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Thousands Attend Funeral for Palestinian Teenager

Saeed Qaq/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(JERUSALEM) — Thousands of mourners attended the funeral Friday for a murdered Palestinian teenager who is suspected to have been killed in a revenge attack. The body of 16-year-old Mohammed Abu Khdeir was carried into the Read More

Now Open: World's Largest Underground Trampoline

iStock/Thinkstock(CARDIFF, Wales) — Three giant trampolines deep inside an old mining cavern are the latest attraction drawing tourists to Northern Wales. Claiming to be “twice the size of [London’s] St. Paul’s Cathedral,” Bounce Below opened Read More

Overpass Collapses in World Cup Host City

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil) — An overpass in Belo Horizonte, one of the host cities for the 2014 World Cup, collapsed onto an active highway on Thursday. The BBC News reports that the concrete and steel bridge was under construction when it fell Read More

IDF Aims to Deescalate Tensions Along Gaza Border

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(JERUSALEM) — A Israeli Defense Forces spokesman held a Thursday briefing to highlight its efforts to deescalate tensions along the Gaza border. The IDF says it hopes to return a sense of security to Israeli communities in the southern part of Read More

Russia Blocks “House of Cards” Filming at UN

Netflix(MOSCOW) — House of Cards may have aired on Russian television this year, but it looks like Russian diplomats aren’t looking for a cameo role next to Kevin Spacey in the next season. Russia has blocked a bid by the producers of the popular Netflix Read More

Exorcism Group Gets Vatican's Blessing

iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) — The Vatican has legally recognized a group of priests who perform exorcisms in which they claim to expel the devil from people who are possessed. The International Association of Exorcists was originally founded in 1990 and one of their Read More