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ISIS is recruiting in the most perverse way imaginable

Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times wrote an expose on the Islamic State's (also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh) practice of capturing Yazidi women and trafficking them as sex slaves.<p>The process has been well-documented by the group itself and built into the organization's political process. …

Recruitment

Lenovo says Microsoft's cross-platform software makes Windows Phones less relevant

It's been 17 months since Lenovo was first announced as a new Windows Phone partner, but the company still hasn't released a single device with …

Why my own father would have let IS kill me

<b>The group that calls itself Islamic State (IS or Isis) has a special punishment for gay people - it kills them by throwing them off high buildings. Taim, a 24-year-old medical student, tells the story of how he only escaped this fate by fleeing from Iraq to Lebanon.</b><p>In our society, being gay means …

Hung Up
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Google might soon help you find anyone from a plumber to a painter

Search company picks up key staff from failed cleaning startup Homejoy<p>It appears Google is about to enter the growing home services market. The search giant has snatched up roughly 20 employees from Homejoy, a startup that focused on pairing house cleaners with apartment-dwellers and homeowners. …

Startups

Criminals could target banks if chip-and-pin reduces hacking opportunities, MasterCard says

The transition away from magnetic stripe credit cards in the U.S. to more secure chip-and-pin cards could lead to more bank breaches as criminals …

FinTech

Google is Developing Parental Controls for Chrome

Google has plans to introduce ‘supervised accounts’ to its Google Web browser, in a move to help parents and teachers control how children access and use the Internet.<p>The latest ‘canary’ (or development) version of Chrome includes an experimental version of the feature, which allows regular users …

Jazzmuzikant George Duke overleden

Jazzmuzikant George Duke is op 67-jarige leeftijd overleden in een ziekenhuis in Los Angeles. Dat melden Amerikaanse media dinsdag. De toetsenist …

Chocolate Strawberry Nutella Cake

I made this cake on a whim. I didn’t feel like making ganache, so in desperation, I reached for the the half-eaten tub of Nutella I’d hidden on the …

Storm chasers among dead in Oklahoma tornadoes

Three storm chasers, who made it their business to stalk deadly tornadoes across the Great Plains in order to record and study them, were among 10 …

Thousands return to the streets on third day of protests in Turkey

Stunning footage captures tens of thousands as they take to the streets in cities across Turkey<p>As Salon previously reported, the streets of Istanbul fell quiet early on Sunday, but by evening tens of thousands had returned to Taksim Square and other locations across Turkey to protest after a …

10 of the best outdoor cafes and hangouts in Istanbul

Eminönü ferry docks<p>Not the easiest word to master, Eminönü is a chaotic hub on the shores of the old peninsula with spectacular views in all …

Istanbul restaurants change tune – and language – to woo big-spending Arabs

In the Turkish restaurants around Taksim Square in Istanbul, the menus are getting a new look. It's not so much the food that is changing but the …

10 of the best modern art galleries in Istanbul

Garaj<p>Tucked away in the backstreets of Beyoğlu, Garaj is a not-for-profit contemporary performance art space that feels stripped back to the very …

BELGIUM + AMSTERDAM

// AMSTERDAM //<p>We rented an apartment in the Jordaan area, a great neighborhood, and I really loved having the extra space and kitchen. It was less …

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Open house cooking offers tourists local homemade food and friendly chat

9 May 2013<p>Eating is traditionally a social experience, something recognized by the UK’s Casserole scheme, which connects elderly people with leftover …