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Rouhani Supporters Launch Huge Twitter Storm Backing Him After Hardline Mob Forces Him to Flee Rally

Map shows extent of I-Support-Rouhani tweets in Iran by region. Tens of thousands of President Hassan Rouhani’s supporters took to social media to express their outrage after he was surrounded by an angry mob loyal to Supreme

French journalist dies of injuries after reporting on Isis war in Iraq

Veronique Robert was a war correspondent, who had covered multiple conflicts in the Middle East

Video and Photos: Trans Marchers Celebrate the Passing of Trans Human Rights Bill

21 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

“I'm marching today because I finally have the freedom to be the person I always wanted to be" The mood was jubilant as thousands took part in the 9th annual Toronto Trans March on Friday evening. Marchers took off from Bloor Street at Church, headed south down Yonge Street, turned left on Carlton Street, ending up in Allan Gardens. Show More Summary

With millions set to lose Obamacare, DWP workers keep getting a sweeter deal

Two news items jumped out at me in the last several days. Item one: The U.S. Senate, after conducting its business behind closed doors, burped up a healthcare reform package that is likely to throw millions of people off the health insurance rolls. Item two: The Los Angeles Department of Water...

These Streets Are Closed For Sunday's LGBTQ Pride Parade

Sunday, June 25 is the big Heritage of Pride March, also known as the Pride Parade, which steps off at noon at Fifth Avenue and 36th Street and heads down into Greenwich Village. Below, you can find the street closures, which start at 11 a.m., for the parade's formation, route, dispersal and festival. [ more › ]

The quiet voices saying 'no' to Paris’s Olympic bid

The French capital has been turned into a giant Olympic park this weekend in an extravagant final push to win the 2024 Olympics bid. While not all Parisians are in favour of the Games, dissenting voices are few and far between.

Eight killed, five missing in Colombia coal mine blast

An explosion at an illegal coal mine in central Colombia killed at least eight people, as rescuers scrambled to find five others still missing, authorities said Saturday, updating earlier figures. The blast Friday occurred at a coal mine in the town of Cucunuba in Cundinamarca state, some 90 kilometers (55 miles) north of Bogota, at about 2130 GMT. Show More Summary

Night Owl's Limited Edition Milleni-O's Cookie Features Oreo O's Cereal

Oreo lovers rejoice! Cereal maker Post is bringing back the beloved Oreo O’s, after a decade off the shelves. And because everything old is new again Night Owl Cookie Co. has released a cookie featuring the cereal to honor the occas...

D.C. firefighters rescue children from burning apartment building

An early morning fire at an apartment building on the 1300 block of Peabody Street in Northwest D.C. displaced more than 100 people.

Help This Teen Unload His Roaches Before He Goes On Vacation!

It's summer now, which greatly increases the probability that you'll find yourself face-to-thorax with a giant cockroach. Or be awoken by one stumbling through you hair. The manner in which this happens is typically pretty straightforward—you...Show More Summary

Bike-Riding Burglar Is Targeting Apartments In Ridgewood, Bushwick, Police Say

Police are looking for a suspect who has apparently broken into—or tried to break into—five different apartments in Queens and Brooklyn in April and May. In one instance, authorities say he claimed to be a police detective investigating a break-in. In another, he allegedly threatened a victim with a knife. [ more › ]

Weird Sculptures Fill The Square Mile

22 hours agoEngland / London : Londonist

Look out for a lonely horse and an exploding shed.

10 things expats should know about property rental and purchase

22 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

New in town and clueless about renting or buying a property? We spoke with Bruce Fan of Joint-Win Partners, a full-service legal firm based in Shanghai, to get all your questions answered! And if all that's not enough to answer all your questions, sign up for our real estate legal clinic happening this Thursday 7pm at Shanghai Tower. [ more › ]

WATCH: Upcoming documentary tells the untold story of six Chinese survivors of the Titanic

22 hours agoChina / Shanghai : Shanghaiist

"Who were they, how did they escape, and how did they disappear so completely from the history books?" [ more › ]

The Wednesday One-Liners behind the Badge

Male cop to another: Did I tell you today how much I love you? –34th & 8th Overheard by: Egon Thug jumping onto train just as doors were closing: Yo, what train is this? Nah, I don’t care as long as the cops didn’t see me. –C train, Penn Station Overheard by: go rangers! Cop […]

In Photos: Toronto’s Annual Queer Night March Blocks Traffic in Front of Police Headquarters

22 hours agoCanada / Toronto : Torontoist

The Night March is the annual reminder that Pride is political. The annual queer and trans Night March, now in its sixth year, led hundreds of marchers through Toronto’s Gay Village, across College Street, before temporarily stopping traffic in front of police headquarters Wednesday evening. Show More Summary

Spain rescues more than 200 migrants from Med

Spanish coastguards rescued more than 200 migrants on Saturday as they attempted to make the perilous sea crossing from north Africa to Europe. A spokesman for Spain's state maritime rescue service told AFP that 224 people had been rescued from five vessels in the Strait of Gibraltar and the Alboran Sea, which separate Spain from Morocco. Show More Summary

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