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Man plunges car into river Elbe on orders from satnav

Nonetheless the man drove straight over the end of the ferry terminal and into the water.<p>Wenn das #Navi direkt in die Elbe führt: …

Indonesia’s unlikely pork feast

Bali’s classic pork dish, babi guling, is an odd find in a country that has the largest Muslim majority population in the world.<p>Why is it that the older I get, the more frequently I become exposed to traditional folk dancing (something I loathe), when travelling abroad? I was in Bali; specifically …

Indonesia’s real-life Robinson Crusoes

Despite living in utter isolation on a desert island for 40 years, one inspirational couple has overcome disability and blindness to make a difference.<p>For a man who’s spent more than 40 years on a deserted island, Daeng Abu fizzes with a surprisingly exuberant love of life.<p>As he welcomed us to …

Mileage logging easy

Use Trip Tagger to verify all those miles you drive and claim full deduction for it. The mileage documentation, created by the TripTagger App, assist …

Photographer Shows That Beauty Is Ageless In These Stunning Nudes

"I wanted to show women -- despite what society tells them -- that getting older only makes them stronger and more beautiful and that they should own that."<p><i>Warning: Some readers might consider a few of these images not safe for work.</i><p>Photographer Demetrius Fordham has just released a portrait series …

Filing Your Taxes

Are you preparing to file your federal taxes? This year, the tax due date has been extended to April 18th, a result of a Washington DC holiday known …

South Africa’s first female president could be president Zuma’s ex-wife

The race for South Africa’s top job is heating up. Seventeen months into his job as deputy president, it was assumed that Cyril Ramaphosa—a former trade unionist, also one of South Africa’s richest men—would easily slide into the top job in 2019 when president Jacob Zuma steps down.<p>Ramaphosa, who …

South Africa

Rosberg holds off Hamilton for victory in Brazil

Nov 15, 2015<p>• Joined ESPN in 2009<br>• An FIA accredited F1 journalist since 2011<p>Nico Rosberg took his fifth win of the season and secured second place …

Automatically logs and records drives to maximize your IRS mileage rate

Tracking mileage and recording it for business tax deductions or reimbursements is great. But keeping a log by hand is difficult, a hassle, and can …

Mint 400

Dust and Diesel in the USA<p>The Mint 400 off-road race roars through the Mojave Desert<p>The Mint 400 off-road race roars through the Mojave Desert<p>They carried welding equipment, spare tires, extra fuel, jacks, bottles of water, wrenches, zip ties, lawn chairs, engine oil, hammers, fire extinguishers, a …

Taking on the World's Most Difficult Off-Road Race in a VW Bug

The Baja 1000 is the longest continuous off-road race in the world and the Desert Dingoes race it in stock pre-1982 Volkswagen Beetles. That's like trying to win the America's Cup in a blowup raft.<p>Desert Dingo Racing has never won the Baja 1000. They've never even finished. The Baja 1000 is the …

Toyota Mirai: The 300-mile zero-emission vehicle - Roadshow

Toyota unveiled its 2016 Mirai model, which uses fuel cell technology, at the Los Angeles auto show. Wayne Cunningham/CNET<p>LOS ANGELES -- The odd floating hood and three big air intakes at the front of the 2016 Toyota Mirai made me think of the Prius . I wasn't making a stylistic connection between …

Who Builds the World’s Most Popular Drones?

Cheap Drones Made by China’s DJI Are Filling the Skies, Disrupting Industries and Sparking Safety Debates<p>SHENZHEN, China—Big U.S. defense companies brought drones to the battlefield. Now a Chinese company is bringing them to the masses.<p>In just a few years, SZ DJI Technology Co. has become the …

Drones

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Satellites

Mit 850 PS durch Los Angeles

Er ist wieder da: Vollgasakrobat Ken Block zeigt in "Gymkhana 7", dass es immer noch eine Spur wahnsinniger geht. In seinem neuesten Video macht er …

US-Studie warnt vor einem "dauerhaften Dritte-Welt-Amerika"

Die Zahlen sind bestürzend: In den USA leben einer Studie zufolge etwa 2,5 Millionen Kinder auf der Straße - so viele wie nie zuvor.<p>Washington - In …

'Do We Achieve World Order Through Chaos or Insight?'

Henry Kissinger is the most famous and most divisive secretary of state the US has ever had. In an interview, he discusses his new book exploring the …

Geopolitics

Baja 1000 MacCachren - McMillin - Voss overall winners - Baja 1000 - 2017 50th SCORE Baja 1000 - Peninsula Run Ensenada - La Paz

Running their game plan to perfection, a desert racing ‘dream team’ of Las Vegas’ Rob MacCachren, San Diego’s Andy McMillin and Jason Voss, of …

Mordshitze, Mordsdurst, Mordsgaudi

Herrlich, diese Sonne! Der Hochsommer lockt die Menschen nach draußen. Die Hitze bekämpfen sie mit kühlem Nass, ob am Strand oder im Biergarten - in …

München

How Germans Are Learning to Like Themselves

Germans discovered a new lightness of being in the run-up to their World Cup victory. It's a shift apparent not only in football. Increasingly …

Europe

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Harar: The city of beer and mosques

<b>Ethiopia's historic city of Harar is one of Islam's holiest centres - but in recent times it has built up another tradition and is now also known for its brewery.</b><p>As holy cities go, Harar is a colourful one. Inside the walls of the old town I find buildings in greens, purples and yellows - its women …

How to catch a ride on a private plane

Mike Lewis first became hooked on cut-price private jet trips when he saw a deal offering four seats on a flight from his local airport near Los Angeles on an Embraer Phenom 100 jet for just $500, plus tax. The catch: the trip was the next day.<p>“The jet was going to Tucson, Arizona and I’d never …

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Tomorrow’s world: A guide to the next 150 years

Explore our graphical guide to the advances of the future, from 2013 to 2150.<p>As we begin a new year, BBC Future has compiled 40 intriguing predictions made by scientists, politicians, journalists, bloggers and other assorted pundits in recent years about the shape of the world from 2013 to …

Journalism

Is the hoverbike about to become reality?

Those childhood dreams of doing the commute on a Star Wars Speeder Bike might be possible if a revolutionary hoverbike design takes off. (Video above has no sound)<p>Getting from A to B is very rarely boring in the world of science fiction – sadly real life is often a let-down in comparison. We do not …

The alien brains living on Earth

To look for aliens, most people peer towards the sky. But if you look down, you'll discover they already live among us.<p>These aliens have brains, like we do, but they're mostly inside their arms, and each arm acts as if it has a mind of its own.<p>I'm speaking, of course, of the octopus. This tentacled …

James Stewart Cleared To Race This Weekend

Yoshimura Suzuki’s James Stewart will be able to compete in this weekend’s Lucas Oil Pro Motocross Championship at Muddy Creek despite failing a …