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How the sushi boom is fuelling tapeworm infections

As eating raw fish has become more popular, gruesome tapeworm tales have emerged. But how worried should sashimi lovers be – and how else might we become infected?<p>The good news, said A&E doctor Kenny Bahn, was that the patient who had turned up at the emergency department was not dying. That is …

World Health Organization

10 Decadent Stuffed Potato Recipes

A baked potato is good, but a stuffed potato is so much better.<p>Stuffed potatoes are fluffier, they're usually cheesier, and they're more flavorful …

17 Classic Italian Street Foods That Everyone Should Try Once

Image: The Huffington Post Creative Labs<p>It’s no secret that Italy has America beat when it comes to homegrown cuisine. From creamy <i>carbonara</i> to melt-in-your-mouth <i>burrata</i>, Italian fare boasts some of the most drool-worthy dishes to ever grace our dinner tables (and our stomachs). Try as we might to …

Italy

Jennifer Lawrence Wears Dior to Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 Premiere in London

We've seen our fair share of "naked dress" this year. Remember when Karlie Kloss wore their barely-there Atelier Versace gown off the runway and straight to a gala dinner? (We agree, Karlie, definitely not a dress for takeout.) And who could forget a the sheer and cutout gowns worn by Jennifer …

Read This Before The Mainstream Media Uses A Drowned Refugee Boy To Start Another War

<b>A baby boy turned to flotsam. Washed up on the shore, face down in the mud.</b> His family, refugees from Syria’s civil war, had tried to reach Greece, …

Migrants finding little sympathy in Hungary for their plight

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A makeshift camp of thousands from the Middle East, Asia and Africa has been dismantled at Budapest's Keleti train station, …

International Monetary Fund

Europe Markets: Trepidation, Not Panic

Greeks overwhelmingly voted against international creditors’ conditions for further bailout aid<p>Stocks and bonds in Europe fell on Monday after Greece’s voters set the country on a collision course with the rest of the eurozone, but it wasn’t the heavy selloff predicted by many investors.<p>Greece’s …

Europe

Obama Blocks U.S. Allies From Fighting ISIS And They Respond With “We Will Fight ISIS Alone Without Obama’s Support”

By onJuly 3, 2015 in Featured, General<p>Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, …

Contagion from Greek exit likely to be limited

A Greek default and exit from the eurozone probably would have limited effects on the region and global economy because of new financial safety nets and European nations' improving fortunes, analysts say.<p>The growing prospect of a Greek exit from the euro currency shook markets Monday. The Dow Jones …

Private Sector

ECONOMIST: 'We are watching stock markets, sovereign spreads in Europe, and euro/dollar exchange rate in that order.'

Over at Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi, Chris Rupkey writes that right now, the Greek situation presents "no easy way out."<p>But as we get closer to the opening of markets, Rupkey says he will be watching stocks, European bonds, and the euro. In that order.<p>Here's Rupkey:<p>We are watching stock markets, …

Greece debt crisis: Asian markets fall - BBC News

Greece

'Great Eastern Drive' sold as drawcard to get more tourists to Tasmania's east

A new marketing and advertising campaign has been launched to encourage tourists to visit what has been named Tasmania's Great Eastern Drive.<p>The …

Natural Beauty

The bad habit that makes leaders less effective

But researchers say that leaders who act this way are ultimately perceived as less effective than those who acknowledge their shortcomings and seek insights on how they can improve. It's called "defending," and involves being closed-minded when challenged or given critical feedback.<p>According to …

State-backed spyware targets antivirus maker, Iranian nuclear talks

The threat posed by state-sponsored malware might be even larger than first thought. Antivirus developer Kaspersky Lab says it discovered an attack on its network by allegedly government-made spyware that appears to be an upgraded version of Duqu, the Stuxnet-based worm used by Israel and the US to …

'Scores killed' in clashes between Hezbollah and ISIL

Dozens of fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant group and at least nine fighters belonging to the Lebanese Hezbollah have reportedly been killed as the two sides clashed along the Lebanese border with Syria.<p>Hassan Nasrallah, Hezbollah's secretary-general, announced on Wednesday …

Marylander or Marylandian? An awesome guide to know what people from each US state are called

PEOPLE FROM TEXAS ARE TEXANS, people from Alaska are Alaskans, but how do you call people from Kentucky? Kentuckers? Even more confusing: what do …

The Awesome Airline Cancellation Policy You Don't Know About

Think of it as your own personal get-out-of-jail-free card. There's a ticket for $40 cheaper but you <i>just</i> bought your ticket last night. Fortunately, you're in luck.<p>Though it's not widely publicized, all the major airlines in the United States will generally refund your reservation penalty-free if …

G7 summit: Merkel says time is running out for Greece deal

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1172000/1172288_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532760135_2d9793e48a8a996066d361d7b5d98aa5<p><b>German Chancellor Angela Merkel has warned that time is running out for a deal to keep Greece in the eurozone.</b><p>Speaking after the G7 summit in Germany, …

Europe

US scientists: Global warming pause 'no longer valid'

<b>US researchers say new evidence casts doubt on the idea that global warming has "slowed" in recent years.</b><p>A US government laboratory says the much talked about "pause" is an illusion caused by inaccurate data.<p>Updated observations show temperatures did not plateau, say National Oceanographic and …

Climate Change

The 25 most popular tourist attractions in the world

The list is part of TripAdvisor's Traveler's Choice awards, which highlight traveler favorites based on ratings and reviews.<p>From the impressive Burj Khalifa in Dubai to the stunning Church of the Savior on Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia, here are the world's highest-rated landmarks.

Wars in Pakistan and Afghanistan leave 150,000 dead, US study estimates

Another 162,000 have been wounded since the US-led offensive that toppled the Taliban government in Afghanistan after the 9/11 attacks, the study says<p>The wars in Afghanistan and Pakistan have left nearly 150,000 soldiers and civilians dead since 2001, a new US study estimates.<p>Another 162,000 have …

How to Hide Your Valuables at the Beach

Aside from cookouts and flip-flops, I can't think of a summertime tradition more essential than a trip to the beach. The waves, the sand, the sunny skies -- it's the perfect place to rest and spend some much-needed time with family.<p>But while a trip to the beach is wonderful, the trip home isn't …

Homemade Throat Lozenges Recipe

Whether you’ve got a frog in your throat, or are just taking precautions to keep one out of there, this handy homemade cold and flu remedy from the indispensable DaveHax ought to help ward off those proverbial amphibians from the vicinity of your esophagus all winter long!<p>This is a great recipe for …

7 Common Houseplant Afflictions & How to Cure Them All

As with all living things, even the hardiest plants require care, and strategies can vary quite a bit. As a new plant parent you have to get to know your plant: how tough it is or isn't, how much water it really craves, and if it prefers classical music or a perhaps an 80s throwback (or maybe …

It's now cheaper to travel to Europe than it has been in years

TripAdvisor just released its TripIndex Europe report, which analyzes hotel prices and airfare to several European cities. The report found that the cost of a one-week summer trip to Europe has declined by an average of 11%.<p>Istanbul is the cheapest European city to visit this summer, with a …

Flying

Sri Lanka seeks improved relations with China

Sri Lanka's new president has held talks with his Chinese counterpart in a push to recalibrate his predecessor's strongly pro-China policies.<p>Maithripala Sirisena and Xi Jinping reaffirmed on Thursday the longstanding ties between their countries in a meeting in the Chinese capital, Beijing.<p>The …

Syrian people feel abandoned as world focuses on Islamic State: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The people of Syria feel “increasingly abandoned by the world” as global attention focuses on Islamic State militants, while violence and government bureaucracy hinder attempts to deliver aid to 12 million people, U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon said on Monday.<p>In his 13th monthly …

Middle East

Israel denies report it spied on U.S. in Iran nuclear talks

<b>Jerusalem (CNN) —</b> Israel did not spy on closed-door talks over Iran's nuclear program involving the United States and other world powers, an Israeli official said Tuesday, denying a Wall Street Journal report.<p>The newspaper reported late Monday on its website that Israel had obtained confidential …

South Asia

U.N. Set To Vote On Russian Proposal To Strip LGBT Benefits

The vote is currently "too close to call," according to one Western diplomat.<p>WASHINGTON — Russia is bringing its domestic crackdown on LGBT rights to an unlikely forum: the Fifth Committee of the United Nations General Assembly.<p>Western governments are trying to defeat a measure presented by Russia …