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Exhausted Toddler Fell Asleep In Ryanair Plane Aisle After Two Hours 'Helping' Flight Assistants

'He was even shouting ‘teas and coffees’ to passengers.'<p>The moment an exhausted toddler, who spent two hours marching up and down a plane “helping” …

Promised prosperity never arrived in Russian-held Crimea, locals say | Reuters

ARMYANSK, Crimea (Reuters) - More than two years after Russia annexed Crimea and promised its 2 million people a better life, residents say prices have soared, wages and pensions have stagnated and tourists have fled.<p>People stand next to an electronic screen showing nationwide call-in attended by …

France's 20 most beautiful villages

At Least 142 Killed In Islamic State-Claimed Bombing In Baghdad

<b>Updated 4:30 a.m. ET with new death toll</b><p>A bomb struck a busy street in Iraq's capital Baghdad, killing at least 142 people.<p>It exploded in the Karada neighborhood very early on Sunday, "where people were gathering to shop, socialize and watch soccer during a hot, lively Ramadan night," as NPR's …

“A uniquely American tragedy“: The staggering myths about gun control

The gun lobby’s disproportionate political power will never be overcome until these fallacies are destroyed<p><b>A tortured mythology</b><p>The issue of guns in America causes people in other parts of the developed world to look at our country and shake their heads. They just don’t get it. They don’t understand …

Bassel Mcleash, 29, had been in Toronto for just a month when he got a chance to thank PM personally for refugee policy<p>While Justin Trudeau was waving to the crowds and pausing for selfies as Canada’s first prime minister to march in a gay pride parade on Sunday, Bassel Mcleash was walking quietly …

Canada

Wake-up call for the world: Historic Brexit vote is evidence a new global order is needed

The reasons for the historic vote run far deeper than xenophobia — festerting income inequality tops the list<p>By now, you have probably heard over and over the corporate news media narrative that the vote by the British people to exit from the Eurozone was just a xenophobic one, driven by fear of …

The last days of Washington, D.C.: America can no longer mask its steep decline

No matter how relentlessly we couch our military defeats, all empirical evidence point to a single conclusion<p>William Astore<p>April 15, 2016 8:45am (UTC)<p>This piece originally appeared on TomDispatch.<p>The dishonesty of words illustrates the dishonesty of America’s wars.<p>Since 9/11, can there be any doubt …

'Up All Night' Protests Sweep France as 100,000 Join Pro-Democracy Movement

A police crackdown will not deter France's burgeoning Nuit Debout (or 'Up All Night') movement that has swept across the country in recent weeks as …

Photos of Halden Prison

Anders Breivik motioning in court.AP<p>Norway's prison system is known as one of the most humane in the entire world.<p>But that hasn't stopped right-wing extremist Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011, from suing the state for alleged violations of his human rights at Oslo Prison.<p>At …

Kim Jong-un says North Korea has miniaturised nuclear warheads

First time that Kim Jong-un has explicitly claimed thermo-nuclear warhead breakthrough, which experts see as a game-changing step for the North's nuclear capabilities<p>North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says his scientists have successfully miniaturised thermo-nuclear warheads to place on a ballistic …

What Life Is Like Inside the Besieged, War-Torn Syrian City of Aleppo

Constant bombing attacks, the destruction of hospitals and schools, and the severing of supply chains have left Aleppo and its estimated 320,000 remaining citizens in dire straits.<p>"The boy didn't know what happened. He only knew he was going to school, and, then waking up with a lost leg. That's a …

C'est un scandale: Fury in France over spelling changes

Proposed changes could soon alter the spelling of 2,400 words in the French language. One major change will be the disappearance of the circumflex - …

Wreckage of plane carrying 23 people found in Nepal

Rescue teams in Nepal have found the burnt-out wreckage of a passenger plane that went missing in a remote mountainous area with 23 people onboard, the aviation minister said.<p>Ananda Prasad Pokharel said the Twin Otter turboprop aircraft had been found in the western district of Myagdi on Wednesday …

Airplanes

Star Wars: Rebellion is a great board game nearly crippled by an awful manual

This epic game, faithful to the spirit of the original films, is worth your time<p>Late last year hobby games maker Fantasy Flight Games announced <i>Star Wars: Rebellion</i>. Creating a big strategy game in the Star Wars universe alone would get tabletop fans excited, but what pushed <i>Rebellion</i> to the top of …

Board Games

5 Things You've Never Considered About Being a Flight Attendant

Being a flight attendant has its ups and downs and although it's usually perceived as being an easy or glamorous job, having an office in the sky offers a unique and stressful working environment.<p>Here are five things that you've probably never considered about being a Flight Attendant:<p><b>1. You're the</b> …

New Zealand's National Parks Captured In Stunning Photo Series

A photographer who went travelling in New Zealand has come back with a stunning series of images showing off the country's national parks.<p>Johan Lolos …

Wi-Fi Coming to Every NYC Subway Station by End of 2016: Gov. Cuomo

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is accelerating efforts to bring the city's subway into the 21st century — parts of it, anyway. The plan was outlined at a press conference held Friday morning.<p>The first effort being sped up is adding Wi-Fi access to every station in the nation's largest rapid transit …

Sony Offered the Wrong PlayStation Plus Game This Week

Among this month's free PlayStation Plus games is History Legends of War: Patton for PlayStation Vita. If you were quick in claiming your games, you may have ended up with the wrong one due to a mixup with a similarly named game.<p>As explained on the PlayStation EU Twitter account, Legends of War: …

PlayStation Plus

SoundCloud agrees to pay royalties after five-year negotiation with publishers

The trade body for musicians PRS for Music has come to a ‘multi-territory’ agreement with SoundCloud and called a halt to legal proceedings against the firm.<p>The organization launched a lawsuit against SoundCloud in August after five years of negotiations on getting royalties for its members broke …

Sony PS Vita Slim (PCH-2000)

The original Sony PlayStation Vita was an impressive piece of technology. While the Nintendo 3DS has clearly relegated it to second place in the …

9/10: The Day Before

The pilot grilled steaks. The WTC Borders clerk picked up a pushcart coffee. The mayoral candidate prepped for the primaries. And the terrorists …

World Trade Center

15 cultural faux pas you should avoid making in London

A Quora thread outlines universally condemned customs in London.<p>Here are 15 faux pas you should avoid making in London during your next visit.<p>Don't be lazy and omit the "street" or "road" part of an address. Omitting those signifiers can be very confusing to Londoners, especially when there are …

China's government is absolutely lying about its economy

We've also warned that its economic statistics are not real - they are purposefully overstated and then revised later, if at all.<p>I don't see how this top-down dinosaur of a centrally planned government can continue in power. I don't even know how it can exist in a free market/democracy-driven age …

Facebook, eBay, And Google Side With Samsung Against Apple

Some of the world's biggest tech companies are picking sides in Apple vs. Samsung.<p>Google, Facebook, and eBay are supporting Samsung's objection to the court decision ordering it to fork over profits from smartphones found to infringe upon certain Apple patents.<p>It's the latest development in a …

Passengers' Biggest Complaints About Air Travel [Infographic]

Summer is in full swing and scores of Americans are heading away on vacation. The number of people traveling by plane is continuing to rise across the United States – last year, some 93 percent of people expected to take a domestic flight at least once, according to Tripadvisor. With more people …

Taylor Swift took on Apple with a blog post and won, all in a single day

It's very likely Taylor Swift became, if she wasn't already, the most powerful person in music over the weekend.<p>The 25-year-old keeps an unusual amount of control over her career, including how her music is used on streaming services. Swift recently removed her music from Spotify in protest of the …