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Bill and Hillary Clinton's deal: a 52-year pact

As political marriages go, few have fascinated the American public more than Bill and Hillary Clinton's 38-year union.<p>Their bond faced strenuous tests during their journey from the Arkansas governor's mansion to the White House. With the stress and legal hassles of the Whitewater, Monica Lewinsky …

Secrets of the Clinton Library

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — It is a lingering mystery of Bill Clinton’s White House: the genesis of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy that gay groups came to revile.<p>But soon, this and other secrets that remain hidden away here at the Clinton Presidential Library may be unlocked. What did the Justice …

Strong quake kills at least 26 in southwest China

A strong earthquake in southern China's Yunnan province toppled thousands of homes on Sunday, killing at least 367 people and injuring more than 1,881.<p>About 12,000 homes collapsed in Ludian, a densely populated county located around 277 miles northeast of Yunnan's capital, Kunming, China's official …

Hawaii braces for rare twin hurricanes heading directly for the paradise islands

Islanders and holidaymakers urged to seek solid shelter as back-to-back tropical cyclones threaten dangerous 90mph winds<p>The holiday paradise of Hawaii is braced for a rare and dangerous double hit by two hurricanes bearing down on the chain of tiny islands in quick succession.<p>Hurricane Iselle is …

Fatal landslide tears through Hiroshima in Japan – video

Rescuer and boy he was trying to save are swept away as number of missing rises and Hiroshima braces for more rain<p>Published: 22 Aug 2014<p>Hillsides and slopes rapidly swept away in torrents of rock, mud and debris in at least five valleys in Hiroshima city suburbs<p>Published: 20 Aug 2014<p>Precarious …

Giant wall of dust sweeps through Phoenix, Arizona - timelapse video

Timelapse footage shows a giant wall of dust blow through Phoenix, Arizona, over the weekend. The dust storm, caused by 40mph winds, swept through the metropolitan area on Saturday, covering cars, buildings and planes. The National Weather Service issued a dust warning for the area and hundreds of …

Disease threatens as Kashmir flood waters turn fetid

SRINAGAR (Reuters) - Indian emergency workers on Monday battled to prevent waterborne diseases like cholera from spreading as fetid water swilled around the Kashmir valley more than a week after the worst flooding in more than a century.<p>A Kashmiri man carries food and water as he walks on a ladder …

Volcano eruption in Chile, photo by Francisco Nagroni: http://t.co/fCvS7antO9

Rapid escalation of Ebola risks ‘global security’

For the experts who prepare for the world's humanitarian disasters, the alarm bells began ringing when the graph of Ebola cases stopped showing a simple linear increase and abruptly shot upward into an exponential curve, accelerating at a sharply faster rate with no end in sight.<p>That moment arrived …

Not Every Afghan Institution Is Efficient; This One Is

There are certain sounds you don't ever want to hear in life — in Afghanistan or elsewhere. One is the sound of sirens and a fire truck pulling up outside your house.<p>But, when flames are roaring out of your garage and are lapping at the side of the house, the sirens are a welcome sound of hope.<p>It …

Iran detains UK citizen over ban on women watching sports alongside men

Earlier this summer, Ghoncheh Ghavami stood outside Tehran's majestic Azadi (freedom) stadium, wearing a white scarf and holding up a placard.<p>With Hassan Rouhani promising a more moderate stance in Iran, she wanted to enter the stadium alongside male fans, hoping that the Islamic republic's ban on …

Horrifyingly Beautiful Photos Show The Human Cost Of China’s Massive Pollution Problem

Gritty, detailed scenes from some of China’s most polluted places will make you grateful for the air you breathe.<p><b>Editor’s note:</b> <i>Photographer Souvid Datta, who took these photos, has admitted to doctoring much of his work. Creating these photos of Chinese victims of pollution, in particular, involved</i> …

10 (More) Gorgeous Colorized Photos That Put History In A New Light

For the history buffs of the world, we imagine there are few experiences as fulfilling as poring over volume after volume of black-and-white photographs, hunting for that rare shot of a notable figure or iconic location.<p>As for the rest of us, we'll be trolling Reddit. Their ongoing thread of …

In West Africa, an overwhelming fight to prevent Ebola deaths

The only Ebola treatment center in central Liberia, which opened Monday, came too late for its first patient, a 12-year-old boy.<p>The boy's mother died of Ebola a week ago. His father, also sick with Ebola, is being treated in isolation in the new 70-bed center in Suakoko town, run by the …

Boeing And SpaceX Win $6.8 Billion In NASA Contracts

NASA has chosen Boeing and SpaceX to build the vehicles that will transport its astronauts to the International Space Station, putting the two American companies on a course to take over a job that NASA has recently relied upon Russia to perform: carrying out manned space flights.<p>NASA Administrator …

Giving birth and boozing? The risks of drinking during pregnancy

Deciding whether to drink alcohol during pregnancy is a confusing business. Anecdotally, viewpoints on the matter range from testimonies of “I drank through the whole of my pregnancy and my child turned out fine” to reports of bartenders refusing to serve alcohol to pregnant women. Recommended …

Genetically, Schizophrenia Is At Least Eight Separate Diseases

A range of disorders lead to different symptoms, new research says, raising hopes for individualized treatment.<p>Research published in the <i>American Journal of Psychiatry</i> shows that schizophrenia is not a single genetic disease, but in fact a class of diseases with variable symptoms.<p>Schizophrenia is …