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world Best cities, best bathrooms, best islands and more on these best lists

Lonely Planet's expert travelers chose Washington, D.C., as the top travel city for 2015 and Conde Nast Traveler readers still adore Charleston, S.C., which was voted top U.S. city this year for the fourth year in a row.

19 minutes ago // ABC

world Terrorist Ideology Blamed in Canada Car Attack

Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack on 2 soldiers, 1 dead

20 minutes ago // Reuters

world Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq's Anbar province a key battleground again

BAGHDAD Reuters - In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syrias border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target - Iraqs western Anbar province and its road to Baghdad.

21 minutes ago // Fox News

world Moroccan court doubles activist's prison sentence to 2 years after she appeals verdict

A lawyer says a Moroccan court has doubled the prison sentence of an activist who was convicted of falsely claiming she was tortured.

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Yosemite wants to increase entrance and campground fees

Yosemite National Park is floating the idea of raising its entrance fee from $20 a car to $30, and charging $1 to $4 more for family campground sites, a park statement released Monday says.

22 minutes ago // Reuters

world Total CEO de Margerie killed in Moscow as jet hits snow plow

MOSCOW/PARIS Reuters - Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic and outspoken chief executive of the French oil company Total , was killed when his private jet hit a snow plow as it was taking off from Moscow's Vnukovo airport on Monday night.

22 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack

SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec Canadian officials say a man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car was "clearly linked to terrorist ideology."One of two soldiers hit by a car in a city near Montreal died and authorities are examining whether the driver's links to radical Islam had spurred the attack. Neighbors said he was a recent convert.Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney on Tuesday called the attack a "terri

22 minutes ago // UPI

world U.K. extradites terror suspect Haroon Aswat to U.S.

JC FinleyLONDON, Oct. 21 UPI -- British citizen Haroon Rashid Aswat, who is alleged to have conspired to establish a terrorist training camp in Oregon, was extradited to the U.S. on Tuesday.

23 minutes ago // BBC

world Inquiry head defends Brittan links

The head of an inquiry into historical sex abuse, Fiona Woolf, says she wants to "lay to rest" speculation over her links with Lord Brittan after disclosing she dined with the former home secretary.

23 minutes ago // ABC

world Egypt Sets Appeal Hearing for Al-Jazeera Staff

Egypt sets Jan. 1, 2015 appeal hearing for convicted reporters of Al-Jazeera English channel

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Football: The buzz is growing about Serra's Oluwole Betiku

Gardena Serra Coach Scott Altenberg keeps producing future college and NFL players, and his next top prospect appears to be defensive lineman Oluwole Betiku, a native of Nigeria who came to the United States with no football experience.

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Amazon and Simon & Schuster reportedly come to terms over e-books

Amazon and Simon & Schuster have come to terms in negotiations over book sales going forward, according to a report at Publishers Weekly. This arrangement is similar to the negotiations that publisher Hachette and Amazon have been battling over since May.

27 minutes ago // The Independent

world Chicago voter tells Obama 'Don't touch my girlfriend;' Obama stays super smooth

What do you say when you come face to face with the President of the United States?

27 minutes ago // CBS

world Keanu Reeves stars in "John Wick"

Action star Keanu Reeves returns to the bog screen Friday in the thriller "John Wick." Also, "The Theory of Everything," a biographical movie about physicist Stephen Hawking, premieres this week. Suzanne Marques reports on the day's top entertainment news.

29 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Ebola cases rise sharply in western Sierra Leone

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone After emerging months ago in eastern Sierra Leone, Ebola is now hitting the western edges of the country where the capital is located with dozens of people falling sick each day, the government said Tuesday. So many people are dying that removing bodies is reportedly a problem.Forty-nine confirmed cases of Ebola emerged in just one day, Monday, in two Ebola zones in and around the capital, the National Ebola Response Center, or NERC, said. Lawmaker Claude Ka

30 minutes ago // NPR

world Volunteer Recap: Why Wearing The Right Shoes In Rio Matters

When medical student Robert Snyder visited Rio de Janeiro last summer to do volunteer work, he learned the hard way that Birkenstock clogs are not a wise footwear choice.

31 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Oscar Pistorius prosecutors consider appeal over sentence video

Oscar Pistorius is escorted in a police van to a cell after being sentenced on Tuesday to five years in jail for killing Reeva Steenkamp. South African prosecutors say they hope to decide within 14 days whether to appeal against the length of the prison term. The athlete could eligible for house arrest after serving just a third of his time in prison Continue reading...

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Home of the Day: Prized Spanish style in Palos Verdes Estates

Perched on a hillside overlooking Bluff and Malaga coves, this Spanish-style villa on nearly three acres in Palos Verdes Estates frames ocean views as far as the eye can see. The architects, Wuesthoff & Pearson, were known for their Mid-century modern homes and movie theater designs found...

33 minutes ago // VOA

world Pope to Visit Turkey in late November

Pope Francis will travel to Turkey next month, the Vatican said on Tuesday, his first visit to the predominantly Muslim country which has become a refuge for Christians fleeing persecution by Islamic State militants in neighboring Syria and in Iraq. During his three-day visit, the pope will meet with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Francis will also meet Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the Istanbul-based spiritual leader of the Orthodox churches that

33 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree

HONG KONG Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week.

34 minutes ago // Fox News

world Suspects in murder of British tourists in Thailand retract confessions

Two Burmese men suspected of killing a pair of British tourists on the Thai resort island of Koh Tao have retracted their confessions and now say they did not see what happened, their lawyers said Tuesday.

34 minutes ago // BBC

world Freezer is not easier, say younger cooks

Young shoppers do not like eating food that is stored in the freezer, a survey has found. Why is it so unpopular, asks Luke Jones.

35 minutes ago // CBS

world How drowsy is too drowsy to drive?

For the first time, NTSB to hold forum to get to the root of a problem that causes at least 5,000 fatalities each year

36 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Honolulu Art Deco exhibit shows off six never-displayed island pieces

Think of Art Deco and you may conjure up the pink flamingos of Floridas South Beach, but the colorful, sometimes gaudy style also made its way to Hawaii as a new display in Honolulu shows.

36 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Oscar Pistorius Given Five Years in Prison

A South African judge sentenced star athlete Oscar Pistorius to five years behind bars for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day last year.

38 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world How did the 21-day watch list for Ebola symptoms come about?

Texas officials have announced that dozens of people completed their 21 days of Ebola monitoring, were clear of symptoms and could return to their normal routines.

40 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Jerusalem stone may answer Jewish revolt questions

JERUSALEM Israeli archaeologists said Tuesday they have discovered a large stone with Latin engravings that lends credence to the theory that the reason Jews revolted against Roman rule nearly 2,000 ago was because of their harsh treatment.Israel's Antiquities Authority said the stone bears the name of the Roman emperor Hadrian and the year of his visit to Jerusalem, a few years before the failed Bar Kochba revolt in the second century A.D. The inscription backs up historical accou

41 minutes ago // Reuters

world Investors skeptical of Rousseff's options for Brazil finance chief

BRASILIA Reuters - Whoever President Dilma Rousseff picks to head Brazil's finance ministry if she is re-elected on Sunday will likely get a cold welcome from investors, who are skeptical that the leftist leader will stop dictating policy herself.

44 minutes ago // Boston Herald

world Slovakia bans exports of drinking water

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia The Slovak Parliament has voted to approve a constitutional amendment that bans exports of water from Slovakia.Some opposition lawmakers joined the ruling leftist Smer-Social Democracy in a 102-5 vote on Tuesday to approve the move that bans exports of drinking and mineral water from Slovakia by means including pipelines and water tanks.The ban does not cover water for personal use or water in bottles.

46 minutes ago // UPI

world Criminal negligence caused Total chief's death, investigators say

Ed AdamczykMOSCOW, Oct. 21 UPI -- A Moscow airport accident that killed Total S.A. chief executive Christophe de Margerie was blamed on criminal negligence, Russian investigators said Tuesday.

50 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Mystery hero reunites with the man he rescued from burning home

The identity of the mystery man lauded as a hero for saving an elderly man from a burning home in Fresno over the weekend has been revealed.

51 minutes ago // Fox News

world Bulgarian court refuses to extradite Putin opponent to Moscow

A Bulgarian court has refused a request from Moscow to extradite an opponent of Russian President Vladimir Putin, arguing that he could suffer because of his political activities and views.

51 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Ouch! Warren Buffett Just Lost Another $1 Billion

Spare a thought for Warren Buffett, whose portfolio is not doing him any favors this week.

52 minutes ago // NPR

world More Insurers Put Spending Limits On Medical Treatments

To contain costs, some plans are capping how much they will pay for certain routine procedures, such as knee replacements. Patients can be on the hook for anything over the limit.

56 minutes ago // USA Today

world Rwanda to screen U.S. visitors for Ebola

The order follows an uproar at a New Jersey school over two Rwanda kids set to start classes this week.

57 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ebola health workers must be covered head to toe, say new US guidelines

Nurses groups and others had called for revised adviceStricter CDC guidance provides extra margin of safety Continue reading...