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France's Hollande meets Fidel and Raul Castro in Havana

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Cuba

Kerry and Putin to Sit Down for High Stakes Talks

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Secretary John Kerry will meet in Sochi on Tuesday — their first meeting since the crisis in the Ukraine and will discuss how the two nations can help quell conflict in Syria.<p>The meeting — Kerry's second trip to Russia since taking office — signals the two …

Why Food Companies Should Be More Afraid Of Water Scarcity

America's biggest food production companies face a growing threat of water scarcity, according to a new report from Ceres, an environmental sustainability group.<p>Producing food, after all, requires more water than almost any other business on Earth. And the outlook isn't pretty: One-third of food is …

Google’s self-driving cars have been in 11 accidents because humans are dumb

The viability of self-driving cars will likely be debated and scoffed at for a long time, but at least we know they’re not distracted by their cellphones.<p>In an article on Backchannel, Google revealed details about how its cars work and some of the mishaps they’ve gotten into. After all, one of the …

Autonomous Cars

Markets cheer surprise election win for UK's Cameron

U.K. investors woke up Friday to a surprise election win for Prime Minister David Cameron, and cheered the result.<p>London's benchmark index, the FTSE 100, rallied by 2%. The FTSE 250, which tracks many mid-sized British companies, surged by about 3%.<p>The pound jumped 1% to $1.54 late Thursday after …

Uber reportedly puts in a $3 billion offer to buy a Google Maps rival

Nokia's mapping product Here has been a hot commodity this week. On Wednesday, the Wall Street Journal reported that European carmakers BMW, Daimler's Mercedes-Benz and Audi were banding together with Chinese search engine company Baidu to launch a formal bid to buy Here. This would prevent other …

Google Maps

Mary of Scotland: Katharine Hepburn in Tudor romance with inaccurate kilts

Hepburn’s real-life affair with director John Ford adds extra spice to this tale of a fiery proto-feminist queen’s love for the Earl of Bothwell<p><b>Mary of Scotland (1936)<br>Director: John Ford<br>Entertainment grade: B+<br>History grade: B+</b><p>Mary, Queen of Scots was the daughter of James V of Scotland and Mary of …

Scotland

Bikes vs Cars: why it’s war between cyclists and drivers on city streets

In Toronto, they’ve painted over the bike lanes. And in São Paulo, a cyclist got his arm torn off by a car that didn’t even stop … We knew it was bad on the world’s crowded roads, but a new film reveals it’s a fight to the death<p>Fredrik Gertten is a Swedish documentary-maker: he made a film about …

São Paulo

8 specialty websites that let you book a luxury hotel room for cheap

Insiders know where to book a luxe hotel on the cheap. Of course there are the major online travel agencies like Priceline, Orbitz, and Hotels.com, but those are just a starting point for in-the-know travelers.<p>Here are eight websites that let you book luxury hotels for less.

Hospitality

Shell agrees to start clean up of two devastating oil spills – 7 years later

"Shell officials met with representatives of Bodo community in Port Harcourt yesterday (Friday).<p>The meeting was attended by officials of the Dutch embassy, UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme), Amnesty International and some local activists," Steven Obodekwe of the Centre for Environment, …

Human Rights

29 Movie Snacks You'll Want to Sneak In

We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it.<p><b>We're all about strategizing snacks when we go to the movies</b>, because sometimes candy and popcorn just don't cut it. Ideal movie snacks are bottomless and keep you snacking happy long …

Healthy Eating

Bookstore Tourists Should Head to Buenos Aires

All across Argentina’s capital, lodged between the steakhouses, ice cream shops and pizzerias, is an abundance of something that is becoming scarce …

Drawings by Pascal Bosquet

Selected pencil drawings and poster illustrations by Pascal Bosquet.<p>Pascal Bosquet is a Mauritian-Swiss graphic designer and illustrator. During the …

The case for genetically engineered babies

Whoever first crosses the line to edited embryos will find a powerful new resource in the fight against disease. What we ought to do is use it responsibly<p>The first study to modify the genes of a human embryo, conducted at Sun Yat-sen University in China, has caused a furious backlash. <i>Nature</i> and</i> …

Genetics

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26 Books From Around The World You Need To Read Before You Die

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Video shows 2 Baltimore cops hurling objects back at mob

At least two Baltimore cops charged with bringing riots under control have instead been caught throwing items at the angry mobs.<p>Violence and arson engulfed the city Monday night in the wake of a black man dying from injuries suffered while in the custody of city police.<p>In the midst of that …

Justice

The 6 Game of Thrones Characters Whose Stories Are Totally Different in the Books

As beloved as some of these book plots may be, they don't make for very good television.<p>We’ve known for a while now that Season 5 of <i>Game of Thrones</i> would go even further off-book than ever before. But some show watchers might be surprised at exactly <i>how</i> far away from the book’s plot many of the main …

Russia lashes out at Polish ban on Putin bikers

Foreign ministry in Moscow calls border guards’ refusal to admit Night Wolves “blasphemous”<p><b>Russia</b> has lashed out at <b>Poland</b>’s decision to bar entry to a group of Night Wolves bikers who were trying to ride to Berlin to mark the 70th anniversary of victory in the Second World War.<p>Alexander …

First on CNN: U.S.-flagged ship intercepted by Iranian patrol

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A U.S.-flagged ship was recently intercepted by an Iran Revolutionary Guard naval patrol, the U.S. Navy revealed to CNN Tuesday.<p>The incident occurred on Friday when four Iranian naval vessels surrounded the U.S.-flagged Maersk Kensington in the Strait of Hormuz.<p>The episode came …

Military

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Charming Newborn Photos Taken with Dad are Created Without Photoshop

Polish parents Ania Waluda and Michal Zawer are both photographers. So, when it came to newborn photos of their daughter Emilia, they decided to get creative. They captured these whimsical images featuring Zawer and his little girl, and it appears as though she's magically floating in mid-air. This …

Photo Manipulation

How to Eat Your Way to Better Skin

Literally.<p>Slathering on expensive lotions is one way to get the glowing skin of your dreams...but what if you could *snack* your way there? (Eating + getting prettier = the ideal scenario, always.)<p>We have great news: Scientists have identified specific nutrients that promote a better complexion, …

The Most Productive Ways To Waste Your Time

Whether you’re watching stand-up comedy on TV or cat videos on YouTube, studies have shown that laughing can do everything from relieve stress to boost your immune system.<p>One Oxford University study even found that laughing is an effective treatment against pain. Across a series of experiments …

Immune System

Tomorrow, Microsoft will make a bunch of announcements that are vital to the company's future

CEO Satya Nadella will kick off the conference with a keynote in which he's expected to make a whole bunch of announcements.<p>Here's what we expect to hear more about:<p><b>Windows 10, Windows 10, Windows 10!</b> We expect Microsoft to give us an official release date. Earlier this month, the date was leaked …

Clumsy Apple Watch buyers parade their costly breakages

There’s an old adage about most sports car crashes happening within minutes of leaving the automobile showroom for the first time, and apparently the same is true of clumsy (or unfortunate) Apple fans enjoying their first weekend with a brand new Apple Watch on their wrist.<p>Almost like a badge of …

Apple Watch

Airbus A380 Is the Plane Airlines Aren't Ordering Anymore

At the tender age of 10, the Airbus A380 is already entering a mid-life crisis.<p>The double-decker aircraft has failed to win a single order from any …