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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> …

The reckless plot to overthrow Africa's most absurd dictator | Andrew Rice

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 …

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

More than 40% of the most influential people in Britain went to independent school, according to research which has further highlighted concerns about their disproportionate impact in fields ranging from finance to the arts.<p>The Debrett’s 500 also found that around a fifth of people on the list, …

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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Indonesia quake victims speak out<p>Shaved ice is the hottest trend in South Korea<p>Haley visits Venezuela border, announces $9 million in humanitarian aid<p>…

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

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 …

Poolside at the Taj

The pool at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel is the center piece for outdoor life at the property. In the morning, it's yoga to the sound of the gray chested house crow sitting in window sills throughout. In the afternoon and evening, it's swimming in an oval shaped pool lorded over by two lion fountains.

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 …

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

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 militants unanimously selected Ahmad Umar, also known as Abu Ubaidah, at a meeting in an undisclosed location in …

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

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 Tripoli for eastern Libya, accused Khartoum of sending a transport plane loaded with munitions for …

Earthquake shakes Iceland volcano, still no ash

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 …