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Oxfam says world's rich threaten democracy

The world's elite have rigged laws in their own favour undermining democracy and creating a chasm of inequality across the globe, charity Oxfam said in advance of the annual get-together of the world's most powerful at Davos.<p>Inequality has run so out of control, that the 85 richest people on the …

Get Fit Like a Wild Man: A Primer on MovNat and Outdoor Training | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from MovNat founder Erwan Le Corre.</i><p>“A pattern that had been familiar throughout history is that after a war is …

UN: War crimes happening in South Sudan

The UN has said it has evidence of the use of child soldiers and mass war crimes committed by both sides in South Sudan's civil war.<p>Ivan Simonovic, UN assistant secretary-general for human rights, said on Friday that South Sudan faces a "horrifying human-rights disaster" that has killed thousands …

Turkey passes controversial medical aid bill

A controversial medical bill that makes it a crime for doctors to provide emergency first aid without government authorisation has come into force in Turkey despite an outcry from rights groups.<p>Under the legislation that was approved by President Abdullah Gul on Friday, those convicted could be …

Shifting strategy for abortion battles

Conservative states that ran into legal trouble passing some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation last year have shifted their approach for 2014: smaller instead of sweeping.<p>Rather than bans that directly challenge <i>Roe v. Wade</i>, many states are again going for more incremental measures …

In The Midst Of Record Oil Boom, Obama Administration Seeks More Oil Production

America produced an average of 7.5 million barrels of crude oil per day in 2013, an increase of one million barrels per day and the biggest one-year …

This Is Why You Can Never Keep Your New Year's Resolutions

We start every new year with the feeling of a clean slate, a time that we can set our goals and intentions and actually make the changes we want to see in our lives, to get rid of those nagging bad habits and usher in some good ones. But by February, many of our resolutions are already abandoned or …