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Mount Everest

The Timeless Beauty of Mont Saint-Michel, A Medieval Island Abbey Near Normandy, France

As part of their Planet Earth series, Great Big Story visited the stunning Mont Saint-Michel, a timeless medieval castle that historically served as …

Pictures of the Week 11.10.16

World Records

'There is a crack in everything/ That's how the light gets in' – the best Leonard Cohen lyrics

News of the death of Leonard Cohen comes soon after it was announced that this year's Nobel Prize in Literature is to be awarded to Bob Dylan, the first time it has ever been given to a musician in recognition of lyrical talent.<p>But many music lovers were aghast at the Nobel committee’s choice, …

Nobel Prize

Revealed: How MI5 and MI6 used powers to stop terror attacks on British soil and track down jihadists

Theresa May has said that the mass collection of private data by the security services is "vital" for public safety after an official review found it is has been repeatedly used to stop terrorist attacks in Britain.<p>David Anderson, the Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, revealed that MI6 …

Fast-Swimming Swordfish Automatically Lubricate Themselves

Swordfish steaks frequently appear on menus and dinner plates around the world. But even though many people have hooked, hacked apart, and devoured these majestic fish, few truly understand their bodies. Indeed, until John Videler from Leiden & Groningen University started studying swordfish, no …


Who is the lowest-placed footballer to play at a major tournament?

<b>“Studiously completing my Euro 2016 sticker album, I noticed that Fleetwood defender Conor McLaughlin is in the Northern Ireland squad,”</b> notices Daniel Jones. <b>“Fleetwood finished near the bottom of the third tier. Has any player appearing at a major tournament ever placed lower with his club …


Stunning photos of the solar-powered plane that just flew across the Pacific

The Solar Impulse flew from Hawaii to Silicon Valley, powered by 17,000 solar cells.<p>Fly around the world, powered only by the sun.<p>That’s the idea behind Solar Impulse, the group that’s trying to pull off a trip around the globe in a 5,000-pound plane that uses 17,000 solar cells.<p>They’ve been at it, …

Disaster avoided as 40,000 cram into 16,000 stadium for Nigeria v Egypt

A major disaster was avoided on Friday as an estimated 40,000 supporters packed into the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna to watch Nigeria’s 1-1 draw with Egypt.<p>Listed as a 16,000 capacity venue, the stadium in the north west of the country was subject to a heavy military presence after a pitch …


Paul McCartney on George Martin: ‘if anyone was the fifth Beatle it was him’

I’m so sad to hear the news of the passing of dear George Martin. I have so many ­wonderful memories of this great man that will be with me for ever. He was a true ­gentleman and like a second father to me. He guided the career of the Beatles with such skill and good humour that he became a true …

Paul McCartney

The Best Cities for Expats

Maybe it's time for a relocation.<p>As an expat, it can be difficult to adjust to a new city and make an unfamiliar place feel like home. Some cities are easier than others, though, and thankfully, some people have crunched the numbers to tell us where exactly they are: Mercer, a global consulting …

European Travel

Earthquake Shakes Taiwan: Pictures

U.S. Geological Survey

24 top gangsters in El Chapo's drug cartel busted in US-Mexico sting

A joint cross border operation between US and Mexican law enforcement agencies has resulted in the arrest of two dozen senior Mexican drug cartel …

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Epic Blizzard Crushes Eastern U.S.: Pictures

University of Kentucky

Sanctions against Iran lifted after compliance with nuclear deal

Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, has hailed a “glorious victory” after senior diplomats in Vienna formally announced the lifting of sanctions against the country following confirmations from the UN that Tehran had fulfilled its obligations under last year’s nuclear accord.<p>A final report by the …

South Asia

How to improve willpower? Feed it.

Bridging the gap between who we are and who we want to be is often exhausting. To become fitter, we need to keep from blowing off the gym. And to do that, we need willpower.<p>Children who have the self-control to resist a marshmallow now in order to receive two later generally have better SAT scores …

Will Power

Led Zeppelin – Check Out These Rare, Intimate Photos From Their Early Days

Almost 50 years since their formation, fascination with Led Zeppelin shows no sign of waning: the ‘Led Zeppelin From The Beginning’ exhibition at …


20 Revelatory Rock Star Memoirs That Don’t Hold Back

You want to know what you’re getting before you spend money on an autobiography, so often full of fluff everyone knows already. Not these ones. From …

Red Hot Chili Peppers

Forget the Night's Watch, these 3,000 man the wall

Follow us at @CNNSport and like us on Facebook<p><b>(CNN) —</b> Its famous Yellow Wall -- the largest free-standing grandstand in Europe, with a capacity of 25,000 -- has helped enable German football club Borussia Dortmund achieve the rare feat of transcending the relationship between a club and its fans.<p>So …


The Glitch Mob - Beauty Of The Unhidden Heart (Bassnectar Remix)

14 Most Creative Works Of Art Of 2014

Art is no longer only the domain of the professional artist. With the likes of Photoshop and Freshpaint allowing anyone the chance to make their …

The cat and the box!

The cat and the box!