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Shamima Begum: Why women are terrorism’s secret weapon

Image copyright PA Image caption Shamima Begum was 15 and living in Bethnal Green, London, when she left the UK in 2015 When women make the news because of terrorism, the focus has often been on their role as victims or as potential allies in countering the threat. By contrast, women who take part in…

Japanese say farewell to Emperor Akihito, express hopes for successor

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan’s Emperor Akihito will step down in favor of his elder son, Crown Prince Naruhito, on Tuesday, ending the 31-year Heisei era during which he sought to bring the monarchy closer to people. Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito leaves the Imperial Palace after a ritual called Taiirei-Tojitsu-Kashikodokoro-Omae-no-gi, a ceremony for the Emperor Akihito…

Snoop Dogg unveils the Chanel perfume bottle of bongs

A housewife. A kid in college. A grandma with glaucoma. What do they have in common? They all love old-school gangsta rap. And according to rap legend Snoop Dogg and prominent design firm Pentagram, they’re all potential customers for premium smokeware dubbed Pounds.[Photo: courtesy Pentagram]Pounds is a series of glass bongs, packaged with all the…

Guess Who This Trendy Teen Turned Into!

Guess Who This Trendy Teen Turned Into! 5/3/2019 12:01 AM PDT Before she was an eponymous housewife on a hit series, this fashionable youngster was raised in Illinois, where her father worked in children’s publishing. Her mom’s British and she’s the niece of the late designer Kate Spade. This youngster was immensely talented … a…