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Shell's Arctic oil search ends in failure with dry Alaskan well

Anglo Dutch company forced to suspend Alaskan oil search after exploration well finds little oil in the Chukchi Sea<p>Royal Dutch Shell has been forced to abandon its search for oil in the Arctic waters off Alaska after its explotaion well tests found little resources in the area.<p>The company has said …

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Sony looks for possible North Korea link in hacking, movie leak

Sony Pictures Entertainment is investigating to determine if hackers working on behalf of North Korea might be responsible for a cyber attack that knocked out the studio's computer network earlier this week, the technology news site Re/code reported.<p>The attack occurred a month before Sony Pictures, …

9 Things I Am Thankful for Because of #Travel

For me personally, I have quite a few items on my gratitude list this year and many of them I can attribute to my traveling experiences.<p>Happy Thanksgiving!<p>What a great day it is to spend time with friends and family, indulge in way too much turkey and stuffing, take a nap, wake up, prepare another …

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Egypt Court Drops Murder Charges Against Mubarak

Ousted Leader Remains in Jail on Separate, Three-Year Sentence<p>CAIRO—An Egyptian court dismissed murder charges against former President Hosni Mubarak on Saturday in the killing of hundreds of protesters by police in a 2011 uprising against his decades of autocratic rule, a decision that comes as …

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Sympathy for the Devil: Q&A with 'Horns' Director Alexandre Aja

Practically from the start of his career, French filmmaker Alexandre Aja has been a name to watch. His debut film, a short he directed at the age of …

Road Trip: Dalton Highway, Alaska

Travel<p>A mostly gravel road does not do justice to the vastly dramatic scenery that lies along its winding path.<p>The 414-mile (666-kilometer) road from Livengood to Prudhoe Bay, Alaska, carves a path through forest and tundra, crosses the Yukon River, traverses the towering Brooks Range, and passes …

Jimmy Page Forming New Band, Says Led Zeppelin Reunion ‘Doesn’t Look Likely’

Jimmy Page has finally faced facts: Robert Plant is just not that into a Led Zeppelin reunion.<p>Speaking Tuesday in an onstage Q&A at the London launch …

Anti-ISIS video shows crucifixions, bodies

The brutal mock ISIS recruitment video starts with a simple phrase: Run. Do not walk to ISIS land.<p>Then a body is thrown off a cliff.<p>Later a mosque is blown up, followed by a photo of a body with a severed head.<p>Complete with crucifixions, Muslims being whipped, shot in the head at point-blank range …

These 8 Tiny Islands Are Hidden Where You'd Least Expect Them

Paris, Venice and Rome are all famous tourist draws with one <i>very</i> particular thing in common: they all have islands hidden within them.<p>And since teensy isles are kind of our new favorite obsession, we've culled together some of our favorites for your viewing pleasure. A bonus: certain islands come …

Manchester United vow to buy 'a Luis Suarez a year' under new aggressive transfer policy

Old Trafford's £150m summer spree just the start as new commercial deals give them power to compete despite Champions League exile<p>There is a phrase that has been used to describe <b>Manchester United</b>’s apparent financial muscle in the world transfer market that has appealed to the club’s hierarchy. …

Israel announces seven-hour 'humanitarian truce' in Gaza

As Israel pulls back ground forces almost a month in to bloody conflict in Gaza, military call brief ceasefire in areas other than around southern city of Rafah<p>Israel will hold its fire in most of the Gaza Strip for a seven-hour "humanitarian window" on Monday, the military said, four weeks into …

Micah Richards fires penalty kick into Row Z

Maybe Richards should have kicked it harder?<p>Manchester City went to penalties in a preseason friendly. The stadium was half-empty and nothing really mattered. And yet Micah Richards looked like he crumbled under the pressure, or just lost his mind, or thought it'd be a good idea to focus on kicking …

Discover the Rich History of Robben Island

TravelWorld Heritage<p>Visit the room that future President Mandela of South Africa spent 18 of his 27 prison years in.<p>Robben Island sits in South Africa’s Table Bay, only 4.5 miles (7 kilometers) from Cape Town’s beaches, in a rather spectacular physical setting. But this island is no pleasure …

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