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  • Test Drive: Changes help, don't fix, Honda Insight

    May 18, 2012 12:32 AM 50

    The improvements — such as 1 mpg more in each driving mode and more rear headroom — are laudable, but Insight remains personality-challenged. It still takes a determined head tuck to get into the back seat, where your reward is insufficient legroom, knee space for a long drive. But once in, you don't bump your head on the ceiling now. Honda's efforts

  • Test Drive: VW Golf R is small, fast, but worth extra cash?

    May 11, 2012 2:31 AM 54

    It's a superb driving machine, almost unbelievably satisfying in most circumstances. And it's remarkably expensive. But, then, the limited-edition R comes round only once every four years. VW will build 5,000 of the new one, then quit. Period. In another four years there'll be an R version of that generation Golf, VW says. Just as there were 5,000 of the 2004 Rs, and 5,000 2008 Rs. So, maybe

  • St Pierre and Miquelon profile

    February 23, 2012 5:03 PM 153

    The sole remnant of France's once-extensive possessions in North America, the Atlantic islands of St Pierre and Miquelon lie off the Canadian island of Newfoundland. With little agriculture and a troubled fishing industry, they depend on France for subsidies and on their near neighbour for goods and transport links. Fish processing is the main economic

  • Kuala Lumpur: 10 Things to Do

    July 7, 2011 2:30 PM 146

    By design or lack of populace, Kuala Lumpur is Asia's green capital, where monkeys scamper close to skyscrapers and the occasional boa constrictor slithers across six-lane traffic. Centered around a colonial inheritance of ordered landscaping and dominated by palm-lined freeways, K.L. offers room to breathe and to contemplate the meeting of cultures

  • Bey's "Run the World" African Dancers Revealed

    May 20, 2011 4:29 PM 167 11

    A Mozambique dance troupe is responsible for intricate footwork. Did you the notice the amazing footwork in the first sequence of Beyoncé’s “Run the World (Girls)” video? Choreographer Frank Gatson spoke to MTV News about the creation of the movement and the two dancers responsible. Mozambican kwaito dance troupe Tofo Tofo is a three member group, but only two dancers

  • Naomi Campbell, Celebs Hit Cannes Charity Catwalk

    May 17, 2011 9:52 PM 91

    When the supermodel calls, the stars listen. Rosario Dawson was among the big names that Naomi called on to rip the runway, tweeting, "About to rock the runway with Naomi Campbell! Ahhh! #Japan @Fashion4Relief #Vogue #Cannes." The actress gave the veteran model a run for her money when she took to the catwalk in a sexy black dress with a red feathered

  • June Ambrose Explains Denim Done Right

    May 17, 2011 5:57 PM 159

    The celebrity stylist says "it's less about trends." Many trends fly in and out of your closet, but denim always does you right. The classic fabric has no expiration date and it continues to reinvent itself each season. But what’s the true key to figuring out what looks right on you? Stylist du jour June Ambrose sheds a little fashion insight on what to look for when shopping

  • LisaRaye Encourages "Whiteout" Thursdays

    April 18, 2011 5:08 PM 156

    The reality star and new designer says white is alright. It’s nearly impossible for most women to look fabulous in all white, but LisaRaye does it flawlessly. The second season of her TVOne reality show LisaRaye: The Real McCoy is under way and the voluptuous actress wants fans to take a page from her style book. “I’m deeming Thursdays to be “All White

  • Ciara on "People"'s "Most Beautiful" List

    April 11, 2011 5:07 PM 85

    Check out who else made the cut! You betta work, Ciara! The gorgeous singer is highlighted in People mag’s “Most Beautiful 2011: 25 Hotties at 25” feature. CiCi is the only African-American woman on the list, and it was probably a no brainer to include the artist who boasts amazing skin, luscious locks and a body that kills! Though her aesthetic is what landed

  • Committee predicts $170 billion shortfall in state roads funding

    March 31, 2011 10:30 AM 219

    Texas road to the future is looking bumpyPanel predicts $170 billion shortfall by 2030 AUSTIN — Transportation funding in Texas is "unacceptable" and will increase traffic congestion and highway maintenance costs if not corrected, according to an updated report commissioned to investigate the long-term transportation infrastructure needs of the state