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Evacuation of Rebels Begins in Syria's Homs

Once evacuation is completed, city will return to government control<p>HOMS, Syria—Dozens of insurgents began evacuating their last stronghold in Syria’s central city of Homs on Wednesday as part of a local deal with government forces that allows them safe passage to areas in the country’s north.<p>The …

Middle East

Accepting Bets: How Long Will It Take Rebel Wilson to Apologize to the Kardashians?

Today, Rebel Wilson joined the long list of celebrities who have some <i>thoughts</i> on the Kardashians. Almost as equally long as that list: The list of people who have eventually apologized to the Kardashians. And while Rebel has yet to do so, if history has taught us anything, it's only a matter of …

Are You There Instagram? It's Me, Eileen Kelly

Eileen Kelly is at Café Gitane in Nolita on a recent Thursday afternoon about to dig into an avocado toast. She is the 20-year-old who went from having 6,000 followers on Instagram to over 130,000 in less than a year. Her handle and bio - “shes a killa and a sweet thang” - is a fairly accurate …

Social Media

All About Workout Tips and How to Lose Weight

We’re about to enter the season of eating and indulgence, so get ahead of that defeated feeling and start shoring up your discipline and resolve. By this point, the benefits of exercise are well known, but that doesn’t stop readers’ voracious appetites for all manner of workout tips, shortcuts and …

A radical Islamist group has put out a hit list targeting 84 anti-extremism writers — and 10 are already dead

The demand finished with a threat: "Otherwise they will be killed wherever they can be found in the Almighty's world."<p>The so-called hit list, which goes back to 2013, has 84 names on it, according to the Indian Express.<p>Ten have been killed so far.<p>The latest list includes the names of writers based …

Extremism

Mind reading may one day be possible, researchers say

According to a new study, ‘a non-invasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) can be used to allow one human to guess what is on the mind of another human’<p>Mind reading might not be as far-fetched as many people believe, says a study published by researchers at the University of Washington.<p>Their …

The Brain

More women accuse Saudi prince after his arrest on sex crime charge, LAPD says

A Saudi prince who allegedly tried to force a female worker to perform a sex act on him inside a Beverly Glen residence has now been accused of attacking other women in the home, according to Los Angeles police and court records.<p>Majed Abdulaziz Al-Saud, 29, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of …

House of Saud

2 tour buses collided on a bridge in Seattle: 4 dead

The fire department said 44 people were treated at area hospitals after the crash on the busy Aurora Bridge, which crosses a canal linking Lake Union with the Puget Sound's Shilshole Bay.<p>Local TV footage showed the side of the charter bus caved in with glass and debris on the ground. The Ride the …

Puget Sound

Microsoft launches new ‘Invite’ scheduling app for iPhone

Today Microsoft is launching a new app called ‘Invite’ that makes scheduling meetings with others easier. The app is arriving first for iPhone and iPad users in the US and Canada with more platforms and locations to follow.<p>We all know that organizing group meetings can be tricky—especially when …

Apps

Hundreds of apps infected by fake Xcode tools, Apple removing known malicious software from App Store

Apple has admitted that it is App Store integrity was compromised as apps were secretly infected by fake Xcode tools before submission to the App Store. The company has now officially acknowledged the problem and is now removing apps affected by this ‘hack’ from the App Store.<p>Developers were …

Apps

Syrian army bombards Isis positions in Palmyra

Syrian army jets have carried out at least 25 airstrikes on Islamic State positions in the city of Palmyra, activists say.<p>At least 26 people died in the bombardment on Friday, including 12 Isis militants, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.<p>The bombings were the second …

Syrian jets pound Islamic State-held Palmyra

Syrian army jets carry out at least 25 air strikes on the Islamic State-held city of Palmyra<p>Syrian army jets carried out at least 25 air strikes on the Islamic State-held city of Palmyra on Friday, a group monitoring the war said, the second intense bombardment in two days of territory held by the …

U.S. sees military talks with Russia on Syria as important next step: Kerry

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama believes that holding military talks with Russia on Syria is an important next step and hopes they will take place very shortly, Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday.<p>U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry steps off his plane after arriving at …

Middle East

Iraqi militia leader condemns Turks' abduction, but slams Ankara policy

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The head of Asaib Ahl al-Haq, one of Iraq’s fiercest Shi’ite militias, on Thursday denounced the abduction of 18 Turkish workers in Baghdad earlier this month but condemned Turkey as Iraq’s biggest enemy.<p>Iraq's Shi'ite militia leader Qais al-Khazali, the leader of Asaib al-Haq, …

Middle East

West 'can talk to Assad about leaving, with Russia's help'

Steffan Mistura, the United Nations envoy to Syria, has arrived in the capital Damascus to discuss a peace plan.<p>Now in its fifth year, the Syrian Civil War has seen over four million people flee the country and left almost twice as many internally displaced.<p>Europe is in the throes of an …

FBI Arrests Charleston Church Shooter's Friend, Joseph Meek

Meek was under investigation for making false statements and concealing knowledge about a crime.<p>The friend of alleged Charleston, South Carolina, church shooter Dylann Roof was arrested by the FBI Thursday afternoon.<p>Joseph "Joey" Meek's girlfriend told The State that the suspect, who housed Roof in …

Crime

Clinton calls for commission to examine U.S. military spending

CONCORD, N.H. (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called on Thursday for the creation of a high-level commission to examine U.S. defense spending.<p>U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton listens during the Community Forum on Substance Abuse at The Boys and …

Military Spending

Chile Rocked by Earthquake: Pictures

South America

Desperate Refugees Turn to Croatia as Their New Entrance to Europe

Muhammed Muheisen—AP<p>Zoltan Balogh—EPA<p>Filip Singer—EPA<p>Aris Messinis—AFP/Getty Images<p>Iakovos Hatzistavrou—AFP/Getty Images<p>Manu Brabo—AP<p>Manu …

Daily Edition Top 10 (Week of September 7, 2015)

This week we witnessed a newly discovered human ancestor, Queen Elizabeth II becoming the longest serving British monarch and a continuing refugee crisis in Syria. It ended on a somber and reflective note with the anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001. Read our heavy and lighter picks …

Obese three-year-old becomes youngest child diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes

Type 2 diabetes used to be called 'mature onset' diabetes but more and more children are being diagnosed<p>A three-year-old girl has become the youngest person in the world to be diagnosed with type 2 diabetes after reaching 5½ stone.<p>The youngster from Texas, US, who has not been identified, was …

Diabetes

Warming Arctic Is Overrun With Giant Mosquitoes

They're coming to suck your blood<p>Hey, global warming. Yeah, you. Lay off the Arctic, ok? You're already increasing the length and severity of the wildfire season. You're releasing ancient viruses from the permafrost. Could you maybe hold back on your Old Testament impression and not release hordes …