Joseph Coburn

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World faces worst humanitarian crisis since 1945, says UN official

The world faces the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second world war with more than 20 million people in four countries facing starvation and famine, a senior United Nations official has warned.<p>Without collective and coordinated global efforts, “people will simply starve to death” …

Africa

US actor Ashton Kutcher urges end to child sexual exploitation

<b>Actor and human rights campaigner Ashton Kutcher has urged US lawmakers to support efforts to help bring an end to child sexual exploitation.</b><p>At a senate hearing on Wednesday, a visibly emotional Mr Kutcher said it was time for "society and government" to defend the vulnerable.<p>He said that he had …

Indian sailors stranded in Norfolk port by ‘modern-day slavery’

Eventually, Saurabh Saigal could no longer look at his son. “I couldn’t stand it any more. He’s only six and suffers from allergies. When he’s ill I see the suffering in his eyes. Then I avoid talking to him by video link.”<p>For seven months Saigal has been separated from his family in India, …

North Sea

Watch Kendrick Lamar Freestyle Over Kanye West's "So Appalled"

A throwback video has surfaced.<p>Believe it or not, it’s been eight years since 2009 and a lot has happened since then — especially for a then-relatively unknown rapper called Kendrick Lamar. Earlier today, a throwback video from that year has surfaced and it finds Lamar spitting rhymes over Kanye …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Snow White Is A LOTR Sequel: A Mind-Blowing Theory

In 1937, a story involving dwarfs came out which paved the way for its creator to define a large swath of nerd culture and become a household name. …

The Adam Ruins Everything takedown of electric cars is wrong because it's built on lazy research

Electric Vehicles

Going abroad? Skyroam rental vending machines launch in several US airports

I love to travel, but I hate the fact that when I go overseas, I’m often without the Internet for an extended period of time. Roaming is still pretty damn expensive.<p>But thankfully last year I got a Skyroam. This is a portable Wi-Fi hotspot, but one that works in over 100 countries. It allows you …

Airports

Facebook Censors Iconic ‘Napalm Girl’ Photo Because… Nudity

Facebook is being slammed by Norway’s largest newspaper after the social network deleted a post showing the iconic Vietnam War ‘Napalm Girl’ photo …

Bruce Springsteen Talks Throat Surgery, Depression, New Music

Bruce Springsteen delved into his history with depression and troubled relationship with his father, a "nerve-wracking" throat surgery and new music …

Music

Months after #BringBackOurGirls, Boko Haram kidnapped hundreds more children. Local officials kept it quiet.

The children had gone off to school and the traders were still arranging their goods at the village market in the remote fishing town of Damasak when the Islamic fighters swept in, shooting as they pushed straight for the schoolhouses.<p>By the time the<p>Boko Haraminvaders were done, at least 400 people …

Sikh-American Army Officer Wins Ability to Serve With Beard, Turban

In a decision by the U.S. Army Thursday, Capt. Simratpal Singh, a decorated Sikh-American officer and combat veteran, has received a long-term religious accommodation to serve with long hair, a beard, and turban in accordance with his Sikh faith.<p>In December, Singh — a West Point graduate, Army …

Religion

President Obama and Misty Copeland Open Up About Race

When Barack Obama was elected the 44th President of the United States, many saw it as the dawn of a new era of American race relations. During his …

The US keeps deporting its own citizens

Instead, immigration officials ordered the facility to detain him another year and then transferred him to an immigrant detention center in Houston, where it held him for another six months.<p>"It was pretty bad, the only thing I had in my mind was being deported and what would happen to me because of …

Reports: Iran fires missiles marked with ‘Israel must be wiped out’

Iran test-fired two ballistic missiles, one of them with the phrase "Israel should be wiped off the Earth" written on it in Hebrew, Iranian news media reported Wednesday.<p>The country’s semiofficial Fars news agency said the missiles were fired at a target 870 miles away.<p>It came the day after Iran's …

South Asia

Pastor Max Lucado Baffled Over Evangelical Trump Supporters

If you've been following the presidential campaign, you have probably heard some talk about the power of the evangelical vote.<p>Pastor Max Lucado is a prominent evangelical pastor and a prolific best-selling writer who almost never writes about politics. And that's one reason millions found a recent …

Donald Trump

Deep-Sea Audio Recordings Reveal A Noisy Mariana Trench, Surprising Scientists

Anyone looking for a little peace and quiet on this Earth might think they'd find some at the bottom of the ocean. They'd be wrong. And so were researchers who didn't expect to hear much when they dropped a microphone 6 miles down into the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean.<p>The results surprised …

Pacific Ocean

Steam's Latest Hit Is A Game About Farming And Relationships

I could feel it setting in: the rhythm, comforting as the twang of a slightly out-of-tune guitar. Wake up, clear my field, water my plants, fish for …

Dumping ground and refuge: For those who know how to navigate L.A.’s Skid Row, it can provide community — but crackdowns have made life even harder

<b>Terrence Robinson (Evelyn J. Nieves)</b><p>It’s a familiar story: As Downtown L.A. fills up with the young & beautiful, Skid Row’s down and out get the shaft<p>Evelyn Nieves<p>February 28, 2016 2:30pm (UTC)<p>The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Division station is a brown brick fortress that consumes an …

Iran election: Reformist sweep of Tehran seats a boost for moderate President Rouhani

Reformists and moderates swept all 30 parliamentary seats in the Iranian capital, according to unofficial election results announced Sunday, marking a resounding vote of confidence for President<p>Hassan Rouhani.<p>While state television reported that conservative candidates were leading in other parts …

South Asia

Nintendo NX and New Zelda Launching This Year, Newly Substantiated Rumor Says

At the start of the week, someone on NeoGAF with the username Trevelyan9999 said they heard from a "verified source" at Nintendo that the company's mysterious NX console will launch this year alongside the new Legend of Zelda game. According to this person, who claims to have been shown an …

Retrogaming

New At Mobile World Congress: You're One Small Device Away From A Smarter Car

One of the world’s largest consumer electronics brands is getting into the car business. To a packed theater at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress, Samsung revealed its groundbreaking solution for the connected car: Samsung Connect Auto.<p>The new platform operates on Samsung’s Tizen OS and boasts LTE …

'Son of Saul' is a terrifying glimpse inside Auschwitz-Birkenau

With the Oscars just a few weeks away, it may be time to catch up with "Son of Saul." One of the favorites to take the foreign language film award, it is a remarkable piece of cinema that demands to be seen whether it wins or not.<p>A drama set in Auschwitz-Birkenau in 1944, "Son of Saul" is an …

Country's Jesus-and-partying crew cheapen both the faith and the music

The tension between hard partying and a yearning for piety has remained a common thread in country music for decades – but religious angst has been replaced by bland tokenism<p>There’s an old adage that’s popular among Christian pastors: “If you’re going to sin, sin boldly.” The saying is, in fact, a …

Country Music

Star Wars Han Solo Spin-Off Short-Lists Miles Teller, Ansel Elgort, Dave Franco, and More

Do any of these actors scream “young Harrison Ford” to you?<p>The <i>Star Wars</i> franchise is edging closer to finding the right actor to fill out a young Han Solo’s daringly tight pants in the upcoming spin-off from directors <b>Phil Lord</b> and <b>Chris Miller</b>. Starting from a pool of over 2,500 actors, Lucasfilm …

Movies

Supreme Court conservatives appear ready to overturn mandatory union fees

The Supreme Court sounded ready Monday to deal a severe blow to public employee unions by striking down laws that require all workers to help pay for collective bargaining.<p>In its tone and questioning, the argument resembled more of a congressional hearing at which Republicans took one position, …

Employment

The mistake we all make... and the simple experiment that reveals it

A simple experiment questioning people’s response to a picture reveals a common error that hampers our decision making. In an extract from his new book, psychologist Richard Nisbett reveals the ‘mindware’ to help us think smarter<p>Bill Gates is the richest person in the world. At the age of 19, he …

Psychology

Iran accused of sentencing dead man to death to cover up torture

Mohammad Ali Taheri, an Iranian faith healer, reportedly died in prison and was then sentenced to death to cover it up<p>Supporters of an Iranian faith healer who was jailed for blasphemy and "touching the wrists of female patients" have accused the country's government of posthumously sentencing him …

Israel jails two Jewish extremists for six months without charge

Israel has imprisoned two high-profile ultranationalists for six months without charge and arrested additional suspects in West Bank settlement outposts, security authorities have said.<p>The crackdown on Jewish extremists follows the firebombing of a Palestinian home in the West Bank last month that …

Israel

Who is killing the bloggers of Bangladesh?

He is the fourth man of his kind to be hacked to death in the past six months in Bangladesh.<p>The reason he was targeted? He wrote a blog.<p>Niloy Chatterjee was born into a Hindu family. He studied philosophy and was an atheist, writing under the pen name Niloy Neel.<p>"He criticized Islam, Buddhism and …

Pebble Time review: the simple but effective answer to Apple Watch

Pebble’s latest crowdfunding success story doesn’t try too hard, reaping the benefits of a focus on functionality, notifications and battery life<p>Pebble Time is the latest smartwatch crowdfunding success story, having broken records by hitting $2m in 58 minutes and ultimately raising more than $20m. …

Wearable Tech