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August 17 2014

From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sun Aug 17 2014, 14:37:30

Ukrainian forces have raised their national flag over a police station in the city of Luhansk which was for months under rebel control, Kiev said on Sunday, in what could be a breakthrough in Ukraine's efforts to crush pro-Moscow separatists.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sun Aug 17 2014, 14:09:17

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Sunday ordered a federal autopsy on the body of a black Missouri teenager whose fatal shooting by a white police officer has spurred a week of rancorous and sometimes violent protests in suburban St. Louis.

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sun Aug 17 2014, 11:57:36

When Haider al-Abadi was nominated Iraq's next prime minister, a politician whispered, "May God help you". With a raging jihadist insurgency and a country split along sectarian lines, Abadi needs all the help he can get.

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From Emergent Africa Sun Aug 17 2014, 10:29:00

From the World Science Festival:

Bill Blakemore, Lorenzo Albacate, Nina Azari, Paul Bloom and Bill Phillips discuss prominent clashes -- both historical and contemporary -- have led to the widely held conclusion that science and religion are fundamentally incompatible. Yet, many scientists practice a traditional faith, having found a way to accommodate both scientific inquiry and religious teaching in their belief system. Other scientists are bringing science to bear on the phenomenon of religion and spiritual belief -- neuroscientists are studying what happens in the brain during religious experiences, while anthropologists are investigating how religion is linked to cooperation and community. This program provided an intimate look at what scientists have to say about their religious ...

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From Emergent Africa Sun Aug 17 2014, 08:36:00

Daniel Howden writing in High Life:

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From Emergent Africa Sun Aug 17 2014, 08:12:00

A review by Lynette Lisk in Royal African Society:

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From Emergent Africa Sun Aug 17 2014, 07:59:00

A Think Africa conversation with Bassekou Kouyate:

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From Top stories – France 24 - International News 24/7 Sun Aug 17 2014, 07:53:48

Pro-Russian separatists shot down a Ukrainian warplane in eastern Ukraine overnight into Sunday, a military spokesman said, as Moscow denied rebel claims that it had sent military equipment across the border.

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From Emergent Africa Sun Aug 17 2014, 07:39:00

From World Maker Faire 2013:

Solving World Challenges Through Making

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