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Inside Ashgabat, the flashy but empty 'city of the dead'

Film-maker and ‘dark tourist’ David Farrier visited Turkmenistan’s newly built capital, designed to cope with anything – as long as it’s preplanned<p>Wandering around Ashgabat, I had Land of Sunshine, the song by Faith No More, looping in my head. The capital city of Turkmenistan, is blisteringly dry …

Dark Tourist

Six media giants control 90 percent of the content we consume (infographic)

Are you in to independent films? You probably enjoy the Focus Features studio, which prides itself on its indie credentials. Focus Features is owned …

Media Industry

These places in Cornwall have been named the most romantic in the UK - Cornwall Live

Its official – the most romantic places in the UK have been revealed and there are three places listed for the top 20 in Cornwall and the Isles of …

Northern Ireland

Terrifying first-person footage shows just how devastating the wildfires in Greece are

First-person footage of flames engulfing a neighborhood shows just how devastating the wildfires in Greece are.<p>A man trying to save his friend's cat …

Wildfires

Wilfried Zaha appears to net wonder goal in training — but Crystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson questions whether he meant it

Crystal Palace star Wilfried Zaha is a man in demand — and his latest spectacular effort proves just why top clubs are chasing him.<p>Playing in a …

Soccer

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Champions League qualifiers are lit (🎥 US Only)

UEFA Champions League

Footage of sole survivor of Amazon tribe emerges

Remarkable footage has been released of an uncontacted indigenous man who has lived alone in an Amazon forest for at least 22 years.<p>Semi-naked and swinging an axe vigorously as he fells a tree, the man, believed to be in his 50s, has never been filmed so clearly before and appears to be in …

Ethnology

This Is the "Best Island in Europe," as Voted by Thousands of Travelers

Crowning an island the best in Europe might seem like a tall order, but that's exactly what the <i>Travel+Leisure</i> team set out to do with its annual …

sacha baron cohen’s new series is “perhaps the most dangerous show in the history of television”

It features the former Vice President of the United States signing a waterboarding kit.<p>From Kazakhstani journalist Borat to the gay Austrian fashion reporter Bruno, Sacha Baron Cohen’s comedy shtick hangs on pushing stereotypes within an inch of their caricatured lives. It’s sometimes smart satire …

The Festival: Hilarious first trailer arrives for new movie from the creators of The Inbetweeners

Headlining cinemas this summer....<p>The hilarious first trailer for <i>The Festival</i> has arrived, and it’s already bringing back the worst memories of …

20-minute Best Vegetable Curry Recipe

If you want all the colors and flavors of the season in one pot, tied together with a few simple spices and creamy coconut milk, this 20-minute Best …

Bodyweight Exercises: The best bulk-up moves to do at home

Whoever said you need a gym membership to build muscle is dreadfully misinformed. After all, why should you be paying upwards of £40 a month to …

The Glory That Was Yahoo

For one brief shining moment, Yahoo was the king of all it surveyed. Then everything went to hell.<p>Everyone knows how the story ends.<p>In July 2016, 22 years after it began as a hobby for Stanford graduate students Jerry Yang and David Filo, Yahoo agreed to sell its core operating business to Verizon …

Chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov on what happens when machines 'reach the level that is impossible for humans to compete'

LISBON, Portugal — Garry Kasparov knew as early as 1997 — 20 years ago — that humans were doomed, he says. It was in May of that year, in New York, that he lost a six-game chess match to IBM's Deep Blue, the most powerful chess computer of its day.<p>Today, it seems obvious Kasparov should have lost. …

Artificial Intelligence

Five of the best roads in Britain to enjoy the glories of Autumn

Autumn's golden colours have turned Britain into a picture. If you're looking to make the most of it, enjoy our pick of the nation's most picturesque …

See Gosling, Ford, Leto in the ominous, thrilling “Blade Runner 2049″ trailer

<b>Harrison Ford as Rick Deckard in "Blade Runner 2049" (Alcon Entertainment)</b><p>The highly anticipated sequel of the 1982 film just dropped a thrilling new trailer<p>Charlie May<p>July 17, 2017 3:44pm (UTC)<p>More than two months after the premiere of a first teaser, a new full-length trailer has been dropped for …

12 things we’ve learned trying to visit all 2,563 British railway stations

Moaning about trains has become a national sport in Britain, where a special kind of antipathy is reserved for our much-maligned railway network.<p>And why not? Trains in this country are expensive, overcrowded and beset by delays – and don’t even get us started on the overpaid railway bosses. Yes, …

Film director Oliver Stone interviews Vladimir Putin for a four-hour documentary series to air on Showtime

Oliver Stone, the American film director has held a series of rare interviews with Russian president, Vladimir Putin, to be aired in installments in June.<p>"The Putin Interviews" will be broadcast as a documentary series in four parts by Showtime, the US network beginning on June 12.<p>The cable network …

War veterans: Confessions of a Japanese kamikaze pilot, Nazi officer, Russian war hero and more...

Photographer Sasha Maslov has tracked down more than 100 Second World War veterans over the last decade - and has travelled around the world to photograph them at home. Among his subjects are a Japanese pilot who was recruited at just 14, a German officer who risked execution by his own country to …

12 day trips that are less than an hour’s train journey from London

Do you need more time?<p>London has a habit of making everyone feel rushed. Whether it’s commuting from Tooting to White City or travelling from your …

Remi is a smart bedside clock that trains kids to sleep

Remi is a smart alarm clock that trains your child how to sleep better. Made by Paris-based startup UrbanHello, Remi’s mission is be a friendly companion for a child that tells your child when it is OK to wake up.<p>The National Sleep Foundation found in a study that two-thirds of children under 10 …

Las Vegas

Year in science: 15 amazing things humans discovered in 2016

It's been a bumper few years for "exoplanets" – planets orbiting distant stars – but we will never find a closer one than this.<p>Astronomer Paul Butler …

From the sun to planet nine: A stunning tour of our solar system

The solar system<p>A stunning tour of our cosmic backyard<p>The solar system<p>A stunning tour of our cosmic backyard<p>Our solar system is a fascinating …

In the First Alien: Covenant Trailer, Everything Possible Has Gone Wrong

As a special treat this holiday season, the very first trailer for <i>Alien: Covenant</i> was released at midnight. So sit back and be filled with best …

Harrison Ford is back as Rick Deckard in the first trailer for Blade Runner 2049

It’s been 30 years<p>After more than 10 months since the <i>Blade Runner</i> sequel was announced, the film finally has its first teaser trailer.<p>Warner Bros. released the teaser for the film, which was given the official title <i>Blade Runner 2049</i> in October, earlier today. According to a leaked description of …

A Completely Subjective List Of The Top 20 Sci Fi Books - Sci-Fi Addicts

<i>In this list of my top 20 sci-fi books, you’ll find both books that were crowd pleasers and books that were genre makers.</i><p>It’s going to be impossible …

12 Utterly Quaint Places You Must Visit In Southern England

England is an incredibly beautiful country… although we’ve got some pretty incredible cities (here’s looking at you, London) there are a whole heap …