Young Generation

Humans of New York project exposes hopes and fears in the Middle East

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STORY HIGHLIGHTS Brandon Stanton launched Humans of New York blog Partnering with U.N., he’s on a world tour that started in Iraq and Jordan His mini narratives reveal the struggles and dreams of ordinary people (CNN) — Four years ago, Brandon Stanton became New York City’s unofficial photo-chronicler. With his blog, Humans of New York — which has over eight ... Read More »

ISIS Cuts Art, Music, and History Education in Iraq

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The school year began September 9 in Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS)-occupied Mosul, Iraq, where extremists have eliminated art, music, history, literature, and classes about Christianity from the curriculum, reports CBS. So far, families in the second-largest city in Iraq have responded by keeping their children home. Homeschooling has become a popular option. “What’s important to us now is ... Read More »

How Isis became the wealthiest terror group in history

Fighters of the Islamic State wave the group's flag from a damaged display of a government fighter jet following the battle for the Tabqa air base, in Raqqa, Syria
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Islamic State militants are better resourced than any other terrorist group, according to intelligence officials Islamic State (Isis) militants are taking in more than $3m (£1.8m) a day through oil smuggling, extortion, theft and human trafficking, say intelligence officials and experts. Aid workers, researchers and intelligence agents say that as the group has taken over sections of Iraq and Syria ... Read More »

Pelé unveils unique football pitch where players’ energy produces electricity

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Brazillian football legend launches a revolutionary artificial pitch that converts players’ energy into electricty to power Rio de Janeiro favela Brazilian football legend Pelé has unveiled the first football pitch to use players’ energy to produce electricity in a favela in Rio de Janeiro. The so-called King of Football visited Morro da Mineira favela in the city to launch the ... Read More »

Hungary’s Navracsics to be Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Citizenship

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European Commission President-elect Jean-Claude Juncker has unveiled on Wednesday the next European Union executive for the 2014-2019 period. The team will have to be approved by the European Parliament. As it turns out Hungary’s Tibor Navracsics will not be Commissioner for Trade or Commissioner for Customs, as suggested by previous press reports – Juncker surprisingly picked him to be Commissioner for Education, ... Read More »

Why Westerners are driven to join the jihadist fight

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Forget indoctrination, people become foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq for far simpler reasons: politics, persecution and peer-group pressure IT’S a question being asked around the world. How can you stem the flow of foreign jihadis making their way to Syria and Iraq? As New Scientist went to press, politicians on both sides of the Atlantic were finalising their game plans to ... Read More »

Steve Jobs Was a Low-Tech Parent

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When Steve Jobs was running Apple, he was known to call journalists to either pat them on the back for a recent article or, more often than not, explain how they got it wrong. I was on the receiving end of a fewof those calls. But nothing shocked me more than something Mr. Jobs said to me in late 2010 after he ... Read More »

My First Year As Prime Minister Of Australia By Tony

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For those upset at our declining manufacturing industry, I have good news to report: as of September 2014, we are leading the world in think pieces about Tony Abbott’s first year in office. In fact, if we were to burn them all, we could power David Marr for two full years without ever having to plug him in. All of ... Read More »

Julian Burnside on Fairness – Perth

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Julian Burnside AO QC has devoted his life to fairness and justice, as a barrister, Queens Counsel and human rights advocate. He believes that from the earliest age, children yearn for fairness and they understand what it is. As we grow older, we learn that our childhood instinct for fairness is what grown-ups call ‘Justice’ but we work out ways ... Read More »