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Goldfish Are Apparently Soup Crackers, Because, You Know, They Can Swim

Every once in a while we discover a mind-blowing fact about an everyday food that's so common we just assumed we already knew everything there was to know about it. Hawaiian pizza was invented by a Canadian, Parmesan cheese is not vegetarian, bananas are technically berries and fortune cookies are …

Christoph Waltz Delivers Hilariously Dark Version of 'Sesame Street' Theme

Austrian thespian Christoph Waltz is a master of cinematic menace – just look at his Oscar-winning turns in <i>Inglourious Basterds</i> and <i>Django Unchained</i>. …

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Listen to Bryan Cranston Read a Truly Profane Bedtime Story

Audiobook retailer Audible released a clip of <i>Breaking Bad</i> star Bryan Cranston channeling his inner patriarch by reading the inappropriate children’s …

Nobel Peace Prize for Malala Yousafzai brings hope for Pakistan

There are so many targets in Pakistan. Government buildings and bustling bazaars. Christians, Hindus and Shiites. Decorated generals and rank-and-file soldiers. Cops, professors, journalists. Politicians and ministers. Westerners.<p>Twisted logic weaves through the violence associated with all those …

Second U.S. Intelligence Leaker Referenced in New Edward Snowden Doc; Obama Painted in Negative Light

A new documentary about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden reportedly points to a second leaker within the U.S. intelligence community, the Guardian reported.<p>Image source: The Hollywood Reporter<p>The two-hour “Citizenfour,” which premiered at the New York Film Festival on Friday night, contains a scene …

Michigan toddler dies of enterovirus infection

A 21-month-old girl who tested positive for enterovirus D-68 in Michigan died after a month-long battle with the respiratory illness, marking the second time a child has succumbed to the virus in the U.S. this week, health officials said.<p>Madeline Reid died at Children's Hospital of Michigan in …

Chinese newspaper blames US for Hong Kong protests

A Chinese state-run newspaper has blamed the United States for being behind the pro-democracy protests that have rattled Hong Kong -- a claim the U.S. State Department strongly rejected.<p>Thousands of people, meanwhile, returned for sit-ins in Hong Kong's main protest zone Saturday, responding to …

Child labour can be eradicated in my lifetime, says Nobel winner

Satyarthi, 60, was on Friday jointly awarded the prize with Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani teenage education campaigner shot by the Taliban in 2012.<p>The Indian activist was recognised for decades of doggedly championing children's rights in his home country and worldwide and argues that poverty …

Hong Kong Leader Leung: Zero Chance' Beijing Will Change Plan

HONG KONG — Hong Kong's embattled leader Leung Chun-ying vowed on Sunday to stay in office, warning students demanding his resignation that their pro-democracy movement was out of control. Leung said the blockade of key parts of the Asian financial hub - now entering its third week - could not …

Boy, 3, injured after falling into Arkansas zoo's jaguar exhibit

A 3-year-old boy is in stable condition and expected to improve after he fell 10 feet into an Arkansas zoo's popular exhibit and was mauled by two jaguars.<p>The incident happened Friday morning at the Little Rock Zoo. Zookeepers managed to pull the boy to safety after a dramatic rescue. One 911 …

China military training inadequate for winning a war: army paper | Reuters

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Weaknesses in China’s military training pose a threat to the country’s ability to fight and win a war, China’s official military newspaper said on Sunday.<p>Soldiers of People's Liberation Army (PLA) stand inside tanks at a drill during an organised media tour at a PLA engineering …

Chinese activist Guo Yushan detained on criminal charge

A Chinese scholar and human rights advocate who was instrumental in helping the blind activist Chen Guangcheng escape from extrajudicial detention in 2012 has been detained on the criminal charge of “provoking troubles”, his lawyer has said.<p>Guo Yushan is the latest of dozens of people who have been …

Police shoot man to death after answering calls of gunfire

A 25-year-old Back of the Yards man was shot to death by a police officer who was responding to a call of shots fired on the South Side early Sunday morning, authorities said.<p>The man, identified as Ronald Johnson of 5100 block of South Lowe Avenue, was pronounced dead at the University of Chicago …

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