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World stocks rose on Thursday and the dollar held steady as cautious investors awaited new growth and inflation forecasts from the European Central Bank later in the day and U.S. jobs data on Friday. The ECB left interest rates unchanged, as forecast, but central bank chief Mario Draghi is expected to unveil revised forecasts in a news conference beginning at 1230 GMT (8.30 a.m. EDT). U.S. employment data could be a major factor in determining whether the Federal Reserve raises rates later this month.
Everyone has a bad day at work now and then. But if you have one of these 15 Most Stressful Jobs in the World, even one bad day can get you or someone else killed. From EMT to Coal Miner to Ice Road Trucker, these are the jobs that will keep you up at nights!
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The Impossible Fight Against America's Stadiums
The shady money and politics behind the country's biggest, most expensive sports arenas.
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Congo militia chief tried to protect civilians, war crimes court told
THE HAGUE (Reuters) - Lawyers for militia leader Bosco Ntaganda sought on Thursday to counter a portrayal of their client as cruel and bloodthirsty, saying he was a professional soldier who had tried to protect civilians from chaos and disorder in Congo in the early 2000s.
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“Please help the Syrians… The Syrians need help now. Just stop the war. We don’t want to stay in Europe, just stop the war.”
An interview with a 13-year-old Syrian refugee named Kinan Masalmeh has gone hugely viral on Facebook.
The interview was filmed by Al Jazeera in the Hungarian border town of Szeged last week, and has now been shared thousands of times.
The broadcaster reported that Masalmeh escaped the Syrian city of Deraa with his sister. He told the channel that "the police don't like the Syrians in Serbia, in Hungary, in Macedonia, in Greece".
There are currently hundreds of migrants and refugees outside the closed Eastern Railway Station in Budapest: they have been there for two nights.
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The UK’s broadly conservative and anti-immigration press today highlighted the story of a drowned 3-year-old Syrian boy who was trying to reach Europe with his family. WARNING: This post contains distressing images.
Eric is a “fucking legend”.
A video showing an Australian Corella called Eric having a war of words with a pet dog has gone viral.
It has been viewed almost half-a-million times and has even made it to the top page of Reddit. In it, Eric can clearly be heard dropping the "c-bomb."
Try to channel that superego of yours…
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“Soap? YOU’RE LEAVING ME HERE WITH SOAP?!”
When you get into the shower at a friend's place and the only product you can find to clean yourself with is an old dry bar of soap.
When you try a new cleanser for the first time and your skin feels so tight you think it could split open if you make any facial expressions.
When you have a reaction to your new deodorant but don't want to be caught out scratching your pits at work.
When the weather changes just as soon as your skin is finally becoming climatised to the season.
Are you ready for the future?
Sort of like KFC's Double Down, which is two pieces of fried chicken sandwiching a piece of bacon and cheese.
Reddit user Cheez4444 reported another sighting of the chicken-only taco, saying he found it in Bakersfield, California. He described it as "pretty good" and "a little spicy."
"The Naked Crispy Chicken Taco is our latest food innovation that delivers on our commitment to provide craveable, fun food you can only get at Taco Bell. It's our first and only taco with its shell made from premium, all-white meat chicken and filled with shredded lettuce, cheddar cheese and fresh diced ripe tomatoes. We're conducting a small test in Bakersfield, California and will roll out nationally if successful.
Officials in Los Angeles County approved a $25,000 reward for information in the ongoing effort to find who is responsible for the burning at least seven dogs.
The acid burning of several dogs in California has prompted Los Angeles County officials to approve a $25,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the culprits.
A golden retriever was found with third-degree burns in early August, one of a series of dogs who have been injured with acid in the Los Angeles area in recent days.
The injured dogs were found around Lancaster, Palmdale, and Rosamond, California.
The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department began an investigation of possible animal cruelty after the golden retriever was found in Lancaster, California. No information about a suspect was known.
Veterinarians said they believe someone poured either gasoline or lighter fluid on the dog's back and set him on fire, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Frame these texts and hang them in MoMA.
Today's genius teen is Brendan Gatward.
Gatward's a 17-year-old high school senior from Michigan. He tells BuzzFeed it took his folks about 10 minutes to figure out what the hell was going on: "I was just playing a small prank... and it blew up. I'm glad I gave a bunch of people a good laugh."
By way of verification he also sent us a picture of his dad with his phone having been pranked. His dad wants to stay out of the public eye but trust us, it's great.
Brendan, we salute you.
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It features a tiny baby Corbyn being cradled by Karl Marx.
Taiwanese animation company TomoNews has become known for its incredibly weird interpretations of current affairs, and its video on Jeremy Corbyn's Labour leadership bid doesn't disappoint.
It begins with a top-hatted David Cameron kicking a crying Ed Miliband who has a bacon sandwich attached to his mouth, obviously.
Then Corbyn knocks over the cardboard cutouts of his leadership rivals on his bike and soaks up the adulation of the crowd.
But the climax of the piece is probably this moment, when Donald Trump and Jeremy Corbyn have a fight, which Vladimir Putin is enjoying on TV while sitting next to an enormous communist panda.
Which hipster Arthur is your favorite?
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“When I sport a skirt and speak in public, I’m a slut. When I don a scarf and speak in public, I’m ‘the nation’s daughter’.”
Does four times in 12 months make a trend?
Australia's PM has compared ISIS to Nazis as he prepares to make a final decision on whether to join bombing raids in Syria.
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Abbott made the comparison to the Hitler-led regime during a 2GB radio interview, brushing off claims his government was trying to scare everyone at the prospect of ISIS.
"It's nonsense, turn on your televisions, look at what is happening. The latest atrocity apparently was four young men being strung up and burned alive," he said.
"The Nazis did terrible evil but they had a sufficient sense of shame to try to hide it. These people boast about their evil, this is the extraordinary thing."
It’s what your inbox wants.
Yes, we did it. We launched the Dude A Day newsletter.
A hot guy. In your inbox. Every weekday.
But is it right for you? Probably. Here are the signs.
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You've ever looked at a human man.
You've ever looked at a human man and thought, OK.
“I don’t know how we can turn our backs on the situation,” Katie Whyte, who launched the petition, told BuzzFeed News. “It’s completely unacceptable.”
This petition could force a debate in parliament on whether the UK should accept more refugees.
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The petition, which calls for the UK to share the burden with Europe, was launched on parliament's official petition website. It gained almost 70,000 backers overnight after a picture of a dead 3-year-old child washing up on a Turkish beach provoked outrage on Thursday.
Any British citizen or UK resident can start a petition on the government's website and the government will respond to any that receive more than 10,000 signatures. Since the petition has now received more than 100,000 signatures, the motion will have be considered for debate in parliament.
Labour leadership candidate Andy Burnham called for a debate to be held in parliament next week about accepting more refugees.
In a speech yesterday, prime minister David Cameron said: “I don’t think there is an answer that can be achieved by simply taking more and more refugees."
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Whyte, 36, said the government's response had been wrong and that it should welcome more refugees into the country.
"I don't know how we can turn our backs on the situation," she said. "It's completely unacceptable."
She added: "Ultimately I'm just disgusted with the government and I can't believe the fact that we celebrate that we liberated concentration camps but it's like a modern day apathetic equivalent.
"There's no dictator but there are people who are malnourished or at risk of disease and it seems completely inhumane to me for us to just put up fences and ignore the problem. There's room in our country."
Hundreds of people have been trying to enter the UK through Calais, and many newspapers have portrayed them in a negative light. In response, the government said it would work more closely with France and put more resources towards security at the border.
But Whyte's main objective is to shift opinion. "I don't know how effective a petition is," she said, "but if we can get enough people saying that this [not welcoming those fleeing conflicts] is not British, then maybe there can be some positive news instead of this anti-asylum opinion."
HARD MODE! Only true Disneyphiles will nail this quiz.
You may have nailed this previous quiz, but can you guess some really tough Disney movies based only on the "Walt Disney Presents" screens?
MTV’s Scream series revealed its “Ghostface” in its season finale, how did the reveal stack up against the movies? SPOILERS AHEAD.
During its season finale on Tuesday, Scream finally revealed what a handful of people were desperate to know. Who is the killer?
Granted, this killer is not Ghostface like in the film franchise, but a mask of "Brandon James" a deranged killer that sliced up high school students in the town of Lakewood in the '90s... but it's almost the same thing.
As it turns out, it was Lakewood's very own Sarah Koenig, Piper Shaw!
A murderous podcaster is SO fresh even Law & Order: Special Victims Unit hasn't even crossed that rubicon.
But how does she stack up against the famed killers of the Scream films? Let's find out!
And what five cocktails before 10.30 a.m. looks like.
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Last weekend in a Sydney warehouse, a bacon festival sizzled its way into our rapidly-clogging hearts. Restauranteur and chef Luke Mangan - as in mojo by Luke Mangan - threw a bacon-centric brunch in his #BrunchOfFun series.
As he has in the past, Luke brought together some of Sydney's best, baconiest, and brightest "foodie legends" including Black Star Pastry, N2 Gelato, Cuckoo Callay, Andy Bowdy, Katherine Sabbath and Tippity Teas.
Luke and his team raised the stakes, and our cholesterol, as we attempted to eat and drink our way throughout the bacon bonanza. Six intrepid Buzzfeed writers made sure that anything containing bacon was immediately consumed. Here are our thoughts.
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Could you identify your boyfriend by just holding his hand?
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Not being able to run through the city is one of my woes.
When you're walking briskly and someone cuts you off and it is OBVIOUSLY AND TOTALLY ON PURPOSE, only to have them continue to walk at a glacial pace.
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When you're walking behind someone and they stop dead in their tracks because they're an asshole with no regard for all of the HUMAN LIVES behind them.
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