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City in the sky: world's biggest hotel to open in Mecca

Architecture,Art and design,Culture,Saudi Arabia,Middle East and North Africa,World news,Islam,Religion,Mecca,Saudi Arabia,Middle East,Travel,Hotels<p>The holy city is fast becoming a Las Vegas for pilgrims, thanks to the new £2.3bn megahotel that has four helipads, five floors for Saudi royalty – and …

25 of the weirdest houses from around the world

Some dwellings are more unique than others. From domes to caves, treehouses to igloos, people across the globe live in unconventional houses.<p>Here are some of the strangest.<p><i>(An earlier version of this story was written by Christian Storm. Captions by Business Insider</i> and Reuters.)

Ivory Coast

Love Locks Removed From Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris: Pictures

Porsche's incredible $100 million US headquarters is an amusement park for adults

There you'll find a groovy-looking building with sports cars speeding on an adjacent racetrack. What you are seeing is Porsche North America's new $100 million headquarters and Porsche Experience Center, which opened their doors to the public this week.<p>"Today we celebrate a significant milestone in …

North America

The US military is testing $40,000 surveillance drones that can fit in the palm of your hand

The teeny flying robot, called the PD-100 Black Hornet 2, weighs 18 grams with cameras and fits in the palm of your hand. The device, which can fly for up to 25 minutes with a range of two miles, also features both regular and thermal cameras.<p>Designed by the Norwegian company Prox Dynamics, the …

Drones

Japan Is Building A Massive 250-Mile Seawall To Block Tsunamis

The country has begun a $6.8 billion project to build a concrete seawall along its northeastern coast it hopes will protect against future natural disasters.<p>The project hopes to stop a repeat of the devastating March 2011 tsunami that killed about 19,000 people, destroyed much of Japan's …

The world's most dangerous pathway just reopened to the public after 15 years — and the views are dizzying

You know you're in for a thrill when a related Google search for "Caminito del Rey" suggests "death toll."<p>Called the world's most dangerous trail, Caminito del Rey is a roughly five-mile walkway that clings to the walls of the El Chorro gorge in southern Spain. It closed in 2000 after a number of …

Recreation

Hayley Okines, a teen trapped in a 104-year-old’s body, dies at 17

By Sarah Larimer<p>, Reporter<p>A 17-year-old who suffered from a rare genetic condition that left her with the body of an elderly woman has died.<p>Hayley Okines had progeria, which meant that as a child, her body aged at a rapid rate — eight times faster than the average person. She was known as Britain’s …

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