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Out of Sixth Grade, and Straight to the Factory She Died In

TANGERANG, Indonesia — At the age of 14, Surnah was done with school, and a month ago she took a full-time job packaging fireworks at a new factory near her home. On a good day, she could make about $3.80.<p>On Thursday, she died along with 47 other workers when a welder’s spark ignited a fire at the …

Ho Chi Minh City

18 Film Facts That Sound Like Lies But Are Totally True

You'll never believe this. (But you should.)<p><i>This post was translated from German.</i>

Hitler joined Nazis only after another far-right group shunned him

Professor suggests history could have taken different path if Hitler had not been rejected by German Socialist party<p>Adolf Hitler only joined the Nazis after being rejected by another political party, a leading historian has learned.<p>Thomas Weber, a professor of history at the University of Aberdeen, …

Oxford University Press

The World's Most Haunted Roads

There are roads, streets, avenues and highways around the world that take you on an unexpected journey. On these paths there have been reports of …

Google Maps

A cyclist flipped off Trump’s motorcade and entered the annals of presidential protests

The departure of President Trump’s motorcade from his Sterling, Va., golf club on Saturday afternoon was chronicled as dutifully and minutely as the retreat of some great army.<p>The president left Trump National Golf Club at 3:12 p.m. after spending the day there on the edge of the Potomac River.<p>A …

Donald Trump

Watch Trump Awkwardly Grab Republican Leader as He Stumbles Out of Press Conference

Here is the way to watch this video of Donald Trump grabbing Mitch McConnell's hand when the Senate majority leader stumbled walking up some steps as …

Donald Trump

Who is the Puerto Rico mayor standing up to Trump over hurricane relief?

Carmen Yulín Cruz Soto, the mayor Puerto Rico’s capital of San Juan, garnered international attention this weekend after she pleaded to President Trump and his administration to send more help to the US territory in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria. Trump rebuked her, saying …

The Galaxy Note 8 finally competes with the iPhone where it counts

Every product here is independently selected by Mashable journalists. If you buy something featured, we may earn an affiliate commission which helps …

Galaxy Note

John Oliver's legal hell is the stuff of Hulk Hogan-fueled nightmares

Here's the thing about the law—location matters.<p>John Oliver is being sued by Robert Murray, the head of a coal-based energy company and a recent …

Media Industry

One of R. Kelly’s alleged victims just broke her nondisclosure agreement to speak out

There’s a new development in the story of R. Kelly’s alleged abusive cult.<p>In July, BuzzFeed published an article alleging that Kelly is holding multiple young women — most of them 19 or in their early 20s — in various properties around the country and forbidding them to leave what their parents are …

Non Disclosure Agreement

Hip-Hop’s Middle Class Is Disappearing — And It’s Leaving Rap In A Rut

All genres go through ebbs and flows. Pop, rock, R&B, soul, funk, jazz, punk, metal, disco — they’ve all been through this, and so has everything in between. Right now, even though rap and hip-hop edged out rock to become the most popular genre in America, it’s been starting to feel like the it has …

These UFOs were spotted during the rare Total Solar Eclipse! [VIDEO]

Mysterious UFOs were spotted at different places during the Total Solar Eclipse.<p>The rare astronomical event -- Total Solar Eclipse -- took place on …

A Photo of Afghan Women in Miniskirts Helped Convince Donald Trump to Send More Troops to Afghanistan

In an address to the nation on Monday night, Donald Trump announced plans to commit more troops to Afghanistan and continue the 16-year war. This decision seemed in stark contrast to Trump's stance on the war in the years leading up to his ascent to the presidency. In 2012, he said the conflict was …

Donald Trump

Grads returning diplomas to protest Falwell's Trump support

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Some graduates of Liberty University say they're returning their diplomas to the evangelical school to denounce President Jerry Falwell Jr.'s latest show of support for Donald Trump.<p>Falwell dismissed the protest on Monday, telling The Associated Press that it's "all just …

Donald Trump

Legalise prostitution? We are being asked to accept industrialised sexual exploitation

Author of Pimp State, Kat Banyard explains how researching her book revealed why we need to end the sex trade - and how to do it<p>Right now, a global push is under way for governments to not only tolerate but actively enable the sex trade. The call is clear: decriminalise brothel keepers, pimps and …

Human Rights

A KKK chief just threatened to 'burn' all immigrants – freedom of speech has gone too far

“To me, you’re a N**ger. That’s it... and we’re gonna burn you out.” These were the words of Ku Klux Klan member Christopher Barker to Afro-Colombian …

Mum's fiancé asks her to give up her own son in order for them to marry - and she's seriously considering it

Relationship deal-breakers can be as relative as each couple is different.<p>Infidelity, money troubles, not wanting children - people have different …

Watch: These two wealthy students murdered another boy “for the thrill of it”

And Clarence Darrow saved them from hanging<p>The case involved a brutal killing with no apparent motive, by the sons of two of the wealthiest families …

Crime

Trump's decision to allow plastic bottle sales in national parks condemned

Reversal of ban shows ‘corporate agenda is king and people and environment are left behind’, say campaigners<p>The Trump administration’s decision to reverse a ban on the sale of plastic water bottles in some of America’s most famous national parks, including the Grand Canyon, shows “the corporate …

National Parks

Nasa plans to make oxygen from atmosphere on Mars

Nasa is planning to make oxygen from the atmosphere on Mars when its next robot arrives on the mysterious red planet in 2020.<p>Scientists will send …

Space Science

'He was treated like a criminal': Depressed dad turned away by NHS medics SEVEN times on day he killed himself

A deeply depressed ­pensioner killed himself after being turned away by NHS medics SEVEN TIMES that day.<p>Peter Franklin, who jumped to his death from …

Mental Health

Slavery Haunted Washington—His Heirs Didn’t Get the Message

As he neared death, George Washington was wracked with guilt over slavery, but his doubts fell on deaf ears, especially among his slave-owning …

Slavery

Trump's Long History of Racism

Of course his response to Charlottesville was late and insufficient – this is who he is<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Trump gave a press conference Tuesday during which he …

The greatest concentration of volcanoes has been found in Antarctica—and that’s terrifying news

Everything about Antarctica is hyperbolic. It is the coldest, highest, driest, and windiest continent. Now, it can add another extreme feather to its cap: Scientists have found the continent to be host to the greatest concentration of volcanoes on Earth.<p>Scientists at the University of Edinburgh …

Antarctica

Trump's Approval Rating Just Hit a New Low. See How He Stacks Up Against Past Presidents

President Trump’s approval rating sank to 34% over the weekend, the lowest it’s been since he took office.<p>The rating, based on Gallup polling data …

Donald Trump

Trump's erratic early morning Twitter retweets include one calling him fascist

Donald Trump continued his morning routine of posting eccentric messages on Twitter by sharing a tweet by a man calling the president a fascist, another sent by a conspiracy theorist, and an image of a train labelled “Trump” hitting a person with the CNN logo on their face.<p>In America, bias, hate …

Donald Trump

The Polish Doctors Who Used Science to Outwit the Nazis

The young man wanted to cut off his arm. Maybe it would kill him. Or perhaps it would save his life—and his family.<p>It was 1941. The man was 35 years …

Genghis Khan

Charlottesville driver previously accused of beating mother

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The driver charged with killing a woman at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville was previously accused of beating his mother and threatening her with a knife, according to police records released Monday.<p>Samantha Bloom, who is disabled and uses a wheelchair, …

Rights & Freedoms

NASA Destroyed Hundreds of Mystery Tapes Found in a Dead Man’s Basement

More than 300 data reels, some from Apollo-Era missions, were discovered in a deceased Pennsylvania man’s basement, FOIA documents reveal.<p>Just weeks before Christmas in 2015, NASA learned of a tantalizing discovery.<p>In the basement of a deceased Pennsylvania man's home sat 325 magnetic data reels …

Space Science