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Ebola-Free N. Korea Freaks Out Over Ebola

"For the record: There have been no cases of Ebola in North Korea," writes Eric Talmadge, AP 's bureau chief in Pyongyang, in a look at the latest threat that has North Korea all aflutter. Namely, Ebola. Though the nearest confirmed case is 6,000 miles away—and the North's...

11 Arrested After 'Corpse Bride' Is Dug Up

It sounds like a Tim Burton film, but the reality is much creepier: Chinese police have arrested 11 people in the country's east who are accused of playing a role in a "ghost marriage." In the ancient custom, a man who dies single is laid to rest with a dead...

US to Screen Long-Ignored Iraq Vets for Chemical Exposure

Beginning in early 2015, the Pentagon will offer medical exams and health monitoring for US troops and veterans exposed to chemical weapons in Iraq, the New York Times reports. The new measure comes as part of a review from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel after a Times investigation earlier this month...

Sweden Nods to Palestinian State

Sweden's new left-leaning government today recognized a Palestinian state—a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem. As expected, the EU member became the third Western European nation, after Malta and Cyprus, to do...

Spooked NATO Intercepts Sudden Slew of Russia Jets

It's not clear what Vladimir Putin might be up to, but reports of a possible Russian sub spotted off Sweden are now followed by NATO, which says it yesterday intercepted at least 19 Russian fighter jets and bombers flying in three separate directions outside Russian airspace. Eight of the planes...

Women Claim CBC Host Used Teddy Bear in Assault

The allegations against former CBC host Jian Ghomeshi are building, in number and in detail. The Toronto Star reports it has now spoken to eight women who say Ghomeshi abused or sexually harassed them over a period running from 2002 to the present. Among the more bizarre allegations: Two women...

This Man Is Zambia's New Leader

When George W. Bush was introduced to then-vice president of Zambia Guy Scott a few years ago, he thought somebody was joking. Scott is a white man whose parents emigrated to the country when it was still a British colony, and the death of President Michael Sata makes him sub-Saharan...

Man Who Killed bin Laden to Reveal His Identity

The Navy SEAL who shot Osama bin Laden dead in a 2011 raid is planning to reveal his identity to the world—starting with Fox News. The man, known as "The Shooter," will be interviewed by the network for a two-part special airing on Nov. 11 and 12 called the...

Anti-Islamist Party Wins Tunisia Election

A liberal party with ties to the deposed regime has taken the most seats in Tunisia's parliamentary elections, leaving the once dominant Islamists running a close second. The Nida Tunis—"Tunisia Calls"—party, running on an explicitly anti-Islamist platform, took 85 of the 217 seats in the Tunisian parliament, giving...

Journo Offers Stunning Account of Kidnapping, Torture

The world was shocked and elated when American journalist Peter Theo Curtis was released this summer after 22 months of being held in captivity in Syria by the militant al-Nusra Front group. Now Curtis, who writes under the name Theo Padnos, has penned an extraordinary account for the New York...

Zambian President 'King Cobra' Dead at 77

Zambian leader Michael Sata, a longtime opposition leader who was finally elected president in 2011, died shortly after 11pm yesterday after an illness, the Zambian government said today. His wife and son were at his side at London's King Edward VII Hospital, where he was being treated. Rumors that the...

UN Condemns Cuba Embargo for 23rd Straight Year

The only thing different this year was Ebola: For the 23rd year in a row, the United Nations General Assembly passed a near-unanimous resolution condemning the longstanding American embargo against Cuba. The vote this year was identical to 2013, with 188 countries in support and only the US and Israel...

Denver Dad: Teens Trying to Join ISIS 'Stupid Little Girls'

One of three suburban Denver girls who authorities say tried to join Islamic State militants in Syria was confused about what her role would be if she had actually made it there, the girl's father said today. "She told me they were going to get there and somebody is going...

Meet the Sweet Woman in a Massive Art Fraud

In its interview with 87-year-old Margaret Keane, the Guardian points out that the polite woman "is the last person you’d expect to be a participant in one of the great art frauds of the 20th century." But she is indeed, thanks to her "big eyes" paintings that became a national...

Norway's New Viewing Sensation: Rocks

State broadcaster NRK in Norway has made a name for itself in the genre of "slow TV," with hugely successful broadcasts of knitting, a fire burning itself out, and a long, long ferry ride. Now: rocks. But as the AP explains, these rocks might involve some excitement, eventually, because geologists...

Pope Francis: Sorry, Creationists, God Has No 'Magic Wand'

Pope Francis has some bad news for creationists and those who believe in the theory of intelligent design: He thinks both camps are wrong. In remarks to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Francis embraced the concepts of evolution and the Big Bang theory in straightforward language, reports the Independent. God...

Evil Clowns Run Amok in France

A rash of violence by a bunch of decidedly sinister clowns is turning France into a nation of coulrophobes: Cops arrested a gang of 14 teenagers dressed as clowns outside a high school in southern France on Saturday, reports the Guardian ; the teens were carrying pistols, knives, and baseball bats....

Mussolini's Secret Bunkers Are Opened

As many as 12 World War II bunkers have been identified beneath the city of Rome, thought to have been built for Benito Mussolini or other party leaders, reports Business Insider. Three are now set to open to the public on Halloween; two were opened for a short time in...

New Theory: Bach Didn't Write His Greatest Works

A new documentary argues that Anna Magdalena should be known for much more than being Mrs. Johann Sebastian Bach: She may have been the composer of some of her husband's greatest works. Music professor Martin Jarvis, whose authorship suspicions were first aroused more than three decades ago, describes the evidence...

Body Found in S. Korea Ferry —6 Months After It Sank

It's been more than six months since the South Korean ferry Sewol sank in April, but the search for bodies hasn't stopped—and today, another body was found in the sunken ship. It was found in a women's bathroom on the fourth floor, CNN reports. The body is presumed to...

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