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Air Pollution Crisis in South Asia: Pictures

Pollution

Turkey: Zara shoppers find labour complaints inside clothes

<b>"I made this item you're going to buy, but I didn't get paid for it!"</b><p>Shoppers at Zara stores across Istanbul found these unusual tags left on garments, hidden in the crease of a pair of jeans or in the pocket of a jacket.<p>But who was putting out the secret messages, like a prisoner in a World War …

People for sale: Where lives are auctioned for $400

<b>Tripoli, Libya (CNN)</b> -- "Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ..." Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of $800.<p>Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not "merchandise" at all, but two human beings.<p>One of the unidentified men being sold in the …

Tripoli

How to Make the Best Ultra-Buttery Croissants

Fermented and layered with loads of butter, Tartine's signature croissant dough is the building block for so many more flaky twists, buns, and …

Baking

Best-Ever Sticky Buns Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Prepare the Dough: Combine sour cream, butter, salt, and 1⁄3 cup of the granulated sugar in a small saucepan. Cook over …

A lot of problematic behaviour from male characters in films is supposed to be romantic — here's why it isn't

Films are unrealistic for plenty of reasons. But one that stands out is the way things like relationships and sex are idealised on the silver screen.<p>The normal rules of life don't seem to apply to the above averagely good-looking characters. More worryingly, there is a habit in society to grow up …

How To Wire Split Outlets

01 of 10<p>How To Wire Split Outlets... Step #1: Turn Off The Circuit Breaker<p>Before you attempt this installation, turn the power off by turning off the …

Why Alabamans Are Defending Roy Moore

Partisanship often overrides religious or moral values in the state. But Moore’s scandal could be a new litmus test.<p>After the <i>Washington Post</i> reported Thursday that Senate candidate Roy Moore of Alabama had allegedly tried to initiate sex with a 14-year-old girl when he was a 32-year-old county …

U.S. Politics

The ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya is visible from space

In just months, more than 600,000 members of Myanmar’s ethnic Muslim minority, the Rohingya, have fled persecution into neighboring Bangladesh. When that many people move on earth, you can see it from space.<p>The imagery below comes from Planet, a satellite imaging company that photographs the entire …

Are Mass Murderers Insane? Usually Not, Researchers Say

If what people do is any reflection of who they are, then Devin P. Kelley, who slaughtered 26 churchgoers on Sunday in Texas, surely was a madman.<p>Before the atrocity, he had attempted to sneak weapons onto an Air Force base after making death threats to his superiors, according to a local police …

Mental Health

Donna Brazile: I considered replacing Clinton with Biden as 2016 Democratic nominee

<b>clarification:</b> This story has been updated to clarify the process that Donna Brazile considered initiating to have Hillary Clinton replaced as the Democratic presidential nominee. As interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, Brazile was not empowered to replace her unilaterally. Reactions …

Hillary Clinton

This Is How All Your Favorite Chefs Roast Potatoes

A simple side of roasted potatoes seems like one of the easiest things to make, but it all depends on the technique. The appropriate seasonings and …

bakery-style butter cookies + the new book is here!

<b>Make the cookies:</b> Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.<p>Combine the butter and sugar until well blended and …

Majority Of White Americans Say They Believe Whites Face Discrimination

A majority of whites say discrimination against them exists in America today, according to a poll released Tuesday from NPR, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.<p>"If you apply for a job, they seem to give the blacks the first crack at it," said …

Pew Research Center

Chocolate-Bourbon Pecan Pie Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Fit piecrust into a 9-inch deep-dish pie plate according to package directions; fold edges under, …

Spain to trigger suspension of Catalan autonomy on Saturday

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain’s central government said on Thursday it would suspend Catalonia’s autonomy and impose direct rule after the region’s leader threatened to go ahead with a formal declaration of independence if Madrid refused to hold talks.<p>In an act unprecedented since Spain …

Brexit: How are the talks really progressing?

<b>So it's come down to money. Who would have thought it?</b><p>After five rounds of negotiations on Brexit, the EU remains insistent: there will be no discussions with the UK on a transition period, or on future relations, until financial commitments have been clarified.<p>So what exactly is it about the money …

Tasty Banana Dream Cake Dessert

This banana dream cake is so rich, moist and delicious! The taste is a real dream! It is very simple and easy to prepare! So, if you are a banana …

Dessert

The Difference Between a Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cardiac Arrest

Heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest—you're probably familiar with all three and know that they're serious conditions requiring medical …

South Korea developing graphite 'blackout bombs' to paralyse North's electrical grid

South Korea is ready to deploy graphite bombs - also known as "blackout bombs" - that will paralyse North Korea's electrical power plants in the event of war breaking out on the peninsula.<p>Blackout bombs were first used by the United States in Iraq in the 1990 Gulf War and work by releasing a cloud …

Honoré: 'The mayor's living on a cot, and I hope the President has a good day at golf'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Retired Lt. Gen. Russel Honoré drew a stark distinction Saturday when asked about President Donald Trump's tweets accusing San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz of "poor leadership" in her response to the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico following Hurricane Maria.<p>"The mayor's living on a cot, …

Trump lashes out at San Juan mayor who begged for more help

BRANCHBURG, N.J. (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday lashed out at the mayor of San Juan and other officials in storm-ravaged Puerto Rico, …

How did a White House lawyer just get pranked — again?

By Aaron Blake<p>Aaron Blake<p>Senior political reporter, writing for The Fix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>For the second time this month, a White House lawyer has been caught discussing a sensitive internal issue with a prankster posing as a White House staffer. Go ahead and read that sentence again.<p>Earlier this …

The White House

The Political Travesty of Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico has been devastated by Hurricane Maria. Most of the island is without electricity and communications, making many basic necessities of …

Who Put The 'Hispanic' In Hispanic Heritage Month?

Hispanic Heritage Month is a nationally recognized, not-quite-a-month. (It's the back half of September and the front half of October).<p>That, according to the government's website, is because Sept. 15 marks the anniversary of Independence from Spain in El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala and …

In German Election, Campaign Posters Are More Important Than TV Ads

For the past six weeks, voters in Germany have been inundated by campaign posters ahead of Sunday's national election.<p>Passers-by walking down the street in just about every German city, town or village get a detailed look at who is running in their district and a condensed version of their campaign …

Posters

US diplomats, families in Cuba targeted nearly 50 times by sonic attacks, says US official

<b>Havana, Cuba (CNN) —</b> Some of the 21 US diplomats believed to have been impacted by mysterious acoustic attacks in Cuba were targeted multiple times, CNN has learned from a senior US official.<p>There were nearly 50 attacks in total, the official said.<p>The incidents have challenged the US government's …

Damage in Puerto Rico strains relief efforts by agencies

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal agencies grappled Saturday with the vast scale of the disaster in Puerto Rico left by Hurricane Maria, the third major …

Far-Right German Group Sees Last-Minute Bump In Polls Before Sunday's Election

All indicators in Sunday's elections point to an easy fourth-term win for Chancellor Merkel, but the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany, or AfD, is expected to enter Parliament for the first time.<p>Transcript<p>MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:<p>Germany holds its Parliamentary elections tomorrow. And if polls are …

Military Spending

Former DNI Clapper: Intelligence assessment 'cast doubt' on Trump's victory

<b>(CNN) —</b> Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Friday night that the intelligence community's assessment of Russian interference in the 2016 presidential race "cast doubt" on the legitimacy of President Donald Trump's victory.<p>"Our intelligence community assessment did, I think, …

Donald Trump