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From festivals in Florida to touring Dracula’s digs in Romania, we round up the best destinations to visit this October. As summer abandons Europe again this October, eke out the last of the rays and raves in Ibiza, where nightclubs will be going out with a bang for the winter break. When the party finally stops head to the island’s north.

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Professor and Nobel Prize Winner, Daniel Shechtman, Announces Run for President of Israel

Israeli professor and scientist Daniel Shechtman, who teaches at the Israel Institute of Technology, won Nobel Prize in chemistry in 2011. Professor and scientist Daniel...

Is Egypt’s Vote a Final Blow to the Muslim Brotherhood?

Have Egyptians dealt a final blow to political dominance by the Muslim Brotherhood? That's what many are hoping for in a national vote this...

Scientists Are Confused After Rock Appears In Front of Opportunity Rover

  A mysterious Martian rock that appeared in front of the Opportunity rover within days has left scientists scratching their heads. The rover, which landed on...

Exorcism Rituals Rising as a Way to Fight Mexican Cartels

It was the most awful confession Father Ernesto Caro ever heard in 22 long years of serving the church. The sinner was a killer for...
The screens also carry slogans saying "protecting atmospheric environment is everyone's responsibility" Photo: GETTY IMAGES

Smog is So Bad in China that the Government has Resorted to Displaying the...

Facing the worst air pollution levels in months, residents of Beijing have turned to massive digital screens to see the sun setting through the...
Anti-government protesters wave Svoboda flags at Maidan Square in Kiev, Dec. 11, 2013 Photo: SAM SOKOL

Beating of Jewish School Teacher in Ukraine Prompts Increase in Security for Jewish Communities

Attacked believed to be sparked by anti-Semitism is a “vicious act that must not go unpunished,” World Jewish Congress head says. The CEO of the...

Pope Benedict XVI Defrocked 400 Priests for Sexual Abuse of Children

In his last two years as pope, Benedict XVI defrocked nearly 400 priests for raping and molesting children, more than twice as many as...

Lightning Strikes Iconic “Christ the Redeemer” Statue in Rio de Janeiro

The iconic statue of Christ overlooking Rio de Janeiro has been damaged during a storm. Officials said Friday that the right thumb was chipped, apparently...

41,000 Canadians Are Reportedly Fleeing the Country Over Healthcare

Every year thousands of Canadian have no choice but to seek medical care outside of the country’s single-payer health care system, according a report...

The BBC Thinks the Sun Has Gone to Sleep

Scientists are saying that the Sun is in a phase of "solar lull" - meaning that it has fallen asleep - and it is...

Man Sentenced to Jail for Poking Fun at Greek Orthodox Monk on Facebook

A man who created a Facebook page poking fun at a revered Greek Orthodox monk has been sentenced to 10 months in prison in...
Benjamin Netanyahu (Photo by: Emil Salman/Pool/Haaretz)

Netanyahu: If Iran is Willing to Recognize Israel, I’ll Consider Meeting with President Rouhani

Talking to Canadian TV, PM says Middle East is changing, many Arab states understand they are in league with Israel against Iran, Islamic radicalism. Prime...
An F-18 Super Hornet flies ahead of the USS John C. Stennis while in the Pacific, 2013. (Image: U.S. Navy)

U.S. Navy Admiral says America is Losing its Dominance to China

The Obama administration’s ballyhooed military “pivot” to Asia is running into some frank talk from the top U.S. commander in the Pacific. Three years after...
Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad walk with their weapons in the Aleppo town of Naqaren, after claiming to have regained control of the town, January 13, 2014. (Credit: REUTERS/George Ourfalian)

Russia Increases Delivery of Supplies to Assad’s Forces in Syria

In recent weeks Russia has stepped up supplies of military gear to Syria, including armored vehicles, drones and guided bombs, boosting President Bashar al-Assad...

Gift-Filled Shoeboxes Headed to Syrian Refugee Camps

A chilly breeze stirred outside Charlotte Douglas International Airport Friday  morning as Samaritan’s Purse President Franklin Graham watched pallets loaded with gifts being loaded...

Russian President Putin Tells Homosexuals Who Attend the Olympics to Not Spread Homosexual ‘Propaganda’...

Russian President Vladimir Putin sought Friday to reassure gay visitors to the Sochi Games that they are welcome in Russia, but added that they...
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United Nations Committee Grills Vatican Officials on Child Abuse

The Vatican came under blistering criticism from a UN committee Thursday for its handling of the global priest sex abuse scandal, facing its most intense public...
Defense Minister Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, left, visits a polling site in the Heliopolis neighborhood of Cairo, Egypt, on the first day of voting in the constitutional referendum. (Credit: Egyptian Defense Ministry via Facebook, Associated Press )

Egypt’s Approval of New Constitution Gives Boost to Possible Presidential Bid by Army Chief

Egypt's new constitution was overwhelmingly approved in a referendum, state media reported on Thursday, an expected victory that nudges army chief General Abdel Fattah...

China Holding Record U.S. Debt

China boosted its holdings of US Treasury debt by $12.2 billion in November, enough to pass record levels set back in 2011. As noted by...

President Hollande’s Alleged Mistress Sues Magazine that Reported Alleged Adultery

The actress linked to French President Francois Hollande, Julie Gayet, is suing the magazine that published photos of their alleged affair. Ms Gayet initiated proceedings...