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Professor Ziva Bakman-Flamhaft is back with her new book, "War Widow: How the Six Day War Changed My Life A Memoir," and it is very compelling.

Transgender 'bathroom bill' collapses in Texas

Rights activists celebrated Wednesday the collapse of legislation to restrict transgender people's use of bathrooms in Texas, but proponents on both sides of the bitter divide warned the battle was far from over.

Grace Mugabe claims diplomatic immunity in S.Africa assault case

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe has claimed diplomatic immunity after being accused of assaulting a 20-year-old model, South African police said Wednesday, confirming she had not fled the country.

One million dance lovers gather at Japan's 'Awa' festival

Over a million performers and spectators will flock to a western Japanese city this weekend for one of the country's largest dance festivals, after organisers stepped up efforts to accommodate foreign visitors.

Op-Ed: San Francisco's Matt Richtel rivals Michael Crichton in new book Special

As technology moves quickly into the third decade of the 21st Century, some people continue to fear it. The future is always unknown. But for one writer embracing tech will help us avoid 'blind spots.'

Chinese 'Sex and the City' confronts awkward truths

A wildly popular drama likened to "Sex and the City" is breaking ground on China's staid state television with content that strikes at the heart of life today for the nation's urban women.

Review: Eric Hafker excellent on second edition of poetry book 'Bare' Special

Poet, editor and educator Eric Hafker has released the second edition of his critically acclaimed poetry book "Bare" via Moving Poetry Press.

Shellfish, fire and Party praise: beach breaks, North Korea style

Take several dozen North Korean clams. Arrange vent-down on concrete slab. Douse liberally with petrol. Ignite. Add fuel until cooked.

Jihadi Glamour: Pakistani Taliban launches women's magazine

The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday released the first edition of a magazine for women, apparently aiming to convince its target readership to join the militant group and take up jihad.

Britain's Prince Philip to retire this week

Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth II, will retire this week, conducting the last of more than 22,200 solo public engagements, the palace said Monday.

Hair for the Gods ends up on thinning heads in Europe, Africa

For Hindu followers it is an act of devotion, but at the Thiruthani Murugan temple and others across India there are millions to be made from heads that are shaved and smothered with tumeric paste.

Luminescent clothing set to big this summer? Special

One of the popular styles of clothing, especially for the club scene, this summer could be a style of luminescent clothing produced by digital printing. One brand, 'Insane Paris', featured at this year's London Film and Comic Convention.

Clooney to sue Voici over images of twins

Hollywood A-lister George Clooney is fuming mad at Voici for publishing images of his twins and will sue the French entertainment magazine.

Juncker press conference interrupted by wife... no, Merkel

It's a problem many people will be familiar with: forgetting to turn your phone off during an important meeting, then it rings with a call from home.

What's that dish? AI has the answer

Cookery and baking shows are proving to be reality television hits and this has triggered a rise in sales of cookery books and home baking. Technology has chased this trend, leading to an innovative app that scans photographs for recipes.

British families blame Brexit for au pair shortage

Negotiations over Britain's withdrawal from the European Union have barely started, but some British families are already feeling the bite as the number of au pairs coming from across Europe declines.

Op-Ed: CA Legal team says Employment laws are being broken by Uber/Lyft Special

Finally, the 21st Century arrives to the quaint town of Sonoma with the latest in "ride-hailing services." Or as they are officially referred to by the State Public Utilities Commission, "Transportation Network Companies."

Syrian displaced by IS fight paints his heartache

Under the Islamic State group's rule, Syrian farmer Faysal was forced to hide his sketches and paintings, but displaced by fighting he has finally been able to resume his beloved hobby.

Shopping-weary Chinese find refuge in souped-up man caves

It's a familiar sight in shopping malls around the world -- weary-looking men dutifully following their wives from store to store. But China may have the solution: so-called "husband rest booths".

Trump in Paris: Military pomp and the high life

Dinner up the Eiffel Tower, a military parade and a controversial moment with the French president's wife: AFP looks at the key moments of Donald Trump's trip to Paris.

Mastering manners at Switzerland's last finishing school

Eight women sit primly around an elaborately set table making pleasant small-talk about the weather, as immaculately starched waiting staff stand at the ready.

Pamela Anderson drops out of 'sexy' French vegan restaurant

The former "Baywatch" star Pamela Anderson has dropped out of a pop-up vegan restaurant project on the French Riviera just days after its opening, saying the venture did not meet "expectations or agreements".

Op-Ed: Former Journalist wants America's other coast history known Special

A new book, "Franciscan Frontiersmen" has just been published about three little-known trail-blazers. This past May 24, the San Diego History Center invited the author Robert Kittle to speak.

South Africa's record-breaking running 'Grande Dame'

Deirdre Larkin breezes through Johannesburg's suburbs most mornings, her white hair buffeted by the wind as she runs her well-trodden eight-kilometre training course.

US labels make Paris debut on haute couture catwalks

Two high-end American labels will make their Paris haute couture debuts Sunday in a week when the French capital pays tribute to two of fashion's legends.

Silicone Sally: Japan men find true love with sex dolls

When the spark went out of Masayuki Ozaki's marriage, he found an unusual outlet to plug the romantic void -- a silicone sex doll he swears is the love of his life.

For Chinese gays, 'coming out' is a family affair

When Piao Chunmei's son told her he was gay, she reacted the way many Chinese parents do, sleepless and crying for days due to the lingering shame of same sex relationships in China.

Op-Ed: Writer Martha Conway notes 'genre-bending' new novel Special

San Francisco-based author Martha Conway read from her historical novel "The Underground River" on June 20th at Bookshop West Portal. This reporter talked to her after the gathering.

Meet Kali Chan: Director of Media Relations at Adelphi University Special

Ms. Kali Chan, the Director of Media Relations at Adelphi University, chatted with Digital Journal about her respected career in public relations. She also offered advice for aspiring publicists.

Messi's gritty hometown braces for a glam wedding

Security is at the top of everyone's minds in Rosario, Argentina these days.

Gripping tales lure war-weary Syrians to Damascus cafe

With a slender sword in one hand and an antique storybook in the other, Ahmad al-Lahham captivates a packed Damascus coffeehouse with tales of ancient kingdoms and brave conquerers.

Cardinal cut: Italy's tailor to the stars of the Church

Raniero Mancinelli cannot afford to drop a stitch. Pope Francis is creating five new cardinals next week and the race is on to have their scarlet robes ready in time.

Temples transformed: superheroes bolster Buddha's ranks

Superheroes are coming to the rescue of Thailand's temples, where monks have commissioned giant statues of comic book icons and toy robots to entertain children while parents donate to their coffers.

Former Laguna Beach star Kristin Cavallari talks new make-up line Special

TV personality and fashion designer Kristin Cavallari chatted with Digital Journal about her partnership with the make-up line Savvy Minerals by Young Living.

Rich Venezuelans eat sushi, guzzle cocktails amid chaos

While most Venezuelans struggle to buy food and make ends meet, a small group still manages to eat sushi and sip cocktails in exclusive discos and country clubs.
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