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Norwegian Nationalist Anders Behring Breivik Wrote Manifesto Before Rampage

Anders Behring Breivik, the 32-year-old Norwegian nationalist who has reportedly confessed to Friday’s bombing in Oslo and the horrific shootings at a youth camp, wrote a 1500-page manifesto before going on the killing rampage that left almost 100 dead.

Blake Hounshell, managing editor of Foreign Policy, has read the tome, titled ’2083—A European Declaration of Independence,’ and has been sharing excerpts of the manifesto on his magazine’s website and via his Twitter account. According to Hounshell, Breivik cites Europe’s “Islamic colonization” as one reason for the attacks and says he used video games as combat training.

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Teenage Member of the LulzSec Hacking Group Arrested in London

A leading member of the LulzSec hacking group, famous for high-profile invasions of the computer databases of companies such as Citibank, has been arrested in the UK.

The 16-year-old boy, who goes by the name Tflow online, was taken into custody by the London Metropolitan Police’s E-Crime Unit.

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New ‘Superbug’ Strain of Gonorrhea Resists Antibiotics

Gonorrhea, a bacterial sexually transmitted infection, used to be easily treated with antibiotics. But now, a "superbug" strain of the STD has been found in Japan and scientists fear it could become a global public health threat.

"Since antibiotics became the standard treatment for gonorrhea in the 1940s, this bacterium has shown a remarkable capacity to develop resistance mechanisms to all drugs introduced to control it," said Magnus Unemo of the Swedish Reference Laboratory for Pathogenic Neisseria, who discovered the strain with Japanese colleagues.

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British Tabloid ‘News Of The World’ To Cease Publication Due To Illegal Phone Tapping

The last issue of the British tabloid, News of the World, will be published this Sunday. After admitting illegal phone tapping, the Rupert Murdoch owned publication was forced to shut down operations. This was the 168th year of publication for News of the World. You won't believe who they were stealing messages from.

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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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Swedish Preschool Does Away With Boys and Girls

The “Egalia” preschool in Stockholm, Sweden is taking that nation’s goal of breaking down gender roles in early education to the extreme.

Not only are boys encouraged to play with toy kitchens, and girls with building blocks, but the pronouns “him” and “her’ (or “han” and “hon” in Swedish) are banned from usage.  Instead, everyone is refereed to with the invented pronoun of “hen.”

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Angry Citizens Wear Diapers in Spanish Protests [VIDEO]

Wearing adult-sized diapers may be a strange way to voice your disapproval, but the infant-inspired getup will definitely get you noticed.

At least it did for a group in Valencia, Spain who continue raising their voices against social spending cuts and austerity measures put in place by the government there.

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Tokyo Named World’s Most Expensive City

You may have to dig deep into your pockets to get to Tokyo.

 

You may have to dig even deeper to stay.

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US Named Funniest Country; Germany Named Least Funny

Maybe we should work on exporting some knock-knock jokes.

The US has been named the funniest country in a Badoo.com survey of 30,000 people from 15 nations around the globe, while Germany - long known for its poor sense of humor - kept up the stereotype by finishing at the bottom.

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France Bans Saying ‘Facebook’ And ‘Twitter’ On TV And Radio

The French government is notorious for banning the use of English words as a way of maintaining French language and culture.

However, a recent ruling by the French government, which now makes it illegal to speak the words "Facebook" or "Twitter" on television or radio newscasts, isn't as shocking as you might think.

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