Christine Geltner

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The World's 18 Strangest Hotels

For the intrepid, quirky and adventurous traveler, the flower-quilted double bed and lacquered furniture of a typical hotel room is just plain boring. Here are the world's 18 strangest hotels.<p>The first thing every hotel developer considers before construction is "who is the guest, and why are they …

Key Largo

Colbert and Fallon compete for presidential punchlines

These Gorgeous Photos Get You Up And Close And Personal With Bees Before They’re Gone

Excuse me, bee, you’ve got a little pollen on your face.<p>For 10 days–almost without sleeping–Sam Droege did nothing but take incredibly detailed photos of bees.<p>Each fuzzy hair, and sometimes a tiny scrap of pollen, is clearly visible, using a technique that stitches together dozens of extreme …

Ecology

US hostage Kayla Mueller 'killed by IS', say ex-slaves

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1192000/1192551_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1518134139_248b8ddddf97f55d0607934e0e751eed<p><b>The American hostage Kayla Mueller was murdered by so-called Islamic State after being raped repeatedly by its leader.</b><b>That is the testimony of two</b> …

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi

BA plane fire: regulators warned of problems with engine

Federal Aviation Administration issued directives to operators of aircraft using the GE90-85 engine for emergency remedial work<p>The engine on the British Airways jet which burst into flames on the tarmac at Las Vegas airport has been the subject of two Airworthiness Directives from American safety …

ISIS Using Photo of Drowned Syrian Boy as Propaganda

The Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) is using the shocking viral image of a drowned 3-year-old boy as propaganda to threaten Syrians …

Homo naledi, a new species of human, discovered in a cave in South Africa

Scientists find fossils of our ancient relative, who had surprisingly human-like features, in a remote cave near Johannesburg<p>Early humans buried their dead in caves, scientists have found, after discovering a new species hidden in a burial chamber.<p>At least 15 skeletons of the species - named Homo …

Australian Universities

Syrian refugees: Which countries welcome them, which ones don't

<b>(CNN) —</b> The expanding Syrian refugee crisis highlights the differences among countries that welcome desperate migrants and those that don't.<p>Some 4.1 million Syrians are fleeing a homeland riven by more than four years of civil war. Some countries have taken in so many migrants it's caused a …

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