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Narendra Modi’s remarks on religious tolerance spark national debate in India

When prime minister Narendra Modi took the stage last week at an event honouring Indian Catholic saints, he raised an issue that many – including some in the Obama administration – had long hoped he would take up: religious freedom.<p>“My government will ensure that there is complete freedom of faith …

Beautiful Aerial Portraits of Classic Taxis Showcase Daily Life in Cuba

Thomas Mcinicke's beautiful portraits of old-model taxis in modern-day Cuba offer artful insight into the island nation's daily life. The shots are angled from above, as if the onlooker is gazing down at a bustling street from a Havana balcony. The portraits showcase the great variety of private …

13 Striking Soviet Propaganda Posters You Can Hang On Your Wall

“Soon the Whole World Will Be Ours. Workers of All Countries, Unite!”<p>After the Bolsheviks established the world’s first communist state during the Russian Revolution of 1917, its next goal, as dictated by the Communist Manifesto, was to extend its revolution around the world. Visual propaganda, …

Apple apparently buys company behind respected Alchemy software synth

Apple has reportedly bought UK audio software developer Camel Audio, a company known for its instruments, plugins, and apps, including the respected Alchemy synth. Camel Audio mysteriously announced it was shutting down in January without explanation, but an update to the company's corporate …

Activists warn of end of Christian presence in Middle East as Isis seizes 90 Assyrians

Islamic State militants kidnapped 90 Christians in north-east Syria as the jihadis retreated in the face of a Kurdish counter-offensive, a monitoring group has said.<p>The reported kidnappings are the latest blow to the ancient Christian presence in the region, heightening insecurity after a video was …

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Articles about who knew relaxed tropical retreat could be made shipping containers on Dwell.com - Dwell

This modern residence and gallery near San Jose, Costa Rica uses metal boxes like puzzle pieces to create a photographer's dream...<p>I wish I could see this cool new pop-up shop in person, but alas, it's in Manhattan and only until October 31. It's the first...<p>Using shipping containers to create …

Google employee reveals a new Chromebook Pixel's due out soon

The first Chromebook Pixel wasn't exactly a huge seller, what with its hefty price tag and all, but Google's apparently still preparing to release a second version. <i>OMG! Chrome!</i> spotted a video of Renee Niemi, who's in charge of Android and Chrome for Work and Education, at the recent Google …

ISIS capital in Syria is 'like a big prison,' activist says

<b>(CNN) —</b> It's not hard to get into Raqqa. The problem, one prominent activist tells CNN, is getting out.<p>Abu Ibrahim al-Raqqawi's voice is calm and measured as he describes life inside the city ISIS claims as the capital of its so-called caliphate. But the horrors he details are harrowing.<p>Airstrikes. …