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Migration: A Chance to Reflect on Global Well-Being

<b>The statement addressed to the Sixth Intergovernmental Negotiations on the Global Compact for Migration, calls for a "profound, dispassionate and</b> …

Imagining UN's evolution, global governance specialists collaborate

STOCKHOLM — As the world grows more interconnected and as the imperative to unite humanity becomes ever more strongly felt, systems of global …

Globalization

Hacking the US mid-terms? It's child's play

<b>Bianca Lewis, 11, has many hobbies. She likes Barbie, video games, fencing, singing… and hacking the infrastructure behind the world’s most powerful democracy.</b><p>“I’m going to try and change the votes for Donald Trump,” she tells me.<p>“I’m going to try to give him less votes. Maybe even delete him off …

Hacking

Malaria’s ticking time bomb

Recent findings suggest that the task of elimination will be even harder than expected. Health workers typically diagnose malaria using a simple …

Public Health

Ancient humans settled the Philippines 700,000 years ago

In what some scientists are calling a “one-in-a-million find,” archaeologists have discovered a cache of butchered rhino bones and dozens of stone …

Anthropology

Counsellors’ conversation on spiritual transformation and social change: Part 3

In this conversation, Counsellors explore the relationship between worship and service and discuss family life, community, and race unity.

Kazakhstan

My son, Osama: the al-Qaida leader’s mother speaks for the first time

'He met some people who pretty much brainwashed him in his early 20s. You can call it a cult'<p>Reform is beginning to creep through Saudi society; the ban on women drivers has been lifted, cinemas have opened<p>Osama's son Hamza may well cloud the family’s attempts to shake off their past<p>On the corner …

Osama Bin Laden

Death's End

• <b>Author:</b> Cixin Liu & Ken Liu<p><b>The</b> <b>New York Times</b> <b>bestselling conclusion to a tour de force near-future adventure trilogy from China's bestselling and beloved science fiction writer.</b><p>With <i>The Three-Body Problem</i>, English-speaking readers got their first chance to read China's most beloved science fiction …

Following Colombia Temple opening, first visits begin

More than 300 people, largely from nearby communities, met for prayers as local populations made their first visits to the Baha’i House of Worship in …

South America

New York Times Publisher and Trump Clash Over President’s Threats Against Journalism

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. — President Trump and the publisher of The New York Times, A. G. Sulzberger, engaged in a fierce public clash on Sunday over Mr. Trump’s threats against journalism, after Mr. Sulzberger said the president misrepresented a private meeting and Mr. Trump accused The Times and other …

Donald Trump

Welcome to the Next Deadly AIDS Pandemic

The world’s experts on HIV/AIDS are gathered this week in Amsterdam for the 22nd International AIDS Conference as a collective anxiousness has set …

Public Health

Netflix has renewed Altered Carbon for a second season

Anthony Mackie will replace Joel Kinnaman for the lead role of Takeshi Kovacs<p>Netflix’s adaptation of Richard K. Morgan’s cyberpunk novel <i>Altered Carbon</i> is getting an eight-episode second season. But when it returns, it’ll have a new actor playing the lead role of Takeshi Kovacs — Joel Kinnaman will …

Altered Carbon

Heroine of women’s emancipation celebrated in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan — The heroine, under the admiring gaze of the Persian king, listens to his proposal. Give up your faith, marry me, and enjoy a life …

Azerbaijan

Colombia Temple dedicated in joyful ceremony

AGUA AZUL, Colombia — Sunday’s daybreak saw more than 1,000 people gather to celebrate a historic moment as Colombia’s first Baha’i House of Worship …

Papua New Guinea

Where are all the aliens?

The universe is incredibly old, astoundingly vast and populated by trillions of planets -- so where are all the aliens? Astronomer Stephen Webb has …

Universe

Norte del Cauca eagerly anticipates Temple dedication

AGUA AZUL, Colombia — Anticipation for Sunday morning’s opening of the Baha’i House of Worship in Norte del Cauca, Colombia, is building. More than …

Colombia

On eve of dedication, architect reflects on culture, environment, spiritual principle

AGUA AZUL, Colombia — When architect Julian Gutierrez Chacón was invited to participate in a design selection process for the Baha’i House of Worship …

Sugar Cane

Historian: Americans are right to wonder if the Great Experiment has failed

<b>(CNN) —</b> Americans are right to wonder if, at long last, what George Washington called the Great Experiment has failed, and that our founders have lost their extraordinary wager that regular people could govern themselves better than a few rich men could.<p>Consider that in his disastrous press …

Political Science

These are the clearest views of Saturn's moon Titan we've seen yet

Long live Cassini, which has delivered the clearest views of Saturn's moon, Titan, to date.<p>Six infrared images of Titan have been captured by the …

Astronomy

The race to develop an Ebola vaccine

The race to develop an Ebola vaccine<p>Scroll down<p>Gavimodelinaction<p>Working to prevent future devastating epidemics<p>The Ebola outbreak devastated …

Casting a spotlight on media and religion in India

NEW DELHI — How can media coverage of religion contribute to greater understanding and foster social harmony? This question, among others, animated a …

Luis Suárez all set for another shot at redemption for Uruguay

A deliberate handball on the line to stop Ghana going through to the World Cup semi-finals in 2010. A bite of Giorgio Chiellini’s shoulder in 2014. Four years and as many World Cup appearances later and we are still waiting to discover what Luis Suárez’s legacy will be in Russia, where Uruguay’s …

If Belgium are to beat Brazil in their quarter-final, how can they do it?

There was a spell, for the first 20 minutes or so, when it seemed Mexico might be able to trouble Brazil. Carlos Vela was getting the better of Fagner on the Brazil right and it felt that Mexico, as they had throughout the group stage, were struggling to convert decent positions into clear …

Soccer

Make No Mistake: Brazil Is Dominating This World Cup

In a World Cup full of upsets, one thing remains consistent: Brazil is the best soccer team in the world. The Selecao came into the tournament …

Vaccines, explained - Vox

Card 1 of 10<p>Why are vaccines so important?<p>Since vaccines were first developed in the late 18th century, they have been used to combat and even eradicate many deadly illnesses. And despite some concerns from skeptics, vaccines have been widely heralded by the scientific community and public health …

Education uplifts in Mentawai Islands

TUAPEIJAT, Indonesia — In the 1950s, the Baha’i Faith arrived in the Mentawai Islands, a group of 70 islands off the coast of Indonesia. Many …

The malaria fight stalls as children die by the hundreds of thousands

FOR YEARS, global public-health officials have been at war with malaria, a disease that kills more than 445,000 people annually, about 70 percent of them children under 5 years old. The number of cases and deaths has steadily dropped for a decade and a half. As philanthropist Bill Gates told a …

Public Health

Ebola Outbreak in Central Africa Is ‘Largely Contained’

After a rapid response by health agencies and the rollout of a new vaccine, an Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has been declared “largely contained” by the World Health Organization.<p>The outbreak was the first in which health authorities deployed a Merck vaccine field-tested in …

AT&T quietly hikes customer fees to pay for Time Warner deal

After splashing out $85.4 billion on Time Warner, AT&T needed to find some extra cash from somewhere, so it's been quietly bumping up customer fees since April. The company has increased prices twice in the last three months, first by 50 cents, then by a further 73 cents in June. Customers are now …

Top 10 World Cup moments: Heroics from Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Hirving Lozano

The 2018 World Cup is moving on from the group stage and onto the knockout rounds.<p>With a day off after two weeks full of games, this is an appropriate time to look back before moving forward on Saturday with the Round of 16.<p>These are the best moments of the World Cup so far:<p>Honorable mention: …

Soccer