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On the Red Couch with Author and Physician Deepak Chopra

Inside Flipboard / December 5, 2013<p>It’s not every day that red couch interviewees respond to our questions with quotes like, “Healing is the return …

Remembering Nelson Mandela, 1918-2013

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>Nelson Mandela, the human rights leader, Nobel Laureate and first black African president of South Africa, died …

The Week in Review: Nelson Mandela, RIP

Inside Flipboard / December 6, 2013<p>As just about everyone knows by now, Nelson Mandela, the prominent politician and leader who led South Africa out …

Iran threatens counter measure to Senate's proposed new sanctions

TEHRAN – Iranian lawmakers Friday threatened retaliation for a<p>Senatebill that proposes tough new sanctions on Iran if the Islamic Republic fails to cooperate in upcomingnegotiationsaimed at curbing itsnuclear program.<p>Mehdi Moussavinejad, a senior member of the Iranian parliament's energy committee, …

South Asia

Astronauts Ready For Marathon Spacewalks

NASA astronauts will be heading out to conduct critical repairs on the International Space Station early Saturday morning. The 6 1/2-hour spacewalk, the first in a series, will replace a faulty piece of cooling equipment.<p>Astronaut Rick Mastracchio is a seasoned veteran, while his partner Mike …

Libyan military colonel assassinated

Colonel Fethallah al-Gaziri, newly appointed head of military intelligence in Benghazi, shot dead during a family visit.<p>Colonel Fethallah al-Gaziri, the newly appointed chief of military intelligence in Benghazi, has been shot dead during a visit to his family in the eastern Libyan city of Derna.<p>A …

Man Who Shot Reagan Allowed Longer Stays Out Of Mental Hospital

John Hinckley Jr., the man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, has been granted more time outside the mental hospital where he's been confined for almost three decades.<p>U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman ordered that Hinckley be allowed to visit his mother's home in …

Bin Laden's son-in-law faces new charges

Superseding indictment alleges Abu Ghaith conspired to provide material support and resources to terrorists.<p>US prosecutors have added two new charges to an indictment against Osama bin Laden's son-in-law, Suleiman Abu Ghaith, who stands accused of conspiring to kill Americans.<p>A superseding …

Mexican president signs controversial oil and gas law

<b>Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto has signed a controversial law that allows foreign companies to drill for oil for the first time since the sector was nationalised in 1938.</b><p>The legislation was passed by Congress on 13 December and ratified by a majority of Mexican states.<p>President Pena Nieto …

Police Recover Heroin Packets Stamped 'Obamacare'

Police in Massachusetts on Friday pulled over a suspicious automobile and after conducting a search, recovered more than a thousand small packets of heroin stamped "Obamacare" and "Kurt Cobain."<p>Four people were arrested after the traffic stop in Northampton in which 1,250 of the packets were …

Italy's 'abandoned' Riace Bronzes back on show in Calabria

<b>Two of Italy's greatest archaeological treasures are going back on show in their museum after a protracted renovation process that put them at the centre of a national controversy.</b><p>They are the 2,500 year-old Riace Bronzes - a pair of magnificent, towering statues of naked Greek warriors.<p>With their …

South Sudan crisis: Talks with Kiir productive, say mediators

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1038000/1038709_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534662406_5f63ce47e419a943d933a4f7d7a6eb27<p><b>African mediators trying to avert civil war in South Sudan say they have held "productive" talks with President Salva Kiir.</b><p>Ethiopian Foreign Minister …

African mediators hold 'productive' talks in South Sudan

Talks come as US sends a special envoy to South Sudan to help foster dialogue between opposing factions<p>African mediators said they held "productive" talks with South Sudan's President Salva Kiir, trying to prevent an almost week-long conflict plunging the world's newest nation into an ethnic civil …

Report: The NSA Misses a Lot of Phone Call Records, Especially from Smaller Carriers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In an interview with NBC News, Geoffrey Stone — who served on President Obama's five-person NSA …

Former Billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky Out of Jail, Issues Statement From Germany

In a stunning turn of events, Russia’s president Vladimir Putin pardoned Mikhail Khodorkovsky, on Thursday at the end of his annual press conference, citing the famous prisoner’s recent request seeking a pardon due in part to his mother’s ill health.<p>Khodorkovsky, who is already in Germany with his …

Obama Zings Friends And Foes Alike In Year-End News Conference

It's the season of peace and goodwill, but President Obama may have tested the limits of both with some comments at his end-of-year news conference.<p>Asked if he would negotiate with congressional Republicans about the debt ceiling, Obama said he wouldn't do so over raising the limit, though he was …

Office Building in Vitoria / LH14 Arquitectos

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The Project consists of an office building for a public organization. The order is the development of a …

Architecture

Air Traffic Control Center (ATCC) Slovenia by SADAR + VUGA http://www.archello.com/en/project/air-traffic-control-center-atcc-slovenia

T House by Natalie Dionne Architecture

Architect Natalie Dionne has designed the T House located in Quebec, Canada.<p>Project description<p>The house was placed in a forest clearing on a plateau …

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Hotel Udens Duijn **** by M+R interior architecture http://www.archello.com/en/project/hotel-udens-duijn

C.F. Møller and DinnellJohansson's Wooden Skyscraper Wins International Competition

Scandinavian practice C.F. Møller Architects, in collaboration with <b>DinellJohansson</b>, has been announced as winner of the HSB Stockholm architectural …

"Art Palace" Cultural Complex Competition Entry / TOTEMENT | PAPER

<b>TOTEMENT | PAPER</b>'s competition proposal to design an international multipurpose cultural and leisure exhibition complex, close to Moscow's Kremlin, …

Kremlin

Kuche Downley House Sunday Times Brisitsh Homes Awards 2013 'Best Luxury Home' by Kuche Kitchens http://www.archello.com/en/project/kuche-downley-house

Business trip: New York City

The city that never sleeps is on a roll, with a record 52 million visitors in 2012 and a total of 100,000 hotel rooms expected by 2014.<p>When it comes to business travel, New York City is on a roll. In 2012, the city hosted a record 52 million visitors, whose spending produced a whopping $55.3 …

World Trade Center