Archive | April 2, 2014
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A child’s guide to Nigel Farage and Marine Le Pen and why they scare me – Out of Europe: Both Nigel and Marine had good weeks. But are their parties the stuff of nightmare, or will they fade in an economic dawn?

THE INDEPENDENT   by  John Lichfield   Neither is obviously scary. That is the most scary thing about them. In different ways, they represent a scary new kind of reasonable extremism. But Daddy, which one scares the political establishment most: Ukip in Britain or the National Front in France? They have both had a wonderful week. […]

A relative of Chinese passengers onboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 stands at the entrance to a meeting room wearing a T-shirt which reads ‘Pray for MH370 safe return’ in Beijing, China, Wednesday (AP photo)

Jet mystery may never be solved — Malaysian police

KUALA LUMPUR — A police investigation may never determine the reason why the Malaysia Airlines jetliner disappeared, and search planes scouring the Indian Ocean for any sign of its wreckage aren’t certain to find anything either, officials said Wednesday. The assessment by Malaysian and Australian officials underscored the lack of knowledge authorities have about what […]

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Science and religion need each other

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Goldman Sachs  — Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women and the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) recently announceda partnership to create the first-ever global finance facility for women-owned small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). The fund will raise up to $600 million to encourage banks in local markets to lend to women owned SMEs. The facility is expected to […]


Dan Barker – How an Evangelical Preacher Became One of America’s Leading Atheists

Dan Barker (born June 25, 1949) is an American atheist activist who served as a Christian preacher and musician for 19 years but left Christianity in 1984. Barker, along with his wife Annie Laurie Gaylor, is the current co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.[1] He has written numerous articles for Freethought Today, an American freethought newspaper. He is the author of several books including Losing […]

One-a-Day Commandments of the Holy Quran – 84. Thou, O man, art verily labouring towards thy Lord, a hard labouring‏

84.    Thou, O man, art verily labouring towards thy Lord, a hard labouring   [84:7] Thou, O man, art verily labouring towards thy Lord, a hard labouring; then thou art going to meet Him. [94:8] So when thou art free, strive hard, [94:9] And to thy Lord do thou attend whole-heartedly. [4:126] And who is better in faith than he who […]

‘An Historic Opportunity’: Turkish Cypriot Minister Says Reunification Deal Pending

‘An Historic Opportunity’: Turkish Cypriot Minister Says Reunification Deal Pending Interview by Susanne Koelbl AP A Turkish soldier standing at a guard house at the border between Greek and Turkish Cyprus. Negotiations to end the division of Cyprus have been ongoing for years. Now, Northern Cyprus Foreign Minister Özdil Nami tells SPIEGEL that a deal is close. […]


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