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Myanmar fisherman goes home after 22 years as a slave

TUAL (Indonesia) - All he did was ask to go home. The last time the Burmese slave made the same request, he was beaten almost to death. But after …

Burma

Several hot afternoons and below-average rainfall predicted for July

SINGAPORE: Several warm afternoons with maximum temperatures around 34 degrees Celsius can be expected in the first half of July, according to the …

Rainfall

Boy had been on park swing two days when he was found dead, officials say - The Washington Post

The story was chilling and heartbreaking: A 3-year-old boy was found dead in a Southern Maryland park, his mother pushing him on the swing.

More than a month after Ji’Aire Donnell Lee’s death, the Charles County Sheriff’s Office revealed more terrible details: Ji’Aire was alive when his mother put …

Discover our neighbourhoods in the July issue

If you live in the east, the grass isn’t greener on the other side. It’s more a dirty shade of brown. I realised that only a few months after I moved …

Neighbourhood

Girl Scouts Will Get Along Just Fine Without Transgender-Hating Bigot Bucks, Thank You

As you are all aware, the Girl Scouts is a super badass organization. Its leadership is SO liberal, the Scouts are turning all of America’s girls …

New CEO for Singapore Art Museum

SINGAPORE — The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) has appointed marketing and arts management specialist Leng Tshua, 51, as its new chief executive officer …

Museums

How 7 things that have nothing to do with rape perfectly illustrate the concept of consent

In 2013, Zerlina Maxwell ignited a firestorm of controversy when she strongly recommended we stop telling women how to not get raped.

Here are her …

Gender

“Star Of Bethlehem” Visible on June 30th for the First Time in 2,000 Years.

The conjunction of these two planets has been building throughout the month of June and the result will be a dazzling bright spectacular on June 30th.

Space Science

Texas And Other States Fixin’ To Secede From Gay Union

As you could have predicted, for all the celebrations of Friday’s Great Big Supreme Court decision, it’s now time for the foot-dragging by people who …

Texas

Here's a Fairly Comprehensive List of Anti-Vaccination Celebrities

The battle over SB 277, California’s bill mandating that children must be fully vaccinated to enroll in schools or daycare, has been tough, …

Jenny McCarthy

Chris Christie's Hometown Hates His Guts

Republicans

Bill O'Reilly Mocks Homeless Black People in Worst Fox News Segment Ever

Fox News is a scourge upon common sense, decency and our nation in general. For the most part, we’ve all grown accustomed to their fact twisting and …

Homelessness

Skateboards are the new comb-over for men chasing their youth

Cyril Therien catches the attention of Christina Swift (left) and Dominique Rizzo after rolling up to hot spot Pergola.

In his bespoke Italian suit …

Skateboarding

Please Save the Midlife Crisis Skateboarders of Manhattan

Midlife Crisis

JetBlue Charges a 20 Dollar Bag Fee, Hates Us All

Look at that smug little plane. Just look at it. “WE ARE TAKING ALL YOUR MONEY LOL FOREVER,” it trills, while lounging on the tarmac.It’s true, …

JetBlue

Significant, Prolonged Heat Wave to Blanket Europe Over the Next Week

Most of western and central Europe is on track to experience a dangerous heat wave over the next week, allowing temperatures to soar up to 30 degrees …

Heat Wave

7 destinations for a cheap last-minute Fourth of July getaway

Want to get away for the Fourth? Haven't even started planning yet? Not a problem.

The window of cheap airfare may have closed. But great hotels in great destinations are still available, often at great prices.

The average hotel rate in the U.S. for the Fourth of July weekend is up 11% over this time …

Independence Day

Ben and Jen are no more?! Twitter reacts

After ten yen years of marriage, Hollywood A-list couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner have announced they’re splitting up. The stars released a joint statement shared with USA TODAY:

“After much thought and careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to divorce. We go forward with …

Ben Affleck

Amy Winehouse's Father Mitch Is Full Of Shit

For months, Mitch Winehouse has waged a public battle against Asif Kapadia’s documentary Amy, which premiered in May at the Cannes Film Festival and …

Amy Winehouse

The Saddest Story You Will Ever Read About Keith Urban

Keith Urban is Nicole Kidman’s husband. He is also a relatively famous country singer, though as the below story indicates, he’s a frickin’ superstar …

Keith Urban

Bennifer 2.0 Is Over, For Real This Time

Remember when a “source” said those moving trucks outside of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner’s house weren’t there to move all his shit out and the …

Secret aid worker: 'Has anyone worked out if celebrities are worth the effort?'

At some point, every aid worker involved in a celeb visit has wondered the same thing: how on earth is this my life? How is it that I, a highly experienced humanitarian with an important job to do in an actual emergency, am now trying to source an appropriately cut agency T-shirt for a famously …

Entertainment (UK)

Washington Post encrypts its news website

The Washington Post has begun encrypting parts of its website to make it harder for cyberspies and hackers to monitor the stories users are reading.

The US newspaper said it wanted users to "feel secure", adding that it was the "first major general news organisation" to make such a move.

It …

Surveillance

Affleck and Garner set for divorce

Hollywood stars Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner announce plans to divorce

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Ben Affleck

Were All Those Rainbow Profile Photos Another Facebook Study?

The social network learns more about its users than they might realize.

Facebook, you may have noticed, turned into a rainbow-drenched spectacle following the Supreme Court’s decision Friday that same-sex marriage is a Constitutional right.

By overlaying their profile photos with a rainbow filter, …

Facebook

Greece debt crisis: 'Last-minute talks after new offer'

Last-minute talks are taking place in Athens over whether to accept an offer by creditors allowing Greece to repay part of its debt, Greek media say.

Greece is hours away from a deadline to repay a €1.6bn (£1.1bn) loan to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) - one it may miss.

One of Greece's …

Bailouts

Horoscope - Free Weekly Astrology

While it would be nice to predict what the future has in store, the Magic 8-Ball we’ve been holding onto just doesn’t seem to be doing it for us anymore. Couldn’t it have warned of yesterday’s freak downpour that mysteriously appeared on the morning commute? Reply hazy, try again.

We’re left living …

Astrology

Cuba stamps out mother-to-child HIV

Cuba has successfully eliminated mother-to-child transmission of both HIV and syphilis, the World Health Organization (WHO) says.

The head of the WHO, Dr Margaret Chan, called it one of the greatest public health achievements possible.

It follows years of efforts to give pregnant women early access …

Public Broadcasters

Misty Copeland is first black dancer to lead US ballet group

The American Ballet Theatre has named Misty Copeland its principal dancer - the first time a black ballerina has held the prestigious role.

Ms Copeland, 32, made her debut this month, starring in Swan Lake in New York, one of the most coveted roles in ballet.

In recent years, Ms Copeland has found …

Performing Arts