Russia Is Legally Responsible For Downing Of MH17, Netherlands And Australia Say

Updated at 8 a.m. ET Friday The Netherlands and Australia are formally blaming Russia's government for the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 in 2014, one day after international investigators said the missile that struck the jet originated from the Russian military. The passenger jet crashed in July 2014 in eastern Ukraine, killing all 298 people aboard. Russia has repeatedly denied playing a part in the attack. Russia's defense ministry said Friday that the Buk missile "more than likely...

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The Swedish parliament has passed a bill that the government said, "states the obvious: if sex is not voluntary it is illegal."

The new legislation rules that sex without explicit mutual consent is rape. Previously, the law stated rape was committed only in instances where a victim was violently coerced or threatened into a sexual act.

More than a decade ago, author Neil Gaiman wrote a short story that captures some of the strangeness of being a teenager discovering the world. It's called "How to Talk to Girls at Parties," and it's really only one scene: Two boys stumble upon a party where the girls seem rather alien. As it turns out, the girls are actual aliens.

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