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10 Things You Don't Know About NYC (Even if You Live There!)

We found the wild, weird and wonderful not-so-known sights, sounds and flavors of The Big Apple! Even if you are a New Yorker -- we bet you don't know most of these!<p><b>There is a dirty rectangle on the ceiling of Grand Central Station.</b> When the ceiling of the main concourse was restored in 1994-98, a …

From the archive, 20 September 1952: Charlie Chaplin may be denied re-entry to the US

The Attorney-General announced today that he had ordered an inquiry to determine whether the film star, Charlie Chaplin, should be readmitted to the United States.<p>Charlie Chaplin, a British subject, sailed for Britain with his wife and four children from New York in the Queen Elizabeth on …

Charting: 10 Ankle Boots For the New Season

Whether flat, platform, studded or see-through—there's an ankle boot out there for every taste.<p>Whether flat, platform, studded or suede—there's an ankle boot out there for every taste. Shop our picks for the chicest booties to try this season. Plus, shop 2015's best ankle boots.<p>Courtesy …

Why Don't We Remember Our Infant and Toddler Days?

<i>Why is it difficult to remember things from before 3-5 years of age?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and get insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by Paul King,</i> …

Joan Rivers: A Life in Stylish Pictures

Remembering Joan Rivers and her most stylish moments of all time.<p>Joan Rivers will forever be remembered for her contagious love for fashion—both as a critic and a well-heeled woman. Here, a look back at her most memorable style moments of all time.

Liu Wen, the First Asian Spokesmodel for Estée Lauder, Writes About Changing Beauty Ideals

<i>Beautiful.</i> It’s one of those rare words that describes itself. In Mandarin Chinese, there are two common expressions that capture its meaning: “美丽” (<i>Mei li</i>) or its more informal counterpart,“漂亮” (<i>Piao liang</i>). Both inspire happiness but also invite controversy, for their meanings can be …

Iraq crisis: Shia and Kurdish forces move against IS

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1105000/1105149_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534380898_895ce1f916d6fc56514850749bc3ec46<p><b>Iraqi Shia militias and Kurdish forces are continuing their advance against Islamic State militants after breaking the siege of Amerli in northern</b> …

Middle East

Beijing says no to open elections in Hong Kong

It's a decision thousands of protesters feared.<p>China's powerful National People's Congress Standing Committee voted Sunday to change the way Hong Kong picks its chief executive, ruling that only candidates approved by a nominating committee will be allowed to run.<p>A top Chinese official made clear …

Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

State Department Urges Israel to Reverse West Bank Appropriation

Israel announced a land appropriation in the occupied West Bank that an anti-settlement group termed the biggest in 30 years, drawing a U.S. rebuke. Some 988 acres in the Etzion Jewish settlement bloc near Bethlehem were declared "state land, on the instructions of the political echelon" by the …

Israel

Putin calls for talks on east Ukraine 'statehood'; rebels fire on ship

KIEV/MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko accused Russia on Monday of “direct and undisguised aggression” which he said had radically changed the battlefield balance as Kiev’s forces suffered a further reverse in their war with pro-Moscow separatists.<p>In the latest in a string of …