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Iran rocked by abuse allegations against top Qur'an reciter

Complainants use banned media outlets to accuse Saeed Toosi of sexually abusing them when they were aged 12 to 13<p>Iran has been shaken by scandalous allegations against a top Qur’an reciter, who is accused of sexually abusing underage trainees, in the first case of its kind to cast a spotlight on …

South Asia

Swimming with newborn whales: 'Hey, will you play with me?' – in pictures

With the humpback calving season drawing to a close, here’s a look at some of Rita Kluge’s distinctive marine photos from the south Pacific. The Sydney-based photographer tells the Guardian she fell in love with whales after witnessing southern rights from the New South Wales coastline as they …

New South Wales

Christian bakers who refused to make 'gay cake' lose discrimination appeal

<b>(CNN) —</b> Christian bakers who refused to make a cake that supported same-sex marriage lost their appeal of the ruling that found they discriminated against the man who ordered the cake.<p>A Northern Ireland appeal court Monday upheld the 2015 ruling against Ashers Baking Company, saying it "had …


New York's Halloween dog parade 2016 – in pictures


Industrial scars: The environmental cost of consumption – in pictures

Environmental artist J Henry Fair captures the beauty and destruction of industrial sites to illustrate the hidden impacts of the things we buy – the polluted air, destroyed habitats and the invisible carbon heating the planet<p>‘Beauty and horror’ in the industrially scarred landscapes of south Wales

Fort McMurray

Landscape photographer of the year awards – in pictures

A selection of prizewinning images from the Take a View 2016 photography awards

Landscape Photography

Fugitive police chief in Mexico arrested in case of 43 missing students

<b>(CNN) —</b> One of the "probable masterminds" of the disappearance of 43 Mexican students was arrested Friday morning after being on the lam for more than two years, according to Mexican officials.<p>The announcement was made by Mexico's National Security Commission via Twitter.<p>"(We) have executed the …


Here Is Why You Need To Delete Your Yahoo Account

Security experts recommend that you delete your Yahoo account following recent revelations on the company’s security policy.<p>According to a recent …

This Rare Photograph Shows Abraham Lincoln Delivering His First Inaugural Address

You probably can’t see him, but Abraham Lincoln is there, under that portico in the picture above, delivering his first inaugural address—the famous …

Kiss the sky: psychedelic posters of the 60s and 70s – in pictures

The late publishing legend Felix Dennis had a passionate hobby: collecting deliriously psychedelic music posters of the 1960s and 70s, advertising Hendrix, Yoko Ono and the Who among others

San Francisco

The 11 most endangered historic places in America – in pictures

A Louisiana steamboat, a Latino neighborhood and a shopping strip are some of the places identified as most at risk in the annual list issued by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The list is used to raise awareness of the threats to some of the country’s architectural and cultural …

Great Britain’s most remote inhabited island - in pictures

Foula in the Shetland Islands has a population of just 30, and is designated as a special protection area for birds, a national scenic area and a site of special scientific interest for its plants, birds and geology<p>Jon Henley on Living at the edge of the world

Travel Photography

'The Situation ... Is Truly Catastrophic'; Hurricane Matthew Slams Into Haiti

<b>Updated at 4:45 p.m. ET with further states of emergency in the U.S.</b><p>Hurricane Matthew crashed into southwestern Haiti as a Category 4 storm Tuesday morning, dumping rain and scouring the land with maximum sustained winds of 145 miles per hour.<p>It is the first Category 4 storm to make landfall in …


113 years and counting: World's oldest man celebrates bar mitzvah

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> The world's oldest man, Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal, celebrated his bar mitzvah this weekend -- 100 years late.<p>Born in Poland in 1903, Kristal studied Hebrew and Jewish law as a youngster. But he missed his bar mitzvah -- a Jewish coming-of-age ceremony celebrated when a …


Happy National Ghost Hunting Day!

Teams of paranormal investigators throughout America will be joining forces this evening to commemorate the first-ever National Ghost Hunting …

Indigenous rock art in remote Western Australia – in pictures

A team of archaeologists and geochronologists from the University of Western Australia recorded more than 250 rock art sites in the remote east Kimberley<p>• Kimberley’s hidden world of Indigenous rock art revealed by researchers


America’s Search for Happiness Is Driving Us Crazy

A new book by journalist Ruth Whippman investigates the American "happiness industrial complex" and our growing obsession with contentment.<p>America is an insanely anxious country. Forty million Americans — nearly one in five of us — has been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder. One World Health …

7 bee species listed as endangered for the first time in U.S.

HONOLULU — Federal authorities on Friday added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii's only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species …


Ethiopia's tribes – in pictures

Globalisation and development are impacting heavily on the tribes living in the Omo Valley. Human rights groups fear for their future if they are forced to scatter, give up traditional ways of living through loss of land or the ability to keep cattle


Virtual reality helps Germany catch last Nazi war criminals

Lack of knowledge no longer an excuse as precise 3D model of Auschwitz, showing gas chambers and crematoria, helps address atrocities<p>German prosecutors and police have developed 3D technology to help them catch the last living Nazi war criminals with a highly precise model of Auschwitz.<p>The virtual …

Google Earth

Twenty-one states file suit against Obama to stop another end run around Congress

President Obama is doing anything but closing out his lame duck term quietly. On the contrary he’s doing yet another end run around both the U.S. Congress and all 50 states, imposing yet another mandate that will cost money and jobs, possibly forcing states to raise taxes as well.<p>Twenty-one states …

The Latest: Bill Clinton, Netanyahu meet in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on funeral preparations and a nation in mourning at the death of Israel's ninth President, Shimon Peres (all times local):<p>9:45 p.m.<p>Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with former U.S. President Bill Clinton ahead of the funeral for former Israeli President Shimon Peres.<p>…


MH17 victims' son says ending Ukraine conflict more important than placing blame

‘Finger pointing and blame and inflaming tensions between Russia and the west is not helping anyone,’ Paul Guard says ahead of the criminal inquiry results<p>An Australian man who lost both his parents aboard Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 believes ending the Ukraine conflict should be higher priority …


FBI head: Extremism apparent influence in Minnesota attack

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday that the man who stabbed and wounded 10 people in a central Minnesota mall before he was shot and killed by an off-duty police officer appears to have been inspired, at least in part, by extremist ideology.<p>While testifying for hours before …


3D-printed 'hyperelastic bone' could be the future of reconstructive surgery

New material is promising, but has yet to be tested in humans<p>A new synthetic material called hyperelastic bone, or HB, could be "the next breakthrough" in reconstructive surgery, new research shows. The HB can be implanted under the skin as a scaffold for new bone to grow on, or used to replace …

3D Printing

N.C. Gov. declares state of emergency following violent Charlotte protests

Police clashed with civilians during a protest in Charlotte, leaving multiple officers injured. Charlotte officials issued a correction, stating the reports of a civilian dying during the protest is incorrect, rather the person is on life support.<p><i>Corrections and clarifications: An earlier version</i> …


Beijing warns US to stay out of South China Sea dispute

Obama hits back by telling Asian leaders China must abide by the international tribunal ruling that its claims to the area have no legal basis<p>China has sent a coded warning to the United States to stay out of the South China Sea dispute after Beijing was again accused of building permanent …