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Democrats end House sit-in protest over gun control

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Democrats decided to end their day-long sit-in protest on the House floor over gun control Thursday.<p>Rep. John Lewis, who launched the sit-in Wednesday morning that eventually drew 170 lawmakers, lit up social media, and infuriated House Republicans -- but spurred no legislative …

Guns

Stephen Hawking wants to use lasers to propel a tiny spaceship to Alpha Centauri

When famed astrophysicist Stephen Hawking and Russian tech tycoon Yuri Milner announced a $100 million hunt for alien life last year, they pledged to inject a whole lot of funding and brain power into the search for extraterrestrial intelligence. At a news conference Tuesday, the duo announced …

Stephen Hawking

A Torta della Nonna that My Nonna Never Made

The Torta della Nonna is <i>the</i> trifecta: shortbread, pastry cream with subtle hints of lemon and vanilla, and <i>pinoli</i> (pine nuts). Then again, you could cover a shoe in the pastry cream and I'd eat it. Whatever the secret is, it's delicious. After researching briefly where the name "Grandmother’s Cake" …

Best of the best in 2015: The year's biggest photography competition winners

A photo of a gay couple sharing an intimate moment in St Petersburg, Russia, was selected as the World Press Photo of the Year. The winning picture …

Pictures of the Week 11.12.15

Pianist Plays 'Imagine' Outside Besieged Paris Concert Venue

A man brought his piano to the Paris concert venue where authorities say more than 100 people were killed on Friday to play John Lennon’s world-peace …

France

Pictures of the Week 10.15.15

Dance

Danish police won’t stop migrants heading to Sweden; Hungarian police capture over 3,300 migrants

Denmark's police chief says his officers have been ordered not to stop hundreds of refugees and migrants who have entered the country via Germany.<p>Jens Henrik Hoejbjerg says it is purely a police decision, adding Danish officers "can't detain foreigners who do not want to seek asylum (in …

Six people reported killed in Gaza clashes

<b>(CNN) —</b> Six people were killed in clashes Friday across Gaza and 30 others were injured, according to Gaza medical sources, as tensions between Israelis and Palestinians continued to grow.<p>Five of those injured are in critical condition, the sources said.<p>The clashes in Gaza follow what has appeared …

Israel

Indian housemaid's arm cut off by Saudi employer, woman's sister says

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> A Saudi employer chopped off the right arm of an Indian domestic worker after she complained to police that the employer was mistreating her, the woman's sister said Friday.<p>Kasthuri Munirathinam, 58, was employed by a Saudi household in Riyadh three months ago, her sister S. …

Saudi Arabia

2016 Election: Washington Post Reporter Calls Race ‘Surreal’ and ‘Twisty-Turny’

<i>The 2016 race for president is fully underway. On the Democratic side, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains embroiled in an email controversy, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders continues to rise in the polls, and Vice President Joe Biden is deciding whether or not to jump into the race. On</i> …

Small and Speedy Mitakon 25mm f/0.95 Lens Coming for MFT Cameras

Shenyang-based camera lens manufacturer Zhongyi is taking to Facebook to give a sneak peek of its latest creation, a Mitakon 25mm f/0.95 pancake lens …

Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Flight Promises Lighter, Simpler, More Powerful Flying Cameras

The easily customizable new platform is looking to provide a substantial boost to the drone market.<p>Qualcomm, the world’s leading developer of chips for smartphones, today unveiled a platform for consumer drones that it says can make the flying vehicles lighter and less complex while supporting the …

Australian taxi drivers rally against Uber and promise strikes

Frustrated taxi drivers took to the steps of Victoria's state parliament in Melbourne on Thursday to protest the ride-share service Uber.<p>Around 400 …

Australia

Russia raises stakes on Syria ahead of U.N. meeting in New York | Reuters

MOSCOW (Reuters) - By refusing to clarify the scale of its military presence in Syria, Russia keeps the West fearing a considerable build-up to win a stronger bargaining position when world powers sit down to talks on the conflict, Western diplomats in Moscow said.<p>A participant hold images of …

Russia

Samsung and HTC are poised to reclaim the biggest show in mobile

Just a couple of years ago it seemed like Mobile World Congress, the biggest annual event in the mobile industry, was losing its luster. Worried that …

World’s Most Powerful Camera Accidentally Captures a Picture of Comet Lovejoy

Until the 3.2-gigapixel LSST camera is launched in Chile, the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera (also in Chile) is the world’s most powerful camera. …