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South Sudan on brink of famine: UN chief

The UN has given warning that up to a million people could face famine in conflict-torn South Sudan unless there is immediate action, with rebels taking control of oil rich areas and threatening the capital, Juba.<p>Ban Ki-moon, the UN secretary general, said on Wednesday that "life and death'' issues …

Lord Steel admitted he was told about Cyril Smith sex abuse allegations

Lord Steel admitted he was told of allegations that Cyril Smith sexually abused young boys but accepted his denials<p>Lord Steel, the former Liberal leader, admitted last year that he had been aware of Cyril Smith's "unusual behaviour with boys" since 1979 but accepted his denials of wrongdoing.<p>Nick …

Behavior

Nigerian military: Over 100 girls abducted from school are freed, 8 still missing

Heavily armed men descended on the school as the girls slept.<p>Bullets flew as guards fought back, but they lost.<p>The men, Boko Haram militants, herded more than 100 students onto buses, vans and trucks and drove off, flanked by motorcycles, authorities said.<p>That was Monday. By Wednesday, just eight …

Dispelling the nightmares of post-traumatic stress disorder

On Wednesday morning we woke to the news that a passenger ferry had sunk off the coast of South Korea, with at least four people confirmed dead and 280 unaccounted for. Meanwhile, though the search has continued for the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, relatives' hopes of a safe landing have long …

'Argentine Josef Fritzl' Had Five Children With Locked Up Daughter

A father dubbed "Argentina's Josef Fritzl" reportedly had five children with the daughter he locked away and repeatedly raped in his home, Argentine …

Thandie Newton: my racist abuse growing up in Cornwall

Actress reveals she and her brother Jamie were the only black children in the area in the 1970s and were bullied because of their race<p>Thandie Newton, the actress, has revealed she was the target of racial abuse when she was growing up in Cornwall in the 1970s.<p>The 41-year-old star of Crash, who …

Black Culture

Mobb Deep - The Infamous Mobb Deep

Mobb Deep essentially hit the reset button on their careers after 1993’s <i>Juvenile Hell</i>, and their reemergence on the scene came with a vengeance. The …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Action Hero Hot-Body Yoga

Build a slim, trim body like screen siren Kate Beckinsale with these muscle-sculpting mat moves<p>Strange as it sounds, Kate Beckinsale prepares for the physically demanding job of playing futuristic fighters and werewolf hunters with a yoga-based routine.<p>She also practices qigong, a discipline …

Yoga

Yoga Workout: Pump Up Your Yoga Practice

Looking for a new yoga routine? Try this workout, which combines strength training and yoga poses<p>The fitness world may have stumbled upon its new power couple: Yoga and weight lifting are emerging as complementary—not conflicting—practices.<p>This routine, created by New York City yoga instructor …

Yoga

Lose Weight: Fat Burning Yoga Workout

Lose belly fat with these fat burning yoga exercises<p>You contort into all kinds of wacky positions wriggling into those skinny jeans. Bend and twist on a regular basis and that might not be necessary. An active sequence of yoga flows — a form called vinyasa—burns more than 450 calories an hour, …

Yoga

4 Ways to Book a "Round the World" Ticket for Cheaper Than You Thought

Have you ever dreamed about flying Around the World? Picking a dozen countries you'd like to see before you die, and hitting them all by airplane so it doesn't take three years, like Magellen used to do it back in the day? But you've probably never gone much beyond the dreaming stage, because a …

6 Reasons to Go to Namibia

Right out of college I spent a year managing camps in Namibia. This might be part of the reason that Namibia is one of my favorite countries in Africa but I hope all the reasons below will be convincing for you as well!<p><b>1. Namibia is a remarkable conservation success story.</b><p>Namibia is internationally …

PHOTOS: 10 Best Budget Destinations for 2014

With amazing food, glorious public spaces, and unparalleled museums, theme parks, and beaches, the only thing “budget” about these world-class …

5 Simple Tips I Used to Save $700 on a Single Flight

I'm always looking for ways to save money when I travel. Instead of cutting back on the small things or saving a few dollar by ordering off the dollar menu, I try to save in the big ticket items. Airfare is by far one of the biggest expenses you can incur during a trip, and there's usually room to …

Parenting articles are Internet catnip. Too bad they’re often Real Life snake oil

Parenting articles are Internet catnip. Too bad they’re often Real Life snake oil.<p><b>#4. Happiness</b><p>In the book <i>Selfish Reasons to Have More Kids</i>, economist Bryan Caplan says that parents grossly overestimate how much they can actively influence a child’s happiness. He bases this conclusion on data showing that identical twins (who share identical DNA) are far more similar in their happiness levels than fraternal twins (who do not share the same DNA). Good news for parents of sullen teens: Research …