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Canadian agreed to be a drug mule so she could take selfies. Now, she’s getting eight years in prison

CANBERRA, Australia — A Canadian drug mule broke down in tears in an Australian court on Wednesday when she was sentenced to eight years in prison …

Crime

She Instagrammed her exotic drug-smuggling vacation. Now ‘Cocaine Babe’ is going to prison.

A Canadian Instagrammer who tried to smuggle millions of dollars worth of cocaine into Australia during an exotic, made-for-social-media ocean voyage has been convicted and sentenced to eight years behind bars.<p>Melina Roberge, 24, entered a guilty plea Wednesday to smuggling 95 kilos (209 pounds) of …

Crime

Face-Swapping Porn: How a Creepy Internet Trend Could Threaten Democracy

Using AI to make "deepfakes" – swapping famous faces into porn – started as a Reddit trend, but the technology could have far scarier …

Social Media

Haley fires back at White House: 'I don't get confused'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki HaleyNimrata (Nikki) HaleyKudlow: Haley 'got ahead of the curve' on Russia sanctions Russian stocks …

Donald Trump

Murder and rape of 8-year-old inflames religious tensions in northern India

<b>New Delhi (CNN) —</b> The brutal gang rape and murder of an eight-year-old Muslim girl, in the northern Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, has inflamed religious tensions and sparked widespread protests, in a case that is threatening to further destabilize an already restive region.<p>The small, lifeless …

India

Woman ‘sucked out of plane window’ after engine explodes

A woman was partially sucked out of an airplane window and hit by shrapnel after its engine exploded.<p>Eyewitnesses said the freak incident happened on …

Airplanes

Teacher who slept with former pupil cries in dock as she's found NOT guilty of abusing position of trust

A jury has cleared a teacher - who admitted having "rough" sex sessions with a former pupil - of abusing a position of trust.<p>Deborah Lowe wiped away …

Crime

Angelina Jolie Can Fly Planes, and the Internet Cannot Cope

Is there anything she can't do?<p>Angelina Jolie impressed viewers as she flew a plane with ease and elegance over the desert in Namibia in ITV's <i>The Queen's Green Planet</i> last night.<p>The actress and committed humanitarian featured with her six children in the documentary about Her Majesty's plans to …

Angelina Jolie

Painkillers turned me gay, man says

Advertisement<p>A man has claimed that taking painkillers turned him gay.<p>Scott Purdy, 23, alleged that he was straight until a go-karting accident left …

Medicine

Gay gorilla sex surprises zoo visitors

Two gorillas have surprised – and amused – their audience by engaging in enthusiastic gay sex.<p>Nature photographer Shirley Kroos stumbled on the …

Gorillas

China vows to defend 'rights' after US bans sales to ZTE for seven years

ZTE had failed to take promised remedial actions after conspiring to illegally ship US goods to Iran. The US reacted to that failure by slapping a …

China

Why You Should Delete Your Instagram

I recently stumbled upon an extremely thought-provoking talk by Jaron Lanier, describing social media as a ‘Behavior Modification Empire‘. This is …

Street Photography

China parades new 'Guam Killer' nuclear missile that can 'reach US territory and destroy aircraft carriers'

A new missile believed to be capable of hitting a US territory has been shown off by China in a grand military parade.<p>The warheads - thought to be …

North Korea

Mud near this small Japanese island could change the global economy

<b>(CNN) —</b> A small island in the Pacific Ocean is the site of a huge discovery that could change Japan's economic future. How huge? One economist called it a "game changer." The researchers who helped find it said it had "tremendous potential."<p>It's mud. A whole bunch of mud -- an estimated 16 million …

Rare Earth

Man 'asked to rape eight-year-old girl held captive one last time before she was strangled and stoned to death'

A police officer allegedly asked to rape an eight-year-old girl one last time before she was strangled and stoned to death.<p>Asifa Bano was held …

Crime

No problem with gays in my Cabinet - Holness

Prime Minister Andrew Holness has indicated to the international community that he would have no objection to gay persons being part of his …

Jamaica

US to slap more sanction on Russia over Syria support

Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the United Nations, said Sunday that the United States will place more sanctions on Russia this week related to its …

Middle East

Swarms of Massive Sharks Discovered, Confusing Biologists

Credit: Pixabay<p>Teeming schools of sharks, burgeoning to nearly 1500 strong, have been found along the northeastern coast of the United States, …

Research

Using the Liquify Filter to Change Body Shape in Adobe Photoshop

There may come a time when you need to change the shape of something, such as a body, toy, car, wrinkle or anything with a defined edge. While there …

Graphics

Google’s astounding new search tool will answer any question by reading thousands of books

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada<p>Imagine if you could gather thousands of writers in a circle to discuss one question. What would optimist Thomas L. Friedman say about intervening in Syria, for example? Would chaos theorist Santo Banerjee concur?<p>Google now has a way to convene that kind of …

British Columbia

Guide: How to make your own personal VPN in under 30 minutes

Article Contents<p>1 Should I host my own VPN?<p>2 Step one: Setting up a Linode VPS<p>3 Step two: Logging into the VPS<p>4 Step three: Setting up the VPN<p>5 Step …

Linux

Samsung's latest smartphone can't connect to the internet. Like, at all.

Well, here's something you don't see announced often (or ever, for that matter): A smartphone that can't connect to the Internet.<p>That's right, …

Phones

Antonio Conte explains why Antonio Rudiger was axed from Chelsea’s squad against Southampton

Antonio Rudiger was axed from Chelsea’s squad for the trip to Southampton for ‘tactical reasons’ according to Antonio Conte.<p>The Germany international …

Soccer

From windscreen washing to the Gold Coast: 48-year-old Jamaican wrestler Kevin Wallen's remarkable journey

At 11, Kevin Wallen was a wastrel, a penniless “squeegee boy” who stopped motorists on Jamaican streets for unsolicited washes of their windscreens. He begged for money, he sold newspapers, sometimes even he stole.<p>At 48, he became the toast of Commonwealth Games wrestling, a man enjoying the …

Gold Coast

Scientist Angela Saini is out to rewrite how science looks at, and speaks about women

Angela Saini grew up in an egalitarian Indian-Punjabi household in London — a lonely female geek, who showed an early propensity for building things. …

Feminism

Donald Trump used an old George W. Bush phrase, and Twitter immediately mocks him

One of the most widely mocked moments of the George W. Bush presidency occurred in 2003 when he stood on the deck of the USS Abraham Lincoln and …

Donald Trump

Video reportedly shows missile interception

Syrian media has released video that reportedly shows an airstrike in Syria. The US, France and the UK ordered strikes on the Syrian regime in response to a suspected chemical weapons attack.

Middle East

Yahoo and AOL just gave themselves the right to read your emails (again)

Though Yahoo was already scanning its users' emails to maximize ad opportunities, doubling-down on the policy could raise eyebrows in a post-Cambridge Analytica world.<p>Oath, the media division of Verizon that runs both AOL and Yahoo, is finally unifying the privacy policy of its two giant legacy …

Privacy

8-year-old girl's rape, death in India sparks widespread protests mired in religious politics

The girl, just 8 years old, was grazing her family's ponies on a chilly January day in the forests of the Himalayan foothills when she was kidnapped. Her raped and mutilated body was found in the woods a week later.<p>In 2012, the fatal gang rape of a young woman in the heart of India's capital moved …

India

What happens to planes when they are retired?

<b>(CNN) —</b> We've all seen the pictures.<p>Row upon row of derelict aircraft very slowly rusting away in the desert.<p>Aircraft graveyards might be spectacular, but they're just a small cog in the fascinating industry that takes care of commercial aircraft once they're taken out of service.<p>As soon as an …

Aviation