• North Korea's army chief of staff executed: report

    North Korea's army chief of staff has been executed, South Korean media reported Wednesday, in what would amount to the latest in a series of purges and executions of top officials by leader Kim Jong-Un. Ri Yong-Gil, Chief of the Korean People's Army (KPA) General Staff, was executed earlier this…

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  • Drunk Chinese man kicks elevator doors in and falls down its shaft

    What was supposed to be a fun karaoke night out turned into a harrowing tumble for a 24-year-old man from Hangzhou, China, when he accidentally fell down an elevator shaft after kicking its doors in. Identified only as Yang, the inebriated man was caught on security cam footage getting into a…

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  • Woman Killed by Stray Bullet Had Been Warned by Father Not to Move to Chicago

    Aaren O'Connor, 25, moved from California to Chicago just over a year ago for a new job and to be with her boyfriend. "I pleaded with her when she told me she was going to go to Chicago. According to David O'Connor, Aaren was on the phone with her sister when the shooting happened.

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  • Why Aren’t Black Students Picking Majors That Lead to High-Paying Jobs?

    Ask a group of high school seniors what they’re sick of being asked about college, and they’ll likely share some variation of the question “What are you going to major in?” Adults usually follow up the query one of two ways: They tell students to study a subject that leads to a high-paying…

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  • Kurds attack Syrian air base held by insurgents

    BEIRUT (AP) — Kurdish fighters helped by Russian airstrikes launched an attack in northern Syria on Wednesday in an attempt to capture a military air base held by Syrian insurgents, while an international aid group warned that the health system in parts of the north is close to collapse.

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  • NATO agrees Russian deterrent but avoids Cold War footing

    By Robin Emmott and Phil Stewart BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO agreed on Wednesday its boldest steps yet to deter Russia from any attack in the Baltics or eastern Europe, setting out ways to rapidly deploy air, naval and ground forces without resorting to Cold War-era military bases. In an effort to…

    Reuters
  • Wedding Cast Of Characters Reflects Turbulent History

    DEAR ABBY: My son, "Chad," is being married in June to "Jenny," a girl his sister "Madison" introduced him to. Madison feels she should be a bridesmaid in their wedding because she introduced them. Madison had sex with Jenny's boyfriend "Axel" before she met Chad, got pregnant and had Axel's…

    Dear Abby
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    Teen Brutally Beaten After Alleged Carjacking Attempt

    Milwaukee police are searching for a group of men who allegedly beat a 15-year-old who had reportedly tried to steal a car. A photo of the boy was posted on Facebook.

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  • Moscow warns US over missile system deployment to S. Korea

    Moscow on Wednesday warned that Washington's deployment of a US missile defence system to South Korea could spark an arms race in the region. South Korean and US defence officials said last week they would begin formal talks on the deployment of the Terminal High Altitude Area Defence System…

    AFP
  • Wild elephant goes on rampage in Indian town

    A wild elephant went on an hours-long rampage in a town in eastern India on Wednesday, damaging about 100 homes, shops and other buildings, a state minister said.

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  • What Caused This Weird Crack to Appear in Michigan?

    A strange and sudden buckling of the earth in Michigan five years ago is now being explained as a limestone bulge, researchers reported today (Feb. 9). The upheaved rock and soil was discovered after a deep boom thundered through the forest near Birch Creek on Michigan's Upper Peninsula, north of…

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  • Police: Death of Ohio Newborn Bitten by Dog Ruled Accidental

    Authorities say the mother of a 3-day-old Ohio boy who died after he was bitten by a dog won't face any charges after a coroner ruled the death accidental

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    How Singapore celebrated Chinese New Year in 2016 (23 photos)

    People in Singapore spent the Chinese New Year of the Monkey admiring fireworks, ushering in the new year with joss sticks and consuming insane amounts of Yu Sheng.

    Yahoo Singapore
  • Big-wave surfers gather in Hawaii for prestigious event

    HALEIWA, Hawaii (AP) — "Eddie would go." That's the mantra of the Quiksilver big wave surf competition in memory of Eddie Aikau, a Native Hawaiian surfer famous for riding monster waves and saving hundreds of lives as Waimea Bay's first official lifeguard.

    Associated Press
  • Pope unleashes 'super confessors' to tackle special sins

    Dubbed 'super confessors', for one year only they can absolve sins usually only pardoned by the pope himself. There are certain evils the Vatican ranks above other sins, from attempting to assassinate the pope to defiling the Eucharist -- the rite of consuming consecrated bread and wine in Church…

    AFP
  • North Korea executes army chief of staff: South Korean media

    North Korea has executed its army chief of staff, Ri Yong Gil, South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported on Wednesday, which, if true, would be the latest in a series of executions, purges and disappearances under its young leader. The news comes amid heightened tension surrounding isolated North…

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  • Justin Bieber Goes Back To Smoking And Gets ‘The Fear’ After Super Bowl Partying

    A day after the Super Bowl Justin, 21, also revealed he had what many people feel when they’re hungover – “the fear”. Justin last year vowed to leave his ‘wildchild’ image in the past last year when he submitted to a Comedy Central Roast.

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