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Ideas reinvenTED

THE first TED conference in 1984 was such a damp squib that the organisers did not hold a second one for six years. Today TED (which for the …

What doxxing is, and why it matters

ON MARCH 6TH <i>Newsweek</i> made waves by claiming to reveal the identity of the inventor of Bitcoin, the digital currency. According to the magazine the …

Johnson: Talking past each other

SOME advice is worse than useless. A short list of bullet points from eHow, a website, that is passing around social networks purports to show “how …

The trillion-dollar gap

IF YOU have been to New York’s La Guardia airport recently, taken a train during London’s rush hour, tried to drive in Lagos or endured one of …

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THE charity ball planned for this May by the Friends of Dulwich College, a school in South London that charges £5,500 ($9,100) a term in fees, was to …

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Featured Artwork of the Day: Ryūryūkyo Shinsai (Japanese, active ca. 1799–1823) | Early Spring | Edo period (1615–1868) http://met.org/1gkEg6d

El-Sisi to run for president in Egypt - CNN Video

If the west wants to hurt Putin, could Saudi Arabia do its dirty work?

Russia is vulnerable to sanctions. Economic weakness caused the collapse of the Soviet Union a quarter of a century ago and – the self-enrichment of the oligarchs apart – not much has changed since. Energy exports to the rest of the world pay for imports of machines and consumer goods. The …

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Will Saudi Arabia Execute Guest Workers for 'Witchcraft'?

Indonesian guest workers are on trial in Saudi Arabia for “witchcraft.” But the charges are cover for cultural misunderstandings, sexual assaults, …

Obama's Kony 2014 hunt totally forgets a bigger conflict in Uganda and beyond

Uganda’s most acclaimed musician, Jose Chameleone, is holding his annual concert here this weekend, almost exactly two years after the famous the famous Kony 2012 video tried – and failed – to bring the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) leader Josephy Kony to justice in the court of public opinion. …

Berlusconi: Italy's election Machiavelli?

<b>One of the most colourful figures in European politics has been barred from running in the European elections. Silvio Berlusconi would love to be able to lead his centre-right Forza Italia party into the fight.</b><p>He recently endured the humiliation of being flung out of the Italian parliament on …

Gov. Jerry Brown calls for Democratic senators to resign

SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown called on three scandal-plagued state senators to resign on Friday, speaking out for the first time on a series of criminal cases that have sapped Democrats' power in the Capitol and tarnished the Legislature's image.<p>Brown's statement comes hours after the Senate …

Guinea orders ban on eating bat meat as West Africa's first Ebola outbreak spreads to capital

Guinea has ordered that people stop eating bat meat in a bid to halt the spread of Ebola - one of the most lethal infectious diseases known to man - as 70 people die in its first outbreak in West Africa<p>Authorities in <b>Guinea</b> are trying to halt the spread of Ebola in the capital, as the health …

Amid mixed messages, Malaysia airliner search resumes

The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed Sunday, but stormy weather may cause problems, the Australian Maritime Safety Authority said.<p>A Chinese aircraft took off at 6:20 a.m. local time (6:20 p.m. ET). Other aircraft, including a South Korean P-3 Orion and a U.S. P-8 Poseidon, …

Candy Crush maker's shares collapse after IPO

Wall Street proved immune to Candy Crush’s charms Wednesday as shares in King Digital, the company behind the mobile gaming phenomenon, dropped 16% on their debut.<p>The most highly valued British company to emerge from the new technology boom, King’s initial public offering on the New York York Stock …