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In Colombian mountains, natives see in winter, honouring the dead

Silvia - As millions elsewhere celebrate Halloween in fancy costume dress, for the Misak people of southeastern Colombia the coming of November is a solemn occasion to honour the dead.

Op-Ed: Manitoba Progressive Conservative leader hates Halloween

Winnipeg - No doubt there are many industrious researchers from various parties searching through the past speeches of their opponents to unearth treasures with which they can embarrass them.

Trump, bacon and creativity at NYC Halloween parade

New York - New York City's giant Halloween Parade brought thousands to the streets to celebrate the ghoulish and spooky -- from Donald Trump to witches; from bacon to a pervert in training.

Salem witch takes warlock to court days before Halloween

Salem - While you might think this is a Halloween prank, it's actually a true story. A witch in Salem took a notorious warlock to court and won, a couple days before Halloween.

Spooky! The science behind Halloween

London Colney - It's Halloween time and for many people that is time to have fun. Just like other holidays there are some scientific aspects to the scary day. Digital Journal takes a look at the science behind Halloween.

Japan's ghosts and ghouls on the prowl for Halloween

Toukyo - Tokyo was bracing for a night of macabre revelry on Saturday as party-goers flocked to buy wacky costumes for the evening's Halloween celebrations.

Obamas welcome trick-or-treaters at annual Halloween event

Washington - The White House welcomed flocks of costumed children to its annual Halloween event where President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, gave out candy and fruit bars.

Making trick-or-treating safer for kids

Toronto - October 31 is edging closer and this Saturday many children will be dressing up and knocking on neighborhood doors. To make sure everyone is safe, the Canadian Centre for Child Protection has offered some tips.

Safety tips for your children on Halloween

Halloween falls on Saturday night this year, and that leaves us with an entire weekend to celebrate ghosts and goblins. One thing that does not change each year is the need to give some thought to your child's safety at Halloween.

A chance to sleep in the eerie Paris Catacombs on Halloween

Paris - Tired of the same old, same old each year? Airbnb is offering the chance to sleep in the Paris Catacombs on Halloween night as the ultimate scary experience.

Man gets hit with $539 Uber charge after 18-mile Halloween ride

A man in Denver got hit with a surprise from Uber. That surprise was being charged more than $500 for an 18-mile trip on Halloween.

UPDATE: 'Ouija' edges out 'Nightcrawler' on weak Halloween

UPDATE: "Ouija" was able to edge out "Nightcrawler" to take the Halloween weekend box office crown. However, it was nothing to write home about as the numbers were the lowest winning total of the year.

Op-Ed: Photo essay of Halloween traditions

Urbana - Americans everywhere this week celebrate All Saints Day in the form of Halloween, complete with costumes and distribution of sugar-infused candy in mass quantities.

Three O.C. trick-or-treaters struck, killed on Halloween

Santa Ana - A massive manhunt is underway in Southern California to find the driver of an SUV that struck and killed three costumed teens out trick-or-treating Friday night in Santa Ana.

Halloween sale at the Steam Store

In the spirit of Halloween, the Steam Store is having a special sale with most horror games being sold at a massive discount prices.

Review: The complete ‘Halloween’ is this year’s definitive treat Special

‘Halloween: The Complete Collection’ is a historical release, assembling all 10 feature films in the series together for the first time.

Rainbow beneath your feet: Wild mushrooms a heritage of colour Special

Sandy - England and Wales is currently a haven for wild mushrooms at present and if you know where to look, you can find several fungi gems hidden away in forests, glades and natural reserves.

Op-Ed: Top 5 movies for your Halloween weekend

Halloween is upon us, and many of us find ourselves in search of the perfect horrifying holiday movie to help get us into the spirit of All Hallows Eve.

French village bans clowns for Halloween after terror wave

Marseille - A French village has banned teenagers from dressing up as clowns for Halloween after people kitted out as the colourful pranksters have sown terror and violence in several parts of the country.

Scary clown phenomenon hits Gijón in northern Spain

The scary clown phenomenon, doing the rounds in France, has now hit the streets of northern Spain. Whether it’s the copycat effect, upcoming Halloween, or maybe even the terrifying clown on “American Horror Story Freakshow,” the trend has spread.

A low-key Western Canadian Halloween Special

Edmonton - While some houses get totally in the spirit of Halloween, many of the houses in my neighbourhood keep things rather low key.

Review: Laughing. Crying. Bleeding. — Maybe. Special

Are you a vampire? Or an outsider, at least? Do you like laughing? What about love? Watch the work of filmmaker Taika Waititi.

Op-Ed: Surrealist artist favors Day of The Dead over Halloween as sacred Special

San Francisco - While dozens of parties are being planned and the usual traversing of 'trick-or-treaters' are gearing up, there is one group in San Francisco that likes to honor the autumn festivity's original purpose, "a day to honor the dead."

Mayor de Blasio and wife open Gracie Mansion for Halloween party

New York City - Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, decided to join in the Halloween fun this year by inviting all, via twitter, to Gracie Mansion for Halloween delights on Oct 28.

McDonald's Japan introduces squid-ink burger

The world of strange food seemingly knows no bounds. Japan is a particular hotspot for weird concoctions, so the latest probably won't come as a surprise: a squid-ink burger.

German Halloween 'chainsaw massacre murderer' caused panic

Seems some people take it a little too far with their Halloween costumes, as this guy dressed as the chainsaw massacre murderer, complete with his own, real chainsaw. You'd think people would learn to expect stuff like this, but no, the crowd went wild.

Cocaine-filled pumpkins seized at Montreal airport on Halloween

Montreal - Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) agents got a Halloween treat yesterday when they found cocaine stuffed in three pumpkins being brought into Canada. An unnamed woman is now in custody.

Op-Ed: Halloween: The real end of summer

Our kitchen calendar says summer ends Sept. 21. But all of us kids know Halloween, celebrated tonight, is the real end of summer.

Review: For Halloween, treat yourself to hidden gem 'Behind the Mask' Special

The unfortunate reality of being a horror movie fan is that one has to wade through a lot of lousy films to get to the real gems.

Op-Ed: ‘Halloween’ — Rise of the Slasher Film

When is indiscriminate murder deemed entertainment? When it appears in a horror film, like the "Halloween" franchise that was launched in 1978.
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Halloween in Edmonton.
Lamb Casserole at The Witches’ Cauldron and the Milkman on the Golan Heights.
Lamb Casserole at The Witches’ Cauldron and the Milkman on the Golan Heights.
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Pumpkins.
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Pumpkins growing in a neighbors garden.
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Flight school anyone? A graveyard school.
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Halloween wake up prank
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Michael Myers impersonates one of his victims in John Carpenter's 'Halloween'
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Jenny poses with Chinese high school students for Halloween
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A ghost for every grave.
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Haunted house in Bedwell
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Jamie Lee Curtis returns to face Michael Myers in 'Halloween: H20'
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Goblin
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Toothy Skull
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Thorny Dragon, or Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus). Regardless of its name, it is a scary-looking creature.
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A real-life Salem witch took a warlock to court over harassment.
A real-life Salem witch took a warlock to court over harassment.
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Halloween in Edmonton.
Halloween in Edmonton.