkers and womanizers, what do Barney Stinson, James Bond and Don Draper have in common? They all look suave, thanks to …

My Ultimate London Coffee Guide... Enjoy

Hi All A friend of mine asked me if I can lookup coffee shop designs and presentation, so I decided to publish the list I compiled o...

Math Says This Is the Perfect Age to Get Married

A new study suggests that people should get married between the ages of 28 and 32 if they don’t want to get divorced, at least in the first five …

Divorce

TIME

These 5 Facts Explain Russia's Economic Decline

For the first time since 2009—low point of the global economic slowdown—Russia is in recession. Its economy will contract 3 percent this year, though …

Russia

Oil prices are at a 6-year low — and they're not going anywhere

On Thursday, the price of West Texas Intermediate crude oil plunged nearly 3% to collapse below $42 a barrel for the first time in over six years.<p>And as markets face the reality that there is simply too much oil and not enough demand to sop it up, prices aren't going anywhere.<p>In a note to clients …

Scientists scan the brain to see how stress undermines your diet

If you're trying to lose weight, kick off your diet by relaxing. Stress tinkers with your brain chemistry in ways that make it hard to make healthful food choices and maintain self-control, a new study finds.<p>Study volunteers who endured a somewhat stressful experience were 24% more likely to choose …

Mass grave found under Crossrail station

A grave containing 30 suspected plague victims was discovered under the eastern entrance of Liverpool Street Station in Central London<p>A mass grave suspected to contain thirty victims of the Great Plague has been discovered at Crossrail’s Liverpool Street Station in Central London.<p>The gruesome find …

Archaeology

David Cameron: Libya air strikes possible if threat to Britons emerges

The Prime Minister has threatened military action as part of Britain's fight against Islamic extremism<p>David Cameron has opened the door to air strikes in Libya, saying it is his duty to act against Islamist terrorists wherever they may be, if they pose a specific threat to British people.<p>Speaking …

Germany Finds Itself Cast as the Villain in Greek Drama

A few days ago, a group of German comedians produced a satire of their country’s attitude toward Greece under the title “Our Precious German Euros.” …

Europe

Is Putin Playing Puppetmaster in Greece?

As the Greeks move further away from the European Union and NATO, the Kremlin is poised to reap the benefits—with rumors swirling that Putin is …

Where the Libyan Buck Stops

On Thursday I kept my weekly date on The Hugh Hewitt Show. Mein host wanted to chew over foreign affairs:<p><i>HUGH HEWITT: Mark Steyn, I talked a lot</i> …

The 11 best burgers in London

1. Honest Burger<p>A post shared by Honest Burgers (@honestburgers) on Jan 13, 2018 at 3:09am PST<p>This London burger chain started in 2011 as a small …

9 Subtle Signs You Could Have a Heart Problem

Colin Anderson—Blend Images/Corbis<p>Getty Images<p>Matt Hogan/www.mphoganphoto.com<p>Jim Wilson—The New York Times/Redux<p>Getty Images<p>Celin Serbo—Aurora …

San Francisco Bay Area

Afternoon tea in London

Tea

Photographer Creates Detailed Miniature Worlds with LEGO Characters and Life-Size Objects

French artist Samsofy started out by photographing extreme sports in urban areas, but has recently focused his camera on smaller subjects. Using geek culture as inspiration, the imaginative photographer places LEGO characters next to real scenery and life-size objects, creating a world where these …

When Stephen Fry met Jony Ive: the self-confessed tech geek talks to Apple's newly promoted chief design officer

In an exclusive interview - in which Ive's promotion is revealed for the first time - Stephen Fry meets Jony Ive, and his boss, Apple chief executive Tim Cook, to talk spaceships, design and Steve Jobs<p><b>Jony Ive promoted to new role of chief design officer</b>• <b><br>Ive will spend more time on design and</b> …

Defense chief: Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Islamic State group's takeover of the provincial capital Ramadi is stark evidence that Iraqi forces lack the "will to fight," …

5 Things You Need to Know About Coffee the Wonder-Beverage

• In terms of what we desire throughout the average day we wish for coffee slightly less than sex and a bit more than alcohol. Regular drinkers don’t …

Coffee

BBC 'considered axing' Richard Hammond from Top Gear

Andy Wilman, ex-executive producer who quit show in wake of Jeremy Clarkson's sacking, reveals how bosses considered axing Richard Hammond<p>Former Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman has had a dig at what he called the BBC's "Meddling Department" and told how his bosses considered axing Richard …

Former Saddam Hussein spy masterminded the rise of Isis, says report

One of Saddam Hussein’s former intelligence officers masterminded Islamic State’s takeover of northern Syria after becoming embittered by the US-led invasion of Iraq, according to a report by the German magazine Der Spiegel<p>Documents uncovered in Syria reveal meticulous planning for the group’s …