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Easter Island — Has mystery of statue's red hats been solved?

Easter Island's wonderful and mysterious stone statues, or Moai have gazed inland across the island for hundreds of years. Some of the Moai wear red stone hats, called pukao. How did the Easter Islanders get the pukaos on top of the Moai?

Novelists withdraw from New York gala in Charlie Hebdo protest

New York - Six prominent novelists have withdrawn from a New York literary gala to protest against French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo being honored with a freedom of expression award.

'Hundreds' found dead as fresh Boko Haram violence hits Nigeria

Maiduguri - Hundreds of people have been found dead in the northeast Nigerian town of Damasak, apparently victims of the Boko Haram insurgency, as details emerged on Monday of fresh attacks by the militants.

Op-Ed: Is Jade Helm a training operation to impose U.S. martial law?

In video footage recently released American military is seen training to escort civilians to FEMA camps and initiate martial law. Is there more to the Jade Helm training operation than authorities are telling us?

London Metropolitan Police still uses 35,000 Windows XP computers

A freedom of information request has revealed how prevalent the 14-year old Windows XP still is at key public businesses. The London Metropolitan Police force announced today that officers still use 35,000 XP machines, despite support ending a year ago.

Millions of WordPress sites are at risk of hijacking

A major vulnerability has been discovered in the WordPress content management system that makes it possible for hackers to gain complete control of the administration area and even the web server that WordPress is running on.

Everest avalanche triggered by Nepal earthquake caught on video

Kathmandu - A German climber, Jost Kobusch , posted to YouTube Sunday footage showing a deadly avalanche sweeping through the base camp at Mt. Everest. The avalanche was triggered by Saturday's magnitude 7.8 earthquake, the worst to hit Nepal in decades.

Op-Ed: A word about war and 'heinous' crimes, a letter to Roxanne James

Dear Canadian MP Roxanne James, I have something to say about your comments about former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr.

US farms hit by bird flu – but a vaccine might make things worse

Eight million chickens and turkeys have been destroyed at 70 farms in 13 states due to the spreading H5N2 bird flu virus. Health officials are cautiously optimistic the virus will not affect humans, but are offering antiviral drugs to farm workers.

Dozens of soldiers, civilians killed in fresh Boko Haram violence

Kano - Boko Haram gunmen killed dozens of soldiers and massacred civilians in a weekend attack on an island on Lake Chad, after 21 people were shot dead in northeastern Nigeria.

Baltimore protests turn violent following Freddie Gray funeral

Baltimore - Violence erupted in Baltimore on Monday afternoon following the funeral of Freddie Gray, who suffered a broken spine and later died after being arrested by police on April 12.

Study: Millions are dying due to lack of access to surgery

An eye-opening study has found that approximately two-thirds of the world's population lacks access to safe and affordable surgery, double what previous studies had estimated.

Baltimore's Camden Yards in lockdown Saturday due to violence

Baltimore - Camden Yards was in lockdown Saturday night during the Red Sox-Orioles game. Violence erupted just outside the ballpark over the controversial death of Freddie Gray when he was in police custody.

Baltimore riot: Seven officers hurt, one 'unresponsive'

Baltimore - At least seven US police officers were wounded Monday and one of them was "unresponsive" after clashes erupted in the city of Baltimore, Captain Eric Kowalczyk told reporters.

Op-Ed: Is the Apple Watch a necessity or luxurious accessory?

Is Apple Watch really the next big thing set for ubiquity and will it revolutionise wearable technology? Or is it just an expensive luxury?

Maryland National Guard on alert over Baltimore riots: Governor

Baltimore - The Maryland National Guard was placed on alert Monday as riots and looting broke out in the streets of Baltimore following the funeral of an African American man who died in police custody.

Reddit sees dramatic reduction in revenge porn victim reports

Reddit's community leader has updated the world on the website's continuing efforts to eradicate revenge porn. The popular discussion board known as the "front page of the Internet" has promised that revenge porn will not be tolerated.

Op-Ed: Why Floyd Maywearher would be Manny Pacquiao's last opponent

After the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight at the MGM Grand on Saturday, there is no one else in the pool of aspiring challengers who is worthy of facing Manny Pacquiao in the ring.

Heartrending final farewells for Indonesia death row convicts

Cilacap - Led by the hand through a scrum of reporters to an Indonesian prison island, the six-year-old Filipino looked confused and frightened as he made one of his final visits to his mother before her execution.

Air pollution may shrink brains increasing dementia and strokes

A new scientific study links long term exposure to air pollution with smaller brains and increased risk of cognitive impairment and strokes.
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