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15 reasons why Iceland is the most fascinating country on the planet

Did you know Iceland inspired Led Zeppelin to write the Immigrant Song?<p>Yes, Robert Plant and co were so moved by the “land of ice and snow” while playing a gig in the capital Reykjavik that they decided to pay homage to the nation in verse, and wrote and finessed the track in just six days, in time …

Crazy Slo-Mo Video Explains Why Rain Has That Distinctive Smell

Have you ever smelled that distinctive, sweet aroma that lingers after it rains?<p>Scientists call it "petrichor," and since the 1960s, they've believed it comes from oils and chemicals that are released when raindrops hit the ground.<p>Now, for the first time, scientists at MIT have used high-speed …

Nature Communications

German anti-Islam group vows that it won't be silenced

DRESDEN, Germany (AP) — A German group protesting what it calls "the Islamization of the West" vowed Monday that it won't be silenced after its weekly rally was canceled following an alleged terrorist threat against one of its organizers.<p>The planned demonstration in Dresden by PEGIDA, or Patriotic …

Europe

Rape victims will be warned of defence lawyer tactics under new guidelines

Director of Public Prosecutions launches controversial new guidelines intended to help victims and witnesses through giving evidence in court<p>Rape victims will be warned in advance if defence lawyers plan to undermine their stories and scrutinise their sexual history in court, under new guidelines …

Sociology

Jim Carrey's best lines - Telegraph

Ulagalla

Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka<p>A group of 20 chalets within 58 acres of private grounds, the latter home to more than 100 species of birds, is the setting for this superb eco-friendly hotel near Anaradhapura. The hotel is within easy reach of the many attractions of Sri Lanka’s Cultural Triangle.

Halloween cocktail recipes: from classy hot toddies to fake eyes

When it comes to Halloween parties, there’s a difference between serving drinks that are scary in a good way, and drinks that are so horrifying you're afraid to take a sip.<p>If you’ve ever had to force down vodka-spiked cherryade from a punch bowl filled with fake spiders and gummy snakes, you’ll …

China Rules Out Open Election in Hong Kong, Setting Stage for 'Occupy' Protest

On democracy, there will be no compromise. That’s the message Beijing sent the city of Hong Kong on Sunday. After months of rallies calling for free …

Hong Kong

Prince Charles is 'not fit to be king' Russia reacts to royal over Putin - Hitler jibe

Prince Charles is reported to have compared Putin to Hitler [GETTY]<p>Moscow's response came as the country's deputy ambassador Alexander Kramarenko met …