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Kendrick Lamar Responds to Macklemore's Grammy Text, Teases New Albums

*Photo by Pooneh Ghana<br>*<p>Kendrick Lamar has responded to Macklemore's post-Grammy text message in his latest interview with Billboard. Kendrick initially responded to the text, in which Macklemore said that Kendrick deserved the Grammy for Best Rap Album, by saying that Macklemore's win was "well …

Ellen DeGeneres: The Oscars host who came out of the cold

In September, Ellen DeGeneres told the audience of her talkshow about the pros and cons of hosting the Academy Awards: "Pro: a lot of fancy designers will want to approach me and want me to wear a beautiful, expensive gown. Con: ain't no way in hell I'm wearing a gown." The audience erupted in …

Manus Island: barrister visits asylum seekers but inquiry under threat

The Sydney barrister Jay Williams spent the weekend at the Manus Island detention centre taking evidence from 75 asylum seekers who claim their human rights have been violated – but his inquiry could be shut down by the Papua New Guinea government on Monday.<p>In an extraordinary stand-off between the …

Malaysia flight MH370: Indian Ocean search resumes

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1062000/1062940_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532494694_abab3821250583c6027a9073837f170d<p><b>More planes have joined an increasingly international search of the south Indian Ocean for missing flight MH370.</b><p>Eight planes were sent out on Sunday …

Airplanes

Snoop Dogg Poses With Firefighters Who Were Called To His Australian Hotel Room

What could have possibly set off his smoke alarm?!

Justin Bieber arrest: 'They finally caught him!' ex-NFL neighbor says

Former NFL star Keyshawn Johnson, who has publicly criticized his Calabasas neighbor<p>Justin Bieber, took toTwitterto celebrate the pop star's arrest in Miami.<p>"They finally caught HIM! Glad no one was hurt, no kids in the street. Everyone grows up at some point. Hopefully he learns from it," Johnson …

Benedict Cumberbatch Forgoes Pants for Award Acceptance

Benedict Cumberbatch proves there’s an upside to accepting an award via satellite – wearing what you want from the waist down!<p>The British actor, 37, …

Associated Press News

European Court of Human Rights will hear case about GCHQ spying

This is huge news: the European Court of Human Rights has <br>agreed to hear a challenge to bulk Internet surveillance by the UK spy agency GCHQ. The …

N Korea proposes revival of family reunions

North Korea has proposed reunions of families separated since the Korean War six decades ago, continuing its latest campaign of reconciliation that included a call for the South and the United States to cancel joint military drills.<p>South Korea quickly welcomed the proposal, which Pyongyang offered …

15 of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Most Inspiring Motivational Quotes

More by Vi-An<p>Fifty years after his death and 54 years after his historic “I Have a Dream” speech, <b>Martin Luther King Jr.</b>‘s stirring words and writings …

Beyond black-and-white: Essential moments from MLK's historic 'I have a dream speech'

<i>On August 28, 1963 Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his historic “I have a dream” speech on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, forever changing race relations in America.</i><p><b>I have a dream today.</b><p><b>I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by</b> …

Idris Elba, Lena Dunham Had The Perfect Response To A Stranger’s Flirty Text

I hope an American late-night show steals this idea because damn, it’s a good one: during this week’s episode of <i>The Graham Norton Show</i>, the titular host asked his audience if anyone had any flirty texts on their phone. One woman said she did, and after reading it to the crowd, Norton grabbed the …

Sherlock Returns for a Third Season

<i>Downton Abbey</i> fans, think twice before changing the channel after Sunday’s episode.<p><i>Sherlock</i>, the hit BBC series starring Benedict Cumberbatch as the …

US ambassador to Japan 'deeply concerned' about dolphin drive-hunting

The US ambassador to Japan, Caroline Kennedy, has expressed deep concern about the Japanese tradition of "drive-hunting" dolphins just days after scores of creatures were rounded up for slaughter in a town infamous for culling the mammals.<p>"Deeply concerned by inhumaneness of drive hunt dolphin …

Western Scientists Look To Chinese Medicine For Fresh Leads

In the quest for new treatments, U.S. researchers are looking to traditional Chinese medicines, some of the oldest remedies in the world.<p>A recent discovery resulted in a better treatment for a type of leukemia that strikes about 1 in 250,000 people in the U.S. Another study found a potential new …

Starfish Can See!

If you were a starfish, you'd have eyes on the ends of your legs.<p>The phrase "seeing stars" has a whole new connotation: Research suggests that sea stars, a type of five-legged starfish that usually appears blue in color, can see images with the tiny compound eyes at the ends of their legs. The eyes …

Royal Society

A Bird Backpack That Can Track Migrations

Something new for the carrier pigeon to carry around.<p>To study migrating birds, engineers have been developing a sensor-loaded backpack that would power itself with vibrations produced by flight. A special ceramic material would convert those vibrations into electricity.<p>The Parts<p>A) System battery<p>B) …

Birds

The NSA Collects 200 Million Random Texts A Day

wtf so random<p>According to a report just released by <i>The Guardian</i>, the National Security Agency has been collecting and storing 200 million text messages a day--at random, according to leaked documents--in the hopes of tracking down undesireables.<p>Sinister PowerPoint? Yes, sinister PowerPoint! This …

Surveillance

Exclusive: Foreign doctors raise alarm over Syrian birth defects

Doctors working inside Syria are witnessing a “shocking” number of babies being born with severe deformities - a result of the collapse of the …

10 Things You Didn't Know About Slavery, Human Trafficking (And What You Can Do About It)

You may know that in far-off countries, like Cambodia and India, children are prime victims for sex trafficking. You probably also know that trafficked workers are forced to toil for long hours, with little or no pay, to produce such everyday items as bricks and chocolate.<p>But what you may not know …

End Trafficking: Q & A with FBI Special Agent Greg Bristol

Greg Bristol joined the FBI in 1987 and focused on Washington D.C. area trafficking cases as a member of the FBI's Civil Rights Squad. Bristol also …

Horrors of India's brothels documented

<b>British photojournalist Hazel Thompson has spent the last decade documenting the lives of girls trafficked into India's thriving sex industry. She spoke to Atish Patel about her experiences.</b><p>Guddi was only 11 years old when her family was persuaded by a neighbour to send her to the city of Mumbai …

Photojournalism

Human Trafficking Ring Coerced Girl, 15, into Prostitution, Prosecutors Say

Some of the activities defendants are accused of occurred in Belleville, prosecutors say.<p>Four people have been charged in a 35-count indictment for …

A thoughtful Mandela biopic that doesn't dodge the difficult questions

<b>Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (2013)<br>Director: Justin Chadwick<br>Entertainment grade: B+<br>History grade: B+</b><p>Nelson Mandela was imprisoned for 27 years in apartheid South Africa. After his release, he became the country's first black president.<p>Casting<p>This biopic, based on the late Nelson Mandela's …

Century-Old Photos From Legendary Explorer Found In Antarctica

Film left in Antarctic for 100 years coudn't be developed, right? Wrong.<p>Even after 100 years, a picture is worth a thousand words. So why am I writing these words? Well, I'll tell you why: Because the story behind the accompanying photographs is pretty cool.<p>From 1914 to 1917, explorer Ernest …

Southern Ocean