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These bizarre Japanese electric vehicles could change how we get around cities

Companies are coming up with all kinds of interesting vehicles to help people get around. From hoverboards to passenger drones, vehicles aimed at helping people travel short distances are all the rage these days.<p>Yamaha is the latest to reveal a concept vehicle that gives us a glimpse of what …

Kris Kristofferson: An Outlaw at 80

Country legend has faced memory loss and the death of old friends, and has also found peace – just don’t try to tell him what to do<p>Oh, my god, the …

Country Music

Readers' Poll: The 10 Best Hip-Hop Songs of the 1990s

See who beat both Tupac and the Notorious B.I.G.<p>10<p>By<p>In the late Eighties, N.W.A kicked off a gangsta-rap revolution that launched the careers of the …

McDonald's sorry for banning French workers from feeding homeless people

Fast-food chain apologises for notice hung in McDonald’s near Marseille that threatened employees they could be fired for giving away their meals<p>McDonald’s has apologised for an incident in which workers in one of the US burger chain’s French franchises appeared to be threatened with the sack for …

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4 Steps to Acquire the Gift of Giving

When she was 8 years old, Lara Aknin convinced her little brother to trade his dimes for her nickels. It was an easy sell… after all, nickels are …

Outsourcing

Conquering your fears in Alaska: go big, or go home

What do you do when you fail at a solo adventure, and start fearing wilderness? Head towards The Last Frontier<p>In July I found myself in the Alaskan wilderness, nervously waiting for a seaplane to take me back to civilisation. I had spent the afternoon fly-fishing on a remote beach only accessible …

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ISIS seen building capacity for mass casualty attacks

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Some in the U.S. intelligence community warn that ISIS may be working to build the capability to carry out mass casualty attacks, a significant departure from the terror group's current focus on encouraging lone wolf attacks, a senior U.S. intelligence official told CNN on Friday.<p>…

Islamic State (ISIS)

Deadly Nepal earthquake was not the 'Big One,' scientists say

Though a magnitude 7.8 earthquake devastated Nepal on April 25, ripping through the mountainous country and killing about 9,000 people, it may not have been the region's "Big One," new research shows.<p>A pair of studies examining the physics of the temblor help reveal how so many small buildings and …

Natural Disasters

Five Ways to Make Your Airport Experience as Painless as Possible

We’ve all been there—phone half-dead, terminal overcrowded, delays blaring on the PA, and a long flight ahead. Have it happen on the back end of a …

23 states make it harder for a wife to accuse husband of rape

On Monday, a top adviser to Donald Trump told the Daily Beast, "there's very clear case law" that a man cannot rape his wife.<p>Of course, that isn't remotely true. Spousal rape is illegal in the United States.<p>"It's absolutely shocking to hear an attorney say something like that in this day and age," …

The Story Behind New York Magazine’s Powerful Cosby Cover

New York mag’s photography director, Jody Quon, on the cover’s creation and hearing the women’s stories firsthand.<p>By now you’ve likely seen the cover of this week’s <i>New York</i> Magazine. Thirty-five of the 46 women who have publicly accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault appear on the cover, dressed in …

Zimbabwe to U.S.: Extradite dentist over killing of Cecil the lion

<b>(CNN) —</b> As outrage grows over the killing of Cecil the lion, Zimbabwe has called on the United States to extradite the American dentist who shot the prized big cat.<p>Zimbabwe has started extradition proceedings and hopes the United States will cooperate, said Oppah Muchinguri, the African nation's …

Wildlife

Macklemore Discusses Drug Relapse, New Album

"The minute that I start actively seeking recovery — not just sobriety, but recovery — music is there," Seattle rapper says<p>Seattle rapper Macklemore, …

Final Grab for Tickets to Canada’s Largest Outdoor Music Festival

Starting Thursday, July 9, you’ll have your last chance at $78 passes for the Festival d'été de Quebec, Canada’s largest outdoor music festival. The …

Brrracing competition at cold water swimming championships - in pictures

The sixth UK cold water swimming championships take place at Tooting Bec lido in south London. The event attracts hardy swimmers from across the world who plunge into the icy waters in aid of charity

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Britain marks 50th anniversary of Churchill's death

Churchill, who died aged 90 on January 24, 1965, was Britain's prime minister through the war years of 1940 to 1945, and again in peacetime from 1951 to 1955.<p>Prime Minister David Cameron led tributes, describing Churchill as the country's "greatest ever prime minister" in a video tribute in which …

U.S. Fight Against Al-Qaeda Disrupted by Yemen Crisis: Reports

The United States has been forced to halt some counter-terrorism operations against al Qaeda in Yemen following the collapse of the government and the rise of Shi’ite rebels, Reuters and The Washington Post reported Saturday.<p>The concerns come after the abrupt resignation Thursday of Yemen’s …

Middle East

Climbing On Mount Denali

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AirAsia flight QZ8501: Bid to raise fuselage begins

<b>Salvage teams have begun an operation to raise the fuselage of AirAsia flight QZ8501, which crashed into the Java Sea last month killing all 162 on board.</b><p>However, the initial attempt was unsuccessful as ropes around the fuselage snapped.<p>Another four bodies have been recovered, bringing the total to …

Airplanes

Just five Ebola cases left in Liberia: govt

The worst outbreak of the virus in history has seen the west African nation and its neighbours Guinea and Sierra Leone register almost 9,000 deaths in a year, although experts believe the real toll could be far higher.<p>"We have five confirmed Ebola cases in Liberia as of today," assistant health …

The Week in Pictures: January 15 - 22

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Nude selfie celebs were 'dumb', EU commissioner says

<b>The EU's next digital head has refused to apologise for saying celebrities were "dumb" for taking intimate pictures that were later leaked.</b><p>Günther Oettinger was highly criticised for comments including: "Stupidity is something you can only partly save people from."<p>He will become the EU's digital …

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