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Charlie Gard: European Court orders life support extension

<b>The parents of a terminally-ill baby have been given more time to put forward a legal case that he should be allowed to go to the US for treatment.</b><p>Life-support for Charlie Gard must continue until midnight on Monday, the European Court of Human Rights ruled.<p>The 10-month old has a rare genetic …

Charlie Gard

Group braves danger delivering health care to rural Kenya

<b>Lamu, Kenya (CNN) —</b> The eastern coast of Kenya is riddled with danger. Once a sought-after tourist destination, today people are being warned to stay away because of threats by Islamist terror group Al-Shabaab. Others are fleeing the area for good.<p>But Umra Omar keeps going back.<p>In the remote area …

Africa

Tamara Lovett, Calgary Mom Who Gave Son Holistic Remedies, 'Morally Innocent': Lawyer

CALGARY — The lawyer for a Calgary woman who treated her son with holistic remedies before he died of a strep infection says his client was a good …

A Brief History of Death

At night I used to pad up and down the dark hallways in our house and stop outside my parents’ bedroom. Bending over to squint through the keyhole, I could see my mother’s slight body huddled on the right side of the bed underneath heavy covers, her head disappearing among them. Ever since her body …

Photographer An-My Lê Remembers Her Grandmother's Substitution Soup

<i>This month, we're delighted to share four essays from</i> The Artists' and Writers' Cookbook <i>about the power of a simple bowl of soup. Vietnamese-American</i> …

Dining Rooms

Scenes From Charlotte’s Nights of Rage (Photos)

National Guard troops arrived in the city after a second evening of clashes between protesters and police. A look at demonstrations in the …

Around The World In 16 Shaves

How people shave and trim in countries around the globe.<p>Earlier this summer, Photocrowd.com and Captain Fawcett organised a global photo competition called Barbers of the World, calling for images that show barbers and barbershops working their trade in the age-old art of shaving.<p>Last month, they …

India

The Guacamole Recipes That Can Make Your Life Great Again

One is just not enough.<p>No one really <i>needs</i> a guacamole recipe to make a batch. Just mix up ripe avocados with onion, jalapeño, salt and lime juice — the inclusion of garlic, tomato and cilantro are up for debate — and voila, the best appetizer on the planet is yours. But guacamole recipes are …

Cooking

The longest train journey in India

On an 85-hour train ride of 57 stops, 21 carriages and three sunsets, photographer Ed Hanley discovered the true beauty of India.<p>The Dibrugarh-Kanyakumari Vivek Express train number 15906 crosses India from the northeastern state of Assam to the southernmost town of Kanyakumari. The 85-hour journey …

India

43 Photos That Show The Incredible Strength It Takes To Give Birth

Birth is beautiful, no matter how a child enters the world.<p>No matter the specific circumstances, childbirth is hard. It’s hard for the mother who is being hit with contraction after contraction, fighting to catch her breath; it’s hard for the mom who is barely hanging on as she waits for her …

Pregnancy

Father And Son Took The Same Photo For 28 Years - The Last One Is Completely Remarkable

Father And Son Took The Same Photo For 28 Years - The Last One Is Completely Remarkable<p>Check out the slideshow below to see this remarkable …

32 of the Most Scandalous, Controversial, and Memorable Moments in Summer Olympic History

From record besting...to gender testing.<p>The summer games are a place for glory, victory, and honor. They're also a place for controversy, scandal, and dishonesty. As such, let's round up Olympic moments from both ends of the spectrum, from disgraceful cheating in 1896 to seriously inspiring …

5 Flat-Pack Furniture Companies That Are Cooler Than IKEA

Sick of disposable furniture but can’t afford high-end stuff? A new genre of companies fit somewhere in between–and they ship to your door.<p>While companies like ABC Home and Design Within Reach tout the idea of bringing high design to the masses, their items are still out of reach for most of us. …

Ebola nurse Pauline Cafferkey says she feared a 'horrible death'

Scottish nurse who was admitted to the hospital three times after contracting the virus talks of her ordeal in TV interview<p>Pauline Cafferkey, the Scottish nurse who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone in 2014, has described the pain of battling the virus inside a hospital isolation unit.<p>Cafferkey …

Disease

23 Stories You Need To Read On Mother's Day

These are stories by and about mothers, mothers-in-law, and grandmothers: the women who gave us our lives and taught us how to live them.<p>When Only Memories Can Fill The Cracks — Rebecca Tucker<p>"As my Nonna drifts further away, I’m clinging to the physical artifacts that link us."<p>My Mama’s Manicures …

Parenting

Defying the Sahara - A Photographic Adventure With Audray Saulem

Reportage seems to be a genre where feminine qualities are seen as an obstacle rather then as an asset. I sat down with French photographer Audray …

Marathons

30 Things You Need To Eat This Month

Hang in there.

Food

Under the Same Sun

This photo series was created in collaboration with the Josephat Torner Foundation and ‘Stichting Afrikaanse Albino's’ to raise awareness about the circumstances of people with albinism living in Africa, specifically Tanzania.<p>In Tanzania, when you have albinism, you are thought to be evil. There …

Africa

Image goes viral after glucose-sniffing 'Jedi' dog saves diabetic boy

A diabetes-sniffing dog is getting accolades after alerting his owner to her seven-year-old son’s low blood sugar in what could have been a dangerous …

Diabetes

Under assisted-dying recommendations death loses taboo heft: DiManno

Remove the delicate language and it’s still euthanasia. I refuse to call it “death with dignity,” which implies that suffering, a deeply straitened …

A Truce in Syria

Last Tuesday, Amaq, a news agency associated with the Islamic State, reported that <i>isis</i> fighters had captured the village of Khanaser from the Syrian government. Khanaser sits on the main supply route to the government-controlled part of Aleppo, Syria’s largest city, and it has been crucial in the …

Kentucky lawmaker’s bill forces men to get note from wives before purchasing Viagra

Tired of what she considers the government inserting itself into women’s private lives, a Kentucky lawmaker has decided to return the favor.<p>Rep. Mary Lou Marzian, a Louisville Democrat, has introduced a bill that would force men who want to use erectile dysfunction drugs to jump through a series of …

Pro-choice Movement

How to survive a global disaster: a handy guide

Whether it’s a natural disaster, bioterrorist attack or pandemic, experts reckon society as we know it will collapse within 13 days of a catastrophic event. So what do you do next?<p>On 22 June, 2001, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby of the Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies, …

Oxford University

10 best podcasts by women you probably haven't heard — and need to now

Like other forms of media, the podcast industry is largely dominated by white, male voices. Take a quick look at the top 10 podcasts in iTunes, and …

This French Street Artist Is Making Boring Buildings Beautiful

The walls you see here could easily be boring slabs of concrete or brick. But in the talented hands of French street artist Julien Malland, the walls …

My Last Day as a Surgeon

<i>In May of 2013, the Stanford University neurosurgical resident Paul Kalanithi was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic lung cancer. He was thirty-six years old. In his two remaining years—he died in March of 2015—he continued his medical training, became the father to a baby girl, and wrote</i> …

Courageous Cancer Patient Recreates the "Birth of Venus"

Washington DC-based portrait photographer Jonathan Thorpe captures an incredible image of his friend and model Heather Byrd, in which the young woman (who also happens to be a cancer patient) is at the center of a thought-provoking recreation of Botticelli's <i>Birth of Venus</i>. Standing in as the …

Art