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Afghanistan: land of beauty and brutality

Afghanistan's spectacular beauty stuns most foreigners who visit primed to expect violence, suffering and terrible poverty, because that is mostly what gets on televisions and makes headlines.<p>It was not always that way. Before the decades of fighting that have ripped the country apart, it was a …

Whale graveyard shows mass stranding of species millions of years ago

A mass graveyard of fossilised whales unearthed in Chile was created by four separate strandings over a period of 10,000 years, scientists believe.<p>The skeletons of dozens of baleen whales were found in ancient sandstones beside the Pan-American Highway in the Atacama region of north Chile, where …

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Arrest of son of 'Shorty' Guzman aide led to Mexico kingpin's capture

WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The arrest of the son of Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman’s deputy at the U.S.-Mexico border was an important break in the operation that led to the drug lord’s capture, a senior U.S. law enforcement official said on Sunday.<p>Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman (L) is escorted by …

Mexico captures No.1 drug kingpin 'Shorty' Guzman

MAZATLAN, Mexico (Reuters) - Mexico’s most wanted man, drug cartel kingpin Joaquin “Shorty” Guzman, was captured on Saturday with help from U.S. agencies in a major victory for the government in a long, grisly war.<p>Joaquin "Shorty" Guzman (C) is escorted by soldiers during a presentation at the …

Insight - Fears of Syria militancy expand influence of Saudi prince | Reuters

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Interior Minister Mohammed bin Nayef, perhaps the most powerful younger prince in the ruling al-Saud family, is shaping Riyadh’s new emphasis on protecting the kingdom from a fresh wave of Islamist militancy inspired by the war in Syria.<p>Saudi Prince Mohammed bin Nayef …

The Secrets of Good Fondue, According to Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby

When it came to food, the 1970s got a lot of things wrong. Fondue wasn’t one of them. Cheesemonger Anne Saxelby explains.<p>My husband, Patrick, turned 41 last year. For his birthday, he wanted a dinner party with fondue. I said, “Okay, if we’re going to do this, we’ve got to do it right.” So we …

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The 20 photographs of the week

The best photography in news, culture and sport from around the world this week

Iran says warships sailing towards U.S. - agency

DUBAI (Reuters) - An Iranian naval officer said a number of warships had been ordered to approach U.S. maritime borders as a response to the stationing of U.S. vessels in the Gulf, the semi-official Fars news agency reported on Saturday.<p>“Iran’s military fleet is approaching the United States’ …

Meet the million-year-olds: Human footprints found in Britain are the oldest ever seen outside of Africa

Extraordinary new evidence of Britain's first human inhabitants has been discovered in Norfolk. Around 50 footprints, made by members by an early …

Al Qaeda says has no link with Syrian militant group ISIL | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Al Qaeda’s general command said on Monday it has no links with the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), in an apparent attempt to assert authority over the Islamist militant groups involved in Syria’s civil war.<p>Small but powerful, ISIL has been caught up in battles with …

A New Photo Archive Of Bohemian Brooklyn Circa 1970

New Yorkers love to peep into stranger’s homes, whether it’s through an illuminated ground floor window, or through décor porn sites like Grace Bonney’s Design*Sponge or Apartment Therapy.<p>The New York Public Library just digitized an archive of prints from the 1970s that indulges that exact …

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Hitmen for hire: academics unlock the secret behaviour of Britain's contract killers

They are classified as novices, journeymen, dilettantes or masters. They are Britain's hitmen – killers who ply their deadly trade in return for cash, and who for the first time have become the subject of a major academic study.<p>The killers typically murder their targets on a street close to the …

Powerfully Dramatic Landscapes by 23-Year-Old Shane Hawk

Whether we are watching or not, the sun rises every day and sets every evening. On a regular basis, 23-year-old photographer Shane Hawk turns his eye towards the sky to document the daily magic that takes place overhead. Based in California, Hawk began photographing with just an iPhone. He has …

Murder in Hampstead: the author, the dissident and a trial held in secret

It is, according to the estate agents, "probably the most valuable plot of land with planning permission to come to the market for sale in Hampstead Village … ever". The Regency-style house now being constructed will provide, behind its electric gates, a cinema, swimming pool and gymnasium and the …

Suspected Saudi militant dies in Lebanese custody - sources | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The suspected leader of an al Qaeda-linked militant group that claimed responsibility for bombing the Iranian embassy in Beirut two months ago died in custody on Saturday, security sources said.<p>Majid bin Muhammad al-Majid, a Saudi national who was wanted by authorities in his own …

Chinese warship in Cyprus to aid Syrian chemical weapons removal

LIMASSOL, Cyprus (Reuters) - A Chinese frigate which will help escort Syria’s stockpile of chemical weapons out of the country docked in Cyprus on Saturday as part of a delayed international mission.<p>Chinese sailors stand at attention as the Chinese frigate Yancheng comes in to dock at Limassol …

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …

Mission to destroy Syria chemical weapons underway

The mission to destroy some of Syria’s chemical weapons is underway. Russian trucks will transport the chemicals from sites around Syria to the country’s port of Latakia.<p>Danish and Norwegian ships will carry the chemicals to a port in Italy where they will be loaded onto a US government cargo …

Israel tests Arrow missile shield, sees Hezbollah ballistic threat

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel successfully tested its upgraded Arrow missile interceptor for the second time on Friday, pushing forward work on a U.S.-backed defence against ballistic threats it sees from Lebanon’s Hezbollah guerrillas as well as from Iran and Syria.<p>An Arrow II missile interceptor …

Nordic convoy heads for Syria on delayed chemical weapons mission | Reuters

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Four Norwegian and Danish vessels, which are due to ship hundreds of tonnes of deadly chemicals out of Syria, headed for international waters off the Syrian coast on Friday, a Norwegian military spokesman said.<p>Sigrid Kaag, Special Coordinator of the Organisation for the …

DNA test confirms identify of Saudi militant held in Lebanon - army

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon confirmed on Friday that a man in army detention is the alleged leader of an al Qaeda-linked militant group that operates throughout the Middle East.<p>U.S. national security sources on Tuesday had confirmed the detention of Majid bin Muhammad al-Majid, reported leader of …

Now there is no denying Margaret Thatcher's failings in 1984 and beyond

One can look at today's disclosures about the doings in the office of Margaret Thatcher and wonder whether poor Gordon Brown got the roughest end of a very rough stick. The Labour premier ran his ill-fated administration in the harsh glare of the information age. We followed him forensically in …

Israel tests Arrow missile shield over Hezbollah threat

Israel has successfully tested its upgraded Arrow missile interceptor for the second time.<p>The warhead is designed to manoeuvre in space to counter what Israel considers a ballistic threat from Lebanon’s Hezbollah as well as Syria and Iran.<p>The United States and Israel have been jointly working on …

Violence in Central African Republic displaces nearly 1 million - U.N. | Reuters

BANGUI (Reuters) - Violence in Central African Republic has uprooted nearly a million people, a fifth of the population, and is hampering aid efforts, particularly in the capital Bangui, the U.N. refugee agency (UNHCR) said on Friday.<p>A French soldier patrols a village in Bossangoa, north of the …

Briton and New Zealander shot as they picnicked on Libyan beach | Reuters

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - A British man and a woman from New Zealand who both worked for an oilfield maintenance firm were killed execution-style with shots to the head as they picnicked on a lonely beach in western Libya, a Libyan security official said on Friday.<p>The two bodies were found on Thursday in …

Medecins Sans Frontieres says five staff detained in Syria | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Five staff members of the medical charity Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) were taken from their house in northern Syria on Thursday evening and have been out of contact since then, the aid group said in a statement on Friday.<p>Damaged buildings are seen in the Damascus suburb of …

Iraq army, tribes join forces against al Qaeda

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Dressed in black and waving al Qaeda flags, Islamist insurgents battled tribesmen for control of the Iraqi city of Ramadi on Friday, while in Fallujah they grabbed loudspeakers after weekly prayers to call for support.<p>Fighters of al-Qaeda linked Islamic State of Iraq and the …

Deadly clashes in Egypt as state crackdown against protesters widens

Around a dozen people have been shot dead in Egypt as a state crackdown against the country’s Muslim Brotherhood widened on Friday.<p>Cairo saw some of the worst violence as running battles broke out between police and the Islamist group’s supporters.<p>Many others were injured in the clashes.<p>The …

South Sudan talks start slowly as U.S. pulls out more staff

JUBA/ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan’s government and rebels finally began talks to end weeks of bloodletting on Friday after days of delay as the United States ordered out more of its embassy staff.<p>Chief of Staff of South Sudan's army, General James Hoth Mai speaks during a media update, with …