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A man armed with a fake gun disrupted Dutch television on Thursday evening when he forced his way into the building of public broadcaster NOS and demanded airtime before being overpowered by police.
A new report predicts that by 2020 a total of 18 states in America will have legalized recreational marijuana. Currently possession of pot is legal in just four U.S. states - pending in others - while medical marijuana is legal in 23 states.
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Notorious former Lord's Resistance Army commander Dominic Ongwen made his first appearance before the International Criminal Court on Monday, accused of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
Nothing like making one of the world's most popular sports figures a judge in a Miss Universe contest to get the world to pay attention. It's a global contest but not a lot of people watch nowadays. Doubtless Pacquiao helped increase its ratings.
The metaphorical Doomsday Clock, created by and kept up by The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, has been moved. It is now the closest it's been to midnight in three decades, moving up Thursday to 3 minutes to midnight.
A 28-year-old Toronto area woman, Jennifer Pan, has been sentenced to 25 years in prison with no chance of parole for the murder of her mother and serious wounding of her father. She was convicted last month and sentenced on Friday, January 23rd.
Lachlan Lever is an Australian baby who could not hear until fitted with a hearing aid at seven weeks when his first moments of sound were recorded. It's a sweet video, filmed in 2012, that went viral after being posted last Fall and again this month.
A defrocked priest found guilty of 32 counts of sexually abusing Inuit children between the years 1978 and 1982 apologized in a courtroom at his sentencing hearing today. As he did so, dozens of victims and members of their families cried out.
RCMP near Vancouver have had reports of a man hiking in a wooded area while naked and say they would like to find him. The man hasn't done anything to anyone, though being naked in public is an offence under the country's criminal code.
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The International Criminal Court's prosecutor on Friday opened a preliminary probe into possible war crimes committed against Palestinians, a move immediately blasted by Israel as "scandalous".
Doggone it but this a cute story — a dog that rides the bus to play at her local dog park by herself. She gets on at a stop that's near her home, gets off a few stops along, plays in the park and then gets a bus home.
It's all about the publicity and Miley Cyrus knows about publicity. This time she's posed naked, with some conveniently located soap bubbles, for 'V' magazine. Given her look that's pretty good publicity, too.
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The Netherlands wants to know whether its intelligence services warned airlines of danger about flying over war-torn Ukraine prior to the downing of flight MH17 in July, officials said Tuesday.
Tragic news today from the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) as it announced on its website that two of its young skiers have died in an avalanche. The skiers died while skiing in the Austrian Alps on Monday.
The Artificial Reef Society of British Columbia (ARSBC) said today it has at last received full approval to turn a former-Canadian Navy warship into an artificial reef. The HMCS Annapolis will be sunk to create a reef for marine life at Gambier Island.