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10 Places to Go While They Are Still Cheap: 2014 Edition

Do your travel ambitions eclipse your bank account? We've got just the fix: destinations around the world that offer plenty of cheap ways to stay, play, and eat. Whether you're on the prowl for a perfect beach or a city bursting with culture, these cities and countries deliver big but cost little. …

10 of the Most Striking Spots in Hawaii

Discover our favorite activities in the Aloha State.<p>There are iconic spots in Hawaii that first-time visitors need to see to believe, but there are also the lesser known gems that the locals know are just as worthy of your time–especially on that second or third return trip. For a mix of both, add …

8 Reasons A Trip To The Philippines Should Be In Your Future

There's an incredible chain of tropical islands in the Pacific that is sprinkled with pink, white and black sand beaches, ultra-relaxing luxury resorts, charming countrysides and villages, exotic foods and an enticing nightlife. You know it exists, but you've probably never thought of planning a …

This Is Where You'll Go On Vacation In 20 Years

We've seen the future of flight, and it's awesome. But where will those see-through cabins and self-repairing wings be taking you?<p>Prepare for takeoff into the vacations of the future... and unlike those futuristic airplanes, these attractions are coming sooner than you think.<p><b>NEW YORK: A massive</b> …

North Korea appeals to White House to halt release of US comedy film

'The Interview', released later this year, tells the tale of a group of journalists tasked with assassinating Kim Jong-un<p>Pyongyang has written to the White House to demand that President Barack Obama intervene to halt the release of 'The Interview', a Hollywood comedy blockbuster that pokes fun at …

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Why Are People Freaking Out Over This Photo?

Recently, Mimi Hecht and Mushky Notik, co-owners of Brooklyn-based modest clothing boutique Mimu Maxi posted a photo of one of their customers …

Coral skeletons record changes in ocean temps

Just as growth rings from trees offer clues to past climate change, corals can do the same for changes in the ocean.<p>Scientists know that ice sheets …

Cannabis really can trigger paranoia

“I would not feel so alone,” sang Bob Dylan back in 1966, “everybody must get stoned.” It would seem lots of people have obliged: cannabis is now far and away the world’s favourite illicit drug, with approximately 180 million people having taken it in the past year. In England and Wales about 13.5% …

UN says ending AIDS is possible by 2030

The UN says new HIV infections and deaths from AIDS are decreasing, making it possible to control the epidemic by 2030 and eventually end it "in every region, in every country".<p>"More than ever before, there is hope that ending AIDS is possible. However, a business-as-usual approach or simply …

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Netherlands liable for 300 Srebrenica massacre deaths

A court on Wednesday ordered the Netherlands to compensate the families of more than 300 Bosnian Muslims killed after Dutch troops handed them over to Bosnian Serb forces in 1995, in a ruling that could make countries such as Canada more leery to contribute troops to peacekeeping missions.<p>The civil …

Ku Klux Klan gives out free candy in South Carolina recruiting effort

Some residents in South Carolina say they found bags of candy on their street containing a piece of paper asking them to join the Ku Klux Klan.<p>Residents in Oconee County found the bags Saturday night or Sunday morning.<p>The paper said "Save Our Land, Join the Klan." It had a phone number that led to …

Yacht killing: Escort to be arraigned in Google exec's heroin death

The woman accused of being a prostitute who administered a lethal dose of heroin to a Google executive on his yacht in Santa Cruz is scheduled to be arraigned Wednesday on manslaughter and other drug-related charges.<p>Alix Catherine Tichelman, 26, of Folsom was charged with eight counts -- including …

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New test can detect early signs of autism in babies

Children with autism and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are not usually diagnosed until they are at least two years old and starting to show relevant behavioural patterns.<p>Now, experts at the University of London’s Birkbeck University Baby Lab are developing a test for six- to …

Mexican police rescue 458 children in raid on home

Mexican federal and state police officers have raided a home in the western state of Michoacan and rescued 458 children who were forced to beg for money and suffered sexual abuse while being held against their will in filthy conditions.<p>The attorney general, Jesús Murillo Karam, said police had also …