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This Woman Held a Good-Bye Party for Her Breasts Before Her Mastectomy

After losing both her mother and sister to cancer, one woman makes a courageous decision.<p>When 27-year old TV- and radio presenter Claira Hermet decided to undergo a double mastectomy, despite being a totally healthy young woman, it was not an easy choice. But losing both her mother and her sister …

How to look interesting (when you’re not)

Have you got the memo yet? Figured out how to win round one in 2015 fashion’s game? C’mon, catch up. Right now, the way to appear fashionable is to look interesting rather than beautiful. Missed the not-so-subtle clues? Joan Didion is the much celebrated poster girl for Céline, while Joni Mitchell …

Red Carpet

Charlie Hebdo: 'Blessed battle of Paris' was our work, says al-Qaeda's branch in Yemen

The terrorist network hails the men who killed 17 people as "heroes" and promises to attack London<p>Al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Yemen has claimed responsibility for the “blessed battle of Paris”, hailing the terrorists who killed 17 people as “heroes” who “blew off the dust of disgrace”.<p>In a video …

Terrorism

Sri Lanka 'peaceful transition' questioned | Sri Lanka News

Sri Lanka's new government will investigate a reported attempt by Mahinda Rajapaksa to stay in power after it became clear he had lost last week's presidential election, according to a spokesperson.<p>"People think it was a peaceful transition. It was anything but," spokesman Mangala Samaraweera said …

UK Prime Minister Cameron to visit Washington next week

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister David Cameron will have meetings with President Barack Obama next week during a two-day visit to Washington, the White House said on Saturday.<p>Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech to business leaders at a conference in the Old Granada …

56 people die, 49 more hospitalized after drinking poisoned beer in Mozambique

Contaminated traditional beer has killed 56 people in Mozambique, health authorities in the southern African country said on Sunday.<p>An additional 49 people were admitted to hospitals in the Chitima and Songo districts in the northeastern Tete province, and 146 more people have reported to hospitals …

Mom Gets 25 Years For Encouraging Boyfriend To Sexually Assault 4-Month-Old Daughter

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A Missouri mother has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for encouraging her boyfriend to sexually assault her 4-month-old daughter in an attack that later killed the child.<p>The St. Louis Post-Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1Kw6KNc ) reports that 26-year-old Jessica Lynn Howell, of …

25 passengers detained after opening emergency exits on plane

Upset by a delayed flight, at least two Chinese passengers decided to open emergency exit doors in protest as the plane was taxiing, forcing it to abort takeoff and landing them in jail instead, police said Sunday.<p>The latest in a growing number of air rage cases involving Chinese travelers happened …

Egyptian police officer kidnapped in Sinai: security sources | Reuters

CAIRO (Reuters) - Gunmen kidnapped an Egyptian police officer on Sunday in the Sinai Peninsula, home to Islamist militants seeking to topple the country’s government, security sources and the state news agency said.<p>The policeman was traveling in a bus from the north Sinai city of Rafah to Al-Arish …

London's circle of pens tribute to Charlie Hebdo massacre

A circle of pens laid in tribute to victims of the Charlie Hebdo massacre has emerged in Trafalgar Square<p>London will reiterate its support for its grieving continental neighbours today when several city landmarks pay their own tribute to the <b>victims of the Paris massacre.</b><p><b>Vigils have already been</b> …

Paris Suspects Declared Allegiance To Al-Qaida, ISIS

<i>Updated at 1:40 p.m. ET</i><p>A video has surfaced of the now-dead suspect in the attack on a kosher supermarket in Paris claiming allegiance to the self-declared Islamic State.<p>In the video, what appears to be Amedy Coulibaly, 32, is seen seated next to a Kalashnikov rifle with the symbol of the Islamic …

Crisis in Ukraine could trigger nuclear war, warns Gorbachev

The former Russian leader warns that Moscow does not trust the West, and the West does not trust Moscow<p>Mikhail Gorbachev, the former Soviet leader, has warned that the world is at risk of a “nuclear war” because of the tensions between Russia and the West over Ukraine.<p>In an interview with the …

'We Are Still Here': Crowds and World Leaders March in Paris

PARIS — More than a million people, including world leaders, marched in the streets of Paris to express their support for victims of last week's attacks and signal their disgust for the perpetrators — and a total of 3.7 million took part in rallies throughout France, officials said.<p>Crowds packed …

France

'World Needs Tenderness': Pope Leads Christmas Eve Mass

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis ushered the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Christmas on Wednesday, urging them to allow God to enter their lives to help combat darkness and corruption.<p>The 78-year-old Argentine pope led a solemn Christmas Eve Mass for thousands of people in St. Peter's …

Jane Austen in quotes: 30 tips for a successful life

It’s no longer universally acknowledged that “a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife”, but many of Jane Austen’s thoughts on love, relationships, class, clothes and even the joys of nature are amazingly relevant to modern life. Today marks the 239th anniversary of …

U.S. pays Alan Gross $3.2 million in settlement

The U.S. Agency for International Development has paid Alan Gross $3.2 million, settling a claim over the former contractor freed last week by Cuba after five years in prison, a spokesman for the federal agency tells CNN.<p>USAID, the agency which oversees foreign aid, said it finalized the settlement …

Officials cite progress on health care enrollment

WASHINGTON (AP) — The second sign-up season under President Barack Obama's health care law is off to a good start but has a way to go to make it a …

BAZAAR Boards: Blanc Babes

Winter whites never looked so good.<p>The verdict is in and the look of choice for the moment is all white everything. The biggest proponents are wearing it well. There are jumpsuits—like Kendall Jenner in Emilio Pucci, Ashley Madekwe in Banana Republic and Emma Watson in Misha Nonoo. Alexa Chung does …

Gwen Stefani