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Chronicler of Islamic State ‘killing machine’ goes public

His friend the ex-taxi driver told him about an airstrike that had just killed multiple high-level Islamic State commanders, destroying a giant weapons cache. Elated, Mosul Eye dashed home to post it online. He hit “publish” and then, minutes later, realized his mistake. The information could have come from only one person. He trashed the post and spent a sleepless night.

This could be turned into a movie, especially the scene where Omar Mohammed had decided to die and sipped a cuppa on the bank of the Tigris. An inspiring story indeed.

via Chronicler of Islamic State ‘killing machine’ goes public

The Politics Of Myanmar’s Changing Tea Culture

Classic Burmese laphet yay tea is a mix of evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and black tea.

Classic Burmese laphet yay tea is a mix of evaporated milk, sweetened condensed milk and black tea.
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“Tea shops are not just where people go to get good, cheap food,” says artist Kaung Kyaw Khine, 35, who earlier this year was featured in an art show in Yangon focusing on tea shops. “It’s a part of our culture, history, and where people go for all matters in life.”

via The Politics Of Myanmar’s Changing Tea Culture | KCLU

Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core

America’s largest and most secretive intelligence agency had been deeply infiltrated.

Source: Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core – The New York Times