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Chess forbidden in Islam, rules Saudi mufti, but issue not black and white

Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti has ruled that chess is forbidden in Islam, saying it encourages gambling and is a waste of time.<p>Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh was answering a question on a television show in which he issues fatwas in response to viewers’ queries on everyday religious matters.<p>He said chess …

Saudi Arabia

Introducing Cristiano Ronaldo's Latest 'Girlfriend' - Colombian Model Nataly Rincon

​Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo is reported to have ​a new lady in his life -<p>Colombian model Nataly Rincon.<p>Ronaldo spent Christmas Eve in …

Cristiano Ronaldo

Virginia School District Closed Over Arabic Assignment

A school district in Virginia is closed Friday over an assignment that some parents and community members felt was a form of Islamic …

Education

Gent midfielder Saief says it's 'matter of time' before USMNT call-up

Kenny Saief has represented Israel several times on the youth level, but the Gent midfielder says he expects to represent the U.S. Men’s National …

Watch: High School Runner Asks Model-Turned-Elite Athlete to the Prom

Professional steeplechaser Colleen Quigley handles an unexpected proposal with a judicious response.<p>At Nike Cross Nationals, an elite end-of-season cross-country meet for the best high school teams in the country, Nike treats the athletes to a good time.<p>Runners from qualifying teams are flown to …

Marathons

San Bernardino: couple die in police gun battle after mass shooting | US news | The Guardian

Fourteen people killed and 17 wounded as shooters storm into center Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik die in shootout with 20 police after car chase Shooting is deadliest since Sandy Hook school massacre in 2012 Follow live updates here<p>A couple have been killed in a police gun battle hours after they …

California

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The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b> Germany will discuss the European Union's plan to distribute 160,000 refugees among member nations with foreign ministers from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Slovakia on Friday.<p><b>2.</b> Japan continues to battle massive flooding related to Typhoon Etau as thousands of rescuers descend on a …

European Union
Soccer

The 12 Most Annoying Thick Hair Problems (And Fixes!)

Our fine-haired sisters think we've got it easy just because we can do a doughnut bun without wearing a sock on our head, but having a mess of hair is sometimes, well, a mess. Here, finally, the solutions to the biggest thick-hair problems -- except for clogging up your drain. Alas, we can't help …

Hair

So How Exactly Do Dates Grow, Anyway?

Of all the dried fruit options at the grocery store, dates rank amongst the least popular of the bunch. They don't have the cute California Raisin character to make them likable, nor do they have a catchy name like Craisins. What they do have is a mildly bad reputation for being just as common -- …

Middle East

How to Hack Whole Foods

By: Lee Breslouer<p>If you're one of those people who complains that Whole Foods is too expensive... you are probably a lot of fun at group dinners. But also, you're doing it wrong! You don't have to spend a whole lot of money to get a ton of great food, as there are plenty of ways to maximize your …

Food

5 Places to Visit on Florida's Gold Coast

Looking for a winter getaway? Look no further than Florida's Gold Coast.<p>I recently hopped on a two and a half hour flight from New York City to Palm Beach for a three-day trip to celebrate my fiance's 30th birthday. The thing is, we whipped together this vacation in a matter of weeks, after jumping …

Gold Coast

How to fix your cracked iPhone or Samsung phone without leaving the house

You can always take it into the store, but if you don't have a warranty or you're feeling lazy, a nifty startup called iCracked will come to you and repair your broken phone on the spot.<p>You can use iCracked if you have an iPhone, iPad, or Samsung smartphone. You can also choose to sell your phone …

Mobile Technology

5 'International' Flights for Americans Without a Passport

An immense diversity of climates and terrains are encompassed within the broad sweep of the United States of America: "from the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters," as Woody Guthrie sang back in the 1940s. But there's still a vast world to explore beyond the country's borders, a fact that can …

Caribbean

This State GOP Lawmaker Is Waging A War Against Yoga Pants

Montana state Rep. David Moore (R) is not a fan of yoga pants.<p>According to the AP, the Republican introduced a bill Tuesday that would extend the already-existing indecent exposure law to include any article of clothing that reveals the nipples -- men's or women's -- or "gives the appearance or …

Yoga

Grammy awards 2015: 10 things we learned

Sam Smith is the new Adele, Kanye West still rushes the stage, and Taylor Swift is seemingly mates with everybody. Here are the lessons from the 2015 Grammys<p>1 Sam Smith is the new Adele<p>With Adele herself off the scene, the field was clear for another Brit to steam in and sell soul music back to …

Sam Smith

Teachers' Bias Could Be to Blame for Discouraging Girls to Pursue Math and Science

A new study suggests that the stereotyping starts in the classroom.<p>It's a stereotype as old as time: Boys excel in math and science, while girls often flourish in more artistic or nurturing subjects. But have you ever stopped to wonder why that is?<p>According to the <i>New York Times</i>, it might very well …

Anne Hathaway Is Super Flattered to Be Amal Clooney's Look-Alike

Who wouldn't be?<p>Last week, while doing press for her new film, <i>Song One</i>, Anne Hathaway received one of the greatest compliments of all time. An Extra interviewer asked her what she thought about "bearing a resemblance" to superstar human rights lawyer Amal Clooney (who's also George Clooney's wife, …

Let's Analyze Amal Alamuddin's Sophisticated Style in Obsessive Detail

Ever since George Clooney introduced the name Amal Alamuddin to the fashion world, we've collectively been captivated. Yes, she's smart, successful, and stunningly gorgeous, but...

Amal Clooney's Most Stylish Looks

Charting all the lawyer's best looks.<p>Though her engagement and marriage to George Clooney thrust her into the public eye, internationally celebrated human rights lawyer Amal Clooney (née Alamuddin) cultivated her own personal style long before meeting her husband. A mix of playful and professional, …

Cristiano Ronaldo Was Ejected For Slapping An Opposing Player

Cristiano Ronaldo lost his cool and received a red card when he slapped an opposing player late in Real Madrid's match against Córdoba.<p>The play came when the world's most popular athlete was attempting to play a free kick in the penalty area and got tangled up with another player. It's not clear if …

Soccer