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    'We can live or we can die': How cricket redefined a war-torn nation

    'We can live or we can die': How cricket redefined a war-torn nation


    He closes his eyes and the memories flood back. No clean water. No clothes. No shoes. With temperatures north of 45 degrees, his was a world about...

    He closes his eyes and the memories flood back. No clean water. No clothes. No shoes. With temperatures north of 45 degrees, his was a world about survival.
    World's biggest cave is even bigger than we thought

    World's biggest cave is even bigger than we thought


    Thanks to discoveries made during a recent expedition in Vietnam, it appears the world's largest cave, Son Doong, is even bigger than previously...

    Thanks to discoveries made during a recent expedition in Vietnam, it appears the world's largest cave, Son Doong, is even bigger than previously thought.
    India is more divided than ever

    India is more divided than ever


    The wait has begun. Polling in India's marathon elections concluded at the weekend, with the results due on May 23. Private polling commissioned by Indian media outlets points to a second term for the incumbent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his...

    The wait has begun. Polling in India's marathon elections concluded at the weekend, with the results due on May 23. Private polling commissioned by Indian media outlets points to a second term for the incumbent, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, and his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), although, given the patchy record of these polls, which have been wrong in past elections, we won't know for sure until later this week.
    UK is violating human rights by leaving families to starve, report says

    UK is violating human rights by leaving families to starve, report says


    The UK government is violating its obligations to ensure families have enough food to live on, according to a damning new report from Human Rights Watch...

    The UK government is violating its obligations to ensure families have enough food to live on, according to a damning new report from Human Rights Watch (HRW).
    Starbucks' big China rival arrives on Wall Street

    Starbucks' big China rival arrives on Wall Street


    China's Starbucks has arrived on Wall Street. Luckin Coffee begin trading on Friday and provided an immediate caffeine jolt to the market. The stock surged nearly 50% to $25 a share before pulling back a...

    China's Starbucks has arrived on Wall Street. Luckin Coffee begin trading on Friday and provided an immediate caffeine jolt to the market. The stock surged nearly 50% to $25 a share before pulling back a bit.
    Startup builds flying taxis you can order on an app

    Startup builds flying taxis you can order on an app


    A flying taxi that you can order through an app? This German company plans to make that a reality in the next six...

    A flying taxi that you can order through an app? This German company plans to make that a reality in the next six years.
    Germany is opening an electric highway for trucks

    Germany is opening an electric highway for trucks


    Trucks are guzzling ever more diesel, polluting towns and cities and fueling climate change. Germany thinks it may have found the answer by using overhead lines to power big...

    Trucks are guzzling ever more diesel, polluting towns and cities and fueling climate change. Germany thinks it may have found the answer by using overhead lines to power big rigs.
    India is building a city from scratch

    India is building a city from scratch


    India is building a new city to give global investors an easy way into its booming...

    India is building a new city to give global investors an easy way into its booming economy.
    Aerial photos show human impact on natural world

    Aerial photos show human impact on natural world


    Viewed from above, the Mediterranean's salt farms take the form of abstract paintings. Piles of crystallized salt, which divide the artificial ponds, appear like lines of white paint between blocks of saturated green, red, orange and pink -- colors...

    Viewed from above, the Mediterranean's salt farms take the form of abstract paintings. Piles of crystallized salt, which divide the artificial ponds, appear like lines of white paint between blocks of saturated green, red, orange and pink -- colors created by algae and other microorganisms in the shallow seawater.
    I.M. Pei, a disarming and determined visionary

    I.M. Pei, a disarming and determined visionary


    I.M. Pei, who died Thursday at the age of 102, was an architect of singular vision. One of the great figures of 20th century modernism, he was perhaps best known for his powerful use of geometry. He employed it to create forms and spaces of exquisite...

    I.M. Pei, who died Thursday at the age of 102, was an architect of singular vision. One of the great figures of 20th century modernism, he was perhaps best known for his powerful use of geometry. He employed it to create forms and spaces of exquisite refinement, from his glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris to the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington.
    Crazy history of the 'Back to the Future' car

    Crazy history of the 'Back to the Future' car


    The unpainted stainless steel body, the gull-wing doors, the rear-mounted engine. When John DeLorean set out to create his own sports car, he knew these features would set it apart from everything...

    The unpainted stainless steel body, the gull-wing doors, the rear-mounted engine. When John DeLorean set out to create his own sports car, he knew these features would set it apart from everything else.
    Finding the beauty in America's mundanity

    Finding the beauty in America's mundanity


    Stephen Shore's remarkable career started early. Born in New York in 1947, he was given his first photography set at six. When he was 14, the trailblazing fashion photographer Edward Steichen -- then a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York --...

    Stephen Shore's remarkable career started early. Born in New York in 1947, he was given his first photography set at six. When he was 14, the trailblazing fashion photographer Edward Steichen -- then a curator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York -- purchased three of his photos. By 17, he was a regular at Andy Warhol's infamous Factory, photographing the artist and the eccentric personalities who surrounded him.
    Why Anna Wintour always wears sunglasses

    Why Anna Wintour always wears sunglasses


    Anna Wintour's omnipresent status, crafted over a three-decade-long career at the helm of Vogue, is unrivaled in the fashion industry. Her reputation has transcended that of the magazine she edits, her image -- immaculately sliced bob, sunglasses -- now...

    Anna Wintour's omnipresent status, crafted over a three-decade-long career at the helm of Vogue, is unrivaled in the fashion industry. Her reputation has transcended that of the magazine she edits, her image -- immaculately sliced bob, sunglasses -- now instantly recognizable in silhouette or line sketch.
    Central America's most charming city

    Central America's most charming city


    Cobbled streets, colonial Spanish architecture, nearby volcanoes and perfect weather all year round make Antigua, Guatemala, a jewel in Central America's...

    Cobbled streets, colonial Spanish architecture, nearby volcanoes and perfect weather all year round make Antigua, Guatemala, a jewel in Central America's crown.
    Japan tests world's fastest bullet train

    Japan tests world's fastest bullet train


    Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train -- capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph) -- as it continues to develop the revolutionary mode of...

    Japan has started testing its fastest-ever bullet train -- capable of reaching 400 kilometers per hour (249 mph) -- as it continues to develop the revolutionary mode of travel.
    India's 30 most beautiful places

    India's 30 most beautiful places


    India might just be the most colorful country in the...

    India might just be the most colorful country in the world.
    20 best things to do in Kenya

    20 best things to do in Kenya


    Folks who have never been there tend to think of Kenya as a one-trick pony -- an awesome safari destination and little...

    Folks who have never been there tend to think of Kenya as a one-trick pony -- an awesome safari destination and little more.