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Home prices accelerate nationwide, fueling affordability concerns

Home prices posted a 4.5 percent year-over-year increase in December, according to the monthly S&P/Case Shiller index of property values. Housing …

Housing

Welcome to the new Cold War: Keystone XL and GOP’s dystopian vision for 2016

A toxic combination of fossil fuel optimization and “North Americanism” threatens to bring the world to its knees<p>It’s a ritual long familiar to observers of American politics: presidential hopefuls with limited international experience travel to foreign lands and deliver speeches designed to …

Islamic State release video showing beheading of 21 Egyptian Christians

A group of 21 Egyptian Christians, who were seized by Islamic State fighters while working in Libya, have been killed in a new video<p>Islamic State jihadists have released a video showing the murder of 21 Egyptians, who they captured in <b>Libya</b>around Christmas.<p>The Egyptians, dressed in orange jump …

Pittsburgh zoo ordered to stop stressing its elephants through use of dogs

The Pittsburgh zoo is defending its use of dogs to control its African elephants and protect their handlers, after officials with the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) ordered it to stop stressing the animals through this practice.<p>Late last year, USDA officials with the animal and plant health …

Elephants

Generation Y am I here? Half of 25-34-year-olds dream of leaving their day job

The majority of young professionals in workplaces across the UK want to leave the rat race to start their own business, a new study has found<p>The daily grind continues to fall out of favour with Generation Y, or the "Millennials" as this group of 25 to 34-year-olds are often called.<p>A study of 1,000 …

Sanskrit or German? A row over foreign languages in India's schools | Asia| An in-depth look at news from across the continent | DW | 17.11.2014

India's government has ordered a state-run school association to stop offering German as a language option for its more than a million students and …