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Angered By Attack, Mob Slaughters Hundreds Of Crocodiles In Indonesia

A mob in Indonesia has slaughtered nearly 300 crocodiles at a wildlife sanctuary in retaliation for a local man who was reportedly killed by one of the reptiles.<p>The incident occurred in Sorong, on the far western tip of West Papua province.<p>According to The Jakarta Post, the angry mob formed after …

Indonesia

World's oldest bread shows hunter-gathers were baking 4,000 years before birth of farming

Hunter-gatherers were baking bread thousands of years before the birth of farming, archaeologists have discovered after digging up pieces from the world’s oldest loaf.<p>The remains of a charred flatbread were found at an archaeological site in Jordan dating back 14,400 years by an European team of …

Archaeology

Ancient Technology From The 1800s Unearthed In Washington

The city of Spokane, Washington has been putting forth a plan to rebuild North Monroe Street from Indiana Avenue to Kiernan Avenue. They announced to …

Archaeology

Dozens hurt as Ryanair flight loses cabin pressure

<b>More than 30 Ryanair passengers, some bleeding from their ears, have received hospital treatment in Germany after their plane to Croatia lost cabin pressure, German police say.</b><p>Flight FR7312 from Dublin to Zadar made an emergency landing in Frankfurt.<p>The airline said oxygen masks were deployed and …

Airplanes

A Subway Employee Called 911 on a Black Family Using the Bathroom. What the Owner Did Next Is Exactly Right

A smart--and rapid--response can make all the difference.<p>It's an awful and all-too-familiar story--so familiar it has its own hashtag, #EatingOutWhileBlack. The Dobsons--five children aged 8 to 19, their parents, and their aunt--were returning home from celebrating their grandmother's birthday. …

Black Students

Ariana Grande on why she refuses to 'shut up and sing' and not talk politics

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Ariana Grande has been open about her political beliefs, and she doesn't intend to stop.<p>"Not everyone is going to agree with you, but that doesn't mean I'm just going to shut up and sing my songs," she told Elle. "I'm also going to be a human being who cares about other human …

Ariana Grande

Portugal's parliament approves new gender identity bill

From the age of 16, Portuguese citizens will be able to choose their gender without a "gender disruption" diagnosis. The bill also prohibits surgical …

LGBTQI

French farmer who found 'near mythical' remains of elephant ancestor kept it to himself to avoid fossil hunters

A farmer in the south of France stumbled across the skull of a giant, four-tusked ancestor of the elephant but failed to inform paleontologists for almost three years because he didn’t want any “bother” from fossil hunters.<p>The unnamed farmer struck scientific gold when he unearthed the remarkably …

Dinosaurs

Marvel's long-awaited Black Widow movie has finally found its director

After a massive search and years of fan anticipation, Marvel Studios' Black Widow solo film finally has a director.<p>Cate Shortland, the Australian …

Comics

Ancient Tools Discovered in China Confound Accepted Theory of Human Migration

"This has been one of the high points in my career."<p>Earth is littered with evidence of intrepid, ancient peoples who had one big thing in common …

Anthropology

Airlines Cancel Over 250 Flights as Severe Typhoon Nears Taiwan

Taiwan warned businesses and schools to prepare for extreme conditions as Severe Typhoon Maria closes in on the island, disrupting flights and …

Weather

The Maps of Israeli Settlements That Shocked Barack Obama

One afternoon in the spring of 2015, a senior State Department official named Frank Lowenstein paged through a government briefing book and noticed a map that he had never seen before. Lowenstein was the Obama Administration’s special envoy on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, a position that …

Israel

Beauty queen turns in crown after #MeToo joke at Miss Massachusetts pageant

<b>(CNN) —</b> A beauty queen gave up her title after a skit was performed at the Miss Massachusetts competition that made fun of the #MeToo movement.<p>Maude Gorman was one of the contestants in the Miss Massachusetts pageant earlier this month, when a crack about #MeToo was made on stage.<p>Gorman, who said …

Me Too movement

Sydney restaurant 'dumped' drunk customers on street

<b>An Australian restaurant has been fined after its staff "dumped" two drunk, unconscious women on the street.</b><p>The incident at the Korean BBQ diner in Sydney was one of the worst breaches of liquor laws in years, authorities said.<p>The group of three women had each consumed eight shots of Korean soju …

Customers

Tomi Lahren Spoke Out About Overturning 'Roe V. Wade' & I Don't Know What To Think

Conservative television host Tomi Lahren might be known for her controversial remarks, but sometimes the controversy takes a turn. On July 7, during …

Feminism

McDonald's Sounds the Alarm: 'Utter Chaos' If a Judge Lets This 'Nonsense' Lawsuit Continue

You heard about the people suing over the Quarter Pounder with cheese? Yeah, that lawsuit.<p>Maybe you read recently about the lawsuit against McDonald's, in which two people sued McDonald's for not giving them a discount when they ordered Quarter Pounders without cheese.<p>Maybe you even laughed? A lot …

McDonald's

America’s first dogs vanished after Europeans arrived, study finds

For thousands of years, dogs lived alongside early Americans. This human-canine partnership has been gleaned through bones: The earliest dog remains found in North America were buried nearly 10,000 years ago in what is now Illinois. By 7,000 years ago, other bones show that “we have lots of dogs …

Anthropology

Theresa May faces Tory anger over soft Brexit proposal

Hardline Eurosceptic MPs have begun to voice concerns over Theresa May’s plans to negotiate a soft Brexit deal.<p>After a high-stakes Chequers awayday, the prime minister managed to sign up her fractious cabinet to a UK-EU free trade area under a “common rulebook” that will match EU standards on foods …

Great Britain

Immigrant PhD candidate rocked by sudden US Army discharge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Growing up in eastern China, Panshu Zhao fell in love with America. He read the Bible his parents gave him, watched Hollywood movies and studied the ideals of democracy. He jumped at the chance to attend graduate school at Texas A&M University.<p>In 2016, Zhao enlisted in the U.S. …

Military

Facebook finds Independence document 'racist'

<b>Facebook's algorithms have ruled that parts of the US Declaration of Independence are hate speech and removed excerpts of them posted to the platform.</b><p>In the run-up to Independence Day, a US community paper based in Texas had been posting small daily chunks of the historic document on its Facebook …

Native Americans

Delhi mass hangings: CCTV footage backs suicide theory

<b>India police investigating the deaths of a 11-member family who were found dead in their home in the capital Delhi say they have CCTV footage which supports a theory of mass suicide.</b><p>The footage shows family members carrying stools and wires used in the hangings into the house, police said.<p>A …

India

Al Qaeda-Backed Terrorist Group Has a New Target: Plastic Bags

Over the years, the Shabab, a terrorist group in East Africa that has pledged allegiance to Al Qaeda, have banned music, cinemas, satellite dishes and humanitarian organizations.<p>This week, they added a new item to the prohibited list: plastic bags.<p>Residents of areas controlled by the terrorist …

Extremism

Roblox 'gang rape' shocks mother

<b>A US mum has written a Facebook post describing her shock at seeing her child's avatar being "gang raped" by others in the online game Roblox.</b><p>Amber Petersen said her seven-year-old was playing the game, which is marketed at children, when she showed her the screen and asked what was happening.<p>She …

European Integration

Female health worker arrested on suspicion of murdering eight babies at neonatal unit

A woman has been arrested in on suspicion of the murder of eight babies and the attempted murder of another six babies at a neonatal unit in …

Crime

Police discover 11 blindfolded dead bodies from Delhi home

Indian police have launched a probe into the deaths of 11 members of a family, whose bodies were found hanging from the ceiling of their home near …

India

Stoya: 'I thought female sexuality was an OK thing?'

For porn to be of any positive use in the world, we need to start defining what exactly it is<p>Dubbed “the pop star of porn” by Village Voice, Stoya is an award-winning performer in adult films, a director, a podcast host and, among other credits I don’t have space to list, an all-round entrepreneur. …

Marvel Super Heroes

Ban on heterosexual civil partnerships in UK ruled discriminatory

The supreme court has ruled that restricting civil partnerships to same-sex couples is discriminatory, putting the government under pressure to allow heterosexual couples to enter into such unions.<p>Justices at the UK’s highest court unanimously found in favour of Rebecca Steinfeld and Charles …

LGBTQI

MCU moving toward majority female heroes, says Kevin Feige

Representation in superhero movies — for minorities, women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ community, etc. — has been a work in progress …

Comics

Walgreens pharmacist refuses service to Arizona woman with unviable pregnancy

An Arizona mom was “humiliated” by a Walgreens WBA, +0.73% pharmacist who refused to fill her prescription for an abortion drug because it went …

Pharma

Holland passes partial burka ban as it outlaws wearing of face-covering veils in schools, hospitals and public buildings

Holland has pushed through a partial ban on the wearing burkas and other face-coverings in public buildings.<p>The Dutch Upper House of parliament today …

Health Care