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Obama Releases Bin Laden Documents on Last Day

In its last day running the country, the Obama administration has released a final batch of documents once belonging to Osama bin Laden, the AP reports. The 49 documents made public Thursday were part of the hundreds taken during the 2011 raid that led to bin Laden's death. Intelligence officials...

300K Plead for Closure of 'Soul-Destroying' Zoo

Video shot at Indonesia's Bandung Zoo in May shows sun bears begging for food, their ribs visible, though the zoo says thin bears aren't necessarily unhealthy. Another bear was filmed apparently consuming its own feces in what one expert says may signal "extreme boredom"; Gabriella Fredriksson of the International Union...

Canadian PM Rapped for Speaking French

How do you say "he stepped in it" in French? Though he leads an officially bilingual country, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was rapped for slipping into the language of Moliere instead of sticking to Shakespeare. No fewer than three official complaints were lodged with Canada's Commissioner of Official Languages...

Burning High-Rise Falls, Kills 30 Firefighters

A 17-story building in Tehran engulfed by a fire collapsed on Thursday, killing at least 30 firefighters and injuring some 75 people, state media reported, per the AP. Iran's state-run Press TV announced the firefighters' deaths, without giving a source for the information. Local Iranian state television said 30 civilians...

How Iceland Got Its Clean-Living Teens

Teens in Iceland are a pretty clean-living bunch, especially when compared to their peers around the world. That wasn't always the case, but a clear shift has occurred over the last 20 years, explains a feature at Mosaic. Consider three stats: the percentage of 15- and 16-year-olds who have been...

'Many Dead' After Avalanche Buries Hotel

An avalanche buried a mountain hotel in an earthquake-hit region of central Italy Wednesday evening, leaving at least 30 people missing, authorities say. The civil protection agency said that they were working to get rescue vehicles to the Hotel Rigopiano through roads covered in snow, joining initial rescue efforts overnight...

Know This Man in a Beer Bottle Getup? Call the Cops

If you follow South Wales Police's Twitter account, you may have seen an odd picture fly down your feed early Wednesday, per ITV. "Recognise this guy?" the police posted, showing a photo of someone who looked less like a guy and more like a giant Heineken bottle. That's because he...

Assange: On Second Thought, Extradition a No-Go

On second thought, Julian Assange won't be traveling to the US after all. Back in September, the WikiLeaks founder had said he would agree to extradition to the US if Chelsea Manning was pardoned, the Hill reports. Well, on Tuesday President Obama commuted the majority of Manning's 35-year sentence, and...

China Wants This Guy Kept Out of Inauguration

A tense political triangle just got even stickier in advance of Donald Trump's inauguration. China's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday the US shouldn't allow a Taiwanese delegation to attend Friday's ceremony, Reuters reports. This request was passed to both the Trump transition team and to President Obama's people, a Foreign Ministry...

Mother Sentenced to Death in Daughter's Honor Killing

A Pakistani mother who burned her daughter to death because she disapproved of the teen's marriage now faces death herself. A judge in eastern Lahore convicted Parveen Bibi of killing Zeenat Rafiq a week after the 18-year-old's unapproved marriage to her boyfriend, reports Reuters. Authorities say Bibi lured the girl...

Biden, Power Go Out With Guns Blazing at Russia

Donald Trump's plan to cozy up to Russia is "backwards" and all politicians should stand against it, says the current US ambassador to the UN. In her last major speech on the job Tuesday, Samantha Power urged politicians to prevent the Kremlin from "tearing down" a "rules-based" world order and...

Snowden One Step Closer to Russian Citizenship

Comrade Edward Snowden? Per Reuters, the NSA whistleblower just inched closer to that possibility with a three-year extension of his residency permit in Russia, meaning he may be eligible to apply for Russian citizenship next year, the RIA Novosti news agency quoted his Russian lawyer, Anatoly Kucherena, as saying Wednesday....

Julian Assange 'Standing By' Promise to Surrender

Is Julian Assange about to swap Ecuadorian embassy cuisine for American prison chow? President Obama commuted most of Chelsea Manning's sentence on Tuesday and the WikiLeaks chief appears to be willing to stand by his promise to go to a US prison if Manning is granted clemency. No US indictment...

Topless Protester Grabs Trump Statue's Crotch

Organizers must be hoping that the inauguration of the real Donald Trump goes more smoothly than the inauguration of the wax one. The unveiling of the life-size statue at Madrid's wax museum descended into chaos Tuesday when a topless feminist protester pushed past security and grabbed the wax Donald's crotch,...

Dog Kills Son of Gambian President-Elect

Due to political turmoil in his country, the president-elect of Gambia was unable to attend his young son's funeral, the BBC reports. Eight-year-old Habibu Barrow was bitten by a dog Sunday and died on the way to the hospital. According to SMBC News, Habibu's death led to an "outpouring of...

Accidental Air Force Attack Kills Dozens in Nigeria Refugee Camp

A Nigerian air force fighter jet on a mission against Boko Haram extremists mistakenly bombed a refugee camp on Tuesday, killing more than 100 refugees and aid workers, a Borno state official said. The state government official, who was helping to coordinate the evacuation of wounded from the remote area...

Sweden Debuts 'How to Give Birth in a Car 101'

While expectant American couples taking Lamaze classes prepare for labor with breathing exercises and relaxation techniques, midwives in Sweden are busy prepping soon-to-be parents on worst-case scenarios. "Car accidents, the car could break down, you maybe drive off the road. You have to be ready," Stina Naslund tells the Local...

Calling All Lego Masters: Cambridge Has a Job for You

If you've been endorsed on LinkedIn for your three-dimensional thinking skills, spatial reasoning, or ability to stay calm under the pressure of missing plastic bricks, you might want to take a shot at the latest opening at Cambridge University, which Metro has labeled "dream job alert." The Guardian reports on...

US Marines Land in Norway, and Russia Isn't Pleased

Poland isn't the only country in Europe welcoming US troops. About 300 Marines arrived in Norway on Monday, marking the first time since World War II that foreign troops have been stationed in the country, reports Reuters. The mission is to last one year, with the first batch of Marines...

Putin: Why Would Trump 'Need Prostitutes in Moscow?'

Donald Trump isn't the only person making recent claims of phony news stories. Vladimir Putin says an explosive dossier on Trump published by BuzzFeed last week, which included allegations Russia had compromising information on the president-elect, is an "obvious fake" and "nonsense," Russia's Interfax and TASS news agencies report, via...

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