Australian politicians are declaring "Carp-ageddon" on the country's most abundant fish pest. Their weapon of choice? Herpes. read more
U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter said Tuesday that an American service member had been killed in Iraq, as the U.S. military stepped up its role helping Christian and Kurdish militias battling ISIS near the terror group's stronghold in Mosul. "It is a combat death, of course. And a very sad loss," Carter said in Stuttgart, Germany, where he was meeting NATO allies. The U.S. military's latest casualty in Iraq came "in the neighborhood of Erbil," the capital of Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan region, according to Carter. read more
If you've been on Twitter today, you've probably seen the following super-awkward video of Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina trying to grasp hands in some sort of victorious motion. read more
Like most European countries, Norway has been struggling to handle the influx of refugees. Norwegian authorities are hoping they can pay to make their problems go away. Norway has been offering migrants $3,000 if they voluntarily leave for some time but the offer was not getting enough takers. So this week another $1,500 added to sweeten the deal. The $4,500 (30,000 kroner) will be offered for six weeks and will be given, first-come, first-serve, to the first 500 refugees who agree to voluntarily return to their country of origin. Norway's integration minister Sylvi Listhaug said: "We need to entice more [people] to voluntarily travel back by giving them a bit more money on their way out. This will save us a lot of money because it is expensive to have people in the asylum centres."
VICE News has obtained footage taken from the headcam of an Islamic State (IS) fighter who died in March while battling Kurdish peshmerga troops in northern Iraq. The clash took place about 30 miles north of Mosul. Unlike IS propaganda, which often presents sweeping battlefield victories, the video shows chaos, panic, and the fighters retreating. VICE News shows the grim reality of an IS foot soldier. read more