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The whereabouts of Lisa Smith, the former Irish soldier who became a supporter of Islamic State, are now unknown. File photograph: BBC screengrab

Lisa Smith, the former Irish soldier who became a supporter of Islamic State, may be among hundreds of women and children reported to have fled a dete(...)

Syrians dig a grave to bury the bodies of victims of a a suspected toxic gas attack in Khan Sheikhoun, Idlib province, Syria, on Wednesday. Photograph:   Fadi Al-Halabi/AFP/Getty Images

Arriving at the bomb site nearly two hours after planes had struck, Mohammed al-Dagheem had no idea he could still be in danger. “There was a smell –(...)

Syrian families waiting to register at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees headquarters in Beirut, Lebanon. Mr Trump’s order puts an indefinite hold on a programme resettling Syrian refugees. Photograph: Hassan Ammar/AP

Radical groups have celebrated Trump’s ban on entry into the US of citizens from seven Muslim-majority countries, arguing the bans demonstrate the US(...)

Jews in Marseille should avoid wearing the kippa in the streets, the head of the Jewish community in the southern French city said on Tuesday. The w(...)

“ ‘We are not seeking a grand bargain’, said John Kerry in Riyadh after his nuclear talks with Iranian ministers in Switzerland.”  Photograph: REUTERS/Brian Snyder

‘We are not seeking a grand bargain”, said United States secretary of state John Kerry in Riyadh after his nuclear talks with Iranian ministers in Swi(...)

While every manager should have the capability to coach, you also need to have the ability to discern when coaching isn’t working
Calling time on coaching
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  • February 27, 2015, 01:00

As a manager, you provide some level of coaching to all your direct reports, helping some attain higher levels of professional achievement, and helpin(...)

Members of the Kurdish security forces who took part in the offensive to regain control of Iraq’s Sinjar mountain on Thursday. Photograph: Ari Jalal/Reuters

Kurdish forces, backed by a surge of US airstrikes in recent days, recaptured a large swath of territory from Islamic State militants on Thursday, (...)

‘GCHQ director Robert Hannigan argued democratic governments and big tech companies needed to come to a “new deal” to help combat that kind of terrorism and protect everybody else in the world.’ Above, British Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire. Photograph: EPA/GCHQ / Crown copyright

Britain’s new head of its electronic surveillance body GCHQ, Robert Hannigan stepped on a hornets’ nest when he asserted this week that the big tech c(...)

BuzzFeed, which raised $50 million in August valuing the company at $850 million, may follow the experience of online magazine Vice, where video has overtaken text as the major output.

BuzzFeed, the social media company, may eventually make most of its revenues from videos, its new president has said, underlining how publishers are (...)

Shi’ite volunteers, who have joined the Iraqi army to fight against militants of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (Isis), march in the city of Kerbala, southwest of Baghdad. Photograph: Reuters.

Some 50 bodies have been found in Iraq, many of them blindfolded and with their hands bound, raising concerns over a possible sectarian killing amid t(...)

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