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West Virginia chemical spill leaves 300,000 without tap water | Reuters

CHARLESTON, W., Virginia (Reuters) - Up to 300,000 West Virginia residents spent a second night unable to bathe, shower or drink tap water on Saturday after a chemical spill into the Elk River near the state capital of Charleston, although chemical levels were declining.<p>Local residents pick up …

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Lena Dunham: 'People called me fat and hideous, and I lived'

The uncontested queen of angst, Lena Dunham has made an art form of self-abasement. As her TV show Girls returns for a third series, Simon Hattenstone asks, does all the unflattering exposure, you know, help?<p>Lena Dunham had a panic attack last night. The actor/writer/director/producer started to …

This could be the year we start to save, not slaughter, the shark

The gruesome practice of shark finning – sawing the fins off live sharks in order to make a gourmet soup – appears to be declining following growing western revulsion and a Chinese government crackdown on corruption and extravagant consumption.<p>Six months after China banned the soup from all …

Today marks the 12th anniversary of America's Guantánamo prison disgrace

Today, 11 January, the Guantánamo Bay prison "celebrates" its 12th birthday.<p>In case anyone needs a refresher, $4.7bn has been spent running Guantánamo. Nearly 800 men have been imprisoned, many losing over a decade of their lives. Nine have died. The world will never look at America in the same way …

Spain's Princess Cristina to testify over corruption charges

The daughter of Spain’s King Juan Carlos, Princess Cristina, has agreed to testify over tax fraud and money-laundering charges.<p>In a statement her law firm said: “Her Royal Highness has decided to renounce her right to appeal … and to appear voluntarily before the judge, adding that she absolutely …

Russia says militants seized with bomb in south | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Five members of a banned militant group were arrested in southern Russia on Saturday and a homemade bomb packed with shrapnel was defused, in another security scare weeks before the Winter Olympics in Sochi.<p>Islamist militants have threatened to attack the games and suicide …

BP appeal to stop 'fictitious' U.S. oil spill claims fails | Reuters

(Reuters) - One of BP’s attempts to curb payouts for what it says are “fictitious” and “absurd” claims related to the 2010 Gulf of Mexico oil spill has failed after a legal appeal was rejected by a U.S. court.<p>A hard hat from an oil worker lies in oil from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill on East …

Iran nuclear bill would have consequences, nuclear chief says | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran will have no choice but to step up its uranium enrichment if a bill now moving through parliament is approved, even though it has no current need for such highly-enriched uranium, its nuclear chief said on Saturday.<p>Ali Akbar Salehi reacts upon his arrival to attend the …

Shi'ite-Sunni ceasefire takes hold in north Yemen | Reuters

SANAA (Reuters) - Fighting in north Yemen between Shi’ite Muslim Houthis and Sunni Salafis stopped on Saturday as a ceasefire deal took hold, according to a presidential committee trying to help end the conflict.<p>An artist paints a graffiti depicting men aiming firearms at themselves, in Sanaa …

France's Total to invest in Britain's shale gas quest | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Total is set to become the first major oil company to invest in Britain’s nascent shale gas industry, boosting the industry’s profile in a country seen as one of Europe’s strongest prospects for unconventional oil and gas development.<p>View of the logo of French oil giant Total in …

In war or withdrawal, Sharon marched to his own drum | Reuters

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A maverick in war and politics, Israel’s Ariel Sharon reshaped the Middle East in a career marked by adventurism and disgrace, dramatic reversals and stunning rebounds.<p>Loathed by many Arabs and a divisive figure within Israel, Sharon left his mark on the region as perhaps no …

How Lego could build your daughter's career

It is unfair that I have not grown up to be a leading architect, for it's not as if I didn't put in a long apprenticeship. As a child, I was not one for dolls; I always preferred to build. First, there were Stickle Bricks, those bristly chunks of plastic that look and feel like offcuts from a …

Central African Republic's capital tense as ex-leader heads into exile | Reuters

BANGUI (Reuters) - Central African Republic’s president flew into exile in Benin on Saturday and a new interim team started the process of identifying leaders who might restore order to a nation gripped by months of inter-religious violence.<p>There were hopes that the change of leadership might …

Tonight's Meteor Shower: Live, From Space, It's The Quadrantids

It's early January, and that means it's time for the Quadrantid meteor shower to peak. Despite winter weather that might cloud the skies in some areas, forecasters say this year's event is worth getting up for, citing lunar conditions that will darken the night sky.<p>If you haven't heard of the …

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

10 Things Every Couple Needs To Stop Doing

Most couples develop some bad habits over time that can wreak havoc on the relationship. Here are 10 things every couple needs to stop doing before …

Text Messaging

50 Things a Geek Should Know (Apparently)

Not only is geek culture a lot more popular these days, in some circles it’s even a competition. We’ll entertain the notion, but I suggest we ignore …

Geek

7 Ways to Motivate Others Even You Can Do

If I was a super hero I’d want my super power to be the ability to motivate everyone around me. Think of how many problems you could solve just by …

Motivation

Flowers and What They Symbolize

Whether you're giving or getting a bouquet, it's important to know what the flowers symbolize. This infographic can help make sure you don't miss a …

Infographics

15 Things To Talk About In A Healthy Relationship

Communication is the key to a healthy relationship. However, many people aren’t certain what they should be communicating about. Spend time talking …

Relationships

Clean The Interior of Your Car with a Coffee Filter

Coffee Filters are cheap, and you can buy huge packages of them at the dollar store. Even if you don't brew drip, you can use them for other things, …

Coffee

Don't Ever Hesitate to Do Something

Don’t ever, EVER, hesitate to do something because you are too shy or think you could fail. Not many years away you will look back and be ready to …

Schadenfreude

Anyone Who Keeps the Ability to See Beauty Never Grows Old

Some days you wake up and right when you are going to begin your work, you feel a presence within you that stops you from doing so. You sit down, but …

Motivation

Turn Your Old T-Shirts into Wall Art

If you have an old t-shirt that you love but don't want to wear, or used to wear all the time but is now too small, one way you can continue to …

Never push a loyal person to the point where they no longer care

Leadership

A Man Who Stands For Nothing will Fall For Anything

People Rarely Succeed Unless They have Fun in What They are Doing

Startups