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“Call of Duty” Video Game Triggers Call to Swedish Police

“Call of Duty” Video Game Triggers Call to Swedish Police

Activision(STOCKHOLM) — Ten police officers raced to an apartment in Stockholm, Sweden, Saturday night after receiving a report of gunfire and cries for help.  But what they found hardly qualified as an emergency.The Swedish news agency TT report…

Turks Say Star Wars LEGO Set Is Racist

Turks Say Star Wars LEGO Set Is Racist

Ethan Miller/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Turkish Cultural Community of Austria has assembled an angry missive against LEGO, claiming the company’s playset based on Jabba the Hutt’s palace from Star Wars: Episode VI: Return of the Jedi is racist and i…

WATCH: Baby Flung from Car Crash, Almost Run Over

WATCH: Baby Flung from Car Crash, Almost Run Over

File photo. Stockbyte/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — A very lucky baby girl narrowly avoided death after the car she was riding in skidded out of control on an icy Russian highway and slammed into an oncoming truck.The 1-year-old girl, who was not strapped int…

Prince Harry’s War Games Trigger Backlash

Prince Harry’s War Games Trigger Backlash

JOHN STILLWELL/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Prince Harry is the subject of new security concerns as a possible high-value target for the Taliban after he suggested that he has killed insurgents in Afghanistan.”Take a life to save a life.  That&rsqu…

Fire Sparked by Cheese Closes Down Norwegian Tunnel

Fire Sparked by Cheese Closes Down Norwegian Tunnel

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(OSLO, Norway) — A tunnel in Norway has been closed for the past five days, after nearly 30 tons of a delicacy cheese spontaneously burst into flames. The sweet brown cheese, known as Brunost, is apparently highly combustible.Pol…

Small Group of Russian Expatriates Forced to Leave Syria

Small Group of Russian Expatriates Forced to Leave Syria

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — In what may be a portent of things to come, about 100 Russians who live in Syria are getting ready to go back to their homeland.The Russians were described as having lost their homes due to the ongoing fighting in Sy…

Should Women Pay More for Haircuts than Men?

Should Women Pay More for Haircuts than Men?

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(COPENHAGEN, Denmark) — Hairs are being split in Denmark as a new front line has opened up in the battle of the sexes over the price of a haircut.The Danes have long considered themselves one of the world’s leaders in promoting e…

Russia Allows Final Child Adoptions to Leave for US

Russia Allows Final Child Adoptions to Leave for US

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) — After weeks of uncertainty and diplomatic wrangling, Russian authorities have begun to allow a final few adoptions to the United States to proceed, squeaking in under the wire despite Russia’s new ban on adoption…

Kate Middleton Undergoing Hypnotherapy to Lessen Pregnancy Woes

Kate Middleton Undergoing Hypnotherapy to Lessen Pregnancy Woes

LEON NEAL/AFP/GettyImages(LONDON) — Kate Middleton is reportedly undergoing hypnotherapy to help her regain her appetite as she continues to battle a very severe form of morning sickness.The website stuff.co.nz reports news of this unusual procedure t…

Head-On Train Collision in Austria Leaves Dozens Injured

Head-On Train Collision in Austria Leaves Dozens Injured

DIETER NAGL/AFP/Getty Images(VIENNA) — Dozens of people were injured after two commuter trains collided in Austria Monday morning.The trains hit each other head-on during rush hour in a suburb of Vienna.  Rescue workers had to cut passengers out …

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko Suspected in Murder Case

Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko Suspected in Murder Case

SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/GettyImages(NEW YORK) — Former Ukrainan Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko, a galvanizing figure in the Orange Revolution of 2004, has been named a suspect in the murder of a powerful businessman and lawmaker and three others in 1996….

Man Points Gun at Bulgarian Politician’s Head During Speech

Man Points Gun at Bulgarian Politician’s Head During Speech

Youtube(SOFIA, Bulgaria) — A gunman burst onto the stage and pointed a gas pistol at a Bulgarian politician during a televised speech at a party caucus on Saturday.Ahmed Dogan, 58, who is the leader of the Movement for Rights and Freedoms party, struc…

British PM on Hostages in Algeria: ‘This Is a Continuing Situation’

British PM on Hostages in Algeria: ‘This Is a Continuing Situation’

Peter Macdiarmid/WPA Pool/Getty Images(LONDON) — Britain’s prime minister briefed his Parliamentary colleagues on Friday with the latest information on the hostage situation going on at a natural gas facility in Algeria.David Cameron held back on some…

Helicopter Crash in London Leaves Two Dead

Helicopter Crash in London Leaves Two Dead

Oli Scarff/Getty Images(LONDON) — At least two people were killed and 13 others injured when a commercial helicopter crashed in central London during rush hour Wednesday morning.Police were alerted to the incident on Wandsworth Road at around 8 a.m. l…

France Ready to Send More Troops to Mali

France Ready to Send More Troops to Mali

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(PARIS) — Facing Islamist fighters determined to overrun the country, the French government is on the verge of deploying more troops to the North African country of Mali.The militants have already taken large swaths of northern M…

Blaming GPS, Belgian Woman Mistakenly Drives 900 Miles Instead of 90

Blaming GPS, Belgian Woman Mistakenly Drives 900 Miles Instead of 90

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A Belgian woman who set off on a 90-mile trip to pick up a friend at a Brussels train station accidentally drove to Croatia — some 900 miles from her home.According to the Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Sabine Moreau, …

Trial Underway for Alleged Russian ‘Sleeper’ Spies in Germany

Trial Underway for Alleged Russian ‘Sleeper’ Spies in Germany

Thomas Niedermueller/Getty Images(STUTTGART, Germany) — A married pair of alleged ‘sleeper’ spies went on trial in Germany Tuesday, accused of spying for Russia for more than two decades — while living a quiet middle-class life and raising a daughter…

Jewel Thief Busted After Posting Vacation Photos on Facebook

Jewel Thief Busted After Posting Vacation Photos on Facebook

Greater Manchester Police(LONDON) — A thief who stole over $100,000 worth of diamonds and pearls from a jeweler in Manchester, Britain, has been caught by police after he posted pictures of himself vacationing in Brazil and shopping on the streets of …

US Pledges Help to France Against Al Qaeda Rebels in Mali

US Pledges Help to France Against Al Qaeda Rebels in Mali

ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Monday pledged to aid France’s widening aerial assault on al Qaeda-linked rebels in Northern Mali, as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the U.S. would provide the French with intelligence and ai…

US Pledges Help to France Against Al Qaeda Rebels in Mali

US Pledges Help to France Against Al Qaeda Rebels in Mali

ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. Monday pledged to aid France’s widening aerial assault on al Qaeda-linked rebels in Northern Mali, as Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the U.S. would provide the French with intelligence and ai…

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