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Book a Room for Two in a Santorini Cave

The beautiful island of Santorini is imbued with the history of some of the earliest civilizations. A new hotel allows visitors to live like those settlers…nestled in the cliffside.


My Life as an Illegal AirBnb Landlord

A New York writer shares why she risks the law and her lease by using the popular home-sharing website. If only the attorney general could see it ain’t just for orgies.


Is Mexico’s Kim K. Assassin for Real?

Claudia Ochoa Felix of Sinaloa bears a striking resemblance to the reality TV star and shares her love of social media—but is said to be the new boss of the Sinaloa Cartel murder gang.


Why Hong Kong Hates Hip-Hop

In a city of 7.2 million people, many of whom follow Western trends closely, there are only about a half dozen hip-hop groups. Why can’t rap break through in Hong Kong?


Sex Offender Mom Takes Refuge in Canada

A Florida woman convicted of unlawful sex with her son’s 16-year-old baseball teammate fled north to escape a 30-year-sentence—and the government just granted her asylum.


Hollywood’s Backward Stance on Abortion

‘Obvious Child’ is the belated inheritor of a pro-choice movement gestating in Hollywood for decades—a movement aborted the moment politics turned contentious.


Hillary’s Network Massage

Monday night’s relentlessly promoted Diane Sawyer interview felt full of pre-asked questions, little news—and hard selling of the possible next president’s new book, ‘Hard Choices.’


East Ukraine’s Internal Refugees

Brutal fighting between pro-Russia separatists and the Ukrainian army in Sloviansk has prompted a mass exodus of city residents—and many have no idea when they’ll be able to return home.


How the Cult of Thin Enslaves Women

It’s the internal policeman that says you shouldn’t have eaten that ice cream last night. It’s the billion-dollar industry making money off of your body dissatisfaction. It’s the Ministry of Thin and it’s become a destructive Holy Grail for women.


Naming Europe’s New Anti-Semitism

Europeans are reluctant to describe the Brussels museum shooting as an anti-Semitic hate crime. It’s time to end this dangerous state of denial.


When Bush Paid Terrorists a Ransom

Republicans are howling (with no proof) that Obama paid a ransom for Bowe Bergdahl’s freedom. Funny. They weren’t howling when Bush actually did it.


The Girl Who Stole Jon Snow’s Virginity

The Scottish actress turned archer on the battle royale at Castle Black, Kit Harington dating rumors, and criticisms of the violence on ‘Game of Thrones.’ [Warning: SPOILERS]


Iran, Germany to hold nuclear talks in Tehran on Sunday

German officials will visit Tehran on Sunday for talks on Iran's nuclear drive, top Iranian negotiator and deputy foreign minister Abbas Araqchi said on Tuesday. The meeting will follow similar discussions with American, Russian and French negotiators this week ahead of the resumption of political talks between Iran and the main P5+1 group of world powers on Monday in Vienna. "Mr Hans Dieter Lucas, the German representative at the P5+1 talks, will travel to Tehran to attend a seminar" organised by Iran's Foreign Ministry, Araqchi was quoted as saying by the official IRNA news agency.


Beijing to 'civilise' citizens ahead of APEC summit

China's capital Beijing on Tuesday launched a new effort to "civilise" its residents by clamping down on queue-jumping and smoking ahead of a summit for Asian leaders later this year. The campaign, labelled "Embracing APEC Wonderful Pekingese-Citizen Civilized Behavior Promotion," also promises to crack down on jaywalking, drink driving and drivers refusing to stop at zebra crossings. The Beijing municipal government said in a press release that it aims to encourage "civilised orderly and courteous transport, to improve people's overall quality to display (their) wonderfulness." It follows a similar campaign ahead of the 2008 Beijing Olympics, which saw authorities target spitting, littering and disorderly lines for public transport.


Pakistan pounds 'terrorist hideouts' after Karachi attack

Peshawar (Pakistan) (AFP) - Pakistan carried out early morning air strikes Tuesday on a militant-infested tribal district, killing at least 15 people, the military said, a day after a brazen Taliban assault on Karachi airport. A military statement said "nine terrorist hideouts were destroyed" in the raids, which came after the Taliban stormed Pakistan's biggest airport, killing at least 30 people in an all-night battle on Monday. Pressure has built on the military to act after Monday's attack by at least 10 militants, which left a nascent peace process in tatters and raised questions about how they were able to penetrate the airport in Pakistan's economic hub. The air strikes are the latest in a succession of such attacks carried out by the Pakistani military in the tribal belt this year after talks with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) broke down.


China's Vietnam veterans fighting new battle

Yiyang (China) (AFP) - Marginalised and misunderstood, Chinese Vietnam veterans -- who fought in a little-celebrated war against their southern neighbours -- risk beatings and prison in a new battle with government officials. Teng Xingqiu is one of thousands of retired Chinese soldiers staging an increasing number of protests over unpaid benefits and unnerving Communist authorities. "The police told me they hoped I'd die in jail," said Teng, whose activism resulted in him being sentenced to three years in prison in 2009. The current tensions over Beijing's deployment of an oil rig to disputed waters are only the latest strain between the Communist neighbours.


Graham, Cantor face Tea Party challenges in Republican primaries

By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor of Virginia are favored to fend off Tea Party challengers in Republican primaries on Tuesday, when voters in five states pick candidates for the Nov. 4 midterm elections. The Graham and Cantor showdowns are the latest in a series of primary clashes between the conservative Tea Party movement and the Republican establishment this year. The Tea Party is seeking its first high-profile win after a string of losses. It came close last week in Mississippi, when Tea Party favorite Chris McDaniel fell just short of the majority needed for an outright win but forced six-term U.S. Senator Thad Cochran into a June 24 run-off.


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