On Wednesday night protests erupted in Los Angeles in response to an off-duty Los Angeles police officer firing his weapon at an unarmed teenage boy. Demonstrators called for charges against the officer as they thronged the neighborhood where the confrontation took place.
US officials are reporting that China has almost completed constructing two dozen buildings on its artificial islands in the South China Sea. The structures, according to reports, are intended to contain long-range surface-to-air missiles.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s historic trip to Australia was marred by controversy, after protesters decried him a ‘war criminal.’ The Sydney protests featured depictions of Netanyahu as Nazi leader Adolf Hitler, along with Palestinian and Hezbollah flags.
A US soldier of Korean descent has been arrested on accusations of raping a Korean-Canadian woman in Busan, South Korea.
Following a request from India’s Defense Ministry, New Delhi’s Air Force has decided not to make an acquisition request for the British Advanced Hawk trainer aircraft, due to a recent bribery scandal.
Canada’s prime minister aka “Mr-steal-your-girlfriend” sends the twittersphere into a craze and no it’s not for anything political… it’s all about his assets.
A large crack has formed in the massive Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica, according to the British Antarctic Survey (BAS). Larsen C has formed a crack some 1500 feet wide and 100 miles long, and is projected to break off entirely in the near future. This will create a new iceberg with a surface area of almost 2000 square miles.
When you gotta go, you gotta go, and in the spirit of that ageless philosophy, a Japanese telecommunications provider is developing an app that will let users know where the closest open toilet is, so as to reduce wasted time searching for a vacant stall.
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