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Muslims split on interpretation of sharia law and religious extremism

A majority of Muslims around the world want sharia law to be implemented in their countries but are split on how it should be applied, according to a study released Tuesday. The comprehensive Pew Research Center survey conducted between 2008 and 2012 focused on 38,000 people in 39 countries drawn…

John Kerry blasts politicized Benghazi misinformation

Secretary of State John Kerry Tuesday denounced an “enormous amount of misinformation” about a deadly attack on a US mission in Libya amid a report four US officials are set to leak secrets. Questions about the September 11 assault on the US mission in Benghazi in which four Americans were…

Yahoo worker benefits to include gifts for babies, puppies, and kittens

New mom and Yahoo! chief Marissa Mayer has added gifts for babies, puppies and kittens to employee perks as part of a campaign to bolster morale, the pioneering Internet firm confirmed on Tuesday. “We’ve been very focused on making Yahoo! the absolute best place to work,” a spokesman for the…

Warming up to people: Physical warmth promotes cooperation

Those with a friendly disposition are often described as warm. Recently published research suggests the link between temperature and trust may be less of an abstract metaphor and more of an actual psychological phenomenon. “[E]xperiencing physical warmth leads directly to increased feelings of interpersonal warmth and, in turn, to cooperation,”…

Apple bond offering among biggest ever: reports

A bond offering from Apple expected to be priced later today will be one of the largest ever for a US company, according to leading financial newspapers Tuesday. Apple is selling $17 billion in investment-grade bonds, which would be a record for a US corporate debt issue, according to the…

Researchers develop happiness sensor based on Twitter activity

Take all the comments expressed on Twitter, crunch them with an analytics program and you can get a sense of the mood of a city, state or country. US researchers say they have come up with such a tool, called a “hedonometer,” which is effectively a happiness sensor. The project…

Afghanistan blames opium surge on global demand

Afghanistan, the world’s largest grower of opium poppies, should not shoulder all the blame for its drug surge, its foreign minister said Tuesday while on a visit to Estonia. “It’s not only Afghanistan but the global demand for drugs that should be blamed for illegal narcotics from Afghanistan,” Zalmai Rassoul…

Obama: Chemical weapons would cause U.S. to ‘rethink’ action on Syria

President Barack Obama Tuesday warned against a rush to judgment on Syria’s use of chemical arms, but said proof of their use would trigger a “rethink” of his reluctance to use military force. As critics complain that he let Syria cross a US “red line,” Obama said Washington believed chemical…

Obama renews bid to shut down Guantanamo prison

President Barack Obama vowed Tuesday to renew a push to close the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay, amid a growing hunger strike by inmates at the controversial jail. Calling the prison a legal “no man’s land,” Obama told a White House news conference he did not want any inmates…

Hurricane Sandy dumped 11 billion gallons of raw sewage into East Coast waterways

Scientists say waste-treatment plants must follow subways and power stations in being protected against climate change Hurricane Sandy dumped about 11bn gallons of raw and untreated sewage into waterways from Washington DC to Connecticut, the science journalism group Climate Central said on Tuesday. That’s or enough human waste to cover…

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