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Meet the Nun Who Wants You to Remember You Will Die

BOSTON — Before she entered the Daughters of St. Paul convent in 2010, Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble read a biography of the order’s founder, an Italian priest who was born in the 1880s. He kept a ceramic skull on his desk, as a reminder of the inevitability of death. Sister Aletheia, a punk fan as a teenager, thought the morbid curio was “super pu..

Meet the Nun Who Wants You to Remember You Will Die

BOSTON — Before she entered the Daughters of St. Paul convent in 2010, Sister Theresa Aletheia Noble read a biography of the order’s founder, an Italian priest who was born in the 1880s. He kept a ceramic skull on his desk, as a reminder of the inevitability of death. Sister Aletheia, a punk fan as a teenager, thought the morbid curio was “super pu..

Liz Cheney’s Lonely Stand: What Voters in Wyoming Say

In a heavily Republican state, their lone congresswoman’s defiance of the former president is unpopular. But some residents still stick up for her. “She told the truth!” one proclaimed. CHEYENNE, Wyo. — On a prairie hill on the rolling highway into Wyoming’s capital city looms a billboard with the beaming face of the state’s lone congressional repr..

Paris organisers vow to go ahead with pro-Palestinian rally despite court...

Issued on: 14/05/2021 - 22:42 A French court on Friday upheld a police ban on a pro-Palestinian demonstration planned for Saturday in Paris, lawyers for the organisers said, adding that they would appeal the decision. Read more on Open Magazine. However the protest organisers said they had no plans to call off Saturday's action. "We refuse to sil..

Macron speaks with Netanyahu, urges return to peace in Gaza

Issued on: 14/05/2021 - 17:46 French President Emmanuel Macron spoke with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Friday about the escalating conflict between Israel and Palestinians and called for a return to peace in the region. Read more on Open Magazine. In a statement, Macron condemned rocket attacks by Hamas and said Israel had the right to..

Mayor Anne Hidalgo steps up plans to ban most cars from...

Issued on: 14/05/2021 - 11:54 Car traffic will be drastically reduced in the heart of Paris next year under a plan by the city’s mayor, the latest step in her goal of greening one of the densest urban landscapes in Europe. Read more on Open Magazine. Anne Hidalgo, a Socialist politician who is eyeing a bid for the presidency next year, announced a pub..

Russia’s Designation Of U.S., Czech Republic As ‘Unfriendly’ Draws Criticism From...

The European Council has criticized Russia's decision to designate the United States and the Czech Republic as "unfriendly," a move by Moscow that will limit the two Western countries in their hiring of staff for embassy operations in Russia. The Russian government published its official list of "unfriendly" countries on May 14. It pledged to ..

Fuel Shortages Spread To U.S. Capital After Pipeline Cyberattack

Gasoline shortages have spread from the southern United States to the U.S. capital as a large pipeline works to recover from a cyberattack that U.S. officials say originated in Russia. The pipeline's owner said on May 14 that it was making progress in restoring full service and ramping up deliveries of gasoline and other fuels. But the company..

Ex-Green Beret Who Spied For Russia Sentenced To More Than 15...

A former U.S. Army Green Beret who pleaded guilty last year to providing classified information to Russian military intelligence agents over a long period of time has been sentenced to more than 15 years in prison. A Virginia judge handed down the sentence on May 14. Prosecutors had asked for a 17-year prison term. Peter Debbins, 46, periodically m..

Taiwan at the Nexus of Technology and Geopolitics 

AdvertisementThe Economist raised eyebrows recently by characterizing Taiwan as “the most dangerous place on Earth.” President Tsai Ing-wen herself responded, noting that Taipei has “actively worked to strengthen our national defense, especially our asymmetric capabilities.” Many other recent assessments would suggest an armed confrontation over Ta..

Death of Student in China Triggers Questions, Protests

AdvertisementIt was a call no parent wants to receive. On Mother’s Day, around 9 p.m., a woman in Chengdu in southwestern China was told that her son, who she had dropped off at school just hours ago, had died. Distraught, she went to Chengdu No. 49 Middle School immediately, but could not even enter the school grounds, she wrote in a series of We..

China’s Population Is Peaking 

AdvertisementChina released results from its 2020 census this week, reporting that its population grew to 1.41 billion last year, a narrow increase from the previous year. The total population figure exceeded expectations that the Chinese government was set to announce the first year-on-year decline in six decades, according to reporting from the F..

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Sixty years on, Algerian desert region still struggles with effects of...

Issued on: 14/05/2021 - 18:34 REVISITED © FRANCE 24 By: Karim YAHIAOUI | Soundousse BRAHIMI | Georges YAZBECK In February 1960, France carried out its first nuclear test in the Algerian desert, codenamed "Blue Jerboa". Three more atmospheric tests and 13 underground tests followed, until 1966. The consequences for humans and the environment were..

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#45YearsOfIlayaraaja: Five landmark films of the musical maestro Ilayaraaja

Ilayaraaja, the name needs no introduction as his music has been doing the talks for more than four decades. On this day in 1976, Ilayaraaja made his debut as a composer with the romantic film 'Annakilli', which was directed by Devaraj–Mohan. The composer established himself well to become a popular Indian composer. Ilayaraaja has scored ..

Knives Out 2: An Updated Cast List, Including Daniel Craig

Janelle MonáeWhile she’s primarily known as an accomplished singer and song writer, Janelle Monáe also has some acting experience under her belt, including movies like Hidden Figures and Antebellum, and TV shows like Phillip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and Homecoming. As far as her role in Knives Out 2 is concerned, sources who spoke with THR’s Borys..

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Seth Rogen’s awkward Nicholas Cage audition

The comedian has been spilling details on his life his Hollywood for the past few weeks and his celeb stories just keep getting better. Nicolas Cage once made an awkward pitch to Seth Rogen that went so horribly wrong Cage exited stage left when the comedian shot it down. Rogen, 39, alleges the encounter happened in 2011 when he and creative partner Evan Goldberg were in the midst of casting their film, The Green Hornet. He claims Cage wanted to ..

Spice Girl’s disturbing new video

Former Spice Girl Mel B has appeared bloodied and bruised in a confronting new video aimed to highlight the issue of domestic abuse. Former Spice Girl Mel B has appeared bruised and bloodied in a confronting new video aimed to highlight domestic abuse in the UK. The 45-year-old Spice Girl, subjected to an alleged decade-long “reign of terror” in an abusive marriage, has launched an awareness-raising music video called Love Should Not Hurt. Made i..

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Apple’s Find My Network Could Be Exploited to Send Text Messages...

Apple's Find My network could be exploited to broadcast arbitrary messages to nearby Apple devices, a security researcher has found. The network is formally meant to help people find their lost items. It is claimed to have “industry leading security” as well as end-to-end encryption. However, research shows that the Find My network can enable ..

Amazon Echo Show 5, Echo Show 8 2nd-Generation Models Launched With...

Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen), Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen), and Echo Show 5 (2nd Gen) Kids edition smart displays have been launched, with prices starting at $85 (roughly Rs. 6,200) for the basic Echo Show 5. The company has updated its range of smart displays to second-generation status, with small hardware updates on the new devices largely focussed aro..
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