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  • North Korean defector lifts lid on world's most secret state

    By Emma Batha LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a schoolgirl in North Korea, Hyeonseo Lee was forced to watch executions, denounce her friends for fabricated transgressions and dig tunnels in case of a nuclear attack. It wasn't until she left North Korea at the age of 17 that she began to discover the full horror of the government that had fed her propaganda since birth. In a memoir published in London on Thursday, Lee gives a rare insight into the bizarre and brutal reality of daily life in the world's most secretive state.

  • Pregnant Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Celebrate Their First Wedding Anniversary By Sipping Pina Coladas In Bed

    If you like piña colada, and getting caught in the rain, you might be a little jealous of how Kim Kardshian and Kanye West decided to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. According to Us Weekly, Kim, 34, and Kanye, 38, spent their first anniversary (May 24) watching the mum-of-one’s favourite film Troop Beverly Hills in bed in their $20m Hidden Hills mansion in California. As if that doesn’t sound relaxing enough, a private bartender, who was hired especially for the occasion, served them piña coladas.

  • An exercise scientist told us the 2 things everyone gets wrong about working out

    Exercise is filled with misconceptions. Recently, we chatted with Rutgers exercise scientist Shawn Arent and asked him what the two biggest misconceptions are about exercise. "I think one [misconception] is if you lift weights you'll get big and bulky.

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  • America's 'Plan B' for Iran comes with one huge problem

    Should negotiations ultimately fail and Tehran makes a break for a nuclear weapon, the US has signalled that it is ready to attack Iranian nuclear facilities with an awe-inspiring "plan B" — the 30,000-pound bunker busting Massive Ordnance Penetrator (MOP).

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  • Trump sues Univision for $500 million over Miss USA cancellation

    U.S. presidential candidate and real estate mogul Donald Trump filed a $500 million lawsuit on Tuesday against Univision over the Spanish-language TV network's decision to end its contract to broadcast the Miss USA pageant, which is co-owned by Trump. Univision said last week it would not air the July 12 pageant because of what it called insulting remarks about Mexican immigrants made by Trump when he announced he was running for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination. The 19-page lawsuit accuses Univision of a "thinly veiled attempt" to stifle Trump's freedom of speech in order to boost Democratic frontrunner Hilary Clinton.

  • Palestinians arrest 100 Hamas members in W.Bank: security

    Palestinian forces have arrested around 100 Hamas members in the West Bank, a security official said Friday, raising tension between the Islamist movement and its Ramallah-based rivals. The people, arrested overnight, "intended to carry out attacks against the Palestinian Authority (PA)," the official said, without elaborating. Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri condemned the arrests as a "dangerous escalation which blocks efforts and reconciliation." He also criticised the PA for its "security cooperation with the Israeli occupation." Under 1993 peace accords, the PA coordinates on West Bank security with Israel, including by sharing intelligence.

  • Nidhi Dutta Conveys Dad JP Dutta's Special Message To Abhishek Bachchan on Twitter

    Abhishek Bachchan had made his Bollywood acting debut in JP Dutta's Refugee way back in 2000 yesterday and JP's daughter Nidhi Dutta took to Twitter to convey her father's message to Abhishek on the film completing 15 years. Nidhi tweeted, ''@juniorbachchan sending U something that Dad wants to convey! It's too long so took a snap shot!'' The message was a touching one by JP in which he spoke about how Abhishek had started his journey as an actor 15 years back and that Abhishek has proved to be a great actor, a great son, a great brother, a great husband, a great friend and now, a great father. JP Dutta further said that Abhishek has always made him proud and will continue to do so.

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  • 8 Organic Beauty Products You Can Make at Home That Are Even Better Than Salon Treatment

    In today's day and age surviving without beauty products is next to impossible. Living in cities can take a toll on your health as well as your skin. And with hectic schedules, daily visits to beauty salon seems next to impossible. So, you end up turning
  • Here's the manual that Al Qaeda and now ISIS use to brainwash people online

    The US and other Western countries have been alarmed at how the Islamic State militant group has been able to lure teenagers and young people to the Middle East to join its ranks. Rukmini Callimachi of The New York Times recently wrote about a 23-year-old American woman from Washington state who has been communicating with Islamic State (also known as ISIS, ISIL, or Daesh) recruiters online. The woman, "Alex," showed Callimachi the messages and reading materials these recruiters had sent her, and their approach to grooming her seems textbook.

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  • 20 questions to find out if you’re a workaholic

    If you answered "yes," you might be a workaholic — and that isn't necessarily something to be proud of. Michele Schalin, the community outreach coordinator at Workaholics Anonymous, a "fellowship of individuals who share their experience, strength, and hope with each other that they may solve their common problems and help others to recover from workaholism," says workaholism can lead to divorce, suicide, stroke, heart attack, sleep deprivation, damaged relationships with friends and family, "and the list goes on," she tells Business Insider.

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  • OMG! Shraddha Kapoor is scared to dance with Tiger Shroff!

    By Jahnavi Patel, Glamsham Editorial Shraddha Kapoor, who is paired opposite Tiger Shroff in the upcoming Bollywood film BAAGHI, is very excited to work with the actor and also scared to dance with him. Ask her if she is excited to work with Tiger Shroff as he is also a very good dancer and she says "He is a superb dancer, how he moves! I am very scared.

  • The South China Sea is now a 'core interest' of Beijing — and that's a problem for its neighbors

    China’s aggressive posture toward the South China Sea has been stirring tensions in the region, and a new national security law suggests that Beijing is just getting started. In years past,  China's core interests were believed to mean specific and limited territorial matters, such as those regarding Taiwan and Tibet, that the communist country determined to be internal matters. The new law is reportedly an indication that the “core interests” have been stretched.

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  • Russia and Turkey can't agree on gas prices

    (REUTERS/Osman Orsal) Russia's President Vladimir Putin gestures during a news conference after a meeting with Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul December 3, 2012. Update: Turkish officials told Reuters that Gazprom and Turkey are "

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  • Dubai named world's fourth most expensive hotel stay

    Dubai has been named the fourth most expensive destination in the world to spend a night in a hotel in a new index compiled by Bloomberg. San Francisco was ranked the world's most expensive with the average price for a hotel room in the US city jumping 88 percent in the past year to $397 a night. According to the index of the world’s top 100 financial centres, it ranked ahead of Geneva ($292 a night) Milan ($271) and Dubai ($255).
  • IS says it destroyed archaeological pieces from Palmyra

    Islamic State group militants have destroyed six archaeological pieces from the historic town of Palmyra that were confiscated from a smuggler, the group said. The issue was referred to an Islamic court in the IS-held northern Syrian town of Manbij, which ordered that they be destroyed and the man be whipped. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday it was unclear if the busts were authentic or if the militants destroyed fake busts as a cover for the IS group's own antiquities smuggling.

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  • 'Glee'-type music contest crowns winners in New York City

    A 17-year-old New Yorker math and science whiz and an 18-year-old Californian who will study musical theater in college have won top honors at the National High School Musical Theater Awards. Anthony Skillman, of Tustin, California, was named best actor and Marla Louissaint, of New York City, was named best actress Monday night at the seventh-annual "Glee"-like competition, nicknamed the Jimmy Awards after theater owner James Nederlander.

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  • The Lakers' presentation to LaMarcus Aldridge — the most coveted free agent in the NBA — sounds like a disaster

    The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly out of the running for free agent big man LaMarcus Aldridge. The Lakers had a meeting with Aldridge early in the NBA's free agency period, and though initial reports said it went "really well," information about the meeting that leaked out Wednesday afternoon makes it sound like a disaster.

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  • There's a lot of evidence that the next iPhone will have an incredible camera

    A new document leaked by a supposed Foxconn employee, the company that builds the iPhone in China, was obtained by Apple Insider, and it reinforces rumors that the iPhone 6's successor could have a 12-megapixel camera, as well as 2 gigabytes of RAM. Rather, a 12-megapixel camera compared with the iPhone 6's 8-megapixel shooter would allow you to record slow-motion videos in ultra-high 4K resolution. 4K resolution means video shot with the next iPhone will be about twice as sharp as video shot with the iPhone 6.

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  • Jaguar Land Rover signs partnership to build cars in Austria

    Luxury carmaker Jaguar Land Rover [TAMOJL.UL] has signed a contract to build some vehicles in Austria, it said on Thursday, a further expansion away from its UK manufacturing base. The brand, owned by India's Tata Group since 2008, opened its first overseas manufacturing plant in China in October and is building a Brazilian plant in a bid to expand volumes and bring production closer to key markets. The automaker said it had signed a manufacturing partnership with Magna Steyr, a unit of Magna International , and would build an unspecified number of models in the Austrian city of Graz as its three British plants were close to capacity.

  • Caitlyn Jenner Makes It Onto BBC Woman’s Hour Power List Alongside Angelina Jolie And Nicola Sturgeon

    Caitlyn Jenner continues to prove that she’s one heck of a powerful, inspirational and downright incredible lady by nabbing a spot on BBC Woman’s Hour Power List 2015. The former Olympian revealed her transition on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine last month, and has been continuing to receive an amazing outpouring of support ever since. The 65-year-old is in good company on the Power List, with the likes of Angelina Jolie, Nicola Sturgeon and Anna Wintour all featuring.