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The Gulf Coast's Merry Mardi Gras Fest

It's that time again -- Mardi Gras time, that is. The Carnival season of Fat Tuesday is widely and wildly celebrated around the world in places such as Rio de Janeiro, Trinidad and Tobago, Venice and of course New Orleans. None, however, can make the claim that their Mardi Gras offers the chance to …

Accor Posts 2013 Profit on Cost Cuts and Hotel Industry Recovery

Accor SA, Europe’s largest hotel operator, said 2013 profit rose 1.9 percent on cost cuts and a hotel-industry recovery.<p>Earnings before interest and …

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At Nat Geo Travel, our staff is passionate about our work <i>and</i> passionate about our personal travel. Here on tumblr we’ll start sharing photographs and …

Top 10 Family Activities in Ontario

Travel<p>Taking the kids on vacation this year? Check out our picks for the top ten things to do for families in Ontario.<p><b>A Trip to the Cottage</b><br>Ontario is a big, diverse place and its residents, spread across more than a million square kilometers, don’t lay claim to all that many shared experiences. But …

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10 Reasons Why Rio is AMAZING!

Brazil will be at the top of the travel news for some time. With the World Cup right around the corner and the upcoming Rio 2016 Summer Olympic Games, we are bound to be bombarded by Brazil everything! Luckily, Brazil is GORGEOUS. I recently came back from a trip to Rio and I wanted to stay, …

The Trysts of Avalon

26 miles across the sea, or so the song goes, Santa Catalina awaits. A land of Buffalo Milk and honeys, you're sure to get your wiki wacked. 90 percent of the 75-square-mile island is primitive, held in a conservancy established in the 1970s by the chewing gum magnate Wrigley family, while the bulk …

Pueblo de Taos

<b>Site</b>: Pueblo de Taos<p><b>Location</b>: New Mexico, U.S.<p><b>Year Designated</b>: 1992<p><b>Category</b>: Cultural<p><b>Criteria</b>: (iv)<p><b>Reason</b>: This adobe settlement has housed a Native American community for more than seven centuries.<p>Several U.S. Native American sites enjoy UNESCO World Heritage site status but only one is a living …

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Biden: 'We may not get to 7 million' by Obamacare deadline | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Vice President Joe Biden acknowledged on Wednesday that it will be hard to reach the target on the number of people signing up for health insurance by a looming March 31 deadline for Obamacare enrollment.<p>Vice President Joe Biden applauds and Speaker of the House John Boehner …

Thousands of Emails from Scott Walker's Aides Released

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It looks like Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is facing an email controversy of his very own. …

All Golden Dawn MPs could lose Greece immunity

<b>Greek investigating judges have asked for nine more MPs in the far-right Golden Dawn party to have their parliamentary immunity lifted to allow criminal charges to be laid.</b><p>If parliament backs the request, all 18 of the party's MPs would be accused of running a criminal organisation.<p>Nine are already …

Afghanistan troop cuts will likely lead to Taliban surge, study warns

Stability in Afghanistan will require tens of thousands more troops costing billions more dollars than Nato envisioned at a fateful 2012 summit, according to a new Pentagon-sponsored review.<p>The review, released Thursday and conducted by the nonpartisan think tank CNA at the behest of the Pentagon’s …

Four killed in Saudi police raid

Two Saudi security officers and two people said to be wanted by the authorities have been killed in a gunfight in the eastern town of al-Awamiya, an area where the country’s Shia minority have staged regular anti-government protests.<p>An Interior Ministry spokesman said security forces came under …

UK suffers wettest winter on record

Britain has endured its wettest winter since records began in 1910, the Met Office has said, however it is on track to be warmer than average<p>The UK has suffered its wettest winter in records dating back more than a century, the Met Office has announced.<p>Figures for December 1 to February 19 show …

Nigeria Boko Haram crisis: Emir's palace burnt in Bama

<b>The emir's palace was burnt during Wednesday's attack on Bama, northern Nigeria, in which at least 60 people were killed, police say.</b><p>The extent of the damage is not clear. "They set the palace on fire. Many died," one resident said.<p>The emir is one of northern Nigeria's most important traditional …

France: Police test positive for cannabis amid stockpile at station near Lille

Police in France have tested positive for cannabis after a build-up of the drug at their headquarters.<p>Union officials claim more than 40 kilograms of the seized drug – stacked in police evidence seals – has accumulated at a station in Roubaix, near Lille.<p>Fabrice Danel, regional secretary with Unité …

Woman Who Ran for President Says U.S. Not Ready for Female President

The irony seems lost on tea-party stal­wart Michele Bach­mann.<p>The former can­did­ate for the 2012 Re­pub­lic­an nom­in­a­tion for pres­id­ent said in …

Veteran Canadian Journalist Missing In Cambodia

Cambodian police are searching for a veteran Canadian journalist who has been missing since late last week, Canadian officials say.<p>Dave Walker, 58, …

Mexico’s Drug Cartels Are Standing in the Way of a Fracking Bonanza

MEX­ICO CITY — If all goes well, drillers re­spons­ible for a shale-oil bon­anza in Texas will soon cross the south­ern U.S. bor­der and ex­tend the …

Guantanamo prisoner al-Darbi admits MV Limburg attack

<b>A Saudi man held at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay has pleaded guilty to his role in an attack on an oil tanker in the waters off Yemen.</b><p>Ahmed al-Darbi, 39, pleaded guilty to five charges related to the 2002 bombing of the MV Limburg, which killed one crewmember and injured 12.<p>Prosecutors …

Flu Strikes Younger Adults Hard This Year

This year's flu season is hitting younger and middle-aged adults unusually hard, federal health officials say.<p>More than 60 percent of flu patients who ended up in the hospital this year have been between the ages of 18 and 64. The proportion of young people among the hospitalized is much higher …

Pakistan halts talks with Taliban

Pakistan has suspended peace talks with Pakistani Taliban after attacks against the military by the armed group, the country's the interior minister said.<p>"We have decided not to go ahead with talks for now," Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Pakistani interior minister, told local media in the capital of …

Oregon's Attorney General Won't Defend the State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>On Thursday, Oregon became the latest state to give up on defending its own same-sex marriage ban, …

Pantry Essentials: All About Ssämjang

Among the sauces and condiments I've written about in this column, the Korean soy paste <i>ssämjang</i> would probably be considered a rising star rather than a faithful standby— unless, of course, you've ever lived in a Korean household.<p>Just as many of us can't face a sandwich without mayo, or can't …

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Pesarattu Recipe | Moong Dal Dosa Recipe | Nutritious Pesarattu Dosa Recipe

On a griddle or flat pan, spread a little oil/ghee.<p>With a ladle, pour the dosa batter on the griddle and use the same spoon for spreading the moong …