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  • Pakistan police arrest six over child wedding

    Police have arrested six people accused of arranging the marriage of a seven-year-old boy and six-year-old girl in eastern Pakistan, officials said Saturday. The fathers of both children, the cleric performing the ceremony, and three witnesses were charged under the Child Marriage Restraint Act on…

    AFP
  • Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

    All of Rome came to the Games: rich and poor, men and women, children and the noble elite alike. He triumphed in one match that pitted him against a bear, a lion and a leopard, all of which were released to attack him at once.

    LiveScience.com
  • Is This Ancient Greek ‘Laptop’ Proof That Time Travel Is Real?

    A statue showing a young girl holding up what appears to be a laptop - complete with USB ports - has sparked a frenzy among conspiracy theorists. ‘I am not saying that this is depicting an ancient laptop computer,’ said YouTuber StillSpeakingOut. In the gallery’s description, the object is…

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog
  • Roger The Kangaroo Is Back And He’s Showing Off His Guns Again

    Roger the buff Kangaroo is back - and it looks like he has been working out. The muscly marsupial bounced to fame last year when he was discovered at a kangaroo sanctuary in Alice Springs, a remote town in Australia’s Northern Territory. Roger, unsurprisingly, was dubbed “Kangaroo Dundee”.

    David Harding
  • Clutter Of Holiday Decorations Crushes Man's Christmas Spirit

    DEAR ABBY: Every December my wife virtually buries our home in Christmas decorations. It's not just the tree and stockings in the living room; she's not happy until there are Christmas towels and Christmas soap in the bathroom and another tree and knicky-knacky stuff downstairs. Not even a doorknob…

    Dear Abby
  • Children Can Solve This Puzzle Instantly - But Adults Find It Hard

    A simple logic puzzle can bamboozle a lot of adults - but 80% of children can solve it near-instantly, National Geographic has said. National Geographic showed off the puzzle as part of its Brain Games TV series on YouTube - and claims that 80% of under-10s got it right instantly.

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog
  • How gun control looks from an Arizona gun show

    On a small outdoor stage, past a National Rifle Association welcome banner and a sign offering passers-by the chance to run a mock mission with former Navy SEALs, stands Bob Templeton, the gray-haired, besuited owner of the Crossroads of the West gun show. On this January day, Mr. Obama's new…

    Christian Science Monitor
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    Family of 6 found dead in Gage Park home was 'targeted', CPD says

    Chicago police now say the family of six found dead in their home in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood was "targeted".

    WLS – Chicago
  • Don't mess with Texas, where law is hard, mistakes common

    Among the 3,000 counties that make up the United States, there is one in Texas where it's best not to mess with the law, because justice is hard and mistakes are common. Harris County has executed a record 125 people since the US Supreme Court overturned the death penalty in 1976. "The best answer…

    AFP
  • 2016 Toyota Highlander vs Honda Pilot: Review

    2016 Honda Pilot and 2016 Toyota Highlander are third-row, eight-passenger SUVs. Toyota Highlander broke its year-over-year record with 158,915 units sold, and the Honda Pilot moved 122,868 units in 2015. While the Jeep Grand Cherokee and Explorer are top sellers, the Honda and Toyota have carved…

    Aki Sugawara
  • Did Explorers Really Eat A Mammoth In 1951? DNA Study Reveals Surprise

    It went down in the history books as one of the most outrageous feasts of the modern era - but did explorers REALLY eat mammoth in 1951?

    Rob Waugh's Yahoo Blog
  • Bhutan's royal couple announce birth of baby prince

    Bhutan's royal couple on Saturday announced the birth of their first child, a baby prince, delighting the remote Himalayan kingdom where the monarchy is revered. The newest royal, the son of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema, was safely delivered at Lingkana Palace in the…

    AFP
  • Somali plane hit by bomb, meant to kill all on board: minister

    A blast that punched a hole in the fuselage of a plane this week was caused by a bomb meant to kill everyone on board, Somalia's minister for transport and aviation said on Saturday. One passenger died and two were injured in the explosion on the Airbus A321, operated by Somali company Daallo…

    Reuters
  • Teacher unleashes Facebook tirade about why she is quitting after 30 years

    Many teachers have it real tough, and one Australian teacher has had enough. Kathy Margolis, from Brisbane in Australia, posted an open letter on Facebook Tuesday, dishing the dirt on why she decided to quit after spending almost her entire working life in the profession. The letter, which she says…

    Mashable
  • Why Are Bongs so Strong? Here's the Science Behind the Rip

    Here's what happens when you smoke from a bong.

    Mic
  • Thieving monkey bound and caged in India's Mumbai

    The captured monkey, its arms tied tightly behind its back, sits crouched over in a Mumbai residential colony trying with its teeth to untie the cord bound around its ankles. It was one of three or four monkeys to have been tearing around the community in the western city's Sion area and residents…

    AFP
  • 11-year-old boy convicted of killing 8-year-old girl

    WHITE PINE, Tenn. (AP) — An 11-year-old boy in Tennessee has been found guilty of murdering an 8-year-old girl after she and her sister refused to let him see their puppies.

    Associated Press