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State-run news agency KCTV announces the taking of three American hostages including popular actor Nicolas Cage

North Korea threatens to kill Nicolas Cage

The impoverished dictatorship of North Korea is ignoring U.S. calls to cease ratcheting up tensions today, and has instead issued new threats to kill three American hostages it says are being held in Pyongyang. In a propaganda video released this morning on the state-run news channel KCTV, North Korea claimed […]

A group of desperate Sri Lankan asylum seekers has described the town of Geraldton as “even worse” than where they came from

Asylum seekers return to sea after mistakenly arriving in Australia

A group of Sri Lankan asylum seekers who were trying to sail to New Zealand have returned to sea today after mistakenly arriving at the small Western Australian town of Geraldton. The 66 refugees, including several children and pregnant women, sailed into the port of Geraldton yesterday afternoon on a […]

Libertarians are divided on whether caring about Thatcher’s death will advance their standing in the free market

Libertarians unsure whether to care about death of Margaret Thatcher

Libertarians across the world are experiencing confusion this morning as they find themselves unsure of how to respond to the death of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Thatcher has long been a hero in libertarian circles for her neoliberal reforms in Britain during the 1980s, but those same libertarians […]

Former Pope Benedict XVI elected new pope

Former Pope Benedict XVI elected new pope

Former Pope Benedict XVI appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica to rapturous applause this evening, having been elected the new pope of the Roman Catholic Church. “It is an honour beyond words” said Benedict as he stood before thousands of cheering faithful. “That I, until now a simple […]

North Korea threatens New Zealand with nuclear strike; nothing we can do, says Key

North Korea threatens New Zealand with nuclear strike; nothing we can do, says Key

The Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea today threatened New Zealand with a nuclear attack in response to new sanctions leveled on it by the United Nations. The isolated communist dictatorship had earlier made a similar threat against the United States, but retracted it following President Obama’s swift assurance that […]

Lion attack victim died doing what she loved; getting mauled to death by a lion

Lion attack victim died doing what she loved; getting mauled to death by a lion

One week after a young intern was mauled to death by a lion at California’s Cat Haven sanctuary, the victim’s parents are reassuring the public that their daughter died “doing what she loved.” Elizabeth Baker, a volunteer intern at the sanctuary, died on March 6th when a five year old […]