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UN Human Rights Council's Newest Members Practice Systemic Rape, Modern-Day Slavery

World | Will Racke
Qatar's foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani attends the 36th Session of the Human Rights Council at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland September 11, 2017. REUTERS/Denis Balibouse

‘Absurd, immoral and offensive’

North Korea May Not Last A Year Under Sanctions, Says Former Regime Official

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reacts as he arrives for the opening ceremony of the Cemetery of Fallen Fighters of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in Pyongyang July 25, 2013, as part of celebrations ahead of the 60th anniversary of the signing of a truce in the 1950-1953 Korean War. REUTERS/Jason Lee

‘Never before has the country faced such tough sanctions’

Trump And North Korea Apparently Have The Exact Same View On Nukes

Defense | Ryan Pickrell
North Koreans watch a news report showing North Korea's Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile launch on electronic screen at Pyongyang station in Pyongyang, North Korea, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 30, 2017. Mandatory credit Kyodo/via REUTERS

‘Total elimination of nuclear weapons’

Islamic Art And Architecture Expert Debunks Claims About Muslim Vikings

World | Ian Miles Cheong
A man shouts during the annual Viking festival in Catoira, Spain, on Aug. 2, 2015. The festival re-enacts Viking raids that occurred in the area between the ninth and 12th centuries, and is celebrated annually on the first Sunday of August. (Miguel Vidal/Reuters)

A professor of Islamic art and architecture has debunked claims about Vikings being Muslims.

Pope Blames Climate Change For Migrant Crisis And World Hunger

World | Joshua Gill
Pope Francis arrives for a meeting with members of Pontifical Council for Promoting the New Evangelization in the Synod Hall at the Vatican October 11, 2017. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

‘The effects of climate change’

Anti-Trumpers Climb To The Top Of French Building To Hang Shia LaBoeuf's Flag

World | Rob Shimshock
Shia LaBoeuf gives his "Just Do It" motivational speech (Photo Credit: YouTube/MotivaShian)

This is the flag’s fifth appearance

Pop Star Claims She Was Sexually Harassed By Danish Director

World | Gabrielle Okun
Icelandic singer and actress Bjork poses during a photocall at the Venice Lido September 2, 2005. Bjork is starring in [U.S. director Matthew Barney's] latest movie "Drawing Restraint 9". - PBEAHUNXNDP (Reuters)

‘Was the norm’

Macron Calls For 'Severe Measures' Against Illegal Immigrants

World | Jacob Bojesson
French President Emmanuel Macron reacts during a joint press conference with the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) following their meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, October 9, 2017. REUTERS/Ludovic Marin/Pool

‘We will do what we must do’

Report: North Korea Won't Talk To Trump Until It Can Reliably Nuke The US East Coast

World | Ryan Pickrell
The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test launch in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, July, 4 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS

‘Reliable defensive and offensive capability’

Android Phones Could Get Hacked Because Of Wi-Fi, Says Report

Tech | Eric Lieberman
Cybersecurity: Woman holding a smartphone with virus alert on the screen. [Shutterstock - Georgejmclittle - 319423463]

‘We’re aware of the issue’

Kurdish Prime Minister's Office Calls For US To Hold Baghdad Accountable After Losing Kirkuk

World | Jonah Bennett
Kurdish forces on an armoured vehicle drive in the street of Kirkuk

‘Hold Baghdad and the Iranian terror proxies accountable’

Astronomers Captured Colliding Neutron Stars For The First Time In History

World | Thomas Phippen
Animation of kilonova created by colliding neutron stars (Image: NASA Goddard/YouTube screengrab)

‘Never before been seen by humans’

Taliban Hostages Thought Captors Were Kidding When Told Trump Was President

World | Henry Rodgers
Alleged fighters for the Islamic State and Taliban walk being presented to the media at the police headquarters in Jalalabad on October 3, 2017. (NOORULLAH SHIRZADA/AFP/Getty Images)

‘He was being serious’

China's Plan For A Possible North Korean Provocation May Be To Completely Ignore It

World | Ryan Pickrell
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un guides the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS

Prohibiting original North Korea reporting

British Actress Piles On The Weinstein Allegations

World | Gabrielle Okun

‘Finally I gave up’

School Allows Transgender Boys To Sleep In Girls' Dorm

World | Grace Carr
BUDAPEST, HUNGARY - JULY 11.Unidentified boy took part in the 20. Budapest Gay Pride parade to support the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) rights on July 11 2015 in Budapest, Hungary. (Credit: posztos / Shutterstock.com)

They can wear makeup and jewelry too

Macron Will Strip Harvey Weinstein Of France's Highest Honor

World | Gabrielle Okun
PARIS, FRANCE - APRIL 8, 2017 : Emmanuel Macron speaking about french ultramarine for the french presidential election of 2017 at the head office of his political party. (Shutterstock)

Macron has ‘taken steps’

Hillary Clinton Goes Abroad -- Tells Everyone Congress Is Working To Undermine Trump

Politics | David Krayden
Former U.S. Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton speaks during an interview with Mariella Frostrup at the Cheltenham Literature Festival in Cheltenham, Britain October 15, 2017. REUTERS/Rebecca Naden TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RC15E367A440

‘…members of Congress on both sides are trying to work out how they can contain [Trump].’

Catalonia Won't Say If It's Already Declared Independence From Spain

World | Jacob Bojesson
Protesters carry Esteladas, Catalan separatist flags, and Basque flags, during a rally in favour of a referendum on independence from Spain for the autonomous community of Catalonia, in the Basque city of Bilbao, Spain September 9, 2017. REUTERS/Vincent West/File Photo

The crisis continues

Austria Elects World's Youngest Leader As Conservatives Take Power

World | Jacob Bojesson
FILE PHOTO: Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz addresses the media in Vienna, Austria June 26, 2017. REUTERS/Leonhard Foeger/File Photo

‘It is time for change’