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Brussels wants you to make internet calls to random locals

Brussels is having a tough time lately. While it's the effective capital of the European Union and famous for its street art, the combination of terrorism fears and an economic slump has kept the tourists away. The Belgian city has a clever solution for that, however: calling random people on the …

French law to force supermarkets to donate unsold food

French MPs on Thursday voted unanimously in favour of a new law that will outlaw the destruction of unsold food products, forcing large supermarkets instead to donate them to charities or for use on farms.<p>"It's scandalous to see bleach being poured into supermarket dustbins along with edible food," …

At Cannes, One Devastating “Arm-Twister” Movie You Absolutely Have to See

Jordan Hoffman reviews Son of Saul, Les Anarchistes, and Afterthought from the Cannes Film Festival.<p>I like to call them arm-twisters. Movies you know you <i>should</i> see, but are afraid. This is different from the so-called “cultural vegetable,” a silly notion that some art is “hard” and it takes too …

Ucas Media made young applicants feel obliged to let it use their information for commercial purposes, Information Commissioner’s Office rules<p>The universities admissions service, Ucas, broke data protection rules when it signed up teenagers to receive adverts about mobile phones, energy drinks and …

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16 Gluten-Free and Paleo Easter Brunch Recipe Ideas Everyone Will Love

Holiday entertaining doesn’t have to be a pain when it comes to special diets. Nowadays there are plenty of delicious options out there that <i>everyone</i> can safely enjoy stuffing their faces with. These 16 naturally gluten-free (and sometimes paleo) recipes are perfect for Easter brunch and beyond. …

9 Protein Pancake Recipes That Prove You’re Doing Breakfast All Wrong

There’s something so comforting about pancakes, but they're usually reserved for Sunday mornings... and that's it. We want to change that, and these …

How one of the world’s largest railways is using technology to reinvent itself

With a track length of 116,000 kilometre and 23 million daily passengers (pdf), India has one of the world’s largest railway networks. But this massive enterprise is bleeding money and in urgent need of reforms.<p>And in an attempt to fix the mess, India’s railway minister Suresh Prabhu is banking on …

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UK hostage's wife begs ISIS to let him go

The wife of British hostage Alan Henning pleaded Saturday with ISIS to release him, describing her husband as a "peaceful, selfless man" who was only in Syria to help people in need.<p>"I cannot see how it could assist any state's cause to allow the world to see a man like Alan dying," Barbara Henning …

Climate Change 2014: UN Climate Summit In New York Comes At Critical Point In Fight To Reduce Emissions

For residents of the Marshall Islands, normal life is disappearing. The Pacific Ocean’s encroaching waters are wiping away beaches and poisoning …

Detroit's Downturn Visualized in Google Street View Images

Detroit declared bankruptcy last year and parts of the city are suffering severely from its economic decline. These changes are clearly illustrated by GooBing Detroit, a Tumblr blog that compares images from Google’s Street View Time Machine feature to show how houses and neighborhoods have …

How the boss of a popular phone app got the idea

<b>Inspiration for a successful business idea can come from anywhere, but for Jermaine Hagan, it was very much the result of personal need.</b><p>Back in his final year at university, the Londoner found that he had little time for revising, or even going to lectures in the first place.<p>This was because Mr …

European Online Education Startup, iversity, Gets ~500k Course Sign-Ups In First 4-Months

iversity, a Berlin-based MOOCs platform that’s hoping to become the Coursera of Europe, has managed to pull in nearly 500,000 course sign-ups in the four months since its first massively open online courses went live.<p>iversity launched its first batch of 24 course in mid-October — noting at the time …

The best free things to do in New York

Expert guide to New York<p>New York city has a reputation for being pricey. And deservedly so. But there are a legion of fun, free things to do too. Here are the best free things to do for solo travelers, children, couples, and families, from free ferry trips to Staten Island (where views over …

The best free things to do in Amsterdam

A trip to Amsterdam need not squeeze on the wallet; the city is full of fantastic things to do free of charge. From whiling away time in a secret garden and wandering boat-speckled canals to exploring Amsterdam's trendiest district, Telegraph Travel's Amsterdam expert, Rodney Bolt gives his top …