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Experts watch in horror as Islamic State fighters destroy ancient artifacts

Friday, February 27, 2015

A video emerged this week that shows Islamic State fighters destroying artifacts in Mosul, Iraq, dating back thousands of years.
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Remembering Ariel Camacho, the 22-year-old star of Mexico's narcocorridos

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ariel Camacho, lead singer of the group Los Plebes del Rancho, was killed in a car accident on Wednesday. Just 22 years old, Camacho was already a big name in the world of narcocorridos, Mexico's musical odes to drug trafficking culture.
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It's likely a question of when, not if, Ukraine's ceasefire will collapse again

Friday, February 27, 2015

Ukraine's latest easefire is finally holding, but the US warns that pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine are likely to resume the war in the spring. And in the meantime, Ukraine is suffering from the same economic woes as Russia as oil prices plummet.
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Leonard Nimoy, 'Star Trek''s Spock, dies at 83

Friday, February 27, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, most famous for playing Spock in the original "Star Trek" TV show and many of the franchise's movies, died on Friday at the age of 83
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Canada plans to limit the hours of a border crossing that divides US village, Canadian town

Friday, February 27, 2015

It's a tale of two towns — one in Alaska and the other in British Columbia. The Canadian border agency plans to close the border crossing overnight leaving residents in this community stranded.
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An atheist blogger in Bangladesh is hacked to death by religious fanatics

Friday, February 27, 2015

Bengali American blogger Avijit Roy, an atheist, "carried a huge target on his back" in increasingly conservative Bangladesh for his writings. His death by machete on Thursday is just the latest sign that religious dissent is under threat in Roy's native country.
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New York City produces its first homegrown ISIS recruits

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A paid informant helped officials arrest three New Yorkers who allegedly planned to aid the so-called Islamic State. But the shock is less about the violence they hoped to commit and more about how young New Yorkers were tempted to join a jihadi group.
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Two Pakistani sisters out-Bieber the Bieb

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Two teenage sisters have become web — and now TV — sensations by singing songs from their hero: Justin Bieber.
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The identity of ‘Jihadi John’ – the man in the ISIS beheading videos

Thursday, February 26, 2015

The man seen in multiple ISIS beheading videos has been identified by the Washington Post as Mohammed Emwazi, a middle-class kid from London.
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Mexico's 'hints of homophobia' make living there a challenge for a gay American

Thursday, February 26, 2015

"You have to think about where you invest your time and your energy and your love, because you don’t want to waste it," says Omar Solis, a gay American student in Mexico trying to figure out how to live openly. "But that’s what it takes."
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Germany seeks to undermine Islamic extremists with religious education

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Hundreds of people have left Germany to join extremist groups in Syria and Iraq, like ISIS. While police have ramped up efforts to stem the flow, another way Germany is addressing the problem is by expanding Islamic education.
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Here's what you can do with a whimsical idea and a whole lot of leg power

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Sure, there might soon be cars that drive themselves. But some people aspire to transportation with a little more human power behind it, even if they have to assemble and drive it all by themselves.
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A 'stimulating' film is causing a stir in Israel

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Plenty of religions tell their members that masturbation is a sin, but few are willing to go to the lengths of ultra-Orthodox Jews to make sure the rule is followed. That struggle is the subject of a new documentary, "Sacred Sperm," from an ultra-Orthodox filmmaker who lives that temptation.
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A Canadian flag emoji is included among Apple's new, racially-diverse icons

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Canadians are hitting the smiley face icon over Apple's new emojis.
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Kids in Libya have been out of school for months, so this woman is bringing the classroom to them

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Haifa El-Zahawi, a Libyan who lives in New York City, has given kids in her home country access to education for the first time in months thanks to a Skype connection.
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Just 10 bucks and a phone call can get you Russia's dangerous new drug

Thursday, February 26, 2015

A new drug called spice is only the latest in a series of synthetic drugs that have flooded the Russian market over the years. Offering a cheap and readily available high, Russian health experts are trying to keep kids away, but keeping up with drug dealers is proving difficult.
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President Obama's veto isn't the end of the Keystone XL story

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

President Obama vetoed a bill that would approve construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, but that still doesn't mean the project is officially dead. But with collapsed oil prices and a world moving away from fossil fuels, would Keystone's builders eventually regret it if they do win approval?
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'Essential' workers in the Department of Homeland Security gear up to possibly work without pay

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security is a $38 billion a year operation that was cobbled together in the wake of 9/11 intelligence failures. Just how many of its hundreds of thousands of employees are essential?
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This real world hacker has all the elements of a James Bond villain

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Russian hacker Evgeniy Bogachev has infected hundreds of thousands of computers. Yet he's free, steering his yacht around the Black Sea. But that could soon come to an end as the FBI is offering $3 million to catch him.
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How Tony Gemignani shocked the pizza world

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

San Francisco chef Tony Gemignani loves Neapolitan pizza. He also loves to compete. So a few years back, Gemignani put it all to the test by entering the World Pizza Cup in Naples — and winning.
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