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Thousands of spiders 'bleed out of the walls' and force family from home

A family was driven from their suburban St Louis home by thousands of venomous spiders that fell from the ceiling and oozed from the walls.<p>Brian and Susan Trost bought the $450,000 home overlooking two golf holes at Whitmoor Country Club in Weldon Spring in October 2007. Soon after that, they …

Hong Kong protests face test of stamina as city returns to work

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong rolled into early Tuesday with hundreds of students remaining camped out in the heart of the city after more than a week of rallies and behind-the-scenes talks showing modest signs of progress.<p>Student-led protesters early on Monday …

Hong Kong protests fade; students vow to carry on

HONG KONG (AP) — The students whose calls for democratic reforms sparked the most dramatic challenge to authorities since Hong Kong returned to …

Sierra Leone Records 121 Ebola Deaths, 81 New Cases in Single Day

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone - Sierra Leone recorded 121 deaths from Ebola and scores of new infections in one of the single deadliest days since the disease appeared in the West African country more than four months ago, government health statistics showed on Sunday. The figures, which covered the …

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Ebola unlikely to cause major outbreak beyond Africa

You should be afraid of Ebola -- if you live in some parts of West Africa. But over in the United States? Not so much.<p>With the first case of Ebola …

Hong Kong protests: civil servants allowed to return to work but activists remain

Demonstrators defy a government deadline to clear the streets by 6am but staff are allowed through to their offices<p>Civil servants returned to work in Hong Kong on Monday morning as the number of pro-democracy protesters dwindled after more than week of demonstrations.<p>Although hundreds of protesters …

New concern worldwide as nurse in Spain gets Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — Raising fresh concern around the world, a nurse in Spain on Monday became the first person known to catch Ebola outside the …

Ebola Virus Could Spread To France, UK And Other European Countries In Less Than 3 Weeks

Scientists have predicted a 75 percent chance that the Ebola virus may reach France by Oct. 24 and a 50 percent chance that it could reach the UK by …

Why Ebola Patients Are Getting Treatment In Nebraska

Freelance journalist Ashoka Mukpo, who contracted Ebola in Liberia, arrived at the University of Nebraska Medical Center today, becoming the second patient with the deadly disease to be treated there.<p>Why is he being sent to Nebraska instead of some other facility? Because the hospital is home to …

How she went from a schoolteacher to an ISIS member

The petite 25-year-old tentatively opens the door to the hotel room where we've agreed to meet. Her face is covered, but her body language betrays her anxiety.<p>She slowly lifts her niqab, revealing her young, heart-shaped face. Her large brown eyes, filled with guilt and turmoil, are delicately made …

Israel protests over Sweden's Palestine plan

The Israeli foreign ministry had called in the Swedish ambassador to protest against Stockholm's intentions to recognise a Palestinian state.<p>Carl Magnus Nesser was summoned on Monday by the ministry's deputy director general for Europe, Aviv Shir-On, who "protested and expressed Israel's …

Ebola outbreak: Nurse infected in Spain

<b>Spanish Health Minister Ana Mato has confirmed that a nurse who treated two victims of Ebola in Madrid has tested positive for the disease.</b><p>The nurse is said to be the first person in the current outbreak known to have contracted Ebola outside Africa.<p>The woman was part of the team that treated …

Why Finland's schools are top-notch (Opinion) - CNN.com

Education in the United States is too much defined by testing and data, says Pasi Sahlberg.<p><i>Editor's note: Pasi Sahlberg is visiting professor at Harvard University's Graduate School of Education and former director general in the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Follow him on Twitter:</i> …

The Supreme Court Quietly Allows Same-Sex Marriage in 5 States

The justices declined to hear appeals of lower-court rulings that struck down marriage bans in Indiana, Utah, Oklahoma, Virginia, and Wisconsin.<p>The Supreme Court on Monday effectively legalized same-sex marriages in five states without so much as a whisper.<p>On the first day of its fall term, the …

Echoing Tiananmen, 17-year-old Hong Kong student prepares for democracy battle

He's one of the fieriest political activists in Hong Kong — he's been called an "extremist" by China's state-run media — and he's not even old enough to drive.<p>Meet 17-year-old Joshua Wong, a skinny, bespectacled teen whose meager physical frame belies the ferocity of his politics. Over the last two …

30,000 Yearly Gun Deaths Is a Health Epidemic

It was back in 1996 that Congressman Jay Dickey (R-AR) inserted language into the 1997 budget that prohibited gun research funded by the CDC. And from that time forward, physicians and public health researchers have been a favorite target of the NRA. The most public example of this attempt to …

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Road to Machu Picchu - Peru in 4K

Hell on earth?

The ideal backyard?

Beautiful house in a great location, but I guess going out for some groceries will take a while.

That is quite some view.

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Such a shame they decommissioned the Space Shuttles.