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Turkish singer Hacer Tulu shot dead in nightclub

<b>An up-and-coming Turkish singer and the owner of a nightclub have been shot dead in an attack on the club in the south-coast resort of Bodrum, local reports say.</b><p>Hacer Tulu, 40, died when four men opened fire in the club, leaving several others wounded.<p>She was hit as she crossed the stage of the …

Extremism

Sophie Gradon, former Love Island contestant, dies

<b>Sophie Gradon, a former Miss Great Britain who became a contestant on Love Island, has died at the age of 32.</b><p>Her boyfriend, Aaron Armstrong, wrote on Facebook: "I will never forget that smile I love you so so much baby your my world forever ever and always."<p>Gradon, who appeared on the 2016 series …

Love Island

Schengen rules: 'What do you mean I can only stay in Europe for 90 days?'

3 Shares<p>Share Email<p>(<b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>This post has been updated with information about the new European Travel Information and Authorisation System, or</i> …

Europe

So we're gonna pretend these refugees aren't a result of our actions in Central America?

<b>Executive Summary</b><p>The four countries discussed in this report, Guatemala, El Salvador, Honduras and Nicaragua, share a history as well as contemporary …

Sociology

Redrawing the federal map

MEXICAN pedants like to point out that their country's correct name is the <i>Estados Unidos Mexicanos</i>—with the stress firmly on the first two words. But …

Mexico

Asteroid with a 13-mile-high mountain is now visible to the naked eye

Look up in nighttime sky anytime between now and July 16, and you just might spy our solar system's brightest asteroid.<p>Vesta, a 326-mile-wide object …

Astronomy

Revealed: the safest places around the world

If you are nervous about travelling abroad, why not visit one of the safest destinations in the world? A new report from Gallup, the 2018 Global Law and Order report, ranks places around the world based on how people feel about their safety. More than 150,000 people around the world were asked …

Hong Kong

25 Secret European Villages

The charm of Ticino, the Italian-speaking canton of southern Switzerland, is the not-quite-here, not-quite-there, lost-in-time feel of the place. To …

European Travel

Trump and Kirstjen Nielsen’s embarrassing surrender on separating families at the border

The Trump administration insisted it didn't have a policy of separating children from their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border. It said that it was merely following the law. And it said “Congress alone can fix” the mess.<p>It just admitted that all that was nonsense — and that it badly overplayed its …

Donald Trump

This has been the president of the United States over the last two weeks

WASHINGTON — Here’s a thought experiment: What if the leader of a foreign country had taken these actions or made the following statements:<p>And that’s all in just the last two weeks.<p>Forget ideology or party — what would you think of that foreign leader? What about his government? Is it promoting …

Donald Trump

Canada just legalized marijuana. That has big implications for US drug policy.

It’s the second country in the world to legalize pot, following Uruguay.<p>Canada has become the first wealthy nation in the world to fully legalize marijuana.<p>The Senate approved Bill C-45, also known as the Cannabis Act, on Tuesday. The measure was already approved by the House of Commons, so the …

Cannabis

The last unexplored places on Earth

Want to discover a new species, tread where others haven’t, or simply leave behind the stresses of the modern world? These destinations are a good place to start.<p>The Darien Gap<p>The Pan-American Highway is a vast network of roads that stretches for 19,000 miles from Prudhoe Bay, on the north coast of …

National Parks

The Unheralded Pioneers of 19th-Century America Were Free African-American Families

Before the Louisiana Purchase of 1803, before settlers in wagons organized to travel west along the Oregon Trail in the 1830s, the great American …

Black History

Best Summer Trips 2018: Travel to Brazil, Bali, Iceland and More

June 21 marks the first day of summer in the Northern Hemisphere, and vacation season is in full swing—with plenty of destinations to choose from, no matter your style or speed. To make decision time go as smooth as that beachside sangria, take a look at our list of 2018's best summer …

Travel Photography

This map shows the US really has 11 separate 'nations' with entirely different cultures

The United States comprises several different regions, each with its own rich history and cultural identity.<p>Exactly where those regions start and end has been a long-running debate, but according to author Colin Woodard, the United States can be divided into 11 distinct sub-nations.<p>Woodard mapped …

New Jersey

Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead outside South Florida motorcycle shop

South Florida underground rapper XXXTentacion, who became a rising star amid a swirl of criminal charges and controversies over domestic abuse, was …

Crime

Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 87

<b>Prominent Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky has died aged 87.</b><p>Born in Moscow into a well-known musical family, Rozhdestvensky made his debut by conducting a Tchaikovsky ballet at the Bolshoi, aged just 20.<p>He made his name by popularising music by composers who were all but banned by the …

Saint Petersburg

Video shows Border Patrol vehicle striking down a Native American man and driving away

Border Patrol is "actively investigating" a viral video that appears to show one of its agents hitting a Native American man with a marked vehicle, then speeding away.<p>"We do not tolerate misconduct on or off duty and will fully cooperate with all investigations of alleged unlawful conduct by our …

Native Americans

The West Will Die So That Trump Can Win

“Just another #G7 where other countries expect America will always be their bank,” tweeted U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton on June 9, …

Geopolitics

‘He’s just become too angry’: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette publisher defends firing cartoonist

LAKEVILLE, Conn. — The publisher of a Pittsburgh newspaper on Saturday defended the controversial firing of its editorial cartoonist, saying he “hasn’t been funny in a long time.”<p>“He’s just become too angry for his health or for his own good,” John Block, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the …

Donald Trump

Trump, Kim, Erdogan, Putin: When strongmen stick together, democracy should watch out

It was a good week for autocrats. The dizzying stretch began with U.S. President Donald Trump honouring North Korea’s violent dictator Kim Jong-un with a head-to-head summit in Singapore, and ended with Russian President Vladimir Putin — a man the West has spent years trying to isolate — playing …

Human Rights

Anglophones and francophones have distorted views of each other: survey

Anglophones and francophones in Quebec are of like mind when it comes to having a positive opinion of the other group and agree that anglophones have …

Cirque du Soleil

A Map Showing the Varied Origins of Predominant Accents Used In Specific Parts of the United States

In a lexical episode of Science Insider, narrator David Anderson maps out the rather varied origins of some of the most predominant accents that are …

United States

I am raising my daughter to speak three languages. A stranger demanded I 'speak English' to her

I felt her staring at me on the playground as I called out to my daughter.<p>She must be someone’s grandmother, I thought. She must be curious, as people often are.<p>Then she took one step toward me — pink fingernails, dark blond hair — and opened her mouth, e-nun-ci-a-ting each word.<p>“Speak English,” …

Language Learning

Which countries guarantee that new dads get paid paternity leave?

What do China, India, South Sudan and the United States have in common?<p>They are among the 92 countries where there is no national policy that allow …

Demographics

We Just Got More Compelling Evidence That The Moon Is Loaded With Water

Maybe even enough for a colony.<p>A lunar meteorite, discovered in the desert of northwest Africa, holds strong evidence that there is an abundant …

Earth Science

My Europe: Orbanism is sweeping across the continent

Illiberal democracies are spreading across Europe. But what we are witnessing on the continent today actually originated in China and Russia, says …

Europe

This map shows 3,554 shipwrecks around Ireland as far back as 1530 — and most are a total mystery

Ireland National Monuments Service<p><b>The Irish government has released a "Wreck Viewer," which maps thousands of shipwrecks around Ireland as far back</b> …

Shipwrecks

Leslie Grantham, Dirty Den in EastEnders – obituary

Leslie Grantham, who has died aged 71, played Dirty Den in the BBC soap opera EastEnders and became television’s best-known rogue – but he struggled to live with a secret from his distant past that was only revealed when he started playing the role.<p>Unknown to the BBC producers or the other members …

EastEnders

Map: Where in France you are most likely to be a victim of crime

By global standards, France is a relatively safe country to live in but residents of some parts of the country are more likely to be victims of crime …

France