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The Coming New Cold War

The U.S. and Russia are sinking billions into nuclear-capable bombers, missiles, and submarines. Another round of “Mutually Assured Destruction,” anyone?

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Iran to give military grant to Lebanese army, official says

The Lebanese Army has been stepping up efforts to prevent Sunni Muslim fighters from Syria entering Lebanese border towns

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Beijing won’t back down as democracy protesters set Wednesday deadline, Hong Kong leader says

The statement from Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying dashed hopes that the standoff between demonstrators and authorities could be resolved quickly through negotiations

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Gotham Recap: Hose Down the Room

“This is Gotham: You don’t bend, you get broke,” insists Captain Sarah Essen declaratively at the start of Gotham’s second episode, “Selina Kyle.” She’s not wrong, and thankfully, director Danny Cannon and writer/series creator Bruno Heller are a little more flexible here than they were in the pilot. Individual sub-plots … More »

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No visas for heads of Russian, Chinese space agency to attend major conference

The leaders of Russia’s and China’s space agencies were conspicuous by their absence at the opening plenary session, sparking questions from among the thousands of participants

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Coding for cannabis cash

The startups hoping to transform the marijuana industry

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Rejoice! Finally, the Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice Is Here

Let’s get right to the good stuff, people: The trailer for Paul Thomas Anderson’s next film, Inherent Vice, has finally dropped. Joaquin Phoenix stars as the gummed-up gumshoe at the center of this adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s psychedelic detective story, and there’s a vast array of actors circling him in … More »

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Third video of UK hostage released

A third video has appeared featuring British hostage John Cantlie who is being held by Islamic State militants.

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Lena Dunham Will Pay Her Book-Tour Volunteers After All

Consider this micro-scandal squashed: Hours after Gawker raised a stink, Lena Dunham announced that she would in fact pay the local artists working as warm-up acts on her upcoming book tour. “As an artist raised by artists, no one believes more than I do that creators should be fairly compensated … More »

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UN racism envoy puts South Korea’s reputation for prejudice to test

<!– google_ad_section_start –> South Korea’s efforts to rid itself of a reputation for casual racial discrimination and overbearing ethnic nationalism will come under scrutiny this week from the UN’s top expert on racism. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Sudden eruption of Japanese volcano a rare phenomenon, says French vulcanologist

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The suddenness of the eruption of Japan’s Mount Ontake volcano is an extremely rare phenomenon which makes it impossible to take precautionary measures, according to a French specialist. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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When problems equate to happiness

<!– google_ad_section_start –> Solving a mathematical problem may sounds like a headache for many of us. But for Professor George Lusztig the challenge has beauty, not least because it allows the solver to be judged on his or her merits. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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From cloak and dagger to mouse and pad: Mossad recruiting moves online

<!– google_ad_section_start –> It used to be that if you wanted to join one of the world’s most secretive espionage organisations you had to sneak into a foreign embassy, answer a cryptic newspaper ad or show up in a nondescript building in Tel Aviv to meet a shadowy recruiter. Now all it takes to apply for a job at Israel’s Mossad spy agency is a click of the mouse. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Masters of Sex Season 2 Finale Recap: Martini Thrown for Effect

If there’s one thing season two of Masters of Sex taught us, it’s that you can drop Lizzy Caplan and Michael Sheen in a room with a script — any script — and get unique, compelling results. Seriously, wouldn’t it be great if instead of the exploits of Masters and Johnson, next … More »

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Syria’s White Helmets – the Most Dangerous Job In the World

Khaled hadn’t slept for 48 hours — when, at the site of a barrel bombing in Aleppo, he heard a baby crying. Delirious, he ventured back into the building’s rubble, despite his colleagues claiming that everyone had been accounted for, and there, behind a slab of concrete, was a baby — alive, despite being covered in dust from the concrete building. Khaled is one of 750 members of the Syrian Civil Defense, also known as the White Helmets, a group of volunteer rescue workers that emerged in the liberated areas of Syria after basic infrastructure began crumbling in the chaos of the civil war. The Syria Civil Defense began as a collective of ordinary civilians — once tailors, teachers and construction workers before the uprising began — responding to local bombings, attempting to help in any way that they could. In its early stages, many medical professionals criticized the civil defense teams, pointing out that without medical expertise many of their well-intentioned acts could be causing more harm than good with bombing survivors in critical condition. However, after a preliminary medical and rescue training — and the uniform, including the white helmets that gave them their name — the Syrian Civil Defense returned to their respective neighborhoods equipped to save the first lives. “I asked an international team how many had responded to a bomb attack, and maybe one hand went up,” said James Le Mesurier, Syrian Civil Defense program manager at Analysis Research and Knowledge and founder of the not-for-profit organization May Day Rescue. “With the Syrian Civil Defense, every hand in the room goes up.” Now, the Syrian Civil Defense has saved more than 2,500 lives with 60 teams across the liberated areas of Syria. Although many of the residents of liberated areas like Aleppo and Idlib have fled, those that remain — often either the poorest and most vulnerable or most dedicated residents — experience daily indiscriminate shelling and aerial bombardments from the Assad regime, destroying neighborhoods and brutally killing and maiming civilians in the process. Despite the risk of a secondary bombing, a common regime tactic, the White Helmets immediately rush to the site of the bombing, moving aside concrete to pick out bodies and rush anyone who might still be alive to the hospital. “There used to be an uncertainty that a bomb could be dropped at any moments, and — if it happened to be dropped on your house — you would die,” Le Mesurier said. “Now there is hope amongst people that even if their building does collapse, they can be rescued.” Political impartiality is central to the White Helmet’s operation. While Syria is riddled with strife between those who support the regime and those who support the opposition in fighting for a free Syria — not to mention the encroaching Islamic State — the White Helmets are blind to these loyalties as they perform their work. Although most of their work comes in the aftermath of Assad’s barrel bombs — which pummel some neighborhoods more than 50 times per day — the rescue workers have also been known to risk sniper fire to help those loyal to the regime. Twenty-six Syrian Civil Defense members have died while working, making it one of the most dangerous jobs in the world with a 5 percent casualty rate. Despite being heralded as heroes by many, the Syrian Civil Defense is vastly underfunded — something that could be easily rectified with international aid from donor countries such as the United States, United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. The Syria Campaign is currently gathering signatures to petition these governments to fund the White Helmets in order to purchase supplies and facilitate trainings for new members.

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Karadzic ‘drove Bosnia war crimes’

Prosecutors say Radovan Karadzic was the driving force behind persecution of non-Serbs in the 1990s, as closing arguments are heard at his Hague trial.

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LIVE REPORT: Tens of thousands occupy Hong Kong’s streets for a second night of protest

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India arrests 140 for religious clashes as Modi tours U.S.

Two men were stabbed during violence between Hindus and Muslims triggered by an image posted on Facebook, officials said

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Draft law seeks to ban Guangzhou officials whose families live overseas from key positions

<!– google_ad_section_start –> The Guangzhou government is soliciting public feedback on a draft anti-corruption regulation that would ban so-called “naked officials” – whose families have resettled overseas – from key positions. <!– google_ad_section_end –>

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Physican credits Ebola survival to experimental, Canadian-developed drug

Dr. Senga Omeonga credits Canadian-developed cocktail of monoclonal antibodies with helping him survive lethal illness

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