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Migrant dreams turn into Sahara sex work

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Africa

It's no joke – the robots will really take over this time

Not often do you hear a <i>Newsnight</i> presenter using an arcane mathematical term, but last week was an exception. The culprit was David Grossman, who made an excellent film for <i>Newsnight</i> about the threat to employment from advanced robotics. In the course of this, he made the standard pilgrimage to MIT …

Why Corporations Fail to Do the Right Thing

Six reasons why international business remains dangerous to workers and the environment, even when its leaders genuinely want to do better<p>Four years ago yesterday, the Deepwater Horizon oil rig exploded, killing 11 men and spilling thousands of barrels of oil into the Gulf. This Thursday is the …

How I "Made It" in the Music Industry: My Top 10 Tips

First off, by "Made It," I don't mean filling up arenas or the sort of unlimited abundance that could "make it rain" everyday. I mean making music a full-time focus that pays bills, so that you can start doing what you love.<p>With all of this talk about Female Hip Hop Artists failing in the music …

Parents of autistic children fight for treatment in an unforgiving market

Rob Gorski is a blogger and the father of three boys – Gavin, 14, Elliott, 8, and Emmett, 5 – all of whom are autistic.<p>Gorksi remembered the multiple letters to his home in Canton, Ohio that told him that one of his sons could not renew his health insurance for a popular autism therapy because the …

Blood vows: Joseph Smith, Mormonism and the invention of American polygamy

<b>Joseph Smith (AP)</b><p>How polygamy created a schism among early Mormons — and ultimately led to the murder of the religion’s founder<p>Alex Beam<p>April 20, 2014 5:00pm (UTC)<p>Excerpted from “American Crucifixion: The Murder of Joseph Smith and the Fate of the Mormon Church”<p><i>In the last eighteen months of his</i> …

Africa's Game of Thrones

The hazards of human-rights work in the continent's last absolute monarchy<p>Imagine a mountainous kingdom at the edge of a lush, tropical continent, where one house has clung to power for hundreds of years. The aged king passed away after ruling for more than six decades in one of history's longest …

5 Sordid Biblical Tales of Sex and Violence Perfect for Hollywood Blockbuster

Hollywood’s quest for sex, violence and disaster (or, better yet, the intersection of all three) is as voracious as British Petroleum’s quest for …

26 Amazing Facts About Finland's Unorthodox Education System

So how do they do it?<p>It's simple — by going against the evaluation-driven, centralized model that much of the Western world uses.

Cape Coast School for the Deaf cries for help

One significant thing that struck me when I entered the administration block of the Cape Coast School for the Deaf and Blind, as part of my …