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Dallas’s Farm-to-Table Food Scene

Chefs preaching the farm-to-table gospel are changing how the city eats.<p>Dallas has never been considered a destination for food—despite some good …

Napa Valley

Germanwings Crash Prompts Germany to Rethink Pilot Testing

Germany is setting up a task force to examine safety issues such as the cockpit door mechanism and medical testing for pilots in the wake of last …

Airplanes

48 hours in Perth, Australia

Perth is one of the most isolated major cities on the planet. Framed by endless cobalt skies, it stands remote at the western edge of Australia's massive expanse. Northwest across the Indian Ocean, the Asian megacity of Jakarta is closer than Melbourne or Sydney to Perth's east.<p>This geographic …

Australia

6 things science tells us about travel and creativity

ERNEST HEMINGWAY WAS A LIFELONG TRAVELER. He famously loved hunting, boozing and bullfights in Spain, France, and Africa, and he spent much of his …

Creativity

Snapchat transparency report shows cops don't care about your junk

Snapchat's spent the better part of the last year doing its best to dispel the notion that it's just an insecure way of letting people see your genitals. It's already started to refashion itself as a media platform and a money wire service, but now the company is introducing transparency reports to …

Commitments made, Iran and 6 powers face tough nuke talks

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — With one phase of nuclear talks over, Iran and six world powers now have an ambitious to-do list that — if implemented — will cut significantly into Iran's bomb-capable technology while giving Tehran quick access to bank accounts, oil markets and other financial assets …

South Asia

Five arrested in deadly attack on Kenyan college

<b>Garissa, Kenya (CNN) —</b> Kenyan police have arrested five suspects in connection with Thursday's attack at Garissa University College, Interior Minister Joseph Nkaissery said Friday, according to CNN affiliate NTV.<p>Nkaissery told reporters the university will be able to confirm Saturday if everyone …

Extremism

The world’s must-visit islands

With draws including Jurassic Park-like scenery, hand-blown glass and thousand-strong king penguin colonies, these five islands don’t need tropical beaches to thrill.<p>Often featuring unique geography, wildlife and culture, islands can easily become a world unto themselves. But to find the most …

Travel Photography

Sir Alex Ferguson: "Laten we hopen dat hij het talent van Messi of Ronaldo heeft"

Sir Alex Ferguson denkt dat Lionel Messi en Cristiano Ronaldo het mondiale voetbal nog wel even blijven domineren. Wie het tweetal op moet volgen?<p>Neymar is in de ogen van <i>Sir Alex</i> een optie om eens verkozen te worden tot beste speler van de wereld. "Neymar krijgt veel publiciteit over zijn …