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The Taliban Take Advantage of Afghan Disarray to Reconquer Lost City

In April, Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani was preparing to fly to New Delhi for a state visit to India when his departure was delayed by several …

Associated Press News

Patrick Witty's Dramatic Photos Capture What It's Like To Arrive As A Refugee

Photographer Patrick Witty captured the arrival of refugees onto the Greek island of Lesbos for BuzzFeed News.<p><b>Each day, rickety boats</b> land laden with people seeking a path into Europe. The Greek island of Lesbos, which is off the coast of Turkey, offers an alternate route to the long land journey …

18 Movies to Watch Before They Leave Netflix in October

"That rug really tied the room together."<p>Every month, Netflix bids farewell to a collection of great titles, but this September is a particularly difficult month for those who love the streaming giant. From horror to drama to comedy, an unusually large number of notable films will disappear when …

From dirt poor to billionaire — the incredible rags-to-riches story of fashion legend Ralph Lauren

On Tuesday, the fashion legend announced he would step down as CEO from his iconic brand Polo Ralph Lauren.<p>He will stay with the company as its executive chairman and chief creative officer.<p>Lauren has an estimated net worth of $6 billion .<p>Long before he became a fashion icon, he was Ralph …

Ralph Lauren

The Odd Thing About the World's Deepest River

Africa's Congo River claims many titles, including being home to the highest number of unique species in the world.<p>The Congo River in Central Africa is one of the world's great rivers, carrying 1.25 million cubic feet of water—more than 13 Olympic-sized swimming pools—into the Atlantic Ocean every …

The Week in Review: Religion, Front and Center

For three of the world’s biggest religions, Islam, Christianity and Judaism, this past week was one of great significance with great implications. The annual (and this year deadly) Hajj pilgrimage took place on Thursday, Pope Francis made his first trip to the United States this week, and Jews …

Christianity

Warren Jeffs' son, daughter allege sexual abuse

<i>Watch an encore presentation of "This is Life with Lisa Ling: Children of the Prophet,"</i> <i>Saturday, Oct. 3, at 8 p.m. ET/PT or watch the episode right now on CNNGo.</i><p><b>(CNN) —</b> For the first time, two children of Warren Jeffs have alleged that the imprisoned leader of the polygamous Mormon sect sexually …

Jesus

Google teaching self-driving cars to drive like humans

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>Teaching a car to drive on its own is one thing. Getting a car to drive like an imperfect, stressed, neurotic, psychotic, road-raging human is another thing all together.<p>That's what Google is reportedly …

Hypnotic 3D Canvas Sculptures Play with Vibrant Colors and Swirling Textures

Partners Stephen Stum and Jason Hallman, collectively known as Stallman, marry their individual talent and vision to create mesmerizing three dimensional sculptures out of canvas and paint. Their newest collection of work, titled <i>Canvas on the Edge</i>, aims to highlight the nature of the materials by …

Sculpture