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25 Books Every Book Lover Should Read

Books have the power to inspire our imagination, transport us to faraway worlds, and make us think and feel deeply. Luckily, bibliophiles of all ages …

Literature

Russian Opposition Leader Alexei Navalny Detained On Day Of Large Protests

<b>Updated at 6:30 p.m. ET</b><p>A Moscow court has sentenced Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to 30 days in jail, after police arrested him outside his home Monday ahead of nationwide demonstrations against Russian President Vladimir Putin.<p>Protesters turned out anyway, and security forces detained …

Russia

Historian Timothy Snyder: “It’s pretty much inevitable” that Trump will try to stage a coup and overthrow democracy

<b>Donald Trump; Timothy Snyder (Getty/Aude Guerrucci/Penguin Random House/Ine Gundersveen)</b><p>Yale historian and author of the new book “On Tyranny” says we may have one year left to save American democracy<p>Chauncey DeVega<p>May 1, 2017 12:00pm (UTC)<p>American democracy is in crisis. The election of Donald …

Donald Trump

The best photographs of Barack Obama's presidency – in pictures

The Obama presidency was a gift to picture editors: young and attractive with a handsome family, he brought an openness and sense of fun to the White House unseen since JFK. Our US picture editor, Sarah Gilbert, selects her favourite pictures from his eight years in office

The White House

Nature Photographer Captures Stunning Images of African Wildlife at Night Under Moonlit Skies

Brendon Cremer is a wildlife and nature photographer known for his stunning images of exotic animals in Africa. Among his most spectacular …

Photography

Matisse And Diebenkorn 'Meet' At Last, At The Baltimore Museum Of Art

A "conversation" between two major artists — Henri Matisse of France, and Richard Diebenkorn of the U.S. — is taking place on the walls of the Baltimore Museum of Art. The two artists never met, but Matisse influenced Diebenkorn's work, across decades and continents.<p>Matisse's great-granddaughter …

BBC News Channel coverage of Man Booker Prize announcement

Live BBC News Channel coverage from London's Guildhall for the announcement of this year's winner of the Man Booker Prize for fiction.<p>The prize will be presented by the Duchess of Cornwall.<p>The shortlist of authors and titles is as follows:<p>Marlon James (Jamaica), A Brief History of Seven Killings<p>Tom …

Border stand-off worsens as Croatia buses migrants to Hungary border

Hungary said more than 4,400 people had crossed from Croatia in 24 hours before it closed the final stretch of a new razor wire barrier along the frontier<p>Croatia has bused hundreds of migrants to its border with Hungary, ratcheting up tensions in Europe’s refugee crisis as police fired tear gas to …

International News | Latest World News, Videos & Photos -ABC News - ABC News

2 suicide bombings end 3 days of peace in Afghanistan<p>Speeding taxi runs into crowd of tourists on Moscow sidewalk<p>Children watching the World Cup …

War-Weary Parents Send Thousands of Kids Alone to Sweden

MALMO, Sweden — Malmo's Aleris Center for child refugees is overflowing. They refuse to close their doors to the youngest and most vulnerable migrants, so on some nights the extra kids sleep on the center's couches.<p>"We were just asked to allow five more 14-year-old boys in here ... five more and …

Timelapse of migrant queue at Croatian border

Migrants stranded in Croatia have been making renewed efforts to head north despite moves by Slovenia and Hungary to hold them back.<p>The BBC's Gavin Lee filmed queues of migrants in Tovarnik at the Croatian border with Serbia on Friday as thousands waited for buses.

Refugee crisis: backlog of people stokes tensions in the Balkans - as it happened

• Croatia ‘forces’ Hungary to take people after 20,000 arrive in days<br>• Hungary hits back with claims country ‘lied to our face’<br>• 6,700 refugees reach Austrian border in hours<br>• Large rise in EU asylum applications in six months<br>• Five-year-old girl drowns off coast of Lesbos<br>• Tovarnik: the latest crucible of the …

BST

A Desperate Migration

The gray rubber dinghy that carries Huda Malak, pregnant with her first child, sags to sea level as it approaches Lesbos. The overloaded raft has been taking on water since it launched from a crag off the Turkish shore, about six miles away.<p>The 18 Syrians on board desperately try to bail water from …

Croatia says 'forcing' Hungary to take in migrants

BELI MANASTIR, Croatia/BEREMEND, Hungary (Reuters) - Croatia said on Saturday it had “forced” Hungary to take in thousands of migrants and would continue sending them to its northern neighbor, amid deepening discord and disarray in Europe over the biggest westwards migration in decades.<p>Lightning …

Middle East

'Heads as well as hearts': Croatia says it can take no more migrants

TOVARNIK, Croatia/ZAGREB (Reuters) - After suddenly finding itself in the path of Europe’s biggest tide of migrants for decades, Croatia said on Friday it could no longer offer them refuge and would wave them on, challenging the EU to find a policy to receive them.<p>The migrants, mostly from poor or …

Middle East

The refugees housed at Dachau: 'Where else should I live?'

Photograph: Frank Bauer for the Guardian<p>The entrance to the ‘herb garden’ at Dachau today.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/9/16/1442414339912/db53fcac-1d44-4f77-b786-e78ed8ad3ba8-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Frank Bauer for the Guardian<p>The entrance to the ‘herb …

Nazi Concentration Camps

The story of the Lost Wife - Native American Legends

<b>A Sioux Legend</b><p>A Dakota girl married a man who promised to treat her kindly, but he did not keep his word. He was unreasonable, fault-finding, and …

The Oxford English Dictionary Adds New Words Like Masshole And Fratty

The Oxford English Dictionary has announced its latest batch of new and revised words, and once again your annual game of Scrabble with Nana and PeePaw just got a little more exciting. More than 500 words have been added this year and another 900 have been revised and updated, including the 2013 …

Language

14 Absurd Things Tumblr Can Teach You About The English Language

"It can be understood through tough thorough thought, though."<p>While the "microblogging platform" known as Tumblr is essentially a large horde of teens knotted together by invisible strands of WiFi, it is also a sometime place of great revelations. After all, when you're ~*still*~ awake in front of …

How Changing Your Reading Habits Can Transform Your Health

Reading doesn’t just improve your knowledge, it can help fight depression, make you more confident, empathetic, and a better decision maker.<p>My favorite book is <i>War and Peace.</i><p>And I know what you’re thinking: “Oh, another writer wanting people to think he’s all intellectual and highbrow.”<p>But it really …

Books

Nine “corrections” of English that make smart people look silly

Some people simply cannot stand by and watch the cold-blooded murder of the English tongue. They are very angry—though do not literally explode—when “literally” is used for emphasis. A preposition is something they hate to see a sentence ended with. Bad grammar makes them positively nauseated but …

Linguistics

There Have Been 132 Pro-Confederate Flag Rallies Since The Charleston Shooting

And there are more to come.<p>WASHINGTON -- There has been an outbreak of rallies in support of the Confederate flag since the June 17 mass shooting of nine black churchgoers in Charleston, South Carolina.<p>The Southern Poverty Law Center works to fight bigotry and monitors hate groups around the …

12 Videos That Show The Difference Between What Cops Said And What Actually Happened

"A physical altercation ensued."<p>Few aspects of policing attract more scrutiny than an officer's use of force. And as people around the nation continue to voice concerns about the sometimes contentious relationship between citizens and law enforcement, it's become clear that police and the policed …

What The College Kids Are Reading

I can remember the weeks before starting school at Skidmore College, furiously trying to finish Gregory Howard Williams' memoir, <i>Life on the Color Line.</i> The book had been assigned as our freshman reading assignment — part of the First-Year Experience at the liberal arts school in Saratoga Springs, …

Books

Put away your Bible, Justice: The new “religious freedom” arguments are neither

<b>(AP/Jessica Hill/Manuel Balce Ceneta/Photo montage by Salon)</b><p>The faithful want to follow a “higher law” than the Supreme Court. Even some justices. Here’s why they’re wrong<p>Jeffrey Tayler<p>July 19, 2015 9:59am (UTC)<p>Pope John Paul II famously declared, back in 2003, that “God’s authentic plan for the …

Religion

Harper Lee’s lingering Civil War ghosts: “Go Set a Watchman” is “a very accurate perspective of what’s going on here in the South”

Salon talks to African-American literature professor Angela Shaw-Thorburg about what Atticus Finch represents now<p>Harper Lee's "Go Set a Watchman" has gone from being debated and discussed to becoming more than just a media sensation: It has already sold more than a million copies. The sequel, or …