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Kenya Ancient ‘massacre’ unearthed in Kenya
Archaeologists say they have unearthed the earliest evidence of warfare between hunter-gatherers to be scientifically dated, at a remote site in northern Kenya. The 10,000-year-old remains of 27 people found west of Lake Turkana show that they met violent deaths. They were left to die there rather than being buried. Many experts have argued that conflict only came about as humans became..
diwali2009abhinabahttpflic-krp78nuv2 Origin and History of Diwali in Nepal
Origin and History of Diwali in Nepal Although there are many myths linked with the grand Diwali or Tihar celebrations, the most popular story associated with Tihar in Nepal is the story of a King. According to the legend the king was told by the astrologer that a snake would bite him and take away his life. As a solution the priest told him to sleep with the lamps lit around his bed and all..
Halloween-Top-Hat-13 A brief history of Halloween
Just for a night, we have a chance to go out in the world as someone else this weekend. What some may fail to realize this Halloween weekend is that the holiday was not always a commercialized attempt to make money for the candy industry. The roots of Halloween can be traced back to the Celtic religion, which dominated Europe before the days of Christianity. The holiday that greatly influenced..
Wheel of Musical Impressions with Ariana Grande Cautious on politics, Pope celebrates Mass in east Cuba
Pope Francis went to east Cuba on Monday to celebrate the second Mass of a trip that has earned him praise for aiding the Communist rulers' rapprochement with Washington, but has so far steered clear of overt politics. He is the first Pope to visit Holguin, capital of the province where the Castro brothers, Raul and Fidel, grew up. On nearly every block, posters welcoming the pontiff..
Symbolic Foods Of Chinese New Year
The Year of the Horse is almost upon us! Chinese New Year festivities begin this weekend, and preparations are underway from Shanghai to San Francisco. For many Chinese, this holiday is all about the food. From potstickers to noodles to citrus fruit, the foods eaten hold meaning and significance for the year ahead. This week, we’ll take a look at the symbols behind some delicious Chinese New..
The Battle of Antietam
On September 17, 1862, Generals Robert E. Lee and George McClellan faced off near Antietam creek in Sharpsburg, Maryland, in the the first battle of the American Civil War to be fought on northern soil.Though McClellan failed toutlilize his numerical superiority to crush Lee’sarmy, he was able to check the Confederate advance intothe north. Aftera string ofUnion defeats, this tacticalvictory..
The Mysterious Wall Street Bombing, 95 Years Ago
By Evan Andrews, As the clocks struck noon on September 16, 1920, a massive explosion tore through Wall Street in Manhattan’s Financial District. The blast killed 38 people and injured hundreds more, but despite years of government investigations, the perpetrators—commonly believed to be Italian anarchists—were never brought to justice. Ninety-five years later, learn the little-known story..
US Suspects China Behind Latest Hack
Four million current and former federal employees, from nearly every government agency, might have had their personal information stolen by Chinese hackers, U.S. investigators said, reports CNN. U.S. officials believe this could be the biggest breach ever of the government's computer networks. China called the allegation irresponsible. The Office of Personnel Management (OPM), which is..
Civil War Ends
In an event that is generally regarded as marking the end of the Civil War, Confederate General Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signs the surrender terms offered by Union negotiators. With Smith’s surrender, the last Confederate army ceased to exist, bringing a formal end to the bloodiest four years in U.S...
Nepal School Reopens
Thousands of schools damaged during April's devastating earthquake in Nepal have begun to re-open. More than 25,000 classrooms in some 8,000 schools were destroyed in the 7.8 magnitude quake and its aftershocks, and more than 8,000 people died. Many have only been rebuilt on a temporary basis using materials such as bamboo, wood and tarpaulin. Classes will initially focus on group activities..
Google dominates media with $50.5bn of advertising revenues
By Alan Tovey, Industry Editor(The Telegraph)The growing popularity of mobile devices has helped Google increase its dominance of global advertising revenues, with the web search giant’s income from media spending more than twice its nearest competitor. The Silicon Valley giant had media revenues of $50.6bn (£32.8bn) in 2013/14 according to new research, dwarfing the next largest player, the..
Huckabee on controversial diabetes cure: ‘I don’t have to defend everything that I’ve ever done’
Former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee on Sunday aggressively defended his participation in a controversial infomercial that peddled an all-natural cure to “reverse your type 2 diabetes," saying the treatment has been mischaracterized and stressing that he is no longer involved with the company. “[T]he particular plan you are talking about is about the healthy eating, watching the kind of..
How Businesses Can Embrace California’s New Water Restrictions and Support Their Bottom Line
The mandate to conserve water from the governor of California is seen by many businesses as harmful to their bottom lines, but an entrepreneur in the Golden State is making a different case. Elliot Hoffman maintains that as water flows less freely, profits will flow stronger for many small and mid-sized companies. He describes the drought as an opportunity to adopt sustainability practices and..
California’s New Water Restrictions and Support Their Bottom Line
The mandate to conserve water from the governor of California is seen by many businesses as harmful to their bottom lines, but an entrepreneur in the Golden State is making a different case. Elliot Hoffman maintains that as water flows less freely, profits will flow stronger for many small and mid-sized companies. He describes the drought as an opportunity to adopt sustainability practices and..
_82295330_bef78d6a-0c1b-4a3f-a553-23d6a967a5dd US concern as Russia lifts ban on Iran arms delivery
The US has expressed concern after Russia lifted a ban on supplying Iran with the sophisticated S-300 air defence missile system. Secretary of State John Kerry raised the matter in a phone call with the Russian Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov, the White House said. Russia said the embargo was no longer necessary after an interim deal was reached on Iran's nuclear programme. Tehran and six..
_82295449_derelict_ap624bundapani Marooned in an overgrown tea garden
Two years ago, Bijiita Ekka, was a young teenager enjoying school and playing with other children on the sprawling Bundapani Tea Garden in West Bengal, in the foothills of the Himalayas The vast, 3,000-acre (1,214-hectare) property had its own hospital, schools and shops and more than 1,000 families were involved in the growing and processing of tea. Then, in July 2013, the tea garden was..
_82295520_026730854-1 Le Pen family drama: Curtains for Jean Marie?
When Jean-Marie Le Pen confirmed this morning that he was withdrawing his candidacy for December's regional elections, he gave the most concrete sign yet of his waning influence in the party he founded. Since she took over four years ago, his daughter Marine Le Pen has tried to move the National Front party away from the image it had under its founder - shedding its racist undertones and..
_82242236_simon Fatal silence: Why do so many fortysomething men kill themselves?
Suicide claims a worrying number of lives, with men much more at risk than women in the UK. Simon Jack, whose father killed himself, has tried to find out why. Forty-four is a fairly unremarkable age to reach for most, but for me, it was a birthday that always had special significance. It was the age my father took his own life 25 years ago, for reasons I'm still unclear about. As a result, I..
_82295680_boots_women US exhibit shows women as objects and adverts
The way Americans depict race and gender has been a constant theme in photographer Hank Willis Thomas' work. In 2008, as Obama was mounting a campaign to be the country's first black president, Willis produced an exhibition tracking black identity through adverts. This year, days before Hillary Clinton announced her intention to run for president, he unveiled a new project - this one..
_82293894_82293893 Marco Rubio launches 2016 White House run
Florida Senator Marco Rubio has urged Americans to look to the future as he launched his 2016 White House campaign. Mr Rubio, 43, said in a Miami speech he would "lead the way toward a new American century". He presented the presidential election as "a generational choice" and warned against going back to "the leaders and ideas of the past". He is the third Republican to officially..