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Pictures of the Week 8.14.14

Convicted high school shooter T.J. Lane back in custody after prison escape

T.J. Lane, a remorseless killer who escaped from an Ohio prison where he was serving three life sentences for a school shooting, has been captured.<p>For six long hours, police scoured neighborhoods on the north end of Lima, Ohio, asking residents to lock their doors and stay inside.<p>They brought in …

W magazine

"Long legs, long hair, and a long, cool stare."<p>Photo by Boo George, styled by Giovanna Battaglia.

Death and horror: there's no spectacle we so eagerly pursue – but can we see it for what it is?

Seeing a person dead or in agony, we oscillate between the visceral relief of ‘that’s not me’ and the sickening horror of ‘one day it will be’. But should we look in the first place?<p>In 1991, in the closing days of the first Gulf war, journalist Kenneth Jarecke stumbled upon the results of a US air …

Obvs, we are eating one of these in honour of the fact we are going to Paris.

Guinness World Records' Weirdest Records Of 2015

Some people get into the record books by a nose, but Nick Stoeberl got into Guinness World Records by a tongue.<p>Stoeberl, 22, an artist and comedian from Monterey, California, has been trying to get official recognition for his massive tongue for two years.<p>Guinness World Records finally measured him …

Expedition 40 Hands Over the Space Station to Expedition 41

The bind facing Turkey over 'Islamic State' | DW | 09.09.2014

When "Islamic State" (IS) militants took the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June, diplomats in its Turkish consulate hesitated for too long. The …

Middle East

Yazidi girl tells of horrific ordeal as Isil sex slave

17-year-old says she is one of about 40 Yazidi women and girls, some as young as 12, still being held captive and sexually abused on a daily basis by Isil fighters<p>A young woman from the Yazidi religious minority captured by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isil) has described the horror of …


Have an amazing trip Martin! MT @Martin_Heng: farewell to Melbourne and my family as I depart on my 2-month RTW trip

Merkel Speaks Out Against Rising Anti-Semitism In Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) -- Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday she would do everything she could to fight anti-Semitism in Germany, amid reports of …

Egypt prosecutor orders 7 held for homosexuality

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's top prosecutor ordered Saturday seven men detained and physically examined over accusations of "debauchery," a charge often leveled at gays, after a video emerged of a same-sex wedding party, the state news agency reported.<p>A statement from the prosecutor's office said the …