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After the Paris attacks, connecting with each other and ourselves

Speaking with those in Paris during the attacks and a friend from the Middle East — give human context to a terrible event.
Agnes Gereb

Hungarian midwife Agnes Gereb changing the world

A new documentary tackles the persecution of midwife Agnes Gereb and the lack of freedom for women wanting to give birth in the safety of their homes.

My hot, sweaty commute on the tube during the 2012 London Olympics

As the train lumbered into the station, I could feel a collective groan down the platform. Kings Cross Underground Station - 6:28 p.m. on a Monday. Rush hour. Summer had finally come to...

Occupy the Igloo?

Icy Occupy-style igloo village planned to protest inequality as World Economic Forum meets in Switzerland.

Vladimir Putin to run for presidency in 2012

Vladimir Putin is back, and he's hoping to return for a third term of presidency in 2012. Addressing the United Russia party's annual congress, Putin and President Dmitry Medvedev said that they...

Two PMs agree: the economic storm is gathering

British leader David Cameron joins Stephen Harper in mutual Tory refrain: international collapse is near if government debts aren't cut.

Coco Chanel, the Nazi spy?

Ah, Coco Chanel -- iconic designer, trailblazing businesswoman and...a Nazi spy? French media expressed bemusement with news of the release of Sleeping with the Enemy: Coco Chanel's Secret War ...

Gerard Depardieu's worst role

French actor Gerard Depardieu urinates on airplane floor.

"Rock snot" from B.C. congesting rivers world-wide in growing environmental threat

Algae from Nanaimo area threatening ecosystems, experts say.

UK riot arrests top 1,700 as talk turns to muzzling social media

Courts open through the night, police flood streets as weekend looms.