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Will you be standing or sitting on future plane rides?

It's not some miserable dystopic movie scene about class polarization.

Rescued elephant cries tears of joy after 50 years of abuse in India

An elephant crying real tears is making people all over the world smile. The story of a chained elephant, crying as he was rescued, has gone viral.

Pope Francis apologizes for church's inaction on sex abuse

Catholic bishops "will be held accountable" for failing to protect children from sexual abuse, Pope Francis said Monday, his strongest acknowledgment yet of what abuse victims have been saying for decades: that the cover-ups have ofte

World Cup fans are renting friends as tourguides in Brazil

Hundreds of thousands of fans from across the globe are in Brazil for the World Cup and some are literally renting a friend to see the sights like a local.

VIRAL VIDEO: Japanese politician cries during news conference

If you've ever thought about going into politics, you might want to take a look at what it did to this man, in Japan. The video has gone viral, it’s all over YouTube and Twitter.

Rob Ford returns as mayor after rehab, will seek re-election

Toronto Mayor Rob Ford asked for forgiveness Monday, his first day back to work following a two-month leave of absence for substance abuse treatment.

Internet users outraged by Facebook's 'creepy' mood experiment

Everyone has a bad day on occasion. But what if Facebook made it worse -- on purpose, and without telling you?

Astronaut captures video of lightning storm from space!

Here's something you probably haven't seen before. This video shows what a lightning storm looks like from space! American astronaut Reid Wiseman took this video from aboard the International Space Station.

France admits it's rude to visitors

It's a big nation that can take a long hard look at itself and reach the conclusion it might be a bit rude toward tourists.

7 best islands of Cambodia

They're still massively undeveloped compared to their Thai neighbors, but Cambodia's islands are starting to get the attention they deserve.