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40 Mexican bishops taking 'intensive' exorcism course

Some 40 Catholic bishops in Mexico are taking an 'intensive' exorcism course led by an Italian priest who says he's personally conducted 1,650 exorcisms.... Read more»1

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Mexico: Man arrested for smuggling human body parts inside teddy bear

A man was recently arrested in Mexico for smuggling human skulls and as of yet unspecified human body parts inside teddy bears. ... Read more»0

If there is one image that sums up the World Cup in Brazil, this is it

You don't need to know that much about Brazil to take in this image. ... Read more»0

Thai men dressing up like Mexican gangsters, it's a thing

They look like Cholos. But appearances are about all these young Thai men have adopted from the notoriously fierce Mexican American subculture.... Read more»0

8 places that do health care better than the U.S.

As Obamacare divides Washington, let's not forget how many countries are doing health care better than we are. ... Read more»0

3 other places the U.S. military bombed in the past month

Not every bombing campaign is as well publicized as the one probably coming to Syria. Here's what else the U.S. military is up to.... Read more»0

8 things other cultures do that are awesome

It's a tough pill to swallow, but a lesson worth learning all the same: Just because it's the way we've always done it doesn't mean it's the most awesome way.... Read more»0

'Asian unicorn' so elusive it may be gone

Just 20 years after the species was discovered (that's how elusive they are), wildlife experts say the population of the saola, known as the 'Asian unicorn,' may be facing extinction.... Read more»0

Can eating dogs be done humanely?

It is possible that by legalizing and regulating the dog meat industry, we could put an end to the cramming of dogs in cages and the bludgeoning of dogs to death?... Read more»1

Radioactive beef on market in Japan

Tokyo officials discovered that the meat of 11 cows from a Fukushima farm, which was about to be delivered, contained high levels of radiation, while radioactive meat of six other cows from the same farm was on the market.... Read more»0

Video smuggled out of North Korea shows deep hunger crisis

Newly released footage shot over several months by an undercover North Korean journalist suggests that Kim Jong Il's iron fist is weakening. For the first time, it seems, the all-powerful army, which used to be immune from famine, is also going hungry... Read more»1

Cannibalism in North Korea?

Just when you thought North Korea couldn't get any more disturbing. A leaked official police document reportedly details at least one case of cannibalism. If true, the report would validate what has been rumored in the North for quite some time: that people are so hungry they are eating other people. ... Read more»2

Artist Ai Weiwei shows playful side in newly released photo

"See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil." The ages-old maxim referring to those who feign ignorance or choose to look the other way is far from Ai Weiwei's motto. ... Read more»1

North Koreans chuckle over propaganda

Given the increasingly dire economic situation in North Korea, people are losing faith in Kim Jong Il. And they are expressing their cynicism through reinterpretations of government slogans, reports the Daily NK.... Read more»1

Japanese device provides virtual makeout session

Tokyo's Kajimoto Laboratory is working on a "kiss transmission device" that, when you hook it up to the Internet, facilitates a lip-locking experience with someone remotely. Computers would be able to read and store your 'kissing information,' then play it back on any given long and lonely night.... Read more»0

Dalai Lama weighs in on bin Laden killing

Even our worst enemy deserves forgiveness, but we can't forget, Buddhist leader says.... Read more»0

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