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Gaza toll soars as Israeli raids continue

A total of 121 Palestinians have died in Israel's five-day bombardment of Gaza as Hamas continued to launch rockets into central Israel and the US offered to help broker a truce.<p>A dozen Palestinians were killed by Israeli attacks overnight on Saturday in the occupied Gaza Strip, emergency services …

Singapore bans gay penguin book

Singapore has ordered the destruction of a children's book inspired by a real-life story of two male penguins raising a baby chick in New York's zoo after it was deemed inappropriate.<p>The National Library Board, which runs 26 public libraries in Singapore, pulled the book from the shelves this …

Israel bomb hits disabled centre in Gaza

At least four people have been reported killed in a bomb strike on a rehabilitation centre for the disabled in Gaza, medical sources say, as the toll from Israel's bombardment of the Palestinian territory reaches 151.<p>Three patients and a nurse were killed in the explosion on Saturday in Jabaliya, …

Merkel urges US 'not to spy on partners'

Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, says new allegations of US spying show Berlin and Washington are completely at odds over how they view the role of intelligence, and she hopes German action will persuade the US not to spy on partners.<p>Merkel's comments to German broadcaster ZDF on Saturday came …

Dozens of women killed in Baghdad raid

Armed men have killed 25 women and wounded at least eight people while storming two buildings in a residential Baghdad compound, Iraqi police and government sources say.<p>The AFP news agency reported quoting the officials that the compound was being used for prostitution.<p>"Twenty-five women were …

The 20 photographs of the week: the World Cup from the streets of Brazil

In this week's gallery of the best photojournalism from the week, we focus on the protests, celebrations, and daily life on the streets of Brazil during the World Cup

World Cup 2014: Germany and Argentina's previous finals – in pictures

With Germany and Argentina about to face each other for the third time in a World Cup final, we take a look back at their two previous encounters

Christie: Marriage debate not over

NASHVILLE — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie said Saturday that the GOP shouldn’t stop debating same-sex marriage, despite shifting national attitudes and a string of court decisions that have overturned gay marriage bans.<p>“I don’t think there’s some referee who stands up and says, ‘OK, now it’s time …

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20 Iconic Rock Star Move GIFs

On YouTube, you'll find dozens of people playing guitar with their teeth – yet only one of them is famous for it: Jimi Hendrix. The very best rock …

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BREAKING: Lawmaker close to Kremlin tweets that Edward #Snowden has accepted Venezuela's asylum offer.

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The Epic Battle for To Kill a Mockingbird: Inside Harper Lee’s Courtroom Drama

As Harper Lee wages a courtroom battle against her literary agent, Samuel Pinkus, who allegedly duped her into signing over to him the copyright to <i>To Kill a Mockingbird</i>, <i>Vanity Fair</i>contributing editor Mark Seal speaks to Lee’s friends and intimates for an explosive August-issue story. “I used to …

The world must hear from Edward Snowden again

In the case of Edward Snowden and the secret surveillance abuses that he has exposed, it's us against them. But who is "us" and who is "them?"<p>This …

Edward Snowden arrives in Moscow

Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, has arrived in Moscow after Hong Kong authorities allowed him to leave despite a US request for his arrest.<p>In …

Not yet a hurricane, but Chantal still wreaks havoc in Caribbean

Fast-moving Tropical Storm Chantal raced toward the small islands of the Lesser Antilles on Tuesday, with residents of St. Lucia shuttering schools and preparing to close the island's two airports as it neared.<p>The storm was centered about 45 miles north-northwest of Barbados around 8 a.m. EDT …

Is Snowden Headed to Venezuela?

Ben Affleck, Emma Stone, and Bradley Cooper on *Vanity Fair’*s Hollywood Cover

It’s one for the history books—more than 75 different stars were photographed for *Vanity Fair’*s 19th Hollywood Portfolio, shot by Bruce Weber as the famed photographer’s definitive tribute to the town. Enfolding Tom Hanks and Halle Berry, Amy Adams and Jonah Hill, Selena Gomez and Alan Arkin, …

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Bendtner to hold final Frankfurt talks

Mou guarantees United want Pogba to stay<p>Transfers about an hour ago<p>Read<p>Griezmann 'cheap' at €100m - Filipe Luis<p>Transfers 5 hours ago<p>Read<p>Chelsea to …

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Guillermo del Toro describes Hellboy 3 as very unlikely

<b>There’s been a lot of chatter of late surrounding the likelihood or otherwise of a third Hellboy movie, but according to Guillermo del Toro, the</b> …

Guillermo del Toro

Best New Apps: Snapseed

Easy and powerful photo editing, whether you know your way around a color curve or not<p>We expect only the basics from mobile apps, but Snapseed proves that it doesn’t take multi-level menus and toolbars to make a powerful image editor. The app’s secret lies in a series of simple, smart tools that …