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Obama and Clinton To Leave Legacy of Promoting Women's Rights Worldwide

This article was originally published in The Conversation. Read the original article. Hillary Clinton, the first woman presidential nominee of any major party, has a lifetime of experience in fighting for the rights of children and families. Show More Summary

Hillary Clinton Set to Be Named Democratic Nominee on Second Day of Convention

In 2008, Hillary Clinton ran for the White House against then-Senator Barack Obama, so it is safe to say she has been waiting for this day for at least eight years. Tuesday is when the delegates at the Democratic National Convention are set to formally name Clinton as their party’s 2016 presidential nominee. Show More Summary

Lionel Messi: Could World’s Best Player Make Stunning Transfer?

The prospect of the world’s greatest player leaving one of the world’s biggest clubs would only be realistic, surely, in the world of videogames. Yet Joan Laporta, Barcelona President for seven years between 2003 and 2010, set tongues...Show More Summary

Spanish Hospital Registers Europe’s First Case of Zika-Related Microcephaly

A Spanish hospital has reported registering a baby born with microcephaly linked to the Zika virus, in what is believed to be the first such case in Europe. The child was born Monday at Vall d’Hebron University Hospital in Barcelona to a mother who contracted the virus during a trip to Latin America, according to the hospital. Show More Summary

Somalia: Double Explosion, Casualties Reported Near Mogadishu Airport

Several explosions have been heard close to the airport in Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, where the Al-Qaeda-affiliated Al-Shabab militia often launch attacks against government and civilian targets. Thick plumes of white smoke have been pictured rising from the area near the Aden Adde International Airport. Show More Summary

Are We Living in a Golden Age of Stunt Journalism?

On June 15, 2015, Brendan Klinkenberg ate a burrito. It was a breakfast burrito packed with eggs, bacon, avocado, beans and cheese. Several hours later, he ate another burrito for lunch. Then, for dinner, a carnitas burrito, which he purchased at a taqueria in the Mission neighborhood of San Francisco. Show More Summary

Adam And Eve Naked Once Again In New Exhibition

Adam and Eve will be naked once again in a medieval illustrated manuscript on display at the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, England. An early aristocratic owner of the 16th-century collection of images entitled The Primer of Claude of France decided it would be appropriate to cover up the biblical couple’s nude forms. Show More Summary

Russia Launches Pokemon Go-Style History App

Russia is launching its own version of the smartphone sensation Pokemon Go, only with a little less Pikachu and a little more Pushkin. The Pokemon Go smartphone app that became available for download this summer has become the most popular app in the world in a matter of weeks since its initial U.S. Show More Summary

How 'Post-Truth Politics' Has Corrupted British Public Life

This article was originally published in Democratic Audit UK. Read the original article. The recent EU referendum campaign has focused and fuelled concerns about the rise of ‘post-truth’ politics in Britain. Politicians seem readierShow More Summary

Bulgaria Concerned by Spike of Russian Airspace Violations

Russia has violated NATO-ally Bulgaria’s airspace 10 times in the last month in what the country’s minister of defense has described as provocation, Bulgarian state TV channel Nova TV reports. “The entry of Russian aircraft in our zone of exclusivity is provocation with an unclear goal,” Nenchev said. Show More Summary

History Tells Us What Will Happen With Trump and Brexit

This article was originally published on Medium. Read the original article.  It seems we’re entering another of those stupid seasons humans impose on themselves at fairly regular intervals. My background is archaeology, so also history and anthropology. Show More Summary

Pep Guardiola: This Is How I’ll Treat Manchester United Manager Jose Mourinho

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has refuted suggestions he has any lingering problems with Jose Mourinho, promising to shake the Manchester United manager’s hand when the two meet for the first time since their rivalry in La Liga. City...Show More Summary

Machete-Wielding Syrian Refugee Kills Pregnant Woman in Germany

A 21-year-old Syrian refugee was arrested on Sunday after killing a pregnant woman with a machete in Germany, the fourth violent assault on civilians in western Europe in 10 days, though police said it did not appear linked to terrorism. The...Show More Summary

Munich Gunman a 'Rampage Killer' Who Planned Attack for a Year

The 18-year-old German-Iranian gunman who killed nine people in Munich on Friday began planning the attack a year ago after visiting the German city of Winnenden where another teenager killed 15 people in 2009, Bavarian officials said...Show More Summary

Munich Shooting Sparks Calls for More Gun Control Measures

Senior German officials called on Sunday for a review of Germany's already strict gun laws after Friday's deadly shooting in Munich that claimed the lives of nine people and the gunman, a deranged 18-year-old who was obsessed with mass killings. "Gun control is an important issue. Show More Summary

Russia Escapes Total Rio Olympics Ban Over Doping Scandal

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will not impose a blanket ban on Russia for next month's Rio Olympics over the nation's doping record but will leave decisions on individual athletes' participation with their relevant sports...Show More Summary

You Are 100 Percent Wrong About the Pronunciation of 'GIF'

As this is an argument about the underpinnings of the English language, let me be frank—the acronym derived from the word “Graphic Interchange Format” is pronounced with a hard G, “GIF,” like “gift”—not with a soft G, like “jif.” It’s...Show More Summary

Snowden Developing Hardware to Stop iPhone Snooping

This article was originally published on the International Business Times. National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden announced Thursday that he is working with the prominent hacker Andrew “Bunnie” Huang to create a cellphone hardware that would protect journalists from government surveillance. Show More Summary

2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia: What You Need To Know

Welcome to the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton is set to become the party’s presidential nominee. Here’s what to expect during the four-day event. Why Philadelphia? At the beginning of 2014,...Show More Summary

Modular Smartwatch Is Swiss Army Knife For Your Wrist

Modularity has often been touted as the future of electronics, with companies ranging from Google to Dutch startup Fairphone betting heavily on devices with replaceable components. It offers a solution to the ever-growing mountains of...Show More Summary

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