Nikhil Dasari

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Italy's 19 most beautiful beaches – according to our experts

North Korea is not building nuclear weapons to destroy the US — the real reasons are much more surprising

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has been called many things — crazy, mad, insane, and "rocket man" — because of his program to build nuclear bombs and missiles capable of launching the weapons to the US.<p>But experts say he is not crazy to want a nuclear arsenal. And Kim doesn't necessarily want …

US sanctions: Nervous Russian elite 'realize Putin made a serious mistake'

Hundreds of Russian oligarchs could be included on a list of potential US sanctions in the upcoming "Kremlin Report." DW spoke to former US diplomat …

Why Saudi Arabia and Iran are bitter rivals

<b>Saudi Arabia and Iran are at loggerheads. They have long been rivals, but it's all recently got a lot more tense. Here's why.</b><p>How come Saudi Arabia and Iran don't get along?<p>Saudi Arabia and Iran - two powerful neighbours - are locked in a fierce struggle for regional dominance.<p>The decades-old feud …

China treats its foreign aid like a state secret. New research aims to reveal it.

Since the turn of the century, China has become an unavoidable global provider of foreign assistance, funding everything from opera houses in Algeria to tobacco farms in Zimbabwe.<p>Try to find in-depth data about these projects, however, and you are mostly out of luck. China treats its foreign …

U.K. Seeks Smoother Brexit to Keep ‘Life as Normal’ for Longer

Prime Minister Theresa May is keeping Britain on track for a “hard” Brexit, but she wants the journey away from the European Union to be longer and …

5 maps that explain the new Middle East

Nation-states are the defining feature of the modern political era. They give people a collective identity and a pride of place… even when their borders are artificially drawn, as they were in the Middle East.<p>However, transnational issues like religion and ethnicity often get in the way of the …

Unsure of U.S., Asia builds new alliances to counter China | Reuters

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Several Asian nations are seeking to bolster informal alliances among themselves, regional diplomats and officials said, unsettled by growing fears that the United States could not be relied on to maintain a buffer against China’s assertiveness.<p>Malaysia's Defence Minister …

Donald Trump Can’t Turn Back History

The United States is no stranger to isolationism or the willful rejection of international agreements. After the First World War, the Senate refused to ratify the Treaty of Versailles because many senators didn’t want the country to join the fledgling League of Nations, which was part of the …

Can President Trump Learn on the Job?

“There’s just something about this job as President . . .” George W. Bush observed last week, in an interview with NPR. “You think one thing going in and then the pressures of the job or the realities of the world, you know, are different than you thought.” Bush wasn’t reminiscing about his own …

Jason Reiskind: It’s time Canada ended its double standard that considers Israeli settlements ‘illegal’

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How This Artwork Might Mean Your Husband Is Cheating on You

There's so much more to these sculptures than you'd think.<p>The 43-year-old artist Skye Ferrante is known for his wire sculptures of nude women. In order to create them, he relies on models — some of whom also happen to be high-end prostitutes. At one point a few years back, according to a …

Duchess of Cambridge will be 'potent force' in Brexit bridge-building with EU countries

The Duchess of Cambridge will become a “potent force” in Britain’s bridge-building with EU countries as Brexit looms, a former ambassador has said, as the Duchess prepares to visit the Netherlands this week.<p>The Netherlands is one of Britain’s biggest trading partners, with £68 billion of goods …

Bold and beautiful: 12 of Britain's most mysterious ancient sites

1: Stonehenge<p>Amesbury, Wiltshire<p>With so much focus on the world famous stone circle it’s easy to forget that there’s a whole ancient landscape to …

Archaeology

Hillary Clinton's strident opposition to the International Criminal Court

<i>This article originally appeared in NCR Today, January 18, 2016</i><p>Supporters of international law have expressed consternation that the leading candidate for the Democratic nomination for president -- like most of her potential Republican rivals -- strongly supported the illegal U.S. invasion and …

Why Isis fights | Martin Chulov

Jihadi fighters in Iraq and Syria reveal the apocalyptic motivations of the militant movement that has hijacked the Syrian uprising – and transformed the Middle East<p>For more than a century, Dabiq was one of northern Syria’s forsaken villages, a speck on a vast agricultural plain between the Turkish …

War

How Wealthy Is Everyone Who Isn't Rich?

We seem to really enjoy contemplating the money and lifestyles of the top 0.01 percent. The wealthiest Americans garner immense mind-share in the …

Income Inequality

You’re probably doing email introductions wrong

If you are introducing two people without using a double opt-in intro, you have a high likelihood of being a terrible person. Yup–I said it.<p><b>First, what’s a single opt-in intro?</b><p>Very simply, a single opt-in intro is where you are introduced to someone via email without them giving you a heads up …

Self-help

Study urges 10 climate actions to curb warming, lift GDP | Reuters

OSLO (Reuters) - More efficient energy use and investments in greener cities are among 10 measures that can help the world to slow global warming while also spurring economic growth, an international report said on Tuesday.<p>A coal-burning power station can be seen behind migrant workers as they walk …

Build Your Chest with Just 3 Exercises

Try this intense new way to shred your upper body<p>Want to elevate your pushup game? Try this compound progression—a combination of exercises that targets the same muscle group with a few different moves.<p>Each pushup variation in this progression will work your chest in a slightly different way. …

Holiday guide to Goa: the best beaches, hotels and restaurants

Photograph: Matthew Parker<p>Getting fresh … chef Gome Galily at his restaurant, Matsya Freestyle Kitchen.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/29/1422553737035/84c6b7d3-fc06-4221-a912-d187ec0a9b76-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Matthew Parker<p>Getting fresh … chef Gome Galily …

What's in a Dream?

Not all dreaming is the same. Dreaming runs the gamut of human experience (and sometimes beyond), incorporating a dizzying range of emotions and events, often with elements of the bizarre. Dreams can be funny, frightening, sad and strange. Flying dreams can be euphoric; chasing dreams can be …

Sleep

Minimalist Man-Homes & How To Get The Look

You’ve heard the criticisms of minimalist homes. They’re cold. They’re sterile. They’re uninviting. They look like something out of a magazine, not a …

Twenty things you didn't know about Germany

1. Germany has (once) lost a penalty shootout in a major football competition. It was in 1976 when the then West Germany lost a shootout 5-3 in in the European Championships against Czechoslovakia. On the four other occasions the Germans have been involved in one, they won.<p>2. There is a Barbie doll …

Jane Austen in quotes: 30 tips for a successful life

Who needs modern self-help gurus when a 19th-century novelist had it all worked out? Fortify yourself for the first Jane Austen day with quotes from her novels – and let us know the ones we have missed<p>It’s no longer universally acknowledged that “a single man in possession of a good fortune must be …

The 10 Tiniest Rooms We've Ever Seen

Stylish and efficient spaces.<p>From a 48-square-foot kitchen to a tiny and cozy reading nook, we've rounded up beautiful small spaces that don't spare style or efficiency. Take a look a these amazing designs.

Interior Design

Why it matters whether or not torture works

Part of the debate about the CIA Torture Report is whether torture works as a means of gathering useful intelligence; scholarly work has long held …

Billy Crystal imagines Robin Williams in heaven: Read the script here

When the world suddenly lost Robin Williams in August at the age of 63, friends and fans of the comedian were heartbroken. So was Billy Crystal, his …