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Horrible Obama Photoshop Published By South Korean News Agency

Horrible Obama Photoshop Published By South Korean News Agency 037265720

A questionable Barack Obama Photoshop has been doing the rounds since Tuesday, courtesy of South Korean news agency Yonhap. Perhaps taking inspiration from their media colleagues in the North, the news outlet published the image alongside a story about South Korean premier Park Geun-hye meeting President Obama. The picture was later removed, but The Atlantic… Read more »

Three Fake Nuns Arrested In Failed Cocaine Smuggling Plot

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Authorities say three women dressed like nuns were arrested Saturday as they attempted to smuggle cocaine into a popular Colombian vacation destination. According to ABC News, the trio of fake nuns — ages 20, 32 and 37 — were were traveling from the capital Bogota to the island of San Andres when they were nabbed… Read more »

Philippine Volcano Kills Five Hikers In Eruption

Five Hikers Killed Philippine Volcano

A Philippine volcano killed at least five climbers and injured more than a dozen others after it spewed huge rocks and ash just after daybreak on Tuesday. Officials announced the deaths as rescue teams and helicopters rushed to Mayon volcano to bring out the dead and rescue the remaining hikers. At least seven more hikers… Read more »

Damascus Explosions: Syria Reports Israeli Airstrike [Video]

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Explosions in Damascus rocked the capital of Syria for the second time in three days, as reports of the airstrike poured in on social and conventional media. According to an unnamed source, Israel struck a research center near Damascus which was developing Fateh-110 missiles with advanced guidance systems. Other reports say that the facility was… Read more »

Giant Rubber Duck Sails Into Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor [Video]

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A giant rubber duck floated into Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor on Wednesday, where the six-story tall bath toy was greeted by a welcoming crowd of about 1,000 art admirers. Rubber Duck is Hong Kong’s first maritime art exhibit — and China’s very first visit from the conceptual art project, which has been touring the great… Read more »

Cheetah Scratches President of Botswana On Face

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A cheetah has scratched the face of Botswana President Ian Khama, causing minor injuries. A spokesman for President Khama, who is pictured above in a March 2013 visit to the White House, told The Associated Press the incident was “a freak accident, not an attack.” Spokesperson Jeff Ramsay added that 60-year-old Khama was not hospitalized… Read more »

Mt. Everest Brawl Includes Climbers, Sherpas

Mt. Everest Brawl Climbers

A Mt. Everest brawl included climbers and Sherpas near the mountain’s summit in what could be the world’s highest altitude fight. A team of thee European solo climbers described how they were attacked by a group of Sherpas near the famous mountain’s peak. The violence apparently began at 24,000 feet — 5,029 feet below the… Read more »

Bee-Harming Pesticides To Be Banned In Europe

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Bee-harming pesticides will be banned in Europe for two years. The decision was made by the European Commission on Monday and will ban three pesticides. The ban is the world’s first continent-wide restriction on the pesticides, which environmentalists allege are killing the bees that work to pollinate Europe’s crops. The decision was a blow to… Read more »