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Thai junta pressures Facebook, Line to censor online posts

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand’s military government will try to persuade media companies Facebook and Line to comply with court orders to remove content it considers harmful to peace and order, a senior official said Sunday.<p>A Facebook logo is displayed on the side of a tour bus in New York's …

Terror in Paris 2015 - the January attack

Project info<p>From January 7th to January 9th 2015, 17 people were killed in terror attacks on the satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo and a kosher grocery store in Paris, France. An al-Qaeda affiliate in Yemen claimed responsibility on the attacks that according to them had been planned for years. …

The very first war photography was staged

The Crimean War<p>The first major conflict to ever be photographed<p>In the 1850s, the Crimean War emerged from a dispute over the rights of Christian …

World History

North Korea nuclear bomb test: 7 key questions answered

<b>(CNN) —</b> North Korea's announcement that it successfully conducted a hydrogen bomb test caught the world by surprise -- and raised a slew of questions about what this disturbing development means.<p>Here are the answers to seven key questions:<p>What's the difference between an H-bomb and an atomic bomb?<p>A …

The Nation He Built

A POLITICO review of Barack Obama’s domestic policy legacy—and the changes he made while nobody was paying attention.<p><b>On March 23, 2010, President Barack</b> <b>Obama</b> signed the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, the 906-page health care reform law known as Obamacare. It was, as a live microphone …

Properties need to be waterproofed against flooding, Environment Agency warns – audio

Properties at risk of flooding need to be waterproofed in a complete rethink of the UK’s flood defences, warns the Environment Agency. Speaking on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme, deputy chief executive David Rooke says increasing resilience and improving warning systems are vital in the face of …

Brent crude price stumbles as Iran raises stakes in oil price war

Iran is aiming to cut prices and increase oil exports when sanctions are lifted early next year.<p>Brent crude moved sharply lower on the first days trading after Christmas as Iran vowed to cut prices and boost production in a global market that is already swamped by oversupply.<p>The price of oil due …

Saudi Arabia unveils record deficit as it succumbs to oil price rout

Government releases new spending plans after oil price collapse delivers blow to revenues<p>A brutal sell-off in oil prices has forced Saudi Arabia’s government to post the largest budget deficit in its history, as the state’s revenues have crumbled.<p>The country’s deficit rose to 367bn riyals (£66bn), …

Sultan of Brunei bans Christmas 'because it could damage faith of Muslims'

Tiny conservative nation on Borneo warns citizens that putting up festive decorations or singing carols could threaten the country's Muslim faith<p>Brunei has banned public celebrations of Christmas, warning that putting up festive decorations or singing carols could threaten the country's Muslim …

Watch Michelle Obama Rap in a New Video for College Humor

First Lady Michelle Obama and <i>Saturday Night Live</i> cast member Jay Pharaoh teamed up to rap about why high school seniors should go to college in a new …

Nobel Prizes Awarded: Pictures

Ethical Question: Should a Self-Driving Car Kill You to Save Other People?

(Photo: Roman Boed)<p>This is absolutely fascinating!<p>The classical ethical dilemma goes something like this:<p>A train is about to crash into a bus full of …

Finland is considering giving every citizen €800 a month

Proposals for a national basic income are intended to simplify the social security system and encourage more unemployed people to take on temporary work<p>Authorities in Finland are considering giving every citizen a tax-free payout of €800 (£576) each month.<p>Under proposals being draw up by the …

Income Inequality

The American Nationalism Problem

America has a nationalism problem. The U.S. has been described as the melting pot, a nation of immigrants and the Land of Opportunity. Indeed, the story we tell ourselves is that the American identity is rooted not in place, but in the acceptance of a common set of ideals, irrespective of race, …

Our obsession with global warming will cost us dear

Amber Rudd has set out a plan to switch from coal to gas generation, but first she has to persuade the industry to finance the huge cost<p>It was the long held ambition of Mervyn King, former Governor of the Bank of England, to make monetary policy decisions “boring and predictable”.<p>The Global …

Amber Rudd

8 Physical Risks Of Too Much Screen Time

'Cyber sickness' isn't part of your phone plan, is it?<p>Even though we're bigger and stronger than our smartphones, misuse can lead to physical strains and discomfort.<p>The dangers of excessive screen time that we hear about most often relate to happiness, relationships and self-worth; it's rare to …

Gear & Gadgets

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Michael Jackson's "Smooth Criminal" on a Barrel Organ

(Video Link)<p>A barrel organ is a musical instrument that combines the best features of a pipe organ and a mechanical music box. As the operator turns …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Hungary gave its army the right to use weapons, such as tear gas and rubber bullets, against migrants in a "nonlethal way, unless it cannot be avoided."<p><b>2.</b> Apple plans to release its first car in 2019, according to a report from The Wall Street Journal.<p><b>3</b>. The US Department of Justice has launched …

Scott Walker

Job Seekers: How To Banish Those Job Interview Jitters

<i>Reader:</i> I get incredible anxiety before and during job interviews. I don’t know why this happens, it just does. Sometimes during interviews my mind goes blank and I don’t know what to say. At other times, I talk so much that I end up talking my way out of the job, because of my rambling. What can I …

Intimate Portraits of Survivors In Places Where Love is Illegal

In countries where being gay is illegal, LGBTQ couples resist the hate they face with love and resilience.<p><i>Photographer Robin Hammond has spent his career documenting human rights issues. His recent project, “Where Love is Illegal,” takes an in-depth look at abuse and intolerance faced by LGBTQI</i> …

How Long Is Too Long At One Job?

Dear Liz,<p>I am hitting 45 this year and it’s a milestone, but I worry a bit about my career path. I’ve been in my job for nine years. I don’t know a lot of people who have stayed in one role that long. I applied for one internal transfer in my company but I didn’t get it and I haven’t taken any …

How to Photograph a Person from Below and Create a Flattering Image

Model: Asta Peredes<p>One of the things that every portrait photographer is taught when starting out is that you should never photograph a person from …

The Week in Review: Greek Debt Crisis Dominates

On Tuesday, after shutting down all of its banks, Greece defaulted on a payment to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), marking the first time a developed country had done so. The day also marked the end of Greece’s ongoing bailout, with the IMF and other eurozone countries demanding economic …

Europe

When Maps Lie

Tips from a geographer on how to avoid being fooled.<p>Maps are big these days. Blogs and news sites (including this one) frequently post maps and those maps often go viral—40 maps that explain the world, the favorite TV shows of each U.S. state, and so on. They’re all over Facebook, Twitter, and …

Maps

How fashion is courting the Muslim pound

With Ramadan set to start next week, it’s not uncommon for supermarket chains to lay out special spreads in the lead-up to the holy month of fasting, briefly converting what was once the “world foods” aisle into a haven of two-for-one bottles of Rubicon and half-price chapatti flour. But …

Marks & Spencer