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Philip Roth Turned the Sentence Into an Art Form

Most critics will remember the late writer for his daring, outrageous subject matter. But for me, his genius lies in thousands of perfect …

Literature

Pakistan bars U.S. diplomat from leaving amid tense relations: media

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani authorities have barred a U.S. diplomat involved in a fatal traffic accident from leaving the country, forcing an American military aircraft flown in for his departure to leave without him, local media reported on Saturday.<p>The move came a day after Pakistan said it …

After Israeli PM Netanyahu met Putin, Russia says it won't sell advanced missile defenses to Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is not in talks with the Syrian government about supplying advanced S-300 ground-to-air missiles and does not think they are needed, the Izvestia daily cited a top Kremlin aide as saying on Friday, in an apparent U-turn by Moscow.<p>The comments, by Vladimir Kozhin, an aide …

Hamas Leader Implies 'Hundreds Of Thousands' Of Palestinians May Breach Israel Border

He served behind bars in Israel for two decades. He was a shadowy figure in the military wing of the Islamist group Hamas.<p>Now Yehiyeh Sinwar is head of the group's Gaza branch. He spoke with members of the international press corps for the first time on Thursday.<p>"I usually don't talk to the media," …

The Biggest Myths about Mary Magdalene

Imagine devoting your time and money to supporting a fledgling religious movement only to have history remember you as one of its greatest whores?<p>At …

SHOCKING PICS: Pastor makes congregation strip

Chloie

'US must not cross red line' during possible Trump-Kim meeting

British MEP Nirj Deva tells DW the success of the possible Trump-Kim meeting would depend on Washington's preparation for talks. Deva has been …

Did the Air Force bomb the SpaceX rocket that fell into the sea?

One very good thing that happened this week was SpaceX’s successful Falcon Heavy test launch, and subsequent jaw-dropping dual rocket landing. But …

Space Exploration

Juju Dey O!! Car Owner Sends Bees After A Man Who Stole His Car; Victim Cries Out For Help

<b>This video of a man’s hand covered with live bees in Uganda has gone viral online and it is trending for obvious reasons.</b><p>It was reported that the man …

Playboy to Feature Its First Transgender Playmate

For the first time in its 64-year history, Playboy magazine will feature a transgender Playmate, a decision that Cooper Hefner, a top executive at the magazine, said on Thursday was in keeping with its founding mission of embracing changing attitudes about sex.<p>The French model Ines Rau, 26, will …

The Bush Twins Want to Set the Record Straight

The other morning, after too little sleep and with too much to do, Jenna Bush Hager found herself dragging, and kicked herself for it. “I almost called myself Low-Energy Jenna,” she told me.<p>Ring a bell? Low-Energy Jeb was Donald Trump’s taunting nickname for her uncle during the 2016 campaign. I …

Jeff Bezos built a huge rocket engine and now Elon Musk has real competition

Behold six glorious seconds of the most powerful natural-gas powered rocket engine you’ve ever seen:<p>This engine was built by Blue Origin, the space company owned and funded by Amazon founder and drone video enthusiast Jeff Bezos. This represents a triumph for Blue Origin: Rocket engines that use …

Space Travel

Lupita Nyong’o: Speaking Out About Harvey Weinstein

I have been following the news and reading the accounts of women coming forward to talk about being assaulted by Harvey Weinstein and others. I had shelved my experience with Harvey far in the recesses of my mind, joining in the conspiracy of silence that has allowed this predator to prowl for so …

Here’s What Would Happen if N. Korea Tried to Shoot Down a US B-1B Bomber

North Korea

The revolutionary technology pushing Sweden toward the seemingly impossible goal of zero emissions

Degerhamn, Sweden<p>As far as the eye can see, the only thing polluting our pristine environment is the gas-guzzling car I’m riding in.<p>It’s a chilly April morning in Kalmar county in southern Sweden, and as we drive past pastel-colored wooden houses separated by acres of farmland, Martin Olofsson, a …

Carbon Dioxide

The world’s first “negative emissions” plant has begun operation—turning carbon dioxide into stone

There’s a colorless, odorless, and largely benign gas that humanity just can’t get enough of. We produce 40 trillion kg of carbon dioxide each year, and we’re on track to cross a crucial emissions threshold that will cause global temperature rise to pass the dangerous 2°C limit set by the Paris …

North Korea foreign minister: Trump has 'lit the wick' of war

<b>(CNN) —</b> US President Donald Trump has "lit the wick of the war" against North Korea, a Russian state news agency quoted North Korea's foreign minister as saying on Wednesday.<p>The statement follows weeks of escalating tensions between North Korea and the United States, fueled by Pyongyang's repeated …

North Korea

Sin City’s Conspiracy of Silence: Gunman Being Exorcised From Las Vegas History

Two days after America’s most lethal mass shooting of all time, a veil of silence has descended. The motive remains a mystery, but some in Vegas …

Once a month, I am my barber’s muse and also his work of art

There’s one expression that most Indian males get to hear virtually every month. It is most likely to be thrown at them first by their mothers. As they grow up (of course they do!), the skill is honed by their girlfriends, who master it by the time they turn wives. And the cycle continues.<p>The term …

10 Famous Celebrities Who Came Out As Gay

It takes a lot of courage for a public figure to come out clean about their sexuality. They risk their career and personal relationships while …

What Trump’s War With North Korea Would Look Like: U.S. Smart Bomb Shortage Could Make Conflict With Kim Jong Un Longer, Bloodier

As the U.S. military considers plans for a possible war with North Korea, Pentagon officials and their congressional overseers are facing a stark …

I called Hugh Hefner a pimp, he threatened to sue. But that’s what he was

Long ago, in another time, I got a call from a lawyer. Hugh Hefner was threatening a libel action against me and the paper I worked for at the time, for something I had written. Journalists live in dread of such calls. I had called Hefner a pimp. To me this was not even controversial; it was …

Hugh Hefner

Dubai prosecutors seek death penalty for British editor accused of murdering his wife with a hammer

Dubai prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for a British newspaper editor charged with murdering his wife with a hammer at the couple’s villa.<p>Francis Matthew, 61, is accused of the premeditated murder of Jane, his wife of more than 30 years, who was found in a pool of blood in their bed in …

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella Just Gave the Best Leadership Advice in 7 Words | Inc.com

Well, I have to admit one thing today:<p>I underestimated what Satya Nadella could do for Microsoft.<p>When he first became Microsoft's CEO, the tech giant was in a mess.<p>Not only was it losing to its biggest competitors, there was a lot of infighting.<p>But Nadella turned things around.<p>Under his leadership, …

Satya Nadella