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California governor signs bill outlawing ‘revenge porn’

Posting naked pictures of an ex-partner online can now land you in jail for up to six months in California, after a bill against so-called “revenge porn” was signed into law. The legislative bill went into effect immediately after state governor Jerry Brown signed it Tuesday. Anyone convicted of “illegally…

Man held in Somalia for ‘beheading’ his children

Police in Somalia said Wednesday they were questioning a man accused of beheading four of his children more than three years after divorcing their mother. Omar Shire Hassan was apprehended late Tuesday by the police in the central Somalia town of Beledweyne, situated about 300 kilometres (190 miles) north of…

NSA chief denies that the agency is spying on your Facebook profile

The head of the National Security Agency said Wednesday the secretive intelligence service does not compile data on Americans’ use of social networks, dismissing a media report as “wrong.” General Keith Alexander told a Senate hearing that a New York Times article “jumped to the conclusion this was done on…

Tourists face shutdown deadline to leave national parks

Hundreds of tourists staying in landmark US national parks like Yosemite and the Grand Canyon face a deadline Thursday to leave due to the government shutdown. The National Park Service closed its gates on its 401 sites as soon as the shutdown went into effect Tuesday morning, leaving visitors —…

Poop-smeared naked man to cops: ‘B*tch, I got sh*t on me’ so you won’t put me in your car

A naked Georgia man who was arrested in a restroom of an Arby’s restaurant told police they wouldn’t arrest him because he was covered in excrement. According to the Columbus Leger-Enquirer, Kenyatta Griffin, 40, believed that peace officers would be reluctant to transport him in a police cruiser. “B*tch, I…

Federal authorities shut down ‘Silk Road’ drug trading website

US authorities said Wednesday they had shut down the Silk Road website and arrested its owner on charges he ran an online black market for illegal drugs and services. Ross William Ulbricht, also known as “Dread Pirate Roberts,” was arrested on Tuesday in San Francisco after the website was shuttered,…

New radioactive leak reported at crippled Fukushima nuclear plant

A new radioactive water leak has been discovered at Japan’s crippled Fukushima nuclear plant, its operator said on Wednesday, according to Japanese news agencies. Tokyo Electric Power (TEPCO) said the highly radioactive water had leaked at the Fukushima No. 1 plant from a different storage tank to the one where…

Obama to meet with congressional leaders over government shutdown

US President Barack Obama on Wednesday called congressional leaders to a White House meeting, providing a glimmer of hope for movement on day two of a crippling government shutdown. The White House is squaring off with Republican rivals in Congress over how to fund federal agencies, many of which are…

Obama urges Republicans to back down as shutdown set to enter second day

The political deadlock that forced the closure large portions of the US government on Tuesday, bringing financial uncertainty to hundreds of thousands of federal workers, appeared likely to enter a second day without a resolution. As national landmarks were barricaded, museums closed, and hundreds of thousands of employers were placed…

Roman skulls found in London could be victims of warrior queen Boudicca

Blackened Roman skulls, possibly victims of Boudicca’s revolution which scorched the foundations of the Roman empire in Britain, have come tumbling out of a Crossrail tunnel in the heart of London. Archaeologists know they will find thousands of skeletons on the site, which was the 17th-century Bedlam burial ground, but…

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