Meteor Explodes over Russia, Hundreds Injured

On Friday, a meteor exploded over central Russia, injuring close to 1,000 people as fireballs crashed onto land. The explosions broke windows and damaged buildings, according to Reuters. In Chelyabinsk, 950 miles east of Moscow, an explosion was heard and a bright light was seen. All of this was followed b...

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Norwegian Prison that Respects and Trusts its Prisoners

An island prison in Norway, Bastoy prison, is testing Western notions of what justice means for murderers, rapists, and lesser offenders whom we lock away in penal systems. Critics have called it a “holiday resort,” as those who live there get privileges to fish or ride their bikes, live each in their ow...

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History’s Largest Hot Balloon Disaster Kills 19

In what is probably history’s largest hot air balloon accident, nineteen people have died in Luxor Egypt, when they hit a power line and some part of the gas tank caught on fire and exploded. As it was crashing, many attempted to save their life by jumping into the sugar cane field below, but only one pers...

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Potato Party Leads to Kids Getting Kicked Out of McDonald’s

A recent sale in McDonald’s across Japan on French fries led to local kids throwing ‘potato parties.’ The cost of the large order was so cheap that this is what sparked the parties. The parties occur when a group of kids purchase ridiculous amounts of fries and then spread them across multiple...

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Woman from India Continues 12-Year Hunger Strike

A 40-year-old woman protesting an Indian law plans to continue her hunger strike. Irom Sharmila has not eaten in 12 years. She has been force fed through a tube by authorities, according to the Associated Press. She was charged Monday with attempted suicide in a case that has her protesting the Arme...

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Woman from India Continues 12-Year Hunger Strike

A 40-year-old woman protesting an Indian law plans to continue her hunger strike. Irom Sharmila has not eaten in 12 years. She has been force fed through a tube by authorities, according to the Associated Press. She was charged Monday with attempted suicide in a case that has her protesting the Arme...

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Locust Alert Issued in Middle East

Crops in Egypt have been decimated by swarms of locust, estimated at close to 30 million insects, according to the Daily Mail. An emergency hotline was started by Israel’s Agriculture Ministry to help people deal with reporting sightings of the insects so they can prevent an outbreak as much as po...

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Hugo Chavez Dies at 58

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez died on Tuesday at the age of 58 after his battle with cancer. The announcement was made by Vice President Nicolas Maduro on national television. He said that Chavez died around 4:25 p.m. local time.

Chavez was in office for over 14 years and underwent surger...

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North Korea Threatens to Attack U.S. with Nuclear Missiles

On Thursday, North Korea vowed that it would launch a pre-emptive nuclear attack against the United States, according to The Associated Press. An unnamed spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Pyongyang said that the North is going to exercise its right for “a preemptive nuclear attack to destroy t...

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North Korea Threatens to Attack U.S. with Nuclear Missiles

On Thursday, North Korea vowed that it would launch a pre-emptive nuclear attack against the United States, according to The Associated Press. An unnamed spokesman for the Foreign Ministry of Pyongyang said that the North is going to exercise its right for “a preemptive nuclear attack to destroy t...

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Thousands of Dead Pigs Found in Shanghai River

Thousands of dead pigs have been pulled from a river near Shanghai this past week, which has raised concerns over the water supply, according to The Associated Press.

“Well, since there supposedly is no problem in drinking this water, please forward this message, if you agree, to ask Shang...

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Carnival Fails Again: Another Ship Crippled and Covered in Crap

It’s about time Carnival got their crap together. After all, when you have a major PR disaster that’s when its time to vamp up your performance and do some stellar sailing, until the public forgets the whole affair. It wasn’t too long ago that the ill-named Carnival ship Triumph was crippled and arrive...

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Indian Men Accused of Raping Swiss Tourist Make Court Appearance

On Monday, the six men from India who were accused of raping a Swiss tourist appeared in court and charged with gang rape, according to The Associated Press. The woman was cycling with her husband when the attack occurred.

The hearing took place in the magistrate’s court in Madhya Pradesh ...

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