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A WWF activist dressed as a panda bear stands next to an illuminated globe in front of the Brandenburger Gate in Berlin during the the global climate change awareness campaign "Earth Hour." (JOHN MACDOUGALL/AFP/Getty Images)

Bay Area Lights Go Out As World Observes Earth Hour

Bay Area bridges, high-rises and landmarks go dark at 8:30 p.m. Saturday evening to mark Earth Hour.

03/28/2015

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Nude Painting Banned On Facebook Could Trigger Avalanche Of Legal Challenges For Social Media

The painting is good enough for the famed Musee d’Orsay, but it’s too risqué for Facebook, and now after banning a photo of a nude painting of a woman’s crotch, the American company–whose terms of service declare users must sue in Northern California–may still face the first of potentially many lawsuits over how it does business overseas.

03/10/2015

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Al-Qaida Group Claims Responsibility For Deadly Charlie Hebdo Attack

A top leader of Al-Qaida group in Yemen has claimed responsibility for last week’s deadly attack at the office of a satirical publication in France.

01/14/2015

A collection of cartoons from Charlie Hebdo published in 2006 (Jack Guez/AFP VIA Getty Images)

Commentary: Where Do We Draw Line On Free Speech After Paris Massacre?

The Paris massacre forces us all to confront an uncomfortable truth: Western society has a serious conflict when it comes to matters of free expression.

01/08/2015

A political cartoon by Khalil Bendib, who lives in Berkeley. (Photo Credit: StudioBendib)

Berkeley Political Cartoonist Who Idolized One Of Those Killed In Paris Terror Attack Stunned By Murders

Khalil Bendib, who lives in Berkeley, said he fears even more violence, and a backlash against Muslims in France.

01/07/2015

Firefighters carry an injured man on a stretcher in front of the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7, 2015, after armed gunmen stormed the offices. (Philippe Dupeyrat/AFP/Getty Images)

Masked Men Storm Satirical Newspaper Office In Paris, Killing 12 In France’s Deadliest Attack In 2 Decades

Masked gunmen shouting “Allahu akbar!” stormed the Paris offices of a satirical newspaper Wednesday, killing 12 people before escaping. It was France’s deadliest terror attack in at least two decades.

01/07/2015

A picture taken in May 1941 showing foreign Jews, mainly Polish Jews, getting off the SNCF train in Pithiviers, center France. According to the October1940 anti-Jewish law and under German pressure more than 3,000 of them where arrested by the Paris police headquarters and imprisoned in the transit camps of Pithiviers et Beaune-la-Rolande.  (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

French Government Agrees To Pay Millions In Reparations To Holocaust Survivors, Family, Heirs Living In California, US

The French rail company that transported thousands of French Jews to concentration camps has agree to pay reparations Holocaust survivors and their families living abroad. The average payment will be about $100,000.

12/05/2014

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Best International Destinations For The Holidays

Here’s a look at five of the best international destinations for the holidays.

11/28/2014

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Five Creepy Vacation Sites Around The World

Ethan Reid, author of “The Undying,” from Simon & Schuster shares his list of the creepiest vacation spots around the world for Halloween.

10/24/2014

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How To Save Money On A Trip To Europe

With a little bit of planning, a trip to Europe can be surprisingly affordable.

09/10/2014

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