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We’re not doing kids any favours by protecting them from fear

Last Halloween I was driving my then-five-year-old stepson home from trick-or-treating when I noticed him looking stricken in the back seat. "Are those zombies … real?" he asked, pointing at a pack of undead grownups swaying on sidewalk. One had brains spilling out of his head. His date's legs were …

37 of the best travel pages on Facebook

Group or solo, budget or luxury, adventure or leisure, to discover something new or to move on — there are innumerable reasons to travel. In case one …

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-OpEd- MUNICH — Donald Trump may have extended the grace period by one month, but make no mistake about it, he's still holding a gun to Europe's head …

Illuminating Discovery: Lighting Roads Without Electricitiy

<b>TEL AVIV</b> — Vincent van Gogh's famous oil painting "Starry Night Over the Rhone" displays a wonderful enchantment technique. Occupying two-thirds of …

Why Wednesday Could Be Hong Kong's Tipping Point

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>The images coming out of Hong Kong are staggering. Tear gas and pepper spray met tens of thousands …

Catalonia Suspends Independence Campaign...For Now

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>After a Spanish court blocked Catalonia's independence referendum, the regional Catalan government …

Ukraine Braces for a Winter Without Russian Gas

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Days after an EU-brokered deal was set to give Ukrainians access to Russian gas for the winter, …

An Unhappy Anniversary to the Government Shutdown and Healthcare.gov

With the midterm congressional elections just over a month away, both parties are using the milestone to refresh voters' memories.<p>Democrats and Republicans are each shouting "Happy anniversary!" on Wednesday, but being true to form, they are commemorating different milestones.<p>The start of October …

China's Strategy for the Hong Kong Protests: Wait

Beijing is counting on student protesters wearing out their welcome with the local population.<p>With images of heavy-handed police responses to citizen protests still fresh in the global mind, China seems to have chosen a new path in dealing with the masses of pro-democracy demonstrators gathering in …

What If Democracies Refuse to Pay for the Olympics Again?

Now that Norway has dropped out, the final contenders to host the 2022 Winter Games are China and Kazakhstan.<p>Citing financial concerns, Norway more or less announced the end of its Olympic bid for the 2022 games on Wednesday. The government's vote against providing financial backing for the bid …

We Asked Three Doctors How Illegal Drugs Affect Your Sperm

The older you get, the less wise it is to habitually use cocaine, meth, weed, acid, or heroin—especially if you're planning on having a child in the near future. We got an expert panel to explain just what drugs will do to your "little swimmers."<p>Life is full of hard truths. One of the hardest is …

How Privatization Screwed Over Britain, According to Author James Meek

His new book argues that we must stop believing that naked self-interest is the only thing that gets people out of bed in the morning and that commerce is the only solution to all our problems.<p><i>James Meek. Photo by James Pallister</i><p>The UK housing market is so prodigiously expensive that people are now …

Hong Kong leader says he will not step down

Authorities in Hong Kong have offered to hold talks with pro-democracy protesters who are continuing to occupy central areas of the southern Chinese city, pressing for political reforms.<p>Minutes before a midnight deadline set by the protesters for Hong Kong's chief executive Leung Chun-ying to …

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Hong Kong protesters confronted by rivals

Demonstrators calling for electoral reform have scuffled with opponents in two of Hong Kong's busiest shopping districts, with police stepping in to try to calm the chaos.<p>Around 200 demonstrators were confronted by a larger group that started to dismantle barricades in Mong Kok in an apparent …

Hong Kong protests dwindle after talks offer

Mass protests in Hong Kong appear to have lost steam after the leader of the Chinese territory refused to step down, instead offering dialogue.<p>Student protesters had threatened to surround or occupy government buildings if Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying did not step down by midnight on Thursday, …

Lenin statue's nose and ear on sale 'to raise funds for anti-Russian forces'

Most of the massive statue of Soviet leader Vladimir Lenin that a crowd in Kharkiv toppled last week still lies where it landed in the city’s central Freedom Square. And no wonder. The statue - reputed to be the largest in Ukraine - is 8.5m tall, and weighs several tonnes.<p>But in recent days, body …

Dilma Rousseff in pole position as Brazilians set to vote for their wallets

A little over a year ago, Júlia da Luz Bueno was among the million or so protesters who waved placards and chanted for change in the biggest protests Brazil has seen in a generation. This Sunday, however, she will go to the polling booth and vote for continuity: the re-election of Dilma Rousseff, …

Sweden to recognise state of Palestine

Sweden’s new centre-left government has indicated that it intends to formally recognise the state of Palestine – making it the first major European country to do so.<p>The move is significant because it comes amid a diplomatic push by Palestinians at the UN to secure a security council resolution …

Violent clashes break out in Hong Kong after counter-protesters storm sit-in

Violent scuffles broke out in one of Hong Kong’s most famous and congested shopping districts on Friday, as supporters of Chinese rule stormed tents and ripped down banners belonging to pro-democracy protesters.<p>In the gritty, bustling district of Mongkok – considered one of the most crowded places …

Brazil presidential election: Suddenly too-close-to-call

After a sluggish start, Brazil's presidential election — the first vote is Sunday — has shifted into a full-blown political roller coaster.<p>What was …

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