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Of Diapers and Dictators in Venezuela

A trip home to a country coming apart.<p>“Welcome to the Maiquetia Simón Bolívar International Airport,” said the stewardess with a metallic voice as …

The Panama Papers – could it happen to you?

Here’s a good guess: a month ago, you’d never heard of a company called Mossack Fonseca.<p>Here’s another guess: you have now.<p>You know they’re a legal …

Want to to lose weight? Try eating chocolate and drinking wine

It might seem like the last thing you should do, but now anyone trying to lose weight should consider eating more chocolate and cheese and drinking …

Holistic Medicine

Why the Panama Papers could determine the EU’s future

<i>Andrew Hammond is an associate at LSE IDEAS at the London School of Economics.</i><p>The United Kingdom's "in-out" European Union referendum campaign officially kicks off this week with opinion surveys showing the June 23 ballot remains on a knife edge. The latest "poll of polls" tracker from The …

Bill Clinton insulted #BlackLivesMatter supporters and criminal justice reformers in the same speech

“I’ll tell you another story about a place where black lives matter," Bill Clinton said to a gathering of Hillary supporters and Black Lives Matter …

Black Lives Matter

Detroit Public Schools Claims The State Is Violating Students’ Civil Rights In Federal Lawsuit

After months of public uproar over the poor condition of Detroit schools, Detroit Public Schools filed a federal lawsuit against the state Thursday, …

Are You a Faux-Feminist?

<i>This originally appeared on Sum of My Pieces</i>.<p>Let's play a little game.<p>You might be a faux-feminist if...<p>you don't tug at your tampon string as foreplay<br>• you wrap a towel around yourself in a locker room<br>• you don't see a young female porn star and think "now that is one empowered woman"<br>• you think Kim …

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Concerts

15 important jobs women have never held

Women have come a long way since they started joining the workforce in large numbers in the late 19th century, and since then there have been many historic firsts.<p>In law and politics, Annette Adams became the first female US attorney general in 1918. Rebecca Felton was sworn in as the first female …

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Seven-month-old baby shot dead becomes symbol of Mexican drug crime epidemic

A baby was shot dead with his parents and the image of the lifeless bodies has caused outrage online against violent crime<p>A photograph of a seven-month-old baby shot dead and lying next to the bodies of his parents has prompted an outpouring of indignation in Mexico.<p>In a country where violent crime …

GRAPHIC IMAGE: Woman Shares Intimate Photo Of Abnormal Cells On Cervix To Show Importance Of Smear Tests

A blogger has shared intimate photos of the abnormal cells on her cervix, in the hope that it will encourage other women to attend regular smear …

Venezuela is on the brink of a complete economic collapse

The only question now is whether Venezuela's government or economy will completely collapse first.<p>The key word there is "completely." Both are well into their death throes. Indeed, Venezuela's ruling party just lost congressional elections that gave the opposition a veto-proof majority, and it's …

Venezuela

The woman highlighting the hypocrisy of shirtless selfies

It can be hard to be a woman online. In recent years, harassing behaviour has become increasingly common – from attacks on female MPs to …

Feminism

B.o.B Insists the World Is Flat: 'There's No Way You Can See All the Evidence and Not Know'

Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars … oh, and also that the world is flat?<p>On Sunday night and Monday morning, hip …

‘Girl Meets World’ Actress Rowan Blanchard Identifies Herself as ‘Queer’

Label free is the way to be! <i>Girl Meets World</i> actress <b>Rowan Blanchard</b> took to Twitter on Saturday, January 16, to share her thoughts on the idea of …

Orphan Black's Season 4 Teaser Goes Down the Rabbit Hole

https://www.youtube.com/embed/Lpn7nWouChc<p>Since <i>Orphan Black</i> debuted, it has woven together a web of genetically engineered clones, cults, and evil …

TV

Russian doctor filmed punching patient who later died

A Russian doctor has been captured on video punching a patient who later died, prompting authorities to open a criminal investigation.<p>The footage, which was broadcast on state television and widely shared online, shows the violent incident at a hospital in Belgorod, 350 miles south-west of …

Crime

Duck Wearing Bow-Tie Walks Into Pub, Drinks Pint, Fights Dog, Loses

A bow-tie wearing duck has been injured in a drunken pub brawl with a local dog in Chulmleigh, Devon.<p>The booze-loving bird, affectionately named …

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ISPs

German police search for 1,000 men after mass sexual assault in Cologne

Police are investigating reports of a group of 1,000 men carrying out a mass sexual assault on dozens of women in the middle of a German city on New …

Angela Merkel

Simon Danczuk Defends Sexting Row With 17-Year-Old Girl Saying 'I Prefer Young Women'

Simon Danczuk has responded to criticism for sending sexually explicit messages to a teenager by saying he "prefers younger women".<p>The under-pressure …

Vine

Coroner: Body of 5-year-old boy with autism found in canal

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The body of a 5-year-old Pennsylvania boy with autism was found in a canal about a quarter mile from a relative's home where …