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Christian Louboutin Shoe-and

The only thing better than wearing Christian Louboutin heels for your wedding day? Wearing Christian Louboutin heels <i>and</i> Christian Louboutin nail polish for your wedding day. Christian Louboutin Beauté, which officially launches on Sunday, encompasses three collections: The Pops (bright colors), The …

Little Town of Champions

The village of Bekoji, in the highlands of Ethiopia, has produced long-distance runners who’ve won 16 Olympic medals in 20 years. What explains this remarkable success?<p>“Running is in my blood,” says Tolo Debele, feeding his 3-month-old boy Dawit in his gated compound in the Ethiopian capital of …

Rescue from Antarctica | Alok Jha

After a month aboard a Russian research ship, <b>Alok Jha</b> and <b>Laurence Topham</b> found themselves trapped in the grip of the ice – and an international row over whether the expedition should have been there in the first place<p>The whirring twin rotor blades of the helicopter made so much noise that, once …

The Long Fall of One-Eleven Heavy

September 2, 1998, Swissair Flight 111, en route from New York to Geneva with 229 souls on board. No one would ever put it back together again.<p><i>This story was originally published in the July 2000 issue of Esquire.</i><p><b>It was summer; it was winter.</b> The village disappeared behind skeins of fog. Fishermen …

Sony Waterproof mp3 Player Sold Inside Bottle of Water

What <i>does</i> a company do to convince potential customers that its product is genuinely waterproof? Well, aside from saying so on the packaging, it can sell the product already immersed inside a bottle of water.<p>Though the device itself was launched a while ago, Sony turned to Auckland-based ad agency …

Georgia Prepares as South Expects Another Wintry Blow

Weather<p>Atlanta won't get fooled again.<p>The South is bracing for another blast of winter weather with freezing rain and sleet expected to begin walloping the area on Tuesday, and Georgia and its biggest city are determined to avoid a repeat of last month's disaster.<p>On Monday afternoon, Georgia Gov. …

Cartel hitman testifies to 800 murders, daily quotas at kingpin's trial

The ongoing trial of a man accused of killing three U.S. Consulate workers and family members in Juarez is revealing the shocking depravity of one of Mexico’s most violent gangs, including the charge that it had a daily murder quota calibrated to instill fear in police and the public.<p>Jesus Ernesto …

Oakland: the city that told Google to get lost

If pushing your enemy into the sea signifies success, then Google's decision to start ferrying workers to its campus by boat suggests the revolt against big technology companies is going well. Standing on the docks of Oakland, on the east side of San Francisco Bay, last week, you could watch the …

Feds Bust Up a Major Mafia Drug Ring in New York and Italy

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Coordinated drug raids in New York and Italy resulted in arrests on both sides of the Atlantic on …

Long-time Google employee Susan Wojcicki is the new head of YouTube

Introducing the new head of YouTube: Susan Wojcicki, former SVP of ads and commerce at Google, who boasts some serious connections in the tech sphere. Mountain View has confirmed the news, and the outgoing YouTube head Salar Kamangar will reportedly work on other projects within the company.<p>Truly, …

Google+ Hangouts for Business Just Got Real

When Google+ first debuted in summer 2011, the feature most lauded was its free, multi-person video conferences called Hangouts. Their usefulness in …

George Osborne: Queen's advisers have been 'unfairly' criticised

George Osborne, the Chancellor, turns on Labour's Margaret Hodge after report finds Queen's advisers are failing her<p>The Queen's advisers have been "unfairly" criticised by MPs and are helping create "huge revenue and prestige" for Britain, the Chancellor has said.<p>George Osborne defended the …

Britain's royal family should cut costs and staff, lawmakers say

LONDON – Time was when being queen (or king) meant having the power to make your enemies' heads roll. Now it means being told by upstart lawmakers to cut your expenses and chop the number of people on staff. And could Your Majesty please do a better job of keeping your home in decent condition?<p>In a …

Building the ultimate paper airplane, one manila folder at a time

Luca Iaconi-Stewart is building a paper airplane unlike anything you've ever seen before — and it's taking him years to get it just right. He's building a 1:60 scale model of a Boeing 777, one so detailed even the tiny chairs and bathrooms look real. There are even miniature meal carts. He starts …

A deadly outbreak, a vaccine -- and why you can't get it yet

When doctors had to remove Aaron Loy's lower legs in November after he contracted meningococcal disease, his parents hoped students at his university would receive protection against it.<p>So far, they're still waiting.<p>Loy, a promising lacrosse and soccer player at the University of California Santa …

Dogecoin, Coinye, & Catcoin: A Dummy’s Guide to Cryptocurrencies

If you’re wondering what the hell cryptocurrency is: join the club.<p>While Twitter, and the internet, pretends to understand Bitcoins or “altcoins” or …

Porn production moves to Vegas after condom law

Number of permits requested to make porn films in L.A. County has declined by about 95%.<p>LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lee Roy Myers has everything you'd expect to find in the nation's porn capital in Southern California: sets of a classroom, hospital room, locker room and a bedroom, as well as a list of porn …

Mannequins with pubic hair shock at American Apparel

What happened to mannequins that were just plastic molds used to display clothes? Now they're taking on a life, and a controversy, all of their own.<p>The growing trend to make mannequins seem more real may have gone too far with an Instagram shot from American Apparel in New York City. The photo …

In India, death of 'Minister Twitter's' wife shocks New Delhi

NEW DELHI -- The wife of a prominent Indian politician was found dead of an apparent suicide in her hotel room Friday night after engaging in a Twitter feud with a Pakistani journalist she accused of having an affair with her husband.<p>The politician, Shashi Tharoor -- an author, former United …

Gays At Sochi Olympics Won't Be Persecuted, But Must 'Leave Children Alone,' Says Putin

President Vladimir Putin said on Sunday that Russia will welcome all athletes and visitors at next month's Winter Olympic Games in Sochi irrespective of their sexual orientation.<p>"People have different sexual orientations. We will welcome all athletes and all guests of the Olympics," Putin told …

Wealthy Chinese flee China, taking their fortunes with them

Business News<p>Do the wealthy Chinese know something we don't?<p>A new report shows that 64 percent of Chinese millionaires have either emigrated or plan to emigrate—taking their spending and fortunes with them. The United States is their favorite destination.<p>The report from Hurun, a wealth research …

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Pretty Woman With 'Worst Online Dating Profile Ever' Still Got Dates

How awful does a lady have to be in order to halt a man's advances online? That's what one woman wanted to find out when she created what she dubbed …

Rumors Swirl About The Possible Demise Of Kim Jong-un's Aunt

Fresh from the news that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un had his uncle executed (possibly, but probably not, by feeding him to 120 hungry dogs), there's a new question in Seoul: What happened to Kim's aunt?<p>The Chosun Ilbo reports that a government source says that Kim Kyong-hui, who has not …

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French Goodyear managers freed after 2 days held captive by workers

Two Goodyear managers held captive by angry French workers were freed Tuesday after police intervened, ending a two-day standoff over the factory's bleak future.<p>The release outraged union members, who made a bonfire of tires in front of the plant. It also left unresolved the larger problems that …