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'Legitimized in their hatred': a weekend of violence in Trump's America

Has Donald Trump’s presidency emboldened racial violence? A brutal double murder in Portland, a stabbing in California, and the hit-and-run death of a Native American man – all within a few days – are dark signs<p>Anthony Hammond was screaming racial slurs in the parking lot of a California apartment …

Corruption in Nigeria: Buhari Wants Foreign Help to Return Stolen Money—These Three Cases Show Why

Nigeria has a long history of corruption, with government officials, public sector workers and private enterprises all having siphoned billions of …

Nigeria

Sharing Is Caring: China's Smartphone 'Share Economy' Is Booming

Need to charge your phone urgently to make an important call? Need a bike quickly? Forget to bring your umbrella on a rainy day? If you’re in a Chinese city then the chances are there’s no need to worry. That’s because there are now dozens of smartphone-based apps offering to rent almost anything …

China

Unexplained abductions in Malaysia raise concerns

Scant updates from the police and silence from the politicians on the disappearances of four Malaysian pastors and community workers have prompted …

The 3-Ingredient Pizza Crust That Rocks Our World

If you've ever made your own pizza crust, it was probably either for a special occasion or during a cooking class. It just feels so... gourmet. Which …

Viola Davis honoured by Harvard

Viola Davis

On the Red Carpet at BAFTA: Pictures

How to Keep Up with #BlackHistoryMonth on Flipboard

February is Black History Month, and here are the ways to read and learn about the black experience in America. From historic civil rights moments like the speeches of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to police brutality and modern social media activism, there are decades of ground to cover. Here are …

Black History

NYPD Cops Who Arrested Black Mailman Have History of Alleged Civil Rights Violations | VICE News

<b>VICE News is closely watching policing in America. Check out the Officer Involved blog here.</b><p>Outrage over the arrest of a black mailman in Brooklyn has escalated following the disclosure that the officers involved have a history of alleged civil rights violations. New York City officials are now …

After She Swam For Her Life To Greece, Syrian Refugee Now Olympic Hopeful

“I want to show everybody that it’s hard to arrive at your dreams but it’s not impossible."<p>This Syrian refugee was swimming for her life a few months ago. But now she's using her skills in hopes of making a splash on the Olympic scene.<p>Yusra Mardini, an 18-year-old Syrian refugee who fled Damascus …

Blasphemy cases rise in Egypt and Christians bear the brunt

NASSARIYA, Egypt (AP) — In the video, the Egyptian Christian teens laugh playfully as a couple of them kneel down, imitating Muslim prayers, then another slides his hand under one boy's neck, imitating the trademark beheadings of the Islamic State group.<p>The boys were playing around, satirizing the …

Netflix plans to give users more control over data consumption amid video-throttling controversy

Last week, Verizon and AT&T went on the defensive after T-Mobile chief John Legere claimed in a video that his mobile network serves up better-quality Netflix streams than those of his two rivals.<p>It turns out that Legere was, in fact, correct, but the culprits in this data-choking chicanery <i>aren’t</i> …

T-Mobile

Blizzard 2016 Barrels Up East Coast With Deadly Force

Weather<p>A killer snowstorm that paralyzed parts of the South then swept into the nation's capital turned its sights on greater New York City early Saturday, packing gale-force winds, heavy snow and coastal flooding.<p>By the time the storm moves out Sunday, one in seven Americans could be under at …

Women Forced to Work in Wartime Brothels Were Not Sex Slaves, Japan's Foreign Minister Says

Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida said on Monday that women forced to work in Japanese military brothels during World War II should not be …

Cameron wants Muslim women to learn English, or be deported with their kids if they fail

Cameron, who introduced his policy on Monday with a column in The Times and an interview on the BBC's Today Programme, said that anyone coming into Britain on a spousal visa will be tested after two and a half years to see if their English has improved. If it hasn't they could be kicked out along …

Sudan president barred from leaving South Africa

Human rights groups call on South Africa’s government to comply with the ICC arrest warrant for Omar al-Bashir<p>South Africa’s high court has barred Sudan’s president, Omar al-Bashir, from leaving the country in a dispute over alleged war crimes that could undermine the authority of the international …

Fifa corruption: 'Morocco won 2010 World Cup vote - not South Africa' - as it happened

Follow full coverage of the latest allegations surrounding football's governing body Fifa as the situation develops throughout the day<p>• <b>'Morocco actually won 2010 World Cup vote'</b><br>• <b>Lord Coe exclusive: FA should be Fifa insiders, not snipe from touchline</b><p>Latest<p>17.45<p>We're going to wrap this blog up here. …

Dennis Hastert Hid His Skeletons As He Helped Push GOP's Anti-Gay Agenda

WASHINGTON -- During the 2004 elections, George W. Bush's campaign, managed by a closeted gay man, pushed a series of anti-gay ballot initiatives across the country. The House of Representatives, led by a male speaker who allegedly sexually assaulted a male minor, moved a constitutional amendment …

Security News This Week: Macs Can Get Hacked, and So Can Personal Federal Data

<i>So many hacks, so few days in the week to write alarming stories about every one. Every weekend, WIRED Security rounds up the security</i> …

Retailers Cite 'Insufficient Customer Demand' as Biggest Reason for Not Supporting Apple Pay

Despite Apple dubbing 2015 "the year of Apple Pay" in its January earnings call, a number of big-name retailers remain skeptical over the contactless payments service, according to <i>Reuters</i>. The service launched last October in the U.S. and has steadily gained support from numerous banks and …

Apple Pay

In South Africa, continuing racism leads blacks to doubt Mandela's vision

Early one weekend morning, just after the nightclubs had closed, three young white men ambled into the harsh fluorescent light of a South African takeout food franchise. They whistled at the staffers, all of them black, tugged their clothing and pulled their caps askew. When customers Sikhulekile …

CDC: 150 Possibly Had Contact With Lassa Fever Victim

Federal and state health officials have identified more than 150 people who possibly had contact with a patient who died of Lassa Fever, the Centers …

Sprucing Up the Pine Box: Inside Ghana’s Novelty Coffin Industry

<i>The Kane Kwei Coffins workshop in Teshie, Accra has been creating and selling fantasy coffins since the 1980s (All photos: Angelica Calabrese)</i><p>The …

Nigeria: 28 kids killed by lead poisoning from gold mining

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) — Twenty-eight children have died from lead poisoning from illegal gold mining in a remote west-central village, Nigerian health …

The Artist Behind The 'Sexist' Newsweek Cover Speaks: 'I Wanted to Depict the Harassment That Women Suffer'

On Friday I interviewed Edel Rodriguez, the artist behind the Newsweek cover that has people tweeting in shock and exclaiming their outrage on the nation's morning shows. As the cofounder of PowerToFly, the first platform that places women in tech positions they can do in offices or from home, I'm …