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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.

  • 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.

  • 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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  • Actors Ben Affleck, Jennifer Garner announce plans to divorce

    Hollywood A-list couple Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner on Tuesday announced plans to divorce, a day after their 10th wedding anniversary. Oscar-winning Affleck, 42, and Garner, 43, starred together in the 2003 superhero film "Daredevil" and were married in 2005 and have three children, all under the age of 10. Affleck has enjoyed a recent wave of success, with his 2012 film "Argo" winning the best picture Oscar and more recently, his 2014 thriller "Gone Girl" becoming a box office hit.

  • 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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  • 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
  • Wimbledon diary - Day three: Grigor Dimitrov and Maria Sharapova support each other from afar

    Grigor Dimitrov was in a good mood after beating Steve Johnson yesterday which is probably why he indulged the media and answered some cheeky questions about girls, namely his main girl Maria Sharapova. The Bulgarian world No11 was told by a journalist that Boris Becker had tipped him to be the next big thing in tennis provided he didn’t get distracted, to which Dimitrov responded: “I’m always distracted,” he said laughing. “Kidding. “Obviously I know Boris is... he’s a great guy and I always had a good relationship with him.

  • The Cavaliers are making a $230 million bet that last year's team is good enough to win it all

    The Cleveland Cavaliers entered the summer with a laundry list of their players hitting free agency. In the first 24 hours of the NBA's free agency period, the Cavs re-signed their biggest free agents, piling up a giant payroll in the process. Kevin Love re-signed to a five-year, $110 million deal, Iman Shumpert agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal, and Tristan Thompson will reportedly agree to a five-year, $80 million deal.

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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.

  • 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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  • There may be a way to 'turn off' chronic diseases with electricity — and it could be the future of medicine

    Imagine a world where we treated deadly diseases with electricity instead of pills or chemo. Normally, our nervous systems send signals to our tissues and organs to suppress inflammation, a phenomenon known as the inflammatory reflex. Traditionally, doctors have treated these diseases using drugs designed to suppress inflammation, such as infliximab (trade name Remicade) oradalimumab (Humira).

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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).
  • Toyota's top female executive arrested in Japan resigns

    Julie Hamp, the most senior female executive at Toyota who was arrested in Japan last month on suspicion of drug law violations, has resigned from the company, the automaker said Wednesday. Hamp, a 55-year-old American who was Toyota's newly appointed head of public relations, was arrested on June 18 on suspicion of importing oxycodone, a narcotic pain killer, into Japan. Toyota declined to disclose other details, noting the investigation was ongoing.

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  • Iraq Christians train to recapture homes from IS

    With wooden crosses around their necks and others tattooed on their arms, several dozen Iraqi Christians are training to recapture their homes overrun by the Islamic State jihadist group. A year ago, IS launched a fierce offensive in northern Iraq, quickly capturing second city Mosul, with its large Christian minority, and Christian-populated areas in the surrounding Nineveh province. Thousands fled, but some want to fight back, and are now training at a military base near the Baghdad airport.

  • Images show Chinese airstrip on man-made Spratly island nearly finished

    A U.S. military commander had told Reuters in May that the airstrip on Fiery Cross Reef could be operational by year-end, although the June 28 images suggest that could now be sooner. The airstrip will be long enough to accommodate most Chinese military aircraft, security experts have said, giving Beijing greater reach into the heart of maritime Southeast Asia. China said on Tuesday some of its land reclamation in the Spratlys, where it's building seven islands on top of coral reefs, had been completed, although it gave few details.

  • 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.

  • Syria refugee child labour a 'growing, dangerous problem'

    A growing number of Syrian refugee children are being pushed into the labour market to support their families, exploited in often dangerous conditions, said a report released on Thursday. Syria's civil war has killed more than 230,000 people and forced around half the population from their homes. The United Nations says close to four million have fled Syria as refugees, mainly to neighbouring countries that struggle to cope with the influx.

  • 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.