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Turkey jails six journalists for life - CNN Video

A Turkish court sentenced six journalists and other media professionals to life in prison, Turkey's Anadolu state news agency reported. The six were all sentenced for being associated with the movement of US-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen.

Journalism

Underpaid Venezuelans skipping out on work to make ends meet

next<p>prev<p>On many days, Ramon Medina has no choice but to skip work to make ends meet.<p>Like around half of Venezuelans, he earns the minimum wage — the equivalent of around $3 a month — so whenever his cellphone buzzes with a tip, he sneaks away from his job as a hospital orderly for the chance of …

3M to pay $850 million to settle suit over chemical disposal

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — 3M Co. has agreed to pay the state of Minnesota $850 million to settle a major case alleging the manufacturer damaged natural …

Afghanistan's ArtLords daub walls with messages of defiance, hope

Activists in Afghanistan are speaking out against corruption and spreading messages of peace and social justice with murals, many painted on concrete …

Pakistan

'Black Panther' is more than just a superhero movie

In the racially charged America of the Donald Trump era, even a superhero movie can become a flashpoint.<p>When “Black Panther” hit the silver screens this weekend, it shattered expectations and became the fifth highest-grossing debut film, following only "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," ''Star Wars: …

Black Panther

Mines Linked to Child Labor Are Thriving in Rush for Car Batteries

The appetite for electric cars is driving a boom in small-scale cobalt production in the Democratic Republic of Congo, where some mines have been …

artisanal

Look Inside the World’s Coldest City

A photographer went to all the most extreme places.<p>Earth’s highest city, its most crowded city, its most polluted city: Geneva-based photographer Steeve Iuncker sought them out. For a project Iuncker calls Villes Extrêmes—Extreme Cities—he wanted to photograph ordinary life in cities that set …

Vegetables

Afghan Pedophiles Get Free Pass From U.S. Military, Report Says

On 5,753 occasions from 2010 to 2016, the United States military reported accusations of “gross human rights abuses” by the Afghan military, including many examples of child sexual abuse. If true, American law required military aid to be cut off to the offending unit.<p>Not once did that happen.<p>That …

The Physics of Kung Fu Brought to Life Through Motion Capture Visualizations | Colossal

<p>We’ve all seen exaggerated depictions of kung fu in movies or maybe a demonstration by a practitioner in real life, but German digital artist Tobias …

Martial Arts

The Herero and Nama Genocide in Namibia

Bismarck assembled leaders of Europe countries and the USA in 1884-5 for what is now known as the Berlin Conference, to settle disputes about the …

Four Scientifically Proven Habits Of Powerful Presenters

There’s no shortage of speaking tips out there, but scientists are now figuring out how best to combine them.<p>What makes someone a great presenter? Why do some speakers seem to effortlessly captivate their audiences, while others struggle just to keep them awake? It turns out that scientists have …

Meet the Kickboxing Expert Teaching Muslim Women to Defend Themselves from Racist Attackers

With Islamophobic hate crimes up 70 percent in London according to one recent police stat, Khadijah Safari is helping Muslim women fight back.<p>"The last thing people think I've got in my bag is a load of boxing gloves," says Khadijah Safari. The 5'4" hijabi Muay Thai boxing instructor is struggling …

Muslim Women

Why your brain likes it when you multi-task

We’re told that multi-tasking can leave us with an attention deficit and make us less effective. BBC Future investigates.<p>We all know the feeling. You’re in a noisy office trying to concentrate. Your computer screen shows you have eight different websites open, along with two email accounts, three …

Time Management

Cervical Cancer Survivor, 24, Describes Symptoms On Facebook To Help Other Young Women

A cervical cancer survivor is warning other women about symptoms of the disease after she was diagnosed at just 24 years old.<p>Heather Keating wrote on …

17 beautiful images of Afghanistan by Steve McCurry

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3 Ways to Push Past Procrastination

There will always be duties and projects that you want to put off. Learning how to work through them without procrastinating (as much) is a powerful tool to lower your daily stress. Here are three tips for resisting the temptation of procrastination and keeping your goals in sight:<p><b>1. Recognize your</b> …

4 Habits To Nix Morning Stress

Do your mornings suck? If mornings at your house resemble Filene's Running of the Brides or Black Friday morning, then it's time to get a handle on it. The best news is that you can. No matter how crazy our mornings, we can all instill a little sanity -- and create a positive feedback loop for the …

Decision looms for Army sergeant who protected Afghan boy

A decorated Army sergeant who protected an Afghan boy from a child molester could find out any day whether his actions will end his career in the military.<p>Sgt. First Class Charles Martland, a Green Beret with an 11-year Special Forces career, was stationed in Afghanistan in 2011 when the boy's …

One Weird Trick That Makes a Novel Addictive

In January, Adelle Waldman wrote an excellent essay for the New Yorker’s Page Turner blog called “The Ideal Marriage, According to Novels.” In it, …

this feminist photo gallery is reclaiming cute

Ashley Armitage, the photographer behind the Instagram account @ladyist, discusses her next project, an intersectional online space showcasing the work of her friends.<p>You may recognise Seattle-based photographer Ashley Armitage as the lady behind @ladyist, a pastel-perfect Instagram account …

US to deploy hundreds of troops in Afghanistan to thwart Taliban

Hundreds of additional US troops are slated to deploy to a volatile province in Afghanistan to bolster the local military against a resurgent Taliban, the Guardian has learned.<p>By month’s end, a force described as battalion-strength, consisting of mostly army soldiers, will arrive in Helmand …

Afghanistan

17 Quotes That Will Inspire You To Do What You Love

The older we get, the more we tend to become "realistic". After 20, 30, 40 or more years being told by society what you can and can’t do, what you …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 2 – The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion (2005)

No 1 in this series considered the possibility of humanity’s imminent doom from the broadest global perspective. With No 2, the focus shifts into a narrower frame that’s cooler, more intimate and deeply personal. In December 2003, as an acute, lifelong reporter of her inner states, Joan Didion was …

Literature

Meteorite Killed Man at Indian College, Says Chief Minister

By<p>Aditi Malhotra<p>Aditi Malhotra<p>The Wall Street Journal<p>Biography<p>@A4iti<p>aditi91<p>Google+<p>aditi.malhotra@wsj.com<p>A man was killed and three others were injured Saturday in what authorities said was a meteorite strike at a college campus in the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.<p>An unidentified object left …

Tamil Nadu

Mosques across UK open doors to public

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1225000/1225061_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524656081_95a688a9b434e194c6fa13d670319b16<p><b>More than 90 mosques across the UK have opened their doors to visitors to allow Muslims to "explain their faith beyond the hostile headlines".</b><p>The Muslim …

Here's how long a person can survive without water

At least 60% of the adult body is made of it, and every living cell in the body needs it to keep functioning. Water acts as a lubricant for our joints, regulates our body temperature through sweating and respiration, and helps to flush waste.<p>Unlike food, the maximum time an individual can go …

US military abuse scandal: Pentagon releases 198 prisoner photos

<b>Nearly 200 photographs linked to allegations of abuse by the US military in Iraq and Afghanistan over a decade ago have been released by the Pentagon.</b><p>The photos were released in response to a freedom of information request by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).<p>The images show mainly bruises …

Inside Bab al-Salam refugee camp – in pictures

Tens of thousands of Syrians have fled fighting around Aleppo and made their way to the Turkish border. Photographer Bulent Kilic is at the makeshift camp documenting the plight of the refugees.

Middle East

These Twisted Vintage Portraits Were Made Before Photoshop

Long before the selfie craze, Frédéric Fontenoy was photographing self-portraits that will make your skin crawl.<p>Adobe Photoshop dropped in 1988, initiating the era of doubt and disbelief in photography. That same year, French artist Frédéric Fontenoy was capturing a set of images unbelievable in …