Nathan Glasgow

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The Wolf of Wall Street criticised for 'glorifying psychopathic behaviour'

The daughter of a man linked to the discredited financial schemes depicted in Oscar-tipped drama The Wolf of Wall Street has attacked the film's director, Martin Scorsese, and its star Leonardo DiCaprio, for glamorising a lifestyle of "fun sexcapades and coke binges".<p>Christina McDowell, whose …

Palestinian mother remembers son in garden of Israeli teargas canisters - video

Every Friday for the last eight years, residents of Bil'in in the West Bank protest against Israeli settlements on the Palestinian villagers' land. In April 2009 one protester, Bassem Ibrahim Abu Rahma, was killed by a teargas grenade. He is remembered in Bil'in by a garden of flowers planted in …

We need to talk about TED | Benjamin Bratton

Science, philosophy and technology run on the model of American Idol – as embodied by TED talks – is a recipe for civilisational disaster<p>In our culture, talking about the future is sometimes a polite way of saying things about the present that would otherwise be rude or risky.<p>But have you ever …

The Chinese village with the secret to long life

Her T-shirted charges trailing behind her, the young guide swept into Huang Puxin's home and flicked her tour flag towards the centenarian, who was waiting on the sofa beneath a giant bas-relief inscribed with the word "longevity". "The old man is 113," she mumbled into her headset, turning …

Children 'beheaded and mutilated' in Central African Republic, says Unicef

The UN agency for children says attacks against children have reached new levels of viciousness in the Central African Republic (CAR), where fighting between Muslim Seleka rebels and Christian militias left more than 1,000 people dead and displaced an estimated 400,000 in Bangui, the capital, this …

The primary NSA issue isn't privacy, it's authority | Jeff Jarvis

At heart, the NSA debate is about what the government is allowed to do with what it knows and who is overseeing it<p>I celebrate Judge Richard J Leon's opinion that the government's mass collection of communications metadata is "almost Orwellian", and I decry Judge William H Pauley III's decision that …

Israel frees Palestinian prisoners, pushes settlement plan

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel set free 26 Palestinian prisoners on Tuesday as part of U.S.-brokered peace efforts, after pledging to press ahead with plans to build more homes in Jewish settlements.<p>Freed Palestinian prisoner Rami Barbakh, who was held by Israel for 20 years, is hugged by his mother …

Volgograd death toll rises to 33 as Russia tightens security against possible further attacks

The first funerals of victims in Sunday’s suicide bombing in the Russian city of Volgograd are to take place as shocked residents are still dealing with Monday’s blast on a trolleybus.<p>The deaths of at least 33 people in just 24-hours have sparked a massive security operation with more than 4,000 …

China blames religious extremism for attack in Xinjiang

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese police said the nine people responsible for a deadly “terrorist attack” in the western region of Xinjiang were promoting religious extremism, state media reported on Tuesday.<p>Xinjiang is home to a Turkic-speaking, Muslim people known as Uighurs, some of whom resent what …

Fiery oil train collision forces evacuation of North Dakota town

FARGO, North Dakota (Reuters) - Residents of a small town in North Dakota were urged to evacuate after a BNSF train carrying crude oil collided with another train on Monday, setting off a series of explosions and fires, the latest in a string of incidents that have raised alarms over growing …

Putin vows to annihilate 'terrorists' after suicide bombings

VOLGOGRAD, Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday vowed to annihilate all “terrorists” following two deadly bomb attacks in the southern Russian city of Volgograd that raised security fears ahead of the Winter Olympics.<p>The uncompromising remarks in a televised New Year address were …

Exclusive: China may raise Iran oil imports with new contract - sources

BEIJING (Reuters) - China may buy more Iranian oil next year as a state trader is negotiating a new light crude contract that could raise imports from Tehran to levels not seen since tough Western sanctions were imposed in 2012, running the risk of upsetting Washington.<p>Malta-flagged Iranian crude …

South Sudan rebels agree to ceasefire talks as fighting rages

JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudan’s government and rebels agreed a ceasefire on Tuesday, mediators said, though there was no immediate confirmation from either side or sign of an end to ethnic fighting that has ravaged the world’s youngest nation.<p>Less than two hours before the deal was announced, …