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Australian Senator Wears Burqa in Parliament, Drawing Outrage

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A right-wing and conservative Australian senator wore a burqa in Parliament as part of a campaign to ban Islamic face coverings around the country. Pauline...




  • A member of the ISIS terrorist group carried the ISIS banner. (By VOA [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons)

    Hairdresser Who Tried to Cheat ISIS for $205,000 Sentenced to Two Years in Jail

    A judge sentenced a Syrian refugee living in Germany to a two-year jail term on Monday, Aug. 14, for trying to scam the ISIS terrorist... Read more

  • The test fire of a ballistic missile at an undisclosed location in North Korea in an undated photo released by North Korea’s official Korean Central News
Agency on May 30.
 (STR/AFP/Getty Images)

    2 Small Earthquakes Reported Near North Korean Capital Amid Missile Fears

    North Korea was reportedly hit by two earthquakes, sparking fears of another nuclear test. One quake struck near the North Korean capital of Pyongyang, registering... Read more

  • Elephants are pictured, on May 9, 2015 at Halali in Etosha park. (MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

    Hunter Trampled to Death by Elephant He Was Trying to Shoot

    A man from Argentina was killed in Namibia on Saturday while trying to hunt an elephant. He was trampled to death.  The hunter, identified as 46-year-old Jose Monzalvez,... Read more

  • Mexican craft beer bottles on display in a bar in Mexico City, on July 20, 2012. (Ronaldo Schemidt/AFP/GettyImages)

    Mexico Seizes 10,000 Gallons of Illicit Alcohol From Resorts, After Mysterious Death of US Woman

    Mexican authorities seized 10,000 gallons of illicit alcohol after a recent crackdown against 31 resorts, restaurants, and nightclubs in Cancun and Playa del Carmen.  Regulators... Read more

  • (COMBO) This combination of pictures created on March 30, 2017 shows China's President Xi Jinping (L) delivering a speech on the opening day of the World Economic Forum, on January 17, 2017 in Davos, and US President Donald Trump (R) announcing the final approval of the XL Pipline in the Oval Office of the White House on March 24, 2017 in Washington, DC.
(FABRICE COFFRINI,MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    China Implements UN Sanctions Against NKorea, Bans Iron, Lead, and Coal Imports

    China on Monday, Aug.14, issued an order to implement the United Nations sanctions imposed on the communist regime North Korea earlier this month. The country... Read more

  • The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test launch. The launch came days before leaders from the Group of 20 nations were due to discuss steps to rein in North Korea's weapons programme, which it has pursued in defiance of U.N. Security Council sanctions. (KCNA/via REUTERS)

    North Korea Reiterated Its Nuclear Threats While US Top Officials Play Down War Risks

    Tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly on Monday as key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea. Concern that North Korea is close to... Read more

  • Yisrael Kristal sitting in his home in the Israeli city of Haifa.
(SHULA KOPERSHTOUK/AFP/Getty Images)

    World’s Oldest Man Dies One Month Before Birthday

    The world’s oldest man died one month before his 114th birthday. He died in Israel on Aug. 11. He survived two world wars and Nazi... Read more

  • Fruit cake found at Cape Adare thought to be from Scott's Northern Party (1911).
 (Antarctic Heritage Trust)

    Century-Aged Fruitcake Found in Antarctic Explorers’ Hut

    For something that we’re told improves with age, this edible relic is quite the find. Frozen for 106 years on the Antarctica’s Cape Adare Peninsula,... Read more

  • President Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida. (REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

    Trump, Xi Agreed North Korea Must Stop Its Provocative and Escalatory Behavior

    U.S. President Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping talked on the phone on Friday night,  as tensions rise on Korean peninsula.  In their phone call, Trump and Xi “agreed... Read more

  • President Donald Trump speaks to the press at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, NJ, on Aug. 11, 2017. (JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    As Socialists Usurp Power in Venezuela, Trump Threatens Military Option

    President Donald Trump indicated that he will not rule out military intervention as an option to address the growing instability in Venezuela. Venezuela slid toward... Read more

  • Ivanka Trump, daughter of U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives at a Gala Dinner at Deutsche Bank within the framework of the W20 summit  on April 25, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. (Clemens Bilan/Getty Images)

    Ivanka Trump Will Lead US Delegation to India Entrepreneurship Summit

    White House Advisor Ivanka Trump will lead the U.S. delegation to the Global Entrepreneurship Summit in India this November, President Donald Trump, her father, announced... Read more

  • A man walks pasts a mural representing the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 at an alley in Shah Alam, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 26, 2015. (MOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Company Offers Search for Disappeared Flight 370, Victims’ Families Urge Government to Agree

    An American ocean exploration company, Ocean Infinity, has offered to search for the disappeared Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 after the official search was suspended in... Read more

  • A B-1B Lancer. (Courtesy USAF/Getty Images)

    Trump Warns Weapons ‘Locked and Loaded’ as North Korea Threatens With Nuclear War

    President Donald Trump updated his warning to North Korea on Friday, saying American weapons were “locked and loaded”. Trump kept up the war of words on Twitter shortly after... Read more

  • In this file image made from video by North Korea's KRT released on July 28, 2017, North Korean leader Kim Jung Un, second from right, gestures at the site of a missile test at an undisclosed location in North Korea. (KRT via AP Video, File)

    China Warns It May Remain Neutral If North Korea Launches Missile Attack on US

    China should remain neutral if North Korea launches an attack that threatens the United States, a Chinese state-run newspaper said on Friday, sounding a warning... Read more

  • South Korea-born Canadian pastor Hyeon Soo Lim stands during his trial at a North Korean court in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, North Korea on Dec. 16, 2015.   (REUTERS/KCNA)

    Canadian Pastor Freed by North Korea Healthy, ‘Not in Critical Condition’

    OTTAWA—A Canadian pastor freed from a North Korean prison on humanitarian grounds is healthy and not in critical condition, his family said on Thursday. Hyeon... Read more

  • A view from the top deck of a Princess Cruises cruise ship before its departure.  (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)

    Cruise Ship Becomes ‘Ghost Ship’ to Pass Through Pirate-Infested Waters Undetected

    A cruise ship sailing from Sydney made passengers live 10 days in darkness and total silence once the sun went down. All outside activities were... Read more

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