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  • 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…

    AFP
  • 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…

    Mashable
  • 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.

    ABC News
  • 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.

    Associated Press
  • 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
  • Ex-priest arrested in 1960 killing of Texas schoolteacher

    MCALLEN, Texas (AP) — A former priest has been arrested in Arizona in the 1960 slaying of a 25-year-old Texas schoolteacher and beauty queen.

    Associated Press
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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
  • 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
  • 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…

    LiveScience.com
  • 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
  • Rattling the establishment: Win for Trump sends Republican Party into panic

    As the Republican primary contest continues, New Hampshire may come to be known as the place where the establishment’s chances of nominating one of its own came to die. Donald Trump, the billionaire businessman and unlikely presidential candidate, claimed his first win in the race for the GOP…

    Yahoo News Digest
  • Shkreli is sued over his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album

    Martin Shkreli faces a new legal headache, a lawsuit claiming that his $2 million Wu-Tang Clan album contains illustrations ripped off from a New York artist, who now wants the former drug executive to pay for them. In a complaint filed on Tuesday in Manhattan federal court, Jason Koza said he…

    Reuters
  • 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
  • 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

    ABC News
  • Israeli leader wants to begin separating from Palestinians

    Israeli opposition leader Isaac Herzog said Wednesday that no peace deal was possible for now and his country must begin unilaterally separating from the Palestinians "as much as possible" to restore security. Herzog made the comments while laying out his new security and diplomatic initiative that…

    AFP