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  • IRAQ: When Mosul Cops Return,Will They Seek Reconciliation or Revenge?

    Sat, 22 Oct 2016 19:26:46 +0000

    Gen. Jubouri is optimistic. He believes the police, with their knowledge of the area, should be the holding force when and if ISIS is expelled from Mosul. But the Mosul police have a reputation to overcome. Before ISIS took Mosul in June 2014, people in the city complained tha …
  • In Other News: Breaking Chad

    Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:04:38 +0000

    On Nov. 6, 2000, as election coverage dominates the news, another headline goes virtually unnoticed…the unfolding of the biggest drug bust in U.S. history.
  • "Paris: A toast to a Nazi" - How Paris was saved

    Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:09:42 +0000

    This article by is being reproduced to share a unique story of how Paris was saved from rack and ruin towards the end of the Second World War. It’s not as if I need an excuse to visit Paris, bu …
  • The Government Just Blocked A Proposal To Automatically Pardon Gay Men

    Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:48:47 +0000

    MPs shouted “shame” on Friday as a government minister used parliamentary procedure to block a proposed law that would automatically clear the name of thousands of gay and bisexual men who were convicted of sexual offences that are no longer illegal. Homosexuality  …
  • Trump Campaign Training Poll Watchers To Spot Any Suspicious Skin Colors On Election Day

    Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:45:05 +0000

    Instructing volunteers to remain alert and pay close attention to every individual who arrives at their voting location, the “Trump Election Observer” section of Donald Trump’s campaign website reportedly trains supporters to spot any suspicious skin colors th …
  • J-pop and sci-fi: outlandish shows at Tokyo Fashion Week - AFP

    Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:09:46 +0000

    In a world where fashion mines entertainment like never before, Japan's established and break-through labels pounced on musical hook-ups, street culture and animation to drive interest. . . . Less Andrew Lloyd Webber smash-hit "Cats" and more something else entirely. Up and co …
  • Why Cats Lick Plastic, and Other Odd Behaviors Explained

    Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:07:52 +0000

    It’s official: even presidential candidates need a cat GIF to get through the day sometimes.
  • Let's be clear – antismetism is a hate apart

    Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:34:22 +0000

    To assert that antisemitism is unlike other racisms is not to claim a privilege for it. Hating a Jew is no worse than hating anyone else. But while many a prejudice is set off by particular circumstance – the rise in an immigrant population or a locally perceived threat & …
  • Must read of the day: Growing use for DNA

    Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:39:16 +0000

    It’s a growing use for DNA—and one many of us would applaud.  But you won’t believe who they're catching—and why. Check out my must-read of the day
  • Free Speech Isn't ''Free'' When Someone Has To Pay The Price (Comic Strip)

    Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:24:18 +0000

    Tackling the concept of 'being offended' in a colourful comic.

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