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Indonesian Volcano Spews Hauntingly Beautiful Blue Lava

There are plenty of natural treasures hidden away in the most unsuspecting places on Earth. One of them is an Indonesian sulfur mine, Kawah Ijen, …

Mining

Mexico vigilantes take over government building, hold 11 officers

MEXICO CITY – Vigilantes who took over the main government building of a small Mexican city in Michoacan state after a weekend shootout with suspected criminals were refusing to release 11 police officers held as prisoners, officials said Tuesday.<p>Michoacan, an important agricultural state in …

Mexico

Portraits Made Electric by Luminescent Neon Paint

Flecks of vivid neon paint glow brilliantly off faces and shoulders in this series of portraits by Portuguese photographer Hid Saib. At times, the glowing paint seems like the scattered embers of a fire or an explosive shower of sparks racing across the cheeks of the model. In other instances, the …

Photography

US sends troops and tanks to South Korea

The United States is to deploy more troops and heavy tanks in South Korea as part of a military rebalance at a time of raised tensions on the Korean peninsula.<p>Forty M1A2 Abrams main battle tanks, 800 soldiers and 40 Bradley fighting vehicles from the 1st US Cavalry Division will be sent on …

After the Antihero

The real TV trend of 2013? The rise of the strong female character.<p>On December 1, <i>The Good Wife</i> finished its fall season — a run of 10 consecutive …

TV

10 Ancient Archaeological Sites for Your World Travel Bucket List

Shares 7K<p>Typically, when ancient archaeological sites get some form of development, it’s a benefit.<p>With development comes better controlled access …

New Year Resolutions Apps | Best Apps - Consumer Reports News

While more than four in 10 Americans will make a New Year’s resolution, nearly a third of those will fail to keep them—that is, if last year’s …

2014's Most Anticipated Movie Adaptations

With so many book-inspired films headed our way in 2014, we lit lovers can’t help but resolve to go to the movies. Sure, the next chapters in “The …

21 Films to Look Forward to in 2014

World War II dramas, dystopian teen trilogies, time travel, Bible stories, and more<p>The coming year in cinema is shaping up to be strikingly symmetrical: As one major dystopian YA franchise arrives, another winds down. As one World War II drama kicks off the year, another caps it off. The first …

Tormented over their looks? Bullied teens seek free plastic surgery from a NYC nonprofit

A nonprofit in New York has an admirable mission: to provide free plastic surgery for low-income children who have facial deformities. Some of the kids who apply to the Little Baby Face Foundation do so because they are being teased over their looks. But is plastic surgery a smart way to help …

10 striking images of graffiti in Kandahar

On cement blockades throughout Kandahar, members of the military defy orders to make art<p>When America’s coalition invaded Afghanistan in 2001, they stormed Taliban strongholds such as Kandahar, obliterating the presence of local warlords and scattering anti-American sentiment across the region. …

Mysterious Murder Of Ex-Rwandan Spy Chief Alights Allegations

Rwanda's President Paul Kagame attends the signing ceremony of the Peace, Security and Cooperation Framework for the Democratic Republic of Congo and the Great Lakes, at the African Union headquarters in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa Feburary 24, 2013. A U.N .-mediated peace deal aimed at ending …

Syrian civil war bleeds into Beirut, as terror groups clash

Syria's bloody civil war has spread to the streets of Beirut, where it threatens to destroy the hard-fought progress Lebanon's capital has made in coming back from its own civil war that lasted from 1975-1990.<p>The country that has risen like a phoenix from the ashes of a war that killed more than …

Turkish journalists rally over colleagues kidnapped in Syria

Hundreds of journalists in Turkey have been protesting in Istanbul to call for the release of a newspaper reporter kidnapped in Syria.<p>Bunyamin Aygun, who works for Miliyet, went missing after interviewing an opposition military leader in late November last year.<p>He is one of around 30 journalists …

Illegal weapons found in Palestinian embassy in Prague, police say

A total of 12 illegal weapons have been found at the Palestinian embassy complex in Prague where a possible booby-trapped safe killed the ambassador, according to Czech police.<p>The deputy Palestinian foreign minister denied the weapons were illegal and police spokeswoman Andrea Zoulova declined to …

Raw: 2 Critically Injured in N.Y. High-rise Fire

Bomb scare triggers emergency landing at Kansas City airport

A passenger plane made an emergency landing Sunday afternoon after a suspicious-looking device was discovered on board, authorities said.<p>American Airlines Flight 24, which had taken off from San Francisco International Airport and was headed to John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, …

The Story About Kim Jong-un Having His Uncle Eaten By 120 Wild Dogs May Have Started With A Satirical Tweet

Do you remember when People's Daily, a Chinese Communist Party newspaper, mistakenly believed that a satirical Onion article naming Kim Jong Un the Sexiest Man Alive in 2012 was real and published a 55 page slideshow about it? How we laughed.<p>Now the shoe may be on the other foot.<p>Last week, multiple …

Father Forgives Colorado School Shooter Who Killed Daughter

The father of a 17-year-old girl slain in a school shooting in Colorado in December said at a memorial service Wednesday that he forgives his …

Blast in Beirut Kills at Least Five

An explosion in a southern Beirut suburb that is considered a Hizballah stronghold killed at least five people on Thursday, extending a wave of …

Kanye West’s Best Quotes From 2013 Prove He Is a God (Kind Of)

Kanye West had a lot to say over the last year. From his favorite topic – himself – to his memorable rants on music and creativity, here’s a look at …

Feds Nab Alleged Fraudster After He Faked His Own Death

After a year-and-a-half on the run and an attempt to fake his own death, a Georgia banker who allegedly embezzled millions and defrauded investors …

How Adorable Is It That Miley Cyrus Thinks She’s the Next Beyoncé? (Updated)

<b>Update 4:30 p.m., Jan. 2</b><p><i>After posting of this original article, Miley Cyrus wrote on Twitter that remarks attributed to her about Beyoncé were “made</i> …

Police Suspect California Priest Was Murdered

Police are investigating the death of a California priest found in his rectory Wednesday morning as a murder.<p>Worshippers became concerned when Rev. …

Found: The Real Town of ‘Bedrock’

Nobody pretends we know everything about the people of the Stone Age, but a few things are settled. They definitely didn’t drive cars powered by …

Chinese Helicopter Rescued All 52 Passengers From Stranded Ship In Antarctica

Stuck since Christmas Eve, researchers and crew members of the icebound Russian research ship seemed to be in high spirits throughout their ordeal. …

Chinese Doctor Admits To Stealing Babies In Child Trafficking Case

A Chinese doctor, Zhang Shuxia, admitted to stealing babies from families she was close to and then selling them into human trafficking, state media …

Here Are the Movies Netflix Just Added — And Why Its Catalog Is Always Changing

Last week, the Netflix content news seemed all bad: a long list of titles would be removed from availability at the end of the year, so potential …

Record Highs on Wall Street in Pot Sector

Stocks in marijuana-related companies surged Thursday on the first day of trading since Colorado became the first state to allow the sale of the drug …