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Lawyer: Risks rise as filmmaker's hunger strike hits Day 75

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — The lawyer for a hunger-striking Ukrainian filmmaker who is imprisoned in Russia says the health risks for his client are rising as the protest enters its 75th day.<p>Oleg Sentsov, a vocal opponent of Russia's 2014 annexation of Crimea, was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years for …

Hunger Strike

5 Lessons Most People Learn Way Too Late in Life

It's best to learn these lessons while you're still young.<p><i>"What are the lessons people most often learn too late in life?" originally appeared on Quora--the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.</i><p><b>Answer by Alyssa Satara, co-founder</b> …

Noura in her own words: Teen who killed rapist husband shares her story

Sudanese teenager Noura Hussein, who is on death row for killing her 35-year-old husband, in a case that has sparked international outrage, has spoken out for the first time about her forced marriage, and the rape and struggle that happened when she stabbed him.<p>CNN obtained a first-hand account …

Crime

Minister breaks rank on Northern Ireland Troubles investigations

<b>A defence minister has called for changes to the way the UK government plans to deal with the legacy of the Troubles in Northern Ireland.</b><p>Tobias Ellwood said a consultation should include a statute of limitations preventing the prosecution of former soldiers for historic offences.<p>There is no such …

The three levels of self-awareness you need to hit before you know yourself

Self-awareness is like great sex: everyone thinks they have a ton of it, but in reality no one knows what the fuck they’re doing.<p>The fact is that the majority of our thoughts and actions are on autopilot. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing either. Our habits, routines, impulses, and reactions carry …

Self-help

Steve Jobs' secret for eliciting questions, overheard at a San Francisco café

Last month I was enjoying the remarkably good crab cake and poached eggs at Just for You Café in San Francisco's Dogpatch neighborhood, when I overheard a mentoring session taking place at the next table. I recognized the mentor as the famous, 50-something ex-CEO of a household-brand internet …

Leadership

'We are truly sorry': Eta apologises for four decades of deadly violence

Basque separatist group bears ‘direct responsibility’ for deaths of at least 800 people in name of nationhood struggle<p>The Basque terrorist group Eta, which killed more than 800 people during its four-decade armed campaign, has apologised for the suffering it caused and asked for the forgiveness of …

Separatism

Isis follower tried to create jihadist child army in east London

Umar Haque found guilty of attempting to radicalise children at Ripple Road mosque<p>A dangerous extremist who attempted to build an army of child jihadists by radicalising pupils has been convicted of a range of terrorism offences.<p>Umar Haque, 25, taught an Islamic studies class despite having no …

‘End of the World Atlas’ Reveals Future Human-Nature Conflicts

The world is rapidly becoming more urban, but as cities grow in size, their impact on Earth’s biodiversity grows in step. As a new mapping effort led …

Want More Courage? Follow Elon Musk's 3 Rules Every Day

Elon Musk shows that the biggest risk you can take in life and business is not taking a risk.<p>Throughout history we tend to remember bold thinkers. Try changing the world while being un-bold. Elon Musk revels in thinking big, from inventing the most exciting car company of the 21st century (Tesla) …

Olivier Assayas and More French Directors Share Their Best Tips for Your First Day of Filming — Watch

Don't know what to do on your first day of filming? Follow these tips from five of the best French filmmakers working today.<p>Day one on set of your …

Filmmaking

That brutal, bizarre Chicago murder case began with sex and suicide fantasies, prosecutors say

On the day of the murder, former Northwestern University microbiology professor Wyndham Lathem rented a car and started driving west, away from his high-rise apartment in Chicago and the bloodied body of his 26-year-old boyfriend, Trenton James Cornell-Duranleau, who had been stabbed 70 times.<p>But …

Crime

The 20 Best Movie Endings of the 21st Century

Shocking plot twists, grand gestures of love, and one enormous spider — these are the movie endings that stay with you forever.<p>A movie is only as …

Nicole Kidman

How to buy the new bitcoin cash after the split of the popular cryptocurrency

Yesterday bitcoin split into two cryptocurrencies: bitcoin and “bitcoin cash.” The new cryptocurrency is trading at around $600 per unit today, or about 20% of the value of a bitcoin. The market value of all bitcoin cash in circulation is $7.8 billion, to bitcoin’s $44.4 billion.<p>One way to get …

Cryptocurrency

SIGAR questions millions spent in Afghanistan

A new quarterly report published by the Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR) shows the US has failed to account for hundreds of millions of dollars it spent on propping up the Afghan government, while the value of opium production in the country has doubled in a year.<p>The …

Bitcoin Just Avoided a Massive Breakup, But It's Getting a Little One Instead

The Bitcoin community has finally done what for years seemed impossible, pulling together to approve a software upgrade, known as Segwit2x, intended …

Watchdog group: Defense program gave military equipment to fictitious agency

<b>(CNN) —</b> Sources have told CNN that an extensive investigation by a government watchdog group has found alarming weaknesses in a program within the Department of Defense that turns over excess military equipment like modified M16 assault rifles and night vision goggles to local law enforcement.<p>The …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Army general among Thais convicted of human trafficking

BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai army general was one of dozens of people convicted in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of …

Cryptocurrencies Down 23% for July. Is This the Bottom?

The great digital currency bull run of 2017 came to a screeching halt in early June. Shortly after hitting all-time highs—bitcoin broke $3,000 and …

No Justice, ‘No Value’ for Women in a Lawless Afghan Province

There are three versions of how Tabaruk, a mother of six, died this spring during a journey through treacherous snow-covered mountains in Afghanistan.<p>She and her family had been expelled from their village in Ghor Province because her teenage daughter, Mah Yamsar, was said to have brought dishonor …

Afghanistan

Vulnerability and the Art of Taking Meaningful Portraits

• Work on a freeing idea journal. This can be as structured or as random as you like. I fill mine with inspiration and ideas I get from movies, books, …

Netherlands Partly Liable for 1995 Massacre of Bosnian Muslim Men, Court Rules

A Dutch court ruled on Tuesday that the government was partly liable for the deaths of about 350 Muslim men in 1995 in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica, the site of Europe’s worst mass murder since World War II.<p>The court largely upheld a landmark 2014 judgment that found the Netherlands liable in the …

Here's What Scientists Mean When They Say the Universe Could Be a Giant Hologram

The Holographic Universe<p>For decades now, scientists have been investigating the possibility that our Universe is, or once was, a giant hologram, …

Gentlemen’s Club

Traditional photographic and media coverage of prostitution has focused on only one half of the business. If aliens came to earth and tried to understand what prostitution is about, they would believe it is a business based on naked women staying in dirty rooms.<p>With my series “Gentlemen’s Club,” I …

DNA from exhumed body of priest could solve cold-case murder of nun

<b>(CNN) —</b> The exhumation of a Catholic priest's body by Baltimore County Police could hold the key to solving the 47-year-old cold case of a murdered nun.<p>On February 28, police opened the grave of Rev. A. Joseph Maskell after securing an order from the state's attorney, according to Elise Armacost, …

Engaged Doctors Found Brutally Slain in Boston Penthouse Apartment

Two engaged doctors were found brutally slain — reportedly with their throats slit — in their penthouse apartment in Boston, officials said Sunday.<p>The Boston Police Department said they were responding to a call of a suspect with a gun at a luxury condominium in South Boston on Friday night when a …

The FBI translator who went rogue and married an ISIS terrorist

An FBI translator with a top-secret security clearance traveled to Syria in 2014 and married a key ISIS operative she had been assigned to investigate, CNN has learned.<p>The rogue employee, Daniela Greene, lied to the FBI about where she was going and warned her new husband he was under …

Growing row in Italy over claims of NGOs colluding with smugglers

There is growing controversy in Italy over claims that some NGOs involved in the rescue of migrants at sea have been colluding with Libyan people smugglers.<p>Italy’s justice minister slammed the claims as “lies” and the Sicilian prosecutor behind the accusations has been called before the High …

This Photographer Turns Abandoned Spaces Into Dark Fairy Tales

Photographing abandoned spaces has exploded in popularity in recent years. For photographer Karen Jerzyk, however, finding those spaces is only the …