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Memory Banda: A warrior’s cry against child marriage

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Memory Banda’s life took a divergent path from her sister’s. When her sister reached puberty, she was sent to a traditional “initiation camp” that teaches girls “how to sexually please ...

How We Changed the Facebook Friends Icon

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Facebook headquarters is an amazing place. The snacks are free, the sun always shines and everyone is full of the best intentions. During my first week I encountered hundreds of ...

Pluto fly-by: a graphical guide to the historic mission

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New Horizons mission is set to speed past an ice world at the fringes of the Solar System. On 14 July, after a journey of nine and a half years ...

Discussion paper series launch

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What does it take to achieve gender equality and make women’s rights real? What kinds of policies are needed to make the economy work for women? How can we ensure ...

What If Everything You Knew About Disciplining Kids Was Wrong?

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Leigh Robinson was out for a lunchtime walk one brisk day during the spring of 2013 when a call came from the principal at her school. Will, a third-grader with ...

Minister No More!

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9 mentions2 days ago
The referendum of 5th July will stay in history as a unique moment when a small European nation rose up against debt-bondage. Like all struggles for democratic rights, so too ...

Goldman Sachs Says There’s No China Stock Bubble, Sees 27% Rally

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An investor observes electronic board at a stock exchange hall on July 7, 2015 in Shenyang, Liaoning Province of China. China’s biggest stock-market rout since 1992 has done nothing to ...

Greece Must Meet Sunday Deadline to Reform or Face Euro Exit

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Angela Merkel, Germany's chancellor, speaks to members of the media while arriving for an emergency Greek summit with European leaders in Brussels, Belgium, on Tuesday, July 7, 2015. European leaders ...

WHO: Stepped up government tax action needed to curb tobacco epidemic

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7 July 2015 ¦ Manila - Too few governments levy appropriate levels of tax on cigarettes and other tobacco products. They therefore miss out on a proven, low-cost measure to ...

What Really Happened With Jesse Jackson's Reddit Appearance

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You may have read about the situation at Reddit, the online community that devolved into mutinous turmoil after the firing of a popular employee last week. Well, I was pretty ...


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Important note: Some of the MDG data presented in this website have been adjusted by the responsible specialized agencies to ensure international comparability, in compliance with their shared mandate to ...

Anxious Greeks Buy Macs and PlayStations While They Still Can

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As the going gets tough in Greece, the Greeks are going shopping. The government was forced to extend capital controls and keep banks closed until at least Thursday as money ...

Media Temple Launches Managed Cloud Hosting Solution For AWS

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Media Temple, the GoDaddy-owned hosting provider, today announced the launch of its managed cloud hosting solution for AWS. The company will handle the roles of AWS cloud architects and sysadmins for ...

Greek ‘No’ May Have Its Roots in Heroic Myths and Real Resistance

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ATHENS — In the early 1800s, Greek fighters rebelled against their Ottoman overlord by blowing themselves up instead of submitting to captivity. In the mountains of Zalongo, by legend, women ...

Hoax Phone Call Costs Hedge Fund $1.2 Million and CFO’s Job

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The finance chief at Fortelus Capital Management LLP got an alarming phone call just as he was getting ready to leave work on a Friday. The caller said he was ...

Chinese Trading Suspensions Freeze $1.4 Trillion of Shares Amid Rout

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Chinese companies have found a guaranteed way to prevent investors from selling their shares: suspend trading. Almost 200 stocks halted trading after the close on Monday, bringing the total number ...

This Chart Shows What Might Be Next For Greece

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The 'no' vote in the weekend's Greek referendum means that Greece is now as likely to leave the euro as to stay, says Bloomberg Intelligence economist Maxime Sbaihi. In his ...

Greece Crisis: What Can the EU do About Greece Now?

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Euro-area leaders and finance ministers meet Tuesday in Brussels to discuss how Greece can stay in the common currency. It’s the first round of serious talks since Greek voters resoundingly ...

One of the Most Famous U.S. Presidents Was Obsessed With Making The Dollar Look Like the Greek Drachma

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After Sunday's decisive vote to reject a financial bailout offer, Greece may now be inching closer to leaving the Eurozone—the collection of 19 countries that maintains the Euro. If it ...

Charting the Rise and Fall of China's Equity Market

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It’s been a wild ride on China’s equity market, with the Shanghai Composite Index rising from just above 2,400 in November 2014 to a high close of 5,200 in June,

Scientists Predict A Talking Elephant, Szilamandee

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A talking white elephant called Slizamandee could save the world with his wisdom and “teach us with the deepest voice of history”, according to an academic paper published today. The ...

Plant denizens get the big-science treatment

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3 mentions18 hours ago
The bright-line brown eye (Lacanobia oleracea) is just one of many potential tomato residents. A plant may be rooted in place, but it is never lonely. There are bacteria in,

Everyone Who Cheered On the US Women's Soccer Team Should See These Stats

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When the US women's national team routed Japan in the World Cup finals Sunday, more than 20 million viewers tuned in, making it the most-watched soccer match ever in the ...

Why Can’t We Fall Asleep?

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This is the first piece in a three-part series on sleep. Check back tomorrow for part two, on sleeping and dreaming.  Here’s what’s supposed to happen when you fall asleep.

Merkel Warns Greece Time Is Running Out to Save Place in Euro

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras was given hours to come up with a plan to keep his country in the euro as citizens endure a second week of capital controls.

10 Consequences of Greece's 'No'

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By heeding their government's advice and voting "No" in the referendum on Sunday, Greek citizens sent an unambiguous message. Much like the fictional Americans portrayed in the movie “Network” who ...

There Is No Plan B: The Climate Summit In Paris Must Achieve Landmark Deal

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There is “no plan B” if the Paris climate conference ends in failure, Europe’s climate chief has warned, urging world leaders to intervene to force their ministers to agree a landmark ...

Greece Will Live or Die by This Formula

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Paul De Grauwe, a giant of fiscal European economics, says that Greece is solvent. His essay and his optimism are founded on The Formula. De Grauwe's essay is a controversial and ...

Astronomers propose giant space telescope to replace Hubble

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Segmented mirror four or five times wider than Hubble's would peer directly at exoplanets. The proposed High-Definition Space Telescope would have a tiled primary mirror at least 10 metres across.

"You Might Very Well Be the Cause of Cancer": Read Bernie Sanders' 1970s-Era Essays

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Last month Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent socialist seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, repudiated a 1972 essay he wrote for the Vermont Freeman, an alternative newspaper, which included depictions ...

More than 2.25 million now displaced in South Sudan and across its borders

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GENEVA, July 7 (UNHCR) – As South Sudan prepares to mark its fourth anniversary of independence, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday that continued conflict was pushing the numbers ...

'Holy F*cking Sh*t' Discovery of 'Roar,' the Most Dangero

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By Emily Buder | Indiewire Tue Jul 07 10:51:45 EDT 2015 "We look for 'holy fucking shit' movies,” James Shapiro recently explained to Indiewire in the matter-of-fact tone of an ...

Apple wants to make the packaging for third-party accessories look more like its own products, report says

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Business InsiderApple is reportedly planning to make a big change to the way it sells accessories for Apple products in its retail stores. The company wants to co-design the packaging ...

An Undocumented Immigrant Killed An American. That Doesn't Prove All Immigrants Are Criminals.

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The murder of San Francisco resident Kathryn Steinle by an undocumented immigrant who was deported five times has generated renewed debate over the president’s deportation policies. Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, an ...

Netflix Moves Into Original Feature Films, Starting This October

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Netflix is ready to become a home for feature films, giving the industry a new outlet for movie production in an era of declining ticket sales – a trend that ...

The GOP Field Is Super Confused About Education

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When a team convened by the National Governors Association began developing the Common Core curriculum standards in 2009, politicians of both parties rallied behind them, with every governor but Rick ...

Need a #SharkWeek Alternative? Watch classic Cousteau documentaries with us for #JacquesWeek

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Last night, I was in the mood for some Cousteau. The classics from the Undersea World, Odyssey, River Expeditions, andhost of other long running series, still hold up as some ...

Whipclip Raises Over $40 Million For Its TV Show And Music Video Clipping App

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Whipclip, the makers of a mobile application that lets you quickly – and legally – share clips from favorite TV shows and music videos, has closed on $40 million-plus in ...

Ellen Pao apologizes to Reddit users: 'We screwed up'

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Interim Reddit CEO Ellen Pao apologized to the Reddit community Monday after an online petition asking the company to oust Pao racked up more than 175,000 signatures over the weekend. "We screwed up. Not ...

Protests close four factories owned by Israeli arms firm Elbit

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UK activists today shut down three of four Elbit-owned factories, including a drone engines plant. Protesters today shut down four different factories owned by Israel’s biggest arms company Elbit Systems.

AP corrects story falsely claiming homosexuality is illegal for Palestinians

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Last week, in an article on the controversial rainbow flag mural a Palestinian artist painted on Israel’s apartheid wall, the Associated Press made this claim: “A 1951 Jordanian law banning ...

It's the austerity, stupid: The cherry-picked data behind the biggest lie since WMDs

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In January 2010, as the global economy was slowly beginning to claw its way out of the depths of the Great Recession, the Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff ...

Microsoft Previews New Bing Maps, Puts Focus On Travel Planning

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Microsoft may have sold off some of its mapping assets to Uber last week, but almost as if to show that it’s still taking Bing Maps seriously, the company today ...

Greece's Problems Explained in Six Charts

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras heads into meetings with creditors with a fresh democratic mandate from the people of Greece. The stakes are high and the nation's problems vast. Here's ...

From fitness trackers to drones, how the Internet of Things is transforming the insurance industry

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BI IntelligenceThe ability to bring internet connection to nearly every type of consumer device will have huge implications for the insurance industry over the next five years. Insurers looking to ...

How Motor City Came Back From the Brink…And Left Most Detroiters Behind

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On August 30, 2013, a billionaire businessman named Dan Gilbert arrived at the White House to discuss the future of Detroit. Gilbert, founder andchairman of Quicken Loans and owner of ...

A Detailed Look at Hacking Team's Emails About Its Repressive Clients

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Documents obtained by hackers from the Italian spyware manufacturer Hacking Team confirm that the company sells its powerful surveillance technology to countries with dubious human rights records. Internal emails and ...

Democracy and geography as common denominators

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Democracy and geography appeared to be the common denominators between Israel and Greece, when Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias called on President Reuven Rivlin at his official residence on Tuesday.Kotzias ...

What Media Miss In Coverage Of Texas' Restrictive Anti-Abortion Legislation

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Media coverage of Texas' restrictive anti-abortion legislation often presents a false equivalence between arguments from proponents of the legislation and women's health advocates, despite medical experts agreement that such measures ...

Apple has been testing a giant iPad for at least three years now

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For months, reports have said that Apple is preparing to release a larger iPad this year, perhaps called the iPad Pro. While Apple has yet to confirm any plans regarding ...

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