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Amy Winehouse documentary wins raves but angers family

LONDON (AP) — In "Amy," performers as diverse as Yasiin Bey and Tony Bennett sing the praises of the late Amy Winehouse, and the documentary helps reclaim the talented, troubled singer as a musician, rather than a mess.<p>Critics love it — but it has left her family hurt and angry.<p>The singer's father, …

Amy Winehouse

5 royal births that rocked a nation

<i>The future Queen Victoria with her mother, also called Victoria – a name politicians considered bizarre, and suspiciously foreign, in the 1800s.</i> …

Anne Boleyn

What Your Exercise Cramps Are Trying to Tell You About Your Body

The five most common workout aches, explained<p>You're running, cycling, or burpee-ing along, just minding your own business, when all of the sudden—BAM—a cramp hits you square in your muscles and makes you curse the fact that you put on your gym shoes in the first place.<p>When one hits, pay attention! …

North Korea Internet Outage Accusations Not Worth Response, Official Says

The White House on Saturday refused to deny North Korea's accusations that the United States shut down the country’s Internet in retaliation for its alleged hacking attack over the movie “The Interview,” with an administration official saying the claim wasn’t worthy of an answer.<p>"That’s exactly …

North Korea

5 Famous Stolen Pieces of Art (and Where to See Them)

By Tommy Burson for ShermansTravel<p>We all love a good art heist, don't we? They've been romanticized in films like <i>Monuments Men</i>, <i>The Thomas Crown Affair</i> and, of course, the unforgettable, but not-so-great 2004 flick <i>Art Theft</i>. People have been stealing art for centuries. Some pieces have been …

Pentagon withheld information about decades-old chemical weapons during Iraq War, report claims

American troops were exposed to chemical weapons multiple times in the years following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, while the Pentagon kept their discoveries of the expired or degraded weapons secret from investigators, fellow soldiers, and military doctors, according to a published report.<p>The New …

Japan and India agree to boost strategic ties at summit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and India agreed on Monday to strengthen defense ties as Asia’s second and third biggest economies keep a wary eye on a rising China, with India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashing out at the “expansionism” of some nations.<p>Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his Indian …

New Moleskine Notebooks Now Support Livescribe Smartpens

Those of you that enjoy using Moleskine notebooks to jot down notes, sketches and ideas but also wish you could have a digital copy of them available …

9 Snapchat Tips and Tricks You May Not Know About

Snapchat's latest update brings a number of impressive improvements to the popular photo-sharing app we all know and love.<p>From convenient shortcuts …

UK rules out Iraq military strikes

<b>British planes are to drop emergency aid supplies for Iraqi refugees living under threat from militants.</b><p>Members of the Yazidi community trapped on a mountainside will be among those to receive water, tents and lights.<p>The drops are part of an £8m package of aid announced by the UK government, …

Middle East

Environment: News & features

Controversial First Nation chief’s salary raises concern

A controversial Manitoba chief charged last year with extortion is among the highest paid First Nation leaders in the country, according to an initial government release of salary information.<p>Chief John Thunder, the hereditary chief of the 125-member Buffalo Point First Nation, was paid $116,918 …

Canada

Why Deadly Ebola Virus Is Likely to Hit the U.S. But Not Spread

The fatal virus rages in Africa, but the U.S. could contain its brutal effects.<p>As the worst Ebola outbreak in human history rages across West Africa, the obvious question Americans are asking is: Could it come here?<p>The answer is yes, it probably will. But it's not worth losing sleep over, experts …

Disease

International police team forced to retreat from battlefield in Ukraine

UN Rights Chief: The Downing Of Flight MH17 Is A Possible War Crime

Grandstanding over MH17 punishes us more than Putin

Sanctions on Russia after the downlng of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 will be ineffective and end up damaging the City of London<p>The European Union and America are about to impose new sanctions on Russia following the shooting down of a Malaysian airliner with almost 300 people on board. A deal …

Russia

U.S., EU hit Russia with more sanctions as Ukraine fighting continues

Russia became more isolated Tuesday than it has been at any time since the end of the Cold War after new, hard-hitting sanctions were announced by the European Union and the United States, U.S. officials said.<p>U.S. President Barack Obama said the measures would take an "even bigger bite" out of the …

Three female suicide bombers kill scores in Nigeria

Wearing traditional northern Nigerian dresses and long Muslim headscarves, three women in the last week have detonated suicide bombs in the city of Kano<p>A woman blew herself up at a petrol station in northern Nigeria on Monday, killing three people in one of three suicide bombings by females in Kano …

Extremism

Russia 'violated 1987 nuclear missile treaty', says US

<b>Russia has violated a key arms control treaty by testing a nuclear cruise missile, the US government says.</b><p>Russia tested a ground-launched cruise missile, breaking the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty signed in 1987 during the Cold War, the US said.<p>A senior US official did not provide …

Russia

Schoolgirl 'beheaded classmate because she wanted to dissect someone'

Teenager arrested on suspicion of murdering 15-year-old after police discovered dismembered body in suspect's home<p>A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police have said, as she reportedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.<p>The teenager, whose …

Criminal Psychology

U.S. Says Russia Tested Cruise Missile, Violating Treaty

Gaza City and Eshkol hit by deadly explosions

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Israeli launches night time air strikes on Gaza

Israel launched a round of intensive air strikes over Gaza on Monday night. At least 18 people were reported killed. The dead and injured were rushed to Gaza’s Khan Yunis hospital.<p>Numerous buildings were hit including the house of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh, causing damage but no casualties …

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West African countries announce new measures to stop Ebola spread

Nigeria quarantines hospital and Liberia shuts borders but lack of resources and understanding fuels deadly outbreak<p>Authorities across west Africa have announced a series of measures aimed at stopping the spread of the Ebola virus, which reached a fourth country last week with a death in Lagos, …

Q&A: Ebola Spreads in Africa—and Likely Will Spread Beyond

The Ebola virus has killed a Liberian doctor and infected two Americans in the worst-ever Ebola epidemic, which has now spread to Nigeria.<p>A top Liberian doctor has died and two Americans have become infected in West Africa's Ebola epidemic, which has now spread to the region's most populous city, …

Disease

UN rights chief: Flight 17 possible war crime

GENEVA (AP) — The downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 may be a war crime, U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights Navi Pillay said Monday.<p>Pillay, the U.N.'s top human rights official, called for a thorough investigation into the violation of international law that occurred when the flight was …