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IS car bomb kills 56, including 20 Iranians, in Iraq

HILLA, Iraq (AP) — A car bomb tore through a gas station south of Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 56 people, including 20 Iranians, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State group.<p>Police and hospital officials confirmed the toll and said another 45 people were wounded in the attack, which …

Middle East

Rise of the micro-dog: as British homes get smaller so do our pets

Pet dogs are getting smaller because owners are living in more compact homes than ever before, new research suggests.<p>Figures provided by The Kennel Club and analysed by The Economist magazine show that the average puppy weighs 12 per cent less than it did 10 years ago.<p>Experts believe that a …

Pets

6 Civil Rights Movement Myths You Learned In History Class

The human brain doesn't handle complexity very well. You can see this most dramatically in how we read and understand history. We want everything to …

When The Floods Came by Clare Morrall review – a very English addition to post-apocalypse fiction

A lone family’s tower block in Birmingham becomes a tainted paradise in this mesmerising vision of the future<p>Roza Polanski is a normal young woman of 22: still living in the same building as her parents, obsessed with clothes and makeup, yet also earnestly concerned about the state of the world. …

Books

Pearl Jam to play at Wrigley on Aug. 20, 22

CHICAGO -- Devoted Cubs fan Eddie Vedder and Pearl Jam will play two concerts at Wrigley Field, Aug. 20 and Aug. 22, and pitcher Jason Hammel has …

Baseball

Blizzard Crushes Eastern U.S.: Pictures

Washington D.C.