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El Nino set to be strongest ever

The developing El Nino is stronger than the last major event of its type in 1997.<p>According to the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the UK Met Office, this El Nino is shaping up to be the strongest since records began in 1950.<p>El Nino is a natural phenomenon which …

Weather

The secrets of extraordinary survivors

When faced with trauma, some people manage to emerge stronger than ever. How do they manage it? Michael Bond investigates.<p>Eugenie is telling me the story of the end of her life. At least, it is the end of the life she used to know.<p>Three years ago, government soldiers came to her home in Kinshasa in …

Mental Health

Photographer Documents the Beautifully Uncommon Friendship Between a Wolf and a Bear

Finnish Photographer Lassi Rautiainen expertly captures the beautiful relationship that's shared between a gray wolf and a brown bear. One wouldn't normally see this type of companionship in the wild, but these two seem to have a perfectly symbiotic connection. "No one can know exactly why or how …

Wildlife

Is This The End Of Employment?

Our client Scott got a great job offer and he was ready to accept it, but then at the last minute he wavered. He called us to ask for our advice.<p>“Do you think I should take this offer?” he asked. “I was all ready to sign the offer letter and then I felt a twitch. You’ve taught me to listen to my …

Employment

Meet the new young Hollywood — 30 stars under 30 whose careers are blowing up

Some of these fresh faces will land coveted roles, turn studio projects into box office hits, and even go on to garner award nominations for their performances.<p>While some young stars — Jennifer Lawrence (24), Daniel Radcliffe (26), and Emma Stone (26) — have already solidified their Hollywood …

Movies

Ten Supercars That Never Reached Production

11 Foods That Were The Kale Of Their Time

When you hear "food trend," do you think kale and bacon, or fondue and Tang? Turns out, our love affair with fads is as old as America's culinary history itself. Here, the passing trends that were once the kale of their time.<p><b>1910: Hellman's Mayonnaise</b><p>Skirt hems were rising, and new processed foods …

Winners of the 2015 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest

The winners of the 27th annual National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest have just been announced. Winning first prize, Anuar Patjane Floriuk of Tehuacán, Mexico, will receive an eight-day photo expedition for two to Costa Rica and the Panama Canal for a photograph of divers swimming near a …

Costa Rica

7 reasons you should make Microsoft Edge your default browser, and 1 reason you probably won't

Launch day is upon us and Windows 10 will soon be in the hands of the masses.<p>Along with a whole new OS, comes a new browser – Microsoft Edge, nee Project Spartan.<p>Beyond its lightweight feel and scaled-back appearance, there are some good reasons you might want to give Edge a bit of time before …

Software

Exploring TWA's Abandoned Terminal at New York's John F. Kennedy International

A survey of former jet-age glory.<p>When you first step out of the terminal at John F. Kennedy International in New York City, one of your first impressions of the city is also one of its most solemn icons: the former Trans World Airlines Flight Center. Legendary Finnish-American architect Eero …

Avant-garde
Extremism

10 Things We Learned About Stephen Colbert From His 'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee' Episode

In the midst of getting ready to take over <i>The Late Show</i> from David Letterman in September, Stephen Colbert found some time to appear in the season 6 finale of Jerry Seinfeld's "Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee." Here's what we learned about Colbert from the conversation that filled his and …

Comedy

Arsenal transfer news and rumours: Karim Benzema speaks to Arsene Wenger

Transfers: Latest news, rumours and gossip for Arsenal FC in 2015. Real Madrid striker on Wenger's radar, as is Gonzalo Higuain<p><b>Arsenal transfer news and rumours</b><p>Widespread horror in the world of transfer rumour compilers this morning at the news that <b>Karim Benzema</b> might finally be on the verge of a …

Confiscated mafia loot worth billions gives Italy an unexpected problem

Properties including a sprawling beach resort in Sicily are among the huge number of assets seized from gangsters which need to be managed and sold off<p>Italy’s battle against the mafia has provoked an unusual problem for the government – the headache of managing a staggering portfolio of assets and …

Italy

Alexis Sanchez scores winning penalty in Copa America final as Chile beat Lionel Messi's Argentina in shoot-out

Argentina vs Chile, match report - Chile defeat Argentina 4-1 on penalties to end 99-year wait for Copa America crown as match finishes 0-0 in extra-time<p>Chile have defeated Argentina on penalties to end their 99-year wait for a Copa America crown and condemn Lionel Messi to a second straight …

ISIS video shows execution of 25 men in ruins of Syria amphitheater

<b>Atlanta (CNN) —</b> A just-released video from ISIS shows militants executing 25 captives in the ruins of a Roman amphitheater in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra.<p>The graphic video begins with images of the Quran, followed by gruesome scenes showing what appears to be the aftermath of fighting, with …

Islam

This dome in the Pacific houses tons of radioactive waste – and it's leaking

The Runit Dome in the Marshall Islands is a hulking legacy of years of US nuclear testing. Now locals and scientists are warning that rising sea levels caused by climate change could cause 111,000 cubic yards of debris to spill into the ocean<p>Black seabirds circle high above the giant concrete dome …

Real Madrid target David De Gea only in Spain 'to rest'

Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea has cooled talk of an imminent move to Real Madrid despite being pictured in the Spanish capital.<p>De Gea, …

Amateur golfer, 59, shoots a 57 including three holes-in-one

<b>"My years in the military have left me a little hard of hearing, so when one of the guys said they heard a clank, I thought, OK, I don't believe that."</b><p>But his friend was not mistaken.<p>The 'clank' was a hole-in-one.<p>When 59-year-old American amateur golfer Patrick Wills struck his tee shot at the …

Golf

Double Space Failure Teaches Student Scientists a Lesson in True Grit

Three high-school students were going to get the science lesson of a lifetime by flying their experiment in space. Instead they got a life lesson about loss, but more importantly about determination, as they watched their experiment get wiped out Sunday in a second straight rocket failure.<p>The …

Space

What to wear to a wedding: six different looks – in pictures

The invitations arrived months ago; now the question of what to wear needs to be addressed. Keep it simple in cool pastel tones or classic navy. Dresses are a no-brainer, but separates are a chic alternative. Take advantage of culottes being everywhere on the high street at the moment and wear with …

Clothing

China stocks plunge as bubble fears grow

This has been one terrible, horrible, no good, very bad week for the Chinese stock market.<p>China's benchmark Shanghai Composite index is now in correction territory after falling 13% over the past five trading sessions, as investors grow increasingly wary of what many analysts describe as a …

Stock Markets

Destiny: The Taken King's Story Soars to New Heights

When developer Bungie announced Destiny's next expansion, The Taken King, I was skeptical of its story. I was not particularly impressed with the narrative in the base game. But I was able to go hands-on with the first mission in The Taken King, and I came away believing that Bungie is pushing hard …

10 Hot Healthy Ways To Get A Whiter Smile

Life<p>by Daniela Morosini | 17 02 2015<p>Instagram<p>10 Hot Healthy Ways To... Have A Whiter, Brighter Smile<p>They say smile and the whole world smiles with …

Rights & Freedoms
Basketball