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The oil field carnage that Moscow doesn't want to talk about

<b>Moscow (CNN) —</b> There are growing indications that US airstrikes killed and injured dozens of Russian military contractors in northern Syria earlier this month. But in stark contrast to the death of a Russian pilot shot down by rebels in Syria In January, when the airman was hailed as a hero by the …

Middle East

New report still can't explain illnesses of U.S. diplomats based in Cuba

The mystery surrounding strange symptoms of illness experienced by at least two dozen U.S. diplomats stationed in Havana has still not been resolved.<p>More than a year after the symptoms were first reported, and the U.S. government blamed them on "attacks" against the diplomats, a new report by U.S. …

Locals call Boko Haram 'slave raiders.' Here's what that means, and why it matters.

Although widely understood as the Islamist terrorists that they are, Boko Haram insurgents in the borderlands between Cameroon and Nigeria are also slave raiders — at least that’s what many local residents call them. And there’s good reason to use that term. In many striking ways, Boko Haram’s …

Africa

How to Be More Productive Without Burning Out

Like many of my classmates, shortly after college, I joined the ranks of a top strategy and management consulting firm. I knew I was signing up for long hours, but the reality of that didn’t really sink until a few months in, when I asked for a vacation day to go to a friend’s wedding. My request …

Time I

35 Hidden Bars Around the World and How to Find Them

Some of the world's most intriguing bars are in locations you might not expect, hidden in taco joints and noodle shops, or disguised as everything …

Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert Launch New Chocolate Bar

Bourdain and Ripert have the perfect stocking stuffer for the chocolate-lover in your life.<p>Last year, Anthony Bourdain and Eric Ripert took time out …

The 100 best nonfiction books: No 94 – Leviathan by Thomas Hobbes (1651)

Thomas Hobbes’s essay on the social contract is both a founding text of western thought and a masterpiece of wit and imagination<p>According to the 17th-century historian and gossip John Aubrey, Thomas Hobbes “was wont to say that if he had read as much as other men, he should have known no more than …

War

What happens when you clone a cloned dog?

If science fiction stories are to be believed, clones are never perfect copies of the original organism and things can quickly get weird and messy …

New Analysis Says We Were Wrong About What Caused The Chernobyl Disaster

So many lives lost.<p>In 1986, the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in Ukraine became the site of the biggest nuclear accident in history when one of its …

Deep in The Ocean, There's a 'Shadow Zone' Where The Water Is 2,000 Years Old

An airless, mysterious abyss.<p>The oldest water in the ocean didn't reach its advanced years by accident.<p>Deep in the North Pacific, a vast stretch of …

Beautiful, Not Broke: 3 Top-Selling Face Masks On Sale For Under $20

<b>* Top-sellling skincare solutions up to 82% off</b> <b><br>* Refine pores, fight free radicals and reduce signs of aging</b> <b><br>* Limited time only</b><p>Everyone wants amazing …

Artist’s 'sexual' robin redbreast Christmas cards banned by Facebook

Jackie Charley said she ‘could not stop laughing’ after harmless festive images were blocked by Facebook because of ‘adult’ nature<p>Facebook has blocked the sale of a pack of Christmas cards featuring a robin redbreast because of its “sexual” and “adult” nature.<p>The artist, Jackie Charley, said she …

robinredbreast

Amazon confirms launch plans, will open with retail and marketplace offering

"We have the long-term ambition to be successful and to earn the trust of Australian companies and the Australian customer," Mr Braeuniger told a …

eCommerce

3 Slow-Cooker Cocktails Perfect for Cold Winter Nights

Your favorite kitchen appliance is also genius when it comes to cocktails. Plug in your slow cooker for these boozy beverages perfect for a holiday party.<p>I love a warm cocktail in the wintertime. But when you keep a pot of spiced wine going on the stovetop, it’s hard to keep the heat low enough so …

Slow Cookers

‘Twin Peaks’: Mark Frost Shares Details on the Log Lady’s Emotional Funeral and Her Final Speech

Mark Frost's new "Twin Peaks" novel shares the final thoughts from the beloved Margaret Lanterman, and they are as powerful as you could …

Taking photos at funerals becoming more common, Sydney photographer John Slaytor says

The touch of a hand on a shoulder, the stare of a young girl towards a coffin, the loving embrace between a grieving widow and a relative — these are …

Smoky Slow-Cooker Jambalaya

This is a great dish to make on a chilly autumn weekend since it only takes only about 30 minutes to do the prep work, then you can enjoy the rest of your afternoon while your slow cooker fills your house with the aromas of this iconic Creole dish. All you need to add is a green salad and dinner is …

Scientists have found an exciting new clue about how 'super-agers' stay sharp as they age

So much for not being able to teach an old dog new tricks.<p>Some older people can remember things just as well as peers who are nearly half their age. Scientists are calling them "super-agers" for their unique ability to stay sharp into old age<p>Several months ago, researchers discovered at least one …

Revealed: The most 'welcoming' city on Earth (where chewing gum is banned)

The world’s most welcoming city? According to a new ranking, it’s not free-spirited New Orleans, hip Berlin or sociable Stockholm, but a place where chewing gum is banned and eating or drinking on the metro can result in a hefty fine. It’s Singapore.<p>The Asian city state pipped the Swedish capital …

Earth's Underworld is Real and Scientists Just Mapped It

<i>Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch’entrate,</i> reads the gates to the <i>Inferno.</i> “Abandon all hope, you who enter,” which is a pretty nice way of saying …

Science

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Chrome can sometimes get you a better YouTube experience than the YouTube app<p>YouTube is the internet’s replacement for the TV, so it’s only natural that we’d use it as our background noise provider, however Google doesn’t make that easy on mobile devices. Unless you have a YouTube Red subscription, …

The $60 Zara Boots Your Chicest Friends Are Buying

If it seems like every week there's another pair of Zara shoes that we have to have, you're certainly not wrong. As long as they keep releasing …

Why the world’s least-visited country is the perfect place for a restorative trip

We’ve all been there—you book a vacation meant to be serene and rejuvenating only to get to your sunny locale and realize that, well, everyone else …

United Nations

Quick Vegetable Main Dishes

From a layered eggplant, zucchini and tomato casserole to a rustic vegetable tart, here are some fantastic and quick vegetable recipes.

Unfinished 1979 Doctor Who adventure finally completed

The BBC announced Tuesday that an unfinished six-part 1979 <i>Doctor Who</i> adventure called “Shada” has finally been completed and will be released later …

Slow-Cook Your Breakfast to Make Mornings More Relaxing

It’s such an appealing fantasy: You wake up in your sun-drenched bedroom to the smell of a delicious breakfast being made by someone who loves you. …

Breakfast

What Every Country Does Better Than The Rest, Mapped

As you can tell, here at VIVA we love nothing more than a map - whether it's delicious mac 'n cheese, great airbnbs, or terrible tourist traps - …

Chicken Alouette Recipe

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Unfold pastry sheets, and roll each sheet into a 14- x 12-inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Cut one sheet into four 7- …

Cooking in Your Cast Iron Skillet

Use your nonstick pan all the time? Don't forget about the versatile cast iron. Here's why you should use it tonight.<p>A cast iron skillet is a prized …