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8 oddest vending machines from around the world

Legend has it the first machine dispensed holy water in exchange for a coin in ancient Egypt. Tobacco vending machines have been around since the 1600s. Then came soft drinks, chocolate bars, bubble gum and condoms.

Queen of England visits 'Game of Thrones' set

Look out Lannisters ... Windsor is coming.

How to bring the spirit of the World Cup into your kitchen

After a riveting win in Round One versus Ghana, fans of Team USA are gearing up for Sunday's World Cup matchup with Portugal. We have got some ideas on how you can capture the flavor of Brazil on game day.

U.S. State Department finds 4 worst countries for human trafficking

After several years of what it calls broken promises, the U.S. government has singled out Thailand, Malaysia, The Gambia and Venezuela for taking insufficient action against human trafficking.

89-year-old Philadelphia man faces extradition for Nazi war crimes at Auschwitz

(CNN) -- For decades, prosecutors say, Johann (John) Breyer had successfully eluded a dark past.

How to protect yourself from the new mosquito borne virus

Public health authorities are warning Americans to be aware of a dangerous mosquito borne illness that is hitting the Caribbean islands and other locations overseas.

World's 10 most expensive cities to visit

If there's any truth in the old saw that London's streets are paved with gold, it's probably because they've been gilded by cash stripped from the pockets of tourists.

Why World Cup referees are using vanishing spray

Now you see it, now you don't. That's the logic behind the vanishing spray being used at this year's World Cup in Brazil.

Oil prices spike as Iraq violence flares

Oil prices spiked Thursday to levels not seen in nine months as escalating violence in Iraq sparked worries about crude exports.

World's oldest man dies at age 111 in NY

A 111-year-old New Yorker who had been certified as the oldest man in the world has died. Alexander Imich died Sunday morning at a senior residence in Manhattan, his niece, Karen Bogen, confirmed to CNN.