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ISIS' toxic legacy: Iraqis battle the blazing oil wells suffocating residents

<b>Al-Qayyara, Iraq (CNN) —</b> Menacing black smoke hangs over the town of al-Qayyara. The air here is poison.<p>Children with blackened hands and soot-stained faces play beneath the toxic plumes. The early afternoon sun is so eclipsed by the haze that day seems like endless twilight.<p>The dark filth coating …

'The tipping point': More and more Venezuelans are uprooting their lives to escape their country's crises

Venezuela's economic and political crises have shown no signs of abating, and in response, more and more Venezuelans have decided their future is brighter outside of the country.<p>The embattled government of President Nicolas Maduro appears to have fended off a recall referendum that, had it happened …

UN expert: Torture and abuse 'widespread' in Turkey following July coup bid

The UN's Nils Melzer has said that torture and other forms of ill-treatment seem to have been widespread following the failed coup attempt. The …

Human Rights

‘Don’t play identity politics!’ The primal scream of the straight white male | Hadley Freeman

Donald Trump appealed unashamedly to white men – yet it’s members of that very group who now accuse others of being divisive<p>An intriguing theory has recently taken hold, fast calcifying into received wisdom. Hillary Clinton, so it goes, lost the US election because she “played identity …

Hillary Clinton

The World's Youngest Country Is 'on the Brink' of Genocide, Says U.N. Commission

The U.N. Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan says that the country, which has been in a state of civil war for the duration of its three-year …

Africa

ISIS uses water as weapon in Mosul fight

<b>Irbil, Iraq (CNN) —</b> At least half a million people caught in the crossfire inside the Iraqi city of Mosul now have no access to running water, the United Nations told CNN on Wednesday.<p>One of three major water pipelines was struck as Iraqi troops fought back ISIS militants in parts of eastern …

Mosul

What to Know About Italy's Constitutional Referendum

Italians will vote in a crucial constitutional referendum on Dec. 4, where they have to choose between backing Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s …

Europe

Lawmakers warn that ISIS is evolving

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> ISIS and other terrorist groups are evolving in ways that will force the US and Europe to adapt new counterterrorism strategies, according to US lawmakers, analysts and European security officials.<p>A report issued Thursday by the European security agency Europol projects that as …

Civilians in Syria and Iraq, already facing deprivation and danger, confront new threats

In two of the Mideast's most devastating urban conflicts – Aleppo in Syria and Mosul in Iraq – civilians who were already facing deprivation and danger are confronting harsh new threats brought about by recent battlefield events, humanitarian groups and international organizations say.<p>In Aleppo, …

Fidel Castro’s Cuba was accused of numerous human rights abuses — while the crimes of U.S. allies are barely mentioned

<b>Fidel Castro in 1974 (AP)</b><p>Cuba’s human rights violations are nothing compared to the crimes of U.S. allies, which the media largely overlooks<p>Ben Norton<p>December 1, 2016 9:58am (UTC)<p>In the wake of the passing of Cuba's revolutionary leader Fidel Castro, there has been no dearth of discussion of the …

Cuba

Gambia ruler predicts landslide; internet blocked amid vote

BANJUL, Gambia (AP) — Voters in the tiny West African nation of Gambia cast marbles Thursday in an election widely expected to keep the country's …

Rocksteady Developed Suicide Squad Game Leaked, New Batman Game as Well

A few months back there were reports that WB had a couple games in the works based on two of DC Comics’ best-known franchises, Suicide Squad and a …

DC Comics

Perfect Campgrounds for Secret Spot Hunters

Outdoors

Colorful Shadow Figures Reveal the Superhero within Every Child's Imagination

Artist Jason Ratliff illustrates the power of imagination through something as simple as a shadow. His whimsical works feature children posing, as their exaggerated silhouettes take on the fantastical appearance of superheroes like Batman, Ironman, and Spider-Man. These fictional characters, …

Selling

Here's the First Official Wonder Woman Movie Photo

The <i>Wonder Woman</i> movie doesn’t come out until 2017, but filming has officially begun, and star Gal Gadot shared a sneak peek on Twitter Saturday:<p>Along …

Filmmaking

Haunted Amsterdam: How to Celebrate Halloween, Dutch-style

First things first, it must be said: Halloween is not actually a traditional Dutch thing. Come October 31, you won't see youngsters traipsing along the canals, trick or treating dressed as a zombie version of the girl from Frozen. Luckily for Dutch kids, on November 11, they do get the chance to …

5 Spots You'll Want To Drink (And Play) Winter Away In NYC

written by Bekah Stallworth<p>This week's cold front is an unfortunate signal that outdoor drinking season has officially come to an end. And as the temperature continues to drop, we'll inevitably find ourselves in a stretch of days (or, realistically, weeks) where it seems like the only thing to do …

Pinterest's 20 most-pinned places of all time: The epic travel bucket list

If you’re dreaming up your holiday vacation plans, you may want to read this first: Pinterest has just released its list of the world's 20 top-pinned places of all time, and they include a whole range of stunning spots just right for a range of interests, from exotic sightseeing to pristine …

National Parks

23 emotions people feel but can’t explain

THESE WONDERFUL WORDS come from the <i>Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows</i>, “a compendium of invented words” by graphic designer and editor John Koenig. He’s …

For $300 you can live two nights like a bird in Big Sur (BYO pillows)

There's camping, there's glamping and then there's the best of both — sleeping in a human-sized nest overlooking the ocean and the Big Sur coast, where you're exposed to the elements without worrying about pitching a tent. Twigitecture artist and Big Sur resident Jayson Fann designed the nest for …

one direction News - Fashion, Hair & Beauty, Sex and Relationships :: Cosmopolitan UK

May 3, 2017<p>Consider this fair warning: You're going to swoon.<p>Advertisement - Continue Reading Below<p>Jan 19, 2017<p>The One Direction singer's mum …

Watch Harry Styles Slip And Fall While Performing Onstage With One Direction

Slip and fall videos are timeless. In a way, they are the “man getting hit by football” of the entertainment and music world. Well, if somehow we could get football into performance arenas, it would change the game entirely. Anyway, the point is that these clips are evergreen. So, when Harry Styles …

Harry Styles

Batman impersonator Leonard Robinson dies in car accident

<b>An American man famed for dressing up as Batman and visiting sick children in hospital has died after he was hit by a car in Hagerstown, Maryland.</b><p>Police said Leonard Robinson's car had broken down in the fast lane of a major highway when the incident occurred.<p>He was struck by his own "Batmobile" …

10 travel situations that are hard for introverts

If you’re like me, getting to know someone on a romantic level takes a good amount of work. My feelings and life aren’t all out there in the first …

DC Comics: Bombshells #1 Review

These ladies are the bomb<p>If you’re a comic shop regular, chances are you’ve seen DC’s Bombshell statue line. Putting a retro spin on DC’s leading …

DC Comics

Exclusive: Riley From Disney-Pixar's 'Inside Out' Returns in New Animated Short, 'Riley's First Date'

Disney-Pixar’s “Inside Out” captured audiences’ imagination with its portrayal of a girl’s feelings, personifying five emotions so viewers could see …

See the Most Dazzling Photos of the Perseid Meteor Shower

The Perseid meteor shower at Bamburgh in Northumberland in August 2015.<br>Peter Greig—REX/Shutterstock

Meteor Showers

Here's what NASA plans to do if an astronaut dies in space

President Nixon was prepared for Neil Armstrong and the other Apollo 11 astronauts to die on the moon in 1969.<p>Written in an old memo titled "In Event …