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14 Women Writers Who Dominate The Universe Of Sci-Fi

Octavia Butler, Madeleine L’Engle, Emily St. John Mandel, Karen Russell and more.<p>In Karen Russell’s “Reeling for the Empire,” a crew of girls are transformed into thread-spinning silkworms, duped by a dark and mysterious man promising a better future. Each girl spends long hours spooling her own …

South Africa Deploys Army to Curb Anti-Foreigner Violence

JOHANNESBURG — South Africa deployed the army on Tuesday in "volatile areas" to curb a wave of anti-immigrant violence that has killed at least seven people this month, the defense minister said.<p>The latest wave of anti-immigrant attacks began almost three weeks ago in parts of the coastal city of …

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Islamic State defaces St George in assault on Christian churches in Iraq

Militants replace cross with black flag and destroy images of England's patron saint<p><b>Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil)</b> militants have released new images showing the destruction of Christian churches in the terror sect's strongholds in northern Iraq.<p>The photos depict groups of fanatics …

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Games Console And Software Sales In Japan Return To 90s Levels

In a recent issue of Famitsu, the last 27 years of Japanese console software and hardware sales were laid bare. In short, console gaming has regressed to where it was at the beginning of the 90s. With the success of mobile gaming in the region thought to be the cause.<p>Now that may sound scary but …

Check out This Man's Badass Beard Sculptures

His motto: "Growing a beard is like growing a baby on your face."<p><b>While on the surface</b>, 30-year-old Isaiah Webb might look like a <i>Portlandia</i> extra, the San Francisco-based Sony employee is in fact the superhero "Incredibeard"—a remarkable man who can shape his facial fuzz into veritable works of art, …

Everyday Racism: Dont play with the Coca Colas

CNN exclusive: Rancher says he's not racist, still defiant over grazing battle

Cliven Bundy -- the Nevada rancher turned conservative folk hero for bucking the federal government's attempts to stop his cattle from grazing on public land -- admits he doesn't understand the bipartisan uproar over his comments suggesting blacks might have been better off under slavery.<p>But in a …

Connecticut Teenager Stabbed To Death After Reportedly Rejecting Prom Proposal

Police said a 16-year-old boy allegedly stabbed Maren Sanchez, 16, in the throat after she turned down his invitation to junior prom. Update: Sanchez died of wounds to her torso and neck, Connecticut's chief medical examiner said Sunday.<p>A Connecticut high school student is dead after being stabbed …

Pinterest embraces nudes as rivals tighten content monitoring

Pinterest will allow more nude images to be published on the popular photo-based social network, even as other social networks like Facebook grapple with how to tighten their moderation of potentially offensive content.<p>The online pinboard site said it was responding to complaints from artists and …

Political prisoners tell UN of N Korea abuses

The United Nations Security Council has been holding talks about cases of alleged human rights abuses in North Korea.<p>Shin Dong-hyuk, who attended the special meeting in New York, says he was born into one of the country's political prison camps in 1982.<p>Shin's book "Escape from Camp 14" describes …

Handcuffed captain defends delay in evacuating sinking South Korean ferry

A South Korean captain, standing in handcuffs before reporters, defended his order to delay the evacuation of his sinking ferry, CNN affiliate YTN reported early Saturday.<p>The news of Lee Joon Seok's arrest in connection with the sinking that left at least 29 people dead and more than 270 missing …

HBO's 'Game of Thrones' Renewed for Two More Seasons – /Film

The characters of <i>Game of Thrones</i> have a habit of dropping dead at the most inopportune times, but <i>Game of Thrones</i> itself is in no danger of getting …

HBO Greenlights Two More Seasons of 'Game of Thrones'

No spoilers here: HBO has renewed <i>Game of Thrones</i> for a fifth and sixth season.<p>What's Dothraki for "obviously"?<p>The show's fourth season premiered …

'The Goonies' Sequel Headed To The Big Screen

Trash Organized Neatly: A Photographer’s Colorful Collection of Discarded Objects

Living in the heart of any metropolis for a decade or longer might require periods of seeking alternate views, scents, and sounds, regardless of how …

Stunning Visuals of Isolated Arctic Locations

Images shot by Brit artist Reuben Wu who is based in London give us some gritty images of abject desolation as he shares some surreal landscapes. An …

50 Mesmerising Nature Photographs you will fall in love with

Astonishing landscapes, stunning visuals from all around our globe. Landscape photographers at their personal best and we have certainly 50 hand …

Black women worried about Army hair regulations

WASHINGTON (AP) — New Army regulations meant to help standardize and professionalize soldiers' appearance are now coming under criticism by some …

We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families: Stories From Rwanda (Bestselling Backlist) 1st Edition, Kindle Edition

<b>An unforgettable firsthand account of a people's response to genocide and what it tells us about humanity.</b><p>This remarkable debut book chronicles what …

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21 Of The Most Beautiful Japanese Cherry Blossom Photos Of 2014

The delicate pink sakura, or cherry blossom, is associated primarily with the culture of its native Japan. These trees blossom throughout Japan every …

Uruguay Considers Using Medical Marijuana To Treat Cocaine Addicts In Prison

NEW YORK -- Uruguay is considering using medical marijuana to treat prison inmates addicted to a crude and cheap form of cocaine, one of the country's top health officials said Thursday at the United Nations.<p>The South American country made headlines last year when it became the first in the world …

Drinking diet soda linked to heart disease

Diet soda’s sweet, nonexistent calories may be better for your waistline than your lifespan, a new study finds.<p>Older women who consume two or more …

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Venezuela university officials decry attacks on students

CARACAS, Venezuela — Officials at Venezuela's largest university called on President Nicolas Maduro on Friday to help protect students after masked pro-government vigilantes attacked a peaceful gathering on campus and injured seven people.<p>Victor Marquez, president of the faculty association at the …