Jennifer (Jay) Yoder

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The 'Wonder Woman' scenery that took your breath away? That's Italy's Amalfi Coast

After scouring the world, producers chose this as the setting for the fictional island of Themyscira.<p>In the new film "Wonder Woman" — which is …

8 Best Travel Backpacks

Whether you're going hiking, shopping, sightseeing, or jetting off to a business meeting, here are the chicest, safest, and sturdiest options to throw over your shoulders.

Page 2 - Space Quizzes - Test Your Knowledge of the Universe

April 05, 2013 | Quiz<p>Are you a space station veteran? Take our quiz and find out. <br>Read More<p>March 26, 2013 | Quiz<p>Are you a star at star trivia? <br>Read …

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The Duke of Burgundy review – erotic, neurotic and utterly individual

Peter Strickland’s beautifully shot, highly atmospheric pastiche of 1970s European sleaze is a delight<p>Given our nation’s much-vaunted penchant for “eccentricity”, it’s strange that we tolerate so little of it in British cinema. We’re happy enough to see aesthetic or imaginative dissidents at play …

Detroit cuts off water for families - and hopes for future

<b>For months, thousands of families in Detroit have been living without water.</b><p>It is not because of natural disaster, but because of a controversial decision by the city to enforce bans for those who do not pay their bills.<p>But the plight of those without water - already among the poorest residents of …

Jacqui Lambie says criticism over burqa post is a 'gross overreaction'

Palmer United party senator Jacqui Lambie says criticism of her use of an image of Afghanistan’s first female policewoman, Malalai Kakar, as part of an anti-burqa campaign is a “gross overreaction” and Kakar would have supported her view, knowing how easy it is to “conceal weapons or bombs” in a …

Kurds issue call to arms against ISIL

Palestinian Kids Go Back to School After Gaza-Israel War

GAZA CITY — In Gaza, there are children everywhere. Their voices float in through open windows even when you can't see them.<p>Just over half of the population here is under 18. Many of those young people were cooped up inside for more than 50 days this summer during Israel’s “Operation Protective …

This Is What the Challenges for Israel and Palestine Look Like

<i>As Obama prepares to visit Israel and Palestine, the region faces astounding obstacles to a lasting solution.</i><p>Suhaib Salem/Reuters<p>As President Obama prepares to visit Israel and Palestine later this month, he's facing a set of political and diplomatic impasses that seem virtually insurmountable. …

What I know to be true in Israel and Palestine

After a year in Israel and Palestine, I find I understand this place far less than when I first arrived. I’ve lived in the north and in Jerusalem. …

Israel

‘Our oppression is linked; so too is our struggle’: Statement of solidarity between University of Toledo’s Student African American Brotherhood and Students for Justice in Palestine

Statement of Solidarity: UTSAAB and UTSJP ​<p>On August 9, 2014, a Ferguson police officer gunned down 18-year-old Michael Brown, shooting him at least …

Afghan soldiers go missing in Massachusetts after mall trip

Three Afghan National Army soldiers, who were in Massachusetts for training, have gone missing after a trip to a shopping mall, authorities said. It's the second time in a week that Afghan security trainees in the United States have disappeared.<p>The three soldiers do not appear to pose any threat to …

Iraqi musicians play for unity and peace

Iraq was once a sophisticated centre for arts and learning. But more recently it has become recognised for political instability and fighting.<p>On Sunday some of the country's best musicians marked World Peace Day with a concert aimed at unifying the country.<p>Al Jazeera's Imran Khan reports from …

Kerry: US looking for help from Turkey against IS

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States expects Turkey to step up in the fight against the Islamic State group now that Turkey has secured the release of 49 hostages held by the militants, Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday.<p>The hostages — 46 Turks and three Iraqis — were returned to Turkey on …

Middle East

India hails first transgender newsreader after law recognises third sex

Padmini Prakash has become India's first transgender newsreader, after India's Supreme Court recognised transgenders as third sex<p>A 31-year-old transgender woman who was abandoned by her family at 15 has been hired to anchor an Indian television channel's headline news show after winning plaudits …

All Eyes On Obama, World Leaders At Climate Change Summit

The forecast calls for picture-perfect weather Tuesday in New York City as world leaders gather to discuss the challenge of a changing climate.<p>More than 120 leaders, including President Obama, are expected to attend the one-day climate summit, sponsored by the United Nations. They've been …

Missing Afghan soldiers found near Canadian border

Three Afghan soldiers, who went missing while in Massachusetts for military training, have been found trying to cross the border into Canada, a defense department official said on Monday.<p>“I can confirm that the Canadians have them,” the defense official said.<p>The Afghan officers were reported …

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Thousands protest in Moscow over Russia's involvement in Ukraine

Thousands of people gathered in central Moscow on Sundayto protest against their country's involvement in the conflict in eastern Ukraine at an All-Russian March for Peace, the first large anti-Kremlin rally since the conflict started in April.<p>The march for an "end to the Russian regime's …

200,000 flee in biggest displacement of Syrian conflict, monitor says

The sudden, massive flood of refugees fleeing ISIS is unlike any other displacement in the 3½-year Syrian conflict.<p>As many as 200,000 people have left the area surrounding the Syrian Kurdish city of Kobani, also known as Ayn al-Arab, in just four days as ISIS advances into the area, the Syrian …