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Latin America
Middle East

Former Iranian President Bani-Sadr: Saudi-Iran Clash Is About Power, Not Religion

<i>Abolhassan Bani-Sadr was the first president of the Islamic Republic of Iran after the 1979 revolution. He answered these questions for The WorldPost by email from Paris, where he lives in exile.</i><p><b>The Shia-Sunni clash that was being conducted through proxy wars from Yemen to Syria to Iraq is now out</b> …

Middle East

Militarized police violence in Latin America

Riot police walk through a cloud of smoke from a fire extinguisher during a protest over the 43 missing Ayotzinapa students, near the Benito Juarez International airport in Mexico City November 20, 2014. Carlos Jasso/Reuters<p>Crime has become the most prevalent threat to security in Latin America, …

Mexico
Middle East

Japanese prisons are starting to look like nursing homes

Remember the first season of Monty Python's Flying Circus? The skit about roving gangs of elderly British women? The idea seemed absurd at the time. Today, it seems prophetic.<p>In recent decades, overall crime rates in Japan have fallen. However, the National Police Agency says that during the first …

Crime

How ISIS Spread in the Middle East

And how to stop it<p>“It is perfectly true, as the philosophers say, that life must be understood backwards. But they forget the other proposition: that it must be lived forwards.” This observation was made in 1843 by the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard in a journal entry, but it might have been …

Middle East

Ibn al-Haytham (Latinized to Alhazen) - World's First True Scientist ~Tag yo...

Ibn al-Haytham (Latinized to Alhazen) - World's First True Scientist<p>~Tag your friends and share~<p>Alhazen, the great Islamic polymath. Alhazen was born …

7 Books That Will Train Your Brain to Overachieve | Inc.com

The human brain is the most powerful tool you can possibly possess. Are you training and using your brain to its full potential? These seven books will help you achieve the peak performance you’ll need to compete, today and in the future.<p>1. Curious<p><b>Subtitle:</b> The Desire to Know and Why Your Future …

London School of Economics

8 Ways to Improve Your Brain Power

Don't you wish you had more control over your brain?<p>From idea generation and meetings to crunching numbers and copywriting, there are a lot of different situations in which more focus and improved cognitive function would prove beneficial. It would allow you to get more done in a shorter amount of …

The Brain

A Former Inmate Talks About How Prisons Manufacture Criminals

Prisoners often suffer dehumanizing abuse at the hands of guards and other inmates, and are ill-prepared to get jobs and homes once they're out—is it any wonder so many of them go back to crime?<p>Right now, there are over 2.2 million Americans in prison. We imprison a larger portion of our population …

Crime

13 Chinese customs that are shocking to foreigners

Every country has its own culture and unique customs that come with it. Understanding the social etiquette of the country before visiting can help to make the experience less overwhelming.<p>In China, you might be surprised to find that burping is considered a way of complimenting the chef or that a …

Diapers

Christianity To Islam: 13 Reasons Why Adebayor Made The Switch

<b>That Togolese footballer, Emmanuel Adebayor converted to Islam is no longer news. The news had gone viral and the Aston Villa bound striker had also</b> …

Christianity

The girl covered from head to toe in coarse dark hair: Eight-year-old now hopes to raise money for laser treatment so she can 'live a normal life'

• <b>Xiaoling was born with Hypertrichosis which causes excess hair</b>• <b><br>She is covered in dark black hair from head to toe and often gets teased</b>• <b><br>She cannot swim</b> …

Father who 'murdered five including his doctor ex and her two daughters' is now charged with the death of his step-son, 2, who mysteriously died from a head injury last year

• <b>Family and friends identified three of the victims as Dr Amanda Crew, 38, and her daughters, six-month-old Rachael and six-year-old Elizabeth</b>• <b><br>Suspect</b> …

'Child serial killer' confesses to sexually assaulting and murdering 15 victims as young as six after getting drunk and 'losing control of his mind' in India

• <b>Labourer Ravinder Kumar, 24, was arrested over murder of six-year-old girl</b>• <b><br>Confessed to killing 14 other children while being questioned by</b> …

Man who raped his own daughter and fathered her child is jailed - and the girl cries out 'I love you' as he's led out of court

• <b>Man raped his daughter repeatedly over four years from when she was 10</b>• <b><br>He had 'poisoned' youngster against her mother who did not live with them</b>• <b><br>His</b> …

I won't give her a penny! Spitting fury on behalf of all ex-husbands, the eco tycoon whose former wife wants a slice of his millions - 23 years AFTER they divorced

• <b>Dale Vince separated from Kathleen Wyatt when he was penniless traveler</b>• <b><br>They divorced in 1992 and he didn't see or hear from her for 15 years</b>• <b><br>Now, Ms</b> …

17 Things You Missed At The MTV Movie Awards

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Undercover in North Korea: American woman who posed as teacher reveals how even rogue state's brightest students didn't know where the Pyramids are

• <b>Suki Kim, a Korean-American journalist, taught for two terms at Pyongyang University of Technology while pretending to be a Christian missionary</b>• <b><br>Would</b> …

Poetic genius who despised women: Celebrated as the ultimate romantic English hero, a new memoir reveals Rupert Brooke was a vicious sadist who thought all women were 'beasts'

Grantchester Meadows had surely never seen anything like it, especially in the rather primly conservative Edwardian age.<p>The young couple, emerging …

Jesus Wants Me to Have This Jet

Pastor Creflo Dollar has spoken to God, and God wants him to buy a $65 million private jet. His congregation, thus far, has obliged his every …

How one mother's heroism saved her children's lives... but ruined her marriage: Brave mom who stopped runaway SUV with her OWN BODY tells her remarkable story 11 years on - and how she will never walk again

• <b>In 1999, Joy Veron, now 46, saved her children by throwing herself beneath the wheels of a SUV that was rolling towards a cliff with them inside</b>• <b><br>She</b> …

Australian arrested in Philippines after girl's body found buried under his home 'ran paedophile ring for international clients'... and depraved video haul has shocked seasoned police

• <b>Peter Gerard Scully was arrested in Philippines on child sex abuse charges</b> <b></b>• <b><br>52-year-old was reportedly turned young Malaysian woman into a prostitute</b>• <b><br>He</b> …

Four sentenced to death in Tanzania for brutally murdering young albino woman in order to use her body parts as good luck charms

• <b>Zawadi Mangidu, 22, was killed by a gang in north-western town of Geita</b>• <b><br>Her husband was among the group who carried out the savage attack</b>• <b><br>Group killed</b> …

5 Different Religions & How They Deal With Their Dead

Death is our common denominator — our shared, inevitable destination — but how we handle it varies widely from community to community. Some 2.6 …

Spirituality

HS Football Player Julian Jones Dies at 16

Julian Jones, a highly regarded Alabama high school football player, died Monday from an apparent suicide. He was 16.<p>John Talty of AL.com reports Jones, the son of former NFL tight end Anthony Jones, was an emerging talent at defensive end. He also followed in his father's footsteps, playing tight …

College Football

Night of terror in a tiny rural Missouri town: How reclusive gunman killed seven of his cousins and neighbors after finding his elderly mom dead - and a fleeing shoeless girl in a nightie raised the alarm

• <b>Nine people are dead in Texas County, Missouri, at four separate sites</b> <b></b>• <b><br>Gunman Joseph Aldridge, 36, is cousin to two of the victims</b> <b></b>• <b><br>His mother Alice,</b> …