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Severe poverty affects children's brain development, study finds

A six-year study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has added to the mounting evidence that growing up in severe poverty affects …

The Brain

Modi Changes Course on Land Acquisition

NEW DELHI—India’s prime minister said he wouldn’t renew a contentious executive order aimed at making it easier for the state to acquire land for infrastructure and industry—confirming a reversal on a measure his administration had touted as important for reviving the economy.

Worried about …

Narendra Modi

The Rehabilitationists

In November 2013, a who’s who of America’s conservative legal establishment descended on the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., for an annual …

Libertarianism

UMP | University of Minnesota Press Blog: Hurricane Katrina, ten years later: When the investor class goes marching in

A view of flooded New Orleans in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, September 2005.
It's been ten years since, and yet it left lessons that remain to …

New Orleans

IS causes 'severe damage' to Palmyra's Temple of Bel

The Islamic State (IS) militant group has destroyed part of another temple at the ancient Syrian site of Palmyra, activists and witnesses say.

The extent of the damage to the Temple of Bel is not clear but residents have described a large explosion.

A week ago IS published images of what appeared to …

Palmyra

It will take much cheaper oil for Saudi Arabia to take action

The kingdom can stand more pain

THERE comes a time when any self-respecting cartel boss has to focus on protecting his turf. Saudi Arabia has spent …

Saudi Arabia

Obama To Rename Continent's Highest Peak From Mount McKinley To Denali

The White House announced Sunday that President Obama is changing the name of North America's highest peak.

Mount McKinley — named after William McKinley, the 25th president, who served in the White House until his assassination in 1901 — is returning to its traditional Alaska Native name, …

Mount McKinley

As Police Investigate Deaths in Truck, Migrants and Smugglers Appear to Shift Tactics

NICKELSDORF, Austria — Investigators continued to work their way on Sunday through a truck that carried 71 migrants to their deaths last week, removing articles of clothing and bagging and labeling them as possible evidence in an inquiry against the smuggling operation believed to be …

Policing

Calais migrant camp gets makeshift library – and it needs more books

Volunteers have set up a makeshift library at the migrant camp in Calais which the French authorities estimate now shelters at least 3,000 refugees. The library is just one of the essential services being provided on a voluntary basis at the camp, known as the Jungle, as the refugee crisis in …

Calais

Review: At Indian Dance Festival, Subtleties in the Sway of a Torso

Since India has many languages, it would take a true polyglot to comprehend all its poetry. On Friday, when the Erasing Borders Festival of Indian Dance held an indoor program enticingly called “An Evening of ‘Poetry, Danced’ ” at Pace University’s Schimmel Center, the audience was given words in …

India

Africa - Egypt sets October election date, after 3 years without parliament - France 24

Egypt will hold a long-awaited parliamentary election in two phases starting Oct. 18-19, the election commission said on Sunday, the final step of a roadmap to democracy that critics say has been tainted by a crackdown on dissent.

The first phase of voting was due to begin in March but the election …

The Red-Baiting of Lena Horne

At the height of her career, the beautiful young performer accidentally stumbled into a power struggle between Hollywood communists and McCarthyites.

She was a goddess with a honey-sweet voice. “I remember once seeing her on a train,” says the jazz scholar and author Stanley Crouch. “She had a …

Political History

Malaysia PM says protest organisers are 'haram'

Najib Razak criticises second day of demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur demanding his resignation over fraud allegations.

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has condemned the organisers of demonstrations in Kuala Lumpur calling for his resignation as "haram," during his annual address on the eve of …

Malaysia

China punishes 197 over stock market and Tianjin 'rumours'

Chinese authorities have punished 197 people for spreading rumours online about the recent stock market crash and fatal explosions in Tianjin, according to state news agency Xinhua.

No details have been reported about the nature of the punishments handed out.

Citing a statement issued by the ministry …

Asia

The St. Paul’s Rape Case Shows Why Sexual-Assault Laws Must Change

In the rape trial of Owen Labrie, unfolding this month in a county courtroom in Concord, N.H., this much is settled: When Labrie was an 18-year-old senior at the boarding school St. Paul’s, he competed with other male students over who could “score with” or “slay” the most girls. In the days before …

Criminal Law

Rocky Markets Could Be Good for These Stocks

Exchanges and market makers are getting a fresh look from portfolio managers seeking out investments likely to benefit from the large swings in stock, bond and currency markets.

Among those deemed likeliest to profit from the market’s rising volatility, many investors say, are futures and options …

Stocks

Arab coalition destroys Houthi 'bomb-making factory'

Saudi-led coalition denies target in Hajjah province was a water bottling plant, as 36 people are reported killed.

The Saudi-led coalition operating in Yemen has denied killing civilians in an air strike in the northern province of Hajjah, saying it destroyed a bomb-making factory, not a water …

Middle East

Undercover Planned Parenthood Videos Were Altered, Analysis Finds

WASHINGTON — Planned Parenthood on Thursday gave congressional leaders and a committee that is investigating allegations of criminality at its clinics an analysis it commissioned concluding that “manipulation” of undercover videos by abortion opponents make those recordings unreliable for any …

Planned Parenthood

Sami al-Haj: 'I lived inside Guantánamo as a journalist'

Following the latest news on Guantánamo Bay has been a frustrating experience for Sami al-Haj, the only journalist to have been detained at the US camp. Recent coverage has been highly misleading, he says, for instance when dealing with the release of detainees to the "paradise islands" of Palau …

U.S. Presidency

This small, New York City-based restaurant could become the Chipotle of Indian food

The fast-casual dining craze is in full swing, with restaurants of nearly every cuisine popping up.

But Indian food, despite being absolutely delicious, makes up only a sliver of "ethnic food sales" according to The Washington Post.

Enter Indikitch, the Manhattan-based Indian eatery that's causing …

Restaurants

The Meaning of Serena Williams

There is no more exuberant winner than Serena Williams. She leaps into the air, she laughs, she grins, she pumps her fist, she points her index finger to the sky, signaling she’s No. 1. Her joy is palpable. It brings me to my feet, and I grin right back at her, as if I’ve won something, too. …

Tennis

Bartholomeus van der Helst | The Musician | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Louis Decamps. "Un musée transatlantique (3e article)." Gazette des beaux-arts, 2nd ser., 6 (December 1872), p. 479, ill. opp. p. 478 (etching by …

Destination northern Europe: thousands make daily ‘journey of death’

It’s being called the ‘journey of death.’ Those who manage to make it through to Europe from Africa and the Middle East often face further struggles as they attempt to reach their final destination.

Budapest, Hungary Hundreds of refugees in Hungary have reportedly been stuck at a railway station in …

News (Europe)

Links for 08-30-15

• Artificial Unintelligence - Paul Krugman
• Not too simple: Just wrong - Roger Farmer
• Bad behaviour and early school leaving - Vox EU
• The macro/micro …

Paul Krugman

Christine Angot et Michel Houellebecq ne se croiseront pas dans On n'est pas couché

Ce samedi 29 août 2015 à 23h10, l’émission « On n’est pas couché » ouvrira sa nouvelle saison sur France 2. Si Laurent Ruquier reste aux commandes,

South Sudan ceasefire: No fighting reported, but army convey on the move, say rebels

South Sudan

Les sorties ciné du mois d'AOÛT 2015

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SORTIES DE LA SEMAINE DU 5 AOÛT 2015

Les 4 fantastiques

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Las mareas permanentes

El poder sindical se desinfla. El continente asiste a una ola de protestas sin rostro que expresan la impugnación global a los que mandan

Consulte …