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Dez Corkhill and John Wilkinson preview Singapore's upcoming matches against Afghanistan and Bahrain. Singapore coach Varadaraju Sundramoorthy reveals his hopes for the team in 2017 and beyond. He was once touted as a striker of the future, but teenager...
From: ESPN | By: ESPN staff | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes held a news conference on information obtained by his committee.
From: The Atlantic | By: Candice Norwood | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Are There Benefits from Free Trade? - Brad DeLong Review for "Nature" of "A Culture of Growth", by Joel Mokyr - Brad DeLong What Does President Donald Trump Mean for the US Economy? - Brad DeLong Why Medicaid Work Requirements...
From: Economist's View | By: Mark Thoma | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Overweight Force India prompts 'extreme diet' for Perez
From: ESPN | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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India is considering whether to pay for repairs to grounded helicopters and transport planes from Afghanistan's air force, signalling a willingness to step up military assistance for Kabul that has irked Pakistan in the past.India estimates it would...
From: Dawn | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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It is not on track to meet NATO commitments, but Germany argues it is paying in other ways
From: Salon.com | By: The Globalist | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Slashing the State Department and the U.N. is preparation for Bannon's "clash of civilizations"
From: Salon.com | By: Jefferson Morley, Alternet | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The Taliban say Pakistani officials have hosted a meeting with their leadership to try and press the insurgents into peace talks ahead of a multi-nation meeting in April in Moscow....
From: Fox News | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Afghan officials say the Taliban have captured a key district in southern Helmand province while in the country's north, an Afghan officer turned his rifle on sleeping colleagues, killing nine policemen....
From: Fox News | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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For fans of whiskey and other spirits seeking a tour, here’s an assemblage of distilleries where inventive whiskey peddlers are tweaking grain profiles to fuel a new era of Colorado distilling.
From: Denver Post | By: Jason Blevins | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Nearly a third of all children in war-torn Afghanistan are unable to attend school, leaving them at increased risk of child labor, recruitment by armed groups, early marriage and other forms of exploitation, an aid group said Thursday....
From: Fox News | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Here & Now's Robin Young hears more from a representative of a group that represents veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
From: NPR | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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This week marks the publication of my friend Chitra‘s cookbook, Vibrant India. If you’ve been reading this blog a while—or if you just like home cooking as much as I do—you may have found that cheap, healthful, and seasonal are some essential...
From: Not Eating Out in New York | By: Cathy Erway | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Rewa solar power park will receive debt finance at just 0.25% from the World Bank. A few weeks back, a competitive auction for the 750 megawatt (MW) solar power park in Rewa, Madhya Pradesh, yielded the lowest-ever tariff for a solar power project in...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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When terrorism first erupted in a big way on 9/11, we tended to blame it on Islam or some defects or flaws within a particular community defined by religion. What we utterly failed to see was that terrorism always had deep political, socioeconomic roots,...
From: The Millions | By: Adam Boretz | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Lost in the sea of smartphones and brightly-colored apps is an intrepid sort of trailblazer known as the “hardware entrepreneur.” This peculiar specimen of entrepreneur is rarely seen in the wild, but they do indeed exist and their numbers are growing....
From: NextBillion | By: Kyle Poplin | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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German Defense Minister rejected Trump’s claim that Germany owes NATO and U.S. "vast sums" of money for defense
From: Salon.com | By: Ryan Bohl, Geopolitics Made Super | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Washington Post reporter David Fahrenthold started reporting on President Trump’s charitable donation promises last summer, crowdsourcing names of charities from his Twitter followers and painstakingly recording in public the list of charities he’s...
From: Nieman Journalism Lab | By: Shan Wang | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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It's a tragedy that President Trump didn't use this moment to try to cut more, and to cut the biggest unsustainable spending: Medicare and Social Security.
From: Reason | By: John Stossel | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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From: Macleans | By: macleans.ca | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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His party named a firebrand cleric to head India’s largest state, a shocking rebuke to minorities.
From: New York Times | By: THE EDITORIAL BOARD | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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A police officer and three other people were shot and killed when a domestic dispute at a bank escalated into shootings at three locations in northern Wisconsin, investigators said. A suspect was in custody.
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Dez Corkhill and John Wilkinson preview Singapore's upcoming matches against Afghanistan and Bahrain. Home United forward Khairul Nizam admits that he was once lazy and hot-headed, but is determined to make the most of his international recall. Nizam...
From: ESPN | By: ESPN staff | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Apple is not getting any special treatment from the Indian government.  Despite the company’s imminent plans to begin manufacturing iPhones in the country, the Indian government remains committed to not folding to the Cupertino giant’s demands. ...
From: Mashable | By: Manish Singh | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Officers, including a SWAT team, had a standoff with the suspect for several hours before ending in a volley of gunfire...
From: Time | By: Todd Richmond / AP | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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President Mamnoon Hussain says Pakistan is ready to hold talks with India on all issues, including Kashmir, as he opened an annual military parade to mark the country's Republic Day....
From: Fox News | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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A complicated figure’s death, the DHS electronics ban, a health-care ultimatum, and more.
From: The Atlantic | By: Rosa Inocencio Smith | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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The Latest on a string of shootings in northern Wisconsin that killed a police officer and two others and prompted local schools and a hospital to go on lockdown (all times local):
From: Denver Post | By: The Associated Press | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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The U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles is said to be examining the extent to which the North Korea government aided the theft of $81 million from the Bangladesh central bank.
From: New York Times | By: MICHAEL CORKERY and MATTHEW GOLDSTEIN | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Police in northern Wisconsin say an officer and three other people were killed in what apparently began as a domestic dispute in a bank. Everest Metro Police Chief Wally Sparks said the slain officer was from his department. Sparks did not release the...
From: New York Post | By: Associated Press | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Spiky ETFE roofs top this airy forest resort and spa in the historic region of Kurzeme, Latvia. 3GATTI Architecture Studio and OFL Architecture teamed up to design the Pinecones Resort using sustainable construction techniques and prefabrication, resulting...
From: Inhabitat | By: Lidija Grozdanic | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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A lower-cost vaccine provides strong protection against rotavirus, a diarrheal disease, and could be particularly useful in poorer countries, researchers said.
From: New York Times | By: DONALD G. McNEIL Jr. | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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War, paranoia, and institutional power
From: Reason | By: Jesse Walker | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Kathleen Turner (Body Heat, Romancing the Stone) is known for her voice — deep and rich, shifting from sensual to scary in an instant. So it’s somewhat of a shock that it’s taken nearly a decade for the actress and activist to record the audiobook...
From: Entertainment Weekly | By: Isabella Biedenharn | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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An Indian court granted the Ganges River and one of its main tributaries the status of legal personhood, granting environmentalists a key tool to clean up the sacred waters. But advocates worry the new legal status may not be enough....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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"I am a fair judge."
From: Hot Air | By: Ed Morrissey | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Worldwide changes have prompted a big drop in the development of coal-fired power plants, a new study from several environmental groups has found. Shifts in policy and economic conditions in China and India are central to the decline, says the report,...
From: Gizmag | By: Nick Lavars | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Sierra Club, Greenpeace, and CoalSwarm have released their third annual survey of the global coal plant pipeline, Boom and Bust 2017: Tracking The Global Coal Plant Pipeline. The report’s findings include a 62 percent drop in new coal plant construction...
From: Next Big Future | By: brian wang | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The world overestimated the need for the doomed fossil fuel.
From: Grist | By: Adam Vaughan | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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Many Croatians have rallied around the refugees from war-torn countries including Syria, Afghanistan, and Iraq. 'We went through this 25 years ago,' says a worker at a migrant center....
From: Christian Science Monitor | Tuesday, March 21, 2017
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Two brothers help revive the Blue City.
From: New York Times | By: GISELA WILLIAMS | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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On March 16th, the first solar farm on tribal land in the US was activated. The 250 megawatt Moapa Southern Paiute Solar Project, located on the 112 square mile Moapa River Indian Reservation about 30 miles north of Las Vegas, contains more than 3.2...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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A 54-page proposal released last week would reduce funding for international environmental efforts
From: Salon.com | By: John Upton, Climate Central | Monday, March 20, 2017
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India is frequently described as the world’s largest democracy, thus leaving the impression that the country has nothing in common with a place like Turkey. In just the past year, the latter has weathered an attempted coup, a large-scale purging of...
From: Slate | By: Isaac Chotiner | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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It’s no secret that Rogue One: A Star Wars Story went through some dramatic changes during the development process. The movie that ended up in theaters is drastically different from the one that executive producer and visual effects supervisor John...
From: SlashFilm | By: Ethan Anderton | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The Taliban have captured a key district in Afghanistan's southern Helmand province, officials said.
From: Irish Independent | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Austria’s Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka is launching a new initiative for returning illegal migrants. Sobotka’s aim is to return 50,000 asylum-seekers from Austria by the end of 2019. The Interior Minister announced that the first 1,000 people...
From: Novinite | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Officials confirm the district headquarters are now in militant hands after a year-long battle.
From: BBC | Thursday, March 23, 2017
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If it wasn't already clear why it's a problem when police surveillance goes wrong, it is now. An independent investigator is looking into claims that London's Metropolitan Police used an illegal, roundabout way to access the emails of activists and j......
From: Engadget | By: Jon Fingas | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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The world’s largest steel manufacturer, ArcelorMittal, has sought approval for setting up one of the largest solar power projects developed by a single company in India. Steel Manufacturing Giant ArcelorMittal Seeks Approval For 600 Megawatt Indian...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Wednesday, March 22, 2017
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