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Miaow! Row over harm done by domestic cats sends fur flying

A book about the destructive impact of domestic cats on wildlife has sent fur flying, setting its authors at loggerheads with British conservationists over whether the country’s moggies should be kept under house arrest.<p>The book, Cat Wars, calls for the activity of cats to be controlled in a bid to …

Pets

Ahmad Rahami's sister 'posted radical material online' as police question what friends and family knew

The sister of the New York bomber was revealed on Wednesday to have seemingly posted a stream of anti-American and jihadist rhetoric online, as questions were mounting about how the FBI came to dismiss repeated concerns about Ahmad Rahami.<p>Aziza Rahami, who is believed to have lived with the rest of …

Extremism

Brangelina: Why Are We Invested in Celebrity Couples and Devastated When They Split?

In his great letter from Reading Gaol, <i>De Profundis</i>, Oscar Wilde bitterly chastises Lord Alfred Douglas, his former lover, with a terrible accusation. …

A ‘nuclear’ pickle recipe from Ukraine

Every year, my son spends half the summer in Ukraine with my parents. He has a ritual: as soon as he wakes up, sun glaring and white-hot at 8am, he runs into the garden, straight to the cucumber plant. My mum taught him how to twist them at the stem gently, so as not to pull on the whole plant, and …

Spices

New rape allegations, new scrutiny for UNC misconduct policy

<b>(CNN) —</b> Frustrated with the University of North Carolina's handling of sexual violence reports, five women took matters into their own hands by going public with their stories and pursuing justice through other means.<p>Sound familiar? Maybe to those following the story of Delaney Robinson this week. …

Title IX

Philadelphia gunman left rambling letter, police commissioner says

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Philadelphia man who went on a fatal shooting spree left an elliptical letter titled "Doomed" depicting a hatred for law enforcement but leaving few other clues about the rampage, the police commissioner said Saturday.<p>"It was a bunch of rantings that was tantamount to rambling so it …

Law Enforcement

Female migrants are 'selling sex to pay for their entry to the UK' in the Calais Jungle where the sexual abuse of children is 'commonplace'

• <b>Sexual abuse is rife among migrants in the refugee camps in France</b>• <b><br>The National Crime Agency's memo cites Unicef report highlighting issues</b>• <b><br>Children</b> …

Selling

Samsung faces suit after Florida man suffered burns from Note 7 explosion

Samsung’s move to recall nearly one million units of the Galaxy Note 7 sold in the US may have come late for a Florida man who suffered a second-degree burn after the device allegedly exploded in his pocket.<p>Jonathan Strobel has sued Samsung Electronics for the incident, the latest in a series of …

Mobile

New violence in Syria threatens cease-fire, as U.S. and Russia blame each other

BEIRUT — A U.S.-Russian cease-fire deal for Syria was on the brink of collapse Sunday after a week of mishaps and setbacks that exposed the fragility of the plan.<p>The cease-fire is premised on a series of trust-building exercises that were intended to culminate Monday in the launch of preparations …

Middle East