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Tsunami advisory, issued after 7.9 Alaska earthquake, is canceled

A tsunami warning in effect for the coastal areas of Alaska after a 7.9 magnitude earthquake was downgraded to an advisory and then canceled altogether Monday afternoon.<p>Tsunami waves in the Alaskan cities of Unalaska and Saint Paul were expected to be less than a foot tall, the theNational Weather …

Families of two more British teenagers fighting in Syria speak of 'limitless grief'

Parents of two more British teenagers who have left to join the fighting in Syria tell of their devastation and confusion at their sons' actions<p>The families of two British teenagers who abandoned their studies to join the fighting in Syria spoke of their “limitless grief” and confusion at their …

The New Campaign to End Gay Conversion Therapy

Sam Brinton says that his father first tried physical abuse to rid his young son of homosexual feelings. When that didn’t work, Brinton’s parents …

LGBTQI

Meriam Ibrahim: Sudanese Christian "convert" reportedly freed.

Sudan's national news agency and a lawyer representing Meriam Ibrahim, who was sentenced to death last month for allegedly converting from Islam to …

6 Lessons Travel Teaches You That College Never Will

(Photo: Getty Images)<p>Travel versus college: the eternal debate rages on with no clear-cut winner. Faced with rising tuition costs and a less than satisfying job market, many would-be college students are ditching their knapsacks and textbooks for rucksacks and guidebooks. But is putting your future …

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16 Photos That Show Why Singapore Has The World's Best Airline

The list ranked the best major international airlines for flying economy class, based on two categories: the quality of the in-flight experience and the on-time delays.<p>Last year, I flew economy class from New York City to Singapore (with a stop in Frankfurt) on Singapore Airlines and saw for myself …

New York City

Defiant mother willing to be jailed over son's wedding truancy

Clare Whitelegg has been told she cannot take her son out of school for her wedding as it does not amount to 'exceptional circumstances'<p>A defiant mum says she is prepared to go to prison after her son's primary school banned him from attending her wedding.<p>Clare Whitelegg, 30, is flouting the ruling …

Panel: N. Korea crimes vs. humanity

A U.N. panel has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and will call for an international criminal investigation, The Associated Press has learned.<p>The report, to be released Monday, is the most authoritative account yet of rights violations by North Korean …

Selfies of 2013 – the best, worst and most revealing

Don't pout, it's hard to deny that this has been a special year in the history of taking pictures of yourself using a mobile phone. With that in mind, we announce the Guardian selfie awards<p>This was the year that the selfie reached saturation point. Celebrities took them. Politicians took them, …

Paul Walker death: Flames prevented rescue attempt, witnesses say

Witnesses said Sunday that there was little anyone could do to save "Fast & Furious" actor Paul Walker and another man after their Porsche crashed Saturday afternoon in Santa Clarita.<p>The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department on Sunday continued to investigate the single-car crash but did not …

Alaska town mobilizes after plane crash

About this time of year there are precious few hours of daylight in the small town of St. Mary's in faraway western Alaska, and so it was already dark and frigid by the time paramedics arrived at the wreckage of a Cessna 208 airplane outside town.<p>What they found Friday night was tragic: The plane …

Sentencing postponed for foster mother convicted of killing girl

A judge on Monday postponed sentencing a foster mother convicted in the beating death of a 2-year-old girl under her care while her defense attorney considers filing motions with the court.<p>Kiana Barker, 33, faces 25 years to life in prison for the 2010 death of Viola Vanclief, a toddler in her …

U.S. State Department issues warning about crime in Venezuela

A U.S. State Department travel warning on Venezuela, issued Nov. 22, says "violent crime in Venezuela is pervasive, both in the capital, Caracas, and in the interior." In a country of about 28.5 million, 21,629 people were slain, one of the highest homicide rates in the world. Kidnappings, the …

Sexual frustration decreases lifespan -- at least in flies

This will change your whole concept of dead sexy: The chemical attractant wafting from a female fruit fly shortened the lifespan of male flies when the femme fatale didn’t deliver on the signal’s promise, according to a new study.<p>Male fruit flies who pick up on the female pheromone will decrease …

Phoenix flight passengers told to get precautionary tuberculosis test

Dozens of passengers on a weekend US Airways Express flight have been told to get tuberculosis tests and possible vaccinations after a passenger in a face mask was taken off of the plane in Phoenix.<p>The Maricopa County Department of Public Health was still conducting tests to determine if the …

Eagle nabs video camera, captures Australia scenery, 'selfie'

A young sea eagle stole a wildlife camera in Western Australia seven months ago and flew it nearly 70 miles away, where rangers recently found the purloined video recorder with snippets of outback scenery and a "selfie" of the feathered delinquent.<p>The motion-sensor camera had been set up on the …

How koalas make a mating call that ought to come from an elephant

Scientists have figured out how koalas are able to produce a mating call that is so low-pitched it ought to come from a creature the size of an elephant.<p>The vocalizations are made with a previously unknown vocal organ that researchers have dubbed “velar vocal folds,” according to a study published …

First fatal shooting by police mars Iceland's serene history

For the first time in Iceland's modern history, police carried out a fatal shooting early Monday during an exchange of gunfire with a man reported to be firing at cars from his apartment window.<p>Two police officers were wounded in the shootout that followed a 5 a.m. emergency call from neighbors, …

Bao Bao is her name: National Zoo panda cub adorable at 100 days

Bao Bao is the name that's been chosen for the female giant panda cub at Washington's National Zoo, following a tally of 123,039 votes. In case you missed it, the name was announced Sunday, giving us all another opportunity to look at pictures of panda cubs.<p>Do it. You'll feel as warm and fuzzy as …

The 50 greatest animal photobombs of all time

COOPERSTOWN has the Baseball Hall of Fame. Springfield, its Basketball Hall of Fame. And the Internet has…this: the 50 greatest animal photobombs of …

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Editors' Choice: 2013 Dream Bikes

These handmade bicycles will take you anywhere you want to go

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Articles about 7 bedrooms we love on Dwell.com - Dwell

They’re hot! They’re mini! They’re full of coal! These seven portable barbecues will help you get the summer started.<p>Somewhere between the fanciful beasts of Where the Wild Things Are and the hand-drawn charm of Marimekko, the characters in the...<p>Las Vegas designer Logan Hendrickson makes …

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Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

He's nearly 80 and his Family is smaller, but darkness still surrounds America's most notorious criminal<p>In California's San Joaquin Valley, about …

Mexico Uses Deaf People to Monitor Surveillance Cameras

The Disneys: Not the happiest family on Earth

On Labor Day 2009, a young woman named Michelle Lund was rushed to an Orange County, Calif. hospital with a brain aneurysm following a night of partying with friends. Within days, as she teetered on the brink of death, the lines had been drawn in a vicious battle over $400 million that has torn one …

Skiing on icebergs in Antarctica – in pictures

Daredevil Chris Davenport climbed a 60ft iceberg in the Antarctic – and then skied down it, coming perilously close to taking a dip in the icy waters below. Photographer Greg Von Doersten captured the moment from a nearby zodiac. The team also took on giant peaks and mountains in the remote area