Allena Martin

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Consumer drones are coming, and they will change everything

I recently spent a week flying the DJI Phantom 2 Vision quadcopter. It’s a 2.5 pound drone with an attached camera and easy flight controls, and I …

Zakaria: Big Fuss Over a Small Iran Deal

The opposition to the new agreement on Iran's nuclear program has been predictable but still puzzling. Here's what would have happened had there been …

Bitcoin Surpasses $1,000 in Astonishing Streak

Bitcoin, the virtual currency that has gone on a recent surge, surpassed $1,000 for the first time on Wednesday, up 78-fold in 2013.<p>Bitcoin was …

U.N. to Visit Iranian Nuclear Site

Iran has invited the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to visit its heavy-water production plant at Arak on December 8. The facility, which …

You Guessed It: Popcorn The Turkey Wins a Presidential Pardon

The Presidency, Barack Obama said at the White House Wednesday, has “many awesome and solemn responsibilities.”<p>“This is not one of them,” he …

Egypt’s New Protest Law May Spark Another Crisis

It began like a standard Cairo protest. Around a hundred activists assembled Tuesday across the street from Egypt’s Shura Council, the higher of two …

The War on Pink: GoldieBlox Toys Ignite Debate Over What's Good For Girls

Nestled in the aisle of pink sparkles dedicated to girls in most toy stores, this seasons’ shoppers will find a small collection of engineering toys …

Thailand’s Democrat Party Is Hilariously Misnamed

Thailand’s color-coded political strife has once again flared up. Yellow Shirt supporters of the Democrat Party have seized control of government …

UN rules out swift peacekeeping deployment to Central African Republic

A UN peacekeeping force would take at least two or three months to deploy in the Central African Republic (CAR) even if there was a speedy UN security council resolution, Jan Eliasson, the UN deputy secretary general said on Wednesday.<p>The chronically unstable and landlocked country has plunged into …

Scottish independence: Former prime minister John Major gives warning

<b>Former Tory prime minister Sir John Major has warned that there can be no "quasi independence or half-way house" when it comes to Scotland's future.</b><p>In a speech to the Institute of Directors in London on Thursday night, Sir John said there "cannot and will not be" a Sterling currency union.<p>This is …

Angola accused of 'banning' Islam as mosques closed

Angola has been accused of "banning" Islam after shutting down most of the country's mosques amid reports of violence and intimidation against women who wear the veil.<p>The Islamic Community of Angola (ICA) claims that eight mosques have been destroyed in the past two years and anyone who practises …

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Inside US longest war as it rages on in the Afghan mountains<p>Europe battles wildfires amid massive heat wave<p>Heat wave, wildfires and a tunnel of love: …

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Qatar migrant workers 'treated like animals' - Amnesty

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1029000/1029076_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534483808_6ab459c7303f56ef57c6b9d6dd449ec3<p><b>Qatar's construction sector is rife with abuse, Amnesty International (AI) has said in a report published as work begins on Fifa World Cup 2022</b> …

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10 Places To See Before They're Gone

Places, much like animals can become endangered, and some of the world's most amazing sights are gradually disappearing. Scientists say climate change has been affecting oceans, reefs, beaches, and even cities. Development is another danger for once-pristine, off-the-beaten-path spots and their …

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Things I Learned Wandering Around Europe for 7 Months

<i>These things, traveling taught.</i><p>After five years a slave in the consulting world, I booked a oneway ticket to Iceland, and negotiated a seven-month sabbatical. Yes, in that order.<p>It's common to wonder: What did you learn? How did you change? What impacted you the most?<p>These are a few of the things …