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As Marriage Standards Change, A Therapist Recommends 'Rethinking Infidelity'

Couples therapist Esther Perel is an expert in cheating. She's spent the past six years of her career focusing on couples who are dealing with infidelity — and she's heard a lot of stories.<p>"It's never been easier to cheat — and it's never been more difficult to keep a secret," she says. "The …

TED Talks

A super elite club of lawyers dominates India’s justice system. How long will it rule?

An oligarchy rules India’s courtrooms. It dons fancy robes and bills premium fees. Still, litigants desire it, junior lawyers suffer it, and judges respect it. It is the oligarchy of senior advocates.<p>That oligarchy shall continue, India’s supreme court recently decided. But key changes are afoot. …

India

Donna Brazile: I considered replacing Clinton with Biden as 2016 Democratic nominee

<b>clarification:</b> This story has been updated to clarify the process that Donna Brazile considered initiating to have Hillary Clinton replaced as the Democratic presidential nominee. As interim chair of the Democratic National Committee, Brazile was not empowered to replace her unilaterally. Reactions …

Government

Russian ads, now publicly released, show sophistication of influence campaign

Lawmakers on Wednesday released a trove of ads that Russian operatives bought on Facebook, providing the fullest picture yet of how foreign actors sought to promote Republican Donald Trump, denigrate Democrat Hillary Clinton and divide Americans over some of the nation's most sensitive social …

Senate Intelligence Committee

US Navy rescues sailors and dogs after months stranded at sea

The sailors' engine broke down while they were en route to Tahiti. One of them told DW that they had often wondered if "today was going to be the day …

Rowing

Even India’s richest states are becoming less liveable

Prime minister Narendra Modi wants a “new India” built by 2022. “By then the poor shall have concrete houses, the farmer shall double his income, youths and women will get ample opportunities, and India [will be] free of casteism, terrorism, corruption,” he said during his Independence Day speech …

India

Pope's Myanmar visit may be the help Aung San Suu Kyi needs

Accused of not doing enough to curb persecution of Rohingya Muslims, the Burmese leader may be hoping divine intervention can win her breathing space<p>Pope Francis has been a vocal critic of Myanmar’s harsh treatment of its Rohingya Muslim minority population, a cause of growing friction with western …

Asia

Alisyn Camerota: 7 Things I Wish I Knew When I Was 29

The CNN anchor and author of Amanda Wakes Up reflects on the personal and professional lessons she's learned over the years.<p>Many people have asked if Amanda Gallo, the 29-year-old protagonist of my new novel, <i>Amanda Wakes Up</i>, is a thinly veiled version of me. The answer is yes and no. At 29, I was …

Boy dies after tree falls on German youth camp

Police have blamed severe weather for the tragic incident near the Swiss border. Rescue crews used a helicopter to transport the surviving youths to …

Weather

Norwegian mass killer Breivik appeals to European court of human rights

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring Breivik, who has legally changed his name to Fjotolf Hansen, has filed an appeal to the European court of human rights against his prison conditions, his lawyer was quoted as saying on Thursday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Norwegian mass killer Anders Behring …

Trump and Modi exchange hugs, herald stronger US-India ties

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hugging outside the White House Monday, President Donald Trump and India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi heralded an increasingly …

Franco-Swiss journalist dies in Paris after being injured in Mosul blast

Experienced conflict reporter Véronique Robert had surgery in Iraq before being transferred to hospital in French capital<p>The Franco-Swiss journalist Véronique Robert has died in hospital in Paris after being wounded in an explosion in Mosul earlier this week.<p>She was caught up in a mine explosion in …

Tour of the 'hidden' 5th floor of North Korea's Yanggakdo Hotel

Dr. Calvin Sun recalls going to the "hidden" 5th floor of the hotel, the same hotel where Otto Warmbier stayed during his trip to North Korea.

Watch Otto Warmbier’s High School Graduation Speech From 2013

Otto Warmbier

Canadian Normandy veteran awarded France’s highest decoration for service

Fred Turnbull was only 19 when his landing craft approached the beaches of Normandy as part of the greatest amphibious assault in military history.<p>Now 92, Turnbull, who was a Royal Canadian Navy bowman-gunner, said he still vividly remembers the confusion of the D-Day landings on June 6, 1944.<p>"From …

Episode 770: When India's Cash Disappeared, Part One

<i>This part one of a two part series. Listen to part two</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p>Last November, India's Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, made a move that brought India's economy to its knees.<p>Modi said, starting on November 9th, most of the country's paper money would no longer be legal tender. Everything over the …

DOJ unveils police reforms in Baltimore

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nearly two years after Freddie Gray's death in police custody led to protests, Baltimore and the US Justice Department agreed to terms Thursday on sweeping police reforms that include cameras in all police transport vans.<p>The 227-page consent decree comes after the Justice Department …

India's double first in climate battle

<b>Two world-leading clean energy projects have opened in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu.</b><p>A £3m industrial plant is capturing the CO2 emissions from a coal boiler and using the CO2 to make valuable chemicals. It is a world first.<p>And just 100km away is the world's biggest solar farm, making power …

Laurie Baker: the man, his work, and his tales

We were building our house more than 20 years ago in Kerala’s capital city, and >Laurie Baker, architect extraordinaire, who had made Kerala his …

Newly declassified document sheds light on how president approves drone strikes

President Obama must approve operational plans to target overseas terrorist suspects with drones or other weapons outside war zones but in some cases does not sign off on specific strikes, according to newly declassified administration guidelines.<p>In addition to setting out the role of the …

How Wild Birds Team Up With Humans To Guide Them To Honey

An African bird called the greater honeyguide is famous for leading people to honey, and a new study shows that the birds listen for certain human calls to figure out who wants to play follow-the-leader.<p>The finding underscores the unique relationship that exists between humans and this wild …

Cancer Survivor Gets 3D-Printed Jaw

A novel process developed at Indiana University uses 3D modeling and printing to produce remarkably lifelike facial prosthetics faster than …

Harvard wants secretive male clubs to go co-ed. All-female groups are being punished in their wake.

“Once a Porcellian always a Porcellian,” read a 1940 Time magazine article about the oldest of Harvard University’s secretive, all-male “final clubs.” “Porkies keep up their Porkie friendships all their lives, go back religiously to the annual Porkie banquet at which new members are initiated. … …

On the margins in a city of dreams

A week after a fire broke out in the Deonar dumping ground in Mumbai, fires in smaller pockets continue to blaze. But toxic smoke is only an addition …

For a quantum leap to deliver primary medical care

The primary health-care system in India, intended to enable affordable health care, has not delivered on its promise. Rural, public health facilities …

Health Care

Forty-five years ago, just like yesterday

On January 20, 2016, Amartya Sen, launching Rehman Sobhan’s book, , at the National Library in Kolkata, opened with warm remembrances of a Cambridge …