Rufi Chiswo

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ISIS fighters: Strikes drove us from Kobani

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two purported ISIS fighters interviewed for a news agency working in ISIS-held territory have given the same reason for the militants' retreat from the Syrian city of Kobani: the constant pummeling by coalition airstrikes.<p>On Monday, Kurdish fighters declared that they had released the city …

Middle East

Dr Hannah Fry: the mathematical models that underpin our sexual success

<b>What are the odds?</b><p><i>Or how mathematician Peter Backus weighed up his chances of finding love…</i><p>Just as it’s not possible to calculate precisely how many alien life forms there are, it’s also not possible to calculate exactly how many potential partners you may have. But all the same, being able to …

Mathematics

It's Official: Justin Timberlake Confirms Jessica Biel's Pregnancy With Adorable Instagram Photo

Looks like the rumors are true—Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are going to be parents! This will be the first child for the married pair, who …

Whitney Houston's daughter in medically induced coma, source says

<b>(CNN) —</b> Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown was placed in a medically induced coma Saturday after being found facedown and unresponsive in a bathtub full of water, a source close to the family has told CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin.<p>Brown, 21, "was not breathing" when a man identified …

Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images<p>A Chinese customer buys two new iPhone 6s.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/1/30/1422635443577/42b29153-dbaa-44e1-bb39-470eb1f7f9ac-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images<p>A Chinese customer buys two new …

Tim Cook

Fiery star deaths may look different than we thought

Supernovae are the funeral pyres of very massive stars. They forge most of the basic elements we know, including the ones that make up our bodies. But we still don't know exactly how they happen. It's getting a little clearer though, and a new study published today in <i>Science</i> could address part of …

Jennifer Aniston: I Was Almost Replaced on "Friends"

"There was a period where I had to stand out of the photographs for the group shots."<p><b>Jennifer Aniston</b> has revealed she was nearly replaced in <i>Friends</i>.<p>The actress said that producers were thinking of recasting the role of Rachel Green before the show even aired, because of Aniston's commitment to …

Once $399 A Year, Google Earth Pro Is Now Free

Lots of people have dabbled with Google Earth to fly around their neighborhood or poke around a 3D version Paris. But how many dropped $400 (per year!) for a Pro subscription?<p>Not a ton, it would seem. At least, not enough for Google to keep counting on it as an income source.<p>Google has just nixed …

Tunnel vision: London’s Crossrail enters its final leg

Elizabeth, one of the last tag team of Crossrail tunnelling machines, has made the first breakthrough into the City of London, 40 metres below ground under Liverpool Street. The moment when the 6.2 metre-wide drill head cut through the wall into the hollowed-out future station marked the start of …

England