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Wisconsin fraternity suspended after reports of racism | Reuters

(Reuters) - A fraternity has been suspended on University of Wisconsin’s flagship campus after a member reported that the organization created an environment that breeds discrimination and racial insensitivity, the school said.<p>The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter on the university’s Madison campus has …

Crime

Afghanistan Taliban: Can talks succeed?

<b>Countries involved in the Afghan peace process say direct talks between the Kabul government and the Taliban are expected to take place in the Pakistani capital, Islamabad, in the first week of March.</b><p>It would be the first such meeting of the two sides since July when Kabul-Taliban talks were held - …

Afghanistan

Political factions competing in Friday's Iranian elections

In parliament, supporters of moderate President Hassan Rouhani hope to dilute the influence of hard-liners who fear reforms and greater openness to the West could weaken the Islamic Republic.<p>The makeup of the next Assembly of Experts, meanwhile, could prove crucial given speculation about the …

When debating 'anti-nationals' we must distinguish between dissent and sedition

Your freedom ends where my nose begins.<p>That is what “reasonable restriction” to free speech means: Say and do what you want as long as you don’t …

Pakistan's War on Scholars

Pakistan's military and intelligence agencies are waging a nasty war on U.S.-based scholars whose writings and public statements undermine cherished narratives promulgated by the army that has dominated Pakistan's governance for most of the state's existence. These agencies aim to intimidate, …

Pakistan

Afghanistan: Western Cure Worse Than Taliban Disease

On Thursday, Afghan government soldiers raided a Swedish clinic and killed two patients and a caregiver, in what sounds like an execution. U.S. soldiers also killed civilians in Afghanistan in 2015, most notably the attack on a Doctors Without Borders hospital in Kunduz on Oct. 3. The attack killed …

A Conspiracy Theory Links The Gates Foundation To The Spread Of Zika Virus. Don't Believe It.

There's no truth to this.<p><i>This story was originally published by FactCheck.org</i>.<p><b>Q:</b> <b>Did genetically modified mosquitoes cause the Zika outbreak?</b><p><b>A:</b> <b>No. In fact, GM mosquitoes may be able to help control the virus’ spread.</b><p><b>FULL QUESTION</b><p>Any truth to Zika virus linked to genetically modified mosquitoes …

'Stockholm Syndrome': Drawing Montenegro Into NATO Humiliates the Country

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — On December 2, 2015, NATO invited Montenegro to join the military bloc, in its first expansion to Eastern Europe in six years. …

What would a British exit from the EU, or "Brexit" look like?

Euronews takes you through the options for Britain’s potential divorce with Brussels.<p><b>What happens if the UK votes to leave the EU?</b><p>Article 50 of the 2009 Lisbon Treaty outlines the process of withdrawal. It has not yet been used as no state has ever left the EU.<p><b>But what about Greenland?</b><p>Greenland …

Great Britain

Taliban leaders lay groundwork for talks in ‘secret visit’ to Pakistan

<b>ISLAMABAD:</b><p>A two-member Afghan Taliban delegation, led by the head of the group’s political office in Qatar, paid a secret visit to Pakistan last week …

Afghanistan

The battle for Aleppo is at the center of the Syrian chessboard

On February 2, the Syrian army and its allies succeeded in cutting the northern road between Aleppo city and Turkey, known as the Azaz corridor. Although the battle was a local affair involving a relatively small number of fighters, it may prove to be a turning point in the war.<p>In addition to …

Middle East

Short of options, Sri Lanka turns back to Beijing's embrace | Reuters

COLOMBO (Reuters) - Just over a year after a new leader was elected and Sri Lanka’s business ties with China came under close scrutiny, Colombo is reversing course by resuming a stalled port project and naming Beijing as the front runner for a new special economic zone.<p>Tourists rest near the …

Sri Lanka

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Are you a news junkie wasting time scrolling through too many so-so news articles & videos every day?<p>Lumi uses powerful data science to curate a …

The Workout That Will Literally Lift Your Butt

Wave those glutes in the air.<p>Your glutes are designed to be the largest, most powerful muscle group in your entire body. And when all of your booty muscles are strong and metabolically active, you’ll have more power for your workouts, increased support for your hips and spine, and improved strength …

Anupam Kher visa row: Exposing the duplicity of so-called ‘liberals’, who have less integrity than pimps

This is how Oxford dictionary defines the term ‘liberal’.<p>“Liberal: (<i>adj</i>) willing to respect or accept behaviour or opinions different from one's own; …

Is El Niño at its peak?

This year’s El Niño has likely reached its peak, say scientists, but given that Earth is hotter than in 135 years, there are no guarantees.<p>If the …

Global Warming

Pakistan's Perpetual Militant Feedback Loop

In a speech last November, Maulana Masood Azhar, the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a Pakistan-based anti-India militant group, railed against men …

Extremism

Davos: Mind the gap

<b>Davos, Switzerland (CNN) —</b> Every night I end my show with a segment called Imagine a World. It's a chance to look at something remarkable, something new. It could be inspiring, exciting, troubling, or even chilling.<p>Well, imagine a world where we finally close the gender gap. How about starting with …

World Economic Forum

Six Tips for Choosing a Mentor, or a Coach, or Both!

<i>This Coaching Tuesday guest post is by Judith Donin.</i> I recently found myself sitting beside a young entrepreneur on a flight, and we started …

Develop These 7 Skills to Become a More Influential Person

Guest Writer<p>Executive Coach, New York Times bestselling Author, Leadership Development Consultant<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Some people seem like they were born to excel. They’re gifted physically, intellectually or artistically, and it appears as if they just …

Leadership

‘Kargil was a lost opportunity to call Pakistan’s nuclear bluff’

The Kargil conflict of 1999 was an opportunity to call Pakistan’s nuclear bluff but India failed to do so for political reasons, says Lt. Gen. …

India

Five Takeaways From Taiwan’s Election

Taiwan elected its first female president over the weekend, ushering in a new time of uncertainty for the island nation, which China considers a …

China

Taiwan elects first female president Tsai Ing-wen

Pro-independence candidate Tsai Ing-wen has effectively won Taiwan's presidential elections after Eric Chu, the candidate and chairman of the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), conceded defeat.<p>Tsai of Taiwan's main opposition party was on course for a landslide election victory on Saturday, polls showed, as …

How Pakistan Abandoned Its Minorities

<b>Photo Source:</b> Amazon.com<p>Since its creation in 1947, Pakistan's political leaders and scholars have constantly debated the degree to which their country should refer to Islam as the source of national identity. There have been various justifications why Pakistan had to be carved out of the United …

‘Don’t go back to those dirty Indians’: The marines’ case fuels fascist sentiments in Italy

<b>Don’t go back to those dirty Indians’: The marines’ case fuels fascist sentiments in Italy</b><br>Right-wing vitriol has worsened since the medical leave of …

Italy