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Starving Syrian town: How did Madaya get so desperate?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Help has finally reached the besieged Syrian town of Madaya, and experienced aid workers were reduced to tears by what they saw when they arrived.<p>Children stood around trucks in freezing weather, "so polite and civilized, asking if we had a biscuit," a United Nations aid worker said.<p>"The …

Ricky Gervais Defends His ‘Transphobic’ Caitlyn Jenner Joke At The Golden Globes

David Bowie may have been the first, but a lot of people are calling Ricky Gervais “pug-nosed,” and much more, for comments he made during the Golden Globes. The not-Amy-Poehler-and-Tina-Fey host joked, “I’ve changed. Not as much as Bruce Jenner, obviously. Now Caitlyn Jenner, of course. What a …

Golden Globes

Hunter S Thompson's son: 'Whatever my father's virtues, he was a basket case'

Hunter S Thompson was known for lots of things: the frenetic pace of his writing, his fondness for guns, smoking with a clear plastic filter known as a TarGard. And, of course, taking drugs and drinking alcohol at a rate rivaled only by the likes of Keith Richards. It is not necessarily what one …

Literature

These 14 foods are apparently the key to a flat stomach

With bikini season fast-approaching, we've rounded up 14 foods that are said to be essential for obtaining a flat stomach...<p>As peak bikini time seems …

Digestion

Alexis Tsipras flies to Moscow amid speculation of bailout from Putin

The Greek prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has begun a controversial visit to Moscow as his debt-stricken country races to meet Thursday’s deadline for the repayment of a €450m loan to the International Monetary Fund.<p>With Greece suffering its worst credit crisis in modern times, the defiant leader …

Europe