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Pyongyang Fires Missiles as War Games Begin

The US and South Korea launched their annual joint military exercises early Monday—and North Korea delivered its annual response of missile launches and dire threats. According to Yonhap News, Pyongyang fired two short-range missiles into the East Sea from the western city of Nampo as the drills began. South...

Mass Grave Found Under Paris Supermarket

Good thing shoppers didn't know about this: Archaeologists digging under a Paris supermarket have found more than 200 skeletons, most of them buried neatly in a mass grave, France 24 reports. Management at the Monoprix supermarket wanted the basement cleared for redevelopment, but little did they know: "We expected it...

Burma Captures Rare White Elephant

Burma's forestry department has captured a rare white elephant in the jungles of the country's western Ayeyarwaddy region, an official said today. The 7-year-old female was captured Friday, six weeks after she was initially spotted in a reserve in Pathein township, forestry official Tun Tun Oo said. It's the ninth...

ISIS Releases 19 Syrian Christians

The Islamic State group released at least 19 Christians today who were among the more than 220 people the militants took captive in northeastern Syria last week, activists and a local leader said. The news provided a modicum of relief to a Christian Assyrian community that has been devastated by...

Thousands Rally for Slain Putin Critic

Boris Nemtsov was due to lead an opposition protest in Moscow today, and thousands of people are instead holding one in memory of the critic of Vladimir Putin who was gunned down on Friday, reports the BBC. Marchers carried signs declaring "He died for the future of Russia" and "They...

Suicidal Jihadi John: I'm 'a Dead Man Walking'

Before he was ISIS' notorious executioner, Mohammed Emwazi was an upscale Londoner —and one who apparently felt persecuted, according to old email correspondence between Emwazi and journalist Robert Verkaik dating back to 2010 and 2011. In them, published yesterday in the Daily Mail, Emwazi discusses feeling like MI5 is scrutinizing...

Netanyahu Begins 'Crucial,' 'Historic' Trip to Washington

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu headed to Washington today to press his case against an emerging deal on Iran's nuclear program in a contentious address to Congress, which he said he is delivering out of concern for Israel's security. In accepting a Republican invitation to address Congress, Netanyahu angered the...

Want to Visit Venezuela? Now You'll Need a Visa

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro says he will limit the number of US diplomats allowed to work in the socialist South American country and also will require US citizens to apply for visas if they want to visit. Maduro said today that US meddling in the internal affairs of his country...

Hundreds of Bosnians in US May Be Guilty of War Crimes: Report

A Virginia soccer coach, Vegas casino workers, a dozen Phoenix residents: Hundreds of Bosnians living in the US may be guilty of war crimes, say American officials, and authorities are working to deport at least 150 of them, the New York Times reports. That number could climb past 600, officials...

How Banksy Sneaked Into the Gaza Strip

The work of mysterious British graffiti artist Banksy has made an appearance in the Gaza Strip, and a publicist has confirmed to the AP that the artist reached the area through a tunnel; apparently, he sneaked in from Egypt. Local residents were skeptical about this account since Egypt has stepped...

Canadian City May Build 'Freezeway' for Skating Commuters

Edmonton, Alberta averages below-freezing temperatures from October to April—and some locals have decided it's time to make winter work for them, the BBC reports. City officials have latched onto an idea by a landscape architecture student, who himself was inspired by a city councilperson's joke decades ago: "Why don't...

Slain Putin Critic Was Working on Ukraine Report

Russian investigators promise to find the gunmen who murdered Boris Nemtsov within sight of the Kremlin, and the president of Ukraine thinks they won't have far to look. Petro Poroshenko says Nemtsov was poised to release evidence proving that Russia was playing a big role in the Ukraine conflict despite...

Pittsburgh Pirates: It's 'Sickening' Jihadi John Wore Our Hat

After the Islamic State terrorist known as Jihadi John was unmasked as Mohammed Emwazi, Sky News unearthed a photo of him from his days at the University of Westminster in London. Much to the dismay of the Pittsburgh Pirates, Emwazi is wearing a team hat. "It is absolutely sickening to...

Russian Opposition Leader Is Murdered

One of Vladimir Putin's most vocal critics has been shot dead in Moscow—and guess who's taking personal charge of the investigation? The Kremlin says Putin himself will handle it, reports AP. Authorities say a gunman in a passing car shot Boris Nemtsov four times in the back as he...

Wheat Discovery Rewrites Europe's Stone Age History

Scientists studying a Stone Age site in Britain came across something that by all rights shouldn't have been there: wheat. More specifically, the researchers found the DNA of wheat dating back 8,000 years off the coast of the Isle of Wright, reports Reuters. That's about 2,000 years before...

Girl Kidnapped in 1997 Found by Total Coincidence

On Cassidy Nurse's first day of school, classmates kept approaching her and saying, "There's a girl who looks just like you." The look-alikes met, felt an instant connection, and became friends, but it turns out the kinship had deeper origins: The girl was Cassidy's long-lost sister, kidnapped as a baby...

Mom Gets 6 Years Over Abused Maid Living in Closet

Even in jail, Law Wan-tung is likely to have better living conditions than the Indonesian domestic servant she abused over eight months in 2013. A judge has sentenced Law, 44, of Hong Kong to six years in jail; she had been convicted of 18 of 20 abuse charges she faced...

American Blogger Hacked to Death in Bangladesh

A prominent Bangladeshi-American blogger known for speaking out against religious extremism was hacked to death as he walked through Bangladesh's capital with his wife last night, police say. The attack on Avijit Roy, a Bangladesh-born US citizen believed to be about 40, occurred on a crowded sidewalk around 8:45pm...

'Jihadi John' Was Detained in 2009

Mohammed Emwazi, the British-Kuwaiti man who has been identified as "Jihadi John," had long been known to British security services—and according to the advocacy group Cage, the way they treated him may have contributed to his radicalization. According to the group, when he tried to travel to Tanzania for...

New Banksy Murals Turn Up in Gaza Strip

Banksy's new venue is the Gaza Strip. The artist posted a satirical travel video inviting the world to visit Gaza to see all it has to offer, using images of its destruction to make the point, reports the Daily Dot. "The locals like it so much they never leave," reads...

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