camille D McCalister

39 Flips | 4 Magazines | 12 Likes | @cappie203 | Keep up with camille D McCalister on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “camille D McCalister”

G20 vows joint security steps after Paris attacks; no new strategy on Syria

BELEK, Turkey (Reuters) - World leaders vowed tighter border controls, more intelligence sharing and a crackdown on terrorist financing after the Paris attacks, but there was little sign at a summit on Monday of a dramatic shift in strategy against Islamic State in Syria.<p>U.S. President Barack …

Middle East

Israeli Troops Kill 2 Palestinians in refugee camp

Israeli troops shot dead at least two Palestinians in the West bank on Monday, and three wounded at a Palestinian refugee camp near Jerusalem early Monday, a Palestinian health official said.<p>According to Palestinian Health Ministry spokesman Mohammed Awawdeh, a 21-year-old and a 28-year-old were …

Minneapolis mayor seeks federal investigation into shooting

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The mayor of Minneapolis on Monday asked for a federal civil rights investigation into the weekend shooting of a black man by a …

Paris attacker's father tried to extract son from Isis in Syria

The father of one of the gunmen who killed scores of concert-goers in Paris had tried unsuccessfully last year to bring his son back from Syria where he had joined Islamic State (Isis).<p>Mohamed Amimour, 67, spoke about his failed attempt to extract his son, Samy, from the control of Isis commanders, …

14 Adventures to Add to Your Bucket List ASAP

<i>Photo: Michael Matti</i><p>You've probably started a list already and spent countless hours behind your computer daydreaming...but here are a few of our favorites that you might want to take a look at.<p>1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia<p>Hike through Croatia's largest National Park to a series of …

Hiking

24 Fresh Takes on French Girl Stripes for Spring

Breton stripes are our go-to for nabbing that super on-point French girl style. They’re closet must-haves that never disappoint and always look sharp. Yet, this spring, we’re looking to mix things up stripes-wise. We know, we know — you shouldn’t mess with a classic, but trust us, these fresh takes …

Thousands flee as IS group advances on Iraq's Ramadi

BAGHDAD (AP) — More than 2,000 families have fled the Iraqi city of Ramadi with little more than the clothes on their backs, officials said Thursday, …

Iraq

Russia's Putin: U.S. Is Acting Like Soviet Union After WWII

MOSCOW — Russian President Vladimir Putin likened the United States to the Soviet Union on Thursday and said the West must respect Moscow's interests if it wants to normalize diplomatic relations.<p>During his annual live televised question-and-answer session with ordinary citizens, the Russian …

Mysteries of the Easter Island moai and more

Would Mystery Island be a more apt name than Easter Island?<p>There are many controversies about the history and events on Easter Island. Among those who have researched various theories is James Grant-Peterkin, a Scot who moved to Easter Island 15 years ago and wrote "A Companion to Easter Island." …

The Oceania Marina has a delightful blend of informality, elegance

It was the itinerary that persuaded me to sail on the Oceania Marina, but it's the ship that made me want to return to Oceania Cruises.<p>The 66,084-ton Oceania Marina, new in 2011, sailed 18 days in December and January from Valparaiso, Chile, to Papeete, Tahiti. Stops included Robinson Crusoe …

On Easter Island, face to face with the moai

Stepping out of our 20-passenger bus on a hot January morning, we spotted them across a grassy field: six stone statues of strange-looking men.<p>Or gods.<p>Or chiefs.<p>Most were as tall as two basketball players, one standing on the other's shoulders. Their bellies protruded, and the eye sockets in their …

6 American habits I lost when I moved to Peru

1. Ordering seafood past 2 p.m.<p>Listen, I grew up in the Laurel Highlands of Western Pennsylvania, where buying truly “fresh” seafood was never an …

Amazing photos show that Borneo’s “sea gypsies” are the happiest people on the planet

THE SAMA-BAJAU PEOPLE of Borneo live entirely off of the sea. They spend their lives in tiny floating villages on remote parts of the ocean, and they …

Germanwings Crash Intensifies Pressure on Lufthansa's Embattled CEO

The crash of Germanwings Flight 9525 in France has heaped intense pressure on Lufthansa‘s CEO Carsten Spohr, who in less than a year at the helm has …

Airplanes

Essential Jeju-do: top 10 activities on Korea’s tropical island

With easy to access dormant volcanoes, hearty seaside fare and a panoply of hiking trails that redefine contemporary notions of exploration, Jeju Island has much to offer the modern day adventurer seeking challenge, delight and cause to reflect.<p>There’s an array of choices, thanks to a bounty of …

Top 10 Booze-Infused Getaways

Vacations are all about letting loose, so it's no surprise that more and more travelers are opting for locations known for their libations. Whether you're a former keg stand champion with an affinity for beer, prefer to sip wine while soaking up culture or only like liquor when it's used for an …

Top 10

23 Signs you were born and raised in Mexico

1. You’re highly trained in the art of garrafón lifting.<p>Next time you open the tap to get a glass of water, think about how easy that is compared to …

Kenyan university massacre survivor emerges after two days in cupboard

Al-Shabaab promises more attacks as student Cynthia Cheroitich leaves college unharmed after being persuaded it was safe to leave her hiding place<p>A survivor of Thursday’s attack on a Kenyan university by the Somali-based Islamic extremists al-Shabaab has been found safe and well after hiding for …

New York Times Magazine – Editorial Illustrations by Andrea Wan

New York Times Magazine – Three editorial illustrations by Andrea Wan for Rachel Cusk’s article “Raising Teenagers”.<p>Berlin, Germany based freelance …

California Drought: Farmers Faced With Whether to Grow Crops or Sell Water

In drought-stricken California, where water has become a precious commodity, some of those who need it most are choosing to forego it.<p>Some rice farmers, whose livelihoods depend on hydrating their fields, may sell water instead of using it — and they could make $700 an acre-foot, more than they …

Top Mormons outline support for marriage for man-woman only

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormon leaders vowed to be a leading advocate for the belief that marriage is an institution exclusive to a man and a woman …

Religion

Link About It: This Week's Picks

IKEA is providing the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees with 10,000 flat-pack Better Shelters as part of an ongoing collaboration through its Housing for All Foundation. After initially being tested by 40 refugee families, the Better Shelters were upgraded with a solar panel, lamp, …

Carnegie Mellon University

Architizer

Teen Survivor of Garissa, Kenya College Massacre Found Alive

A teenage survivor was found alive at the scene of the Kenya college massacre Saturday, two days after Islamist extremists killed 148 people there, the Red Cross said.<p>Cynthia Charotich, 19, hid in a crawl space above a closet and refused to emerge even when some of her classmates came out of …

The colourful world of Sonia Delaunay

The abstract artist's first ever British retrospective paints her as a key player in the history of creation – about time too, says Lucy Davies<p>Sonia Terk was 22 years old and already an established artist when she met the aristocratic painter Robert Delaunay in 1907.<p>Within a year of arriving in …

Elections Happened: What's Next for Immigration?

Tuesday night was disappointing for Democrats, all the more so since Obama had gone back on his promise to reform as much of the immigration system as he could by the end of the summer: the leaves are just starting to turn red for Fall, yet we still have the same deportation machine in motion.<p>While …

Ted Cruz

Pictures of the Week 11.6.14

Photos

China Fashion Week: A Photo Gallery

China