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Physicists Inch Closer to Proof That Higgs Boson Particle Exists

Physicists Inch Closer to Proof That Higgs Boson Particle Exists | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Fermilab announced that it had fallen just short of finding the long-hypothesized Higgs boson particle that is a cornerstone of modern physics.
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War Crimes Trial Opens for Bosco Ntaganda, Congolese Rebel Leader

War Crimes Trial Opens for Bosco Ntaganda, Congolese Rebel Leader | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Mr. Ntaganda appeared at the International Criminal Court, accused of terrorizing and killing civilians in the Ituri region of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
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World Briefing: Gaza: U.N. Issues Warning About Living Conditions

World Briefing: Gaza: U.N. Issues Warning About Living Conditions | World Politics and news | Scoop.it

A United Nations agency has warned that Gaza may become uninhabitable by 2020 if current political and economic trends continue.

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Unicef Warns of Lost Generation of War Children Out of School

Unicef Warns of Lost Generation of War Children Out of School | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
War and upheaval across parts of the Middle East and North Africa in recent years have driven more than 13 million children from school.
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A pope beloved by many secular intellectuals is also passionate about miracles and relics

A pope beloved by many secular intellectuals is also passionate about miracles and relics | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
NAPLES, Italy — The faithful here are still talking about Pope Francis and the holy blood.On an official trip to this ancient city in the shadow of Mount Vesuvius, Pope Francis entered the local cathedral to pray to Januarius, the patron saint of...
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Paul Royle, Who Fled Nazis in a ‘Great Escape,’ Dies at 101

Paul Royle, Who Fled Nazis in a ‘Great Escape,’ Dies at 101 | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Paul Royle briefly escaped from Stalag Luft III in 1944 with 75 other Allied soldiers, an episode that inspired the 1963 Steve McQueen movie “The Great Escape.”
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10 years after Katrina, family that fled is in need of rescue again - Stuff.co.nz

10 years after Katrina, family that fled is in need of rescue again - Stuff.co.nz | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
"Are you sure it wouldn't help to get some fresh air?" she asked. "You know there's nothing for me out there," he replied.
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Caste Quotas in India Come Under Attack

Caste Quotas in India Come Under Attack | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Resentment has gelled into opposition to India’s version of affirmative action, a system of strict quotas that reserves nearly half of jobs for those from disadvantaged castes or tribes.
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Islamic State destroys a treasured Palmyra site

Islamic State destroys a treasured Palmyra site | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
BEIRUT — Islamic State militants have blown up one of the most important temples in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra, accelerating their relentless campaign of destruction against the historical treasures that have fallen under their control, activists...
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Protests in Iraq Bring Fast Promises, but Slower Changes

Protests in Iraq Bring Fast Promises, but Slower Changes | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
The fight against corruption is also a battle against the legacy of the 2003 invasion by the United States, some demonstrators say.
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Republicans Wary of Donald Trump’s Populist Tone on Taxes

Republicans Wary of Donald Trump’s Populist Tone on Taxes | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Some influential party figures worry that Donald J. Trump’s suggestions that he would raise taxes in certain areas could catch on with rivals in the presidential race.
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At Auschwitz, Mist to Cool Visitors Is a Grim Reminder to Some

At Auschwitz, Mist to Cool Visitors Is a Grim Reminder to Some | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Critics said overhead sprinklers at the entrance to the death camp’s memorial and museum were reminiscent of the showers the Nazis used to gas Jews in World War II.
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Paring His Bucket List, Obama Relishes Hiking at an Alaskan Glacier

Paring His Bucket List, Obama Relishes Hiking at an Alaskan Glacier | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
President Obama is in legacy-building mode here in Alaska, where he has come to talk about the rapidly unfolding effects of climate change and the urgent need to address it.
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In a First, Chinese Navy Sails Off Alaska

In a First, Chinese Navy Sails Off Alaska | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Pentagon officials said the entry into international waters of the sea off the coast of Alaska was the first such foray by Beijing.
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Michigan Imam Visits Amir Hekmati, Longest-Held American in Iran

Michigan Imam Visits Amir Hekmati, Longest-Held American in Iran | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Tehran’s granting of a prison visit to Imam Mohammad Ali Elahi suggested that Amir Hekmati, a Marine veteran held since 2011, might be released soon.
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Republicans Weigh New Ways to Upend Iran Nuclear Deal

Republicans Weigh New Ways to Upend Iran Nuclear Deal | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Republicans have been thinking through alternatives for months, knowing that Mr. Obama would probably be able to fend off efforts to override his veto of a resolution of disapproval of the accord.
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Smugglers who drove migrants to their deaths were part of a vast web

Smugglers who drove migrants to their deaths were part of a vast web | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Top European law enforcement official says hunt is on for the ringleaders of a criminal syndicate
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As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger refugee crisis looms in the Middle East

As tragedies shock Europe, a bigger refugee crisis looms in the Middle East | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
AL-MINYA, Lebanon — While the world’s attention is fixed on the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees swarming into Europe, a potentially far more profound crisis is unfolding in the countries of the Middle East that have borne the brunt of the world’s...
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Susan Rice, Obama’s Security Adviser, Urges Pakistan to Do More Against Militants

Susan Rice, Obama’s Security Adviser, Urges Pakistan to Do More Against Militants | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
In a daylong visit to Pakistan, the national security adviser urged leaders to stop militants from using Pakistani territory to stage attacks in Afghanistan.
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Growing Migrant Crisis Prompts Call for Urgent Meeting of E.U. Officials

Growing Migrant Crisis Prompts Call for Urgent Meeting of E.U. Officials | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Germany, France and Britain appealed for the nations to establish specific measures for helping people who flee to the continent, and the European Union’s leadership set a meeting for Sept. 14.
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At Least 13 Reported Dead in Yemen Strikes

At Least 13 Reported Dead in Yemen Strikes | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
The Saudi-led military coalition killed workers at a water plant on Sunday, the plant’s owner said, while a coalition spokesman said Houthi rebels had made explosive devices at the site.
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Political Economy: Greek Election Poses New Economic Risks

Political Economy: Greek Election Poses New Economic Risks | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
If no party emerges with a majority, a weak government could fall seriously behind schedule in implementing reforms, threatening fresh mayhem.
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As His Term Wanes, Obama Champions Workers’ Rights

As His Term Wanes, Obama Champions Workers’ Rights | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
The administration has tried to get back protections for workers eroded by conservative activism and changes in the economy over 40 years.
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Piers Morgan to join IAB Engage 2015 line-up - IAB UK

Piers Morgan to join IAB Engage 2015 line-up - IAB UK | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
Piers Morgan, journalist and TV personality, and current US editor-at-large for Mail Online is set to speak at the IAB’s flagship Engage conference on 15 October.
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Pope Asks Bullied Girl to Sing for Him

Pope Asks Bullied Girl to Sing for Him | World Politics and news | Scoop.it
After learning that Valerie Herrera, 17, used music to cope with being bullied for a rare skin condition, Pope Francis said he would like to hear her sing. “Be courageous,” he added with a smile.
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