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Floods, landslides leave many Bosnians homeless

TOPCIC POLJE, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — It took only a few minutes for a roaring landslide to leave Ramiz Skopljak homeless for the second time in …

Dr. Dre maybe the ‘first billionaire in hip-hop,’ but what does that mean for hip-hop?

A rap icon who hasn’t dropped an album in nearly 15 years is now calling himself “the first billionaire in hip-hop” — and he might be exaggerating by only $200 million.<p>Beats Electronics, a company co-founded by Dr. Dre that specializes in high-end headphones and a recently launched music streaming …

Ex-police commander's testimony aids defense at Oscar Pistorius' murder trial

The police investigation into the killing of Reeva Steenkamp by Oscar Pistorius sounded like a catalog of bumbling, bad judgment, poor memory and petty theft in court on Friday, and it was the commanding officer on the scene the night of the killing who was testifying.<p>Former police Col. G.S. van …

Tonight's Meteor Shower: Live, From Space, It's The Quadrantids

It's early January, and that means it's time for the Quadrantid meteor shower to peak. Despite winter weather that might cloud the skies in some areas, forecasters say this year's event is worth getting up for, citing lunar conditions that will darken the night sky.<p>If you haven't heard of the …

How Michael Bloomberg Became The Most Influential Mayor Of The Century (So Far)

Money mattered in Michael Bloomberg's case.<p>The billionaire's personal fortune (ranked 10th in the nation by <i>Fortune</i>) allowed him to bankroll his three runs for New York City mayor, freeing him to hire people he believed were the best and the brightest, rather than friends of donors.<p>His philanthropy …

South Sudan's Government Was Nearly Overthrown Last Night

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>South Sudanese President Salva Kiir said today that an overnight coup has been averted, blaming …

Consumer Behavior, Not Snapchat, Created The Need For Instagram Direct

This morning Instagram announced Instagram Direct, a new feature to privately send your friends photos and videos. Instagram refers to these photos on its blog as ‘moments’ to help people share things like “An inside joke between friends captured on the go, a special family moment or even just one …

How Women Change Men

As daughters, sisters, wives, and coworkers<p>Soon after Jay Z welcomed his first child, Blue Ivy Carter, last year, a poem the rapper had reportedly dedicated to his new baby girl zipped around the Internet. “Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich / I didn’t think hard about using the …

14 Bizarre Theme Restaurants Around The World

But sometimes, it's fun to step outside your comfort zone and try something a little more wacky, like a toilet-themed restaurant or a lounge where the seats are made of ice.<p>We rounded up some of the most bizarre restaurants in the world, where the overall experience often beats the fare.<p><i>Julie</i> …

12 Reasons You Definitely Need A Buffer Day After Vacation

When we jump from blissful vacation mode into real-world mode too abruptly, stress often reaches a higher peak than before we left. All too often, that fresh-out-of-the-sand buzz evaporates into a panicked flurry while we hustle to catch up on a week's worth of chores.<p>Curb the mental chaos and cut …

How to Persuade Airline Employees to Give You Free Upgrades [Video]

Flight upgrades have an urban legend-like status, kind of like dream jobs such as chocolate tasters and video game testers -- everyone has heard vaguely of people fortunate enough to end up in these wonderful-sounding positions, but nobody can actually name a person who has or tell you how they got …

The 10 Best Islands In The World

Luckily for you, Condé Nast Traveler just released its list of the Top 25 Islands in the World as part of its annual Readers' Choice Awards. We're taking a closer look at the top 10.<p>From the isolated tranquility of Bora Bora to the sprawling golf courses of Kiawah Island, South Carolina, these …

Maldives opposition protest over vote cancellation

<b>Opposition supporters in the Maldives have staged protests after police intervened to stop the presidential election from taking place.</b><p>Police prevented ballot papers from being sent out on Saturday, saying two of the three candidates had failed to approve the registry of voters.<p>The elections …

Sri Lanka

Modern Eco-Friendly Homes Set Amongst the Trees

<i>Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House)</i> is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wjcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature. Wjcik's detailed presentation lays out the many benefits of …

Architecture

Foreign Airline Perks Have Convinced Us Never, Ever To Fly Domestic Again

It shouldn't surprise you that American airlines fail to top "World's Best Airline" lists. All airlines have their issues, but U.S. air carriers seem to be the worst.<p>When the Skytrax World Airline Awards were released earlier this year, foreign airlines received all the accolades -- while American …

The hangover face repair guide

<b>M:</b> I don't pride myself on much, E, but in my many years as a feckless adult, I think I have pretty much nailed looking decent the morning after.<p><b>E:</b> Ah, the morning after. Waking up in your shoes with a snail trail of drool down one cheek and a crazy paving of indelible pillow creases on the other, …

Starter Kit to Vietnam

Vietnam is one of Southeast Asia’s fastest-growing countries. Its vibrant cities are booming, UNESCO World Heritage Site Halong Bay is expanding its …

Vietnam

Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas

Home > Recipes by Category > Slow Cooker Recipes > Ultimate Nachos with Beer-Braised Carnitas<p>September 17, 2013 // 40 <i>Comments »</i><p>As far as I’m …

Siege Over, Kenya Has 'Defeated The Monster Of Terrorism'

<b>Update at 12:55 p.m. ET:</b><p>Telling his nation that security forces have "ashamed" those who attacked a shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Tuesday declared "we have defeated the monster of terrorism."<p>As night fell in Kenya and after four days that captured attention around the …

9 Reasons Train Travel Is The Best

Train travel is easily the most underrated form of long-distance travel out there.<p>Air travel certainly has its ups and downs, and long car trips can easily go awry. But train travel? Under most circumstances, is stress-free.<p>Of course, trains can't get you everywhere -- they can't cross oceans, and …

A tale of two cities: poor New Yorkers demand a slice of Manhattan's action

Bill de Blasio, the frontrunner in the race for mayor, plays on a growing sense of disenchantment over jobs and policing after years of Republican control<p>A man calling himself "Uncle" surveys the scene. It's growing dark, and a misty rain is falling over Brownsville, in central Brooklyn, over rows …

The 40 Most Creative DIY Planters

If you haven’t already noticed, spring is in full swing here at Brit HQ. We’re rounding up gorgeous tablescapes, chowing down on the most colorful cookies ever, and swooning over neon spring style. And you know what spring means? Pretty plants! And what’s a super awesome succulent without the …

This Tiny Concrete Speck Is Its Own Country

By Ken Jennings, Condé Nast Traveler<p>The Principality of Sealand has its own flag, a white diagonal stripe dividing fields of red and black. It has currency, postage stamps, a national anthem ("E Mare Libertas," which is also its national motto, meaning "from the sea, freedom"), and even a soccer …

George Zimmerman 'a Sandy Hook waiting to happen', Florida police chief suggests

Series of indiscreet emails reveals how Lake Mary chief Steve Bracknell believes Zimmerman, 29, to be 'ticking time bomb'<p>A series of indiscreet emails by a Florida police chief has revealed his belief that Trayvon Martin's killer George Zimmerman is a volatile character who is "a Sandy Hook waiting …

When Public Shaming of Children Fails

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Kids these days are out of control, strutting around in their short shorts, twerking anywhere and …

Suicide prevention efforts grow in statehouses

After three students took their own lives in one year at his children's middle school, Utah state Rep. Steve Eliason wracked his brain for a response.<p>"One of the students came to me and said, 'We know something is happening, but no one is talking about this.' I talked to the principal and said …

10 Fascinating Photographs that Look Like Paintings

While we've all seen our fair share of hyperrealistic and photorealistic art, or paintings and sculptures that look amazingly like photographs, it's not too often that we come across photos that look like paintings. Throughout the five-plus years we've been around, we've seen these unbelievable …

Art

Meet Moziah Bridges: 11-Year-Old CEO of His Own Bow Tie Design Empire

Ever since he was four-years old and dressing himself, Moziah "Mo" Bridges, now 11, insisted on wearing a suit and tie whenever he could, even to the grocery store or while riding his bike. "I love dressing up," says Bridges who found early inspiration from his father and grandfather who typically …