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HOLY FIRE Foals (Warner) Like Talking Heads busting out a collection of Duran Duran covers and injecting that alt-cool shimmy to the Le Bon grand-pop swagger, My Number (the standout hit from these Oxford-born English indie kids’ third full-lengther) is a joyous invocation to the goddess of breakups. But these Foals, who could have been forgiven for cantering along their glitchy, artsy track off the back of such critical acclaim, are in full gallop throughout the album with a huge, loud and artful collection which begs to be listened to over and over
While a tentative ceasefire keeps Yemen’s capital Sana’a in a relative state of tranquility, denizens of the city are aware that the longer political uncertainty drags on, the greater the risk of war becomes. This fear became apparent when the news reached Sana’a last Wednesday that President Ali Abdullah Saleh had had successful surgery in neighboring Saudi Arabia, where he had been whisked to after being severely injured in an attack on his residence.
If you want to humble an empire it makes sense to maim its cathedrals. They are symbols of its faith, and when they crumple and burn, it tells us we are not so powerful and we can’t be safe.
Cambodian and Thai troops squared-off for the fourth consecutive day on Monday, the latest in a series of deadly clashes over small but symbolically valued sections of territory along the Southeast Asian countries’ shared border. The flashpoints are two ancient temples known in Cambodia as Ta Krabey and Ta Moan, which lie 160 kilometers west of Preah Vihear, a cliff-top temple that is the focal point of the wider border dispute
HOW THEY START… Wildfires result from a confluence of fuel, dryness and some kind of trigger.
There are more reasons than mere theology why Evangelical Christian leaders are raising Cain over the message now being wholesaled by the Rev. Rob Bell of Mars Hill Bible Church, featured in TIME’s current cover story, “What If There’s No Hell?” Bell’s I’m-O.K.-you’re-O.K., we’re-not-going-to-hell-today spin is not merely a refutation of a basic belief
You might think passengers taking off or landing at Charles de Gaulle Airport would feel unsettled seeing a supersonic Concorde jet mounted on a steel frame alongside the runway, with its needle-like beak pointed upward in take-off position. After all, just such a Concorde plane crashed in a ball of fire nearly 10 years ago, less than two miles from where the mounted jet now stands.
Death on the job was a routine hazard for American workers a century ago. About 100 workers, on average, died every day as mines collapsed, ships sank, trains crashed and factories burned