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Facebook demands that drag queens use their real names

Drag queens all over the world have been up in arms since Facebook began deleting the profiles of all self-described drag queens.A group of angry drag queens joined the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ David Campos, and met with two employees from Mark Zuckerberg's company on ...

Bombings kill 10, wound 70 in Kenyan market

NAIROBI, Kenya — Two bombs killed 10 people and wounded 70 others Friday, tossing bodies into the air at a market in Kenya’s capital, while hundreds of British tourists were evacuated from the coastal resort of Mombasa after warnings of an impending attack by Islamic extremists.The U.S. ...

Malaysia announces missing flight crashed into Indian Ocean

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — A new analysis of satellite data indicates the missing Malaysia Airlines plane crashed into a remote corner of the Indian Ocean, Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak said Monday.The news is a major breakthrough in the unprecedented two-week struggle to find out what ...

Turkish attempt to ban Twitter backfires

ANKARA, Turkey — Turkey’s attempt to block access to Twitter appeared to backfire on Friday with many tech-savvy users circumventing the ban and suspicions growing that the prime minister was using court orders to suppress corruption allegations against him and his government.Turkey’s ...

Pilot of missing plane may have deleted data from home flight simulator

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia — Investigators are trying to restore files deleted last month from the home flight simulator of the pilot aboard the missing Malaysian plane to see if they shed any light on the disappearance, Malaysia’s defense minister said Wednesday.Hishammuddin Hussein told a ...

Russian troops storm Ukraine’s Crimea base

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea — Masked Russian-speaking troops on Wednesday seized control of Ukrainian naval headquarters in Crimea after it was stormed by militiamen. Pro-Moscow Crimean authorities also detained the Ukrainian navy commander and reportedly blocked the defense minister and another ...

Families plant trees memorializing Kenyan mall shooting victims

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Mourners from various races and religions - Christians, Muslims and Hindus among them - grabbed handfuls of dirt and planted saplings at a memorial ceremony Monday for the nearly 70 people killed at Nairobi's Westgate Mall exactly one month ago.By design, no major political or ...

Researcher outraged as Hezbollah captures eagle as Israeli ‘spy’

TEL AVIV, Israel -- Israeli eagles dangerously endangered by pesticides, electrical wires and poachers now apparently face a new threat: Lebanese Hezbollah guerrillas.Hezbollah's Al-Manar website recently boasted of capturing an eagle that carried an Israel-labeled transmission device on its ...

Groom forgets bride at gas station

BERLIN -- A German couple's marriage got off to a rocky start when the groom forgot his bride at a highway gas station on the way home from their honeymoon, only noticing she was missing after hours had passed.Police said Friday the couple was heading home to Berlin from France when the man ...

Misery for disabled cruise ship passengers continues as tow line snaps

MOBILE, Ala. — A Carnival official says a snapped towline has delayed the disabled Triumph’s expected arrival in Mobile.Terry Thornton said about 3:25 p.m. Central time that the cruise ship was seven to 10 hours from port.Earlier Thursday, the ship had been expected to arrive in the ...