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North Korea: American Matthew Miller sentenced to 6 years hard labor

For months he was held captive by the North Korean regime, not even sure what he would be charged with.<p>Then in one fell swoop, American citizen Matthew Todd Miller was convicted of committing "acts hostile" to North Korea and sentenced to six years of hard labor, North Korean state-run media …

Associated Press News

Kenya mall attack: Two terrorists killed as siege nears end

Lenku said security forces believed that very few hostages remained in the building, but he did not give a number.<p>"All floors now are under our control. We have fully cordoned off the building so that there's no room for escape. We are in charge of the floors, and we think the operation will come …

Extremism

Syria chemical attack: What we know

<b>A team of UN chemical weapons inspectors have confirmed that the nerve agent sarin was used in an attack on the Ghouta agricultural belt around Damascus on the morning of 21 August.</b><p>UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon told the UN Security Council that he believed the attack constituted a war crime. The …

Senate panel backs U.S. strike on Syria

WASHINGTON — The<p>Senatetook a crucial step Wednesday toward authorizing a punitive strike on Syria but deep reluctance was evident in the House, where lawmakers questioned whether the U.S. was in danger of being drawn into another Middle East war.<p>President Obama, who announced Saturday that he would …

Russian lawmaker proposes bill to strip gay parents of custody rights

So-called gay “propaganda” must be banned in the family, says the bill’s sponsor<p>A little more than 24 hours after Vladimir Putin insisted that Russia is not targeting LGBTQ people and stripping them of their basic rights, a Russian lawmaker has introduced yet another bill to target LGBTQ people and …

Toronto International Film Festival Preview: ‘The Fifth Estate,’ More

This year’s TIFF, which kicks off today, is the biggest in the world, with 288 films, many of which will go on to awards glory. So what to see? From …

Egypt protesters express shock and anger at police

Protesters in Ramses Square in Cairo, who came to protest Wednesday's crackdown, say police fired on an unarmed crowd.<p>August 16, 2013|Raja Abdulrahim<p>Demonstrators near Ramses Square in Cairo help the wounded after clashing… (Khaled Elfiqi / European…)<p>CAIRO — When the bodies began arriving, doctors …

Protest

Dramatic, telling photos capture Egypt’s evolving story - Video on NBCNews.com

>>> as we've seen, there have been many extraordinary and troubling images coming out of egypt this week, and some of the most poignant have come to us through the lens of a photographer in cairo . nbc's ayman mow haw dean caught up with him today in cairo .>> reporter: for three years, this man …

Mohamed Morsi

Egypt condemns European Union threats to halt aid as death toll rises

Egypt has flatly rejected a warning by the European Union that it will "urgently review" its aid to the country against a background of mounting international concern about the deteriorating situation and the huge loss of life in the last few days.<p>Nabil Fahmy, foreign minister in the …

Journalists under threat in Egypt | Media | theguardian.com

Bulletpoof backpacks are kind of a scam

<b>(© Rick Wilking / Reuters)</b><p>Security experts say schools are better off training students than buying them expensive body armor backpacks<p>Alex Seitz-Wald<p>August 21, 2013 3:40pm (UTC)<p>Since Virginia Tech and Sandy Hook and Columbine, a number of companies have started offering bullet resistant school …

The Psychology of Poverty [Infographic]

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona …

Psychology

US states banned from exporting their trash to China are drowning in plastic

Being green is getting a lot harder for eco-friendly states in the US, thanks to the country’s dependency on overrun Chinese recycling facilities. Recycling centers in Oregon recently stopped accepting clear plastic “clamshell” containers used for berries, plastic hospital gowns and plastic bags, …

Sustainability

School Clerk In Georgia Persuaded Gunman To Lay Down Weapons

Tuesday's terrifying incident at an elementary school near Atlanta — in which a gunman with an assault rifle and other weapons entered the building — ended with no one being hurt after a school clerk apparently spent about an hour talking to the young man. She says she persuaded him to put down his …

Syria rebels say scores dead in poison-gas attack

BEIRUT -- Syrian opposition activists Wednesday accused the government of killing scores of civilians, including women and children, in a poison-gas assault on rebel strongholds outside Damascus.<p>The official Syrian news agency called the reports “untrue” and designed to derail a United Nations …

Middle East

Manning gets 35 years in prison for massive leak of US secrets

FORT MEADE, Md. — Pfc. Bradley Manning, the soldier who leaked hundreds of thousands of secret government documents, was sentenced by a military judge Wednesday to 35 years in prison and a dishonorable discharge.<p>Because of credit for time served and military parole rules, Manning could be out of …

Artist Creates Body Designs with Her Sensitive Skin Disorder

For artist Ariana Page Russell, a light scratch on her body turns into swollen, reddish, raised skin. This allergic reaction is due to a medical condition known as dermatographia. Rather than shying away from her affliction and seeking to conceal it, Russell exposes her skin disorder in a visually …

Art

Welcome to the third installment of #ArtThursday! Today we make our way to National Harbor in Prince George's County, Maryland, home of "The Awakening." This dramatic sculpture, created in 1980 by J. Seward Johnson, Jr., is made of five separate pieces to give the impression of a giant struggling to free himself from the earth. The tallest piece of the aluminum sculpture is the arm, which extends 17 feet (5.2 meters) into the air. To see more photos of "The Awakening," tap the blue location link above. Photo by @heyterri.

The Loveliest Short Story You Will Read Today Was Published on Craigslist

"Missed Connection" stays with you.<p>Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Chris Heller<p>Craigslist: that scourge of the newspaper industry, that den of lust, that middleman responsible for an untold number of bedbug crises.<p>Or, Craigslist: the Internet's simplest and most ingenious disruptor, a digital equivalent of …

20 Historic Black and White Photos Colorized

One of the greatest facets of reddit are the thriving subreddits, niche communities of people who share a passion for a specific topic. One of the …

Bruce Weber’s Adventures in Hollywood: The 2013 Vanity Fair Hollywood Portfolio

See Halle Berry, Selena Gomez, Eddie Redmayne, Tom Hanks, and more in Bruce Weber’s Hollywood Portfolio.

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Billowing Colorful Clouds of Smoke Redefine Ordinary Landscapes

<i>Pop!</i> is a visually exciting series by Texas-based photographer Irby Pace that reinterprets the look of oft-seen open fields, long roads, vast bodies of water, shrouded alleyways, and various desolate landscapes. Pace's refreshing take on landscape photography incorporates the use of artificial …

Art

Benedict Cumberbatch's Words of Photographic Wisdom

From the set of the BBC’s Sherlock, international star Benedict Cumberbatch flashed a message to the paparazzi that was captured by Cardiff-based …