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huffposttaste:

These slab pies are WAY better than ordinary pies. Just sayin.

latimes:

L.A.’s Wilshire Grand skyscraper will one day be the tallest building west of Chicago. But before it could get off the ground, someone had to make sure that ground was solid. Here’s the story of how the project was born.

latimes:

L.A.’s Wilshire Grand skyscraper will one day be the tallest building west of Chicago. But before it could get off the ground, someone had to make sure that ground was solid. Here’s the story of how the project was born.

These haunting photos of Iraqi minorities document their run from the Islamic state. 

#iraq  #yazidis  #yazidi  #middle east  #news  #world news  

 A three-day-old truce collapsed Friday in a new round of violence after Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel, drawing a wave of retaliatory airstrikes that killed at least five Palestinians, including three children.


The eruption of fighting shattered a brief calm in the monthlong war and dealt a blow to Egyptian-led efforts to secure a long-term cease-fire between the bitter enemies.
Live updates here. 

 A three-day-old truce collapsed Friday in a new round of violence after Gaza militants resumed rocket attacks on Israel, drawing a wave of retaliatory airstrikes that killed at least five Palestinians, including three children.

The eruption of fighting shattered a brief calm in the monthlong war and dealt a blow to Egyptian-led efforts to secure a long-term cease-fire between the bitter enemies.

Live updates here. 

#gaza  #israel  #egypt  #palestine  #israeli palestinian conflict  #israeli-palestinian conflict  #news  #world news  

HERE’S HOW AFRICAN NATIONS ARE MAKING PROGRESS WITH DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, MORE
In an unprecedented move this week, President Obama played host to nearly 50 leaders from Africa — a continent which is home to six of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world, according to the Washington Post.
Analysts claim the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which took place in Washington, D.C., from Monday through Wednesday, was an important step by the president toprioritize relations with an increasingly influential region, as Reuters reported. But among talks of GDPs and business bottom lines, another vital angle of development was on the agenda: Human progress.
Here are six issues brought into the spotlight as a result of the summit this week, reminding the world that things are improving for the people of Africa.

HERE’S HOW AFRICAN NATIONS ARE MAKING PROGRESS WITH DEMOCRACY, HUMAN RIGHTS, MORE

In an unprecedented move this week, President Obama played host to nearly 50 leaders from Africa — a continent which is home to six of the 10 fastest-growing economies in the world, according to the Washington Post.

Analysts claim the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, which took place in Washington, D.C., from Monday through Wednesday, was an important step by the president toprioritize relations with an increasingly influential region, as Reuters reported. But among talks of GDPs and business bottom lines, another vital angle of development was on the agenda: Human progress.

Here are six issues brought into the spotlight as a result of the summit this week, reminding the world that things are improving for the people of Africa.

#africa  #news  #world news  #obama  #president obama  #barack obama  #democracy  #hillary clinton  #joyce banda  #malawai  

These disturbing photos show why algae blooms are a growing global threat. 

#algae  #environment  #ecology  #photography  #photos  #china  #france  #lake erie  #united states  #environmentalism  

"It’s heartbreaking to me that in our social media driven, increasingly-connected world, nearly 850 million people go to bed hungry each night. And this includes far too many children."

Let’s not wait another year to move people from hunger to hope.

#christina aguilera  #christina  #xtina  #gif  #gifs  #news  #world news  #editorial  #opinion  #rwanda  

huffingtonpost:

JAPAN MARKS 68 YEARS SINCE ATOMIC BOMBING 
Japan marked the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a somber ceremony to honor the dead and pledges to seek to eliminate nuclear weapons.
 

huffingtonpost:

JAPAN MARKS 68 YEARS SINCE ATOMIC BOMBING 

Japan marked the 68th anniversary Tuesday of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima with a somber ceremony to honor the dead and pledges to seek to eliminate nuclear weapons.

 

5 Shocking Figures That Show The Devastating Impact Of East Ukraine's War

Four months of fighting between the Ukrainian military and pro-Russian separatist rebels has exacted a heavy toll on residents of the country’s war-torn east.

A senior UN officialwarned on Tuesdaythat the humanitarian situation in eastern Ukraine continues to worsen. UN humanitarian operations director John Ging told an emergency session of the UN Security Council that civilians in the rebel-controlled cities of Donetsk and Luhansk only have access to water for a few hours per day. He added that many homes are destroyed and medical supplies are running low. “Immediate action is therefore required,” Ging said.

While Ukraine and its allies are holding Russia responsible for fueling the violence with fighters and weapons, Moscow is blaming the Ukrainian government in Kiev for the crisis. Ukrainestepped up its offensiveagainst the rebel fighters in July and has closed in on rebel-held territory in recent weeks, raising fears that civilians will increasingly be caught in the crossfire.

While Ukraine and Russia trade accusations of responsibility, five shocking figures show how the crisis has rocked the daily lives of thousands of Ukrainian civilians. 

#ukraine  #east ukraine  #russia  #news  #world news