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1 Million New Americans Have Enrolled in Obamacare

One million new people have so far enrolled in Affordable Care Act health insurance during the 2015 enrollment period.<p>Since this enrollment period …

Health Care

China torture condemned by UN rights watchdog

<b>A UN watchdog has urged China to end the rampant use of torture in its prisons and close all secret jails.</b><p>The United Nations Committee Against Torture also called for a halt to a crackdown on lawyers and activists.<p>It issued its report after questioning a large Chinese government delegation as part …

Hua Chunying

LOOO-CEEEE, I’m Home!!

Direne says, “Lucille T. Ball would like to submit this picture for Nosevember consideration.”<br>Filed under: Uncategorized Tagged: Nosevember 2015, …

Cute

Israel premier orders review of status for east Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has ordered a review of the status of certain Palestinian neighborhoods in east Jerusalem, an official confirmed Monday, a decision that could potentially strip tens of thousands of Palestinians of their Israeli residency rights.<p>Such a move is …

Israel

Isis gunman kills five in Saudi Arabia before being shot dead by police

Militant group claims responsibility for shooting at Shia meeting hall in latest in series of deadly attacks in kingdom<p>A gunman shot and killed five people in an Islamic State-claimed attack on a Shia meeting hall in Saudi Arabia before being shot dead by police, said Saudi-owned Al Arabiya …

Extremism

Sisters separated 40 years ago in Korea reunited working in same US hospital

After tragedy, abandonment and living in orphanages, DNA tests confirmed the two women’s many coincidences were anything but<p>Two orphaned sisters separated decades ago in South Korea have been reunited after being hired at the same hospital in Florida.<p>The women, now both in their 40s, were stunned …

Numb

ارگ ایرانی

<b>ارگ ایرانی</b><p>نسخه جدید با نام ارگ ارانی 2 منتشر شد<p>حس داشتن ارگ واقعی با کامل ترین ارگ ایرانی<p>با توجه به خواسته و علاقه مختلف کاربران در انتخاب سبک آلت …

Samsung says customer payment data not affected by hack attack

A March attack was aimed at LoopPay, a payments company owned by Samsung, but the electronics giant insists customer data is safe.<p>Customers who use the Samsung Pay mobile payments system weren't hurt by a hack attack on LoopPay, a company Samsung acquired to help power the service, the company said …

Apple Pay

Google announces AMP, a much faster way to load news articles on smartphones

The new approach, an open source project which will also work on Twitter and Pinterest, will load slimmer versions of pages from news websites, improving load times<p>Google has unveiled a new way to publish mobile web pages that will see stories from news publications including the Telegraph load …

As Pyongyang readies grand show, rural life still a struggle

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — While North Korea prepares a big show to mark the 70th anniversary of the ruling Workers' Party, the daily struggles of life outside the capital — such as finding clean running water and putting nutritious food on the table year-round — pose a harsh, but largely …

North Korea

Search for answers begins in sinking of US cargo ship

On board the 790-foot El Faro when it set out on its doomed voyage into the path of Hurricane Joaquin were five Polish workers whose job was to prepare the engine room for a retrofitting.<p>Could that work have caused the loss of power that led to the U.S. container ship's sinking?<p>The vessel's owners …

Philippines Trans Women Legal Rights Activist

<i>Refinery29 has partnered with Allison Rapson and Kassidy Brown, founders of the media company We are the XX, for a documentary series exploring the</i> …

LGBTQI

Chimps gripped by homemade King Kong movie, finds Japanese study

A new study has discovered that chimpanzees are not only hooked by clip of ape attacking human, but on rewatch remember where weapons are stashed<p>It is not the most accomplished sweded version of King Kong: a man dressed in a furry suit (trainers still visible) mimics an ape breaking out of a cage …

Jurassic World

50 apps to improve your smartphone

From lifestyle aids to productivity tools, travel planners to social media, here are the apps that should have a place on your homescreen<p>A recent study by market research firm Nielsen claimed that the average person uses 27 apps a month, which sounds like very few considering that Apple and …

Apps

Dad Makes a Princess Hulk Cake for His Twin Girls

McConnell plans hardball Israel, hostage votes on Iran deal

Mitch McConnell is looking for payback.<p>The Senate majority leader is preparing to challenge Democrats with proposals that would force Iran to recognize Israel as a state and release Americans held in Iran as the Senate minority continues to filibuster an effort to scuttle President Barack Obama’s …

Human Rights

Hundreds of Europeans are driving to Hungary to offer rides to stranded migrants

In the early evening of Sept. 14, around 45 cars crossed the highways of Austria, heading toward Hungary. As they approached the border, near the Austrian town of Mönchhof, they began to see people walking toward them along the motorway, illuminated under the rain by passing headlights. The …

Northern Europe

Floods kill 8, leave 5 missing in town known for sect leader

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A wall of water swept away two vehicles carrying women and children in a Utah-Arizona border town Monday, killing at least eight people and leaving five others missing in a community that served as a home base for polygamous sect leader Warren Jeffs, authorities said.<p>Three …

Weather

Syrian refugees: Which countries welcome them, which ones don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> The expanding Syrian refugee crisis highlights the differences among countries that welcome desperate migrants and those that don't.<p>Some 4.1 million Syrians are fleeing a homeland riven by more than four years of civil war. Some countries have taken in so many migrants it's caused a …

Refugees

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Egypt cabinet resigns in wake of corruption scandal

The announcement comes almost one week after the authorities arrested Egypt's agriculture minister over corruption allegations<p>Egypt’s prime minister has submitted his cabinet’s resignation amid a corruption scandal that threatens to tarnish the reputation of President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi’s …

Return of the Jedi: Star Wars Episode VIII goes back to Skellig Michael

Irish government announces that Rian Johnson’s space-opera sequel will film on the tiny outcrop despite the objections of conservationists<p>Disney and Lucasfilm will return to the remote Irish island of Skellig Michael to shoot scenes for Star Wars: Episode VIII, despite the objections of …

Star Wars

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain - Clip - The Day Before We Start

Paul Taylor: Creative Domain is a rare documentation of the creative process of one of the most acclaimed choreographers in American history. We …