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President Obama: 'I believe our sorrow can make us a better country'

In an emotional address President Obama has paid tribute to the five policemen killed by a sniper during a protest against police violence in Dallas last week.

Dallas

Plastic buckets, broken printers shine light on Hanoi's poor

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnamese families living in slums along the Red River in Hanoi are using red plastic buckets and old printers to help light homes, cook meals and slash electricity costs by as much as a third.<p>The recycled goods form the blades and motors of electrical generators that power old …

Clean Energy

Refugee team to compete at Rio Olympics for first time

A team of refugees will compete under the Olympic flag at this year's Rio de Janeiro games, offering a message of hope to those fleeing conflict.<p>Some 43 athletes have already been identified by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as prospective Olympians, and offered help with training.<p>As …

Kbal Spean

This Cambodian riverbed is covered in ancient fertility symbols both above and below the waters.<p>Tucked away in the jungles of Angkor, Cambodia is a …

Response: Teaching Science to English Language Learners

<b>(This is the first post in a two-part series)</b><p>This week's question is:<p><i>What are the best ways to teach the Next Generation Science Standards to English</i> …

Many of Your Assumptions About Mormons Are Untrue

Just when I thought I had given in to despair over deep, personal objections to the anti-same-sex marriage policy change within the Mormon church, I read a piece about the Mormon church's response to widespread Republican rejection of Syrian refugees that made me feel uplifted, joyous, and hopeful. …

Religion

Vietnamese-Canadian ‘boat people’ rally to sponsor Syrian refugees

There are many memories of his desperate escape from a chaotic Communist Vietnam nearly 40 years ago that haunt Kyanh Do.<p>Saying goodbye to his family at age 17, knowing he could die during the journey ahead.<p>Terrifying black nights on a tiny fishing boat during the four-day journey to Malaysia.<p>The …

'Lost' Medieval City Discovered Beneath Cambodian Jungle

A lost city known only from inscriptions that existed some 1,200 years ago near Angkor in what is now Cambodia has been uncovered using airborne …

Archaeology

Not one Paris attacker has been identified as a Syrian refugee

In the wake of the Paris attacks, politicians in the United States and Europe are claiming that the movement of refugees and migrants across Europe's …

How ecstasy-related deaths in Britain can be traced to illegal logging in Cambodia

Twenty years after the shocking death of Leah Betts, a trail has emerged linking the killer party drug ecstasy back to the Cambodian rainforest<p>New Year’s Day 2015. In an Ipswich flat a young woman pressed her palms to the chest of her comatose boyfriend and desperately pumped. On a coffee table …

Explaining Mormons and their idiosyncratic view of religious liberty

THE CHURCH of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has, as I write in this week's print edition, run into some heavy weather by tightening both …

Caught between apostasy and heartbreak: a Mormon lesbian love story

Photograph: Kseniya Sovenko<p>‘The church has been such a positive part of my life,’ says Kathleen. ‘It’s been really hard to come out, but it would be even harder to say that I’m not a part of this …

Lasers may ease pain for napalm victim captured in iconic photo

In the photograph that made Kim Phuc a living symbol of the Vietnam War, her burns aren't visible — only her agony as she runs wailing toward the camera, her arms flung away from her body, naked because she has ripped off her burning clothes.<p>More than 40 years later she can hide the scars beneath …

Is It Time for Cambodia to Wean Itself Off the Greenback?

The U.S. dollar accounts for 83% of total transactions and more than 90% of bank deposits in Cambodia. The central bank is now urging citizens to use …

Economy

Merkel slams east Europeans on refugees in private talk: Politico

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel rounded on east European governments that refuse to take in refugees, accusing them of yielding to prejudice and ignoring their own history, the Politico website reported on Thursday.<p>German Chancellor Angela Merkel leads the weekly cabinet …

Angela Merkel

The Countries With The Most Spoken Languages

This chart shows the number of living languages spoken per country in 2015.

Vietnam seems big winner in US-anchored Pacific trade deal

HONG KONG (AP) — An ambitious Pacific Rim trade deal anchored by the U.S. promises to boost the economies of its 12 participating countries by …

Economy

LDS temple in Philadelphia beginning to take shape

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints<p>LDS temple in Philadelphia beginning to take shape<p>By | Posted Oct 1st, 2015 @ 9:44pm<p> 9 …

Kem Sokha Says There’s No Racism in Cambodia

Two days after Prime Minister Hun Sen told the U.N.’s new special rapporteur on human rights in Cambodia to focus her efforts on tackling racial …

Mormons and Jews: What 2 Religions Say About the Modern Dating Crisis

BY JON BIRGER<p>Values.<p>That’s the one thing that always came up when I’d discuss theories on declining marriage rates or the rise of the hookup culture …

Arianna Rees: Why Lindsey Stirling's Billboard dress doesn't matter

Last month, I watched as a picture Lindsey Stirling posted on Instagram was flooded with dozens of negative, shaming comments. One read, “You’re so …

There's a building in China shaped like Star Trek's USS Enterprise

Trekkies bored of their annual conventions now have a new place of pilgrimage - the offices of a gaming firm in the obscure Chinese city of Fuzhou.<p>As these aerial shots show, the exterior of the NetDragon Websoft HQ in the south-eastern province of Fujian bears a striking resemblance to the shape …

Japan must face up to its shameful Second World War past like Germany did, says Angela Merkel

German chancellor speaks on trip to Tokyo of the need for Japan to squarely confront its past ahead of 70th anniversary of country's defeat in Second World War<p>Japan must face up to its actions during the Second World War if it is serious about building better relations with its neighbours, Angela …

Is AR Killing the Love of Reading?

Over the past year, I have really taken it upon myself to immerse myself in the world of children's literature. I believe that in order to be the …

Learning By Looking: What Each US State And European Country Are Best And Worst At

Note: Larger version of this map HERE, but the rest after the jump should all be legible.<p>These are some maps created by the folks at Thrillist (links …

A Nazi in the family

My German grandmother lived in Berlin during the war and saw through all but one of the Nazis. Minna Niemann poured scorn on the man she called Herr Hitler and lambasted his odious deputies: “That Goebbels is a gangster!” she would declare indignantly. Within four walls, the woman who was adored by …

2nd Largest Nationality Living In Each European Country

The map above shows the flag of the 2nd largest nationality, by country of birth, living in each European country. Thus, it may include citizens and …

Warsaw Considers Offer from Czech Republic to Give Back Disputed Border Land to Poland | Inside

<b>Poland is growing – literally, after the Czech Republic agreed to hand over land lost when the border between the two countries was redrawn by Soviet</b> …