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This Floating House Is Designed To Split In Two After Divorce

Easier than moving out!<p>A new home design will ensure that your house breaks exactly when your heart does.<p>Dutch design and engineering firm Studio OBA has conceived of a floating house that will divide in two when its occupants break up. The aptly-named “prenuptial housing” is composed of two …

Breakups

Why you should visit Machu Picchu in your lifetime

As one of the best known and most visited tourist destinations in South America, Machu Picchu is certain to fill travellers with high expectations.<p>But as these members of the Telegraph Travel team can attest – a trip to the ancient site does not disappoint.<p>The 550-year old citadel was built by the …

Northern Lights

Hope for Briton facing 350 lashes in Saudi as David Cameron cancels prison contract

Family of the 74-year-old fear the punishment could kill him as it emerges David Cameron is cancelling a lucrative prisons contract with Saudi Arabia<p>Britain’s relations with Saudi Arabia risk becoming strained after David Cameron cancelled a multi-million pound prisons contract and wrote to the …

The True Cost of Fast Fashion: Continuing the Conversation

<i>"People aren't going to care until it hurts them personally."</i><p>That was the last comment in the closing discussion of The True Cost movie screening I co-hosted in Boston this summer.<p><b>The documentary has been sweeping film festivals and fashion media across the world with a no-holds-bar narrative of</b> …

Go Behind the Lens of That Famous V-J Day Kiss in Times Square

LIFE photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt kissing a woman during V-J Day celebrations in Times Square, August 14, 1945.<br>William C. Shrout—The LIFE Picture …

Light Raises $25 Million To Put A DSLR-Quality Camera In Your Next Smartphone

Our phones have turned everyone into a photographer and laid waste to a huge portion of the camera market. But even though we use our phones these days to take all of our pictures, the cameras in our phones still can’t compare to something like a $2,000 DSLR camera.<p>A Palo Alto-based startup called …

Android Phones

Medieval Potion Kills Superbug MRSA Better Than Antibiotic Vancomycin

An ancient concoction for eye infections seems to really work. The potion, which contains cattle bile, kills the "superbug" methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA, researchers at Britain’s University of Nottingham report.<p>In fact, it worked better than the current gold standard for MRSA …

Microbiology

Argentine archaeologists find secret Nazi lair in jungle

Stone structures in the remote region of Misiones are thought to be the ruins of a hideout build by Nazis, in case their leaders needed to flee Germany<p>A team of <b>Argentine</b> archaeologists investigating a series of ruins in the jungle, close to the border with Paraguay, believe they have discovered a</b> …

World History

China Says It Will Decide Who the Dalai Lama Shall Be Reincarnated As

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Female suicide bomber as young as seven kills five in Nigerian market

No one claims responsibility for suicide bomb assault on northeastern Nigerian market but previous attacks blamed on Boko Haram<p>A girl thought to be as young as seven has blown herself up in a busy <b>Nigerian</b> market, killing five people along with herself and wounding dozens more.<p>The girl was reported …

Sudanese soldiers accused of mass rape in Darfur

Human Rights Watch finds evidence that 200 women and girls were attacked in village last year as suffering continues in long-running war<p>Sudanese army troops raped more than 200 women and girls in a Darfur town last year, in a brutal attack that should be investigated as a crime against humanity, …

Africa

It's official: the FCC will seek to reclassify the internet as a utility

'The internet must be fast, fair, and open.'<p>Today, in a statement given to <i>Wired</i>, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler revealed his plan to reclassify ISPs as common carriers under Title II of the Telecommunications Act. It's a striking victory for net neutrality advocates who have been fighting for years to …

Acquitted of genocide, a handful of Rwandans live a life in limbo

The International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda will close its doors today after more than 20 years in operation.<p>Since its first trial, 61 individuals were convicted of crimes connected to the 1994 genocide, when between 800,000 and 1 million Tutsis and moderate Hutus were killed. But the court also …

Groundbreaking Study Reveals The Main Reason Behind Most Cases Of Cancer

The researchers said Thursday that random DNA mutations accumulating in various parts of the body during ordinary cell division were the prime culprits behind many cancer types.<p>They looked at 31 cancer types and found that 22 of them, including leukemia and pancreatic, bone, testicular, ovarian, …

Cancer

Amazon's Enormous Same-Day Delivery Growth Comes At A Price

Amazon hit a new record for its same-day deliveries this holiday season, with 10 times as many items shipped as last year, the company announced in a Friday press release.<p>With the company racking up all these speedy deliveries, it might be worth revisiting the woes of workers tasked with …

The Coin of the Realm: How Inside Traders Are Rigging America

A few years ago, hedge fund Level Global Investors made $54 million selling Dell Computer stock based on insider information from a Dell employee. When charged with illegal insider trading, Global Investors' co-founder Anthony Chiasson claimed he didn't know where the tip came from.<p>Chiasson argued …

New Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women

A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country blighted by so-called "honour" killings, forced marriage and vicious domestic abuse.<p>The small but significant change to …

Indian Village Elders Accused Of Ordering Gang Rape

Atrocious instances of gang rape over the past year or so have shaken India, but the one this week in West Bengal has a particularly sinister twist.<p>An all-male village tribunal, said to be upset that a 20-year old tribal woman had fallen in love with a man outside the community, is alleged to have …

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South Sudan soldiers 'try to force entry into UN base sheltering civilians'

The UN has accused South Sudanese soldiers and officials of attempting to force their way into a peacekeeping base containing thousands of displaced civilians, raising fears over the UN's ability to offer sustained protection in the war-torn country.<p>An estimated 65,000 men, women and children are …

Iran executes 40 in two weeks: rights group

Iran has executed 40 people since the beginning of 2014, according to Amnesty International, with at least 33 carried out in the past week.<p>The human rights organisation released a <b>statement</b> detailing 21 executions confirmed by Iranian officials, and another 19 that were reported through "reliable …

Bodies burnt in street in Central African Republic

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1045000/1045338_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534470713_65aac76b3f7d8cf1f84f60750695bf48<p><b>A Christian mob in the Central African Republic capital Bangui has killed and burned two Muslims in the street, in the latest sectarian clash.</b><p>The …

Africa

The Richest And Poorest Members Of America's Millionaire Congress [HEATMAP]

More than half of the members of Congress have a net worth above a million dollars, according to an analysis by the Center for Responsive Politics. That's pushed upward by some impressively rich outliers like California's Darrell Issa, but its still a pretty wealthy group.<p>Seth Kadish at the …

Republicans

Pippa Middleton: how I finally joined the cycling brigade

Our columnist joins keen cyclist Jonathan Edwards, the former Olympic triple jump champion, for a lesson on a clip-in bike in Battersea Park<p><b>Pippa Middleton gets a lesson on a clip-in bike</b><p>I’m no beginner when it comes to biking. I learnt to ride in the countryside around my parents’ house in …