Saudi royal calls for regime change in Riyadh A senior Saudi prince has launched an unprecedented call for change in the country’s leadership, as it faces its biggest challenge in years in the form of war, plummeting oil prices and criticism of its management of Mecca, scene of last week’s hajj tragedy. The prince, one of the grandsons of the state’s founder, Abdulaziz Ibn Saud, has told the Guardian that there is disquiet among the royal family – and among the wider public – at the leadership of King Salman, who acceded the throne in January. The prince, who is not named for security reasons, wrote two letters earlier this month calling for the king to be removed. “The king is not in a stable condition and in reality the son of the king [Mohammed bin Salman] is ruling the kingdom,” the prince said. “So four or possibly five of my uncles will meet soon to discuss the letters.
14,000 Free Images from the French Revolution Now Available Online It’s often said that the French Revolution (1789-1799) created the “blueprint” for all revolutions to come. Unlike any event before it, the Revolution drew its strength from ideology — an ideology that turned on the belief that France had created a radical break with its monarchical past, and would now radically re-organize itself along egalitarian and democratic lines. To drive this message home, the revolutionaries produced thousands of pamphlets and political works of art. What’s more, they created a new revolutionary calendar and a series of revolutionary festivals that helped give cultural expression to the idea that France had entered a new political age.
Artists 'have structurally different brains' 17 April 2014Last updated at 05:35 ET By Melissa Hogenboom Science reporter, BBC Radio Science Brain scans revealed artists have more grey matter in parts of their brains Artists have structurally different brains compared with non-artists, a study has found. Feature Films : Free Movies : Download & Streaming collection eye Science Fiction and Horror films: monsters and aliens, space and time travel, experiments gone wrong, unimagined disasters. "All I need to make a comedy is a park, a policeman and a pretty girl." - Charlie Chaplin Expressionistic crime dramas of the 40s and 50s: tough cops and private eyes, femme fatales, mean city streets and deserted backroads, bags of loot and dirty double-crossers.
FamiLinx General FamiLinx is a scientific resource of curated genealogical, demographic, and basic phenotypic data from tens of millions of people mostly from the last 500 years. Different from traditional studies, this resource is the product of an ultra crowd-sourcing approach and is based on the collaborative work of genealogy enthusiasts around the world who documented and shared their family stories. Saudi Arabia’s new King Salman moves quickly to settle future succession King Salman of Saudi Arabia signalled continuity at a time of turmoil in the Middle East on Friday – but paved the way for a new generation of royals to take power as his predecessor Abdullah was buried and his subjects swore their allegiance. Salman, who is 79 and widely said to be in poor health, became king, as long expected, on the death of his half-brother, aged 90, in the early hours of the morning. The new crown prince and heir to the throne is Prince Muqrin, 69. In a carefully-choreographed transition, Saudi media emphasised the king’s grandiose title of Guardian of the Two Holy Shrines – a reference to Mecca and Medina – to underscore his Muslim credentials as a key element of Saudi legitimacy.
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Documenting the Struggle to Desegregate Southern Restaurants Through COUNTER HISTORIES we also learn: Greensboro was not the first successful Carolina sit-in. Royal Ice Cream Parlor in downtown Durham, North Carolina, was the 1957 site of an early and important action, led by protesters from Ashbury United Methodist Church. Throughout the movement, church leadership proved key. Nashville, Tennessee, was the intellectual and logistical heart of the movement. Genome hacker uncovers largest-ever family tree Andrew Bret Wallis/Getty Images Using data pulled from online genealogy sites, a renowned ‘genome hacker’ has constructed what is likely the biggest family trees ever assembled. The researcher and his team now plan to use the data — including a single uber-pedigree comprising 13 million individuals, which stretches back to the fifteenth century — to analyse the inheritance of complex genetic traits, such as longevity and fertility.
Bleary-eyed Prince Harry drowns his sorrows with pal Guy Pelly and Princess Eugenie after watching England’s World Cup defeat to Australia Prince had earlier watched England crash out of the Rugby World Cup Appeared slightly worse for wear as he emerged from London bar31-year-old was joined by nightclub owner Guy Pelly and Princess Eugenie By Sam Matthew for MailOnline Published: 19:01 GMT, 4 October 2015 | Updated: 20:44 GMT, 4 October 2015 Prince Harry showed he was no different to any other England fan after watching the team limp out of the rugby world cup. The fifth in line to the throne appeared to have been drowning his sorrows on Saturday night after watching arch rivals Australia knock Stuart Lancaster's men out of the tournament.
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