Heather Christ

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The unsung museums of Paris

If there's one thing that rivals a Parisian's obsession with food, it's art. This passion for art, and culture in general, is reflected in the vast number of museums in Paris. According to the municipality there are well over 100 of them, one of the highest concentrations in the world.<p>Everyone …

These Are the 10 Best Apps for People Who Commute

Putting in an honest day’s work can be challenging enough, so commuting shouldn’t make it any harder. But between freak snow storms, soul-crushing …

More members of Amazonian tribe seek help from Brazil

More than 20 members of an isolated Amazonian tribe have made contact with the Brazilian authorities amid growing fears that they are being driven from their forest home by drug smugglers or illegal loggers.<p>The implicit plea for sanctuary, support and weapons follows encounters in June and July …

Syrian army takes town outside Damascus: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces backed by Lebanon’s Hezbollah took control of a town just outside Damascus from Islamist fighters on Thursday, a blow to the rebels who had held it for more than a year.<p>A tank belonging to the forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is seen at Al-Sahl …

Is Libya a failed state? | Libya

The newly elected house of representatives which replaced the general national congress, has been holding sessions in the eastern city of Tobruk, far from the clashes in Libya's two main cities, and has called for a unity government.<p>Factions with Islamic agenda have rejected the sessions held in …

Dozens 'abducted' by Pakistan Taliban

Armed men belonging to the Tehreek-e-Taliban have reportedly abducted at least 40 people in Pakistan's northern Tirah valley, official sources say.<p>Tirah valley is part of the Khyber Agency, one of the tribal areas where the Taliban is a powerful force.<p>A Peshawar-based reporter told Al Jazeera that …

Getting In Bed With Mattress Startup Casper

Earlier this year, I wrote about Casper, a Lerer Ventures-backed startup that says it’s trying to reinvent how mattresses are built and sold. Since then, the company actually launched its first product, so I decided to swing by Casper’s office in the Noho neighborhood of New York to try the …

Baghdad opposes PKK armed groups in Iraq

Iraq's central government has said it would not accept armed groups entering its territory as Kurdish militants began withdrawing from Turkey under a peace deal.<p>"The Iraqi government welcomes any political and peaceful settlement to the Kurdish cause in Turkey to stop the bloodshed and violence …

Bangladesh Jamaat leader sentenced to death

A Bangladesh war crimes tribunal has convicted and sentenced assistant secretary-general of the Jamaat-e-Islami party to death for war crimes, raising fears of clashes between the police and supporters of the Islamist leader.<p>Mohammad Kamaruzzaman, 59, was found guilty on charges of genocide and …

Missing Bahraini blogger surfaces in London | US & Canada

<b>London, UK –</b> For the first time since his mysterious disappearance more than two years ago, outspoken Bahraini opposition blogger Ali Abdulemam has reemerged in public.<p>“I get tired from my phone so I switched it of no need for rumors plz,” was the last message the activist posted to his Twitter …

Tahrir Square youth leader arrested in Cairo

A leader of one of the youth movements behind Egypt's 2011 uprising has been detained by security forces, officials have told reporters.<p>Ahmed Maher, co-founder of the pivotal April 6 movement, was held at Cairo airport "based on the orders of the general security department at the interior …

Former Guatemala leader guilty of genocide

A Guatemalan court has convicted former military leader Efrain Rios Montt on charges of genocide and crimes against humanity, sentencing him to 80 years in prison.<p>A three-judge tribunal on Friday issued the verdict after the nearly two-month trial in which dozens of victims testified about horrific …

Polls close in Pakistan elections

Votes are being counted in Pakistan after historic elections that will see the handover of power from one civilian government to another.<p>Official results aren't expected before Sunday.<p>Voting hours were extended in Karachi on Saturday after allegations of irregularities there, according to the …

Iconic Images Are Combined in Latest 'Man of Steel' Posters [UPDATED] – /Film

<i>UPDATE: We’ve added a second new Man of Steel Poster below the jump.</i><p>There’s been a ton of <b>Man of Steel</b> imagery this week and the latest poster kind of …

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