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Construction of an expansion of Egypt’s Suez Canal was supposed to take three years. But at the insistence of Egyptian president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, it was built in only one — it opened earlier this month. The day the new canal opened, August 6,...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Joseph Lichterman | Monday, August 31, 2015
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WITH unemployment at 25%, government debt at more than 170% of GDP, and the country’s politics in turmoil, the 26% peak-to-trough decline in output brought about by the euro-zone crisis has been highly traumatic for Greece. Yet the government of Macau,...
From: The Economist | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Archaeologists discovered a town hall in the ancient Greek city of Heraclea Sintica near the town of Petrich in southwestern Bulgaria. A crew of archaeologists under the guidance of Associate Professor Lyudmil Vagalinski, who is director of the National...
From: Novinite | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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As baby boomers retire in increasing numbers, hotels that rely heavily on business travelers must adapt to a new generation of executives. An in-room coffee machine and free morning newspaper aren't going to cut it for millennials, who demand a tech-savvy,...
From: AdWeek | By: Sarah L. Stewart | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Before the war began, Thair Orfahli studied law in Lebanon and regularly visited his family in Syria. But as the violence intensified, he decided he had to leave.
From: Global Voices | By: Public Radio International | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Afghan refugees are camped out in an Athens park, waiting for papers to get out of Greece. They live in donated tents and get clothes, medicine and food from volunteers — including fellow migrants.
From: NPR | By: Joanna Kakissis | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Yoga and meditation are well-documented to have psychological, emotional and physical benefits for people at all stages of health, including cancer patients. Now breakthrough research reveals yoga and meditation can positively affect DNA. Telomeres,...
From: Urlesque | By: Elaine Gavalas | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The use of a stick to hold a camera at a distance for a self-portrait is not a new phenomenon, but the popularity of the new breed of extendable selfie stick has exploded over the past two years....
From: The Atlantic | By: Alan Taylor | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A compilation of the 10 most interesting photo essays published online in July, as curated by Mikko Takkunen...
From: Time | By: Mikko Takkunen | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The latest developments in the tens of thousands of migrants flooding into countries across Europe. All times local (CET):___10:55 a.m.UNICEF says the number of women and children fleeing through Macedonia has tripled in the...
From: Business Insider | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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When Turkey invaded in 1974, troops found a resort suburb empty after its mainly Greek Cypriot residents fled, and they sealed it off with barbed wire....
From: New York Times | By: JONATHAN GORVETT | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Think romance novels aren’t worth taking seriously? The Romance Writers of America's annual convention brings together thousands of smart, self-aware readers and writers ready and able to prove you wrong.
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Victoria Olsen | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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In Stephen Akey's personal essay, the sex and squalor of William Golding's The Temple of Gold appeals to the thirteen-year-old he was when he first encountered it - and prompts an adult reassessment.
From: Open Letters Monthly | By: Stephen Akey | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Specs Who (L. to r.) Managing partner Jeremy Crisp, head of client services Jeanette Palmer, creative directors Brian Gross and Alec Beckett, and head of production Lizzi Weinberg What Full-service agency Where Providence, R.I. Nail Communications helps...
From: AdWeek | By: Lauren Johnson | Monday, August 31, 2015
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I am a hairy woman. I was once a hairy girl too, and as such I know there are a distinct set of problems that only very hairy females will understand. They stick with you your whole life, because as it turns out, you only get hairier as you get older....
From: Just So You Know | By: Kat George | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Hungary wants to impose prison terms against refugees who sneak across the border on their way to the E.U. They're still coming...
From: Time | By: Bryan Walsh | Monday, August 31, 2015
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This post 5 Trends That Are Shredding the Global Economy appeared first on Daily Reckoning. Charles Hugh Smith explains why the next period of risk-off will last a lot longer than a few months... The post 5 Trends That Are Shredding the Global Economy...
From: The Daily Reckoning | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Monday, August 31, 2015
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They say there's nothing like falling in love for the first time; the excitement, the magic of connection, the rush of hormones--when you've never felt it before, it overtakes you, like liquor on the lips of someone who's never been drunk.  I remember...
From: BrokeAss Gourmet | By: Gabi Moskowitz | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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You remember Chanel Cartell and Stevo Dirnberger, the South African couple who quit their agency jobs this year to travel the world and document the experience. It sounded like a dream, and the lovely Instagram photos have made it look like one. But...
From: AdWeek | By: Tim Nudd | Monday, August 31, 2015
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The next period of risk-off will last a lot longer than a few months.When stock markets free-fall 10+% in a matter of days, it’s natural to seek some answers to the question why now? Some are saying it was all the result of high-frequency trading...
From: Of Two Minds | By: Charles Hugh Smith | Monday, August 31, 2015
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ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's coast guard picked up nearly 2,500 migrants from the sea in dozens of search and rescue operations, part of a relentless flow of people seeking the safety of Europe after facing war and poverty in the Middle East, Africa...
From: AOL Television | By: Nick Robins-Early | Monday, August 31, 2015
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If no party emerges with a majority, a weak government could fall seriously behind schedule in implementing reforms, threatening fresh mayhem....
From: New York Times | By: HUGO DIXON | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Röszke (Hungary) (AFP) - European Union leaders called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis.Home affairs ministers will meet on September...
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'You only live once, and this is a once-in-a-lifetime candidate,' one voter said. She then added: 'I hope.'...
From: Time | By: philipelliotttime | Monday, August 31, 2015
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A form of debt restructuring rather than outright forgiveness should enable Greece to handle its "unviable" debt burden, the head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has said.
From: Irish Independent | Monday, August 31, 2015
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Thank you to all the readers who helped out by finding working URLs, online and in wayback machines, for the Associated Press story that I referenced -- by memory and in incomplete form -- in my post about what I called the emerging world of "omniscient...
From: Get Religion | By: Terry Mattingly | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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My attempt to channel Tom Clancy, with a bit of Mark Steyn thrown in for good measure, (The Second ISIS War (2015-2024): A Historical Perspective) certainly generated a lot of commentary. It ranged from "who is this idiot" to "fascinating." Actually...
From: TV Squad | By: Joseph V. Micallef | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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ISTANBUL (Reuters) - At least 11 migrants believed to be Syrians drowned as two boats sank after leaving southwest Turkey for the Greek island of Kos, Turkey's Dogan news agency reported on Wednesday....
From: Reuters | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Investors fret about the state of the world economy, as Australia’s economy falters and Chinese stocks drop againJapan’s Nikkei drops againAustralian GDP misses forecasts 8.40am BST Despite a valiant last-ditch attempt by Chinese officials, the Shanghai...
From: The Guardian | By: Graeme Wearden | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Good morning! Here's what you need to know. US stocks plunged on weak manufacturing data. The Dow Jones Industrial Average finished down 469.68 points (2.84%) at 16,058.35 after US factory activity hit a tw0-year low. The latest Spanish unemployment...
From: Business Insider | By: Ben Moshinsky | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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he double act of Alexis Tsipras and Yanis Varoufakis, the Greek debt drama's most colourful characters now appears well and truly over.
From: The Economic Times | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Boats carrying thousands of migrants arrive overnight in mainland Greece, as the EU struggles to cope with an unprecedented influx.
From: BBC | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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A host of fighters have apparently seen their UFC careers end, including longtime veteran Dan Miller. Normally at the beginning of each month, the UFC does a purge of its roster and releases several of its fighters (or at least updates its database to...
From: Bloody Elbow | By: Mookie Alexander | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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We admit it: even though we love to travel more than anything else in the world, some places just rub us the wrong way. Here the members of travel website, Trippy.com share the cities that are on their short list of places to avoid. Did we miss your...
From: AOL Television | By: Trippy | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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This is the fourth in a series of political risk and prediction blog posts derived from Dr Aziz's upcoming political comic book, The Global Kid (note: 100% of sales will go to global education non-profits that help youth reach their potential). We managed...
From: That's Fit | By: Dr. Maha Hosain Aziz | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Microsoft today announced that its Cortana personal digital assistant can make instant translations in nearly 40 languages in Windows 10 in the U.S. and China. The capability to translate words and even entire sentences comes courtesy of the Microsoft...
From: VentureBeat | By: Jordan Novet | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Alex Gibney's New Doc The Man in the Machine Argues That Being an Asshole Was the Least of Steve Jobs's Flaws by Charles Mudede Alex Gibney, the director who exposed the dark secrets of Scientology with the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the...
From: The Stranger | By: Charles Mudede | Wednesday, September 2, 2015
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Many modern Christians may be surprised to learn that in the time after the resurrection but before the Prada slippers, those "From Jesus to Christ" years, as the stern but reasoned Frontline narrator said, there was a fierce debate among the early faithful...
From: AOL Television | By: RJ Martin | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Spanish police found a man curled up inside a car engine entering from Morocco on Sunday, in the latest example of the extreme lengths to which people will go to reach Europe. Officials stopped the vehicle at the crossing into Spain's north African...
From: AOL Television | By: Charlotte Alfred | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Photo courtesy Bernard Gagnon When I heard about ISIS's bombing of the Temples of Baalshamin and Bel in Palmyra, Syria, my first thoughts were that as horrible as such "monument terrorism" is, it is not nearly as horrific as the group's mass rapes and...
From: Ecofabulous | By: Melissa Biggs Bradley | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Is it possible that Stephane Dion has been prime minister for the last seven years without any of us noticing? The post Recession-era politics appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: Aaron Wherry | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Greece's Syriza party is on course to win 26 percent of votes in a snap election in September, just one point ahead of the conservative New Democracy party, a poll published by the Pulse for Action 24 television channel said on Tuesday.
From: Channel News Asia | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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So you picked up a jar of tahini to make homemade hummus, but now what to do with the rest of it? Tightly sealed and refrigerated, the sesame seed butter will last for about a year before going rancid, leaving you plenty of time to put this versatile...
From: YumSugar | By: Nicole-Perry | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Syriza party is on course to win 26 percent of votes in a snap election in September, just one point ahead of the conservative New Democracy party, a poll published by the Pulse for Action 24 television channel said on Tuesday....
From: Reuters | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Decision could drive many into the reckless hands of cross-border smugglers The post Hungary blocks migrants from trains in test for passport-free EU appeared first on Macleans.ca....
From: Macleans | By: The Associated Press | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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ATHENS (Reuters) - A ship bringing about 1,800 migrants and refugees from an eastern Greek island to the port of Piraeus arrived on Tuesday night, the Greek coastguard said.
From: The Star Malaysia | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Syriza party is on course to win 26 percent of votes in a snap election in September, just one point ahead of the conservative New Democracy party, a poll published by the Pulse for Action 24 television channel said on Tuesday....
From: The Star Malaysia | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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Gonzaga College High School bids a fond farewell to a favorite teacher, a musical master of Latin and Greek....
From: Washington Post | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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A ship bringing about 1,800 migrants and refugees from an eastern Greek island to the port of Piraeus arrived on Tuesday night, the Greek coastguard said.
From: Channel News Asia | Tuesday, September 1, 2015
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