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Inside the Party Dungeon of One of History's Biggest Arms Dealers

In the early 1980s, Adnan Khashoggi was a billionaire who threw lavish parties in his Marbella hunting lodge. He lost his riches later that decade, but the basement at his former residence stands untouched.<p><i>The entrance to La Zagaleta, a gated community for Europe's super-rich outside Marbella.</i> …

2015 BMW Alpina B6 Gran Coupe

Remember when M cars were special? It's like that.<p>From the January 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>To drive a 1980s M3 is to be amazed by its relative softness compared with today’s hard-edged, dual-clutch asphalt scalpels. “Scalpel” might even be the wrong metaphor. Today’s M cars often seem more like …

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100 engineers are trying to bring Elon Musk's hyperloop dream to life

<i>This post is in partnership with Entrepreneur. The article below was originally published at Entrepreneur.com</i><p>By Kim Lachance Shandrow, …

ISIL 'publicly executes' Syrian in Aleppo

The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant group has publicly executed a Syrian it accused of planting tracking devices for deadly government air strikes, according to the SITE intelligence group.<p>SITE posted footage of the accused being paraded before a crowd but the video deliberately freezes at the …

Pakistan steps up campaign against Taliban

The Pakistani military has stepped up its campaign against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan after the group claimed the attack on a school in Peshawar earlier this week that left 148 people, most of them children, dead.<p>Air strikes and ground operations on Saturday targeted fighter hideouts in the …

BMW M1 Group 4 ProCar Track Test

The Original Ultimate Driving Machine: MT Hot Shoe Randy Pobst Whips Around Mazda Raceway in a Historic Exotic<p>For a vegetarian in the Land of Fruits and Nuts, food is a joy. I sampled everything from tofu-tempeh Reubens to savory kale and almond salads as I drove from L.A. to the Rolex Monterey …

The maddest hot hatches ever built

Audi Quattro SWB<p>Stopped making those weird grunting noises yet? Good. ‘Cause there’s a lot more to the Quattro SWB than its purposeful looks. It’s …

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Ten things we learned this week

Ringo Starr's old Mercedes is up for sale and you should buy it immediately<p>Here is a Mercedes-Benz S-Class that’s been graced by magic. Nope, we’re …

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Road trip: Across Europe in the 903bhp McLaren P1

The McLaren P1 is very good at sneaking. This was my initial impression as we slink our way silently from a hotel just outside the Spa Francorchamps …

Lamborghini reveals Veneno Roadster

As part of its ongoing 50th anniversary celebrations, and of course, its ongoing commitment to lunacy, Lamborghini has revealed a limited edition …

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Manufacturers face 'bloodbath' in Russia, says Renault Nissan boss

<b>The chief executive of Renault Nissan, Carlos Ghosn, has said that manufacturers in Russia are facing a "bloodbath" because of the plunge in the value of the rouble.</b><p>The currency has been dropping steadily for several months, but suffered very sharp falls earlier this week.<p>The two firms have stopped …

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Inside Iraqi air base as Islamic State closes in

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1132000/1132005_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524896552_5a2f3eaeb818c02f3859ce5e93d2856f<p><b>Ain al-Asad air base, the largest in Iraq's western province of Anbar, has been encircled by militants from Islamic State (IS). The BBC's Quentin</b> …

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Is there a cyber security equivalent of 'SEAL Team Six'?

On May 2, 2011, the United States government, by executive order, dispatched a crack squad of commandos to a compound in northeastern Pakistan and …

'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions - The Homicide Report - Los Angeles Times

In a recent training session for gang officers, LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese told a class from across the county that more than half of all killings in the city are gang-related.<p>But that term — "gang-related" — can have varying meanings. And it has long been controversial.<p>The Los Angeles County …

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Fortune's 20 favorite books of 2014

Whether on paper, iPad, Kindle, Kobo, or Nook, whether bought online or in a store or borrowed from a library, we still read a lot of books. And 2014 …

The West should not let Russia fall apart

The West shouldn’t stoke the fires engulfing Russia’s wounded economy.<p>Talk in Washington and Brussels this week of levying further economic sanctions …

Boris Johnson on EU fat ruling: 'utterly ridiculous' and insulting to the disabled

Mayor of London publicly attacks controversial ruling as 'totally and utterly ridiculous' during question and answer session on Twitter<p>A European ruling that overweight people can be classed as disabled is "totally and utterly ridiculous" and insults those with genuine disabilities, Boris Johnson …

Jean-Eric Vergne has joined Ferrari as test driver with a focus on simulator work

Pedro de la Rosa to leave the Scuderia at the end of 2014<p>Jean-Eric Vergne has joined Ferrari as test driver with a focus on developing the car in the …

Islamic State leaders 'killed in air strikes'

US air strikes have killed several top Islamic State leaders in Iraq, the Pentagon says, as Iraqi Kurdish forces open corridor to Sinjar mountain for trapped Yazidis<p>The campaign of US-led air strikes in Iraq has killed some of the <b>Islamic State's</b> top commanders and is eroding their ability to …