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Osama Bin Laden Dead: A Look At The Abbottabad Mansion Where The Al Qaeda Leader Was Killed (VIDEO, PHOTOS)

(4830) Comments | Posted May 2, 2011 | 9:00 AM

Osama bin Laden was killed in his "mansion," according to the New York Times. Where did America's most wanted terrorist call home?

The compound was located in the city of Abbottabad, Pakistan, about two hours outside of Islamabad. According to the Times, while comfortable in some...

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Human Language Arose From Africa: Study

(1211) Comments | Posted April 15, 2011 | 2:35 PM

Human language arose in southern Africa, a new study in Science magazine claims.

Language then spread across the globe through human migration. The claim complements fossil findings that point to southern Africa as the birthplace of modern humans.

According to the Washington Post, researcher Quentin...

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Predator Drone Mistakenly Kills 2 U.S. Servicemen: Report

(671) Comments | Posted April 11, 2011 | 5:54 PM

Two U.S. service members were killed last week in a drone airstrike that is believed to be the first instance of friendly-fire deaths from drone attacks, NBC News is reporting.

The attack, which took place in Afghanistan's restive Helmand province, appears to be a case of mistaken...

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Iman al-Obeidi, Libya Woman Who Claimed Rape, Speaks With Anderson Cooper (VIDEO)

(1171) Comments | Posted April 5, 2011 | 2:37 PM

Iman al-Obeidi, the Libyan woman who claimed she was raped by Gaddafi forces, told Anderson Cooper horrifying details of her ordeal in an interview on Monday night.

Al-Obeidi, who was reportedly free on Monday, said that she is still being harassed by government forces and...

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P.J. Crowley: Bradley Manning Comments Caused 'No Regrets'

(209) Comments | Posted March 28, 2011 | 4:58 PM

Former State Department spokesperson P.J. Crowley said Monday that he felt "no regrets" over the comments that sparked his resignation.

Crowley, in his first public remarks since stepping down on March 13, told the BBC, "I thought the treatment of Bradley Manning was undermining what I considered...

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U.S. Concerned Japan Facing Situation That Could Be 'Deadly For Decades': ABC News

(8348) Comments | Posted March 16, 2011 | 5:08 PM

The White House is preparing for a situation in Japan that could be "deadly for decades," a U.S. official tells ABC News.


According to the official, the U.S. believes a larger evacuation zone should be imposed and that the next 24-48...

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Arab Revolutions: From Tunisia To Egypt, Is This The Beginning Of A Trend?

(411) Comments | Posted February 1, 2011 | 7:48 AM

Protests continue to sweep Egypt, as the world waits to see if President Hosni Mubarak will be forced from office. Those protesters are not alone. The movement leading the demonstrations in Egypt credited inspiration for their actions to the protesters in Tunisia, and a later protest in Yemen...

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Muslim Brotherhood, Egypt Opposition Party, In The Spotlight During Protests

(62) Comments | Posted January 30, 2011 | 6:23 PM

In media coverage of the ongoing protests rocking Egypt, the phrase "Muslim Brotherhood" has cropped up more than once. Who is this group, and what role are they playing in the protests?

The Muslim Brotherhood, also known as Ikhwan, is an officially illegal Islamist opposition...

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Why Egypt Matters: The Implications Of The Protests

(1743) Comments | Posted January 29, 2011 | 4:28 PM

As the protests continue in Egypt after President Hosni Mubarak's refusal to step down, the international media is increasingly focused on the Egyptian unrest. Why is the story gaining traction? There are a number of factors that make Egypt's unrest important, in both that country, the Middle East, and the...

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What's Going On In Egypt?

(175) Comments | Posted January 28, 2011 | 10:52 PM

After days of protest, Egypt's civil unrest came to a head today, with protestors defying curfews as the nation's military entered the streets. If you're new to the story, here's what's going on.

Protests started on Tuesday, January 25, when -- inspired by the successful revolution in...

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Facebook Blocked In Egypt? Rumors Persist, But No Confirmation

(16) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 6:00 PM

Rumors are flying that the Egyptian government is now restricting access to Facebook after blocking Twitter yesterday, according to TechCrunch and sources on Twitter. In Alexandria, @antikano tweets:


Blocking FB & TWITTER...

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State Of The Union: Where Was The Foreign Policy?

(79) Comments | Posted January 26, 2011 | 11:05 AM

Obama's expansive State of the Union address on Tuesday covered everything from Facebook to smoked salmon, but was surprisingly short on a topic that is usually a heavy hitter: foreign policy.

In fact, as ABC reports, Obama spent just 13 percent of his...

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Ahmadinejad Slapped By Revolutionary Guard Chief Of Staff: WikiLeaks Cable

(1279) Comments | Posted January 3, 2011 | 12:20 PM

According to a recently released cable obtained by WikiLeaks, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was slapped in the face by Revolutionary Guard Chief of Staff Mohammed Ali Jafari.

According to the cable, Ahmadinejad surprised the Supreme National Security Council by taking a liberal posture on opposition protests. The president...

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Alan Rusbridger WikiLeaks Interview: Editor Of The 'Guardian' On The Cables

(5) Comments | Posted December 7, 2010 | 6:11 PM

We're starting an interview with the editor of the Guardian, using some of the quesitons readers sent in to @HuffPostWorld.

HP: In an op-ed for the Australian newspaper, Julian Assange wrote today:

WikiLeaks coined a new type of journalism: scientific journalism. We work...
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Rare Color Photos Of The Russian Empire At The Turn Of The Century

(410) Comments | Posted November 20, 2010 | 10:52 AM

These rare color photos by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii document the Russian empire between 1909 and 1915. With the support of Tsar Nicholas II, Prokudin-Gorskii traveled throughout the Russian empire in a specially outfitted train car conducting a photographic survey, according to the Library of Congress, which owns the...

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Pig Island: A Pork-Stuffed Festival of Gluttony

(124) Comments | Posted October 4, 2010 | 3:38 PM

On Saturday, pork lovers took over New York's Governor's Island for a festival of pig-inspired foods. Bluegrass music played while chefs like Porchetta's Sara Jenkins carved up her signature dish and famed barbecue master John Taylor and Rub restaurant dished out North Carolina-style barbecue with Moravian slaw. Sixpoint Craft Ales...

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Bouillabaisse Explained: Five Questions for Adam Gopnik

(76) Comments | Posted September 27, 2010 | 12:19 PM

Bouillabaisse, the one-pot fish stew from Southern France, has been cropping up on some of New York's finest menus lately, returning cachet to the peasant's soup. As with any simple dish, however, confusion abounds when it comes to how to create an...
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Dinner at the James Beard House: Posh or Passe?

(6) Comments | Posted May 14, 2010 | 4:37 PM

For a high-end tasting menu in New York, restaurants routinely request around $300, from Thomas Keller's food temple Per Se, which starts out at $275 (sans wine), to Le Bernadin, where the chef's tasting menu will run you $325 with wine pairings. Two hundred dollars for...

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The Sous Vide Supreme: At $449, Succulent, or Just Suck? (REVIEW, PHOTOS)

(224) Comments | Posted April 28, 2010 | 4:46 PM

When buying kitchen staples like knives, pots, and pans, it's often worth investing some money for the best product. A Le Creuset French oven or All-Clad pan set will last a lifetime and increase the quality of your food, and is worth the approximately $300 -...

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Fantastic Mr. Fox: Wes Anderson and the Capers of Middle Age

(1) Comments | Posted November 13, 2009 | 3:07 PM

In one of the earlier scenes in Wes Anderson's latest contribution to the hipster zeitgeist Mr. Fox (George Clooney), having decided to relocate from a hole in the ground to a tree, is asked by Mrs. Fox if he stills feels poor. "Less so," he muses, lounging under the boughs...

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