Adam Akardi

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'Brexit' means traveling to the U.K. will likely be much cheaper this summer

Demand for travel was already strong in the U.S., and the vote by the U.K. to leave the European Union will make it cheaper for Americans to visit their British cousins across the pond.<p>The exit of the United Kingdom from the 28-nation union has pushed the value of the British pound down relative to …

The Most Photogenic National Parks

America's best idea--our national parks--are probably best known for the outdoor activities they afford us. From hiking to fly fishing and everything in between, these well-maintained and preserved public lands open up a whole world of outdoor activities.<p>The active resources are easy enough to …

Hiking

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Religion

Meet The New King Of Saudi Arabia

King Salman has a history of maintaining order in the royal family. A look at the man who will now rule a country that holds one-sixth of the world’s oil reserves.<p>Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah died Friday and was quickly succeeded by his half brother, former Crown Prince Salman. Both men come from …

Pictures of the Week 12.11.14

Route 66, Ride for the Relay, Day Nine

Sunday September 14, 2014, from Winslow to Kingman, Arizona<p>Our day got off to a late start and we missed connecting with the bike group that was going to the Grand Canyon. (There were two choices: the giant meteor crater or the canyon). We decided it was fine to be on our own today, as Jen had …

Grand Canyon

What Do You Do With Your Life Once You’ve Admitted To Killing Bin Laden?

BuzzFeed News speaks with Rob O’Neill, the former SEAL Team Six member who says he fired the fatal shots that took down Osama bin Laden.<p>When he was younger, Rob O’Neill used to joke with his mother that he was put on Earth to do something special. “I would say that to her when I joined the Navy, …

National Security

Narendra Modi: from international pariah to G20's political rock star

Ostracised after the Godhra riots of 2002, the newly minted PM of the world’s largest democracy is the man other leaders are seeking out this week<p>For a decade, Narendra Modi was an international political pariah.<p>What publicity the chief minister of the western Indian state of Gujarat could attract …

Yasser Arafat: why he still matters

Hated and venerated in equal measure, Yasser Arafat dominated the Palestinian landscape, and with it, much of the Middle East’s political map for almost five decades. His death 10 years ago, besieged and in miserable isolation, marked the beginning of the end of the revolution that reawakened the …

The Man Who Disobeyed His Boss And Opened The Berlin Wall

To many Germans, Harald Jaeger is the man who opened the Berlin Wall.<p>It's a legacy that still makes the former East German border officer uncomfortable 25 years after he defied his superiors' orders and let thousands of East Berliners pour across his checkpoint into the West.<p>"I didn't open the …

Who Shot Bin Laden? A Tale of Two SEALs

Two different alumni of SEAL Team Six, the secretive group of highly trained warriors that killed Osama bin Laden three years ago, have been profiting off their role in the terror leader’s death since leaving the military.<p>Former Team Six member Matt Bissonnette, who wrote a bestseller under a …

National Security

Why One Man Defected From ISIS — Then Went To War Against It In Syria

Hopes of defeating ISIS may depend on local fighters like this one turning against the group. It's not something in which the U.S. or its allies have much say. BuzzFeed News' Mike Giglio reports from the Turkey-Syria border.<p>GAZIANTEP, Turkey — It took the deaths of innocent men, women, and …

So THIS Is Where Flight Attendants Sleep

Sleeping on the job isn’t encouraged in most workplaces, but if you’re a flight attendant on a long-haul flight, it’s a must. And now we know more about where flight attendants sleep, at least on a certain aircraft.<p>Virgin Australia recently shared photos of the crew rest areas on its Boeing …

Photo Series Captures the Diversity of Parisian Rooftops

On view now until September 6, 2014 at the Robert Koch Gallery in San Francisco is <i>Paris Abstract</i>. The series is an exhibition by renowned …

Ruined Gaza Will Not Be Rebuilt By Hamas, But International Aid

As a cease-fire begins to take hold in Gaza, hundreds of thousands of Palestinians are returning to their homes, many of which have been destroyed by …

Commonwealth Games Scottie dogs 'disrespectful to Muslims'

Use of Scottish terrier dogs during Commonwealth Games opening ceremony 'shameful' and 'offensive', Malaysian politicians claim<p><b>Malaysian</b> politicians and religious leaders have attacked the use of Scottie dogs during the Commonwealth Games opening ceremony, claiming it was disrespectful to …

Satirical Facebook Post Sparks Outrage at Stephen Spielberg for Hunting Triceratops

There are times when you lose all hope in humankind. We may be the most intelligent of all creatures, but just because our brains are the most …