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Six men in India will be behind bars for life over gang-rape of Nepal student

A court in southern India handed down life sentences Friday to six men for the gang-rape of a law student on a university campus last year. The six were also ordered to pay a fine totalling 6,000 rupees (around $90) to the 21-year-old victim from Nepal over the injuries and…

Bye, ultra-skinny models: Full-figured fashion show comes to New York

Full-figured women will have their day on the catwalks of New York on Friday when hometown designer Eden Miller unveils her plus-size collection — a fashion week first. In the ultra-skinny fashion world, where angular models typically strut the runways, Miller will send out voluptuous models sporting looks from a…

German police remove 40 children during raid on Christian sect accused of abuse

Forty children have been taken from a Christian sect in Bavaria, southern Germany, following police raids at a monastery and a farm after accusations of child abuse. The children, aged between seven months and 17 years old, are members of the Twelve Tribes sect, which has its roots in the…

Former California cop arrested for raping prostitutes while in uniform

A former police officer in Southern California was arrested Thursday for allegedly raping two prostitutes while he was in uniform or carrying his service gun, according to the Los Angeles Times. “The charges in this case describe disgraceful abuses of police authority that simply cannot be tolerated in our society,”…

200,000 premature deaths a year in the U.S. caused by vehicle emissions: MIT study

Court tells journalist Barrett Brown he can’t talk to the press any more

We just wrote about the ridiculousness of Barrett Brown’s case, in which he’s been in jail and facing a very long sentence mainly for copying a URL from one place to another, but also because the feds have been seeking a media gag. Tragically, the court…  …

Third arrestee death in four months for California’s Kern County Sheriff’s Dept.

The Kern County Sheriff’s Department has no problem taking people into custody. It just seems to have trouble keeping them from dying. For the third time in four months, an arrestee has died while in custody. Back in May, Kern County deputies responded…  …

Are dolphins basically wet bats? Genetic study reveals surprising similarities

The sonar capabilities of bats and dolphins have similar genetic underpinnings, according to a new paper published in Nature.(Wilfredo Lee/AP) What does a dolphin have a common with a bat? Quite a bit more than expected, it turns out. A new paper published…  …

Woman charged with stalking American actor and activist John Cusack

A 45-year-old woman was charged with stalking US actor John Cusack, whom she allegedly pestered with text, Twitter and other messages for the last three years, prosecutors said. Elizabeth Diane Pahlke pleaded not guilty to stalking Cusack between October 2010 and Tuesday this week, when she was arrested near the…

WATCH: John Lennon reveals ‘torture’ of Beatles’ final album in tape-recorded interview coming up for auction

Recording their 12th and last studio album was nothing short of “torture” for The Beatles, said John Lennon in a tape-recorded interview coming up for auction this month. The Fab Four had just completed “Let It Be” in 1969, but had yet to break up, when Lennon and wife Yoko…

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