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Samasource Provides Jobs for Poor Via the Internet

The World Bank says 1.3 billion of the world’s seven billion people live in extreme poverty, surviving on less than $1.25 a day.  Aid organizations have long relied on charitable contributions to help the world’s poor.  But the head of one aid group argues that giving to charity is the wrong approach. “I really don’t […]

Hillary Clinton’s world tour brings brickbats, but more bouquets

Hillary Clinton knows it’s been a good tour when the US secretary of state’s critics deride her as a “radical scold” trying to turn the world into gay-friendly San Francisco. Or claims that she is wrong to meet Burma‘s “military thugs” as the US presses for continued political reform in that long closed country. Then […]

Alabama AG makes revision suggestions for immigration law

(CNN) — Alabama Attorney General Luther Strange has sent to state legislative leaders a series of suggested changes to the state’s controversial anti-illegal immigration law. In a memo dated December 1, Strange responds to a request made by the Alabama Senate President Pro Tempore Del Marsh and the Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard: “My […]

Supermassive black holes are largest ever discovered

Astronomers have located the two biggest black holes ever found, each one billions of times more massive than our sun. Observations of these supermassive cosmic objects will give scientists clues on how black holes and galaxies form and evolve, especially in the earliest parts of the universe. The galaxy NGC 3842, around 320m light years […]

Lost Leonardo Da Vinci battle scene sparks row between art historians

A 35-year hunt to uncover a lost work by Leonardo Da Vinci is reaching a climax in Florence, while also facing an angry protest by more than 100 prominent art historians who deplore the destructive but speculative work possibly leading to the masterpiece’s uncovery. The row centres on a wall in Florence’s Palazzo Vecchio on […]

Kurt Vonnegut’s dark, sad, cruel side is laid bare

A new biography of acclaimed American author Kurt Vonnegut, beloved by fans worldwide for his work’s warm humour and homespun Midwestern wisdom, has shocked many with a portrayal of a bitter, angry man prone to depression and fits of temper. The book on Vonnegut, who died in 2007, lifts the lid on the writer’s private […]