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Army called in after deadly India violence

Army troops have enforced a curfew in border districts of India's northeastern Assam state following violence that has left dozen dead and more than 10,000 people displaced.<p>Shops and businesses were closed in Golaghat town, where three people were killed after police opened fire to quell protests …

Children used as child soldiers in South Sudan

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The use of child soldiers — teenage boys dressed in military uniforms and carrying assault rifles — is commonplace in South …

Terror group that beheaded James Foley is holding up to 20 western hostages

Fears grow that the jihadists who killed James Foley may murder more hostages they are holding<p>Up to 20 Western hostages are being held by the jihadi group that beheaded James Foley, it has emerged.<p>As well as the journalist Steven Sotloff, who was threatened with beheading by the same man who …

9-Year-Old Boy Fatally Shot In Chicago Yard

A distraught family is looking for answers after a 9-year-old boy was fatally shot in the back yard of a Chicago apartment building Wednesday afternoon.<p>Antonio Smith was shot multiple times about 4 p.m. Wednesday behind a building a few blocks from his home in the city's Grand Crossing …

Man accused of killing Marine's wife to be extradited from Alaska

The man accused of killing a Marine's wife and dumping her body in a 140-foot mine shaft waived his extradition proceedings in Alaska and will return to California to face charges, prosecutors said Thursday.<p>Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, was arrested about 10 p.m. Sunday in Anchorage on suspicion of …

Crime

Weapons Can Be Carried Easily Through The TSA's Full-Body "Naked" Scanners

The backscatter technology might be completely ineffective.<p>Since 2010, the Transportation Security Administration has largely dismissed the public's worries about the use of full-body x-ray security scanners. The official line is that the “naked scanners,” despite privacy and health concerns, are …

Ukraine: 19 troops killed fighting rebels near Donetsk

<b>The Red Cross says Ukrainian customs checks have begun on Russian lorries carrying aid for civilians in eastern Ukraine, which are still at the border.</b><p>Red Cross official Laurent Corbaz said the aid delivery "could start soon... hopefully tomorrow".<p>Several of the huge convoy's lorries are reported …

Russia

Gaza War: Hamas Admits Kidnapping Three Israeli Teens

JERUSALEM — A senior Hamas leader has said the group carried out the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teens in the West Bank in June — the first time anyone from the Islamic militant group has said it was behind an attack that helped spark the current war in the Gaza Strip. Saleh Arouri told …

Israel

Nixon orders National Guard to withdraw from Ferguson

FERGUSON -- As calm remained early Friday morning on the streets where Michael Brown's death brought angry protests, support for the officer who killed the teen remained strong.<p>A page created to raise donations for Darren Wilson raised $218,000 from 5,400 people in the last four days.<p>The page on …

Broadway Bound! Emma Stone Will Take Over Michelle Williams's Role in Cabaret

It's official: Emma Stone is set to make her Broadway debut! The actress will take over the role of Sally Bowles in the Broadway revival of the Tony …

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Miles Teller on Viagra, Vegas, and Those Shailene Rumors

A serious talent who doesn't take himself too seriously, Miles Teller opens up to Mickey Rapkin about being a boy who just wants to have fun.<p>Having quickly established himself as one of Young Hollywood's most versatile players, it's fitting that 27-year-old Miles Teller is starring as Mr. Fantastic …

21 bra hacks that will make your life easier

With something as intimate as a bra, it's easy to fall into a rut: you only buy a new one when your old one is fully unusable, you get the same size …

Clothing

The Best New Lipsticks For Fall 2017

There's so much more to autumn than burnt siena. Think creamy mocha, spiced mahogany, and the vampiest black cherry you ever did see.<p>Updating your wardrobe is the easy part. Boots, knits, denim, done. But thanks to eleven innovative shades, updating your go-to makeup look for fall can be just as …

Charting: The Best Perfumed Bath & Shower Gels

One of the quickest routes to total relaxation is through a bubble bath. Add a luxurious scent to the mix and things only get better. Click through for our top picks, then light a candle, grab a glass of wine, and get ready to unwind.<p>One of the quickest routes to total relaxation is through a …

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Unbelievable Parade of Colors and Shapes in Rare Photos of Middle Eastern Mosques

Mohammad Domiri is a young self-taught but nonetheless talented photographer from northern Iran. He recently shot some lovely images of classic …

Mosques

These Groomsman Photos Are What You Get When You Go Crazy with Photoshop and Imagination

Photoshopped fantasy wedding photos have gotten quite trendy over the past couple of years, and often involve the wedding party running away from …

Memory Lane: 1970s footballers at home – in pictures

With the football season under way, we had a rummage through Offside’s archive of Ray Wright’s photos from Goal magazine to see how players rolled in their cribs back in the day

What Remains: Portraits of Women Wearing Their Ex-Lovers Shirts

When all that remains from a relationship is the dingy t-shirt, what happens to the memories, the stories and the sentiment? This is what …

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Social Media

New Medium-Format Digital Cameras

In the film era, medium-format photography was considered 35mm’s clumsy cousin, trading a bulkier camera and slower operation for substantial gains …

Sony a5100 mirrorless camera officially announced

The Sony a5100 mirrorless camera is now officially announced and is available for pre-order.<p>Sony a5100 main features:<p>Fast Hybrid AF with huge 179 …

The Ultimate Big Brother: Images of a Small, Midwest Community Captured Through Their Own Security Camera

Some one is always watching. Whether built into an ATM or mounted alongside intersection lights to catch traffic violators, surveillance cameras have …

Focus Stacking for Extended Depth of Field

One of the things we can struggle with in close-up photography is a narrow depth of field. This is usually caused by shooting at a wide aperture …

Tutorials

Man Arrested and Strip Searched After Taking Pictures of NYPD Stop and Frisk Wins $125K in Court

More than two years after being arrested, injured and strip-searched after taking pictures of two NYPD police officers performing a stop and frisk, a …