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Germany To Allow Parents To Choose No Gender For Babies On Birth Certificates

On Friday, Nov. 1, Germany will become the first country in the world to allow parents to leave the gender box blank on their child's birth certificate.<p>As reported in August, the move is an effort to create legal recognition for intersex individuals, or children born without a clearly determinable …

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

Amazing Photos of Places You Need To Visit

You've thought of Paris, the Great Wall of China and the Amazon rainforest. We've thought of the not-so-typical yet completely remarkable places to …

Rocky Mountains

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

World's Best Ecolodges

Zoo In China Swaps Dog For Lion, Hopes No One Notices

Visitors to a zoo in China got a rude surprise when the lion started barking.<p>Turns out it was no lion, but just a Tibetan mastiff, a large, hairy breed of dog — which, for what it's worth, more closely resembles the king of the jungle than does perhaps any other domestic canine.<p>Apparently, …

Bizarre Shoes Let You Carry Portable Shelter Everywhere

Imagine carrying your shelter with you at all times, like a snail or a turtle. How comforting would it be to simply retreat into your own little …

Australian nurse who killed 11 in nursing home fire sentenced to life in prison

A nurse who set a Sydney nursing home on fire, killing 11 residents and wounding several others, has been sentenced to life in prison.<p>Roger Dean, 37, showed no reaction as New South Wales Supreme Court Justice Megan Latham handed him the maximum sentence for setting two fires that engulfed the …

New Zealand islands to be formally named – in English and Maori

New Zealand's Geographic Board has recommended that the two islands be formally named for the first time – both in English and Maori.<p><b>New Zealand's</b> two main islands have never been formally named due to a clerical oversight lasting 200 years, despite being universally known as the North and South …

Spain train crash: Mass in Santiago de Compostela

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/998000/998592_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532770724_2de65442667f31ff6ee6b55b17fb09b8<p><b>A Mass has been held in north-western Spain for the 79 people who died in a train crash.</b><p>The service was held in the Galician city of Santiago de …

Royal Family

Ariel Castro's son: 'Behind bars is where he belongs for the rest of his life'

The son of the Cleveland man who will spend the rest of his life in jail for imprisoning three women for a decade said his father received the “best possible sentence” for a violent streak he has witnessed since childhood.<p>“I think that if he really can’t control his impulses and he really doesn’t …

Did 'Fifty Shades' Make Handcuffs More Popular? British Firefighters Think So

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p><i>Fifty Shades of Grey</i> may be contributing to the rise in the number of people calling emergency …

A small Italian town prepares to bury bus crash victims

An Italian town devastated by a horrific bus crash prepared to bury its dead today. Telegraph correspondent Tom Kington reports from Pozzuoli.<p>Fabiana Parella drew up her chair closer to the line of coffins at her feet and pointed at them, one by one.<p>“This is my mother, my father, my aunt and my …

Jane Austen Chosen for £10 Note

Just how crazy is China’s plan to build the world’s tallest building in nine months?

Broad Group<p>Construction on Sky City officially kicked off last weekend in Changsha, capital of Hunan province. Broad Group, which is building Sky City, is shooting for an April 2014 completion. By May or June, the 30,000 people it plans to accommodate (pdf) can start moving in. That also means that …

Skyscrapers

Poor countries have half the world’s cars but almost all of its fatal car accidents

Heart disease, cancer and diabetes, continue to plague the world, but another cause of death is quickly creeping its way up the list. According to new data released by the World Health Organization (WHO), for the first time ever car accidents have breached the top ten list for causes of death …

World Health Organization

George Bush Sr shaves head in solidarity with boy who has leukaemia

Former US president George Bush Sr has shaved his head to show solidarity for the sick child of a secret service agent.<p>A statement issued by a Bush …

Environment: News & features

Prince of Cambridge's parents present him to the world at first photocall

A future king has attended his first photocall aged one day old as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge presented their newborn son to the world.<p>The …

22 Wonderful Wedding Cake Images

Spring and summer are the most popular times of year for bringing people together in marriage. Cake cutting resembles the unification of the bride …

Weddings

Canon May Drop Nuke in Megapixel War with a 75+ Megapixel Pro DSLR

The megapixel war appears to be alive and well. The rumor mill has been churning the past weekend after a report emerged that Canon is in the process …

SARAH LEE PHOTO » underwater, surf, lifestyle photographer

Divers Capture What It’s Like to Almost Get Eaten by a Massive Whale

If you’re afraid of swimming in the ocean due to a fear of the unknown below you, you might want to skip over the post. A group of divers off the …