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Apple unveils MacBook Pro with touch bar on top of keyboard

After four long years, Apple unveiled on Thursday a new MacBook Pro.<p>At an event held at its headquarters, the company showed off new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro notebooks. Both include a new display called the Touch Bar at the top of the keyboard.<p>The display, positioned where the function keys …

Apple

'Talaq' and the battle to ban the three words that grant India's Muslim men instant divorce

India’s supreme court may declare unconstitutional a practice that allows men to end marriages with the triple utterance of the word talaq<p>Talaq, talaq, talaq: for more than a decade Arshiya feared the words like some dark incantation.<p>When she caught her husband talking online to other women, he …

India

You’ll Love this Hilarious, Awesome Parody of a Sexist GQ Photoshoot on Rock Climbing

Climbing

Economics Builds a Tower of Babel

In Lewis Carroll’s "Through the Looking Glass," Humpty Dumpty proudly declares: "When I use a word, it means just what I choose it to mean-- neither …

Economics

It’s the end of globalization as we know it

At first, it seems like a small thing. Reuters reports this morning that the European Union is weighing whether to start requiring visas from Canadian and US visitors to the region.<p>This would be an incredibly shortsighted thing to do, given the lucrative tourist trade based on North Americans …

Chinese politicians are about to undergo a creepy year-long Marxist 'education' training

There, says Xi, they will learn about "self-discipline" and "good values."<p>"Arranging the new study campaign is a step toward expanding intra-Party education from 'a key few' to the Party members more broadly, and a switch from centralized study to study conducted more frequently," Xi said.<p>A move …

Communist Party

Soul-searching in China as bystanders ignore woman being attacked in hotel

Video of the incident in Beijing is viewed millions of times and sparks debate about why witnesses to such violence so often turn a blind eye<p>The alleged perpetrator of a brutal attack on a woman in a Beijing hotel that has outraged China has been arrested in a city more than 750km from the Chinese …

These Amazing Aerial Photos Turn Landscapes Into Abstract Art

<b>In honor of Earth Day (April 22), we’re shining the spotlight on the Four Elements: Wind, Water, Earth, and Fire! This month on ISO, you’ll find</b> …

Fallout From Panama Papers Echoes Around The World

<b>Updated at 8:10 p.m. ET</b><p>One law firm, 11.5 million files.<p>The massive trove of emails, contracts and other papers from Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca is being called the largest document leak in history.<p>For more than a year, a huge team of international investigative journalists sifted through …

Saudi Arabia's bitter Lebanese divorce

BEIRUT/RIYADH (Reuters) - The waspish cartoon in a Saudi-owned newspaper summed up the anger behind Riyadh’s decision to cancel billions of dollars in military aid and suspend decades of engagement in Lebanon’s fraught politics. “The State of Lebanon: April Fool”, it read.<p>An employee walks on …

Middle East

Cleaning Up the World: End Dirty Money

The <b>Panama Papers</b> make one thing plain and undeniable: the most commonly used money laundering route runs right through the heart of our societies.<p>For …

Terrorism, racism and preventable loss

The governments of great Western powers are used to believing that terrorists are enemies who come from places miles away from their respective …

50 documentaries you need to see

Ten of the best nonfiction film-makers today choose their own favourites, from serial killer stories and studies in the horrors of war to meta pranks<p>• Storyville’s Nick Fraser on the power of the documentary form<p><b>The Texan director’s feature debut, The Act of Killing (2012), and its follow-up, The</b> …

Non-fiction

Sumatran Tigers, Close to Extinction

Human Journey<p><i>This article is brought to you by the</i> <i>International League of Conservation Photographers (iLCP)</i><i>. Read our</i> <i>other articles</i> <i>on the National Geographic Voices blog featuring the work of our iLCP Fellow Photographers all around the world.</i><p><b>Text and Photos by iLCP Fellow Paul Hilton</b><p>As I raise my …

Brussels bomb brothers latest in string of sibling attackers

LONDON (AP) — The Tsarnaev brothers wreaked carnage in Boston. The Kouachi brothers attacked Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris. In Brussels, officials …

Terrorism

The obscene moral hypocrisy on Brussels: Why are terror attacks against civilians in the Middle East ignored?

<b>People display a solidarity banner in Brussels following bomb attacks in Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016. Banner reads "I am Brussels" in French and in Flemish languages. REUTERS/Charles Platiau - RTSBS6P (Reuters)</b><p>The hundreds killed in the Middle East in the past few days don’t get a fraction of …

Middle East

Obama

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Turkey: Academics Jailed For Signing Petition

Hundreds Investigated for ‘Terrorism’ Expand The Academics for Peace petition signed by 1128 academics was read out at a press conference in Istanbul …

Tajikistan's Fight Against Political Islam

How Fears of Terrorism Stifle Free Speech Expand Islamic Renaissance Party of Tajikistan (IRPT) members at an IRPT party congress in Khujand, …

Tajikistan

Chomsky hits back at Erdoğan, accusing him of double standards on terrorism

US academic says Turkish president – who has condemned leftwing critics for ignorance – has been aiding Isis, which he blamed for bomb attack on Istanbul<p>The leftwing US academic Noam Chomsky has hit back at Recep Tayyip Erdoğan after the Turkish president accused him of ignorance and sympathising …

Jakarta attacks: #KamiTidakTakut hashtag shows Indonesians are not afraid

In the face of chaos on the streets of the Indonesian capital, citizens respond with solidarity, declaring: ‘We are not afraid’<p>As the details of the string of fatal attacks on Jakarta began to emerge on Thursday, Indonesians responded with a message of defiance, using the hashtag #<b>KamiTidakTakut</b>, …

Corruption and the '€˜dark force'€™ of misplaced obedience

The year 2015 has just passed but some will not look upon it with fondness. Many say it was a dark year in the history of corruption eradication in …

Higher education in Cuba: a vision (Part 1)

By Rolby Milian<p>Education has always been one of the propaganda bulwarks that the Regime of Havana has used to sell the image of Cuba as a perfect, …

Higher Education

China's New Anti-terror Law to Pass Sunday

China is set to pass its controversial new anti-terrorism law on Sunday, the largely rubber-stamp parliament said on Friday, despite U.S. criticism about its cyber provisions and concerns over human rights.<p>The draft law, which could require technology firms to install "back doors" in products or …

6 factors that will shape the global economy in 2016

2016 will be a challenging and difficult year for the global economy.<p>Global growth is picking up somewhat after a number of weak years. A global GDP growth rate of 3.5%, the latest IMF forecast, is lower than the 4.5% average that preceded the decade before the great recession, but it is better …

World Economy

A Religious Forecast For 2050: Atheism Is Down, Islam Is Rising

By the end of the century, Muslims could outnumber Christians for the first time in history, according to a report released by the Pew Research Center.<p>"Another way of thinking about it is Christianity had a seven-century head-start on Islam, and Islam is finally catching up," says Alan Cooperman, …

Religion

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: My Very Muslim Christmas

Although I am Muslim, I have a deep affection and respect for Christmas. Affection because I was raised Catholic and the holiday season is a …

The devastating 45 Years is as much a ghost story as a marriage drama

Looked at one way, the most significant character in <i>45 Years</i> hasn’t a single line of dialogue, appears only in still photographs, and died a …

Paranormal

The Best Documentaries on Netflix

You've seen the best horror films, comedy series, romantic flicks, films featuring a Strong Female Lead, just the overall best releases, and the best …

Michael Moore wants to make America great again with Where To Invade Next

When Michael Moore’s latest documentary was announced as part of the Toronto International Film Festival lineup a few months ago, only its title,</i> …