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Istanbul Erupts In Violence After Protests Against Razing Of Gezi Park

A small protest against the razing of a popular public park has spiraled into widespread demonstrations against Turkey’s government. Mike Giglio …

Women in science: know your limits!

As a man, I of course have an innate understanding of science. As a bespectacled man who started going bald when he was 17 years old, this is even …

Syria crisis: Geneva talks offer last chance for peace, says Turkish minister

If the planned Geneva peace talks on Syria fail, it will mark the end of the road for attempts to find a negotiated solution to the conflict, and …

China's Baby 59 left in sewage pipe evokes mass sympathy and anger

He has no name, just a number: Baby 59. But his face is now familiar to millions and wellwishers across China are anxiously monitoring the fate of …

Hamburg blames Italy over 300 homeless African refugees

<b>About 300 Africans who fled the 2011 conflict in Libya are now stranded in the northern German city of Hamburg, where many of them are sleeping rough.</b><p>Angry German officials allege that Italy - where the Africans first arrived - gave them some cash and visas so that they could move on to Germany.<p>The …

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North Korea Invites Its Favorite South Korean Hostages Back to Work

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>In what may be the latest sign that North Korea is willing to stand down — or at least shut up — the …

Chinese hackers 'access sensitive US weapons systems'

Designs for some of the United States’ most important and sensitive weapons systems have been “compromised” by Chinese hackers according to a confidential report.<p>The document, which was provided to the Pentagon by the Defence Science Board, an influential advisory body, said that more than …

Large badger causes 'hysteria' at girls' school

An oversized badger is causing "hysteria" at a girls' school after charging at pupils during playtime.<p>Parents of pupils at the Folkestone School for Girls in Folkestone, Kent, say the large badger has been skulking around school grounds for the past two weeks.<p>One mother, who asked not to be named, …

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Remington Longstreth, Masturbating Cop, And Other Public Pleasure Stories (PHOTOS)

Looks like he was pumping more than gas.<p>Police in Coral Springs, Fla. say an officer who quit amid allegations of masturbating at a gas station would have been fired anyway, the Sun Sentinel reported.<p>A witness accused Remington Longstreth, 30, of publicly polishing the pistol in November, according …

James Hopkins Allegedly Kept 22 Dead Cats In Tampa Freezer

Almost two dozen dead cats were discovered in a Tampa home, including some stored in freezers by police evicting a man last week.<p>While authorities tried to kick James Hopkins, 66, out of his home on Thursday, police claim he also allegedly crammed more than 30 other living cats into four pet …

Live Sex Show Busted Inside Utah Movie Theater Allegedly Had Janitor As Ringleader

A janitor tasked with cleaning a Syracuse, Utah, movie theater is in a legal mess for allegedly organizing a live sex show at the cinema.<p>Anael Ibanez, 36, allegedly set up an x-rated act by contacting potential participants through Craigslist, according to Fox Salt Lake City. He was arrested on …

Ghost Army: The Inflatable Tanks That Fooled Hitler

The Allies saved thousands of lives by embracing the artistry of war.<p>These props -- "advanced technology" as advanced technology -- were amazingly effective, doing what all good theater props will: setting a believable scene. The Ghost Army, some 1,100 men in all, ended up staging more than twenty …

Hard Currency – Italy’s Unique Cheese Banks

Cash-for-cheese sounds more like a joke that a serious financial agreement, but in some regions of Italy it’s a reality. The famous Parmesan is so …

Life-sized Lego Star Wars X-wing starfighter unveiled in New York

The largest Lego model ever assembled, the life-size X-wing starfighter is 42 feet long with a 44-foot-wide wingspan and took 32 builders more than a year to put together.<p>Although built in the Czech Republic, the X-wing was unveiled to crowds of people in Times Square, New York.<p>The model consists …

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Australian fisherman spends night with crocodile below bunk

An Australian fisherman was so enraged with finding yet another crocodile on the end of his fishing line that he took the animal home and spent the night with it sleeping below his bunk bed.<p>Ashley Sala spent his birthday fishing at Ninds Creek, in the river mouth at Innisfail, 55 miles south of …

Son's fury as moustache cut short after 70 years

The son of a former sergeant major has lodged a complaint after his father's moustache, which he had worn for 70 years, was shaved off in hospital.<p>Ian Perkin said nurses forcibly shaved off 86-year-old Ken's moustache, first cultivated when he was 16, and then told him he was "lucky" to be …

Surviving the Zombie Apocalypse in England’s Scarily Realistic Street Game

If you’re a horror flick fan, you probably remember 28 Days Later, one of the best, most realistic zombie movies ever made. It told the story of a …

Rocket propelled mountain bike beats land speed record

Frenchman beats land speed record on mountain bike with a little help from a hydrogen rocket.<p>The record for the top speed reached on a mountain bike has been broken in <b>France</b>.<p>Brave cyclist François Gissy reached a speed of 163 mph on his two wheels.<p>The mountain bike was powered by hydrogen peroxide …

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Woman, 47, Faces Domestic Violence Rap For Clobbering Guy In Head With Garden Gnome

A Florida woman is facing a domestic battery charge after allegedly smashing a male acquaintance in the head with a garden gnome, police report.<p>Lisa …

US policeman converts plane into roadworthy car

Amateur mechanic and local policeman Jeff Bloch amazes road users as he cruises the streets of in Kershaw, South Carolina in a converted plane.<p>The 40-year-old police officer - dubbed Speedy Cop by his friends - combined an abandoned Cessna aircraft with a Toyota van to make his unusual ride.<p>The …

Teen birth rate drops, especially among Hispanics

Across the nation fewer and fewer teens are giving birth, especially Hispanic girls, according to a new government report.<p>Researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that from 2007 to 2011, the overall rate of teen births plummeted a full 30 percent. The biggest decline …

Pope Francis defends atheists

Atheists and other nonbelievers largely welcomed Wednesday's (May 22) remarks by Pope Francis that performing "good works" is not the exclusive domain of people of faith, but rather a place where they and atheists could and should meet.<p>In a private homily, Francis described doing good not as a …

87-year-old woman loses to Trump in civil case

CHICAGO — An 87-year-old grandmother took on billionaire Donald Trump. And on Thursday — she lost.<p>Jurors sided with the real estate mogul-turned-TV showman in a weeklong civil trial focused on Jacqueline Goldberg's claim that Trump cheated her in a condo bait-and-switch scheme in a Chicago …

Gay marriage: Commons passes Cameron's plan

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/politics/980000/980282_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1522416987_0b3d107be1e8889e92c23b2a7207eb2f<p><b>The House of Commons has voted to allow gay marriage in England and Wales, despite 161 MPs opposing the government's plans.</b><p>Several Tory MPs spoke …

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