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How to check if your Airbnb host is secretly filming you

It's straight out of a nightmare. You're staying in an Airbnb with your partner on a romantic getaway, and discover as you're packing up to leave …

A teen went missing for days — and was found with a soccer coach hundreds of miles from home

By Marwa Eltagouri<p>Marwa Eltagouri<p>General assignment reporter<p>Bio<p>The mother of a Florida teenager who was found in New York days after her disappearance with a 27-year-old soccer coach from her school was overcome with relief Monday as she addressed reporters at a news conference.<p>Her daughter, …

New York State

This Neighborhood in Canada Looks Like Something Straight Out of a Holiday Movie (Video)

Across the world, towns and cities are festooning their streets with lights, decking their halls with holly, and hosting all kinds of holiday …

Coats

North Korean soldier’s survival is ‘truly a miracle,’ says American rescue crew

By Anna Fifield<p>Anna Fifield<p>Beijing bureau chief.<p>Email Bio Follow<p>TOKYO — When the injured soldier was loaded onto into the Black Hawk helicopter, Sgt. 1st Class Gopal Singh, on his last mission as a flight medic, said a prayer. He did not think the man, who had been shot five times, was going to …

North Korea

FBI arrests 70-year-old US woman who tested homemade ricin on fellow retirement home residents

A 70-year-old woman living in a Vermont retirement home passed her time experimenting with homemade ricin, even testing it on fellow residents, the Justice Department said Friday.<p>No one had apparently been killed by Betty Miller's activities at the bucolic Wake Robin retirement home in Shelburne, …

The Libyan Slave Trade Has Shocked the World. Here’s What You Should Know

A video of men appearing to be sold at auction in Libya for $400 has shocked the world and focused international attention on the exploitation of …

Unconscious Patient With 'Do Not Resuscitate' Tattoo Causes Ethical Conundrum at Hospital

When an unresponsive patient arrived at a Florida hospital ER, the medical staff was taken aback upon discovering the words “DO NOT RESUSCITATE” …

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry relationship exposes 'quiet' racism

World<p>LONDON — Disparaging reactions to Prince Harry's relationship with actress Meghan Markle have highlighted the racism and class snobbery that persist in British society.<p>The American will become the first person who identifies as biracial to join the upper echelons of the U.K.'s royal family …

Royal Family

Auschwitz inmate's notes from hell finally revealed

<b>Chilling testimony from an Auschwitz inmate forced to help the Nazi murder squads has finally been deciphered, thanks to painstaking detective work and digital imaging.</b><p>On scraps of notepaper Marcel Nadjari, a Greek Jew, described how thousands of Jews were herded into the gas chambers daily. He saw …

Kim Jong-un’s half-brother knew exactly how he was going to die

The assassination of Kim Jong-nam might have taken many by surprise, but the victim in fact knew his days were numbered.<p>At the time of his murder in a Kuala Lumpur airport in February, the half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un was carrying on him an antidote for VX, the fast-acting nerve …

Butt Play Could Keep the Doctor Away

More than ever before, men are waking up to the benefits of prostate massage. But experts say more research is needed to truly unleash the power of the prostate.<p>Forrest Andrews discovered his professional calling in his butt.<p>“I had prostatitis starting back in my late 20s,” he said. The …

A Hungry Little Otter Opens the Refrigerator to Search Inside for a Hidden Stash of Yummy Fish

In August 2017, an absolutely adorable Asian small clawed otter named Cartel hilariously walked up to the family refrigerator, opened the door and …

Otters

Once upon a sexual assault … it’s not outrageous for fairytales to get a modern update | Stephanie Merritt

Sleeping Beauty’s roots lie in a story of rape – and when stories strongly shape children’s sense of gender role and agency then old tropes may need reimagining<p>•Stephanie Merritt is an author, and former deputy literary editor of the Observer<p>When is it acceptable for a man to foist himself on a …

Take a Literary Tour of the U.S. with These 50 State-Set Books

Harper Lee<p><b>Alabama</b><p>This Pulitzer Prize winner from Harper Lee is one of the great American novels. Fifty years after its publication, its ruminations on race, injustice, and morality remain as relevant as ever, and crusading attorney Atticus Finch is one of literature’s finest characters.<p>Jack</b> …

Books

'Mudbound' Has More To Say About Whiteness In America Than Any Other Trump-Era Movie

A person doesn't have to be hateful in order to be racist.<p>The new Netflix movie “Mudbound,” directed by Dee Rees, is an epic about race in the Deep South in the aftermath of World War II. It is also, in a way, about something that happened a few weeks ago.<p>“The other day,” Rees told me recently, “I …

Women of Color

Tokyo, Once a Cigarette Haven, Could Finally Kick Out the Smokers

TOKYO — This is a compliant city. During rush hour, a horde of commuters exiting a subway platform will not dare step onto a staircase labeled “down.” Nobody jaywalks. People don’t litter. Train operators apologize when their trains are seconds late — or even early.<p>A manager at the gym where I work …

Is a Japan Rail Pass Worth It?

Travelling by train is one of the things we love most about Japan. There’s an extensive network, the trains are spacious and comfortable, and they</i> …

A drug cartel put a bounty on his head. He barely escaped from a car trunk at the border.

By Kyle Swenson<p>Kyle Swenson<p>Reporter for Morning Mix<p>Email Bio Follow<p>As the white sedan rolled through the border, officially passing from the United States into Mexico at the Naco Port of Entry in Arizona, the car’s trunk thumped open and a man struggled out.<p>Handcuffed and duct-taped, still …

Crime

Here's How the End of Net Neutrality Will Change the Internet

Internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon may soon be free to block content, slow video-streaming services from rivals, and offer “fast …

Silent Sub: Time Is the Enemy as Argentina Hunts a Lost Vessel

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina — It was a routine mission to interdict illegal fishing boats off the coast of Patagonia.<p>The first hint of trouble came shortly after 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, when the captain of the Argentine Navy’s ARA San Juan submarine called his home port to report damage to the …

This Brilliant Confession by a Former Troll is a Perfect Outline for How to Deal With Online Haters

In his words: 'To defeat the troll we must understand the troll.'<p>Paul Jun once teamed up with several others to kill every single person at a wedding.<p>It wasn't a "real" wedding, of course--it was a ceremony that took place in the video game World of Warcraft.<p>Still, the spirit of the attack was …

The "Lord of the Rings" of Chinese literature is finally being translated into English

The world imagined by Chinese writer Jin Yong is one which celebrates loyalty, courage, and the triumph of the individual over a corrupt and authoritarian state—carried out by no less than heroes who fly through trees and deliver deadly blows to their enemies with a single finger.<p>It’s a world …

Martial Arts

Anti-LGBT politician resigns after being 'caught having sex with man in his office'

An Ohio lawmaker who routinely touted his Christian faith and anti-LGBT views has resigned after being caught having sex with a man in his office.<p>Wes …

LGBTQI

Frilled Shark Photos, Video: Prehistoric Deep-Sea Monster Caught On Camera Again

The recent catch of a frilled shark (Chlamydoselachus anguineus) by researchers off the coast of Portugal has once again dragged this prehistoric …

Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 500

TEHRAN — Iranians dug through rubble in a frantic search for survivors on Monday, after a powerful earthquake struck near the Iraqi border, killing more than 500 people and injuring thousands of others in the world’s deadliest earthquake so far this year.<p>The quake, recorded at 9:48 p.m. on Sunday, …

How to Clean Leather in 4 Simple Steps

1. Gather Your Supplies<p>Here’s what you’ll need:<p>3 clean cloths<br>• 2 bowls of clean, warm water<br>• Dish soap<p><b>As a note, if you’re looking for a specialized</b> …

Spain's Slice of Africa: The Vacation Spot Even Spaniards Don't Know About

“Where’s that?” asks my friend when I tell him about my upcoming trip. “Why are you going there?” inquires the ticket vendor at the ferry station, …

Ceuta

This Nightmare Shark With a Snake Head And 300 Teeth Is Absolutely Horrifying

Found off the coast of Portugal.<p>Maybe it's time we <i>Homo sapiens</i> reevaluated our relationship with the oceans of the world.<p>It has been a good few …

Fish

Manhattan’s Most Celebrity-Filled Apartment Blocks

WWD looks at apartment blocks in the city that are attracting celebrities in their droves.<p>As a plethora of A-list celebrities continue to keep moving …

How colonial violence came home: the ugly truth of the first world war

The Great War is often depicted as an unexpected catastrophe. But for millions who had been living under imperialist rule, terror and degradation were nothing new. By Pankaj Mishra<p>‘Today on the Western Front,” the German sociologist Max Weber wrote in September 1917, there “stands a dross of …

African-American News