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Two gunmen tried to rob a French McDonald’s, but off-duty special forces unit was eating inside

When the two armed men entered the McDonald’s in Besancon, a city in eastern France near the Switzerland border, they found about 40 people dining on fried, fast food.<p>Here’s what they didn’t know: Among the customers were 11 off-duty members of the French paramilitary special forces, soldiers who …

Special Forces

Man Fleeing Wildfires Watches His House Burn Down Via Security Cam

It goes up in a matter of moments.<p>The impulse to watch a home go up in flames is as old as natural disasters themselves (just ask Lot's wife). When the northern Alberta oil patch town Fort McMurray was threatened by encroaching wildfires last week, though, there was no time for most residents to do …

Russia Just Opened a Theme Park for Warmongers

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Russia

'I kill if I want to': Russian rebel commander says he shot dead 15 Ukrainian POWs

A Russian commander in the Kremlin-backed separatist battalion in eastern Ukraine claims to have shot dead 15 Ukrainian soldiers taken captive by his …

A simple injection could one day stop people from bleeding to death

'100 percent of the rats treated with the polymer survived' a traumatic injury<p>Blood loss kills a lot of people; one-third of deaths related to traumatic injuries are caused by bleeding. But a lab-made polymer could change that, as it was able to stop bleeding in rats whose femoral artery was cut, …

Medicine

Hackers stole from 100 banks and rigged ATMs to spew cash

Hackers have stolen approximately $1 billion in what could be one of the largest bank heists ever, according to a new report from the Internet security firm Kaspersky Lab.<p>Kaspersky said Sunday it has uncovered how hackers surreptitiously installed spying software on bank computers, eventually …

ATMs

Shoot or don't shoot: Police scenarios prove eye-opening for civil rights leaders

It was a split-second decision.<p>A distressed man with a baby in tow was pacing back and forth in a manic state and shouting incoherently. The responding police officer calmly addressed the man in an attempt to calm him down and defuse the situation, but the man suddenly pulled an object from his …

Justice