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Taliban We Traded for Bergdahl Can Soon Travel

A one-year travel ban is expiring for five senior Taliban leaders who were held in US detention at Guantanamo Bay until they were released last year in exchange for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, raising the possibility that the five can move freely around the world as early as Monday. Under terms...

'Melting Roads': Heat Wave Kills 1.1K in India

A brutal heat wave has killed more than 1,100 people in India over the past week. How brutal? CNN reports temperatures of 117 degrees Fahrenheit, while the BBC is even higher at 122 degrees. A dispatch from AFP refers to "melting roads" in New Delhi. The vast majority of...

Radio DJ Kills Bunny With Bicycle Pump Live on Air

A Danish radio DJ chose a controversial way of drawing attention to what he sees as hypocrisy in the animal welfare debate: He hit a 9-week-old rabbit three times with an iron bicycle pump while on the air, then wrung its neck. Later, Asger Juhl of Radio24syv ate it for...

Pope Francis Remembers Last Day He Watched TV

If the Vatican has a water cooler, Pope Francis is decidedly not the guy spouting off Monday morning about last night's Game of Thrones: As NBC News reports via an extensive interview with Argentina's La Voz del Pueblo, the pontiff says he hasn't watched the boob tube since the night...

Sikh Man Breaks Protocol, Removes Turban to Help Boy

Harman Singh is a devout Sikh, meaning his turban stays on his head at all times when he's not in the privacy of his own home. But Singh broke religious protocol earlier this month when 5-year-old Daejon Pahia was hit by a car in Auckland, New Zealand. The 22-year-old rushed...

Rare Fever Kills Man Upon Return From Africa

A New Jersey man died last night after having been diagnosed with Lassa fever—an infectious disease from West Africa rarely seen in the US. The man recently returned from Liberia, arriving at JFK Airport on May 17. He grew critically ill after his return, suffering from multiple organ failure,...

Iraq Begins Fight to Retake What ISIS Grabbed

Details remain scarce, but Iraq today announced that it has started a military operation aimed at pushing ISIS out of Anbar province, home to the provincial capital of Ramadi—which ISIS seized less than two weeks ago even as coalition airstrikes rained down around them. In high-profile comments Sunday, Defense...

Galapagos Volcano Erupts, Threatens Rare Iguanas

Wolf Volcano on the Galapagos Islands rumbled to life yesterday for the first time in 33 years, sending smoke billowing into the air and lava spewing down onto Isabela Island. As the nearest inhabitants live about 70 miles away from the volcano, there is no risk to humans, reports AFP...

Contraceptive Pill 'Kills Young Teacher'

A young Englishwoman died tragically earlier this month after suffering a pulmonary embolism that doctors link to her use of the contraceptive pill, the Telegraph reports. "We felt angry when they first mentioned it could be the pill," says Julia Kurek, mother of 21-year-old Fallan Kurek. "She was only on...

Family Endures Nazi Occupation in Reality Show

Imagine channel-surfing one night and stumbling on a reality show about life in a crushing Nazi regime. Well, that show exists in the Czech Republic—and some people aren't too thrilled to see the Nazis turned into casual entertainment, the Guardian reports. Called Holiday in the Protectorate, the show follows...

Mass Graves Discovered in Malaysia's Jungle

A cluster of abandoned Malaysian jungle camps used by human traffickers contained 139 suspected graves as well as barbed-wire pens likely used to cage migrants, authorities revealed today. National police chief Khalid Abu Bakar said forensics experts were exhuming the suspected graves found at 28 vacated camps in the hilly...

Woman Snapping Selfie Shoots Self in Head

A Russian woman posing for a selfie with (what else?) a loaded gun pointed at her head accidentally pulled the trigger and shot herself in the temple, reports AFP via the Hindustan Times. The 21-year-old office worker was apparently using a 9mm handgun that a security guard had left behind....

Pentagon Boss: Iraqis Had 'No Will to Fight' ISIS

Last week's fall of Ramadi to the Islamic State was more a reflection of Iraqi weakness than ISIS' strength, says the US defense secretary. "What apparently happened was that the Iraqi forces just showed no will to fight," Carter tells CNN in an interview today. "They were not outnumbered. In...

Ewe! Sheep Said to Endure 'Verbal Abuse'

Shearing sheep is one thing, activists say—and shearing them while shouting abusive language is quite another. That became the main argument in a recent PETA case against Australian sheep shearers who allegedly have potty mouths, ABC News Australia reports. "I think it is conceivable that verbal abuse of an...

Gay Marriage Wins in Ireland

It's official: Irish voters have resoundingly backed amending the constitution to legalize gay marriage by 62.1% to 37.9%, the Guardian reports. The total vote, with a turnout of 60.5%, was 1,201,607 to 734,300. Gay couples hugged and kissed each other amid scenes of jubilation...

43 Dead in Gunfight With Growing Mexico Cartel

The latest in a series of clashes between Mexican authorities and a powerful, fast-growing drug cartel turned into the deadliest confrontation in recent memory, with 42 suspected gang gunmen and one Federal Police officer killed during a three-hour firefight at a remote western ranch. The battle yesterday followed two other...

65-Year-Old Gives Birth to Quadruplets

A 65-year-old teacher from Berlin has given birth to quadruplets after a pregnancy that was widely criticized by medical professionals because of her age. Annegret Raunigk gave birth to a girl, Neeta, and three boys, Dries, Bence, and Fjonn, by cesarean section at a Berlin hospital Tuesday, reports RTL television....

Gay Marriage on Track for Win in Historic Ireland Vote

The world is about to have its first country to accept gay marriage through a popular vote. Though final results aren't expected for hours, both sides say the "yes" side has won an easy victory in yesterday's referendum, reports the Irish Times. One of the main opponents conceded as much...

What Humanity Would Lose If Palmyra Is Destroyed

The ancient city of Palmyra, housing a 3,600-foot-long colonnade, marketplace, amphitheater, castle, and numerous tombs, is an archaeological treasure. "It makes Rome blush," says archaeologist Stephennie Mulder. "When you approach the site, it rises out of the desert like some sort of a mirage out of a fairy tale....

France May Force Groceries to Give Food to Charity

France's parliament has voted to forbid big supermarkets from destroying unsold food as part of a national campaign against food waste. The amendment approved by the National Assembly (the lower house of Parliament) late yesterday is part of a larger environmental bill and would require big supermarket chains to donate...

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