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London's Notting Hill Carnival kicked off with a riot of color despite grey skies on Sunday, in a celebration of Caribbean culture reputed as Europe's biggest street party. Performers on stilts and wearing bright pink wigs, and dancers in...
For the childless traveller, the empty nester, or the lucky families with built-in babysitter grandparents, take advantage of the off-peak travel season to book a trip to Banff, Cancun or Cuba. Because according to experts at Cheapflights, the...
Johnny Depp tops the cast of stars headed to Venice this week for what is shaping up as something of a watershed edition of the world's oldest film festival.   Amid the usual mix of big-budget Hollywood productions and more cerebral...
When it comes to coping with climate change in the Arctic region, which is warming at three times the global average, some animals are more equal than others.   Migrating Barnacle geese that fly north to lay eggs amid the Norwegian Arctic's...
Global stock markets plunged further on Tuesday as more gloomy evidence emerged of China's economic slowdown, leading to heavy sell-offs in Asia and Europe. Downbeat data showed factory activity in China hit a three-year low, fuelling concern...
Militants from Somalia's Al-Qaeda-affiliated Shebab group rammed a suicide car bomb into an African Union army base early Tuesday and stormed inside, an official and witness said.   There were no immediate reports on casualties, and the...
Islamic State militants have destroyed two of the most important temples in the UNESCO-listed Syrian city of Palmyra, as they press their campaign to wipe out some of the Middle East's most important heritage sites. The United Nations released...
A German state minister sparked a social media storm Tuesday after calling a beloved German pop singer a "wonderful Negro" during a TV debate on Europe's migrant crisis. The Twitter hashtag #Neger (Negro) topped trending topics in...
The United States remains Iran's "number one enemy" despite a recent nuclear deal with world powers, the chief of Tehran's top clerical body said Tuesday, Iranian media reported. The Assembly of Experts is among Iran's most...
Unemployment in the eurozone fell to 10.9 percent in July, the first time it has dipped below 11 percent since February 2012, raising hopes that economic recovery is taking hold, official data showed on Tuesday. Joblessness in the 19-nation currency...