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A woman describes what it's like to be abducted at 22 and spend 7 years as a slave with one of the most ruthless Mexican drug cartels

It didn't work. She still remembers the scene — about five young women bound to pillars, surrounded by men who had paid a lot of money not just to rape them, but to torture and perhaps kill them as well.<p>Daniela is not her real name. She insists on a pseudonym, because she may have escaped, but the …

Police Are Hunting For A Man Who Admitted On Facebook He Killed Someone

“Just killed someone.. Leaving NC goodbye everyone."<p>Authorities in North Carolina were hunting on Sunday for a suspected murderer who posted on Facebook that he had "just killed someone."<p>The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said they were called to a house in north Fayetteville early Sunday after …

A Very Simple Explanation for How Lightning Killed 323 Reindeer at Once

Here’s what most likely happened.<p>You may have already heard the news that will surely terrify Rudolph-loving children for the next few months: 323 reindeer were killed by lightning in Norway this weekend. On Sunday, the country's Environment Agency released some pretty gnarly images and reported …

Boy, 8, killed in grenade attack on apartment in Sweden

<b>An eight-year-old boy has been killed after a grenade was thrown into a flat in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, police said.</b><p>Yuusuf Warsame from Birmingham in the UK was sleeping in the living room of the flat in the Biskopsgarten area, where he was visiting relatives.<p>Police said the "despicable" …

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'Like nothing we've ever seen': Flood danger is not over in Louisiana

Slowly, residents began to return to water-ravaged homes in Baton Rouge on Tuesday after heavy rain submerged large stretches of southern Louisiana, killing 11 people, damaging entire neighborhoods and prompting tens of thousands of rescues.<p>Yet as floodwater flowed downstream, officials warned that …

Rio Olympics 2016: Usain Bolt - the world's fastest man by those who know him best

<b>The only time Usain Bolt has "ever been slow" was when the Jamaican arrived 10 days after his due date.</b><p>Mum Jennifer said she knew her son was special by the time he was three weeks old - but while every parent harbours high hopes for their children, not many witness them go on to become the fastest …

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U.S. declares Zika emergency in Puerto Rico after 1,914 new cases reported in one week | Fox News

The U.S. government on Friday declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico as a result of a Zika epidemic.<p>The declaration allows the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to award grants, access emergency funds and temporarily appoint personnel where needed, among other things.<p>"This …

16 Ridiculous 'Facts' About Animals You Should Really Stop Repeating

o hasn't shared an amazing science fact about sharks, cats, bats, ostriches, or other animals, only to feel embarrassed later on when you find out …

Whale wars: humpbacks versus orcas focus of new study

It's a strange marine phenomenon: humpback whales actively defend other marine mammals like seals and grey whales from orca attacks, according to a …

Why Are Rio's Olympic Pools Green And Smelly? Ryan Lochte's Hair Holds The Answer

No, no, NO! Hydrogen peroxide does not turn water green (nor does it make water smell like farts)<p>Whenever I read about the 2016 Summer Olympics, water quality has almost always been mentioned as being the biggest concern. And no wonder, considering that an investigative report published by the AP …