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Will We Stop Trump Before It’s Too Late?

On April 28, 1945 — 73 years ago — Italians hung the corpse of their former dictator Benito Mussolini upside down next to a gas station in Milan. Two days later, Adolf Hitler committed suicide in his bunker beneath the streets of war-ravaged Berlin. Fascism, it appeared, was dead.<p>To guard against a …

Political Science

Germany's Cardinal Marx calls on Christians to engage with Muslims

The highest representative of the Catholic Church in Germany has urged reconciliation between Christians and Muslims. Cardinal Marx's remarks come as …

Berlin and beyond: A Sorbian Easter

Around 100 kilometers south of Berlin is an area of land characterized by a labyrinth of more than 200 small canals and the Sorbs, a Slavic minority …

These Women Are Sharing Stories Of Being Sexually Harassed During Pilgrimage In Saudi Arabia

"I was just terrified but I couldn't make myself move."<p>"It was during Ramadan in 2014," she told BuzzFeed News via Facebook messenger, "during Tawaf I felt a hand squeezing my butt and I looked around to notice who it is but there were a lot of people.<p>"I couldn't know who it was exactly but I did …

'Bloggergate' fiasco leads Dublin hotel to ban bloggers in the most hilarious way possible

An Irish hotel has banned bloggers and other influencers after a 22-year-old YouTuber broke down in tears when she was refused free accomodation.<p>Elle Darby, a UK-based social media influencer first emailed Charleville Lodge in Dublin to seek a tit for tat arrangement seeking a free five night …

Girl, 16, paraded naked in Pakistan after 'honour' row

<b>Villagers in a remote area of north-west Pakistan are in shock after armed men forced a 16-year-old girl to walk half-naked through the village, claiming it was to redeem their family honour.</b><p>Local residents say the woman was targeted because of her brother's long-forgotten secret affair with a …

Homelessness, Poverty and Injustice: Touring Hong Kong’s Darker Side

HONG KONG — Among the crowds on Kweilin Street in the run-down Hong Kong neighborhood of Sham Shui Po, Alla Lau darted between street signs, peering at the backs of them until she found what she was looking for. She beckoned a group of tourists, mostly white, in flip-flops and with American accents.<p>…

Hong Kong

Cow slaughter to be punishable by life sentence in Gujarat

The leader of an Indian state has announced that slaughtering cows and transporting beef will soon be punishable by a life sentence, the harshest penalty yet for crimes against the revered animal in the Hindu-majority country.<p>The chief minister of Gujarat, Vijay Rupani, said his government would …

India

Can We Measure the Earth's Age According to the Bible?

<i>Do you believe that the Earth is 4.5 billion years old according to science, or 6000 years old according to the Bible? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by C Stuart Hardwick,</b> …

Best Netflix TV Shows, Ranked

Since it started putting original programming out just four years ago, Netflix has become one of the most dependable places to find top quality …

TV

How do people define their national identity? By speaking the language, study says

What does it mean to be an American? For that matter, what does it mean to be Japanese, Hungarian or Australian? All around the world, how we define our national identity is complicated and often fluid. However, you may be surprised to find how different countries often have similar measures of who …

Language

Top 21 Beaches in the World

Find perfection in these places where land meets water.<p>Ask true beach lovers to name a favorite swath of surf and sand, and the answer changes with the tides. Luckily our planet is covered in oceans, seas, and lakes, which means there’s a beach to indulge any whim. From pearly crescents covered in …

Lake Michigan

The 50 Best Movies of 2016 to Stream on Netflix

<i>2016 wasn’t all bad. For proof, one need look no further than the impressive array of independent films released last year, some of which have now</i> …

how to own the first corner like a boss

We’ve seen some pretty audacious overtaking moves in our time, but this could top them all.<p>It comes courtesy of the always-entertaining World …

Google's beautiful new free font covers 800+ languages

In an effort to make it easier for people from all over the world to create and share information in their language of choice, Google has created Noto, a massive open source font family that spans more than 800 languages and 110,000 characters.<p>That covers every single symbol in the Unicode standard …

Ever Wonder What Music F1 Drivers Like to Listen To?

All 20 F1 drivers picked their favorite road trip songs before this month's U.S. Grand Prix.<p>F1 makes its annual visit to the United States this month. The October 21-23 stop at Circuit of The Americas in Austin, TX., has become a festival of exhaust notes and major musical acts, and this year's …

Watch the craziness that happens when a rare Pokemon appears in Central Park

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Who says America can't unite?<p>This is just the piffle of the negative.<p>I have proof that we can all come together as one. We just need to heed a certain call.<p>Here is footage that shows that something has the …

Report: Saudi women's lives dictated by male guardianship

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia's guardianship system, which bars women from traveling abroad, obtaining a passport, marrying or …

Police say Waseem Azeem has confessed to strangling model because she posted ‘shameful’ pictures on Facebook<p>Pakistani police say the brother of killed model Qandeel Baloch has confessed to strangling her to death for “family honour” because she posted “shameful” pictures on Facebook.<p>Baloch, who had …

Pakistan

Huawei implied this image was taken with its P9 smartphone. Nope

The image was taken with a DSLR<p>As the United States celebrates Independence Day today, Huawei is celebrating its own independence, from facts. The Chinese smartphone maker posted the photo you see above on its Google+ page in an attempt to emphasize the quality of the dual-camera system in its …

In Pakistan, gruesome 'honor' killings bring a new backlash

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP) — Parveen Rafiq closed her hands around the neck of her youngest daughter, Zeenat, and squeezed and squeezed until the girl was almost dead.<p>Then, in the tiny apartment where the family lived, she doused the 18-year-old with kerosene and set her on fire.<p>Neighbors saw the smoke …

Surreal Paintings of Women Lost in Thought Reflected through Chaotic Abstraction

Soey Milk‘s charming portraits instill tender emotions through an adept fusion of abstraction and photorealism. Featuring beautiful women set against chaotically swirling colors and patterns, Milk is able to strike a careful balance, with realistic portraiture in one hand and surrealism in the …

K-pop’s gross double standard for women

Korean pop music has a problem. It’s not that it isn’t doing well. In fact, according to geotagged Twitter data, K-pop is killing it in Tokyo, Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, and it’s caught on in Saudi Arabia and Poland, too.<p>The problem is K-pop’s treatment of women. Though wildly entertaining, the …

14 Reasons Why Saudi Arabia Is a Failed Mideast Power

Saudi Arabia started 2016 shamefully by carrying out its largest mass execution since 1980, putting 47 men to death on Jan. 2. Among them were at least four prominent Shia activists, including a leader of the kingdom's Shia minority, Sheikh Nimr al-Nimr. The killings have spurred a new round of …

Religion doesn't make kids more generous or altruistic, study finds

Here's a discovery that could make secular parents say hallelujah: Children who grow up in nonreligious homes are <i>more</i> generous and altruistic than children from observant families.<p>A series of experiments involving 1,170 kids from a variety of religious backgrounds found that the non-believers were …

How a scientist in a parking lot may have influenced the Pope and climate change

<b>(CNN) —</b> Professor Veerabhadran Ramanathan is a man of science who deals in data-driven evidence and provable facts, but he is absolutely convinced religion is the key to stopping global warming.<p>"The problem is getting worse, and society isn't fixing it," Ramanathan said.<p>Religion, he says, is the …

Women's rights mini skirt protest fizzles in Tunisia

Only a handful of women have answered a call by a Tunisian rights' group to protest the repression of women in the Muslim world by demonstrating in mini skirts.<p>Saturday's rally was organised by Tunisia's League for the Defence of Secularism and Freedom in response to an online campaign in Algeria a …