‘Wanted to be with Carrie’: Actress Debbie Reynolds dead at 84

Debbie Reynolds, who lit up the screen in “Singin’ in the Rain’ and other Hollywood classics despite a tumultuous life, has died a day after losing her daughter, Carrie Fisher. Reynolds was 84. Her son, Todd Fisher, said Reynolds died Wednesday. “She’s now with Carrie and we’re all heartbroken,” Fisher said from Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, […]

George Michael, Pop Superstar, Dies at 53

George Michael, the creamy-voiced English songwriter who sold tens of millions of albums as a member of the duo Wham! and on his own, was found dead on Sunday at his home in Goring in Oxfordshire, England. He was 53. A police statement said: “Thames Valley Police were called to a property in Goring-on-Thames shortly […]

5,000-Year-Old Nativity Scene Found in Egypt

Italian researchers have discovered what might be the oldest nativity scene ever found — 5,000-year-old rock art that depicts a star in the east, a newborn between parents and two animals. The scene, painted in reddish-brown ochre, was found on the ceiling of a small cavity in the Egyptian Sahara desert, during an expedition to […]

Married Italians might soon not have to promise to be faithful

Married couples in Italy will no longer have to promise to be faithful to each other, if a new bill is approved. The proposed amendment to Italy’s Civil Code would remove the word “fidelity” from Italian marriage contracts. The promise not to cheat is a “cultural legacy from an outdated and obsolete vision of marriage, […]

These Palestinians aren’t just ‘dancing pretty.’ They’re challenging their society

RAMALLAH, West Bank — It’s Tuesday evening, and a small group of young women has gathered for their weekly dance class. Warming up with sensual, yoga-like movements, they eventually face one another in coordinated steps. Dressed in tight black leggings and oversize T-shirts, the women could have been members of a troupe in the United States […]

Algerian minister under fire for suggesting that married women should ‘give up salaries’

An Algerian Minister has sparked controversy by suggesting that married Algerian women should hand over their salaries to the country’s government. Mounia Meslem, Algeria’s Minister for National Solidarity, the Family and Women’s Affairs, made the comments to a local TV network on the weekend, igniting a storm on social media. Algerians were quick to slam […]