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Turkey And Iran Accused Of Oil-For-Cash Sanctions Scheme

An unfolding corruption scandal in Turkey has revealed transactions that may have allowed Tehran to circumvent harsh U.S. and E.U. sanctions.<p>A …

Nelson Mandela dies at 95

South African president Jacob Zuma made the announcement at a news conference late Thursday, saying, "We've lost our greatest son."<p>Mandela's death …

Nelson Mandela in Pictures

New Yorkers Are Calling Out Banksy

From the mayor to other anonymous maestros, the street artist is getting heat for his 30-day tagging quest in New York City. Nina Strochlic …

Desperation Outweighs Dangers For Europe-Bound Migrants

Thugs with machetes killed Muhammed's two younger brothers. They were coming for him next.<p>Lingering violence from an 11-year civil war sent Muhammed fleeing his village in Sierra Leone. He escaped to the coast and paid smugglers to sneak him into the cargo hold of a ship at port. He had no idea …

Foreign Office hoarding 1m historic files in secret archive

The Foreign Office has unlawfully hoarded more than a million files of historic documents that should have been declassified and handed over to the National Archives, the Guardian has discovered.<p>The files are being kept at a secret archive at a high-security government communications centre in …

Girls' arrests in Florida bullying case may mark turning point

Tough stance by Sheriff Grady Judd in the Rebecca Sedwick case may reflect a shift in how law enforcement reacts to cyber bullying.<p>October 17, 2013|By Ralph Vartabedian<p>Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd talks about the events leading up to the arrest… (Calvin Knight, Associated…)<p>The unprecedented …

What does the Earth look like from space?

How can a desert turn blue? And how can Penguins be spotted from thousands of miles away? As a new book reveals, satellites can change the way we see the world<p>"The view was magnificent. But I did not see the Great Wall of China," said Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, adopting a nearly regretful …

Oculus Rift Will Be a “No-Motion-Sickness Experience,” and 4K Display in the Works, CEO Says

Oculus VR CEO Brendan Iribe pledged today that the company’s upcoming virtual-gaming headset, the Oculus Rift, will not cause people to get …

Google’s new terms of service are harder to read than “Beowulf”

Have you ever tried reading <i>Beowulf</i> and decided it was a bit too hard to follow before giving up? How did you get on with <i>War and Peace</i>?<p>If you struggled with either of these notoriously unwieldy classics, good luck understanding Google’s latest terms and conditions. Researchers from the University of …

Iran Nuclear Talks Continued In Geneva As Washington Debated The Budget

BEIRUT -- While most of Washington was caught up in the intense gamesmanship over the budget and the debt ceiling, the Obama administration quietly carried on with the second stage of its promising negotiations with the government of Iran over its nuclear program.<p>Meeting in Geneva this week for the …

10 Great Analog Sports Cars

To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel efficient, automakers have been replacing the weighty components in our sports cars with electronics. Despite their talents, electronics create a distance between man, machine, and roadtoday's best s<p>To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel …

Sports Cars