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Germany offers unembarrassed and condescending sex education for immigrants

When the German government’s Center for Health Education launched a website earlier this year to explain the various aspects of sexual relationships, health and rules to some of the country’s newest residents, the timing was unfortunate.<p>Just a few weeks before, hundreds of women reported being …

North Africa

The biggest stars on YouTube make huge incomes ... yet they can't keep the vast majority of it

He even made a video specifically to address the haters who felt that he was somehow overpaid.<p>The interesting thing about YouTube revenue, however, is how little of it the stars themselves get to keep. YouTube keeps a 45% cut of any ad revenue gathered by one of your videos. And that's before taxes …


South Korea grapples to contain MERS as 1,369 in quarantine

<b>Hong Kong (CNN) —</b> The World Health Organization warned that the MERS outbreak in South Korea is likely to grow, as the number of people under quarantine crept up to 1,369 on Wednesday.<p>The Korean Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed five new cases -- increasing the number of people …

South Korea

Natalie Portman on Israel, Hollywood sexism and ‘being the boss’

The Black Swan star’s directoral debut – based on Amos Oz’s A Tale of Love and Darkness – explores the ‘mythology’ surrounding the birth of the Jewish state. Is she ready for the inevitable backlash?<p>Natalie Portman is lugging a giant, heavy-looking sofa across the floor, to get away from what she …

Natalie Portman