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Mapped: U.S. Cities With The Best Quality Of Life

The OneD Scorecard compares the country’s 54 biggest urban centers on measures like quality of life, economic prosperity, education, and transit.<p>A new data visualization project from Data Driven Detroit, a nonprofit initiative focused on making information about the Detroit area accessible, now …

Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design review – modernism maintains its allure

It may be slightly crass to divide exhibitions into ones you’d like to shop at and ones you wouldn’t but with Mid-Century Modern: Australian Furniture Design, the domestic mock-ups do get you thinking in a mercenary fashion.<p>That Snelling line rocking chair with its white webbing upholstery would …

State Department Warns Against Travel to Thailand

The U.S. State Department is advising Americans to avoid nonessential travel to Thailand in the aftermath of the coup last week.<p>The department’s travel alert cited “ongoing political and social unrest and restrictions on internal movements, including an indefinite nighttime curfew throughout …

Protesters demand CAR government resigns

Security forces fired warning shots as protesters gathered in Bangui demanding the resignation of the interim government and the removal of foreign troops from Central African Republic.<p>Troops and police fired in a bid to stop thousands of protesters from gathering in the capital Bangui on Friday, …

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Bangladesh forces under scrutiny for killings | Bangladesh

<b>Dhaka, Bangladesh</b> - <b></b>Last month's discovery of the strangled bodies of seven men, abducted just days earlier outside a court in a town near the country’s capital, Dhaka, has placed an unprecedented spotlight on the country’s paramilitary force, the Rapid Action Battalion (RAB), and its role in …

Special Report - Option B: The blueprint for Thailand's coup

BANGKOK/CHIANG MAI Thailand (Reuters) - On Dec. 27 last year, Thailand’s powerful army chief stood before a crowded news conference and stunned the beleaguered government of Yingluck Shinawatra by saying he would not rule out military intervention to resolve a deteriorating political crisis. …

Second Team of OSCE Observers Goes Missing in East Ukraine

European security watchdog OSCE said Friday it had lost contact with a second team of monitors in Ukraine, two days after pro-Russia rebels claimed to have kidnapped four observers.<p>The team was stopped by armed men in the town of Severodonetsk, about 60 miles north of the eastern city of Luhansk, …

Outrage over mistreatment of women in India and Sudan

<b>Three stories on the shocking treatment of women have hit the headlines.</b><p>Two teenagers in a village India were gang raped and hanged from a tree amid claims police there teased the father of one of the victims.<p>In Sudan, a mother awaiting the death penalty for marrying a Christian man has given birth …

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