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Muslim leader in Australia warns extremists: 'If you don't like Australia, leave'

A week after a 15-year-old Islamic extremist shot dead a police employee in Sydney, the head of the mosque attended by the gunman has told worshippers 'we do not need scumbags in the community'<p>The head of a mosque attended by a 15-year-old who committed a terrorist attack in Sydney last week has …

Will Practicing A Skill In Your Head Make You Better At It?

Short answer: Only if you’re already good<p>When Carson Palmer, the two-time Pro Bowl quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals, hurt his elbow a few years ago, he took a week off from throwing the football. But in his head, Palmer practiced every day. “You stand right behind the center, and you see the …

Israel military says it is coordinating with Russia on Syria

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has set up a joint mechanism with the Russian military to coordinate their operations in Syria and avoid any accidental confrontations, a senior Israel military official said Thursday.<p>The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of military regulations, said …

Middle East

Conflicts, guns and misery foster Philippine kidnappings

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The recent abductions of three Westerners and a Filipino woman from a southern Philippine resort are the latest reminder of the long-running security problems that have hounded a region with bountiful resources and promises, but hamstrung by stark poverty and an array of …

AMAZING Yom Kippur photos that show just how unique this holiday is…

<b>Yom Kippur</b> is Israel’s unique gift to the world. A 25 hour glimpse of life without the hustle and bustle of traffic, mindless reality TV, and people …

What Bohlinger Plays: Hybrid-Picking Double-Stop Chromaticism

In this installment, the Lee Brice sideman pairs sophisticated-sounding chromatic-scale moves with a hybrid-picking technique you can easily move …

Samsung Pay is a hit in its home country

Samsung Pay has barely been available for a month in its home country of South Korea, but that isn't stopping Samsung from crowing about its early success. The tech giant says that it has already seen the equivalent of $30 million in transactions in that first month, spread across 1.5 million …

Mecca stampede: At least 717 killed and hundreds injured in crush during hajj

At least 863 people have been hurt in a stampede in Saudi Arabia during the pilgrimage in the deadliest incident in 25 years which the health minister blamed on unruly pilgrims<p><b>• At least 717 pilgrims killed outside Mecca</b> <b><br>• Saudi Arabia's crown prince orders investigation</b> <b><br>• Saudi health minister</b> …

BREMMER: Putin is serious about entering Syria — and not to go after ISIS

The regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad is weakening, and one of Assad's primary backers — Russian President Vladimir Putin — is upping the ante.<p>"Assad has lost significant territory over the past months; Putin is not about to tolerate his ouster," geopolitical expert Ian Bremmer, the president …

Middle East

Campaign season starts in Myanmar’s first free general election

Opposition leader calls on world to observe process and its outcome, with her NLD party widely expected to triumph<p>Campaigning for Myanmar’s general election began on Tuesday with Aung San Suu Kyi saying the world must scrutinise the November poll and ensure the results are respected.<p>“A smooth and …

More than 200,000 in camps as India hit by flooding

Authorities in northeast India have been struggling to respond to massive floods which have affected more than 1.5 million people and forced more than 200,000 people to seek refuge in relief camps, senior government officials said.<p>Heavy monsoon rains in the state of Assam have caused rivers, …

Deadly sandstorm sweeps Lebanon and Syria

Two women die and hundreds admitted to hospital after unseasonal sandstorm blankets Beirut and Damascus<p>An unseasonal sandstorm has swept Lebanon and Syria, killing two people and sending hundreds to hospital with breathing difficulties.<p>Reduced visibility prompted the Syrian government to call off …

Wild things: pagan parties in Mexico – in pictures

This is not simple fancy dress. Devil masks, deadly jesters, ritual forest dancing and rings of fire in the living room – Oweena Fogarty captures eerie carnival rituals throughout Mexico<p>Shaped in Mexico is at the Bargehouse, London until 12 September

Feeling the Burn at Burning Man: Pictures

The Arts

Kurdish PKK militants launch suicide truck attack on Turkish police station

Kurdish rebels on Sunday rammed an explosives-laden agricultural vehicle at a military police station in eastern Turkey, killing two soldiers and wounding 24 others<p>Two soldiers were killed and at least 24 were injured in a suicide bombing in a Turkish province near Iran on Sunday, according to …

Students Lead Research into Emerging Aquaponics Industry

In Minnesota, an emerging industry is starting to capture the attention of crop growers, fish processors, distributors, restaurants and many others. …

Aquaponics

Costa Rica hits 75 days powered entirely by renewable energy

This year has been a pretty special one for Costa Rica -- for the first quarter, the country's grid has required absolutely no fossil fuels to run, the state-run power supplier the Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) has announced. It relied almost entirely on four hydropower plants, the …

Poll: Clinton trails top Republicans in battleground states

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Hillary Clinton trails three top Republican presidential candidates in head-to-head matchups in Colorado, Iowa and Virginia, a new survey shows.<p>The latest Quinnipiac University swing state polling released Wednesday shows the Democratic frontrunner trailing former Florida Gov. …

Baghdad bombings reportedly kill at least 21 and wound 62 during Ramadan

Series of deadly explosions in Shia Muslim neighbourhoods on Sunday are being blamed on Islamic State<p>A string of bomb explosions, including two suicide attacks, killed at least 21 people and wounded 62 in Shia Muslim-dominated neighbourhoods of Baghdad on Sunday, Iraqi police and medical sources …

Merkel says trust is lost at last-ditch Greece talks

Euro zone leaders have told near-bankrupt Greece at an emergency summit that it must restore trust by enacting key reforms before they will open talks on a new financial rescue to keep it in the European currency area.<p>Leftist Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will be required to push legislation …

Tehran's 'Just Do It' Generation makes up for lost time | CNN Travel

3 U.S. troop deaths in Iraq lead to highest toll in 3 years - CNN.com

Mourners pay respects at the funeral of Pfc. Michael Olivieri, who was among 14 U.S. troops to die in Iraq combat in June.<p><b>Baghdad (CNN)</b> -- Three more U.S. service members were killed in Iraq, making June the deadliest month for American troops in combat since 2008.<p>A total of 14 troops have been …

Syrian Kurds retake northern villages from Islamic State: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish fighters have recaptured more than 10 villages seized by Islamic State north of its de facto capital of Raqqa city, aided by U.S.-led coalition air strikes, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Tuesday.<p>Intensified air strikes across northern Syria …

Middle East

British man who joined Islamic State to skip bail 'killed' in Syria

Abu Rahin Aziz who was arrested in the UK after he stabbed a football fan in the eye with a pen has reportedly died in an American drone strike against Isil jihadists<p>A British jihadi who fled to Syria after he stabbed a football fan in the eye with a pen has been killed by an American drone strike …

Fossil Fuels Just Lost the Race Against Renewables

The race for renewable energy has passed a turning point. The world is now adding more capacity for renewable power each year than coal, natural gas, …

Nato to review nuclear weapon policy as attitude to Russia hardens

Alliance to discuss military exercises and missile guidelines in development harking back to Washington v Moscow rhetoric during cold war<p>Nato, in an echo of the cold war, is preparing to re-evaluate its nuclear weapons strategy in response to growing tension with Russia over Ukraine, sources at the …

Russia

This Fave Food Co Is Making the Healthiest Drive Thru Ever

Let’s face it: If you’re vegetarian, vegan or just trying to eat healthy, you don’t have many options when it comes to fast food. Usually, the only items on the menu for you are some protein-less salad options or fried sides (i.e., french fries or onion rings). But we’ve got good news for all you …

Nine Green Spaces You Need to Explore in Singapore

<b>From futuristic vertical gardens to lush primary rainforest, find out why Singapore is also named 'the Garden City' by visiting the city-state's most captivating green spaces.</b><p><b>1. GARDENS BY THE BAY</b><p><i>Image by Jirka Matousek</i><p><b>Wander along a suspended walkway between vertical gardens and through a misty</b> …