Tuesday, 26 June, 2018

Year: 2018

Global Religious Freedom Takes Its Biggest Hit In Over A Decade

Global Religious Freedom Takes Its Biggest Hit In Over A Decade

Christians around the world face mounting political and social pressure over their beliefs, as government restrictions, nationalist parties, and harassment aimed at minority faiths continues on a global upswing. Religious antagonism saw its biggest surge in over a decade in 2016, with the world’s two biggest faith groups—Christians and Muslims—ranking

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In Western Europe Christians Are Less Religiously Committed Than American ‘Nones’

In Western Europe Christians Are Less Religiously Committed Than American ‘Nones’

The Story: A new survey finds that while most people in Western Europe consider themselves to be Christians, they are less religious than ‘nones’ (i.e., atheists, agnostics, and religiously unaffiliated) are in America. The Background: Pew Research finds that most adults surveyed in Western Europe still consider themselves to be Christians—even if they seldom

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Preparing For The Asteroid Apocalypse

Preparing For The Asteroid Apocalypse

Among Earth’s natural disasters—hurricanes, floods, earthquakes—the one humans probably ponder least is asteroids, huge objects zipping through our solar system at ludicrous speeds. Federal officials call an asteroid or comet collision “low probability, but high consequence,” NASA-speak for it will probably never happen, but if it does we’re toast. With that in mind, the U.S. and

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Chatham House 2018 Risks And Opportunities In International Affairs

Chatham House: 2018 Risks And Opportunities In International Affairs

There is a sense that the established order in global affairs is shifting. The rules, norms and institutions that have governed state-to-state relations and international policymaking for decades are being challenged by phenomena that include diminished US leadership, a more assertive China, political populism and technological change. The ‘destination’ remains

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The Grus Constellation

The Grus Constellation

Grus is a constellation in the southern sky. Its name is Latin for the crane. It is one of twelve constellations conceived by Petrus Plancius from the observations of Pieter Dirkszoon Keyser and Frederick de Houtman. Grus first appeared on a 35-cm diameter celestial globe published in 1598 in Amsterdam by Plancius and Jodocus Hondius and was depicted in Johann Bayer’s star atlas Uranometria of 1603. French

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19 Places To Visit In Outer London

19 Places To Visit In Outer London

Time Out is a British travel magazine published by Time Out Group. Time Out started its publication in 1968 and had expanded its editorial recommendations to 108 cities worldwide. It was first published as a London listings magazine by Tony Elliott, who used birthday money to produce a one-sheet pamphlet, with Bob Harris as co-editor. The London edition of Time

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China-Based Campaign Breached Satellite, Defense Companies

China-Based Campaign Breached Satellite, Defense Companies

A sophisticated hacking campaign launched from computers in China burrowed deeply into satellite operators, defence contractors and telecommunications companies in the United States and southeast Asia, security researchers at Symantec Corp said on Tuesday. Symantec said the effort appeared to be driven by national espionage goals, such as the interception

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Civilians Own 85% Of World's Firearms

Civilians Own 85% Of World’s Firearms

Latest statistics show the proliferation of privately owned guns is on the rise, with wealthy countries outstripping developing and war-torn countries. In a detailed report, weapons watchdog the Small Arms Survey has researched the numbers of guns across 230 countries. Examining the ownership of revolvers and self-loading pistols, rifles, carbines, assault rifles

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