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Thieves Nab Diamonds From Russia's 'Fort Knox'

Rough diamonds worth millions have vanished from the repository that holds Russia's supply of gold, silver, diamonds, and gems even though it is "supposedly impenetrable," in the words of NBC News. State-owned diamond mining company Severalmaz says it gave 150,000 carats, or 66 pounds, of diamonds to the State...

Bodies of Migrants Found Rotting in Truck in Austria

Police today discovered the partially decomposed bodies of at least 20 migrants piled up in a truck parked on the shoulder of an Austrian highway leading from the Hungarian border. The chief of Burgenland police, Hans Peter Doskozil, says the truck has Hungarian license plates. The state of the bodies...

Polish Officials: Nazi-Train Hunters Found 'Something'

Polish officials say a military train has been discovered in Walbrzych, but it's not yet clear if it's the famed Nazi gold train rumored to have vanished in southwest Poland in 1945. Walbrzych "is full of mysterious stories because of its history," says Zygmunt Nowaczyk, the town's deputy mayor, per...

China Arrests 11 Officials Over Deadly Explosion

Chinese prosecutors have detained 11 people over a massive warehouse explosion that killed at least 139 people. The national prosecutor's office says those held include current and retired officials in Tianjin, along with others working for the company that runs the port. They are accused of dereliction of duty and...

The World Has a New Longest Tunnel

Switzerland is now officially home to the longest railway tunnel in the world: the 35-mile-long NEAT Gotthard Base Tunnel, Business Insider reports. Construction has wrapped up, and passengers will soon be able to travel from Zurich to Milan in just under three hours—an hour less than the previous travel...

WWII Nurse Who Saved Hundreds of US Soldiers Dies

Augusta Chiwy was an American heroine, though she hailed from abroad. Chiwy, a wartime nurse who saved the lives of hundreds of American soldiers injured in the bloodiest battle of World War II, the Battle of the Bulge, died Sunday near Brussels at age 94. Born in what is now...

Family Fears It Buried Pregnant Teen Alive

If you suffer from taphephobia, you may not want to read on. The family of a pregnant teen in Honduras who died and was buried yanked her body out of her tomb a day after the funeral, convinced she was still alive, the Guardian reports. The incident reportedly happened in...

French Prosecutors Don't Buy Train Gunman's Story

French prosecutors apparently aren't buying the story that Ayoub El-Khazzani was just a hungry man who stumbled upon a bag of weapons in a park and planned to rob people for food money. The Paris prosecutor's office confirmed today that the Moroccan suspect in the foiled attack on a high-speed...

Pyongyang Airport's Internet Lounge Is Missing Something

Pyongyang's shiny new airport building has all the features international travelers have come to expect, though some lose their luster upon closer examination. Case in point: Its Internet room appears to be missing the Internet. On two recent trips through the airport by the AP, the room's three terminals were...

Scientists Discover Incredible Coral Reef

Australia already has at least one of the natural wonders of the world in the Great Barrier Reef, but it may have just added another one more than 300 feet under the sea on the other side of the continent, Mashable reports. According to a Parks Victoria announcement yesterday, scientists...

ISIS Images Show Destroyed Ancient Temple

ISIS released propaganda images today that purport to show militants laying explosives in and then blowing up the 2,000-year-old temple of Baalshamin in Syria's ancient caravan city of Palmyra. The images, posted on social media by supporters of the group, showed militants carrying barrels of explosives, and laying them...

Whiz-Kid Cartographer Tracks ISIS From His Bedroom

Thomas van Linge has become one of the most respected cartographers around when it comes to tracking global conflicts, including the advances of ISIS, Boko Haram, and separatists in Ukraine. His highly detailed, color-coded maps have been picked up by CNN, the New York Times, and the Huffington Post, among...

Baby Born Out of Same Womb as His Mother

More than three decades after she was born out of her mother's womb, a Swedish woman gave birth to a child of her own—a child who was also born out of that same womb. The new mom, whose baby is now nine months old, lost her uterus to cancer...

Safari Guide Killed by Lion in Cecil's Park

A lion charged and killed a safari guide who was leading a group of tourists in the same national park in Zimbabwe that was the home of Cecil the lion, who was killed by a bowhunter in July. Police rep Charity Charamba said today that Quinn Swales was in Hwange...

Kid Trips Into $1.5M Painting

Elsewhere in the world, terrorists threaten art and antiquities, but in Taiwan tween boys holding beverages are the threat. A 12-year-old taking a guided tour with his mom at an art exhibit in Taipei lived out what was probably his (and his mother's) worst nightmare when he tripped next to...

WWII Bomber, Crew Emerge From Polish River

The remains of a Soviet fighter-bomber plane and two crew members shot down by Germans in 1945 have been found in a river in central Poland amid extremely low water levels associated with a drought. Explorers made the find in the muddy tributary of the Bzura River, near the village...

What ISIS Does to Gay Men

Islamic State militants track down gay people through the cell phone and Facebook contacts of their captives, then throw them from rooftops, the UN Security Council heard in a closed-door informal meeting yesterday—the first ever to address violence and discrimination against the LGBT community. "If a victim did not...

Korea Deal: N. Says Sorry, South Cuts Propaganda

South Korea says it has agreed to halt propaganda broadcasts in a matter of hours after North Korea expressed regret over a recent land mine blast that maimed two South Korean troops, and CNN reports that it will lift its "semi-state of war." South Korean national security adviser Kim Kwan-jin...

Sandy SOS Saves Hapless Brit From Aussie Outback

The message in the sand—"HELP 2807," followed by an arrow pointing—was brief, but it was enough to get a lost British tourist rescued from Jardine National Park in Queensland, Australia, last month. After Geoff Keys, 63, took a wrong turn, he spent two days in the forest without...

50 N. Korean Subs Go Missing

Top government officials from the Koreas met over the weekend in the border town of Panmunjom to discuss keeping the peace, Reuters reports. But North Korea seems to be hedging its bets after a South Korean military official said that 50 of its northern foe's submarines have disappeared, the Yonhap...

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