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The Presidential Selfie Is A Much Bigger Deal Than People Realize

Well, it wasn't a joke. The Presidential selfie at Nelson Mandela's memorial event dominated much of the media, and realistically there will probably be more tomorrow.<p>The AFP photographer who took the photo, Roberto Schmidt, wrote a great blog post about how silly the controversy is, noting among …

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Annoying Airplane Passenger Thinks She's The Only One Who Celebrates Thanksgiving (PHOTOS, TWEETS)

<b>UPDATE 12/3</b>: Elan Gale revealed on his Twitter account on Monday night that his supposed airplane feud with Diane was, in fact, all a ruse.<p><b>PREVIOUSLY</b>: This extremely passive-aggressive airplane feud is one for the ages.<p>It took place on Thanksgiving Day between a middle-aged woman known as "Diane" …

No, Robbie Williams, you're not 49% gay. But you are 100% stupid

If Robbie Williams found himself in my bedroom (an improbable proposition, admittedly) he would likely conclude: "Given the mess and all the clothes on the floor, I'd say this subject is 100% straight."<p>Because the singer – and he is far from alone – seems unable to distinguish stereotype (that …

Black Friday: arrests and violence as shoppers clamour for discounts

'I was ashamed to be English', says one onlooker as stores across the UK cut prices in copy of American post-Thanksgiving tradition<p>They are scenes normally associated with the American shopping sprees that break out after Thanksgiving: crowds jostling to reach discounts; items selling out within …

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Black Friday Turns Dark as Twitter, Websites Track Injuries, Fights, Deaths

It was only a few hours into the annual Black Friday shopping sales this year when the Twitter hashtag #WalmartFights began trending, encouraging …

Obama's goal: Avoid 'Mission Accomplished' moment

Here’s the scenario the Obama administration wants to avoid at all costs on Saturday: It declares the Obamacare website fixed, a bunch of cable news network anchors try to log on again on live TV, and they get more error messages.<p>And suddenly, everyone’s showing that clip of George W. Bush standing …

More laws are needed as religion declines, top judge says

One of Britain's most senior judges said the rapid rise in the number of laws in recent years had been necessary as other modes of social control such as religion and old fashioned morality declined<p>One of Britain’s most senior judges has blamed a decline in religion and traditional moral values for …

12 Cheap Gifts For Photographers (Plus 12 Expensive Ones)

Buying gifts for photographers can be tough, but it doesn't need to be expensive and if you're unsure of what to buy then our list is going to make …

Autumn Leaf Mason Jar Candle Holders

Shares 7<p>Ready for Thanksgiving? Here’s a last minute DIY to spruce up your table and a craft that the kids can have their hand at too!<p>Shares 7<p>Get the …

Tennis Ball Redo: A DIY Stuff Holder

Having an item that is not restricted to one narrow use is always a good thing. Being able to make this item yourself on the cheap is even better. …

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Fish stew recipe by Angela Hartnett

When it starts getting cold, warm up with this stew which pairs the last of the season's veg with white fish<p>Now the weather's starting to bite, there are few things more pleasing than a warming fish stew. I use monkfish here but john dory and halibut are both robust enough to work. The stew is …

How to Make Pumpkin Pie Lasagna

Becky McKay, the internet’s Cereal Baker, is forever mashing up foods that less sophisticated people might think don’t belong together. In the past, …

Deadly explosions hit Iraq capital

At least 15 people were killed and another 35 injured as two bombs went off consecutively in a predominantly Shia neighborhood of the Iraqi capital. The bombs struck near a cafe in Baghdad's busy Sadriyah shopping area Monday.<p>More than 150 people were killed in Iraq in the past week, increasing …

Geneva: The abandonment of the Jews

If international diplomacy had its own Richter scale to measure the magnitude of strategic earthquakes, Geneva 2013 would earn a place of pride …

Israel

COLUMN ONE: The demise of Pax Americana

The US remains the most powerful actor in the world. But last week, American credibility was shattered.<p>Obama White House Briefing Room 370. (photo …

Egyptian authorities detain 24 for protesting

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt’s prosecutor general on Wednesday ordered 24 detained activists to be held for four days for protesting a newly passed law …

Demonstration

Report claims NSA spied during 2010 global summit in Canada

The National Security Agency and its Canadian counterpart carried out spying operations during the G8 and G20 summits in Toronto, according to a new report.<p>CBC News reported Wednesday that the NSA, which "closely coordinated" operations with the Communications Security Establishment Canada (CESC), …

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Kendall Jenner: Harry Styles & I Are 'Cool'

Kendall Jenner and Harry Styles sparked relationship rumors this past week when they were spotted sharing a meal in West Hollywood. But a few days …

It Was Nice Of Rihanna To Wear Her Finest Bra To The American Music Awards

It’s a busy night for television — <i>The Walking Dead</i>, <i>Bob’s Burgers</i>, Brady vs. Manning, the season finale of <i>Boardwalk Empire</i> — so you’re probably not watching the American Music Awards right now. (Actually, if your choices were between an old episode of <i>AfterMASH</i> and the AMAs, you’d still probably …

Liam Hemsworth Is 'Much Happier' After Miley Cyrus

It’s been two months since Liam Hemsworth and Miley Cyrus ended their engagement, but the <i>Hunger Games: Catching Fire</i> star says he’s doing okay.<p>“These …

Miley Cyrus

Maine Marijuana Legalization Fails

The Maine State Legislature failed to pass a bill on Thursday that would have legalized, taxed and regulated recreational marijuana for adults.<p>The Legislative Council, a 10-member group of legislative leaders that screens requests to introduce bills, voted 5-5 on the measure, effectively killing …

1 Dead, 6 Injured After French Farmers Blockade Paris

In a sprawling protest that caused some heavy congestion in central France, farmers marched on Paris early Thursday morning.<p>Using tractors, the farmers blocked roads to the capital in a demonstration against high taxes and rising costs. However, what started as a peaceful protest, turned into …

Posthumous pardon in 1931 Alabama rape case

Three black men falsely accused and convicted of raping two white women in Alabama have received posthumous pardons, more than 80 years after their arrests.<p>Haywood Patterson, Charles Weems and Andy Wright were among nine teenagers, dubbed The Scottsboro Boys, who were convicted by all-white juries …

Kennedy assassination: memory and myth refuse to die after 50 years

These days, it is only the world's grandparents who can tell you where they were when they heard John F Kennedy was dead. For decades that was a staple of the global collective memory, a question that could be asked in Berlin or London as readily as New York or Los Angeles. Today that memory …