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Japan: 'We will never, never forgive' ISIS for apparent beheading

<b>(CNN) —</b> He ventured to Syria to tell the stories of lives torn apart by war.<p>But in doing so, Japanese journalist Kenji Goto suffered his own gruesome fate -- apparently becoming the latest foreigner to be decapitated by ISIS.<p>A newly distributed video from ISIS appears to show the beheaded body of …

The Best Accessories We Saw During Paris Couture Week

Ladies and gentleman, fashion month is almost upon us. And while we are eagerly awaiting all the ready-to-wear collections, right now we have Paris Couture Week to sink our teeth into.<p>Over the last couple of days, designers including Chanel, Valentino and Elie Saab showed their stunning Spring 2015 …

Street Style

Shiite militias add to insecurity in Baghdad, some say

When his father disappeared Dec. 18, Alaa Dawood reported him missing to the police but had little faith that they would find the elderly man, who had suffered brain damage when he was kidnapped six years ago and tortured by militants.<p>So he went looking for him at the city morgue.<p>Dawood, 42, a …

Groundhogs Aren't Looking for Their Shadow—They're Scoping Out the Opposite Sex

The Groundhog Day tradition may have started because there are no hedgehogs in Pennsylvania.<p><i>Updated February 2.</i><p>It’s déjà vu all over again. On the morning of February 2, a groundhog (<i>Marmota monax,</i> if you please) named Phil poked his head out of his burrow in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania, and looked …

Anderson Silva tames Nick Diaz in comeback at UFC 183

LAS VEGAS -- Anderson Silva kicked freely with his left leg, shrugged off trash-talking from Nick Diaz and left his younger challenger bloodied in the face.<p>In the end, 13 months after Silva's left leg shattered in half in the same arena when he kicked middleweight champion Chris Weidman's leg, all …

Anderson Silva

Pursuit of Mercedes begins in Jerez

Mercedes, who will also use the Spanish track to launch their 2015 car on Sunday, cruised to the constructors' championship last season, whilst Lewis Hamilton edged out teammate Nico Rosberg for the drivers' title.<p>A series of technical changes at the start of 2014 gave Mercedes a huge jump on their …

Motor Racing

Using iPads to pacify children may harm their development, say scientists

Children throwing tantrums should be given time to calm down on their own rather than distracted with tablets or smartphones, say researchers<p>It might be tempting to hand over an iPad to a screaming child when all else has failed to calm them down.<p>But child psychologists say it may be stunting …

Sandy Hook report avoids naming killer, omits his mother from victims list

With final edits and approvals, members of a commission writing a report on the Newtown, Conn., school massacre have begun to think about the impact their work will have on parents of victims and surviving children, as well as people who might read the document 20 years from now.<p>Should Nancy Lanza, …

RANKED: The best smartphones in the world

Here's a look at the best smartphones you can buy today.<p><i>We update this list approximately once a month. Our rankings are based on a variety of factors including design, software and hardware features, content selection, carrier availability, and price. We only consider phones that are available in</i> …

Mobile Technology

Huckabee compares being gay to drinking, swearing

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee says expecting Christians to accept same-sex marriage is "like asking someone who's Jewish to start serving bacon-wrapped shrimp in their deli."<p>He also called homosexuality part of a lifestyle, like drinking and swearing.<p>The former …

The Best Movies & TV to Watch on Netflix in February

It's a new month, and that means a new batch of movies just hit our favorite streaming site. Peruse the best, plus, see the 9 best fashion documentaries on Netflix.<p><b>1) King Arthur (2004)</b><p>The classic legend comes to life, this time taking place during the Roman Empire rather than Medieval times.<p><b>2)</b> …

Entertainment

Dr Hannah Fry: the mathematical models that underpin our sexual success

<b>What are the odds?</b><p><i>Or how mathematician Peter Backus weighed up his chances of finding love…</i><p>Just as it’s not possible to calculate precisely how many alien life forms there are, it’s also not possible to calculate exactly how many potential partners you may have. But all the same, being able to …

Aaron Rodgers named NFL MVP

Aaron Rodgers didn't have quite the gaudy numbers he did in his first MVP season. But perhaps it's what the Green Bay Packers quarterback didn't do …

Why Obama won't call terror fight a war on radical Islam

<b>(CNN) —</b> President Barack Obama once again refused to label the fight against terrorism as a war on radical Islam or any kind of "religious war," insisting that such labels hurt efforts to root out radical ideologies in Muslim communities.<p>Obama also cautioned against the risk of overplaying the …

Super Bowl city smackdown: Boston vs. Seattle | CNN Travel

How to survive a disaster

In a catastrophic event, most people fail to do the one thing that would save their life, says Michael Bond.<p>At seven o’clock in the evening of 27 September 1994, the cruise ferry MS Estonia left Tallin with 989 people on board, heading for Stockholm through the Baltic Sea. It never got there. Six …