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Roller Coaster Car Full of Kids Goes Flying

People watched in horror Sunday as a roller coaster car flew off the rails and plummeted 30 feet to the ground at a Scottish theme park, injuring two adults and up to nine children. Eyewitnesses say the car from the Tsunami roller coaster landed upside-down on another ride at M&D’s...

The 10 Most Reputable Countries

Congrats, Sweden. The country is considered the most reputable, according to the Reputation Institute, which has produced a top 10 ranking based on how "welcoming, safe, and beautiful" a country is, according to a press release. More specifically, the rankings come from 58,000 ratings on economy, environment, and government,...

After 20-Year Hunt, Italy Busts Mobster in Bed

Italy's second most sought-after fugitive, a convicted, ruthless 'Ndrangheta crime syndicate boss, was captured Sunday as he slept in his bed in a hideout in the rugged Calabrian mountains, reports the AP. Ernesto Fazzalari "went from his sleep to the handcuffs of the Carabinieri" paramilitary police after 20 years on...

Panama Canal Christens Its $5B Gamble

With a band playing and flags waving, a Chinese ship carrying more than 9,000 containers on Sunday entered the newly expanded locks that will double the Panama Canal's capacity in a multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for international shipping. Several tug boats pulled "Cosco...

In Wake of Brexit, Scotland Threatens Revolt

The Brexit continues to reverberate : As a wave of British MPs stepped down Sunday over the vote to leave the European Union, Scotland's First Minister says Britain could be leaving by itself—and Nicola Sturgeon is putting her money where her mouth is, saying "of course" she's ready to block...

Iraq: Fallujah 'Fully Liberated' From ISIS

A senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from Islamic State militants on Sunday, after a more than monthlong military operation. Iraqi troops have entered the northwestern al-Julan neighborhood, the last area of Fallujah to remain under ISIS control, the head of the counterterrorism forces,...

Gunmen Take Guests Hostage After Blast at Somalia Hotel

Gunmen who stormed a hotel in Somalia's capital have taken an unknown number of hotel guests hostage, police said Saturday, as the attackers set up snipers on the rooftop and were throwing grenades. Capt. Mohamed Hussein said some attackers had moved to the second floor and were using machine guns...

EU Wants UK to Get Out Fast

Now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, EU leaders don't see any point in dragging things out. Foreign ministers from the bloc's six founding nations held an emergency meeting in Berlin Saturday and urged Britain to trigger Article 50 as soon as possible instead of leaving months...

Markets Plunge After Brexit Vote

Global stocks and the pound plunged after Britons voted to leave the European Union, the AP reports. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 611 points, or 3.4%, to 17,399 in heavy trading Friday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 75 points, or 3.6%, to 2,037....

Zoo Closing After 140 Years to Give Its Animals a Better Life

The Buenos Aires zoo, one of the city's major tourist attractions, will be shutting down after 140 years to give its animal residents a shot at a better life, the Guardian reports. According to the BBC, the zoo had come under fire in recent years over the condition of its...

The UK Just Flipped the Whole World the Bird

In what Annie Lowrey describes for New York as "Britain's middle finger to the world," Brexit is going forward and the UK will be leaving the European Union. And with that vote, "England just screwed us all," writes Felix Salmon for Fusion, lamenting the "world of hope" that has now...

'Cafe Fellatio' May Be Coming Soon to Geneva

The menu for a cafe planned in Geneva would be for adult eyes only if a Swiss firm gets its business plans approved. Bradley Charvet, who hails from a local escort agency and who came up with the idea for the so-called "cafe fellatio" (working title only, we assume), was...

'Terrifying' Glass Slide Hangs 1K Feet Above LA

Think China's glass bridge is a bit freaky? Check out this video of AP reporter Amanda Lee Myers sliding down a glass slide. Did we mention it's 1,000 feet above the ground? The 45-foot Skyslide, as it's known, connects the 69th and 70th floors of the US Bank Tower...

Dow Sinks 500+ at Open

The Brexit vote is having the expected effect on the US stock market: The Dow dropped more than 500 points, about 3%, at the open, and the S&P 500 and Nasdaq were similarly tanking, reports Marketwatch. The dismal start follows awful performances at markets around the world as investors worry...

Montreal Priests Won't Be Allowed Alone With Kids

Some Catholic churches in Canada have banned priests from being alone with children—and more are about to start. The Catholic Church of Montreal says it will bar priests, volunteers, educators, and anyone else in "the orbit of the church" from being alone with children at 10 parishes beginning in...

Brexit: Now What Happens? Welcome to 'Article 50'

Britain has voted to leave the European Union, but any such split is still years away. Here's a look at what happens next: Thursday's vote isn't legally binding, meaning Britain must still formally notify the EU of its intention to leave. To do so, it would invoke the never-before-used Article...

After Brexit Vote, UK PM Announces Resignation

Britain is leaving the European Union, and David Cameron is leaving 10 Downing Street: The prime minister says he will resign by the fall and insists the British people's will must be respected after voters chose to leave the 28-nation European Union. Cameron, who spoke to the media Friday morning,...

Lindsay Lohan Live-Tweets Brexit Vote

Lindsay Lohan—British politics junkie? Lohan—or somebody using her Twitter account —delivered some surprisingly in-depth and passionate commentary Thursday night as the results from the UK's "Brexit" referendum. She praised people in the Shetland Islands and London for voting remain, shared her dismay about the falling British exchange rate...

UK Votes for Brexit

The BBC, among others, has called it: The UK has voted to leave the European Union, sending shock waves through the EU and world economies. With almost all results in, the vote stands at 52% for Leave and 48% for Remain, the Guardian reports. Signaling discord ahead for the UK,...

Cops Help Man Find Buried Treasure Lost in Floods

German authorities say an elderly man in Bavaria has recovered his fortune, which he'd hidden at home for safety only to have recent floods make the building uninhabitable, the AP reports. Police in the town of Simbach am Inn said Thursday the 81-year-old initially told them he'd hidden the money...

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