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Stampede kills more than 700 at Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca

<i>For full coverage in Arabic, please visit CNN Arabic</i>.<p><b>(CNN) —</b> A stampede during one of the last rituals of the Hajj -- the annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca -- has killed more than 700 people and injured nearly 900 others in Saudi Arabia.<p>The stampede occurred Thursday morning during the ritual …

11 Celebrities Who Are Completely Obsessed With Tattoos

If anyone can convince us to permanently ink our bodies, it’s Ruby Rose. The <i>Orange Is the New Black</i> star, who made Netflix bingers everywhere lose …

Body Art

Keith Richards’ Wildest Escapades: 19 Insane Tales From a Legendary Life

Oh, Canada (1977)<p>By the mid-Seventies, Keith Richards was a drug-bust veteran, but this one topped them all and threatened to derail the Rolling …

Music

What the Most Successful People Do Before Breakfast

Mornings are an underutilized tool to aid productivity.<p>Let me explain.<p>We’re often at our peak in the mornings. This is why Mark McGuinness suggests …

Time Management

Clocks to read 11:59:60 tonight as time lords add leap second

Software could crash and markets suffer as a leap second is added to world time at midnight tonight<p>Airlines, trading floors and technology companies are braced for chaos today as world timekeepers prepare to add a leap second to global clocks.<p>Immediately before midnight dials will read 11:59:60 as …

Business Development

Black like her: Is racial identity a state of mind?

The civil rights activist in Washington state who has come under fire for her disputed racial identity said she was stepping down as president of the NAACP’s Spokane chapter.<p>The civil rights activist in Washington state who came under fire for her racial identity said she was stepping down.<p>While …

Rachel Dolezal

The birth of a psychopath

<b>(CNN) —</b> After every horrific crime that shocks us, the next question we often ask is, "How could anyone do such a thing?"<p>If the criminal is a psychopath, the answer is very simple. They don't feel empathy or guilt. So instead of asking, "How could they do this horrible thing?" the more pertinent …

Psychology

Why Is MERS So Contagious?

Amid an outbreak of the deadly virus in South Korea, virologists are piecing together an understanding of a new but familiar respiratory illness.<p>When you study something that is, in the strictest sense, invisible, answers to seemingly straightforward questions quickly become elusive.<p>Like: What …

Public Health

New York prison break: Dogs pick up escapees' scent about mile from prison

<b>(CNN) —</b> Investigators are looking at surveillance video from a gas station about a mile from the New York prison where two inmates escaped over the weekend, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told CNN on Thursday night.<p>Tracking dogs picked up the scent of prisoners Richard Matt and David …

17 Iconic Music Couples and The Songs They Inspired

From "Drunk in Love" to "I Got You Babe"...<p>From "Drunk in Love" to "I Got You Babe," we're looking at the most prominent couples in the music industry and the hits inspired by their love <i>and</i> heartbreak.