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Pageant: Deposed Beauty Queen Stole $100K Crown

Organizers of an Asian beauty pageant say their now-deposed queen is a rude liar who ran off with her $100,000 bejewelled crown, Australia's News Network reports. In a statement, the Asia Pacific World pageant accuse May Myat Noe of disrespecting the organization and turning a planned 10-day trip to...

Another Country Confirms Case of Ebola

Ebola has spread to yet another country in Africa: Senegal. Local press reported today that a university student infected with the virus had traveled from Guinea into the West African nation, CNN reports. The student, 21, has been placed in quarantine in a hospital in Dakar and is in stable...

1st Arctic Dwellers Lived There for 4K Years

The Dorset people vanished about 1,000 years ago, but who were they and what happened to them? A new study says they arrived in a previously unknown, fourth migration from Asia about 3,000 years ago, became the first settlers in the North American Arctic, and stayed for 4,...

Map Shows Russians What's Russia, What's Not

Canadian officials to Vladimir Putin: Here's where Russia isn't. NATO delegates from Canada tweeted a simplified map Wednesday that delineates Russia's borders, calling Russia "Russia" and Ukraine (including the Crimean region) "not Russia," the AP reports. "Geography can be tough," reads the message, which has been retweeted more than 36,...

Cops: Parents Took Ailing Boy From Hospital

Police are searching for a 5-year-old British boy with a severe brain tumor whose parents took him out of a British hospital and were last seen in France. The press office for Jehovah's Witnesses said today that Ashya King's parents were followers, but that there was no indication that the...

British PM Raises UK Threat Level to 'Severe'

David Cameron changed the UK threat level from "substantial" to "severe"—its second-highest level—and outlined measures the British government is taking to combat terrorism at a press conference today in London, reports the BBC. On the heels of the execution of James Foley and other disturbing ISIS activity in...

44 Fiji Peacekeepers Captured by Syria Rebels

The UN says that 44 of its Fijian peacekeeping troops have been captured by militants in Syria, while 75 of its Filipino peacekeepers are surrounded by insurgents who want them to surrender their weapons, reports the AP. All of the soldiers are said to be alive, and leaders from both...

Putin Praises Rebels, Urges Them to Free Trapped Troops

Moscow continues to insist it's got nothing to do with the Russian soldiers and tanks that have entered Ukraine to bolster pro-Russian separatists, but Vladimir Putin today made a point to praise the separatists' military moves. They have "achieved serious successes in stopping the armed operation by Kiev," said the...

US: More Americans Fighting for ISIS

ISIS has stunned the world with its brutality and rapid advance in recent months—and the publicity has also attracted more foreign fighters, including around a dozen Americans that US intelligence services have been able to identify, officials say. The recruits—who seem to be getting younger—see the militants...

Poll: Rob Ford Could Actually Get Re-Elected

The good people of Toronto appear to be quite a forgiving bunch: The latest poll suggests Rob Ford, whose crack cocaine use and other antics drew worldwide media attention, has a pretty good shot at being re-elected as mayor in October, the Washington Post finds. The poll released yesterday puts...

South Pacific Volcano Erupts, Diverts Flights

Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano still hasn't blown its top but an eruption is disrupting aviation on the other side of the world: Flights between Australia and Asia have been diverted and an ash cloud could disrupt flight plans further after a major eruption in Papua New Guinea, the AP reports. Mount...

Man Finds Giant Wasps' Nest in Bed

A British man visiting his mother discovered her spare bedroom was already in use—by thousands of wasps that had chewed up the mattress and pillows to make a 3-foot-wide nest on the bed. Pest controller John Birkett says a small window in the bedroom had been left open and...

Fort Hood Shooter Asks to Join ISIS

Fort Hood shooter Nidal Hasan has no chance of leaving military custody alive—but he'd really like to be in Iraq or Syria, where he admires what ISIS is doing. Hasan's lawyer says his client, on death row at Fort Leavenworth, has written to the leader of the militant group...

CEO Caught Kicking Puppy Will Donate $100K

The CEO of a company that provides food to sports stadiums in the US and Canada will donate $100,000 to create a fund for abused animals after he got caught on video kicking a puppy, reports CBC. Des Hague of Centerplate was captured on an elevator video repeatedly kicking...

Obama: Russia 'Responsible' for Ukraine Violence

President Obama suggested today that the US might impose new economic sanctions on Russia, blaming it squarely for the warfare in eastern Ukraine. But he ruled out any military options and proposed no shift in an American-led strategy that has yet to convince Moscow to halt operations against its far...

Artist Hides $16K in Gold Bars on Beach

It's the kind of art project that even people who hate art projects can love: A German artist has hidden about $16,000 worth of gold bars on a beach in Folkestone, England, reports the Guardian. Lucky treasure hunters can keep any they find. Artist Michael Sailstorfer calls the project...

ISIS Waterboarded Hostages

James Foley and at least three other hostages held by the Islamic State were waterboarded multiple times during captivity, reports the Washington Post. The newspaper quotes anonymous sources for the scoop, and says the ISIS militants "appeared to model" the infamous technique —labeled as torture by President Obama—on the...

Guy Banned From Having Dog: It's a 'Very Large Cat'

What do you do if you work and live at Cambridge University and own an adorable basset hound, but the college has banned dogs living on campus? If you're Roger Mosey, you convince school bigwigs that your dog is actually a "very large cat." Cats are allowed to live in...

Body Found in Israel May Be US Hiker

Police have found a body in an Israeli forest where a young American hiker went missing about a week ago, reports the Jerusalem Post. The body hasn't been identified yet, but authorities are working on the "strong possibility" that it is that of 23-year-old Aharon Sofer, a New Jersey resident...

Chilean Sailor Comes Out, Makes History

Chilean sailor Mauricio Ruiz is the first person enlisted in the Chilean Armed Forces to come out as homosexual, because, as he says, gays have "no reason to hide," the BBC reports. "We can do anything, be marines or in any branch (of the military). We deserve as much respect...

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