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Syria’s collapsed health-care system urgently needs world’s help, MSF warns

One of the world's most dogged medical charities says the health-care system in Syria has collapsed, unable to keep pace with not only military and civilian casualties of the civil war but also everyday conditions like pregnancies and chronic illnesses.<p>In an open letter last week to the global …

Syria's other crisis

By <b>Jerusha Murugen</b>, Special to CNN<p><i>Editor’s note: Jerusha Murugen is the research associate for global health, economics, and development at the Council on Foreign Relations. You can follow her</i> <i>@Jerusha_Murugen. The views expressed are her own.</i><p>In the midst of a bloody civil war, the biggest killer in …

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 …

2 Key Tips For Growing a Beard

So you’ve decided to quit your life as a baby-faced All-American type (or New York Yankee) and grow a beard. Congrats. (No, really: Beards make guys …

Men's Fashion

19 Things Every Man Should Own

We’re grown-ups now. It’s time to put down childish things. Your PlayStation is no longer your most prized possession. Air Jordans have moved from …

Clothing

5 Ways the World Got Worse in 2013

1. One of Belize’s largest Mayan pyramids was demolished to extract crushed rock for a road-building project. That’s like if the Lincoln Memorial …

North Korea

Our 2014 Fantasy Resolutions

How to Burn Fat and Keep It Off, Advice From an Expert

The start of a new year is always a great time for a resolution. Everyone’s got the itch to make a change for the better, and positivity is in the …

Weight Loss

The Sexiest Female Athletes of 2014

1 of 11<p>Getty<p>The sultry ladies of sports aren't simply sexy—they know a thing or two about working out, working hard, and working a crowd. Aside from …

The 13 Most Unforgettable Moments in Sports and Fitness From 2013

The 5-move anywhere abs workout

We don’t doubt your will to get six-pack abs. Now, it’s time to be consistent and have them look the way you want them to—ripped. We caught up with …

The Surprisingly Tough 4-minute Workout to Burn Fat at Home or the Gym

<b>Is there a superfast workout I can get in before leaving the house in the morning? Something I can do in 10 minutes or less, before I head out to</b> …

Exercise

A Zero-Effort Way to Eat Less

So you want to drop a few pounds in the New Year, but aren’t too keen on the idea of dieting? A new study published in the <i>Journal of the Academy of</i> …

Nutrition

Recipe: Muscle-Building Tuna Burger

With plenty of protein and little fat, tuna is one of the best foods for muscle growth and recovery. By combining the canned fish with a few simple …

Is Fox Meat Dangerous to Eat?

For carnivores, 2013 was a year to forget. In Eastern Europe, for instance, they discovered a secret ingredient for “Bolognese surprise” and solved …

Eastern Europe

Exclusive Workout: Arms Like Mark Wahlberg

<b></b>Exclusive Workout: Arms Like Mark WahlbergSome celebrities are known as much for their bodies as for their bodies of work—sometimes even more so. For …

Is This The New Direction of Fitness?

Think of a high-powered collegiate football team hitting the gym and what comes to mind is probably a frenzy of massive weights, grunts, and sweaty …

Stanford University

What's Really in Our Food?

Saudi King backs Israeli-Palestinian push, Kerry says

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi King Abdullah offered his “enthusiastic support” to U.S. efforts to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday.<p>The U.S. diplomat made the comment after some two hours and 40 minutes of talks with the Arab monarch, who in 2002 …

North America set for record low temperatures as cold snap stretches

First heavy snowstorms, now record low temperatures. The deadly Artic blast bashing northern America is set to continue.<p>Flight delays and cancellations plagued thousands of would-be travellers already grounded by up to 60 centimetres of snowfall and icy runways.<p>Forecasters say temperatures in the …

Syria rebels push al Qaeda back; U.S. open to Iran role

AMMAN/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Syrian rebel fighters loyal to al Qaeda ceded ground near the Turkish border to rival Islamists on Sunday, activists said, in what seemed to be a tactical withdrawal to end clashes between Syrian- and foreign-led opponents of President Bashar al-Assad.<p>As Syria’s civil …

'Life-threatening' cold bites U.S. Midwest

MILWAUKEE/COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - Residents of the Midwestern United States on Sunday braced for the region’s coldest weather in two decades, with temperatures that forecasters warned would be life-threatening seen heading eastward during the week.<p>A man photographs the Korean War Veterans …

Death threats disrupt Tunisia constitution debate

Tunis (Reuters) - Death threats against Tunisian secular lawmakers on Sunday disrupted voting on a new constitution, underscoring tensions over the role of Islam and the transition to democracy three years after the nation’s revolution.<p>Tunisia’s parliament started voting last week on the new …

Rhythm is the key to good sex: why leading poet is launching anthology of steamy verse

Poetry,Books,Sex,Bad Sex award,Wendy Cope,Fifty Shades of Grey,Daniel Craig,UK news<p>From Catullus to Daniel Craig and Marvell to Wendy Cope, a new volume will gather the most lyrical celebrations of human passion<p>Is it easier to write about coupling in rhyming couplets than lines of torrid prose? The …

Senegal seizes Russian trawler for illegal fishing

DAKAR (Reuters) - Senegal has seized a Russian trawler fishing illegally in its waters, the fisheries minister said on Sunday, as it seeks to curb heavy losses from fish poaching.<p>The trawler, the Oleg Naydenov, was captured on Saturday near the maritime border with Guinea-Bissau with 50 crew …

Czech police find 12 weapons at Palestinian mission - report

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech police found 12 weapons, including pistols and sub-machine guns, at the Palestinian mission in Prague after an explosion killed the ambassador at his residence last week, the police chief was quoted as saying on Sunday.<p>Police said the explosion that killed ambassador Jamal …

Jerry Seinfeld on how to be funny without sex and swearing

Once or twice a week, towards the end of the day, Jerry Seinfeld leaves the Manhattan office where he spends his afternoons writing, but he doesn't head home to his family. Instead, he shows up unannounced at some minor comedy club in New York or New Jersey, and inserts himself into that night's …

Today's news headlines from around the world: - BBC correspondent witnesses ambush in South Sudan (pictured below) http://bbc.in/1gAaWfu - Residents flee Fallujah amid blitz http://bbc.in/1gAaWfw - UK storms: Warnings bring fresh coastal flood fears http://bbc.in/1gAaU7f - Plane lands on NYC highway http://bbc.in/1gAaU79 - Cameron vows to keep pensions rise http://bbc.in/1gAaWfs - US state of New York 'to relax marijuana laws' http://bbc.in/1gAaU7b - Nicaragua canal construction 'will not begin until 2015' http://bbc.in/1gAaTQT - Portugal football legend Eusebio dies aged 71 http://bbc.in/1gAaWvK - Dozens hurt in Saudi jet landing http://bbc.in/1gAaU77 - Clashes & boycott mar Bangladesh election http://bbc.in/1gAaU7d

Gunfire erupts in South Sudan capital, talks delayed

JUBA/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Gunshots rang out in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, for about an hour on Sunday as peace talks between rebels and the government to hammer out a ceasefire deal faced further delay in neighbouring Ethiopia.<p>The gunfire came from the direction of the military headquarters of …