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Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'bare with us'

Aug 2, 2015

Topless protest in Canada urges women to 'bare with us'

Dozens of topless women — and men — attended a “Bare With Us” rally Saturday meant to educate the public about women’s right to go shirtless if they choose. The rally and march were organized by three sisters who were stopped by a police ...

Report says Merkel will run for fourth term in 2017

Aug 2, 2015

Report says Merkel will run for fourth term in 2017

Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has ruled Germany since 2005, has decided to run for a fourth term and has started planning her 2017 re-election campaign, according to an unsourced report Saturday in Der Spiegel news magazine. A spokeswoman for Merkel’s Christian Democrat (CDU) party ...

Aug 2, 2015

Extraordinary measures used to fight militant Islam in 'stans'

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Authorities in Central Asia’s former Soviet “stans” are taking draconian measures to stamp out militant Islam, but their harsh methods and the absence of democratic politics risk provoking a backlash that could bring even greater instability. While the region’s authoritarian rulers have battled Islamic ...

164 skydivers in formation smash world record above Illinois

Aug 1, 2015

164 skydivers in formation smash world record above Illinois

Traveling at speeds of up to 240 mph (almost 400 kph), 164 skydivers flying head-down built the largest ever vertical skydiving formation Friday over central Illinois, smashing the previous record. It took the international team 13 attempts to beat the 2012 mark set by ...

Aug 1, 2015

Bin Laden relatives reportedly killed in British plane crash

A private jet crashed in southern England on Friday, killing four people on board, a spokesman for the Hampshire police service said, and Saudi and British media said the passengers were relatives of deceased al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden. A spokeswoman for the British ...

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

Aug 1, 2015

WWE Hall of Famer Roddy Piper dies at 61

“Rowdy” Roddy Piper, the kilt wearing trash-talker who headlined the first WrestleMania and later found movie stardom, died Friday. He was 61. The WWE confirmed the death. The wrestling organization provided no additional details. Piper, born Roderick Toombs in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, is the second ...

Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine

Aug 1, 2015

Breakthrough in quest for Ebola vaccine

An Ebola test vaccine provided blanket protection in a field trial in Guinea, researchers said Friday, possibly heralding “the beginning of the end” for the devastating West African outbreak that has killed thousands. The serum was 100 percent effective after a week in the ...