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Surge in female recruits to terror group reported

CNN World - 1 hour 33 min ago
Schoolgirl, doctor, blogger: The women of #ISIS aren't all stereotypical 'jihadi brides.'
Categories: International News

Hundreds missing after ship sinks in China river

CNN World - 1 hour 33 min ago
Two crew members from a sunken Chinese cruise ship are taken into custody, as rescue workers scramble to reach more than 400 people they believe are stuck inside, state media reports.
Categories: International News

Wedding Gifts for Grooms: A Tradition Brides Shouldn't Ignore

Lifestyles - 1 hour 35 min ago
Five words or less

(NewsUSA) - The answer is: Yes, it's expected.

But it's also a chance for all you brides out there to truly show you know that not everything is about you on your wedding day. That there really is another person involved (that would be the groom) who deserves a bit of recognition, too.

We're talking wedding presents -- specifically, yours to your husband-to-be.

Tradition does, indeed, hold that both you and he exchange gifts. And while it's true that some guys are initially shocked to learn your engagement ring doesn't also count as a "present," that's no excuse for you to waver.

"Giving him something that's just for him will make him feel really special," advises BrideBox.com.

Here's what you need to know now that it's prime time for weddings:

* When to exchange them. Etiquette dictates that the hand-off occurs at one of three times: the night before the wedding, the morning of the ceremony, or right before leaving on your honeymoon. Think it's bad luck to see the groom before the nuptials? "Many couples choose to courier gifts via bridesmaids or groomsmen just before the ceremony," says Brides.com.

* There's a thin line between "romantic" and "mushy." Some of you may be tempted to compile a "love notes" journal of every bit of correspondence you've ever sent your groom. Even assuming he's the type who wouldn't consider that a bit "over the top," there's always the chance he might be left wondering, "Okay, where's my real present?"-- especially if his gift to you is a serious piece of jewelry.

* The consensus choice. There's a reason a watch invariably makes everyone's short list: It's the perfect statement of who he is or aspires to be. (It's also a lot more impressive than a flask, which for some reason also gets a few votes).

No less a taste arbiter than MarthaStewartWeddings.com favors Baume & Mercier's Clifton line -- as elegant as the original 1950s model that inspired it -- for the way it "easily transitions from big day to every day." Like the Swiss watchmaker's timelessly charming (and affordably luxurious) Classima line, it comes with a choice of straps, dial faces and a variety of what's known as "small complications" that go way beyong just telling the hour. You can shop them at the Baume & Mercier e-boutique or by calling 1-800-MERCIER, where free engraving and wrapping are available.

* Fun fact. One writer at AskMen.com says he's "heard of women giving their husbands watches in the ceremony instead of a wedding ring." If so, the answer is: No, just like your engagement ring, that wouldn't also qualify as a wedding present.

10 more billionaires join Buffett-Gates Giving Pledge

Business News - 1 hour 42 min ago
Ten more billionaires are pledging to give away at least half of their fortunes to philanthropic causes.

Flight MH370: Talks with my missing wife

CNN World - 1 hour 52 min ago
Where have you been, Chandrika?
Categories: International News

Bob Schieffer heads to the Ivy League, accepts Harvard fellowship

Business News - 1 hour 52 min ago
One of Bob Schieffer's first stops after stepping down from the "Face the Nation" moderators chair will be Harvard University.

The world's best restaurant is ....

CNN World - 1 hour 54 min ago
If you don't already have a reservation at El Celler de Can Roca, it's probably too late.
Categories: International News

Dog offers men fashion advice

CNN - 1 hour 58 min ago
It's easy to spot Bodhi walking down New York's Madison Avenue. He has a knack for looking fabulous in just about anything a well-dressed man would wear.
Categories: National News

The Gaza that you didn't know

CNN World - 2 hours 2 min ago
Gaza is always full of surprises.
Categories: International News

How to make your 'dead' batteries last eight times longer

Business News - 2 hours 12 min ago
When you throw out your disposable AAs because your remote stopped working, they actually still had about 80% of their power remaining.

5 billionaires giving their fortunes away

Business News - 2 hours 22 min ago
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Olive Garden's hedge fund owners waited tables at the chain

Business News - 2 hours 29 min ago
Talk about learning the business from the ground up.

Kidnapped French woman pleads for release

CNN World - 2 hours 29 min ago
A newly released video shows a kidnapped woman begging the French and Yemeni presidents to help secure her release.
Categories: International News

Bernanke: China's yuan isn't ready for world stage

Business News - 2 hours 37 min ago
China's yuan isn't yet ready for the world stage, despite Beijing's big push to turn it into an international reserve currency, according to former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

Lion kills woman on safari

CNN World - 2 hours 37 min ago
Categories: International News

Qatar extends travel ban for 'Taliban 5'

CNN World - 2 hours 41 min ago
Qatar has agreed to temporarily extend a travel ban for the five senior Taliban leaders who have lived there since being released in a prisoner exchange with the United States, a senior U.S. official told CNN.
Categories: International News

Beautiful photos celebrate the Mediterranean

CNN World - 2 hours 44 min ago
At a time when Mediterranean regions are often represented by visions of chaos and suffering, a young festival brings light and beauty to the public.
Categories: International News

This could be the first country to go cashless

Business News - 2 hours 48 min ago
A plan to cut cash out of shopping could see Denmark become the first country to ditch notes and coins altogether.
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