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The scariest horror films ever – ranked!

25 Don’t Torture a Duckling (Lucio Fulci, 1972)<p>Now that Lars von Trier has offered what may be a backhanded homage to it in his serial-killer nightmare The House That Jack Built, attention may well refocus on this cult giallo classic from Italy. A journalist investigates a series of murders in a …

Horror

The Brilliant Incoherence of Trump’s Foreign Policy

The United States periodically debates whether to do more or less abroad. Trump won by promising both. But he can’t possibly deliver.<p>Every 20 years or so—the regularity is a little astonishing—Americans hold a serious debate about their place in the world. What, they ask, is going wrong? And how …

Coachella owner denies donating to anti-LGBT groups amid outrage

Billionaire Philip Anschutz said reports of his Anschutz Foundation giving almost $200,000 to anti-gay conservative activists were ‘fake news’ and ‘garbage’<p>Billionaire Philip Anschutz, the businessman whose company organizes Coachella, has denied donating funds to anti-LGBT groups after reports …

Russia’s New Favorite Jihadis: The Taliban

In its latest ploy to undermine NATO, Russia is urging cooperation with the Afghan extremists even as their ties to al Qaeda grow deep.<p>More than 15 …

The great garbage fire debate: Should we be burning our trash into energy?

<b>(Getty/Peter Macdiarmid)</b><p>Other countries convert incinerated waste into electricity and heat. Could this help our trash crisis?<p>Diane Stopyra<p>January 2, 2017 9:30pm (UTC)<p>Earlier this year, a video explaining Sweden’s efficient trash burning system made the Facebook rounds, touting a shocking …

Sustainability

Haldeman's papers show Nixon conspired to extend the Vietnam war to improve his presidential chances

A newly discovered collection of notes written by Nixon aide HR Haldeman reveals that during Nixon's 68 presidential campaign, he illegally conspired …

Vietnam War

Finland's unemployed to be given basic income of €560 per month in first such experiment in Europe

Finland has become the first country in Europe to pay its unemployed citizens a basic monthly income, amounting to €560 (£477), in a unique social experiment which is hoped to cut government red tape, reduce poverty and boost employment.<p>The two-year trial with 2,000 randomly picked citizens who …

Panel: N. Korea crimes vs. humanity

A U.N. panel has found that crimes against humanity have been committed in North Korea and will call for an international criminal investigation, The Associated Press has learned.<p>The report, to be released Monday, is the most authoritative account yet of rights violations by North Korean …

Nazis 'researched use of mosquitoes for war' at Dachau

<b>German scientists at Dachau concentration camp researched the possible use of malaria-infected mosquitoes as weapons during World War Two, a researcher has claimed.</b><p>Dr Klaus Reinhardt of Tuebingen University examined the archives of the Entomological Institute at Dachau.<p>He found that biologists had …

Military Scientists Developing Pizza That Stays Fresh for Up to Three Years

Researchers at a U.S. military lab are getting closer to perfecting what some call “the holy grail” of food prepared for soldiers: a pizza that stays …

Norwegians have a lot of sex, and other fun facts about the world’s most charming people [vid]

Beyond songs about fox sounds, and images of fjords, I don’t know much about Norway. This video, produced by Norwegian YouTube user jenspetter, …

This stunning underwater shot made our list of the best travel photos for January. Check out the full gallery here: http://on.natgeo.com/1iV9Sqb Photograph by Patrik Gustafsson, National Geographic Your Shot

Bubonic plague killed 20 villagers in Madagascar, health experts confirm

Once feared as the Black Death – the rodent-borne disease that wiped out a third of the world's population in the Middle Ages – bubonic plague has killed 20 villagers in Madagascar in one of the worst outbreaks globally in recent years, health experts have confirmed.<p>The confirmation that bubonic …

Indian women won't be safe until society changes, says gang-rape victim's father

On the anniversary of the Delhi gang-rape and murder which shamed India, the victim's father says nothing has changed and his family is still searching for justice<p>Women in India will never be safe until society changes its attitudes, the father of the Delhi gang-rape victim said on the anniversary …

Teachers Give Better Grades to More Attractive Students: Study

If you were of a mind to forgive good-looking people for their freakishly good genetic makeup because you figure you got better brains than they did, …

Singapore shocked by worst riots in decades, as migrant workers vent anger

A crowd of about 400 people set fire to vehicles and clashed with police in the Indian district of Singapore late on Sunday after a man was hit and killed by a bus, the first major riot in the city-state for more than 40 years.<p>Police said they had arrested 27 suspects after the riot, which started …

Ukrainian Protesters Take Down Lenin (Statue)

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Large protests continued in Kiev, Ukraine throughout the weekend in opposition to President Viktor …

China and the US: A battle of wills?

Ties between China and Japan have been strained for months by the dispute over the islands in the East China Sea, called the Diaoyu by China and the Senkaku by Japan. The islands are currently under Japanese administrative control, but China claims they have been part of its territory since ancient …

Associated Press News

Secret talks helped forge Iran nuclear deal

A historic agreement on Iran's nuclear programme was made possible by months of unprecedented secret meetings between US and Iranian officials, in further signs of the accelerating detente between two of the world's most adversarial powers, it emerged on Sunday.<p>The meetings ran parallel to official …

Native American travels across U.S. photographing citizens of tribal nations

She sleeps on couches, dines with strangers and lives out of her car. Still, Matika Wilbur does it for the art and for the people.<p>Wilbur is Native American. Invariably strapped to her arm is a camera, and other than a few provisions and clothing, she owns little else. Last year she sold everything …

In Pakistan, Thousands Protest Against U.S. Drone Strikes

Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Pakistan to protest U.S. drone strikes inside their country.<p>Reporting from Islamabad, NPR's Philip Reeves reports protesters blocked an important road used to carry supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan. Philip filed this report for our Newscast …

Associated Press News

China escalates islands dispute with Japan

A simmering territorial and maritime dispute in Asia erupted at the weekend as Washington warned Beijing it would back Japan militarily in any confrontation arising from China's latest unilateral assertion of its claims.<p>The Obama administration weighed in after China moved to in effect "rope off" …

Obama admits Israel has good reason for scepticism over Iran nuclear deal

Barack Obama sought to cement a rare policy breakthrough over Iran this weekend with a flurry of phone calls designed to shore up support in Congress and reassure sceptical foreign allies.<p>After months of domestic policy setbacks, the agreement in Geneva of a deal to place strict restraints on …

Obama Says U.S. Will Respect Afghan Sovereignty

As Afghan elders debate whether to approve a proposed security agreement with the U.S., there's word that President Obama has said the U.S. will respect Afghanistan's sovereignty and carry out raids on Afghan homes only under extraordinary circumstances, The Associated Press writes.<p>The wire service …

How Women Change Men

As daughters, sisters, wives, and coworkers<p>Soon after Jay Z welcomed his first child, Blue Ivy Carter, last year, a poem the rapper had reportedly dedicated to his new baby girl zipped around the Internet. “Before I got in the game, made a change, and got rich / I didn’t think hard about using the …