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NATO formally invites Montenegro to join alliance, rankling Russia

<b>(CNN) —</b> NATO has formally invited Montenegro to join the alliance, a move that's spurred threats from Russian officials at loggerheads with NATO over everything from Ukraine to Syria to Turkey's downing of a Russian warplane.<p>The official invitation, announced Wednesday by NATO Secretary-General …

Senegal considers burqa ban to stop terrorists disguising in Islamic dress

West African country may follow Chad and Cameroon in banning full-body cloak, saying decision is question of national security<p>Senegal is considering banning women from wearing the burqa, amid rising fears of Islamic extremism in the west African country.<p>The interior minister, Abdoulaye Daouda, said …

West Africa

TB Is Now The Top Infectious Killer (Even Though Deaths Are Down)

Tuberculosis is now killing more people each year than HIV, according to new data from the World Health Organization.<p>WHO estimates there were almost 10 million new cases of TB last year; the disease caused 1.5 million deaths. By comparison, 1.2 million lives were claimed by HIV.<p>That makes TB the …

Rob Ford admits jaywalking ticket in Vancouver

Just hours after arriving in Vancouver, the scandal-plagued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford found himself once again the subject of controversy, after he and former staffer David Price were stopped by police for jaywalking.<p>Mr. Ford, who arrived in Vancouver on Friday for Mr. Price's mother's funeral, …

Oklahoma teen charged with killing five family members to be tried as adult

OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - A 16-year-old Tulsa-area boy accused with his brother of murdering their parents and three siblings will be tried as an adult on first-degree murder charges, a judge ruled on Monday.<p>Michael Bever, 16, (L) and his brother Robert Bever, 18, are shown in this combo of undated …

Siblings

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Shooting the ‘World’s Hottest Kiss’ with Pouring Rain and Flowing Lava

A few years ago, husband and wife photographers Ed and Dallas Nagata White captured the Internet’s imagination with a spectacular photo of a …

'Breaking Bad' in China: Arrest of ex-school employee highlights meth problem

He was a former middle school employee in a small city near China's border with Vietnam. Police say he was also making and selling methamphetamine.<p>"#BreakingBad in real life," tweeted the Communist Party mouthpiece People's Daily, after state media reported Monday on the September arrest, a …

The first photos of water on Pluto are puzzling scientists in 2 ways

Planetary scientists have suspected for months the presence of water on Pluto in the form of towering ice mountains (shown below) — some of which rival Earth's Rocky Mountains in height.<p>But it wasn't until recently that they had solid proof, and the discovery is raising intriguing questions about …

Solar System

Oregon gunman was kicked out of Army, studied mass shooters

The 26-year-old gunman who opened fire on fellow students in his community college English class, killing nine people, was an Army boot camp dropout who studied mass shooters before becoming one himself.<p>A day after the rampage in this Oregon timber town, authorities said Christopher Sean …

Yazidi woman: I was raped by 'American jihadi'

<b>(CNN) —</b> "There was nothing left to do to me. They did everything."<p>It was an ordeal that nightmares are made of.<p>A 20-year-old Yazidi woman, who says she was held as a sex slave by ISIS, told CNN's Christiane Amanpour in an exclusive interview that her captor was a fighter who told her he was from …

Yazidis

14 Practical Reasons Your Photos Are Not Quite As Good As You Want Them To Be

When you take out the camera to photograph, you almost always have certain expectations from the photo. You want the photo to capture how you saw or …

Landscape Photography

13 Women Who Are Proud of Their Unflattering Clothes

"I loved it immediately, even if it is frumpy!"<p>BuzzFeed asked 13 women to model their favorite "unflattering" outfits and talk about why they loved them no matter what anyone else said. After all, fashion is about self-expression and sometimes that means wearing clothes you love, even if everyone …

7 features most people don't know exist in Instagram

The app is designed simply and is optimised for social connections, displaying all the posts from people you follow in reverse-chronological order.<p>It's easy to figure out the basics like cropping a photo or choosing a filter to make it look better.<p>But while the app's interface is simple to use, …

Mobile Photography