Josefine Glauder

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The Sunni Rebellion In Iraq

After independence this imperial construction continued to be imposed by despots and dictators. Today it is falling apart (see page 55). At its heart, in Iraq, a Sunni rebellion is boiling. In the past ten days the jihadists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) in league with large …

Report: Thousands flee Syria rebel clashes

At least 60,000 people have fled towns in the Deir Ezzor province in eastern Syria which has been the scene of fierce clashes between rival rebel groups, opposition activists say.<p>The al-Qaeda affiliated al-Nusra Front have been battling the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for four days …

Gravitational waves discovery: 'We have a first tantalising glimpse of the cosmic birth pangs'

The sighting came from a small telescope on the roof of a laboratory sat on the ice sheet three quarters of a mile from the geographic South Pole. First came the rumours. But then researchers at the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics went public. Their telescope had spotted indirect …

Islamic law is adopted by British legal chiefs

Solicitors told how to draw up Sharia-style wills penalising widows and non-believers<p>Islamic law is to be effectively enshrined in the British legal system for the first time under guidelines for solicitors on drawing up “Sharia compliant” wills.<p>Under ground-breaking guidance, produced by The Law …

Indonesia's forest fires feed 'brown cloud' of pollution choking Asia's cities

High above the vast Indonesian island of Sumatra, satellites identify hundreds of plumes of smoke drifting over the oil palm plantations and rainforests. They look harmless as the monsoon winds sweep them north and east towards Singapore, Malaysia and deep into Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. But at …

Japan hit by 6.3-magnitude earthquake

Earthquake off southern Japanese damages buildings and injures at least 17 people but no fatalities reported<p>A strong 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck off southern Japan early on Friday injuring 17 people as officials warned residents to be alert to the danger of landslides following the tremor.<p>There …

Associated Press News

Indian editor charged with rape and sexual abuse

Indian police have charged Tarun Tejpal – a high-profile editor of an investigative magazine – with sexually assaulting a female colleague in the lift of a five-star hotel in the resort state of Goa.<p>Under newly expanded Indian laws on women's safety, Tejpal was charged on Monday with rape and …

Associated Press News

Peace talks collapse as Taliban execute 23 Pakistani soldiers

Government negotiators pull out of negotiations due on Monday as politicians condemn latest killings<p>A Pakistan Taliban faction announced the execution of 23 soldiers on Monday, dealing a fresh blow to already dwindling hopes that peace talks might end years of violence.<p>The militant group had been …

North Korea human rights abuses resemble those of the Nazis, says UN inquiry

North Korea's leadership is committing systematic and appalling human rights abuses against its own citizens on a scale unparalleled in the modern world, crimes against humanity with strong resemblances to those committed by the Nazis, a United Nations inquiry has concluded.<p>The UN's commission on …

Panel: N. Korea crimes vs. humanity

A U.N. panel has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and will call for an international criminal investigation, The Associated Press has learned.<p>The report, to be released Monday, is the most authoritative account yet of rights violations by North Korean …

Author Of Book Yanked In India Says Move Has Backfired

We told you earlier today [Friday] about a University of Chicago professor whose book was withdrawn in India after a Hindu group brought a court challenge against the publisher, Penguin Books, India.<p>The book in question is Wendy Doniger's <i>The Hindus: An Alternative History</i>. The Shiksha Bachao …

Christian threats force Muslim convoy to turn back in CAR exodus

Thousands of Muslims tried to flee the capital of the Central African Republic (CAR) on Friday, only for their mass convoy of cars and trucks to be turned back as crowds of angry Christians taunted: "We're going to kill you all."<p>The drama unfolded as Amnesty International said it had uncovered …

US, China promise closer cooperation on climate change

The United States and China promised Saturday to cooperate more closely in combatting climate change following a visit to Beijing by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry.<p>In a joint statement, the two governments said they have agreed on steps to carry out commitments to curb output of greenhouse …

World Press Awards: 2013’s Best Pictures (Photos)

From the wrath of Syria’s civil war to the cruel reality of American domestic abuse, a look at the winning entries in the worldwide photo …

Lebanon's Hariri vows to confront Sunni radicals

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Leading Lebanese politician Saad al-Hariri vowed on Friday to tackle sectarian radicalism in his Sunni sect but said Shi'ite Hezbollah must end its involvement in Syria if Lebanon is to avoid being drawn into a "sectarian holocaust".<p>Citing the example set by his father Rafik …

Middle East

Military Scientists Developing Pizza That Stays Fresh for Up to Three Years

Researchers at a U.S. military lab are getting closer to perfecting what some call “the holy grail” of food prepared for soldiers: a pizza that stays …

Number of chemicals linked to autism and other disorders doubled in past 7 years, study shows

The number of industrial chemicals with known links to neurodevelopmental disabilities like autism has more than doubled in the past seven years, according to new research published in <i>The Lancet Neurology</i>.<p>As rates of autism and attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) increase worldwide, …

Lifestyle - Mens Health, Career, and Relationship Advice

A man, a racket, and the medium he was made for.<p>Now's the time to snag a new mattress or upgrade your summer style.<p>Here are the tricks and tools you need in the kitchen to tackle fresh produce.<p>Pack your bags, folks. We're moving north.<p>For Sunday Goods, a little more legislative sunlight could …

What Americans Don't Know About Science

On a recent survey, just 74 percent of Americans said that the Earth revolves around the sun.<p>Every two years, the National Science Foundation releases a report on the state of science in the U.S. and around the world. It includes survey data for how Americans answer basic scientific questions such …

Three people killed as storms continue to batter southern UK

Three people have died as strong winds, heavy rain and huge waves battered southern Britain overnight, aggravating the problems already caused by widespread storms and flooding.<p>A cruise ship passenger died after 80mph winds whipped up freak waves in the English Channel and a woman was killed when …

Egypt 'has detained thousands on dubious charges since Mohammed Morsi overthrown'

Egyptian children as young as 14 facing routine abuse in custody in the seven months since overthrow of Mohammed Morsi, Amnesty International report finds<p>Crammed into a suffocating prison cell, forced to eat cockroach-riddled food and only allowed outside for five minutes at a time, Heba would have …

Flood Of Gay Marriage Cases Releasing Stream Of Federal Rulings

A federal judge in Virginia struck down that state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage this week. It's just the latest in a string of similar rulings in conservative states, and it indicates that the strategy for winning marriage equality in federal courts is moving faster than many had …

Toronto child-porn investigation leads to major political scandal in Germany

A child-pornography investigation that began in Toronto is behind a major political scandal in Germany, forcing the resignation of two prominent federal politicians, including a senior cabinet minister of Chancellor Angela Merkel's coalition government.<p>Agriculture Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich …

Ugandan president condemned after passing anti-gay law

Rights campaigners and health professionals have condemned Uganda's president after he said he would approve controversial anti-homosexuality laws based on the advice of "medical experts".<p>Yoweri Museveni told members of his governing party he would sign the bill – prescribing life imprisonment for …