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Pakistan to execute 500 Islamist terrorists after Taliban school attack

Pakistan government announces plan to execute hundreds of terrorists after Peshawar school attack left 133 children dead<p>Pakistan announced on Monday that it planned to execute an estimated 500 Islamist terrorists in the coming days as part of a "decisive war" against the Taliban in response to the …

In 2050, You Might Want To Be Living In Helsinki

The city and its suburbs are growing, but so is its vision for dense, walkable neighborhoods and car-free transit. It’s a model for the future of urban smart growth.<p>Helsinki already ranks as one of the world’s most livable cities, but by 2050, it may top the list, especially as other cities …

10 Expert Tips to Immediately Improve Your Photography

If you're a beginner photographer looking to step up your game, these tips are for you. What most amateurs don't know is that photography revolves …

Fed land swap gives go-ahead to Arizona's 1.6B-ton copper mega-mine

In Arizona’s Copper Triangle, 1.6 billion tons of copper ore has been trapped beneath 7,000 feet of rock for billions of years and under a pile of paperwork for a few more, but a development last week has finally put the motherlode of precious metal within reach.<p>Geologists estimate Resolution Mine …

U.S. Visitors to Cuba Must Still Have Cultural Intent

As the U.S. and Cuba begin to normalize relations for the first time in half a century, some Americans are already roaming the streets of Old Havana, …

It's Time for the US to Reconsider its Relationship With Egypt

In light of the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East with no end on sight, what is one to make out of the contradictory relationship between the United States and Egypt. Of interest, is the latest decision by the Egyptian government to deny entry to a former U.S. diplomat, Michele Dunne, to attend a …

Britain says will send more army trainers to Iraq to help fight Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Britain will boost the number of its army trainers in Iraq in the coming weeks to support the Iraqi armed forces’ battle against Islamic State militants, the British defense secretary said on a visit to Baghdad on Wednesday.<p>Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon arrives for …

Republicans seize control of U.S. Senate

Riding a surge of voter discontent, Republicans seized control of the Senate on Tuesday, giving the GOP full command of Congress and promising a contentious final two years of the Obama administration.<p>After months of voter surveys suggested a close battle for the Senate, the GOP romped into the …

Midterm election: New stars, villains

Democrats entered Tuesday anxious, yet hopeful, that the party would avoid major losses in the midterm election.<p>What little optimism Democrats harbored early in the day had dissipated well before the clock struck midnight. Predictions of a long night, a Senate hanging in the balance waiting for the …

Is child poverty inevitable?

U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson visits a family in Inez, Kentucky, during a tour of poverty-stricken areas of the country in April 1964. Earlier that year, Johnson declared a "war on poverty" in his State of the Union address. He then worked with Congress to pass more than 200 pieces of …