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Children are going back to school soon. Some of them don't take the bus. Instead, they are educated at home. A new idea? Think again.

Annual tomato battle paints streets of Spanish town red

Thousands of half-naked revellers pelted each other with tomatoes on Wednesday in the town of Bunol in eastern Spain, bathing the streets with red goo in the annual "Tomatina" battle.

Tanorexia: when getting a tan becomes an addiction

On a warm August evening in Madrid a steady stream of tanned customers parade out of a tanning salon -- even in sunny Spain, the need to catch some rays can turn into an addiction.

Smartphone growth creating etiquette challenges

It's OK to use your smartphone walking down the street or on public transportation. But not at a family dinner. And definitely not in church.

Cyclists rides down old Olympic bobsled track

A video of a cyclists riding along the Sarajevo Olympic bobsled track has surfaced. The cyclist captured the footage via a GoPro camera.

Op-Ed: 400m shipping container skyscraper homes for India’s poor?

The idea of skyscrapers of containers comes from an idea by a Spanish design firm called CRG to clear up Mumbai’s hideously overcrowded slums. The choice is the current obscene slums, or these things.

Woman lives on trains because she's sick of paying rent

When passengers exit the train, Leonie Müller stays on it because she lives there. The train is her home and she has no problems with this.

Spain's passion with bull runs claims 10 lives this year

A man has died after being struck by a bull, police said Sunday, bringing to ten the number of people killed in bull runs in Spain this year, one of the deadliest ever for the sport.

'Brothel' cabarets thrive in breakaway Cyprus statelet

A white stretch limousine pulls up outside a northern Nicosia hospital to drop off cabaret girls for their monthly HIV test, in a breakaway statelet where officially prostitution is illegal.

Paralyzed designer creates jeans for people in wheelchairs

Kentucky woman Heidi McKenzie — paralyzed from the chest down from a car accident — has designed a collection of fashionable and functional jeans for people who use wheelchairs.

Op-Ed: Admitting to a disability lead to a life-tranforming Ironman Special

Confession is good for the soul as some might say. And, for Ironman athlete and Mount Kilimanjaro climber, Bonner Paddock his confession to a disability lead to some major life-transformation changes.

U.S. regulators approve 'female Viagra'

US regulators Tuesday approved the first "female Viagra," a drug known as Addyi that works on the brain to boost younger women's libido if they have lost interest in sex.

Poll: Post-secondary students worry over money, cost of tuition

Post-secondary students are returning to the classrooms now, and in the coming weeks to study a variety of subjects, however recent polls suggest many are worried about making enough after school, no matter their course of study.

Actress Melissa McCarthy launches new clothing line, Seven7

Designers tend to categorize customers, which can have adverse effects on individuals who wear larger sizes. Melissa McCarthy may be comical to watch, but her fashion sense is serious, honest and precise.

School-age children ill-prepared for school

A new report, issued by Public Health England, suggests that to succeed in school, children need to be at a certain level cognitively, socially and emotionally.

Woman in San Diego must pay $15K fine over Airbnb rentals

A woman in San Diego has to pay a fine of $15,000 for operating AirBnb rentals. The original fine was more than $20,000, but it was reduced.

Boy scouts edge closer to cancer awareness feat

The band of super-fit scouts are edging closer to completing its 10-week cross-U.S. journey to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. We bring you an update.

Can an employer refuse a medical marijuana patient a job?

A job seeker who was denied employment because he is a medical marijuana card holder is set to take his case to a U.S. court. The company that denied the man a post, Darlington Fabrics, is set to vigorously defend itself.

Nigerian granted divorce over wife's 'late meals'

A Nigerian court granted a 57-year-old man a divorce after hearing that his wife often brought his meals to him too late in the evening, local media reported on Thursday.

Man caves and She Sheds: 2015’s hottest luxury design trends

We’ve all heard about man caves. For years men have claimed a portions of their homes — basements, garages, spare bedrooms — to do whatever men like to do.

Slow start for back-to-school shopping provides excellent deals

Back-to-school shopping is one of the major events that retailers rely on in order to meet their quarterly and annual revenue goals. In the past, people equated back-to-school sales with clothing and basic supplies such as notebooks and pencils.

Breakups more painful for women than men, but men never recover

Research led by an evolutionary psychologist claims that women feel the pain of a breakup, emotionally and physically, more then men. But men's wounds never fully heal.

Amnesty votes on whether to back decriminalising sex trade

Amnesty International was going through a fraught vote Tuesday on whether the human rights organisation should back decriminalising prostitution, following a heated debate on the divisive issue.

Police officer buys plane ticket for woman to reunite with family

A police officer in Victoria, Canada, purchased a plane ticket for a disoriented senior so she could reunite with her family.

Op-Ed: Your choice of photo says if you’re an introvert or extrovert

If you’re aware of the ongoing introvert/ extrovert war, now in its third or fourth generation, you’ll like this. The University of Virginia has come up with a simple test between two photos. One’s a beach and one’s a picture of the mountains.

Turkish couple spends wedding day feeding 4,000 Syrian refugees

Fethullah Üzümcüoğlu and Esra Polat got married last week, and they invited thousands of refugees to celebrate with them.

Scouts cycling 3,900 miles to battle cancer

Boy scouts in the U.S. are midway through a 10-week cross-country journey to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. The intrepid scouts complete the task on August 18 in Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.

World's first transgender modeling agency opening in LA

The world's first modeling agency representing transgender models is going to start operations in Los Angeles, California.

From building sites to pumpkin patches in Spain's crisis

Five years ago, during Spain's housing boom, Felix Jumbo worked as a builder. Now he digs pumpkins and cabbages in a district where construction cranes once swung.Like millions in Spain, the 51-year-old Ecuadorian lost his job.

Fashion designer makes entire collection using small 3D printers

3D-printed fashion is not quite ready to be done at home, but a fashion designer took a step in that direction by making the first fashion collection using 3D printers designed for home use.

Boating tragedy: North Vancouver dentist missing, daughter dead

There has been a boating tragedy in Howe Sound waters off of North Vancouver this weekend. A 60-year-old man is missing and his seven-year-old daughter was found dead in the water, apparently drowned.

French Riviera beach in lockdown as Saudi king comes to town

The Mirandole beach on the French Riviera, which is usually packed with holidaymakers and sunbathers, is eerily quiet as the stretch of sand has been locked down for the lavish visit of Saudi Arabia's King Salman that has riled some locals.

French Riviera braces for Saudi royals after beach lockdown

King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in France on Saturday for a Riviera holiday, with the closure of the beach in front of his villa incensing local residents.

Selfies and bison don't mix at Yellowstone

The popular trend for taking "selfies," where a scenic photo is ruined or enhanced by a blurred image of the photographer, is not encouraged when snapping bison at Yellowstone National Park in the U.S.

Woman tries to take selfie with bison, finds out it's a bad idea

A Mississippi woman who was visiting Yellowstone Park with her daughter on Tuesday found out something that several tourists have had to learn the hard way. Give large and imposing animals their space. Bison are no exception.

Britain's 'little monkey' Prince George turns two

Britain's Prince George celebrates his second birthday Wednesday, when the royals are planning a small family gathering for the future king with his baby sister Charlotte as he embarks on the so-called "terrible twos".

Photo of black officer helping white supremacist goes viral

A photo of a black police officer helping a frail old white supremacist in a Nazi t-shirt at a Ku Klux Klan rally in South Carolina has gone viral.

Five detained over China Uniqlo sex tape: report

Chinese police have detained five people including a young couple over a sex tape shot in a Beijing clothing store that went viral in China, media reports said Sunday.

Report: U.S. could lift ban on transgender soldiers in military

There could be as many as 15,000 transgender men and women in the U.S. military, although the exact number is understandably not known.

Miami police officer under investigation for porn star past

A Miami police officer is under investigation for her former work in the adult entertainment industry, a career which included starring in pornographic films with a convicted rapist.

Acapulco holds mass gay wedding on beach

Twenty gay and lesbian couples got married in a mass wedding on an Acapulco beach on Friday, one month after Mexico's top court all but legalized same-sex marriage nationwide.
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