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World Cup's Smoothest Ref Makes Hilarious Recovery From Snubbed Handshake (VIDEO)

The only thing more embarrassing than a snubbed handshake is a nationally televised snubbed handshake.<p>Exhibit A: Tom Brady's awkwardly unmet high-five, here:<p>So when World Cup referee Joe Fletcher was snubbed from a handshake with a FIFA official prior to Wednesday's game between Spain and Chile, he …

Britain is an old, declining empire, says official Chinese newspaper

Britain is an "old, declining empire" which resorts to "eccentric acts" to hide its embarrassment over its declining power, an official Chinese newspaper has claimed on the second day of a visit by the country's premier, Li Keqiang, to London.<p>As China was given the chance to take a decisive stake …

FIFA's World Cup Ban on Beats Headphones Backfires

Even though top football stars such as Luis Suarez, Neymar, and Wayne Rooney wear them, the popular Beats brand of headphones are banned at World Cup grounds when it comes to players wearing them.<p>FIFA's World Cup Ban on Beats Headphones Backfires<p>06/18/2014<p>Even though top football stars such as Luis …

Soccer

If the Theory Doesn't Fit, You Must Acquit: The 4 Most Popular O.J. Conspiracy Theories

Two decades after one of the most polarizing trials in American history, our nation has generally settled on a consensus about the O.J. Simpson …

Crime

What's In Your Drinking Water?

The liquid pharmacy in your glass, and why you shouldn't be too concerned<p>In the 1970s, several studies turned up pharmaceuticals in treated U.S. sewage water, and drugs have been a known unknown in water supplies ever since. Recently, researchers at the Environmental Protection Agency tested 50 …

Pollution

The Perceptions of Race That Hinge on Stress

A new study found that when resources were scarce, white people had different definitions of "black" and were less generous toward people with darker skin tones than toward people with lighter skin.<p>The Labor Department said on Friday that employers hired 217,000 workers last month, bringing the job …

Secret terror trial is threat to open justice, human rights campaigners warn

Trial of two men charged with terrorism offences could be heard entirely behind closed doors for first time in modern UK history<p>A major criminal trial involving two men charged with serious terrorism offences could be held entirely in secret for the first time in modern British legal …

Tony Blair Is A 'Tragic' Narcissist With A Messiah Complex, Says Former Confidant And Author Robert Harris

Tony Blair is a narcissist with a messiah complex who lives a tragic life, according to his former friend Robert Harris.<p>The best-selling author, a …

U.S. Marine tells of abuse in Mexican prison, but says he's still hopeful

Punched. Slapped. Cursed at. Deprived of water and food. Shackled to a bed with a "four-point restraint for almost a month."<p>U.S. Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi says that's what life was like for him in his first weeks in a Mexican prison. He ended up there after unwittingly crossing the border from …

Watch Ed Balls Being Turned Away From The Bilderberg Conference

This year's Bilderberg meeting is being held in Copenhagen. However one high profile British delegate may have missed a few of the early meetings.<p>Ed …

Bilderberg conference: Who is going and what will they discuss?

Members of the global elite are gathering in Dresden today for the annual Bilderberg conference.<p>The clandestine meeting – closed to reporters, …

Conspiracies

Racial prejudice ‘on the rise’ in the UK

The British Social Attitudes Survey, published annually by the National Centre of Social Research (NatCen), revealed “troubling” findings that levels …

Same-sex Marriage

Pregnant Pakistani woman beaten to death with bricks by relatives

A pregnant woman is beaten to death by her relatives outside a court building. And for what? She eloped with the man she loved rather than marry the groom chosen by her family.<p>The terrible fate of Farzana Parveen, 25, is one shared by all too many women in Pakistan and elsewhere.<p>She was killed in …

A forgotten Belgian genius dreamed up the internet over 100 years ago

Though we're pretty sure that time travelers don't exist, people were working on hypertext -- used by web browsers to retrieve connected information -- long before computers. It even predates the ideas of a certain Vannevar Bush, the man generally acknowledged as having laid the groundwork for …

Moscow taunts the Royal Family over its ‘links’ to Hitler and the Nazis

Edward and Mrs Simpson meeting with Adolf Hitler in 1937[ALAMY]<p>A sarcastic broadcast by Anissa Naouai, a top political correspondent on Moscow-funded …

Russia

Associated Press News

15-Minute Morning Workout Routine | The Art of Manliness

Adrian Peter Schmidt was born in the Alsace-Lorraine region of what is now France in 1872. His genetics and circumstances did not point to a future …

The Inhumanity of the Death Penalty

In America, the history of the criminal justice—and of executions—is inseparable from white supremacy.<p>Fifteen years ago, Clayton Lockett shot Stephanie Neiman twice, then watched as his friends buried her alive. Last week, Lockett was tortured to death by the state of Oklahoma. The torture was not …

Robot wars? UN is set to host debate over the use of KILLER CYBORGS

It sounds like the plot line from The Terminator - but in fact it is the subject of a serious debate at the United Nations.<p>Experts will discuss the …

United Nations

The No-Situp Abs Workout

Workouts

Men's Health & Fitness Tips, Advice

Men's Health

Mexico's Drug Emperor Used To Arrive At A Restaurant, Confiscate Everyone's Phones, Then Pay For All Their Meals As He Left

(Its author, Patrick Radden Keefe, just won the National Magazine Award for reporting.)<p>Our favorite was this: the drug lord, Joaquin Guzman Loera, known as El Chapo aka "Shorty," loved gourmet food, and despite living high up in the Sierra Madres to evade arrest, he couldn't resist heading down to …

Vitamin D may be key to why black men get more deadly prostate cancers

It’s well established that black men are more than twice as likely to die from prostate cancer as white men. A new study (paywall) suggests that differences in the way African-Americans process vitamin D could explain some of these worse outcomes. For several reasons not completely understood, …

Cancer

Swapping Young Blood for Old Reverses Aging

Muscle tone, endurance, memory, and smell improve in elderly mice infused with blood from younger mice<p>In what could have profound implications for understanding the process of aging, a trio of scientific papers published today show that infusing elderly mice with the blood of young mice can reverse …

Unbelievable Parkour Footage Of A Real-Life Spider-Man

How does Spider-Man get around when he runs out of webs? Parkour!<p>Parkour Athlete Ronnie Shalvis was so inspired by the recent Amazing Spider-Man 2 …

Providence House: from mods to rappers, a haven for London's 'little rogues'

Near London's Clapham Junction, a home from home for young people charts the history of urban Britain and the teenager, and proves that the idea and value of the 'youth club' lives on<p>Providence House is an extraordinary institution, on the doorstep of Clapham Junction in London, but with roots in …

Firefighters fall hand-in-hand to their deaths battling 13th floor blaze in Shanghai, China

<b>Warning: Contains graphic video some viewers may find upsetting</b><p><b>China is mourning the loss of two young firefighters who fell hand-in-hand to their</b> …