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‘The Road to Babi Yar’ still evokes shock

The film exposes, for the first time, the silent genocide that occurred alongside the Holocaust.<p>A scene from ‘The Road to Babi Yar.’. (photo credit: …

World History

President Trump Quietly Signs Three Executive Orders That Overhaul The Rules For Federal Employees

One of the three orders streamlines the process for firing under-performing employees.<p>As part of his promised plan to overhaul a bloated government …

Employment

Meghan Markle's favourite books revealed... including The Little Prince and The Dress

YOU might think that you know everything about Meghan Markle, who marries Prince Harry this weekend - but did you know what her favourite books …

Why Jonathan Swift wanted to 'vex the world' with Gulliver's Travels

<i>In our series, Guide to the classics, experts explain key works of literature.</i><p>Pick up Gulliver’s Travels expecting a children’s book or a novel and …

Is your favorite novel on this PBS list of 100 popular books? Get ready to vote

What's your favorite novel? Is it on the list below?<p>On May 22, PBS launches <i>The Great American Read</i> series, inviting Americans to vote for their favorite book (or books) from the list of 100 finalists below.<p>"America's Most Beloved Book" will be revealed by PBS on Oct. 23. USA TODAY has a first look …

Literature

Plans to be revealed for new M4 link road to the A48 in the Vale of Glamorgan

Two proposed routes for a new link road between the M4 and the A48 in the Vale of Glamorgan are set to be revealed next week.<p>The plans for connecting …

Cameras Actually Tamed Attica, the Brutal Prison I Used to Call Home

I saw how crazy things were at Attica. But under today’s watchful eyes, guards have new incentives not to lie about inmate assaults.<p><i>This article was published in collaboration with the Marshall Project. Sign up for their newsletter.</i><p>It was January 2006, and Josef Kirk Fischl was tucked away behind a …

Beta Films Boards Period Drama ‘Victor Hugo – Enemy of the State’ – Variety

Beta Film has scored a major deal ahead of MipTV, scooping international rights to high-end period drama “Victor Hugo – Enemy of the State,” which it …

Harrison Ford

Karen McDougal Apologizes to Melania Trump: 'I'm Sorry'

The former Playmate who says she had an affair with Donald Trump told her story on CNN last night with Anderson Cooper<p>Former Playboy Playmate Karen …

Vladimir Putin’s wildest dreams are coming true — courtesy of a U.S. president

When Vladimir Putin falls asleep, I can imagine what he dreams of: He sees himself basking in the glory of another landslide victory in a sham election as Washington offers congratulations, not criticism. The White House press secretary tells the world that it is no longer America’s place to push …

2,500 cancer diagnosis could be avoided each week if Britons made lifestyle changes, study shows

More than 2,500 people a week would avoid being diagnosed with cancer if they made lifestyle changes, such as exercising and lowering their weight, research suggests.<p>Nearly 40 per cent of all cancers diagnosed in the UK every year could be avoided, a new report by Cancer Research UK has …

Cancer

What are you reading in March?

<i>In our monthly book club, we discuss whatever we happen to be reading and ask everyone in the comments to do the same. What Are You Reading This</i> …

The 18 Most Ridiculous Things From Last Night's 'The Walking Dead' S08E12 "The Key"

The 18 Most Ridiculous Things From La...<br>Smoking is dangerous. A single cigarette can make your car explode. 18 of the most ridiculous things from …

Ben Affleck Goes Shirtless, Reveals Massive Back Tattoo He Once Said Was Fake: Photos

<b>Ben Affleck</b> showed off his huge back tattoo during a training session for a movie, despite the fact he once claimed it was not real.<p>The <i>Justice League</i> …

Ben Affleck

Kids’ book slammed for featuring Hitler among ‘great leaders’

An India-based publisher of a children’s book has sparked outrage after featuring a book on “Great Leaders” that included a photo of Adolf Hitler on …

World History

This Dog Has A Human Face

Meet Yogi, the Shih-poo who looks like a person.

The Four People Who Know What Stormy Daniels Has on Trump

The actress shared ‘confidential information’ about her alleged tryst with Trump with four pals—including a fellow porn star and a gay photographer …

Donald Trump

Review: The Serpent’s Secret, Santayani DasGupta

Sayantani DasGupta’s debut novel, <i>The Serpent’s Secret,</i> would rock a kid’s world in any dimension.<p>I received a physical galley of <i>The Serpent’s Secret</i> …

Books

Michelle Obama announces 'deeply personal' memoir Becoming

Former first lady Michelle Obama’s memoir <i>Becoming</i> will be published in the U.S. and Canada (in print and digital formats) by the Crown Publishing …

Events - Digital workshop - Innovation lab

Come to the Samsung Digital Discovery Centre as it's turned into an innovation lab, and test new technologies and ideas. You might be using a new …

Inside the marriage of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Louise Linton, who have an 18-year age gap, live in an opulent mansion, and were married by Vice President Mike Pence

US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and model-actress Louise Linton married in 2017, after meeting four years earlier at a mutual friends' wedding.<p>The couple, who live in an upscale neighborhood of Washington, D.C., and own a home in New York City, have both been married before.<p>Linton recently gave …

<b>Caistor St Edmund, Norfolk:</b> Trying to find enough shelter to keep warm and conserve energy without increasing the risk of attack is a juggling act for a small bird<p>The torchlight cut through the dark, searching the canopy of a tall cedar as it swayed in the last gusts of the storm. A splash of white …

Birds

15 iconic movie and TV scenes actors regret filming

Movie history is replete with cases of actors who regret shooting particular scenes, especially after said scenes become famous. Admittedly, regretting past decisions is not unique to the acting profession. It's almost impossible for someone to go through life without regretting something they did …

10 Iconic Brooklyn Books…

Betty Smith, Brooklyn native and author of nearly everyone’s first favorite book about Brooklyn—coming-of-age novels will do that for you—died 42 …

Literature

North Korea War Would Cause Catastrophe, Russia Warns U.S. Ahead of Vancouver Talks

Russia’s foreign minister warned the U.S. that it risks “catastrophic consequences” if it tries to resolve the North Korea crisis through military …

Don’t hold in a sneeze, warn doctors. It could be the death of you

When sitting in a quiet theatre or a packed train, stifling a sneeze by holding the nose and closing the mouth may seem like the courteous option.<p>But doctors have warned against the polite practice, after a man ruptured the back of his throat while trying to contain the convulsive explosion of …

Digital media companies are headed for a crash, Hearst Magazines president David Carey says

Carey says advertising-dependent web publishers remind him of Buzz Lightyear in “Toy Story” — and that’s not a compliment.<p>Two-thirds of the profits at Hearst Magazines are still coming from print. And unlike other magazine publishers, David Carey says he’s in no rush to change that.<p>“We reject this …

Prime minister, who has renounced power, flies back into country on eve of its independence day after prolonged stay in Saudi Arabia<p>Lebanon’s prime minister, Saad Hariri, returned to his home country late on Tuesday, on the eve of its independence day and after a nearly three-week absence dominated …

South Asia

Finn Wolfhard hits back at 'Stranger Things' trolls with a powerful statement

Enough is enough.<p>Despite the fact that the <i>Stranger Things</i> protagonists are kids, they've been receiving all sorts of criticism and harassment, and …

The Wisdom of Trees: Walt Whitman on What Our Silent Friends Teach Us About Being Rather Than Seeming

A supreme lesson in authenticity from a being “so innocent and harmless, yet so savage.”<p><i>“When we have learned how to listen to trees,”</i> Hermann Hesse wrote in his lyrical love letter to our arboreal companions, <i>“then the brevity and the quickness and the childlike hastiness of our thoughts achieve an</i> …

Literature