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Kurdish rebels claim deadly Ankara blast as strain on Turkey grows

<b>(CNN) —</b> Millions of refugees from Syria have flooded into Turkey, straining its economy and draining resources. Turkey has been drawn into its neighbor's 5-year-long war, spawning discord with Russia. Its leaders have pushed to join the European Union while fending off criticism of cracking down on …

Banksy Unmasked?

How statistical spatial analysis is bolstering a theory about who the British artist really is.<p>For years, the true identity of Banksy— the British artist, guerrilla graffitist, and/or provocateur-rapscallion—has more or less eluded an increasingly indifferent public.<p>In 2006, he was supposedly first …

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Bride denies murdering her new husband, accepts she was holding the knife

<b>A newlywed bride denies stabbing her husband through the heart, telling a court she ‘loved him’.</b><p>Mother-of-four Sharon Edwards, 42, accepts she was …

Husband of San Bernardino survivor supports Apple in FBI standoff

"It was guns that killed innocent people, not technology."<p>The husband of a woman who survived the San Bernardino shooting has expressed his support for Apple in its ongoing standoff with the FBI. In a letter to Judge Sheri Pym, Salihin Kondoker said he initially felt that Apple should unlock an …

Michael Bisping scores hard-fought decision over Anderson Silva

Michael Bisping spent seven years chasing Anderson Silva. He finally caught him on Saturday.<p>Fighting in front of his home country in London, Bisping …

'SUPERHOT' Is A Super Rad First-Person Shooter Like Nothing You've Played Before

<i>SUPERHOT</i> is a super amazing game that blends puzzle and shooter elements into one very weird, very addictive experience.<p>The game’s central mechanic is simple but brilliant: Time only progresses when you move. Actually, time progresses while you’re standing still but only very, very slowly. So …

'Battlefield 5' Reportedly Set In World War 1, Weirdly Enough

There’s been a lot of chatter about the potential for a return to WW2 for the Call of Duty series, but it looks like EA and DICE are trying to do Activision one better. A leak from a German retail site lists <i>Battlefield 5</i> as a “Mehrspieler Taktik Shooter im 1. Weltkrieg,” or “Multiplayer tactical …

The Best Beauty Looks from the 2016 Academy Awards

See the most gorgeous hair and makeup moments from Hollywood's biggest night.<p>See the most gorgeous hair and makeup moments from Hollywood's biggest night.

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Here's how to use Apple headphones on your Xbox One controller

Now that Microsoft's updated Xbox One gamepads with built-in headphone jacks are in wide circulation, there are more folks than ever running into a certain frustrating issue: the headphone port doesn't seem to work with the white Apple EarPods that many of us use every day. Tragically, anyone who …

Willy Caballero saved three penalties to win the League Cup for Manchester City: but who is he?

We profile the Argentinian goalkeeper who brought League Cup glory to Manchester City with his penalty shootout heroics against Liverpool<p>Willy Caballero may not have quite become a household name with his three saves in the League Cup final penalty shootout against Liverpool on Sunday, but he has …

We’re never winning these wars: America has zero to show for its decades of bloodshed in the Middle East

<b>Bradley Cooper in "American Sniper" (Warner Bros. Entertainment)</b><p>Armed conflict in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond hasn’t brought anything close to lasting peace. Quite the opposite<p>Tom Engelhardt<p>February 28, 2016 8:30pm (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>It may be hard to believe now, …

After San Bernardino shooting, one doctor seeks ways to turn the 'golden hour' of treatment into minutes

Alex Jabourian wrapped up his presentation on neurological disorders with a surprise: a slide showing an image captured by a 13-week ultrasound.<p>His wife, Nina, like him a resident at Arrowhead Regional Medical Center, was pregnant. Cheers filled the hospital auditorium.<p>Then a doctor burst in. …

Twitter Reacts: UFC fighters celebrate Valentine's Day on social media

Netflix and chill went south for Thiago Alves, Dominick Cruz is spending some quality time sharing a spoon with his dog and Tony Ferguson and his …

'Blind' RAF pilot saved by wingman who talked him down

Dramatic rescue at RAF Leeming during a routine training flight in a Hawk jet<p>An RAF pilot who lost his sight in the middle of a training flight was talked down through a safe landing by a comrade who flew behind him, it has been disclosed.<p>The dramatic rescue happened last week at <b>RAF Leeming</b> during …

We Get Behind the Wheel of a Surplus Humvee, No Enlistment Required!

Buy American!<p>From the February 2016 issue<p>The AM General High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle occupies an extremely weird place in American automotive culture. It’s a military machine, the official transportation of the world’s finest hellholes. But it’s also the basis of the former Hummer H1, …

World's 25 top tourism destinations in 2016 | CNN Travel

Netflix: What's coming and going in February

February is shaping up to be a momentous month for Netflix, with numerous original series and films making their debut on the service.<p>Most notable is <i>Fuller House</i>, the continuation of ABC's iconic family sitcom from the1990s, <i>Full House</i>. The new series focuses on older sister D.J. Tanner, who finds …

Ragnotti and the Renault R.S. 01 play cops

We know the Renault R.S. 01 is a fantastic race car. It’s also pretty exciting as a track toy. But today we’ve learned it’s also a quite adept police …

15 of the fastest accelerating cars on sale today

Last week Tom Ford got to drive the new Porsche 911 Turbo S, which among many impressive characteristics had an astonishing 0-60 time which would …

IRA terrorist behind 1993 Belfast bombing was ‘MI5 informant’ – leaked documents

Northern Ireland’s police watchdog is investigating allegations that the IRA operative who planned the 1993 Shankhill Road bombing was an MI5 informant who gave intelligence that could have helped security forces stop the atrocity.<p>Nine civilians, including two children, were killed in the attack on …

ISIS may have saved the A-10

<b>(CNN) —</b> ISIS seems determined to destroy much of what's in its path as it tries to conquer more territory in Iraq, Syria and elsewhere, but it may have inadvertently saved a fleet of U.S. Air Force jets.<p>Gen. David Goldfein, the Air Force's vice chief of staff, tells Defense News the rise of the …

Two south London stabbings may be linked, say police

The murder in Morden of Daniel Young, 30, could be connected to a non-fatal attack in Mitcham just over 40 minutes earlier<p>The murder of a commuter at rush hour in south London on Tuesday may be linked to another stabbing that took place less than an hour earlier.<p>Police are examining the possibility …

Navy SEAL allegedly kept picture of Osama bin Laden's corpse

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> A Navy SEAL who helped kill Osama bin Laden allegedly kept an unauthorized photo of his corpse, The Intercept reported Tuesday.<p>Matthew Bissonnette turned over a hard drive that contained the photo to U.S. investigators in exchange for an agreement that he wouldn't be prosecuted …

Policeman shot at point-blank rage, still issues traffic ticket, SA

Rowan Cheshire: after the Sochi Olympic crash, I wasn’t right in the brain

British halfpipe specialist was left with psychological scars after a horrific fall in 2014 but despite the fear factor her medal dream for Pyeongchang 2018 remains<p>Rowan Cheshire had a simple goal for 2015. Stand at the start of a halfpipe competition and, in her words, “not freak out”. After a …

Wanted terrorist The White Widow is ‘spotted in north east England hotel’

Terrorist Samantha Lewthwaite, also known as the White Widow, has reportedly been spotted in the north east of England.<p>Lewthwaite, also known as …

The 8 biggest military boondoggles of 2015

<b>(CNN) —</b> Pilot error? $115 million. An unfinished gas station in Afghanistan? $43 million. The public relations hit accompanying a rogue blimp's unsanctioned tour of Maryland and Pennsylvania? Absolutely priceless.<p>The U.S. military budget for fiscal year 2015 was set at about $610 billion, more than …

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6 Porn Stars Reveal the Most Insane Things That Have Happened While Filming

How much can go wrong when you’re trying to have sex on camera? A lot<p>Mishaps and difficulties happen in every workplace. You feel a cold coming on, so you take a bunch of meds to make it through a big day. A fumble in the breakroom creates an unseemly mess for someone else to clean up. Like any …

FBI and US marshals join Texas police in hunt for missing 'affluenza teen'

Ethan Couch allegedly ran away with mother after video surfaced of the teen violating probation for killing four people in drunk-driving crash two years ago<p>Federal authorities have joined the hunt for Texas teen Ethan Couch, who has gone missing two years after getting probation for killing four …