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The 50 Most Beautiful Places in Africa

Home to 54 countries, Africa has something for everyone. From Algeria's bone-dry Sahara desert to South Africa's iconic urban skylines, the second-largest continent in the world, too, has landscapes as diverse as its animal kingdoms. Still not convinced? These 50 stunning locations should give you …

South Africa

Raiders could be saying goodbye to Coliseum

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — From the costume-clad crazies in the Black Hole who turn football Sundays into Halloween, the infield dirt that serves as an …

Football (U.S.)

Abdelhamid Abaaoud: what we know about the Paris attacks 'mastermind'

The alleged mastermind of the Paris attacks that killed at least 129 people has been named as the leader of an Islamic State (Isis) cell who was sought by police earlier this year and is the target of Wednesday’s police operation north of Paris.<p>French officials said Abdelhamid Abaaoud, 27, was …

Terrorism

This mobile phone game is so addictive it is ruining people's lives and destroying their sleep cycles

If you don't know what "1010!" is, then click away from this story right now. This mobile phone app from Gram Games is so addictive it will ruin your life and make your friends hate you.<p>Remember what happened when you were introduced for the first time to Candy Crush Saga? Or 2048? Or Dots?<p>It's way …

App Store

Jennifer Lawrence Wants You to Know She Really Does Wash Her Hands

Jennifer Lawrence wants to set the record straight.<p>After an October interview with MTV News, during which Lawrence said that she almost never washes …

The Amazing Science Behind Pets That Find Their Way Home

A pity you can’t ask a dog for the shortest route home when you’re lost—or a cat or a seabird or a tortoise or a dung beetle, for that matter. …

These Are the 5 Best Android Phones

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Android Phones

The Amount of Water You Actually Need Per Day

Eight, 8 oz. glasses of water a day: it’s a rule that’s been burned into our brains for years as the ideal amount of fluid to drink each day. Yet no …

Antarctic ice shelves melting 70% faster, study shows

The frozen fringes of western Antarctica have been melting 70% faster in the last decade, raising concern that an important buttress keeping land-based ice sheets from flowing to the sea could collapse or vanish in coming decades, a new study shows.<p>An acceleration in the flow of massive ice sheets …

Global Warming

DEA agents' 'sex parties' included alleged cartel prostitutes, report says

Agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration are alleged to have had sexual encounters with prostitutes hired by drug cartels, according to a detailed report released Thursday by the Justice Department's inspector general.<p>The report focuses on sexual harassment and misconduct in the DEA and …

Sexual Harassment

Pilots Downing Their Planes Is Unusual, But Not Unprecedented

Investigators have concluded that the crash of a German airliner earlier this week that killed all 150 aboard was a deliberate act by the co-pilot, and that there is "nothing to suggest a terrorist attack."<p>Even so, Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin, speaking at a news conference in Paris today, …

Airplanes

Music from SXSW in Pictures

World Water Day in Pictures

Woolly mammoth could roam again as extinct DNA merged with elephant

Harvard University spliced recreated genes from a woolly mammoth into the DNA of an elephant and found they functioned normally<p>A major step forward in bringing back the woolly mammoth has been taken by scientists at Harvard University who have inserted DNA from the extinct mammal into the genetic …

Genetics

How Ebola changed the world

<b>One year ago the World Health Organization officially declared there was an outbreak of Ebola across Guinea.</b><p>The disease had already claimed dozens of lives and was on its way to neighbouring countries. This tiny virus, invisible to the naked eye, went on to kill more than 10,000 people across …

Disease

Republican Thorn Ted Cruz Announces Run For President

The 2016 presidential campaign has its first official candidate. Republican Ted Cruz jumped into the race for the presidency, announcing his intentions in a tweet at 12:09 am EDT Monday morning.<p>"I'm running for president and I hope to earn your support!" the firebrand Texas senator tweeted simply …

Republicans

REPORT: Greece's government has only 2 weeks until the money runs out

That's according to Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung, the Sunday edition of the respected German newspaper. The paper says it has seen European Commission estimates that suggest even if Athens taps state-owned enterprises and social funds for money, it will still struggle to make a €465 …

J.P. Morgan Fuels China Inc’s Global Ambitions With Pirelli Buy

China Inc.’s acquisitions overseas usually rely on a healthy dose of Chinese state banks funding Beijing’s strategic priorities, whether that is buying oil companies or mines. In a surprising twist, the latest China mega-deal, a $7.7 billion bid for Italian tiremaker Pirelli & C. SpA led by China …

Dow Jones

First Click: the new HTC is such a letdown

Reading reviews of the One M9 can be agonizing to anyone who fondly remembers HTC’s glory days. Here's Dan Seifert’s take on the company’s newest flagship: “For the third year in a row, it has show-stopping flaws, which bring the great experience you’re having to a screeching halt.” It's a view …

Are you ‘over-connected’?

Wander the city in 2015 and all you’ll see is people staring at screens or talking on handsets. Is it changing who we are? Tom Chatfield weighs up the arguments.<p>A group of people wait by a monument, unaware of each other’s existence. A woman strides open-mouthed down a busy street, holding one hand …

Google Glass

More Western fighters joining militants in Iraq and Syria

Thousands of foreign fighters have bolstered the ranks of militant groups in Syria and Iraq in recent months, according to U.S. officials, driving fresh concern about potential terrorist plots aimed at the United States or its allies.<p>The surge, as well as intelligence that Yemeni terrorists have …

Terrorism