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4 Things You Need to Know Before Renting a Condo in Europe

Many frequent travelers have become wise to the idea of renting a vacation condo instead of a standard hotel room. And for those who take advantage often, the benefits can be huge.<p>For starters, condos usually come with a full kitchen. For those trying to save some money by eating a few meals in, …

What ISIS Really Wants

The Islamic State is no mere collection of psychopaths. It is a religious group with carefully considered beliefs, among them that it is a key agent of the coming apocalypse. Here’s what that means for its strategy—and for how to stop it.<p>What is the Islamic State?<p>Where did it come from, and what …

Undercover Video Reveals Harsh Conditions Inside Apple Supplier Factory

An Apple supplier is violating the company's standards for worker treatment in its Chinese factories, according to a new video report from the BBC.<p>The video, captured by an undercover reporter who got a job at a factory run by Pegatron, a Chinese manufacturer making Apple products, renews some …

Top 12 must-try Bangkok dishes

For a relatively small country, Thailand's cuisine is astoundingly diverse, with dishes changing in form and flavour just about every time they cross a provincial border. Bangkok, by far Thailand’s largest city and a melting pot of people and food, is no exception to this diversity, and the city …

Fox exec Gavin Smith's killing ordered by one, carried out by others, cops say

Multiple people are believed to have been involved in the death of Gavin Smith, the 20th Century Fox executive who went missing for two years, according to law enforcement sources familiar with the investigation.<p>The manner in which Smith died hasn't been determined, but he was likely killed at the …

The Foolproof Way To A Good Day, According To Dita Von Teese

Dita Von Teese feels better than ever, whether she's dressed to the nines or lounging around sans makeup.<p>The 42-year-old chatted with HuffPost Live on Friday, and while she reveals that she dresses down on occasion, there's one makeup item that she always wears.<p>"On a normal day I wear red lipstick …

These Gorgeous Chicago Landmarks Are Open To The Public For The First Time In Decades

Consider it the Super Bowl for architecture buffs.<p>Open House Chicago returns this weekend to give visitors from around the globe the rare opportunity to step inside some of the city's most treasured landmarks typically closed from public view.<p>The now-annual event run by the Chicago Architecture …

Are Glass-Bottomed Attractions The New 'It' Thing?

If it seems like you're seeing glass-bottomed attractions all over the Internet, it's because, well, you are.<p>Photos of yet another glass-bottomed walkway in China took over (parts of) the Internet last week, leading us to the inevitable conclusion that glass-bottomed anything has been deemed <i>the</i> way …

Meet the Toddler Who Rules Seattle

Global Yodel recently caught up with Brandon Hill, whose adorable photos of his son Maddex doing "stunts" throughout Seattle are an Instagram sensation. Keep reading to learn more about Maddex, Seattle, and why the city reminds Brandon of Bill Murray.<p>"I will always cherish this city because it's …

WHO says Ebola is 'most severe acute health emergency in modern times'

The World Health Organisation issues stark warning as the Government is set to announce "important changes" in the NHS to tackle a possible outbreak<p>The Ebola outbreak is the "most severe acute health emergency in modern times", the World Health Organisation has warned.<p>The agency's director-general …

China sentences 12 to death in Xinjiang

China has sentenced 12 people to death for involvement in an attack that left 96 people dead in July, as part of a "strike hard" campaign against violence in the mostly Muslim Xinjiang province.<p>State broadcaster, China Central Television said on Monday that 12 people had been condemned to death and …

No Ebola Checks at Brussels Airport After Flights From Liberia

BRUSSELS, Belgium — It’s the classic airport scene: a man hugs his wife and two daughters at arrivals. But in this case, the traveler had just stepped off a plane from the Ebola-stricken Liberian capital of Monrovia —meaning that some might shy away from such embraces. "I've been screened before …

Ebola the most severe health emergency in modern world: WHO

The World Health Organization called the Ebola outbreak "the most severe, acute health emergency seen in modern times" on Monday but also said that economic disruptions can be curbed if people are adequately informed to prevent irrational moves to dodge infection.<p>WHO Director-General Margaret Chan, …

Oscar Pistorius prosecutors decry house arrest idea, seek prison term

Prosecutors will seek the maximum sentence of 15 years in prison for South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius in the killing of his girlfriend, even as a government social worker Monday recommended three years of house arrest, allowing for the possibility of his resuming his athletic career.<p>A …

Oscar Pistorius awaits sentence for killing of Reeva Steenkamp

<b>(CNN) —</b> Oscar Pistorius was a "broken man" following the death of his girlfriend, a psychologist said Monday, as the defense used a sentencing hearing to persuade the judge of his fragile emotional state.<p>Lore Hartzenberg said the Olympian described his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp, as the right …

Ebola outbreak: Get up to speed - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- The news that a U.S. nurse tested positive for Ebola has heightened concerns about the virus. Health officials are moving quickly to increase monitoring of hospital workers treating Ebola and ensure the deadly virus does not spread.<p>The World Health Organization described it as …

Chinese court sentences cult members to death over McDonald's killing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Two members of a banned Chinese doomsday cult were sentenced to death Saturday for the brutal murder of a woman in a McDonald's restaurant in May, Chinese state media reported.<p>Zhang Fan and Zhang Lidong were among five members of the Church of Almighty God, or "Quannengshen," tried on …

Medical examiner: Officer shot teen 7-8 times

<b>(CNN)</b> -- Vonderrit Deondre Myers, a teenager who died in a police shooting, was struck by seven or eight bullets, St. Louis city Medical Examiner Dr. Michael Graham said Thursday night.<p>"All but one gunshot wound were to the lower extremities," Graham said. "The one fatal wound was to the …

Closet Confessional: Embracing the Creative Chaos of the Disorganized Wardrobe

"Pick up your clothes" was the slogan of my youth, written on Post-its my mother slapped on my mirror, or screamed down to me from upstairs as soon as I walked into our house. Throwing my clothes on the floor was a bad thing I did while I got dressed. I'd put something on, look at myself in the …

U.S. Hikes Fee To Renounce Citizenship By 422%

Over the last two years, the U.S. has had a spike in expatriations. It isn’t exactly Ellis Island in reverse, but it’s more than a dribble. With global tax reporting and FATCA, the list of the individuals who renounced is up. For 2013, there was a 221% increase, with record numbers of Americans …

31 can't-miss U.S. beaches | CNN Travel

5 of the World's Best Road Trips

By: Lauren Everitt<p>Between sibling battles in the back seat, Dad refusing to turn on the A/C, and trying to spot all 50 state license plates (damn you Hawaii and Alaska), road trips as a kid kinda sucked. But then you learned to drive, and realized that replacing your younger sisters with a couple …

Brela Is The Secret European Beach Retreat You've Been Dreaming About

Warning: This beach will make you want to hop on a plane to Croatia ASAP.<p>The search for the perfect beach is never-ending, from a white sand paradise in Australia to an epic strip of sand in Greece, yet somehow each find is better than the last.<p>Brela is another one of those insanely gorgeous, …

Two players die at world chess event in Norway

The most prestigious international tournament in chess, at which the world's top players compete alongside amateurs to win honours for their country, has ended on a sombre note after two players died suddenly within hours of each other, one while he was in the middle of a match.<p>Hundreds of …

Southwest braces as Lake Mead water levels drop

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby Las …

NASCAR's Stewart hits, kills driver on NY track