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Female genital mutilation practised in Iran, study reveals

The first authoritative study into female genital mutilation in Iran has found the practice is being carried out in at least four major provinces while officials are silent on the matter.<p>According to research by social anthropologist Kameel Ahmady released on Thursday, FGM is more prevalent in the …

Middle East

Lindsey Graham Doesn't Really Care If Americans Want To Go To War Or Not

Newly-minted a presidential candidate, Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants to go to war even if the American people don't want it.<p>During an appearance on "Fox and Friends" Thursday morning, Graham, who is known for his hawkish foreign policy views, said that he would not hesitate to take military …

Eerie Portraits Of 'Toy' Soldiers Put A Haunting Spin On War Photography

Rows of rigidly posed, plastic-looking green figures stand at attention. Guns in tow, they’re dwarfed by the vast expanse of desert surrounding them. But these are no toy soldiers. The subjects of Simon B. Thorpe’s photographs are real men, modeled to look like the symbols of so many childhood …

US museum must call Hiroshima and Nagasaki 'war crimes', say Japanese

Plans in United States for national parks to commemorate the Manhattan Project atomic bomb programme draw condemnation in Japan<p>A Japanese group is demanding that literature and displays in national parks in the United States being set up to commemorate the atomic bomb programme describe the attacks …

Japan closes famous hot spring due to 'orgies'

Fudo no Yu, a picturesque mountainside hot spring in Japan, is closed following the discovery that it was reportedly the setting for a string of orgies<p>The Japanese have long celebrated the art of hot spring bathing as an opportunity to relax the mind, restore the body and appreciate the beauty of …

Japan

US airline apologises over anti-Muslim discrimination

United Airlines has apologised to a Muslim chaplain who said she was denied an unopened can of soft drink on an affiliated US domestic flight by an attendant who said it could be used as a weapon.<p>The US airline also said in a statement on Wednesday that the flight attendant had been banned from …

Flying

Valve’s Steam Machines are coming in October

The era of console-like PCs is about to begin.<p>Valve, along with its hardware partners Alienware and Cyberpower, plans to release the first Steam Machines starting Oct. 16. That’s when people who preorder should start receiving the first units. Retailers, however, won’t start stocking Valve’s …

This Is Microsoft's Big Secret Windows 10 Feature

Scott Eells—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Tomohiro Ohsumi—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Noah Berger—Bloomberg/Getty Images<p>Microsoft/Corbis<p>Robert …