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Pine Forest Cabin achieves beautiful modern design on a budget

Building on a budget doesn’t have to mean sacrificing aesthetics, as evidenced by Washington-based Prentiss Balance Wickline Architects’ Pine Forest …

Architecture

Why do women live longer than men?

All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.<p>As soon as I was born, I was already destined to die earlier than half the babies in my maternity ward – a curse that I can do little to avoid. The reason? My sex. …

Newcastle University

Srebrenica massacre marked by Westminster Abbey service

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1178000/1178471_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524772769_a769f353e20a95c890664beff53db374<p><b>Thousands of men and boys killed in the Srebrenica genocide 20 years ago have been remembered at a service at Westminster Abbey.</b><p>About 2,000 guests, …

Philip Hammond

Supreme Court OKs use of controversial sedative in executions

The<p>Supreme Courtcleared the way Monday for Oklahoma to continue using a lethal drug cocktail for executions, but, in a surprising dissent, two liberal justices opened the door to what could become a historic challenge to the death penalty itself.<p>By a 5-4 vote, the court's conservative justices gave …

Pew Research Center

Cat stationmaster Tama mourned in Japan and elevated as goddess

The calico cat was appointed stationmaster at the Kishi station in western Japan in 2007 and died early last week. Now she has been mourned by company officials<p>Tama the stationmaster, Japan's feline star of a struggling local railway, was mourned by company officials and fans and elevated into a …

Japan

ISIS fighter was trained by State Department

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> An ISIS fighter who calls for jihad in a new online video was trained in counterterrorism tactics on American soil, in a program run by the United States, officials tell CNN.<p>The video features a former police commander from Tajikistan named Col. Gulmurod Khalimov. He appears in …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Isil 'help desk' gives online training in how to avoid being spied on

Jihadists, including members and supporters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, have formed online ‘help desks’ to teach their comrades safe practice, and develop their own secure comms, a study has found<p>As they harness the power of the Internet to arrange the movement of foreign fighters …

Counterterrorism

Opec under siege as Isil threatens world's oil lifeline

As the bloc’s 12 oil ministers meet in Vienna, the march of Isil jihadists in the Middle East is putting Iran and Saudi Arabia on a collision course with explosive consequences<p>Thick black smoke rising from the Baiji oil refinery could be seen as a dirty smudge on the horizon as far away as Baghdad …

Tense standoff outside US mosque over cartoon protest

Anti-Islam protesters – some of them heavily armed – faced off against religious rights demonstrators outside a US mosque on Friday, in a tense but peaceful standoff<p>A heavy police presence headed off serious trouble at an anti-Islam protest outside a mosque in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday.<p>Hundreds of …

Mohammed cartoon contest: Protest held outside Phoenix mosque

<b>Phoenix (CNN) —</b> Protesters at Friday's "Freedom of Speech" rally outside a Phoenix mosque were met by counterprotesters.<p>The two groups lined both sides of the street in front of the Islamic Community Center of Phoenix and yelled at each other, with a line of police officers standing in the middle …

Islamic Law

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1</b><b>.</b> FIFA president Sepp Blatter on Friday is expected to be reelected for his fifth term amid a corruption scandal that involved the arrest of several senior football executives during a dawn raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich on Wednesday.<p><b>2.</b> Russia is reportedly amassing soldiers and unmarked tanks …

Uber

Skyping with the enemy: I went undercover as a jihadi girlfriend

It was 10 o’clock on a Friday night in spring 2014 and I was sitting on the sofa in my one-bed Paris apartment when I received a message from a French terrorist based in Syria: “Salaam alaikum, sister. I see you watched my video. It’s gone viral – crazy! Are you Muslim? What do you think about …

Swimming Pools

Report: Islam fastest-growing major faith in coming decades

NEW YORK (AP) — A new study says Islam is expected to be the fastest-growing religion worldwide in the next four decades.<p>The report released Thursday …

Religion

The 10 Tallest Skyscrapers Of The Future

The first megatall tower — a building that soars over 2,000 feet into the air — opened ten years ago, according to Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH). It was the Burj Khalifa, and it set astounding records at 2,722 feet tall or over half a mile high.<p>But come 2018, a new building …