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Pyeongchang Reacts To The IOC Decision On 2018 Olympic Winter Games Host City
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South Korea to Host 2018 Winter Olympics [PHOTOS]

The 2018 Winter Olympics will be held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. The city was named the Olympics' host in a Wednesday announcement in Durban, South Africa.

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North Korea Woman’s Soccer Coach Blames Lightning For World Cup Loss To U.S.

Among other things, North Korea is a strange place when it comes to sports.  Its leader, Kim Jong Il, once claimed he shot the best round of golf in recorded history, and after North Korea men’s soccer team had an unsuccessful run in the 2010 World Cup they were forced to stand on a stage where they were berated by 400 government officials.

Perhaps it is in this context that we can best understand North Korean soccer coach’s Kwang Min Kim’s bizarre excuse as to why his team lost to the United States 2-0 in the Women’s World Cup Tuesday.

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Despite Protests, Greek Lawmakers Approve Austerity Plan [PHOTOS]

Despite protests outside Parliament during voting, Greek lawmakers approved a package of austerity on Wednesday.

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Deep Sea Diver Vows to Recover and Photograph Osama bin Laden

President Obama's recent announcement that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by US operatives in Pakistan prompted happy cheers and a giant, collaborative sigh of relief from citizens around the world. After five minutes of celebration, though, came demands for photographic or video proof that our nation's nemesis was actually dead.

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Flag Day
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This Day in History for June 14 – Stars & Stripes Adopted and More

Here's a look at some interesting events that took place on this day in history:


1777 – The Stars and Stripes is adopted by Congress as the Flag of the United States (More info)

1789 – Whiskey distilled from maize is first produced by American clergyman the Rev. Elijah Craig (More info)

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South Africa Trip

Couple Makes Touching Film About Road Trip From China To South Africa [VIDEO]

Summer is here, which can only mean one thing: road trip!

You may be thinking about hitting the sweet highway, but odds are you won't come close to wearing down the tread on your tires as much as one couple did when they made the long, long trek from China to South Africa in 2010.

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Zimbabwe Cop Imprisoned After Using President’s Bathroom

A cop in Zimbabwe has been locked up in the police barracks for the past month because he had the audacity to use a bathroom reserved for Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe (pictured) during a trade show.

Mugabe wasn't using the bathroom, and homicide detective Alois Mabhunu really had to go. So he allegedly "rushed" the VIP loo, leading to his immediate detention.

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Teotihuacan, Mexico
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Researchers Find 1,800-Year-Old Tunnel in Teotihuacan, Mexico

Think back to the joy you experienced in your childhood after digging in the ground and finding a small little treasure, even if it was just a malformed rock.

Researchers at Mexico's National University are feeling that glee on a much larger scale now that they've discovered an 1,800-year-old tunnel underneath the pre-Hispanic city of Teotihuacan.

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Judgment Day Believers Proclaim May 21 Is Day Of Armageddon
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Doomsday Predictor Says Invisible Judgment Day Came Saturday [PHOTOS]

Can we get a rapture rain check? Say, for Oct. 21? Harold Camping, the radio host who predicted Christians would be taken to heaven this past Saturday, leaving non believers behind to suffer through the end of the world, has picked a new date for the end of the world after a rapture-less weekend.

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World Reacts To Death Of Osama Bin Laden
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Osama bin Laden Rises From the Dead, Starts Tweeting

Twitter has seen some zany faux-accounts lately, including a NY Bronx Zoo snake escapee, Adolf Hitler and some random guy's liver.

So when Osama Bin Laden rose from the dead and began tweeting via numerous accounts on Sunday night, it was only a little strange.

Mostly, though, it was funny.

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