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Fighting flares in eastern Ukraine despite extended ceasefire

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko urged President Vladimir Putin on Sunday to strengthen Russian control over its borders to prevent militants and arms entering Ukraine after violence broke a truce there.<p>Local residents and a pro-Russian fighter stand near the entrance to an …

Boko Haram kill Christian worshippers and burn churches in latest Nigeria attack

Suspected Islamist militants launch simultaneous attacks on villages close to town from which more than 200 schoolgirls were kidnapped in April, killing at least 30<p>Suspected Boko Haram militants have mounted two deadly attacks just a few miles from the Nigerian village where they abducted more than …

Both parents of Georgia boy left to die in unattended car researched heat deaths, police say

Both parents of a toddler who died in an unattended SUV in suburban Atlanta told investigators they did online research on how hot it needs to be for a child to die in an unattended vehicle, police said.<p>Justin Ross Harris, 33, faces murder charges in the death of his son, 22-month-old Cooper on …

China jails 113 for terrorism in Xinjiang mass trial

Chinese courts in the far west, ethnic region of Xinjiang have imprisoned 113 people for terrorism or other charges<p>Courts in China's ethnically-divided Xinjiang, home to mainly Muslim Uighurs, have sentenced 113 people to jail on mostly terrorism-related offences, state-run media said, as …

China

ISIS Declares Themselves an Islamic State

Sunni insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) declared themselves a caliphate and dropped "al-Sham" from their title, according to a statement delivered by their spokesman.<p>Abu Muhammad al-Adnani said other jihadi factions — even those beyond Iraq and Syria — were rendered …

Islamic State (ISIS)

Gunfire injures 9 at tourist site

Gunfire struck nine people on Bourbon Street in New Orleans early Sunday, police spokesman Frank Robertson said.<p>The shooting happened at 2:45 a.m. in the French Quarter. Initial reports had indicated that seven people were injured in the incident.<p>Superintendent of the New Orleans Police Department …

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Los Angeles Chargers

Madden 15 Cover Art Revealed by Retailers

You don't see Michael Crabtree on the cover, do you?<p>The cover art for Madden NFL 15 appears to have been outed by retailers.<p>Both Amazon and GameStop …

Top 5 Concept Motorcycles

Car manufacturers occasionally dip a toe into the world of two wheels. It’s usually in the form of an expensive bicycle designed to be strapped to the back of a giant SUV, and bought by middle-aged businessmen.<p>But that hasn’t stopped petrolhead designers from daydreaming about radical motorcycles …

Motorcycles

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Porsche 918 may lead to plug-in 911 - Jun. 9, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>There was a time, not that long ago, when Porsche executives scoffed at the idea of a hybrid Porsche sports car. Buyers laying down serious money for a 911 or Cayman, they thought, expected a sort of performance that hybrids just couldn't offer.<p>Perhaps that's why up until now …

You could have had your own tank

Some people collect toy cars. Some people even collect real cars. Jacques Littlefield wasn't all that interested. He collected tanks.<p>Littlefield didn't want to launch an invasion, he just thought tanks were interesting. The majority of his collection, housed near San Francisco, will be sold off …

Most expensive cars ever sold at auction

This Mercedes-Benz race car sold at an auction in England last Summer for the highest price ever paid for any car at a public auction. It was part of a group of racecars that won 9 World Championship-qualifying Grand Prix races in 1954 and '55. Driven by the legendary Argentinian-born driver Juan …

Porsche 911 Turbo S: Crazy expensive and worth it - Jun. 19, 2014

NEW YORK (CNNMoney)<p>I have this Porsche issue. Pretty much every time I drive one, I love it. Then I look at the price.<p>Now, every time I get into a car I have some idea of the price but that's usually based on the sticker price plus, you know, some reasonable amount for options.<p>Porsche owners are …

Watch New HD Footage of Mini World Record Jump/Crash

Earlier this year, rally and stunt driver Guerlain Chicherit attempted to break the world record for longest jump in a four-wheeled vehicle, only to crash spectacularly. Luckily, Chicherit emerged from the wreck unscathed, and now sponsor GoPro has released its in-car and exterior footage of the …

Wreck

Honda Mean Mower: A 109-hp, 130-mph Lawn Tractor

It's absolutely terrifying. And we mean that in the best way possible.<p>You might not be surprised to learn that there is an internationally recognized speed record for a ride-on lawn mower. Our human impulse for speed is such that there’s a record for pretty much anything with an engine.<p>But you …

Lawn Mowing

The Terra Wind: An Amphibious RV!

This may be the craziest vehicle I've ever seen. A South-Carolina-based company called Cool Amphibious Manufacturers International produces the Terra …

10 Ugly Realities of Being a Photography Addict

Photography is the most wonderful hobby imaginable with so much scope for creativity and problem solving, not to mention travel and gear lust. But it …

Landscape Photography

Read Tupac Shakur's Heartfelt Letter to Public Enemy's Chuck D

Chuck D has shared a letter that Tupac Shakur wrote to him detailing the respect he had for the Public Enemy emcee. In his tweet, Chuck wrote, …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Scientists Spy 'Magic Island' On Titan, Saturn's Strangest Moon

As if Titan, the Saturnian moon with mountains, dunes, rivers and lakes made of flammable hydrocarbons, wasn’t weird enough, now researchers have spotted an “island” in the middle of its second-largest lake that seems to appear and disappear.<p>Rather than an island of magic or any other sort, the …

Fast Tire Repairs with Patchnride

If you're turning the pedals a lot, you're bound to get a flat. While knowing how to change your own tire is required knowledge for any dedicated cyclist, it can be a real pain—especially with high-performance racing tires. The Patchnride permanently repairs punctures in less than a minute—and …

Repairs

What you need to know about 3D-printed organs

Sure, 3D printers that can spit out chocolates, create shoes, handcraft cars and help astronauts sound fun and magical, but a lot of scientists are working to make models that aren't just fun. They're developing 3D printers that can also save and change lives by printing out functional human …

Micro fungi of Australia - in pictures

Photographer Stephen Axford forages for fungi in the forests of New South Wales in Australia. He doesn't harvest them, he captures their beauty on camera

Is supersonic passenger travel set to make a comeback?

When the realistic prospect of supersonic passenger travel first came up in the 1950s, it seemed like the logical progression in the field of civil …

Aviation