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  • After kidnappings, beheadings, how dangerous is it out there for travelers?

    After kidnappings, beheadings, how dangerous is it out there for travelers?
    The beheadings of American journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff were as tragic as they were revolting, but they existed in something of a logical context. Both men were covering a war zone that few journalists (including me) have the guts to cover. There were risks, and they knew it. Foley previously had been detained for more than a month in Libya and saw a colleague killed. Still, he returned to the region.
  • Twitter grants $10 million to MIT for social data analysis, new tools

    Twitter grants $10 million to MIT for social data analysis, new tools
    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Wednesday gave $10 million to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for research that would explore how people use and achieve shared goals using social networks. Over five years, the university's researchers...

    U.S. embassy issues warning after clashes in Myanmar

    YANGON (Reuters) - The U.S. embassy in Myanmar on Wednesday issued a warning to its citizens travel ling in eastern Myanmar after clashes between the military and ethnic minority rebels. Various rebels groups have battled the central government in...

    Greece by small ship

    Greece by small ship
    An image of island hopping and booze-fueled partying with jet-setters might be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of cruising around Greece, but think again. You can cruise the birthplace of Western civilization in a bit more thoughtful...

    Hong Kong protesters prepare for long haul

    Hong Kong protesters prepare for long haul
    Tens of thousands of pro-democracy protesters extended a blockade of Hong Kong streets on Tuesday, stockpiling supplies and erecting makeshift barricades ahead of what some fear may be a push by police to clear the roads before Chinese National Day. Riot...