News 2021-12-21T23:15:30Z
Security guards stand at the entrance to the Justice Ministry in Tokyo Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.

Japan executed 3 death row inmates for the first time since 2019

"Today's abhorrent resumption of executions is a damning indictment of this government's lack of respect for the right to life," said an Amnesty International official.
News 2021-12-21T22:45:39Z
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The mother of a woman who died at 23 said a Facebook post shared with 'vile' messages 'pushed her over the edge,' reports say

Cope's mother said she "would be here today if it wasn't for that post," the National reported, citing comments made after an inquest hearing.
News 2021-12-21T04:16:29Z
In this handout photo provided by the Office of the Vice President, toppled trees and structures are scattered due to Typhoon Rai in Siargao island, Surigao del Norte, southern Philippines on Sunday Dec. 19, 2021.

Images and videos capture destruction and mass displacement in the aftermath of Typhoon Rai, which has killed 375 people in the Philippines

Officials across the Philippine provinces struck by the typhoon described the destruction as "gargantuan," stating that the storm "spared no one."
News 2021-12-20T23:48:06Z
In this photo illustration the Chinese online shopping website owned by Alibaba Group, Taobao logo seen displayed on a smartphone with the word cancelled on a computer screen.
International 2021-12-20T03:23:16Z
Shuai Peng of China serves during the match against Garbine Muguruza of Spain on Day 2 of 2019 Dongfeng Motor Wuhan Open

The Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai, who was thought to be missing, now denies making sexual-assault allegations against a former government official

Peng sparked international concern over her well-being when she seemingly disappeared after accusing a Chinese official of sexual assault.
International 2021-12-20T01:59:53Z
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Pope Francis said domestic violence against women is 'almost satanic'

"The problem is that, for me, it is almost satanic because it is taking advantage of a person who cannot defend herself," the Pope said.
International 2021-12-20T00:50:16Z

6 children celebrating the end of the school year were killed after falling over 30 feet from a bouncy castle that was lifted into the air by wind

"The loss of six young lives will be felt by our community for a long time," Tasmania Police Commissioner Darren Hine said.
Celebrity 2021-12-23T13:00:00Z

Jessica Alba says she never had fun acting when she was younger because she was 'paralyzed with fear' and 'wildly insecure' about her abilities

"I felt so judged," Alba said on a new episode of iHeartRadio's "Let's Be Real with Sammy Jaye" podcast. "I think I didn't feel worthy."
Entertainment 2021-12-23T13:00:00Z

'And Just Like That' star Karen Pittman clarifies that her character Nya isn't teaching Miranda how to be a woke white woman: 'This isn't going to go back to a trope'

Karen Pittman, who plays Miranda's college professor, said fans should keep watching to see how their relationship plays out.
Celebrity 2021-12-23T12:34:10Z

Gordon Ramsay shares his support for daughter Holly as she marks her 1-year anniversary of being sober

Holly Ramsay took to Instagram to mark her first year of sobriety, writing in a statement: "Alcohol and antidepressants do not mix well at all."
News 2021-12-23T12:25:40Z

Madelyn Allen's suspected captor let her send a cryptic 'I love you' text to her parents, prompting the search which found her: court docs

Phone records showed that Madelyn Allen was in Loa, Utah, far from her college campus, which promoted her parents to contact police.
News 2021-12-23T08:30:24Z

A Swedish company has created a microchip that allows users to carry their COVID vaccine passport under their skin

The implant, which costs 100 euros, will allow people to have their vaccine passports implanted to make them easily-scannable.
News 2021-12-23T08:04:47Z

Hong Kong's 'Pillar of Shame' statue, which commemorates the victims of the Tiananmen Square massacre, was removed in the middle of the night

The "Pillar of Shame" was erected 1997, the same year Hong Kong was returned to China. Its removal comes amid Beijing's crackdown on dissent.
News 2021-12-23T07:42:29Z

China is swinging into panic mode ahead of the Winter Olympics, locking down a city of 200,000 people over one COVID-19 case

China's COVID-zero approach has led it to impose harsh travel curbs, including a swift lockdown on a city of 13 million people.
News 2021-12-23T03:09:06Z

WHO director-general says 'narrow nationalism and vaccine hoarding' by rich countries caused Omicron variant

"The longer inequity continues, the higher the risks of this virus evolving in ways we can't prevent or predict," said Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
News 2021-12-23T00:57:49Z

Far-right influencers suggest widespread illness following an event may be an 'anthrax attack,' despite similarity to COVID-19 symptoms

Symptoms of anthrax poisoning — cough, shortness of breath, among other things — are similar to those associated with COVID-19, the CDC says.
Entertainment 2021-12-22T22:44:54Z

'Succession' star Justine Lupe says her character Willa was only supposed to be in 3 episodes of the HBO show

The 32-year-old actress told Insider that Willa and Connor were originally supposed to break up in "Austerlitz," the seventh episode of season one.
Entertainment 2021-12-22T22:25:06Z

The first teaser trailer for the 'Doctor Strange' sequel is here and it teases an evil version of Benedict Cumberbatch's character

If it went by too fast in theaters, the trailer that was first teased at the end of "Spider-Man: No Way Home" is finally available for all online.
Health 2021-12-22T22:13:09Z

If you hate running, you can improve your cardio with weightlifting workouts, experts say

To make weight training an aerobic exercise, you can shorten rest periods between sets. You can also lift lighter weights for longer, experts said.
News 2021-12-22T21:49:00Z

A complete timeline of the sexual and physical assault allegations against shock rocker Marilyn Manson

Women, including former partners, have come forward detailing allegations of sexual, physical, and psychological abuse from the artist.
Style 2021-12-22T21:45:02Z

The 10 best leather protectors in 2021, according to experts

The best leather protectors help extend the condition and lifespan of your leather goods. These are the best leather protectors you can buy.
Kitchen 2021-12-22T21:36:48Z

I've cut my coffee shop spending in half after getting these flavored syrups

Torani Flavored Syrups are so easy to bring into your morning coffee routine that I use them every day.
Pets 2021-12-22T21:35:49Z

The best dog food in 2021, with advice from veterinarians and animal nutritionists

With help from veterinarians, we selected the best brands for kibble, wet & fresh food. Here is the best dog food you can buy for puppies & adult dogs.
Health 2021-12-22T21:31:25Z

6 of my favorite high-carb snacks that helped me lose fat and build muscle in 2021, dietitian-approved

High-carb snacks, like chocolate oat cookies and oat cakes with peanut butter, helped Insider reporter Rachel Hosie lose body fat and build muscle.
Health 2021-12-22T20:48:37Z

5 reasons why your dog might eat poop, plus expert-recommended strategies to help them break the habit

Wondering why your dog eats poop and other gross things? Experts share a few key reasons, along with some guidance on preventing this behavior.
Health 2021-12-22T20:42:18Z

Montessori is usually used for teaching kids. Turns out it can also help those with dementia.

At the Center for Applied Research in Dementia, they are testing Montessori approaches to improve patients' overall wellness.
Lifestyle 2021-12-22T20:40:15Z

I ate over 120 Trader Joe's foods this year. Here are the 15 best ones.

From the Kung Pao cauliflower tempura to the peanut-butter pretzels, here are my favorite foods I'll keep snagging from the beloved grocery chain.
Health 2021-12-22T20:37:54Z

13 great human-food snacks for your dog and 4 foods that could be toxic

Dogs can eat foods like bananas, watermelon, cucumbers, and more — but you should never give your pup avocadoes.
Lifestyle 2021-12-22T20:23:15Z

Stolen wallets and groping Santas: Midtown Manhattan's Christmas tourists are back — and so is their bad behavior

After a quiet 2020, tourists are once again flooding America's Christmas capital. But it's not all cocoa and cheer for the workers who serve them.
Health 2021-12-22T20:05:47Z

6 exercises to relieve lower back pain and improve posture, according to a physical therapist

To relieve lower back pain, focus on core-strengthening exercises that will improve posture and support the spine.
Food 2021-12-22T19:58:19Z

I made Ina Garten's favorite brisket and the easy recipe was perfect for the holidays

Ina Garten's go-to holiday beef brisket could feed a whole family.
Health 2021-12-22T19:55:12Z

18 simple tips that can help you lose weight and keep it off

Simple changes to lose weight include eating more fiber and protein, cutting down on alcohol, keeping a food log, and finding workouts you enjoy.
Food 2021-12-22T19:29:21Z

13 essential gin cocktails you need to try and how to make them

Gin is a neutral spirit with tones of juniper and other botanicals that can serve as the base for a variety of cocktails.
Health 2021-12-22T19:28:59Z

How to take a break from social media and why it's so important, according to mental health experts

Taking a break from social media can be a refreshing way to unplug and improve your mental health. Here's how to do it effectively.
News 2021-12-22T19:18:22Z

A woman whose Facebook comments led to her husband's arrest in the Capitol riot said she never dreamed her posts would be used against him

Gary Edwards, of Churchville, Pennsylvania, was sentenced to a year of probation on Monday over his role in the January 6 insurrection.
Style 2021-12-22T19:13:03Z

The best and wildest looks celebrities wore in 2021

From Kim Kardashian's all-black Met Gala look to Zendaya's Venice Film Festival dress, here are the best and wildest looks celebrities wore in 2021.
Pets 2021-12-22T19:12:26Z

The 12 best cat toys in 2021, from interactive toys to catnip-filled mice

We narrowed down the best cat toys from among the dozens we've tested with our kitties. These are the best scratcher and laser toys, mice, and more.
Entertainment 2021-12-22T19:06:52Z

James Franco says he's a sex addict and had consensual sex with his students: 'I let a lot of people down'

In his first in-depth interview in four years, Franco spoke on "The Jess Cagle Podcast" about past sexual misconduct allegations against him.
Style 2021-12-22T19:05:20Z

The most daring looks Zendaya wore in 2021, from bold cutouts to gowns with thigh-high slits

From her tan gown at the Venice Film Festival to the sheer dress she wore to a "Dune" after-party, these are Zendaya's most daring looks this year.
Food 2021-12-22T18:55:45Z

Does honey go bad? Why the natural sweetner has a surprisingly long shelf life

While honey won't go bad if it's stored in an airtight container or jar and no water gets inside, it can lose some of its aroma and flavor over time.
Travel 2021-12-22T18:21:00Z

I spent 60 hours on overnight Amtrak trains. Here are 9 things that surprised me the most on long-haul rides.

Insider's reporter spent 60 hours onboard long-haul, overnight Amtrak trains to and from New York and Miami in both the roomette and bedroom cars.
Kitchen 2021-12-22T18:09:15Z

Drizly, Minibar, and Saucey all deliver alcohol from local liquor stores within an hour — here's how they compare

If you can't pop over to your local liquor store, delivery's a convenient way to get your drink of choice. Here are three delivery services we tried.
Health 2021-12-22T18:05:03Z

6 couples-therapy techniques that anyone can try at home

Experts shared tips for couples who don't have the money or time to go to therapy that are easy to do at home in your own time.
Culture 2021-12-22T17:57:07Z

How controversial influencer Ethan Klein rose to fame, from feuds and Frenemies to being banned from YouTube for a week

Ethan Klein and his wife Hila joined YouTube in 2011 with their channel H3H3Productions, going on to launch a clothing line and popular podcasts.
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