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In Pictures, Strong Voter Turnout in Afghan Elections Despite Threats

Voters in Afghanistan turned out in higher numbers than expected for Saturday's presidential election, resulting in extended voting hours.<p>The Taliban …

AP journalist killed, another wounded on eve of Afghanistan elections

An Associated Press photographer was shot to death on the eve of Afghanistan's elections in an attack that wounded the news agency's long-time reporter in the region.<p>Anja Niedringhaus, 48, a Pulitzer Prize-winning German photographer, died in the shooting on Friday in Afghanistan's eastern Khost …

Hamid Karzai's tangled legacy: inept failure or anti-Taliban hero?

Amid the dust and traffic of today's Kabul, three things remain almost as they were a decade or so ago. In winter, and when the wind clears the smog that is a side-effect of years of economic boom, the blue sky above the snowcapped peaks that ring the city is as impressive as ever. Then there is …

What if the Afghan elections actually work?

Afghans will go to the polls on Saturday to elect their second president since the overthrow of the Taliban in the winter of 2001.<p>You might be wondering: Why bother? After all, doom and gloom are supposedly the order of the day in Afghanistan. A Pew/USA Today poll in January found that slightly …

Solar-Powered Umbrella Automatically Inflates When the Sun Shines

A passing cloud can make the sun's rays a little more bearable on a hot summer afternoon. Which is presumably what inspired the Netherlands' Studio …

A Giant Basket That Uses Condensation to Gather Drinking Water

Around the world, 768 million people don't have access to safe water, and every day 1,400 children under the age of five die from water-based …