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3 Things You Should Know If You're Just Starting Out in Photography

If you’re just starting out in photography, there’s a lot of information to absorb. And while much of that info is important to know, it can get a …

Is Russia-China-Pakistan Axis Becoming A Reality? – Analysis

By Harsha Kakar<p>The west, led by the United States, is presently involved in a new cold war with Russia. Post the re-election of President Putin and …

'This Is Making a Lot of Christians in China Very Nervous'

The case of a bishop detained by the Chinese government—and what it says about a looming deal between Beijing and the Vatican<p>The Chinese government detained a beloved Catholic bishop earlier this week in an apparent attempt to keep him out of sight around the Easter holidays, just as an end to a …

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Googlers are furious about their AI being used with military drones

Gizmodo reports that Google employees are enraged at the company after discovering that the AI they built is presently being used by the US Department of Defense (DoD) to analyze the massive troves of video footage captured by military drones.<p>It’s part of Project Maven, aka, Algorithmic Warfare …

Here's How to Get Android Apps Running on Your Laptop

It makes more sense than ever to put some Android apps on you laptop. As well as giving you access to apps that have no desktop or web equivalent …

Duterte warns end to US defence pact during Japan visit

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has arrived in Japan for three-day of talks, but the first day of his visit was overshadowed by his rants against the United States, calling Americans "foolish" while threatening to cut off a 2014 defence pact with Washington DC.<p>"The Americans are really a …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

Obama urges world leaders to hold course against ISIL

<b>New York -</b> US President Barack Obama has urged members of a US-led coalition to hold course in its fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) against a backdrop of growing Russian military deployments to bolster Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's government.<p>Obama said the US-led …

Xi says China won't use force to achieve aims

Chinese President Xi Jinping has vowed to always use peaceful means in pursuit of Beijing's goals, including in maritime disputes, just days after US President Barack Obama warned of the dangers of outright conflict in Asia.<p>"China remains unshakable in its resolve to pursue peaceful development. …

FireChat in Hong Kong: How an app tapped its way into the protests

The revolution will not be televised but it will be tweeted, instant messaged or, in the case of Hong Kong, broadcast on mesh networks like FireChat.<p>FireChat -- an 'off-the-grid' smartphone app -- emerged this month as the technological glue holding Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests together and a …

Spotlight On: The Many Facets of Brazil

Whenever I say I am from Brazil, I usually get a big smile and comments about soccer and the country’s beautiful beaches. The friendly attitude of …

8 Reasons A Trip To The Philippines Should Be In Your Future

There's an incredible chain of tropical islands in the Pacific that is sprinkled with pink, white and black sand beaches, ultra-relaxing luxury resorts, charming countrysides and villages, exotic foods and an enticing nightlife. You know it exists, but you've probably never thought of planning a …

Will the U.S. Really Defend Japan?

If the unthinkable happens, and the dispute in the East China Sea between Japan and China over the Senkaku islands (called the Diaoyu islands by the …

In Pictures: Gaza Devastation

Displaced Palestinians across the Gaza Strip took advantage of a brief ceasefire on Friday to inspect their homes. But the lull in fighting was short-lived - within two hours, the truce collapsed with Israel and Hamas blaming each other for violating the agreement.<p>Thousands of buildings have been …

Israeli PM vows to continue Gaza operation

Israel is prepared to continue fighting Hamas in the Gaza Strip after the army completes its primary mission of destroying cross-border tunnels from the Palestinian territory, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said.<p>In a news conference in Tel Aviv on Saturday, Netanyahu said the Israeli army …

25 Gorgeous Hikes You Have to Do in Your Lifetime

Allow us to introduce you to your hiking bucket list<p>Research shows that spending time outside is vital to our health—and that exercising outdoors is more satisfying and can burn more calories. Luckily, you can get a workout and a hefty dose of vitamin N at the same time by hiking. These 25 …

Ten of the best food and drink secrets in Europe

With its momentous history, cutting-edge culture, and breathtaking landscapes, Europe comprises an extraordinary wealth of sights, sounds, peoples and parties. But it’s the endlessly varied cuisine that makes us reach for our passports again and again. Whether you’ve been to Europe once or 100 …

The Week in Review: Live From Latin America

Inside Flipboard / June 6, 2014<p>Connected by language and history, Latin America is a broad tapestry of many different people and ideas. An important …

California's top experiences

From towering redwood forests in foggy Northern California to perfectly sun-kissed surf beaches in the south, this 'Golden State' alongside the Pacific simply begs to be explored. Come for the landscape, stay for the sensational meals, and glimpse the future in the making on America's creative …

Obama to Urge European Allies to Stay Tough on Russia

President To See Putin, Ukraine President-Elect on Europe Trip<p>WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama, concerned international pressure on Russia may ease in the wake of a successful election in Ukraine, will use a visit to Europe this week to urge U.S. allies to maintain a hard line against Moscow.<p>"What …

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Australian defence minister backs US on China’s ‘destabilising’ actions

Australia’s defence minister David Johnston has backed comments by his US counterpart Chuck Hagel accusing China of "destabilising" actions in the South China Sea.<p>Speaking in Singapore on Saturday, Hagel accused China of a number of alleged infractions, including against the Philippines and …

China media criticise US and Japan leaders

<b>Papers criticise the US and Japan for taking an "anti-China stand" at the Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore.</b><p>On Sunday, Chinese army general Wang Guanzhong denounced Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and US defence secretary Chuck Hagel for making "provocative" speeches against China.<p>Mr Hagel had …

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Japan Bolsters Its Military Spending

TOKYO-Troubled with increasingly belligerent regional overtures by China, Japan continues expanding its defense spending and building a legal framework for new wartime functionalities in keeping with their post-World War II treaty obligations curtailing military capabilities.<p>In meetings with the …

China army official blasts U.S. ‘provocative challenge’

China asserted a bold vision of itself as the pre-eminent power in East Asia, sparring with the U.S. at a meeting of the world’s top defense …

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New York's Chicest Gardens to Eat In

Now that the sun's out, brunch season is upon us and there's nothing better than enjoying the first meal of the day in a chic garden. Here, we've gathered some of our favorite spots in the city to do exactly that.<p><b>1)</b> Ladurée SoHo: We can't think of a better place to Instagram one of Ladurée's famed …

Teaching and learning peace online: Daryn Cambridge at TEDxAmericanUniversity