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Troubling Images Reveal Treatment of Children Detained in Australia

The Australian government is investigating its youth justice system after footage made public Monday showed teens being mistreated in ways that brought to mind the abuse at Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, the Guardian reports. The footage from Don Dale Youth Detention Centre shows a 17-year-old tied to a mechanical...

Cops: 9-Year-Old Child Worker Tortured, Killed by Bosses

A 9-year-old factory worker in Bangladesh was killed Sunday when other employees allegedly inserted an air compressor's nozzle into his rectum and turned it on, AFP reports. Police say senior employees were upset Sagar Barman went into a restricted area of Zobeda Textile Mill in Dhaka. But Sagar's father, also...

Kidnappers Demand $36.5M for Rich Guy's Mother-in-Law

Criminals hoping for a share of Bernie Ecclestone's fortune have reportedly kidnapped the racing billionaire's mother-in-law in Brazil. Local media say the criminals, in touch with the 85-year-old Formula One head, are demanding $36.5 million—the highest ransom ever in a Brazilian kidnapping, per the Telegraph. The BBC reports...

Where World's Tallest Women, Men Live

Latvian women are tallest in the world, with an average height of 5-foot-7, according to a new study in the journal eLife. The same study, based on 2014 data, finds Dutch men tower over the rest at an even 6 feet on average, reports the BBC. The US—home to...

This Is the Face of the 'World's Most Desirable Man'

The "World's Most Desirable Man" is, for the first time, Asian. Rohit Khandelwal, a 26-year-old from Hyderabad, India, was last Tuesday crowned Mr. World, besting 45 other contestants in the process. The Wall Street Journal reports that three years ago he left a job providing technical support for Dell to...

Hostage Slain in Church; 2 Attackers Dead in France

More misery in France: Two attackers seized hostages Tuesday in a church near the Normandy city of Rouen, killing one hostage by slitting his throat before being shot and killed by police, reports the AP. Another person inside the church was critcally injured. Reuters and the BBC reports that the...

Japan: Killer of 19 Wanted to 'Obliterate' the Disabled

Japan has been stunned and sickened by what the Guardian reports is the country's biggest mass killing since World War II: The murder of 19 people at a center for the disabled just outside Tokyo. Satoshi Uematsu, a 26-year-old former administrator at the Tsukui Yamayuri-En facility in Sagamihara, surrendered at...

Solar Flight Just Made History

The world's first around-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun's energy made history Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off on an epic 25,000-mile journey that began more than a year ago, reports the AP. Since its March 2015 takeoff, the Swiss-engineered...

19 Dead in Japan Knife Attack

The Kyodo news agency reports that 19 people are dead and 20 injured following a knife attack in Sagamihara, outside Tokyo, according to the AP. A knife-wielding man attacked a facility for the disabled and then turned himself in, police say. The Mirror, puts the number of wounded at 45,...

Israeli Tourist Raped in India

Police in northern India have made two arrests in connection with the rape of an Israeli tourist, who was assaulted after she accepted a ride with six men while traveling in the state of Himachal Pradesh. Police were using security camera footage from the town of Manali, where the victim...

NZ Plans to Kill Every Rat, Feral Cat, and Possum

New Zealand could soon be the envy of New York. The country has announced a "world-first" project to exterminate all non-native pests, including possums, stoats, feral cats, and rats by 2050, reports the Guardian. Why? Well, the pests, which the government says cost $2.3 billion per year, also kill...

Mayor in Drug-Ridden Mexican Town Shot to Death

The mayor of a town in one of Mexico's most violent drug corridors was shot to death, the second mayor killed in Mexico in two days, the AP reports. Ambrosio Soto was mayor of a township that includes Ciudad Altamirano, a known haven for drug traffickers in southern Guerrero state....

Mom Killed Trying to Rescue Daughter From Tiger Attack

Siberian tigers killed a woman and seriously injured her daughter Saturday after the pair left their vehicle in a drive-thru wildlife park in China. Surveillance video from Badaling Wildlife World, located near a section of the Great Wall of China in Beijing, shows the younger woman exit the car's front...

France Attacker Had Salsa-Dancing Secret Life

What kind of man would drive a truck through a crowd of families watching a fireworks show? A troubled, secretive, and deeply unpleasant one, the New York Times found in interviews with those who knew Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel. The 31-year-old, who killed 84 people in the attack in Nice, "danced,...

Syrian Bomber Kills Himself, Injures 12 in Germany

Police in the southern German city of Ansbach say a man killed himself and injured 12 others Sunday night when he blew himself up after being turned away from an open-air music festival, the AP reports. He was a 27-year-old Syrian who had been denied asylum, Bavaria's top security official...

Cops Found a Head in a Bucket. Then Things Got Weird

The severed head of Llewelyn Lucas, a beloved local pastor in Belize, was on July 16 found stuffed into a bucket in the back of a truck outside a bar. But as police began to investigate, things only got weirder, reports Vice in a lengthy look at last weekend's strange...

Can 'Earthships' Solve Canada's First Nations Housing Crisis?

Could earthships be the solution to the housing crisis in Canada's First Nations communities? US company Earthship Biotecture thinks so. “This housing that we make is made to take care of people. Feed them, keep them warm, with no utility bills," the company's Michael Reynolds tells the Guardian. By contrast,...

Pokemon Go Results in Illegal Border Crossing

In their quest to "catch'em all," two Canadian teens were caught themselves—by the US Border Patrol, the CBC reports. “Both juveniles were so captivated by their Pokemon Go games that they lost track of where they were," per a Border Patrol press release. The pair was walking southbound in...

Man Kills Pregnant Woman With Machete in Germany

A Syrian man killed a woman with a machete and wounded two others Sunday outside a bus station in the southwestern German city of Reutlingen before being arrested, the AP reports. The woman who was killed in the attack was pregnant, according to the Sun. Police say there were no...

Russia Ducks Full Doping Ban in IOC Ruling

The IOC has decided against a complete ban on Russian athletes from the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, reports the AP. The International Olympic Committee says it is leaving it up to global federations to decide which Russian athletes to accept in their sports. The IOC says it will deny...

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