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10 Simple Habits of Insanely Productive People

Surround yourself with inspiring, sharp, and positive people.<p><i>What are some uncommon ways to work smarter instead of harder? originally appeared on Quora --the knowledge sharing network where compelling questions are answered by people with unique insights.</i><p><b>Answer by Nelson Wang, founder of</b> …

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The reckless plot to overthrow Africa's most absurd dictator

In December, a handful of middle-aged American immigrants attempted to topple the autocratic ruler of the Gambia. They had few weapons and an amateurish plan. What possessed them to risk everything in a mission that was doomed to fail?<p>After the coup failed, the raids began. On New Year’s Day this …

Africa

Majority of UK’s most influential had independent school education – survey

Debrett’s 500 list reveals more than 40% went to fee-paying schools, confirming lack of diversity and showing trend of Britain becoming ‘less meritocratic’<p>More than 40% of the most influential people in Britain went to independent school, according to research which has further highlighted concerns …

Education

14 innovations that improved the world in 2014

These aren't just gadgets that charge your devices faster or "groundbreaking" apps — they have potential for lasting impact. They can change the …

Shelling near two cities rocks fragile ceasefire in eastern Ukraine

Shelling hit areas near two key cities in eastern Ukraine on Sunday, intensifying fears that a ceasefire that took effect less than two days ago may be falling apart.<p>The fledgling truce between the Ukrainian government and pro-Russian rebels began Friday evening, and both sides were already …

Obama discusses strategy to 'defeat' Isis - video

US President Barack Obama discusses the international strategy to defeat Islamic State (Isis) militants in the Middle East. Speaking during an NBC interview on Saturday, Obama disclosed his plans ahead of his meeting with congressional leaders on Tuesday and a scheduled speech to Americans on …

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Pope celebrating Easter Mass<p>Concerns grow over China's space station potentially dropping through the sky<p>Violence escalates in the Middle …

Middle East

To Kill a Terrorist

The leader of the Somali militant group al-Shabab is dead. Now what?<p>On Friday, the Pentagon confirmed that American airstrikes in Somalia last week had succeeded in killing Ahmed Abdi Godane, the leader and co-founder of the al Qaeda-linked Islamist group al-Shabab. “Removing Godane from the …

France's Hollande should not seek second term as president: poll | Reuters

PARIS (Reuters) - Most French people do not want Francois Hollande to seek a second term in the country’s 2017 presidential election, a poll showed on Sunday, in the latest blow to the president whose popularity is already at record lows.<p>French President Francois Hollande reacts as he attends the …

French ex-hostage identifies captor in Syria

PARIS (AP) — A French journalist held hostage for months by extremists in Syria identified one of his captors Saturday as a Frenchman suspected of later killing four at the Brussels Jewish Museum, saying the militant had took sadistic delight in mistreating prisoners.<p>Nicolas Henin said he often …

Al-Shabaab ushers in new leadership after deadly US air strike

Ahmad Umar's selection follows the killing of Ahmed Abdi Godane, the spiritual leader of the al-Qaida-linked group<p>Al-Shabaab, Somalia's Islamic extremist group, has named a new leader after confirming the killing of its previous leader by a US air strike, a commander of the group said.<p>The Somali …

Former French hostage says Brussels attack suspect was among his captors in Syria

PARIS (Reuters) - A French journalist held hostage for months in Syria said on Saturday that one of his captors was a Frenchman suspected of killing four people at the Jewish Museum in Brussels in May.<p>The reporter, Nicolas Henin, said he recognized Mehdi Nemmouche from video shown to him as part of …

Libya accuses Khartoum of flying weapons to Islamist rebels in Tripoli

Sudan insists weapons were intended for legitimate border forces patrolling the southern desert<p>Libya has expelled the Sudanese military attache after accusing Khartoum of flying weapons to Islamist rebels in Tripoli, raising fears of a widening regional conflict.<p>The government, which has fled …

Earthquake shakes Iceland volcano, still no ash | Reuters

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - An earthquake struck the region around Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano on Sunday while fissures in the area continued to spew out lava but still none of the ash that could hamper airline traffic.<p>Picture shows clouds over a 1-km-long fissure in a lava field north of the …