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Oct 18, 2014

Son of ex-prime minister testifies at Canada dismemberment trial

The son of former Canadian Prime Minister Jean Chretien and the sister of convicted serial killer Karla Homolka testified on Friday at the murder trial of a Canadian man who has admitted to killing and dismembering a Chinese student in 2012. Canadian Luka Magnotta ...

Marquis de Sade's sexual violence explored in Paris exhibition

Oct 18, 2014

Marquis de Sade's sexual violence explored in Paris exhibition

An unreconstructed libertine who turned debauchery into high art or a vile pornographer who tried to justify rape, murder and pedophilia? From Flaubert to Baudelaire, the influence of the Marquis de Sade on writers is well documented, but a new exhibition in Paris sets ...

Oct 18, 2014

Ebola-themed plush toys doing brisk sales

It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: “Ebola” and “Add to Wishlist.” Giantmicrobes Inc., which makes a line of plush toys based on viruses and other microscopic organisms, has sold out its entire Ebola stock, including ...

Oct 18, 2014

Bear consumes body of California man who died of heart attack

A man who suffered a heart attack and died outside his rural Northern California home had his corpse dragged away and eaten by a black bear that was sheltering nearby, medical officials said Friday. The 65-year-old man, identified as Marion Williams, had walked from ...

Oct 18, 2014

WHO declares Senegal Ebola-free

The outbreak of Ebola in Senegal is officially over, but the West African country remains vulnerable to further cases of the deadly disease being imported, the World Health Organization said on Friday. Twice the maximum incubation period of 21 days, or 42 days, has ...

Oct 17, 2014

EU hopeful of Ukraine progress after Putin talks

European Union leaders expressed optimism on the chances of progress toward a resolution of the deadly crisis in Ukraine after talks in Milan with Vladimir Putin on Friday. “In general, I am really positive after this meeting,” Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi told reporters ...

Oct 17, 2014

Democratic hopes dim as chance of winning House fade

Democrats’ high hopes of mitigating losses in the House of Representatives in a rough election year have been dashed by reality. The question now is not whether Republicans hold the House of Representatives, how many seats they could add to their majority on Election ...

Oct 17, 2014

Kurds hold out in Syria's Kobani one month into Islamic State assault

Kurdish fighters backed by a flurry of U.S.-led airstrikes were still holding out Thursday against jihadists in Kobani as an Islamic State offensive on the Syrian border town entered its second month. The militants have also been beaten back this week from Amriyat al-Fallujah, ...