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Netanyahu criticises U.N. over Lebanon flare-up

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused United Nations peacekeepers on Sunday of failing to enforce a resolution barring Hezbollah guerrillas from smuggling weapons into Lebanon.<p>Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at his …

Lebanon removes political banners, a legacy of the civil war

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has begun removing political posters and party banners from neighbourhoods of the capital in a move to unify a country still divided from a civil war, following an agreement between the militant and political group Hezbollah and its rivals.<p>Beirut governor Ziad Chebib (C) …

U.S. delivers arms to Lebanon, says fighting 'same enemy'

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The United States delivered more than $25 million worth of military aid including heavy artillery to the Lebanese army on Sunday to help it fight jihadist groups which have repeatedly battled with security forces near the Syrian border.<p>The U.S. ambassador to Beirut, David Hale, …

Israeli Ambassador: Netanyahu Never Meant to Disrespect Obama

Ron Dermer answers questions about John Boehner and Iran.<p>Earlier this week, shortly after I published a lengthy post critical of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, Dermer expressed his general dissatisfaction with the piece to me. But he …

Physicists Have Built A Time Machine Simulator

This would create a paradox since you never would have been born if your grandparents never met. You've prevented your later birth, so you shouldn't exist anymore.<p>This is called the "Grandfather Paradox," and it's an infamous one among physicists.<p>Even though Einstein's famous theory of general …

Quantum Physics

This Is Why Google Doesn't Hire People As Fast As It Could

When reporting its fourth quarter earnings on Thursday, (which missed EPS and revenue expectations a bit), CFO Patrick Pichette emphasized that the company was looking for growth in all areas.<p>Although it grew its workforce by over 5,800 people over the year, an analyst on the quarterly conference …

And the world's safest city is... | CNN Travel

7 Biggest Problems of Reverse Culture Shock

These are things you don't really take time to consider before returning home. You're too excited at the idea of seeing your much loved and much missed friends and family.<p>Reverse culture shock, re-entry shock, re-whatever-you-want-to-call-it-shock. I'm sure if you have studied abroad, are planning …

Culture Shock

The best Gmail app for the iPhone is now made by Microsoft

Outlook. Yes, Outlook.<p>Gmail is the world's most popular email service, and the iPhone, as if this week didn't make it abundantly clear, is the world's most popular smartphone. The two have been around for years and years, however the experience of using them together has never been particularly …

The Best Spots in the World to Be Naked

Because showing up naked to Wednesday-night volleyball is almost never received as well as you'd hope (even if the hot setter is wearing a "Co-ed Naked Volleyball" tee), here's a guide to the best -- and most welcoming -- places in the world to let it all hang out.<p><i>By Sophie-Claire Hoeller</i><p>Because …

Eva Green

Flash is dead, and YouTube dealt the killing blow

Will anyone miss Flash when it’s gone? Maybe, if these internet hits spark some nostalgia<p>Flash is dead, long live Fl– actually, no, scratch that, Flash really <i>is</i> dead and it deserved to die. Flash is terrible.<p>The killer blows to Adobe’s multimedia browser plugin were delivered this week in a one-two …

Internet Explorer

The 10 Sexiest Neighborhoods in America

We already told you about the sexiest neighborhoods in the world. And while strolling the beaches of Ipanema sounds just dandy this time of year, the cost of a plane ticket to Brazil -- or any of those other places -- does not. But hey, we have plenty of sexy 'hoods, from New York to California, …

Florida

Google to change privacy policy following UK probe

Google has agreed to play ball with UK regulators to change how it collects user data in the country.<p>In a notice released Friday, the UK's Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) announced that Google will "make further changes to its privacy policy to ensure it meets the requirements of the Data …

Modeling Suspects' Faces Using DNA From Crime Scenes

But can it work well enough to generate reliable leads?<p>This winter, a biotechnology company began offering a whole new service to police departments. Virginia-based Parabon NanoLabs' Snapshot service allows police to send Parabon NanoLabs DNA samples taken from crime scenes. From that DNA, the …

Where Itching Comes From

The science behind what makes people scratch<p>Semanza lived in the Rukungiri region of rural Uganda. He suffered such unbearable itching that continuous scratching with his fingernails did not afford him even temporary relief. His solution was to break a clay pot and use the rough edge of one of its …

2014 in review: the year women characters ruled

This year, I've had the honor of meeting and playing as some incredible fictional heroes. They were almost all women.<p>When I look back at the most interesting, memorable characters of 2014, they are almost all women. From an engineer lost in space, to an ensemble crew of ass-kicking women in a high …

‘Star Wars,’ ‘Avengers,’ ‘Mad Max: Fury Road’: 15 must-see movies of 2015 | Hero Complex – movies, comics, pop culture – Los Angeles Times

Here's a look at 15 genre releases slated for 2015. (Handout)<p>Mila Kunis stars as Jupiter Jones in "Jupiter Ascending." (Warner Bros.)<p>A poster for "Chappie." (Sony Pictures)<p>Tris (Shailene Woodley) and Four (Theo James) in "The Divergent Series: Insurgent." (Andrew Cooper / Lionsgate)<p>Aaron …

Movies

11 Foods That Crush Cravings

Squash your appetite before it gets out of control.<p><i>This article was adapted from</i> The HD Diet <i>and provided by our partners at Rodale News.</i><p>A food is considered hydrophilic if it fills up with water and, in turn, fills you up, satisfying your appetite. The term originated from the Greek words for water …

Nutrition

2014 in review: the worst depictions of women in gaming this year

The industry made a tiny little half-step in the right direction where the representation of women was concerned in 2014.<p>There were a few great woman protagonists (like Amanda Ripley from <i>Alien: Isolation</i>) and solid side characters (like Amita from <i>Far Cry 4</i>, Ilona from <i>Call of Duty</i>). <i>Dragon Age:</i> …

Room temp or refrigerate? 14 foods to always store in the fridge

This helpful guide will let you quickly determine how to store some of your most used foods to optimize freshness.<p>To store in the fridge or not? That is the question most of us ask about several common kitchen items and leftovers.<p>Don't feel foolish if you frequently wind up stumped — so do the rest …

The Worst Video Games of 2014

Video game developers reached spectacular heights in 2014, creating games that entertained, enlightened, and elevated the medium.<p>These are not those games.<p>These are the losers, the stinkers, the games that wasted the time and money of everyone involved. These games aren’t just boring or buggy, but …

Angelina Jolie relies on 'sweat equity' in making 'Unbroken'

Angelina Jolie had directed only one film before she decided to adapt Laura Hillenbrand's "Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption." Jolie's retelling of the heroic tale of Louis Zamperini was a big step up from her first feature, the $10-million, Bosnia-set art house …

The Best DIY Projects Of 2014

From hacked beer cans to drivable fish tanks, these are the coolest, craziest projects of the year<p>Makers enjoyed a particularly fruitful year in 2014. They created projects ranging from the simple to the complex, the small to the large, and the useful to the bat$&*t crazy. In celebration of that …

Balkan Playground

Project info<p>This is a story about identification of people and places. The story about what Balkans are today. One of the definitions of the Balkans is a geographical one, describing the countries on the Balkan Peninsula south of the River Danube. Another describes the Balkans as Slavic states …

7 of the Craziest Predictions for the Future, From the Past

Back in 1992, in a special issue of TIME devoted to predicting what to expect in the new millennium, writer Lance Morrow waxed philosophical about …

Films of 2015: they’re worth the wait

Photograph: Allstar/Disney/Lucasfilm<p>Press shots have been released for Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens, but the film doesn’t hit cinemas until the end of …

Books of the year 2014

It is New Year’s Day and I should be looking forward but I’ve been busy – and delayed by the flu – so I’m not yet done looking back. Listed below with potted reviews are the 23 books I read in 2014. This continues a tradition I started last year, when I decided to read less internet and more …

7 Ways To Travel Smarter In 2015

We've always loved a good travel hack, whether it's the secret to a smaller suitcase or the trick that gets cheaper plane tickets every time.<p>We asked the pros at CheapAir -- and sifted through our favorite hacks -- for 7 tricks that will make 2015 the year you FINALLY get out there, and on a trip …

10 Great Movies About New Beginnings

The New Year is upon us. It's a time of new beginnings; a time to start over and make this year better than the last. That's the goal at least, …

Hillary Clinton's point of no return

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> As Democrats close to Hillary Clinton recover from their New Year's Eve celebrations and flip their calendar to 2015, many will notice a seemingly unimportant date is fast approaching.<p>For months, pro-Clinton Democrats have pointed to early January -- particularly Jan. 15 -- as a …