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Two arrested, charged in taped beating of Philadelphia park ranger

Philadelphia Police say they have arrested two people in connection with the beating of a city park ranger that was caught on tape by an onlooker.<p>Authorities said 19-year-old Curtis Tanner, of Pottstown, Pa., and an unidentified 17-year-old face charges of aggravated assault, simple assault, …

Robin Williams: A Photo Gallery

The Tower of London Pours 888,246 Poppies From A Window To Honor WWI Dead

A new installation by artist Paul Cummins and designer Tom Piper commemorates all British deaths from World War I with 888, 246 red ceramic poppies creatively arranged around the tower.<p>The human toll of war is hard to appreciate or understand in cold, hard statistics. Probably because nobody wants …

9-Year-Old Boy Lost In NYC's Central Park Zoo Called It 'Greatest Day Of My Life' | Fox News

A 9-year-old boy who got separated from his family at the Central Park Zoo says being lost for two hours in New York City was the greatest day of his life.<p><i>The Daily News</i> reports that Chris Villavicencio of Union City, New Jersey, got separated from his parents and younger sister Saturday …

Associated Press News

Thai government bans 'military rule' computer game

Culture ministry banned sales of Tropico 5 believing it would impinge on Thailand's national security, says game's distributor<p>Thailand's military government has banned a computer game that allows players to declare martial law and run a dictatorship – or alternatively suffer a coup if they fail to …

Secret oasis: the artist who's hidden a swimming pool in the desert

Alfredo Barsuglia has put a swimming pool deep in the Mojave desert, which you need a treasure map to find. It's a perfect parody of our world of instant gratification<p>Art does not always want to be seen – at least, not easily. Since the 1960s, some of the most memorable works of art have been …

World's Worst Nanny Finally Agrees to Leave Family's Home

When a California family fired their live-in nanny three weeks ago for spending all day locked in her room (instead of, for example, watching the …

San Bernardino County

Gunfight kills 22 suspected gang members near Mexico City | Reuters

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Twenty-two suspected gang members were killed southwest of Mexico City early on Monday and one soldier was wounded, the government said, in one of the bloodiest shootouts with security forces since President Enrique Pena Nieto took power.<p>According to a Defense Ministry …

US says it will send additional troops to Iraq

ISIS Threats to American Interests 'Extremely High'

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Islamic State (ISIS)

U.S. sends more troops to Iraq

The United States has increased its military presence in Iraq, ordering 300 more troops to the violence-ravaged nation, the Pentagon announced Monday.<p>ISIS militants have "continued to pose a legitimate threat to Baghdad and its environs," a U.S. official told CNN. "We have seen them reinforce …

Blackwater considered itself above the law, US state department was warned

Department told of lax oversight at firm with $1bn contract to protect US diplomats weeks before Blackwater guards killed 17 Iraqis<p>A state department investigator warned that the private security firm Blackwater considered itself above the law, just weeks before Blackwater guards shot and killed 17 …

With little training but full of conviction, Iraq's Shiites answer the call to arms

Under a sweltering sun, Fallah al Araiby hunched over the hood of a car, scrubbing away the dirt.<p>Once, his son used to work alongside him on a busy street corner in central Baghdad. Now, he does it alone.<p>His son is one of the thousands who have answered the call from Iraq's top Shiite cleric to …

Tiny Shark Bites Man in the Cutest Shark Attack Ever

(Video Link)<p>Carlos and his friends went scuba diving. Little did they know that an adorable menace lay beneath the surface, eager to feed upon human …

Tokyo man sets self afire in apparent protest

A man has set himself on fire at a busy intersection in Tokyo in an apparent protest against Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's plan to ease limits of the country's pacifist consitution, police and witnesses said.<p>The incident at a busy intersection on Saturday came as Japan was poised to make a historic …

Iraqi Military Launches Offensive Against Insurgents In Tikrit

The Iraqi government launched a heavy offensive on Tikrit, the hometown of the late dictator Saddam Hussein and one of the early wins by the Sunni insurgent group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.<p>The Associated Press reports the Iraqi government moved in on Saturday with ground troops, tanks and …

42 of the Best Breast Moments in BAZAAR

We're celebrating fashionable busts—whether big or small—from the pages of BAZAAR.<p>From Rihanna to Kate Upton, Ashley Graham, Gisele and more, we're celebrating fashionable busts—both big and small—from BAZAAR over the years. Click through to see the standout moments.

What Happens When an Egg Is Cracked Underwater

Communications company Nokia has posted a video featuring a diver cracking an egg underwater. As it turns out, fish also like eggs. The short …

Eggs

FKA twigs - Two Weeks

Lelo's World Cup of Sex Survey, 2014

While sports fans globally affix themselves to television sets for each and every World Cup game, luxury sex toy brand LELO wants to remind us that there's a lot of other international game play taking place during the hours in-between. The Swedish brand has been conducting a global sex survey …

Gameplay

Creeptastic Halloween Costumes Circa 1875–1955

English artist and musician Ossian Brown's book <i>Haunted Air</i> is filled with these spectacular vintage photographs of American Halloween festivities …

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5 Signs You’re Going To Make It Big One Day

We’ve all got dreams of making it ‘big’ one day, but how many of us actually follow through with those dreams? We make excuses for our lack of …

Motivation

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Austrian Strongman Franz Mullner Pulls a Boeing 777 Commercial Airplane 47.6 Feet

Franz “The Austrian Rock” Mullner pulls a 300,000+ pound Boeing 777 belonging to Austrian Airlines 47.6 feet down a runway at the Vienna …

Boeing

U.S. population growth tilts toward Asians

Slowing Hispanic immigration and birth rates are shifting the USA's growth toward Asians, the Census Bureau reported Thursday.<p>For the second straight year, net immigration by Asians topped that of Hispanics, the agency reported. About 338,000 Asians immigrated to the USA in the 12 months ending …