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Retirees Ask to Be Arrested for Breaking Abortion Laws

Three senior citizens in Northern Ireland handed themselves over to police and asked to be prosecuted Monday in protest of that country's abortion laws, the Guardian reports. Abortion is largely illegal in Northern Ireland due to a 155-year-old law. That includes in instances of rape and incest, according to Vice...

Desmond Tutu's Daughter Leaves Church Over Gay Marriage

The daughter of Africa's most famous archbishop is leaving the priesthood over her marriage to a woman. The Washington Post reports Reverend Mpho Tutu-Van Furth, daughter of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning Desmond Tutu, married Marceline Furth in December. Same-sex marriage was legalized in South Africa in 2006, but the South...

First Venezuela Lost Its Beer, Now It's Losing Its Coke

Forget about buying the world a Coke —Venezuela can't even buy itself one now. Barely a month after the country's main brewery stopped beer production due to Venezuela's ongoing economic crisis, Coca-Cola has announced that it's also halting production of sugary beverages there because of a lack of the commodity...

'Emblem' of Refugee Failure Is Being Dismantled

An "an emblem of Europe’s failure to manage the refugee crisis," as the Guardian puts it, will soon be no more. At daybreak Tuesday, roughly one Greek riot cop for every 20 residents entered Idomeni, the refugee camp on the Greek-Macedonia border, and began clearing out inhabitants. That border was...

Investigator: Body Parts From EgyptAir Suggest Explosion

An Egyptian forensics official examining remains recovered from EgyptAir Flight 804 is making a grim educated guess: The body parts are so small that an explosion must have torn apart the plane in mid-air. “The biggest part was the size of a palm,” the anonymous forensics official tells Reuters. The...

Restaurateur Gets 6 Years for Curry That Killed Customer

A dishonest, penny-pinching British restaurateur is going to prison for a curry that killed a customer. Mohammed Zaman was sentenced to six years after being found guilty of manslaughter by gross negligence and several food safety offenses in the 2014 death of Paul Wilson, who had a severe allergy to...

Insect Poop Is Wrecking the Taj Mahal

Swarms of insects breeding in a polluted river near the Taj Mahal are threatening the intricate marble inlay work at the 17th century monument to love by leaving green and black patches of waste on its walls, archaeological experts say. Workers scrub the walls clean every day, but the regular...

Swimsuit Model on Trial in Millionaire's Death

A Slovakian model on trial in the fatal shooting of her British millionaire ex-boyfriend tearfully testified Monday that he pulled out a pistol and it went off while they struggled for it, the AP reports. Prosecutors say Maria Kukucova shot Andrew Bush twice in the head and once in the...

Man's Head Reportedly Severed by His Camel

A killer walrus, a savage beaver attack, and now death by camel? If a report in the Times of India is to be believed, yes. On Thursday, India's Rajasthan state dealt with record heat —hitting a high of 123.8 degrees Fahrenheit—and all day on Saturday, a Jaisalmer resident...

Obama Has $6 Dinner With Anthony Bourdain

President Obama chowed down with Anthony Bourdain in a Vietnam restaurant on Monday and let the CNN personality pick up the check—which was only $6, Eater reports. Twitter photos have emerged of Obama walking into Bún cha Huong Liên restaurant, chatting with the Parts Unknown host (while showing decent...

It's 'Professor Angelina Jolie'

When academia goes Hollywood: Kardashian matriarch Kris Jenner is apparently chairman of the board of a business school, and now Angelina Jolie is a "visiting professor in practice." But in the case of Jolie, it's no slouch of a school: She'll soon teach a course at the London School of...

World's Longest, Deepest Tunnel Unveiled

The 31-mile "Chunnel" connecting England to mainland Europe was no small engineering feat, but Switzerland has stepped up the game. On June 1, it will begin testing trains in the world's longest, deepest tunnel—and the $12 billion Gotthard Base Tunnel cuts through solid rock as deep as 7,500...

Austria's Crazy Close Election Sign of Split Europe

Left-leaning candidate Alexander Van der Bellen won the election to become Austrian president Monday, but his right-wing rival was only narrowly behind—a result that reflects the growing strength of Europe's anti-EU political movements. Right-winger Norbert Hofer had been narrowly ahead of Van der Bellen, a Greens politician running as...

Everest Victim Wanted to Prove 'Vegans Can Do Anything'

A fourth person has died on Mount Everest, and further details about the deaths are slowly emerging. Subhash Paul of India was being assisted overnight Sunday by Sherpa guides during a descent when he died of altitude sickness, the AP reports. Dutch climber Eric Arnold passed away Friday of the...

Vietnam Arms Embargo Is History

American guns—and the US Peace Corps—may soon be making their way to Vietnam. President Obama, who's making his first visit to the country, announced on Monday that the decades-old US embargo will be completely lifted to give Vietnam "access to the equipment it needs to defend itself" and...

Obama: Killing Was a Message to Taliban

Mullah Mansour was killed in an American drone strike over the weekend and he had it coming, President Obama said Monday. In the first official US confirmation of the Taliban leader's death, Obama called the killing in Pakistan an "important milestone" that has "removed the leader of an organization that...

Iraq Launches Offensive Against ISIS' Longest-Held City

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the beginning of military operations to retake the ISIS-held city of Fallujah in a televised address on Sunday night. Iraqi forces are "approaching a moment of great victory" against ISIS, said al-Abadi, who was surrounded by top military commanders from the Ministry of Defense...

Solution for Sinking City: Relocate It 2 Miles East

What to do when a city begins sinking? Why, you move it of course. That's what the Swedish city of Kiruna decided after realizing that its own economic lifeblood—the iron mines directly below it—had dangerously weakened the foundations of houses and buildings, Tech Insider reports. Now LKAB, the...

Guy Attempts Suicide by Jumping in Lion Cage

Two lions were killed after they severely mauled a man who stripped naked and entered their enclosure in an apparent suicide attempt early Saturday in Chile, the AP reports. The man—identified by the Guardian as Franco Luis Ferrada, 20—was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment and was...

2 Climbers MIA as Mt. Everest Turns Deadly

Two Indian climbers have gone missing on Mount Everest, an expedition organizer said Sunday, a day after two deaths from apparent altitude sickness, underscoring the risks on the world's highest mountain. Paresh Nath and Goutam Ghosh have been missing since Saturday, said Wangchu Sherpa of the Trekking Camp Nepal agency....

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