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UN report: Iraqi civilians dying at a 'staggering' rate

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq witnessed a sharp increase in civilian deaths following the fall of large swaths of territory to the Islamic State group in the …

Paris attacks: Isil have shown their mastery of the full spectrum of terrorism

Analysis: In the space of 13 days, Isil destroyed a Russian airliner, bombed Beirut and brought carnage to Paris, inflicting a combination of attacks unmatched by any terrorist group<p>Among the many terrible facts about the bloodshed in Paris, one stands out. No terrorist group has ever previously …

What we know about the Paris attackers

<b>UPDATED</b> Nov. 15, 12:40 p.m. ET<p>A manhunt is underway in Europe on Sunday for at least one person who authorities say may have been "directly involved" …

DON'T drink smoothies, carbs CAN'T tell the time and running MAKES you fat

DON'T drink smoothies, carbs CAN'T tell the time and running MAKES you fat... experts bust 10 common health myths we all believe<p><b>We are inundated with</b> …

Oklahoma teen charged with killing family said plans were on USB drive

One of two brothers charged in the stabbing deaths of his parents and three siblings in suburban Tulsa told police that plans for the attack were on a USB flash drive inside the family’s home, according to an affidavit for a search warrant.<p>The affidavit, filed Thursday in district court along with …

50 Cent Reveals $108K-a-Month Expenses in Bankruptcy Court, Including $12K on Grooming and Gardening!

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, has revealed in bankruptcy court that his monthly expenses total $108,000 – including bills for security, …

Critics of Bible Silenced Once Again: Archaeological Discoveries Prove Old Testament to be historically accurate

The Christians in Pakistan website published an interesting article last week on Old Testament Archaeology which I have summarised here.<p>Old Testament …

7 products the food industry has convinced you are healthy

<b>(rezachka via Shutterstock)</b><p>Your trusty vitamin water is actually loaded with sugar, but what else would you expect from a Coca-Cola product?<p>Larry Schwartz<p>August 4, 2015 9:30am (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on AlterNet.<p>Science has come a long way toward identifying what kills us, but we are …

Nutrition

Girls Are Using #IfAnythingSchoolTaughtMe To Talk About The Real Issues With Dress Codes

"The length of your skirt is way more important than the education they teach."

Can we reverse the ageing process by putting young blood into older people? | Ian Sample

A series of experiments has produced incredible results by giving young blood to old mice. Now the findings are being tested on humans. Ian Sample meets the scientists whose research could transform our lives<p>On an August morning in 2008, Tony Wyss-Coray sat in a conference room at the Veterans …

Medicine

MH370 search: Debris found in Reunion may give clues on when plane part broke

<b>Saint-Denis, Reunion Island (CNN) —</b> When investigators get an in-person view of a wing component that likely came from a Boeing 777, they'll be looking for not only a serial number but clues as to why the part broke off the Boeing 777.<p>One group of independent observers said Thursday that the damage …

Airplanes

7 everyday ways you are ruining your IQ

Are you taking Thomas Piketty’s Capital on holiday with you? Do you do sudoku for the promised brain work-out it provides? Have you forced yourself to sit through improving documentaries on BBC Four when you would rather have been watching Come Dine With Me? Bad news: it may all be for …

Future criminals can be spotted at nursery school, study suggests

Children's social-emotional skills can indicate future prospects, including whether they will end up in a council falt, researchers find<p>Future criminals and council house tenants can be spotted as early as nursery school, a study suggests.<p>Early social-emotional skills observed in pre-school …

The man with the toughest job in the world

Photograph: AP<p>UN special envoy Steffan di Mistura meets President Assad in Damascus in November 2014.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/7/29/1438189760491/09701e73-0e23-4289-a5b8-96bb875d60ac-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: AP<p>UN special envoy Steffan di Mistura meets …

Middle East

Congress's Summer Fling With Marijuana

How Congress turned on the DEA and embraced weed.<p>It’s not easy being the DEA these days. After an unprecedented losing streak on Capitol Hill, the once-untouchable Drug Enforcement Administration suffered last week what might be considered the ultimate indignity: A Senate panel, for the first time, …

Cannabis

Letter from Kenya: Dreaming of Obama

The Kenyan-American president inspires the land of his father to extremes of devotion.<p>NAIROBI — The woman danced on the sidewalk by herself, singing, her right hand clutching a flag with President Barack Obama’s picture and the day’s newspaper with him on the front page. Her left hand moved to her …

I have a life sentence for a nonviolent drug crime. Where's my clemency?

Obama deserves praise for commuting the sentences of 46 inmates this week, but there are hundreds of other nonviolent offenders who should be free<p>In 1992, when I was 26, I was convicted for distributing crack cocaine in Fort Worth, Texas. For this nonviolent offense, I was sentenced to life without …

Victims' families wait for justice a year after MH17 shot down in Ukraine

<b>(CNN) —</b> For Piet Ploeg, who lost his brother, sister-in-law and nephew when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine a year ago, the pain is still raw.<p>"It was a year of horror, of waiting, but it feels like yesterday," he told CNN ahead of the anniversary.<p>All 298 …

How did gunman go from ordinary suburban kid to killer?

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Hailey Bureau still recalls the quote her high school classmate Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez selected for his yearbook …

The 15 most amazing women in science today

But that doesn't mean they aren't making some of the most important and inspiring contributions out there.<p>We've highlighted 15 female scientists who are doing amazing things, pulled from our recent list of groundbreaking scientists who are changing the way we see the world.<p>From a woman who …

Mind-blowing Pluto has ice mountains and water

<b>Laurel, Maryland (CNN) —</b> It had been downgraded to a dwarf planet. It looked like a fuzzy blob in our best telescopes. And it was often referred to as just an icy orb. Even scientists working on the first mission to Pluto expected to find an old, pockmarked world.<p>But Pluto is turning out to be full …

Solar System

Muslims Take Christian Girl And Tell Her To Deny Christ. She Refuses, And They Burry Her All The Way Up To Her Neck And And Crush Her To Death With Rocks. Her Father Then Declares: “I’m grateful that she didn’t change her religion. She trusted in God.”

By onJuly 10, 2015 in Featured, General<p><b>By Theodore Shoebat</b><p>Muslims in Nigeria — all members of Boko Haram — kidnapped a young Christian girl and …

Dear America: What Happened to Those Christian Bakers Who Refused to Make a Gay Wedding Cake Should Shock You

At this point, I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t genuinely worried about the current state of free speech and religious freedom in America.<p>Consider that officials in Oregon are fining bakers Aaron and Melissa Klein — the married parents of five children — $135,000, because they wouldn’t make a …

Prominent Pastor’s Extensive Point-by-Point Rebuttal to Claims That the Bible and Christianity Back Gay Marriage

Pastor Tim Keller, a theologian and the founder of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York City — arguably among the most well-known and respected faith leaders of the day — recently tackled the ongoing debate over the “relationship of homosexuality to Christianity,” comprehensively detailing his …

Journalism

Detroit Mother Pleads Guilty to Killing Two Kids Found in Freezer

A Detroit mother pleaded guilty Monday to killing two of her children and placing their bodies in a deep freezer in her home.<p>Mitchelle Blair, 36, has openly admitted to killing her daughter, 13-year-old Stoni Blair, and son, 9-year-old Stephen Berry. She was arrested in March after deputies who …

Brain-Eating Amoeba Kills California Woman

A 21-year-old woman from Bishop, California, has reportedly died from a rare but devastating infection caused by a brain-eating amoeba.<p>Inyo County public health officials told the Reno Gazette-Journal that the woman died on June 20 after being infected by Naegleria fowleri, a microscopic amoeba …