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Saudi Writer Asks How Muslims Would Feel if Christians Were Blowing Themselves Up and Trying to Convert Muslims

A Saudi journalist asked her readers in a recent article to imagine how Muslims would feel if Christians were blowing themselves up on their streets and if Christians were trying to convert Muslims, two activities associated with jihadist groups such as the Islamic State.<p>Saudi writer Nadine …

How a forgotten British captain is a hero in Myanmar

<b>In World War Two, British Capt Peter Robert Sandham Bankes led a company of Chin tribesmen in Burma - now known as Myanmar - in repelling the Japanese advance on the nearby border with India. He was killed in those remote hills 72 years ago, but as journalist Mark Fenn found, he remains a hero in</b> …

Woman Adopts Cat, Returns To Shelter For His BFF He Grew Up With

"The idea of him living out his life in a cage just broke my heart."<p>This woman did the purrfect thing.<p>Two cats, a 16-year-old cream-colored tabby named Max and 11-year-old white and orange kitty named Mojo, entered Anne Arundel County Animal Control in Millersville, Maryland, together, on Nov. …

My neighbor from hell

He despised me, I despised him. So when his pipes burst, well, good luck with that. Maybe that makes me the a-hole?<p><i>We're re-running this story as part of a countdown of the year's best personal essays. To read all the entries in the series, click here.</i> <br>Last January I was at a party when my wife …

Muslims shield Christians when Al-Shabaab attacks bus in Kenya

<b>(CNN) —</b> Their M.O. is a tried and terrifying one: Launch a raid, single out Christians, and then spray them with bullets.<p>But when Al-Shabaab militants ambushed a bus Monday, things didn't go according to plan.<p>A group of Kenyan Muslims shielded the Christian passengers and told the attackers they …

Terrorism

Navy dad returns home early, surprises kids by popping up in their Santa photo

A visit to Santa brought three children a true Christmas surprise — not to mention the best photobomb ever.<p>As Rob Stella’s kids posed with Santa earlier this month, they smiled as the photographer in front of them counted down. Stella then popped up, rising from behind the bench where he had been …

Little girl mistakes shopper for Santa so he graciously plays along

This shopper so strongly resembles Father Christmas that a little girl mistook him for Santa<p>A little girl, Sophia, was out shopping with her father and looked shocked to see a man she thought was Santa Claus.<p>The man had a long white beard and was wearing red, so it was an easy mistake to make at …

Father Christmas

13 Party Essentials Your New Year’s Eve Party Needs

Our online shopping cart is loaded with glitter, poppers and tons of confetti… yep, the new year is just around the corner! If you’ve got the hostess itch and want to plan the New Year’s Eve party that will ring in 2016 for you and your crew, check out these 13 party essentials that are sure to …

Elderly neighbours discover they both took part in the same WW2 mission

Two men in their 90s live in same block of Somerset flats, but have only just found out one inadvertently helped the other during Allied mission<p>Two elderly neighbours were shocked to discover they both took part in the same Second World War mission - with one dropping bombs to let the other storm a …

Maybe It's Time to Stop Calling It White Privilege

Maybe it's time we stopped calling it "white privilege." I think the reason people resent that phrase is they don't feel privileged. A life of "privilege" implies that I was born with access to the family yacht and country club membership. I have neither of those things and most of the people I see …

A Party Clean-Up Company Told Us the Worst Things They've Seen

Puke in the shower, passed-out guests, and shit on the walls, just to name a few.<p>Throwing a party always seems like a good idea until it's over. It's only in the early morning, once you're fully hungover and covered in unfamiliar liquids, that the regret sinks in. This usually happens after a) you …

She Had a Bomb Threat on Her Plane to Paris, What She Did Next Will Change Your Life

<i>Greetings, friend. I hope you're feeling well, and that your family is prospering in the new intercontinental economy, yet keeping safe in the eclectic new world order. Me, I'm fine. I just finished a long journey, it involved a flight and a bomb threat on my flight. And I am happy to be your</i> …

Tomorrow’s mission is designed to test technology which, if successful, will allow us to “listen” to the universe using Einstein’s general theory of relativitiy<p>This Thursday at 04:15 GMT, the European Space Agency (ESA) will launch the LISA Pathfinder spacecraft from Kourou, French Guiana. The …

Physics

When a Woman Saw a U.S. Marine Standing in the Cold Outside Walmart, She Demanded Answers — and She Didn’t Like the Explanation

For almost 15 years, former active duty Marine John Harkness stood just inside a Medina, Ohio, Walmart to collect donations for the Toys for Tots charity.<p>This year, Harkness is standing outside in the cold.<p>“I just said, why can’t they put you inside? This is crap,” Mary Murdock told WOIO-TV she …

German supermarket′s Christmas ad goes viral | Business| Economy and finance news from a German perspective | DW | 30.11.2015

A new Christmas ad from German grocery chain Edeka has gone viral. Edeka's holiday commercial reminds people of the important things in life in a …

Pre-drug war vintage ads from when cocaine was just another vice

Before the horrors of drug cartel violence and addiction became the main images you associated with cocaine, the drug carried a fashionable quality.<p>The website The World’s Best Ever gathered images of vintage magazine ads under the headline “Back in the day when they used to market cocaine.” Using …

The Isle of Sark -- Europe's Last Medieval Feudal State Is a Stone's Throw From Normandy

You're right off the coast of Normandy, a speck of land in the cold waters of the Channel between France and England. A mere 25 miles west of the Cherbourg Peninsula of France, and 80 miles south of the British coast. A steep-sided and car-free paradise.<p><b>The Isle of Sark</b> is one of the few remaining …

Wow, Seth Meyers just stripped down Donald Trump’s lies and Islamophobia so clearly even your racist uncle will get it now

“When confronted about his lies, he doubles down,” Meyers says, before answering back with reality<p>"Late Night" host Seth Meyers was on fire Tuesday night when he lit up Donald Trump for spending the weekend lying to justify his racism and Islamophobia.<p>Trump swears that he saw Muslims in New Jersey …

The Serial Swatter

Early one weekend morning in January 2014, Janet was sleeping fitfully in her parents’ home in Toronto. A junior studying elementary education at a nearby college, she had gone home for the weekend in a state of nervous collapse. For months, someone going by the name ‘‘Obnoxious’’ had been …

Homeless Vet Breaks Down In Tears After Stranger Buys Him Meal

War veteran offered job and a place to live after the video goes viral.<p>A complete stranger's random act of kindness has changed this homeless war veteran's life for the better -- as he's now been offered a job and a place to live.<p>The unidentified vet was begging for spare change by a gas station in …

Ermahgerddon: The Untold Story of the Ermahgerd Girl

Meet Maggie Goldenberger, who helplessly watched an Internet meme spawn from her awkward adolescent photo. Except, maybe the “Gersberms” girl never existed the way we thought she did?<p>In March 2012, 23-year-old Maggie Goldenberger was in the middle of a six-month trip to India and the Philippines …

Peter Will wrote a goodbye note to his family from a concentration camp but after a mix-up with his belongings it was not delivered until this year<p>The family of a second world war Dutch resistance fighter killed in a Nazi concentration camp has received his farewell letter seven decades on.<p>Peter …

Remembrance Day

Two Men Allegedly Beaten By Mob Over Confederate Flag Decal

"If I want to fly the Confederate flag, it's my right," alleged victim says.<p>Salt Lake City police are still searching for six or seven black men seen on video allegedly pummeling two white men over a Confederate flag decal on their pickup truck, the New York Daily News reported Thursday.<p>In the …

German man who refused to give Hitler Nazi salute

August Landmesser refused to do the "Sieg Heil" salute during a Nazi rally at the Blohm & Voss shipyard in Hamburg on June 13, 1936.Wikipedia/Amanda Macias/Business Insider<p>Adopted by the Nazi Party in the 1930s, Hitler's infamous "sieg heil" (meaning "hail victory") salute was mandatory for all …

Billed for the last decade as a clean alternative to petrol or electric vehicles, hydrogen cars are no longer a car show concept but a driving reality. The challenge for manufacturers now is widescale adoption<p>The first mass production hydrogen cars, billed for more than a decade as a clean …

Alternative Fuel

A ‘Black Man Wearing a Hoodie and Strapped’ With a Glock Gets Pulled Over by Police — How He Chooses to Respond Likely Determined the Outcome

Realizing his front headlight was out, Arizona author and veteran Steven Hildreth, Jr., pretty much knew why a Tucson Police Department cruiser turned around and started following him.<p>Steven Hildreth, Jr., behind the wheel of his vehicle. (Image source: Facebook)<p>“The lights go on and I pull over,” …

Social Media

This Stephen Colbert joke just put Donald Trump’s entire campaign in context

If this catches on, goodbye: Donald Trump, the poor underdog, with just a small seven-figure loan from dad.<p>Wednesday's "Late Show with Stephen Colbert" was taped before the GOP debates, but Colbert still found a way to smack down frontrunners Ben Carson and Donald Trump.<p>Trump's recent clever bash …

7 Body Language Tricks to Make People Like You

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