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14 Must-Have Apps To Use on Vacation

From easy photo-sharing to last-minute luxury hotel deals,these apps will upgrade your next trip.<p>From hotel bookings to restaurant recommendations to the best ways to get around–these are the apps to turn to when you're stumped in transit.<p>APP IN THE AIR<p>Download this app immediately (it's $49.99–or …

Department Of Defense Tests A Bullet That Can Steer

Precision on the smallest scale<p>Since the first gun appeared on a battlefield, bullets have dealt death in straight lines. As the shortest distance between two points, lines are great, but they mean enemies can hide behind walls or buildings and not get hit, a clearly undesirable prospect for anyone …

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If You Want To Feel Very Small, Visit This Spot In Charleston

There's never a wrong time to go to Charleston, but as the colder months approach, now is as good a time as any to head down to South Carolina for sweet tea and warmer temps.<p>And while you're exploring one of the prettiest cities in the South, there are a few things you absolutely must do -- get a …

Road Trip: Banff and Jasper National Parks, Canada

One of the crown jewels of western Canada, here you'll take in exhilarating vistas of forest, crag, and glacier.<p>Starting on the fringe of the Great Plains and climbing through the incomparable mountain scenery of Banff and Jasper National Parks, this magnificent drive—one of the crown jewels of …

Auyuittuq and Sirmilik National Parks

In the Inuktitut language, Auyuittuq means "the land that never melts" and Sirmilik translates as the "place of glaciers." These remote national parks in the high Arctic of <b>Nunavut's</b> Baffin Islandfeature jagged, frosted mountain ranges, traditional Inuit villages, glacier-carved fjords, and vast, …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 - in pictures

The Royal Observatory Greenwich has announced the winners of this year’s international astronomy photography competition. The observatory’s annual free exhibition, which opened on Thursday, showcases these dazzling images of the sky, ranging from within our solar system to far into deep space. …

The State of Airline Flight Tracking 6 Months After the Vanishing of MH370

Six months after the disappearance of MH370, all we know about what happened to the aircraft is what we don’t know.<p>We don’t know how or why …

Traveling Central Asia: The Mind-Boggling Visa Application Process – Wild Junket Adventure Travel Blog

Amongst the nuances of travel, applying for visas is one of the things we hate about traveling. Sadly this is probably the most annoying part of</b> …

The Ancient Art Of Stone: Couple Creates Beautiful Rock Wall Art Installations

Remember those beautiful pebble paths we wrote about recently? It turns out that they’re just as beautiful if you build them at a 90-degree angle. …

How North Korea may be using U.S. detainees as 'bargaining chips'

The setup was bizarre.<p>North Korean officials whisked a CNN team away in a van, purportedly to go meet with a high-ranking government official.<p>Hours later, they arrived in the capital and were presented with three Americans held captive in the reclusive country.<p>Like virtually everything in …

Radioactive material missing in Kazakhstan

Authorities in Kazakhstan are on high alert after a container holding the highly radioactive and dangerous substance caesium-137 disappeared in the west of the country, local police have said.<p>A police spokesman for the Mangistau region said on Tuesday that the material - used for medical purposes …

Thousands of Egyptians evicted without compensation for Suez project

Thousands of Egyptians have been evicted from their homes without compensation to make way for a bypass to the Suez canal, one of the world's most important trade routes. The inhabitants of two villages in the path of the proposed bypass say that 1,500 homes have already been destroyed, with a …

Kenyan presidential car found abandoned in Uganda

An average of three carjackings a day in Nairobi has earned the Kenyan capital the unfortunate nickname "Nairobbery". No one it seems, is immune. Not even the president.<p>A BMW car from his security convoy was stolen at gunpoint last Wednesday night. It has since turned up in neighbouring Uganda.<p>The …

Libyan jet crashes in Tobruk near parliament

<b>A Libyan military jet has crashed in the eastern city of Tobruk, causing a huge inferno and killing a child and at least two other people, officials say.</b><p>The jet hit a block of flats near the new parliamentary building after developing a "technical fault", a security official said.<p>The jet was …

Putin plays cat and mouse with Russian online critics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Before the Internet, Anton Nossik remembers painstakingly copying out Soviet dissident Joseph Brodsky’s forbidden writings on a clattering typewriter for samizdat publications.<p>Russia's President Vladimir Putin addresses the audience as he takes part in festivities to mark the …

Migrants try to storm ferry after breaking into port of Calais

Hundreds of migrants are rounded up by police after they scale fences around the port of Calais and try to force their way onto a P&O Ferry<p>P&O is demanding urgent action by the French authorities to improve security in the port of Calais and prevent a repeat of the break-in last night which saw …

One suicide every 40 seconds: World Health Organization report

Every 40 seconds someone in the world takes their own life, a global tally of more than 800,000 suicides a year, according to a landmark United Nations report on the subject.<p>The research found that suicide killed more people each year than conflicts and natural catastrophes, accounting for more …

'Unresponsive Aircraft': Plane Crashes After F-15 Chase Over Atlantic

A turboprop plane headed from New York to Florida stopped responding to radio calls and veered hundreds of miles off course — prompting a chase by two F-15 fighter jets — before crashing off the coast of Jamaica Friday afternoon, the Federal Aviation Administration said.<p>The pilot had been spotted …

'Last Supper' Papyrus May Be One of Oldest Christian Charms

A 1,500-year-old fragment of Greek papyrus with writing that refers to the biblical Last Supper and "manna from heaven" may be one of the oldest Christian amulets, say researchers. The fragment was likely folded up and worn inside a locket or pendant as a sort of protective charm, according to …

Estonia angry at Russia 'abduction' on border

<b>Estonia's foreign ministry has summoned the Russian ambassador over what it calls the abduction of an Estonian security official by "unidentified individuals from Russia" on the border.</b><p>A ministry statement said the incident had taken place inside Estonia on Friday, near Luhamaa border …

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At least 49 killed when water overturns bus in India

At least 49 members of a wedding party are feared dead after a flash flood overturned a bus carrying them in the frontier Rajouri district of Indian-administered Kashmir, as heavy rain has caused flooding that has killed 20 other people.<p>A senior government official told CNN that the bus was on its …

A Diplomat Infects A Doctor As Ebola Spreads In Nigeria

Ever since Ebola first appeared in Nigeria in July, health officials have been holding their breath. Could the country keep the virus from spreading outside its capital of Lagos?<p>The answer is no. The lethal virus has jumped to another major city. The outcome of a public health drama unfolding in …

Scotland would be less protected after independence under SNP's intelligence plans, former MI6 head warns

Sir John Scarlett dismisses White Paper security proposals, saying the safety provided by Britain's intelligence services 'simply cannot be replicated in just a few years'<p>The SNP's security and intelligence plans would leave Scotland less protected from threats after independence, a former head of …

CNN exclusive: From Glasgow girl to 'bedroom radical' and ISIS bride

In November of last year, 19-year-old Aqsa Mahmood gave her father, Muzaffar, a long hug goodbye. He remembers, he says, because she looked especially beautiful. He remarked upon it to his wife, saying there was something different about his daughter.<p>The night before, she had asked her sisters to …

Flight MH370 six months on: beatings and detentions but still no answers

Families of the passengers on the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 say that six months of agonising uncertainty have been made harder still by the company's attitude, and by detention and even beatings by Chinese police.<p>Speaking before Monday's six-month anniversary of the flight's …