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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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Dr. Jack Kevorkian, Assisted Suicide Crusader, Dead at 83

Dr. Jack Kevorkian, the controversial supporter of assisted suicide, died this morning at a hospital in Royal Oak, Michigan. He was 83.

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President Obama’s First Interview Since The Death Of Osama Bin Laden [VIDEO]

Last week, the United States Government announced the killing of the most wanted terrorist, Osama bin Laden. 60 Minutes anchor Steve Kroft was able to sit down to for President Barack Obama's first interview since the operation that took down the Taliban Leader. Topics discussed are the intelligence and preparations that lead up to the highly successful mission. Video of the interview inside.

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President Obama Announces Death of Osama Bin Laden
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Osama bin Laden Dead: Recapping 24 Unforgettable Hours in History

A late-night announcement made from the White House's East Room on Sunday set the world aflutter, and news of the death of Osama bin Laden quickly spread across the globe.

President Barack Obama announced Sunday night that bin Laden had been killed and his body taken into U.S. custody in Pakistan.

Word of the death of Al Qaeda's leader quickly spread, and politicians, celebrities and athletes began releasing statements while crowds gathered across the country in celebration of bin Laden's death.

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Americans React to News That Osama bin Laden Is Dead [PHOTOS]

The world was brought to a standstill late Sunday evening when President Barack Obama confirmed that terrorist leader Osama bin Laden had been killed by U...

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