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'Shortest Asia-Europe rail link' launched in Azerbaijan

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 13:11

Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey on Monday launched a rail link between the countries aimed at cutting total journey times from China to Western Europe while bypassing Russia. It will help to reduce the journey time between China and Europe, Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev said at the launch ceremony in the town of Alyat in the oil-rich Caucasus nation.

Caitlyn Jenner Confidently Embraces Her Authentic Self By Vacationing In A Swimsuit

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 13:08

Caitlyn Jenner posted a video of herself walking along the beach in a swimsuit over the weekend, and reflected in the caption about her own journey to living as her authentic self.

Federal Judge Blocks Enforcement Of Trump's Transgender Military Ban

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 13:03

A federal judge blocked enforcement of President Donald Trump’s ban on transgender men and women serving in the U.S. armed forces on Monday.

7-Year-Old Girl With Robotic Arm Throws Out World Series First Pitch

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:44

Hailey Dawson reached an incredible milestone on her journey to make Major League Baseball history this weekend.

'House Of Cards' Creator Responds To Kevin Spacey Sexual Harassment Allegations

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:37

“House of Cards” creator Beau Willimon is responding to sexual harassment allegations made against the Netflix show’s star, Kevin Spacey.

Woman Killed After 12-Year-Old Boy Jumps From Overpass Onto Her Car In Alleged Suicide Attempt

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:36

A 22-year-old woman died after a 12-year-old boy jumped off of an overpass and landed on her car, Saturday

Elon Musk essentially predicts 'Mad Max' IRL if Australia doesn't embrace renewable energy

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:20

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is ramping up his doom-and-gloom predictions about Australia's energy problems, even as his company continues to work on a 100-day challenge to build the world's largest lithium-ion battery installation to aid the country. Musk discussed Australia's complicated energy issues during a recent appearance on the country's version of 60 Minutes, according to During the interview, Musk admitted that he knows very little about the politics driving the debate around power generation in the country, where skyrocketing utility costs are causing some people to forego the use of electricity entirely to avoid massive bills. He did, however, say that Australia needs to embrace renewable technology or face a catastrophic reckoning.  “It’s a definition that if it’s not renewable, it’s going to run out at some point," he said. “And we will have the choice of the collapse of civilization and into the dark ages we go, or we find something renewable." SEE ALSO: Bathe in Elon Musk's musk courtesy of this creepy air freshener Australia's energy problems are well-documented, but Musk's statement sounds more like the type of warning that runs in the beginning of a post-apocalyptic action movie than a prediction from someone invested in improving the situation. He's essentially saying that Mad Max could be a template for an Australia without renewables, which is a bleak, if somewhat unrealistic, future.     Musk dove into the Australian power quagmire after some Twitter banter that escalated to a bet that Tesla could build out an energy system with 100 megawatt (MW) capacity for South Australia over a 100 day period — or Musk would foot the bill himself. The proposed system will stabilize the state's power grid and provide enough energy for over 30,000 households, according to Tesla. The project launched on Sept. 29, reportedly with 50 MW already built out, and is slated to be completed on Dec. 1. The battery installation will store power generated by a 99-wind turbine facility owned by sustainable energy producer Neoen. Tesla and its contractor Consolidated Power Projects (CPP) still have a month to finish off the South Australian battery project, which could make the renewable power even more palatable. The energy situation in Australia might be tenuous — but it's a stretch to start calling for a future filled with Warboys and Thunderdomes right now.      WATCH: After getting shade from a robot, Elon Musk fires back

Ethiopian-born suspect goes on trial for 1970s war crimes

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:18

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A former Ethiopian soldier denied responsibility Monday for war crimes committed under a brutal Marxist regime in his home country in the 1970s, as he was questioned by judges at the start of his trial in a Dutch court.

Chip and Joanna Gaines go for it

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 12:01

The lives of Chip and Joanna Gaines revolve around taking risks together and going for their dreams, whether that be business ventures, writing books, or starring in their tv show, "Fixer Upper".

The Supreme Cat Show 2017

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:32

The one-day Supreme Cat Show is one of the largest cat fancy competitions in Europe with over one thousand cats being exhibited. Exhibitors travel from all over to enter their cats into categories including Persian, Semi-Longhair, British, Foreign, Burmese, Oriental, Siamese. (Getty)

Google's Cheeseburger Emoji Has One MAJOR Flaw

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 11:16

Google emojis ― which can be found on the company’s Android devices (or on Gmail, Google Hangouts or ChromeOS) ― are only getting more and more realistic.

Photographer Transforms Babies Into 'Adorably Sinister' Disney Villains

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:58

Back in July, photographer Karen Marie of Belly Beautiful Portraits made headlines for her precious photos of babies dressed as Disney princesses.

Kate Middleton will make British history one awesome way when she becomes queen

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:29

As Kate Middleton continues on her road to becoming the future queen Queen of Britain, royal experts are discovering that she'll make history when that day finally comes.

Terrifying 'haunted' restaurant camera shows furniture moving on its own

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 10:22

This viral footage may prove ghost skeptics wrong.

This Was the U.S. Navy's Plan for a Secret Undersea Lair

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 09:43

Point Sur is 600 feet of tough rock facing Pacific rollers that come 6,000 miles to pound the central California coast. Like the 19th-century lighthouse that marks the Point, the now-derelict compound of the former Naval Facility Point Sur evokes another era. As late as the 1960s, Navy technicians and their families at Point Sur monitored undersea listening posts used to track Soviet subs.

3 Things You Must Do If You're Not Downsizing in Retirement

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 07:58

Should I stay in my home in retirement, or downsize? It's a question that homeowners have been asking themselves for years. Most recently, a national survey from NeighborWorks America found that 54 percent of nonretired homeowners over the age of 45 plan to stay put when they retire, hoping to enjoy the home they've lived in for decades and where their children have grown up.

Don't treat us as heroes says bailed Hong Kong activist Wong

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 07:43

It is an experience that has forced him to weigh up the cost of being the most recognised face of Hong Kong's democracy campaign. Wong, 21, and fellow activist Nathan Law, 24, were released last week on bail pending an appeal against their jail terms. If they lose, they could be sent back to serve the remainder of their sentences -- Wong was given six months, Law eight months.

To the extreme: Ferrari launches a limited edition of its most limited edition

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 05:19

The new Ferrari FXX-K Evo is the company's most insane track-only car to date and is only available to clients that already take part in the company's XX development programme. Based on the FXX-K, which itself started out as a track-only version Ferrari LaFerrari, the new car is lighter despite having even more external aerodynamic elements. This external package of elements is key to the car's increased performance.

Bahrain suggests freezing Qatar's GCC membership

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 03:59

Bahrain's foreign minister on Monday suggested suspending Qatar's Gulf Cooperation Council membership until it accepts the demands of its Arab adversaries in the region's worst crisis in years. "The correct step to preserve the GCC would be to freeze Qatar's membership until it sees reason and accepts the demands of our countries. If not, we will be fine with it leaving the GCC," Sheikh Khalid bin Ahmed al-Khalifa said on Twitter.

Kevin Spacey Responds To Report He Sexually Harassed Then-14-Year-Old Anthony Rapp

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 01:15

Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey has addressed a report that he once sexually harassed actor Anthony Rapp.