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Meet The Woman Who Is Building Digital Schools And Wants To Put Herself Out Of Business

“Katrin Macmillan is digitally democratizing education, she recently spoke about it at SXSW and she’s one of the most aspiring female social entrepreneurs I have ever met.” That’s how I was introduced to Katrin. I thought, “Sounds exciting, but what does digitally democratizing education really mean?” The answer: Katrin is the 35-year-old founder of Projects For All, a nonprofit that ...

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Ashraf Ghani sworn in as new Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as Afghanistan’s new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country’s first democratic transfer of power. The Kabul ceremony followed six months of deadlock amid a bitter dispute over electoral fraud and a recount of votes. Under a US-brokered unity deal Mr Ghani shares power with runner-up Abdullah Abdullah who becomes chief executive. Two bombs ...

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Ashraf Ghani sworn in as new Afghan president

Ashraf Ghani has been sworn in as Afghanistan’s new president, replacing Hamid Karzai in the country’s first democratic transfer of power. The Kabul ceremony followed six months of deadlock amid a bitter dispute over electoral fraud and a recount of votes. Under a US-brokered unity deal Mr Ghani shares power with runner-up Abdullah Abdullah who becomes chief executive. Two bombs ...

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Thousands at Hong Kong protest as Occupy Central is launched

The leader of Hong Kong’s Occupy Central pro-democracy movement has announced the launch of a mass disobedience campaign. Benny Tai addressed thousands who had gathered outside government headquarters in central Hong Kong. It comes a day after the arrests of more than 60 protesters who had entered a restricted area on the same site. Students and activists oppose Beijing’s decision ...

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US-led air strikes hit IS on Syria’s border with Turkey

US-led coalition air strikes have hit Islamic State (IS) targets near the besieged Syrian town of Kobane on the border with Turkey, the Pentagon says. An IS building and two “armed vehicles” were destroyed at the Kobane border crossing, US Central Command announced. Other strikes hit IS targets elsewhere in Syria and in northern Iraq. Kurdish fighters have been defending ...

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French jets strike in Iraq, expanding campaign against Islamic State

French jets struck a suspected Islamic State target inIraq for the first time on Friday, expanding a U.S.-led military campaign against militants who have seized a third of the country and also control large parts of neighboring Syria. President Francois Hollande said Rafale jets hit “a logistics depot of the terrorists” near the city of Mosul, which has been held by Islamic ...

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John Kerry anti-Islamic State tour starts in Iraq

US Secretary of State John Kerry has landed in Baghdad in Iraq at the start of a Middle East tour to build support for action against Islamic State (IS). Mr Kerry is due to meet new Iraqi PM Haidar al-Abadi less than 48 hours after a unity government was agreed. An inclusive government was a condition for greater US and ...

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Iraq ‘clears’ IS from key dam area after US strikes

Iraqi government forces say they have cleared Islamic State (IS) militants from a wide area around the strategic Haditha dam, helped by US air strikes. The jihadists have repeatedly tried to capture the dam on the River Euphrates in the western province of Anbar from government troops and allied tribesmen. The action marked a widening of US military action which ...

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Sotloff beheading: Obama warning to Islamic State

President Barack Obama has vowed the US will not be intimidated, after Islamic State militants released a video showing the beheading of American journalist Steven Sotloff.   He said the US will build a coalition to “degrade and destroy” the group. Another US journalist, James Foley, was similarly killed last month. Separately, the UK held a meeting of its emergency ...

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Islamic State militants pose ‘biggest threat’ to US

Islamic State militants are the most dangerous threat the US has faced in recent years, Washington has warned. Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel said US air strikes had helped to break the Islamist advance in Iraq, but the militants could be expected to regroup. America’s top general Martin Dempsey stressed that IS could not be defeated without attacking their base in ...

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