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Victor Carranza, Emerald Czar of Colombia, Dies

A strongman who kept order in Colombia’s wild emerald industry, Victor Carranza lived through two assassination attempts and lots of violence. Toby …

8 Things You May Not Know About Fiji

Before traveling to Fiji, we’d hardly traveled much in the Pacific – besides Australia – and didn’t know much about the region. But this trip to Fiji …

Dennis Rodman speaks to FBI

The United States government has apparently changed its tune toward Dennis Rodman.<p>Rodman, who visited North Korea and leader Kim Jong Un in February, …

Couple Travels 135,000 Miles Over 5 Years for Wedding Dress Portraits

Photographer Jeff Salvage and his wife Jennifer got married back in 2008 near a volcano crater on Easter Island. While they were there, Salvage had …

Trippy, Gorgeous Photos of Salt Mines

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

What She Said<p>Paper towels are not coffee filters.<p>By Beca Grimm2 days agoView More<p>Entertainment<p>The California native's debut album <i>Expectations</i> is …

Anonymous: we will name 'rapists' of suicide victim Rehtaeh Parsons

The hacking group Anonymous has threatened to make public the identities of four boys accused of gang-raping a Canadian teenager who later killed herself after images of the attack went viral.<p>The group, notorious for its unique brand of justice, said it was responding to calls from those who felt …

Crime

At least 2 killed, 36 hurt when bus flips outside Dallas on way to casino

At least two people were killed and 36 injured Thursday when a bus carrying people to a casino overturned on a highway outside Dallas, authorities said.<p>The crash happened in the Dallas suburb of Irving. Video from NBC affiliate KXAS showed crews working to free trapped passengers and carrying …

Florida boys whisked away to Cuba think it was a vacation, grandparents say

The two little Florida boys spirited away to Cuba by their parents think the ordeal was a vacation and have no idea they were the subject of an international search, their grandparents said Thursday.<p>"We haven't asked the boys anything about the journey," Patricia Hauser told reporters at a press …

How Camera Angle Affects Body Shape

Perspective can make a big difference when photographing any subject, but you especially want to be observant when photographing models. Shooting at …

Photography Tips

Photog Accuses Getty of Loaning Images to CafePress Instead of Licensing Them

Photographer Remi Thornton recently terminated his contract with Getty after finding out that the agency was allowing online retailer CafePress to …

What Ali Wore: Ongoing Series Featuring Ali, A Tailor from Berlin

No you are not looking at Lech Walesa. This impeccably dressed man goes by the name of Ali. He lives in Berlin and is quite a sight to behold because …

The NRA Is Making a Gun Deal Vanish

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Erosion takes time. With news that the Senate might push a vote on a package of new gun legislation …

Australia launches child sex abuse inquiry

Australia has launched a national inquiry into allegations of child sex abuse in state and religious institutions and NGOs, a process in which more …

'Insane' crowds as customers flood Connecticut gun stores before vote

Gun stores all over Connecticut were packed Tuesday, one day before lawmakers voted on a sweeping package of laws that banned military-style assault weapons and magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.<p>“They’re insane. I’ve never seen them so busy before,” shopper Shari Reilly, who bought up several …

The First Mobile Phone Call Was Made 40 Years Ago Today

On April 3, 1973, Motorola employee Martin Cooper stood in midtown Manhattan and placed a call to the headquarters of Bell Labs in New Jersey.<p>The first mobile phone call was made 40 years today, on April 3, 1973, by Motorola employee Martin Cooper. Using a prototype of what would become the …

China reports nine bird flu cases amid allegations of cover up on social media

Nine reported cases of avian flu in eastern China have galvanised the country's health officials and sparked a frenzy of concern on social media …

Florida DJs Are Off the Hook for Their Successful April Fool's Prank

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>South Florida's <i>News-Press</i> reports that hosts Val St. John and Scott Fish were back on the air …

How the UN Covered Up a Cholera Epidemic in Zimbabwe

A country chief got too close to the Zanu-PF and fired an officer who was trying to stop a deadly disease.<p>Zimbabwe, a potential economic powerhouse ruined at the hands of one of the most restrictive and longest-tenured dictatorships on earth, is heading for a potential turning point. A mostly …

Heavy snow knocks power out for 100,000 in Poland

Over 100,000 people in Poland have been left without power as the country battles with a paralysing blanket of snow that also brought chaos to its transport system.<p>Heavy snow falls dumped as much as 10 inches across the country on Sunday, and more is forecast for Monday as an unusually prolonged …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

Julia Pierson: veteran agent becomes first woman to lead US secret service

Barack Obama appointed the first woman to lead the US secret service in its 148-year-old history on Tuesday.<p>Julia Pierson, a secret service veteran …

Angelina Jolie and William Hague form unlikely double act to tackle rape in war

Several Hollywood actors through the years have tried to use their fame to change the world, or at least a government policy or two. And there has …

Canadian, World, Politics and Business News & Analysis

BBC 'let down journalist who died after complaining of harassment'

The family of a BBC journalist who apparently killed himself after complaining about harassment have said they feel the corporation let him …

The CIA Has an Undercover Female Boss

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>A day after Julia Pierson became the first woman director of the Secret Service, it was learned that …

Rio 2016 Olympics: stadium closed indefinitely over safety fears

Rio de Janeiro's preparations for the 2016 Olympics have suffered a blow after the city's mayor ordered the indefinite closure of a recently built …