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Harassment All Around, Afghan Women Weigh Risks of Speaking Out

KABUL, Afghanistan — “You’re ugly, Maryam, everyone says so, but I guess you’re a virgin so when you’re ready to have sex, let me know and I will be glad to …” Her male co-worker, writing on her Facebook account, finished the sentence obscenely.<p>It was 10 a.m. on a normal day in the life of an …

Look out for these early warning signs that you're dating a narcissist

Dr. Craig Malkin, a clinical psychologist and the author of "Rethinking Narcissism" reveals the common traits of narcissists when dating. Following is a transcript of the video.<p><b>Craig Malkin:</b> Hi, I'm Dr. Craig Malkin. I'm a clinical psychologist, author, and lecturer for Harvard Medical School.<p>Some …

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German intelligence warns of increased Chinese cyberspying

BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency warned Sunday that China allegedly is using social networks to try to cultivate lawmakers and other officials as sources.<p>Hans-Georg Maassen said his agency, known by its German acronym BfV, believes more than 10,000 Germans have been …

Reza Zarrab Reveals a Plot to Kill Him, and Is Accused of Rape

Reza Zarrab, the star prosecution witness in the trial of a Turkish banker charged in a billion-dollar scheme to violate United States sanctions on Iran, was in his seventh day of testimony in Manhattan this past week when he revealed what he called a jailhouse attempt to kill him.<p>He had pleaded …

Turkey joins US allies in warning Trump not to recognize Jerusalem

<b>(CNN) —</b> Turkey has joined a growing chorus of key US allies in warning President Donald Trump about the perils of recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, describing it as a "fatal mistake" that would spark fresh conflict in the Middle East.<p>Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Tuesday …

The Coziest Restaurant in Every U.S. State, Mapped

If you haven't already read Meik Wiking's best-seller, 'The Little Book of Hygge', Hygge (pronounced hue-guh not hoo-gah) is a Danish word used when …

Rihanna and Kim Kardashian want justice for jailed former child sex slave Cyntoia Brown

‘She will be eligible for parole when she is 69 years old’<p>Latest stories<p>This week you will probably have heard of Cyntoia Brown, a former child sex …

Drinking Alone Leads to Divorce—In Rodents

Prairie voles love alcohol and form lasting relationships, making them ideal insights into human biology and behavior.<p>There are more than a thousand kinds of rodents scampering about our planet, but prairie voles are special.<p>Unlike most, these creatures form monogamous pair bonds, and they also …

Lesser known South American wines | David Williams

We are all very familiar with the wines of Brazil, Chile and Argentina, but what about Peru, Bolivia and Uruguay? Here are three unusual but delicious bottles for you to sample<p><b>Intipalka Malbec, Ica Valley, Peru 2015 (£9.95,</b> <b>Corney & Barrow</b><b>)</b> Peruvian food has been one of the decade’s big culinary …

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27 cities around the world where expats are happy, rents are affordable, and jobs are plentiful

InterNations recently released its 2017 list of the best cities for living and working abroad.<p>City rankings are based on survey responses from nearly …

Scientists reveal the first ever map of the bipolar brain

The grey matter is thinner in areas responsible for motivation and inhibition in people with bipolar disorder.<p>The largest ever brain-scanning study …

25 holidays that could change your life

The 25 tours listed below can change your life by opening up new possibilities.<p>They're aimed at beginners, but similar courses can be found for all levels. Prices quoted are the cheapest available and often assume you will be sharing a room with spouse, or partner.<p>These tours cover much of the …