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Inside the Bataclan: 'A bloodbath,' witness says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police told Denis Plaud not to look around when he emerged from hiding in a small room of the Bataclan theater Friday night.<p>He looked.<p>"There was blood everywhere. Even people alive were covered with blood," he told reporters. "There was especially on the ground floor a lot of dead bodies …

Paris Attacks

Sanders: Hillary's wrong on gay marriage law

Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday challenged Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton’s characterization of why her husband, former President Bill Clinton, signed the Defense of Marriage Act, which denied federal recognition of gay marriages.<p>Hillary Clinton said on Friday she supported the 1996 …

Government

The girl who secretly filmed the Taliban

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1202000/1202224_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532760043_73337f3a0fbf0bbc14e94c0c6b3965c8<p><b>Mobile phone footage of a Taliban encounter on one of Afghanistan's safest highways has given a rare glimpse of the risks travellers face in the</b> …

Extremism

This is what happens for young girls when celebrities call themselves feminists

Remember when the Olsen twins wore butterfly clips and then we all wanted to wear butterfly clips? Or when we were all suddenly talking in British …

Women who have had abortions read out the abusive tweets they’ve received

<b>Last month, a group of women discussed their abortions out in the open.</b><p>#Shoutyourabortion was started by writer Lindy West and activist Amelia Bonow, …

Six gang members who tortured gay teenagers have been sent to jail

Six gang members who tortured gay teenagers after luring them with dating ads have been sent to jail.<p>The men, from Russia, were part of a group …

Bernie Sanders Supports Keeping Troops In Afghanistan

Hillary Clinton does too.<p>WASHINGTON -- Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday that he supports President Barack Obama's decision to keep troops in Afghanistan, prolonging the war beyond 2016.<p>Obama announced last week that he would keep 5,500 U.S. troops in Afghanistan after he leaves office in …

Transgender Woman Steps In Front Of Truck After Leaving Suicide Note On Facebook

"I was told that people like me are freaks and abominations, that we are sick in the head and society hates us."<p>26-year-old Ashley Hallstrom is the …

'We can't go back' say women activists on Taliban Kunduz 'hit list'

While the Taliban’s brief rule of Kunduz is over, their invasion may have dismantled the city’s women’s rights network<p>Marzia Rustami was hiding at a friend’s house when she heard that Taliban militants, now in control of her home city of Kunduz, were searching for her.<p>Within hours of capturing the …

21-Year-Old Zella Ziona is the 22nd Trans Woman Killed This Year

Zella Ziona, 21, was found dead in Gaithersburg, Maryland on October 15. She is the 22nd trans woman killed this year.<p><b>NBC Washington</b> reports that …

'Pop Sonnets' Finds Hidden Shakespeare In Top 40 Tunes

<i>Pop Sonnets</i> author Erik Didriksen has been writing poetry most of his life. "I grew up with a knack for rhyming," he says. "When I was little, I used to write my grandparents poems. There's a poem [the family] dug up recently — I wrote an ode to pickles. Which is ridiculous, but this is what you …

Pregnant woman subjected to 'Isis b****es' bus rant: Why didn't anyone stand up for me?

The pregnant woman targeted in a horrific Islamophobic rant today spoke of her shock that no-one on the packed bus stood up for her during the …

He Named Me Malala released as campaigner chooses university

Pakistani education champion prepares for life at university while new documentary looks at her school days and life after 2012 Taliban shooting<p>For most teenagers, global recognition as an education campaigner and holding the record as the youngest-ever Nobel prize laureate might make a degree in …

Not all queer people decide to come out, and that should be OK

When it comes to coming out, the biggest myth is that the experience fits a single stereotype: tears streaming down your face; a tough conversation; …

Homophobes are fuming about this gay Star Wars ad

Fear is the path to pointless homophobia, apparently.<p>When Campbell’s Soup launched their Star Wars edition products, they probably weren’t expecting …

Sylvia Plath's Husband, Ted Hughes, Lived A Life Of Poetry And Tragedy

Ted Hughes left behind a path of personal tragedy and destruction — and also some of the most beautiful poetry in the English language. The British Poet Laureate was the husband of writer Sylvia Plath, who famously committed suicide following his affair with Assia Wevill. Just six years later, …

Are these the 10 best Shakespeare screen adaptations?

Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, joins Kenneth Branagh’s Hamlet and Orson Welles’s Chimes at Midnight in my top 10 films based on the Stratford playwright’s works<p>Promoting its review of the new movie version of Macbeth, the Daily Telegraph asked, on its front page: “Has …

Top 10

See What the India-Pakistan Border Looks Like From Space

The International Space Station circles Earth about every 90 minutes, which means those on board get a pretty stellar view of the entire planet and …

Journalism

Sweden’s liberal image is a mirage that hides a very ugly problem

Sweden is supposedly a liberal utopia: a land of generous welfare, substantial foreign aid donations, and green-fingered sustainability. But Sweden’s noble image is hiding an ugly truth.<p>Racism is blighting Swedish society, and people of African descent face daily harassment and hate crimes, …

Saudi Arabian woman divorces man for being too short

<b>Sleeping with someone else, trimming toenails on the sofa or depositing toast crumbs in the bed are all understandable reasons for divorce.</b><p>However …

An Unguarded Malala Is The Perfect Talk Show Guest

In October 2012, Malala Yousafzai was shot in the head by the Taliban for advocating for girls' education. She marked the first anniversary of the attack by releasing her memoir, I Am Malala<i>.</i> A year after that, she was named the youngest Nobel Peace Prize laureate ever. This month, the 18-year-old …

Stephen Hawking demonstrates Relativity for National Poetry Day

Bridget Smith’s film of the physicist reading Sarah Howe’s poem is part of a star-studded project hoping to inspire readers to explore light through poetry<p>Physicist Stephen Hawking and actors Samantha Morton and Sean Bean have joined forces with leading artists to make a series of short films …

The Flood Of Syrian Refugees Puts ISIS On The Defensive

As more Syrian refugees board rickety boats on the Turkish coast, the Islamic State is cranking up its propaganda campaign.<p>The refugee crisis is also becoming a crisis for ISIS, as Syrians reject the group's claim that the so-called caliphate offers a safe haven, and the refugees instead opt for …

#Spotlight: This Trans Waitress Was Asked Her Gender By A Little Girl — The Response Was Truly Inspirational!

It's certainly not a question a transgender person wants to hear, so when it was raised to Minnesota native <b>Liv Hnilicka</b>, she wasn't sure how the …

“Keep Dying! Keep Writing It Down!” C.K. Williams’ Final Poems Capture the Velocity of Death

C.K. Williams, whose poetry of moral and political probity spread outward from unsparing introspection, died at his home in Hopewell, New Jersey on …

Ali Mohammed Al-Nimr Sentenced To Crucifixion In Saudi Arabia For Attending Pro-Democracy Protest

A teenager who was arrested in 2012 for taking part in an anti-government protest in Saudi Arabia will be crucified and beheaded after his latest …

Iranian female football star banned from travelling by husband

Niloufar Ardalan's husband refused to give her permission to travel, as required by Iranian law<p>One of Iran's female football stars will be unable to play in an international tournament because her husband has refused to give her permission to travel abroad as required by Iranian law.<p>Niloufar …