Wendy Escalante

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Still-Secret Spain: 9 Fairy-Tale Towns Off the Tourist Track

For unspoiled nature, centuries-old architecture, and guaranteed tranquility, hole up in one of these postcard-perfect villages.<p>If you’ve been to …

Barcelona

30 Movies from the Past 10 Years Everyone Should Watch at Least Once

Movie night, here we come.<p>If you’re looking for great movies, look no further. I’ve compiled a list of fantastic films from the past ten …

Country Lifestyle

The 17 Best Movies No One Saw In 2017

The greatest movies you've barely heard of<p>2017 has been a corker for cinema, with the likes of <i>Dunkirk</i>, <i>Blade Runner 2049</i>, <i>Wonder Woman</i>, <i>Thor: Ragnarok</i> and <i>Star Wars: The Last Jedi</i> knocking it out of the park. But there were also plenty of absolute gems that fell under the radar.<p>Here's our pick of …

Construction

The Best Movies of 2017

In 2017, the most important event in the world of movies was the revelation, in the <i>Times</i> and <i>The New Yorker</i>, of sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein, and the resulting liberation of the long-stifled voices of the women and men who had been abused by him or other powerful men in the movie business, and, …

Spain's Slice of Africa: The Vacation Spot Even Spaniards Don't Know About

“Where’s that?” asks my friend when I tell him about my upcoming trip. “Why are you going there?” inquires the ticket vendor at the ferry station, …

The 20 Best Plot Twists of the 21st Century, Ranked

A great plot twist doesn't just shock, it can make a movie truly unforgettable. Here are the best surprises, twists and turns we've seen since …

Horror

11 secret Italian villages to visit before the crowds do

Rome? Been there. Venice? Done that. Florence? Bought the statue-of-David postcard. While this triumvirate of tourist destinations is a must-do for any first-time visitor to Italy, many of the country’s greatest charms can only be experienced in small Italian villages — places where you can slip …

Italy

The best flight search websites – tried and tested

The internet’s supposed to make things easier when comparing flights. Rather than juggle dozens of airline websites, meta-search engines do the job for you, rifling through countless prices to find the best offers. The only snag is there are dozens of such sites, too, so which should you use?<p>To …

Google Flights

Beijing strikes back at White House, draws red lines on foreign policy

BEIJING — A day after White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer vowed that the United States would stand up to China’s military expansion in the South China Sea, officials here are firing back.<p>“There might be a difference" of opinion regarding who has sovereignty over the islands in the South China …

China

Trump to advance Keystone, Dakota Access pipelines: administration official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed orders on Tuesday smoothing the path for the controversial Keystone XL and Dakota Access oil pipelines in a move to expand energy infrastructure and roll back key Obama administration environmental actions.<p>Oil producers in Canada and North …

Donald Trump

20 Books to Read Before They Become Movies

Be prepared. And smug.<p>If you're anything like us, you probably like to read the book before seeing the movie. This year, as usual, Hollywood is adapting a slew of books — fiction and nonfiction — into films, some of which you may already be familiar with. If you want to prepare yourself for the …

Books

10 Best Horror Movies of 2016 You Probably Missed

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Horror Movies

15 Extremely Underrated Films That Every Movie Buff Needs to See

The brilliant films of the last three decades that have fallen through the cracks of time.<p>There are so many films coming out at any given period that's it's impossible to keep track of them all. That's why we're always on the lookout for those diamonds in the rough, those films that speak to us and …

Entertainment

“Viktoria”: A Great Film About Women, by a Woman

The woman card, as everyone but an iron-coiffed Presidential candidate knows, subjects its bearer's body to the will and dogma of predominantly male politicians—and it's valid the world over. But the terms and conditions vary, country by country, just as the user experience varies person by person. …

Filmmaking

The Powerpuff Girls Are Back—and Just as Feminist as Ever

Blossom, Bubbles and Buttercup have dedicated their lives to fighting crime—and the forces of the patriarchy. Now they’re back to guide a new …

Feminism

Kenny’s Window: Maurice Sendak’s Forgotten Philosophical Children’s Book About Love, Loneliness, and Knowing What You Really Want

“A wish is halfway to wherever you want to go.”<p><i>“I don’t write for children,”</i> <b>Maurice Sendak</b> (June 10, 1928–May 8, 2012) told Stephen Colbert in his last on-camera appearance. <i>“I write — and somebody says, ‘That’s for children!’”</i> Having fallen in love with his work as an adult myself — none of it made …

Books

Curdos iraquíes dicen que Estado Islámico usó armas químicas

BAGDAD (AP) — El gobierno curdo en Irak dijo el sábado que tiene pruebas estudiadas por un laboratorio independiente que confirman que el grupo …

Ebola could strike 20,000 in six weeks, 'rumble on for years': study

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Ebola outbreak in West Africa could infect 20,000 people as soon as early November unless rigorous infection control measures are implemented, and might “rumble on” for years in a holding pattern, researchers said on Tuesday.<p>In an article in the New England Journal of …

US military launches air strikes against Isil in Syria

Pentagon confirms that US and 'partner nation forces' have commenced bombing raids against Islamic State extremists in Syria<p>The US and its allies launched a fresh offensive against the fighters of the Islamic State (Isil) last night striking targets in Syria for the first time using cruise …

Muere cuarto doctor por ébola en Sierra Leona

FREETOWN, Sierra Leona (AP) — Un cuarto médico murió en Sierra Leona a causa del ébola luego de que un intento de evacuarlo para que recibiera …

Cameron preside una reunión de emergencia tras el asesinato de un rehén | Noticias - Página Principal | Reuters

Por Andrew Osborn y Guy Faulconbridge<p>El primer ministro de Reino Unido, David Cameron, presidía el domingo una reunión del comité de respuesta de emergencia del Gobierno, bajo una creciente presión para autorizar ataques aéreos tras la divulgación de un video de Estado Islámico que mostró la …

Sierra Leona convierte en delito el ocultamiento de víctimas ébola, británico se contagia | Noticias - Página Principal | Reuters

Por Umaru Fofana y Joe Bavier<p>FREETOWN/ABIYAN (Reuters) - El Parlamento de Sierra Leona convirtió el sábado el ocultamiento de víctimas de ébola en un delito punible con dos años de prisión, en un intento por frenar la propagación del mortal virus, al tiempo que autoridades de salud revelaron el …

British hostage David Haines beheaded by Islamic State terrorists

Prime Minister David Cameron describes murder of British aid worker David Haines by Isil as 'an act of pure evil', as Foreign Office works urgently to verify video released by extremists<p>Islamic State has released a video showing the beheading of British hostage David Haines.<p>It comes just hours …

Downing Street

OMS: Brote de ébola es emergencia sanitaria

LONDRES (AP) — La Organización Mundial de la Salud pidió el viernes a todas las naciones que donen dinero y recursos para frenar la propagación del …

Nigeria declara emergencia nacional por el ébola

ABUYA, Nigeria (AP) — El presidente de Nigeria declaró una emergencia nacional por el brote de ébola que azota a la nación más poblada de África, …

OMS: 887 los muertos por ébola en Africa

ABUYA, Nigeria (AP) — Las autoridades nigerianas anunciaron el lunes un segundo caso de ébola en la nación más populosa de Africa, mientras que la …

Experimental drug likely saved Ebola patients

On Thursday, Dr. Kent Brantly thought he was going to die.<p>It was the ninth day since the American missionary worker came down sick with Ebola in Liberia.<p>His condition worsening by the minute, Brantly called his wife to say goodbye.<p>Thankfully, the call was premature.<p>Brantly is back on his feet -- …

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Occidente intenta confinar la epidemia del ébola en África

Los países occidentales no quieren que la epidemia de ébola llegue a sus fronteras y quede así confinado en los países africanos, precisamente …

Official: Ebola virus 'extraordinarily unlikely' to spread in U.S.

As U.S. health providers prepared for the arrival of two Americans infected with the deadly Ebola virus, international health officials warned Friday that the outbreak in Africa was oustripping their ability to control it.<p>The medical evacuation from Liberia to Atlanta of two stricken American …

Disease