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5:10 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

Nuclear Deal Opens Up Potential For Investors In Iran's Stock Market

Iranian stockbrokers monitor share prices at the Tehran Stock Exchange in April. The historical Iran nuclear deal could open the country's market up to international investors.
Vahid Salemi AP

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 7:39 pm

Iran may not be fond of Western-style capitalism, but it has a stock market where shares in Iranian companies are traded.

And if sanctions are lifted following the nuclear deal, it could be where international investors road-test Iran's economy.

Earlier this week, just after the landmark deal about the future of Iran's nuclear program had been announced, Radman Rabii in Teheran was excited about the future.

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Goats and Soda
5:00 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

What Do A Chlorinator And A Condom Tied To A Catheter Have In Common?

Slum dwellers near Calcutta get their water from a municipal pipe. Water coming out of the tap on the left is for bathing and so is untreated. The blue Zimba chlorinator is hooked up to the tap on the right, which is used for drinking water.
Courtesy of Suprio Das/Zimba

This isn't your average top 30 list. No Taylor Swift song is on it, it doesn't involve sports and it's not a listicle of the Internet's best cat videos. But it does have a device that adds chlorine to water so it's safe to drink — and a condom tied to a catheter that can stop bleeding when a woman is having a baby.

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The Two-Way
4:59 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

WATCH: Magnus Effect Whisks Basketball Into The Spin Zone

Putting some spin on the ball.
Veritasium

What happens when you drop a regulation Spalding basketball from a 415-foot-high dam? It depends.

For a group from the trick basketball team How Ridiculous who sank a basket from atop the Gordon Dam in Tasmania, it meant landing a spot in the Guinness World Records book.

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Europe
4:48 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

In Merkel's Uncomfortable Moment, A Glimpse Of Germany's Difficult Decisions

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 7:39 pm

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Middle East
4:03 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

What Saudi Arabia Has At Stake In The Iran Nuclear Deal

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 7:39 pm

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National Security
4:03 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

In Wake Of Iran Deal, Defense Secretary Embarks On Middle East Tour

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 7:39 pm

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The Two-Way
3:14 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

U.K. Prime Minister Wants 'Big Conversation' About Seagull Attacks

Seagulls in Cornwall, England, have allegedly attacked people and family pets.
Matt Cardy Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 4:31 pm

It's a bird! It's a plane! It's ... actually, just birds. More specifically, seagulls that have gone on the attack in Cornwall, England, causing a public outcry that has gone all the way up to 10 Downing Street.

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The Salt
3:05 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

Beyond Fat-Free And Frozen: The Myriad Ways The World Uses Yogurt

Beyond the fruit-sweetened stuff: Around the world, cooks turn to yogurt for a huge variety of culinary delights. From left: cast-iron chicken marinated in a yogurt-spice blend and topped with the Middle Eastern grain freekeh; a Persian cold yogurt soup; shitake frittata with labneh, kale and shallots. From Yogurt Culture by Cheryl Sternman Rule
Ellen Silverman Courtesy of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Originally published on Sat July 18, 2015 12:46 pm

For centuries, cooks around the world have been tapping a powerful secret ingredient. It can bind casseroles, tenderize meats, meld with vegetables and spices as a cooling dip or blend with fruits for a tangy drink.

We're talking, of course, about yogurt.

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The Two-Way
3:05 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

Anders Breivik, Norwegian Mass Murderer, Admitted To Oslo University

Anders Breivik raises his fist in a right-wing salute after being sentenced to 21 years in prison at the Oslo District Court on Aug. 24, 2012.
Odd Andersen AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 3:08 pm

On July 22, 2011, Anders Breivik set off a bomb in the center of the Norwegian capital, Oslo, killing eight people, then traveled to a nearby island where the then-ruling Labour Party was holding a summer camp and shot dead 69 people. Today, Breivik, who is serving a 21-year prison term for his actions, gained admission into Oslo University to study political science.

Breivik, who holds far-right views, has never expressed remorse for his actions, which he said were spurred by a Marxist-Islamic takeover of Europe.

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Goats and Soda
12:29 pm
Fri July 17, 2015

Ugandan To Aid Groups: Don't Tell Us What We Need — Ask Us!

Teddy Ruge — who goes by TMS Ruge — won a White House award for his efforts to bring change to Africa.
Courtesy of TMS Ruge

Originally published on Fri July 17, 2015 5:13 pm

Teddy Ruge — aka TMS Ruge — has made a name for himself by pushing back against international do-gooders in Africa. The 39-year-old Ugandan-born writer and entrepreneur — who goes by his initials, as his father did — says it's time for the international community to understand that Western governments are not responsible for developing other nations.

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