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  • Syria's Child Death Toll Prompts Scathing 1-Sentence Statement From UN Agency

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    The United Nations agency that helps the world’s needy children issued a terse statement on Tuesday about the escalating death toll in Syria as pro-government forces hammer rebel-held areas.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 22:12:58 -0500
  • Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb For Souvenir

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    Some people’s idea of justice is an eye for an eye, but China wants “severe punishment” for a man who stole a clay thumb.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:56:01 -0500
  • Profiles in expediency: 'Dumb' Romney welcomes endorsement of 'con man' Trump

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    The relationship between Donald Trump and Mitt Romney — who has been criticized for having particularly malleable positions — has followed a long and tortuous path, and more twists and turns likely lie ahead. Here is a timeline of the more head-snapping reversals in recent years.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:28:45 -0500
  • Chris Cornell's Widow Says Singer Would 'Never Have Ever Left This World'

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    Vicky Cornell, the widow of rock singer Chris Cornell, believes a prescribed medication is the reason her husband of 13 years killed himself in a Detroit hotel room last May.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 19:46:22 -0500
  • Family that took in Nikolas Cruz said he showed no warning signs

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    Nikolas Cruz moved in with the Snead family after his mother died of Pneumonia in November. They say he was depressed after losing his mother, but no red flags ever went off about his behavior.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:03:01 -0500
  • Day turns into night as Indonesia's Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this year

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    Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has erupted once again shooting plumes of smoke and hot ash over 23,000 feet into the air. The volcano had not been active for four centuries until 2010 and since then it has displaced 30,000 people.  Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after its biggest eruption this year. Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra island on February 19, 2018. Credit: TIBTA PANGIN/Source: AFP Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,181 miles northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology's Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia's northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast. Indonesia also upgraded its Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) to red, its highest warning, and said the ash-cloud top had reached 23,872 feet, according to a ground observer. An Indonesian man takes picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick volcanic ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra, on February 19, 2018 Credit:  ENDRO RUSHARYANTO/AFP Sinabung is about 47 miles southwest of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan. Nur Isnin Istianto, head of the regional airport authority, said Kutacane airport in Aceh province had been closed, but the wind direction allowed the airport of Kualanamu, Meulaboh and Silangit to remain open. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia's Disaster Agency, said the eruption began on Monday morning, accompanied by multiple earthquakes and showering surrounding villages with small rocks. "In five districts it became dark with a visibility of about 5 metres," he said in a statement. School children walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 Credit: Sarianto/AP No casualties were reported. The agency urged the public to stay out of a 4-mile exclusion zone around the crater, and watch for further warnings, which could cover floods. The 8,071-ft tall volcano is among Indonesia's most active. When Sinabung erupted in 2014, more than a dozen people were killed and thousands were evacuated. 

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:38:11 -0500
  • Idaho senator shouts at students lobbying for birth control

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    BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A Republican state senator who shouted at University of Idaho students in the Capitol to lobby for a birth control bill on Monday now faces an ethics complaint after a tweet from an account presenting as the lawmaker's directed students to discuss "killing babies" with a Democratic colleague.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:50:46 -0500
  • Rep. Tom Rooney Is the Latest Republican Who Isn't Seeking Reelection in 2018

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    The Florida Republican will retire at the end of his term.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 20:24:02 -0500
  • In honor of Rihanna's birthday, we're sharing our favorite Fenty Beauty products

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    It's hard to believe that it was over 10 years ago when we first heard 'Pon de Replay' on the radio by an 'unknown' Rihanna at the time.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:30:00 -0500
  • Slain Teacher Told His Fiancee What To Say If He Died In A School Shooting

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    A high school teacher shot to death while protecting students in last week’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, once considered that he could die in such violence, and gave his fiancee instructions on what to say if it happened.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:58:44 -0500
  • Florida Students March To Stoneman Douglas High To Show Solidarity Over School Shooting

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    Hundreds of students walked out of classes at a Florida high school on Tuesday morning and were marching nearly 11 miles to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where a mass shooting left 17 students and staff members dead last week.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:47:44 -0500
  • VIDEO: 3 gray whales splash around in Los Angeles Harbor shallows

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    Three large gray whales were spotted in the Los Angeles Harbor putting on a show in the shallow waters.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 21:03:55 -0500
  • Trump, inexplicably, says he has 'been much tougher on Russia than Obama'

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    President Trump declared on Tuesday that he has been “much tougher on Russia” than President Barack Obama, despite evidence that the opposite is true.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:39:36 -0500
  • Aurora borealis turns the sky greener than the ground

    These Northern Lights “rainbows” have turned the sky greener than the Earth below. Vitaly Istomin, 26, spent several nights in freezing conditions under the stars in northern Russia’s Khibiny Mountains to capture the aurora’s “rainbows.” (Caters News)

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:56:00 -0500
  • Dallas Politician Tells NRA To Get Lost Unless It's Ready To Talk Reform

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    A gun-owning Dallas politician said he won’t support the National Rifle Association holding its annual convention in his city this year after last week’s Florida school shooting unless the group will discuss gun law reform.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 06:58:36 -0500
  • Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung

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    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The eruption of Indonesia's Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also blew away much of the mountain's summit.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 03:50:45 -0500
  • Syria pro-government forces enter Afrin to aid Kurds against Turkey

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    By Gulsen Solaker and Ellen Francis ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria's northwestern Afrin region on Tuesday to help a Kurdish militia there fend off a Turkish assault, raising the prospect of a wider escalation of the conflict. Soon after the convoy of militia fighters - waving Syrian flags and brandishing weapons - entered Afrin, Syrian state media reported that Turkey had targeted them with shellfire. The confrontation pits the Turkish army and allied Syrian rebel groups directly against the military alliance backing the government of President Bashar al-Assad, further scrambling northwest Syria's already messy battlefield.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 15:42:00 -0500
  • Struck by Parkland Shooting Tragedy, Gun Owner Saws His AR-15 in Half

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    Scott Pappalardo's Facebook video has been viewed nearly 18 million times.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:57:41 -0500
  • Clarence Thomas Sexually Harassed Me. Yes, He Should Be Impeached.

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    The impeachment of Clarence Thomas is a pipe dream.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 17:48:39 -0500
  • Warren Jeffs: Child bride reveals horrors of life under fundamentalist Mormon sect leader

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    A former child bride who fled a fundamentalist Mormon cult has told how the sect’s leader reminded her she was “the property” of her husband after she begged him to free her from the forced marriage. Elissa Wall suffered multiple miscarriages after being made to marry her cousin at the age of 14 under the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jeffs, said to have had 78 wives and more than 50 children in the Utah church, was jailed for life in 2011 after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls aged 12 and 15.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500
  • Florida School Shooting Suspect Obtained 10 Rifles In Roughly The Past Year

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    The suspect in last week’s mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, Florida, obtained 10 rifles in the past year or so, an unnamed law enforcement source told CNN Monday.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:43:54 -0500
  • France to let wolf packs grow despite angry farmers

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    The French government announced Monday it will allow the wolf population to grow 40 percent despite pressure from farmers in mountain regions who are worried about their sheep flocks. A new strategy unveiled by the centrist government of President Emmanuel Macron will enable the number of wolves to increase from an estimated 360 now to 500 by 2023. Hunting wiped out the grey wolf in France during the 1930s and they only returned in 1992 via Italy -- currently home to around 2,000 wolves -- before spreading into Switzerland and Germany.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:59:15 -0500
  • Iranian official threatens to flatten Tel Aviv if Israel attacks 

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    Iran issued a fiery warning to Israel on Monday threatening to raze Tel Aviv if Benjamin Netanyahu followed through on his recent threat to act against it. "About Netanyahu's unwise words, I should say that if they carry out the slightest unwise move against Iran, we will level Tel Aviv to the ground and will not give any opportunity to Netanyahu to flee,” said Mohsen Rezaie, Iran’s expediency council secretary, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. With tensions increasing in the Middle East over Iran’s role in Syria and Yemen and as US President Donald Trump presses for a tougher approach on Tehran, Israel is seeking wider support to contain its regional nemesis. The two countries traded harsh words during the Munich Security Conference at the weekend. Mr Netanyahu brandished a piece of what he said was an Iranian drone after its incursion into Israeli airspace earlier this month and said: "Israel will not allow the regime to put a noose of terror around our neck. "We will act if necessary not just against Iran's proxies but against Iran itself.” He also urged his audience to help contain Iran and made his point with a map which he said illustrated Iran’s growing influence across the Middle East. But Mr Rezaie played down the remarks as a theatrical move and a childish game, according to Fars, and added: "The US and Israeli leaders don’t know Iran and don’t understand the power of resistance and therefore, they continuously face defeat." At a glance | Islamic Republic of Iran The tough words on both sides at the international event come as Israel is increasingly seeking to cooperate with Sunni Arab states that share its worries about Shia Iran. For months, Mr Netanyahu has touted what he describes as unprecedented levels of behind-the-scenes cooperation. Among Israel's main concerns is Lebanon, where the heavily armed Iran-backed Shi'ite militia Hezbollah is part of a coalition government. Telegraph view: The theatre of war Israel last fought a war against Hezbollah in 2006. Tension between Israel and Lebanon has increased as Hezbollah has gained strength fighting in Syria, and the two countries also have a maritime border dispute. Israel has carried out air strikes in Syria against suspected Iranian arms shipments to Hezbollah and has accused Tehran of planning to build missile factories in Lebanon.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 23:21:34 -0500
  • Trump Claims He 'Never Met' Woman Accusing Him Of Sexually Assaulting Her In Trump Tower

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    President Donald Trump lashed out Tuesday at a woman accusing him of sexually assaulting her in Trump Tower, tweeting that he had “never met” her.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:46:42 -0500
  • In photos: Take a tour of chef René Redzepi's Noma 2.0

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    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:47:02 -0500
  • The Latest: Most evacuations over California wildfire end

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    BISHOP, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a wildfire burning in central California (all times local):

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 18:34:36 -0500
  • Chicago Cubs' Anthony Rizzo On Going Home in Wake of Tragedy: 'Hardest Thing I Ever Had to Do'

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    Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo visited victims at the hospital and spoke at a vigil in Parkland, where he told the community that they are not alone.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 16:39:54 -0500
  • R. Kelly Evicted From Atlanta Homes For Unpaid Rent

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    We’re not tryin’ to be rude, but ... singer R. Kelly has been evicted from two Atlanta homes for unpaid rent.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:30:27 -0500
  • Depraved UK academic who blackmailed victims into sending abuse photos jailed for 32 years

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    A British academic who blackmailed victims into sending him increasingly depraved images which he shared on dark web forums was jailed for 32 years on Monday after admitting 137 offences which included encouraging the rape of a four-year-old boy. Dr Matthew Falder, 29, a geophysicist employed as a researcher at Birmingham University in central England, duped victims by masquerading as a depressed female artist on forums and mainstream online advertising websites. Britain's National Crime Agency (NCA), said he approached more than 300 people worldwide, with 45 victims represented in the charges against him.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 22:10:26 -0500
  • Missouri antique shop harassed over pro-police flag

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    Business faces backlash for putting up a pro-police flag. Owner shares her story about supporting the police.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 08:30:21 -0500
  • Turkey warns against Syria regime support for Kurd militia

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    Turkey's foreign minister on Monday warned against any intervention by Syrian pro-government forces to support Kurdish militias in northern Syria, saying it would not prevent Ankara from pressing on with its month-old offensive. Mevlut Cavusoglu was reacting to a report from Syrian state news agency SANA saying pro-government forces were expected in the Afrin region to counter the Turkish offensive against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia. Turkey views the YPG as a terrorist offshoot of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), blacklisted by Ankara, the United States and the European Union.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 11:34:53 -0500
  • Nigeria And Jamaica Just Made Winter Olympics History

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    Bobsledders from Nigeria and Jamaica made history at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, on Tuesday.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:03:36 -0500
  • Democrats Flip Kentucky State House Seat Where Trump Won Overwhelmingly

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    Democrats flipped a GOP-held Kentucky state House seat on Tuesday, handing the party its 37th state legislative pickup nationwide since Donald Trump won the presidency.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 20:30:55 -0500
  • FBI charge British engineer with murdering wife on yacht in Caribbean

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      A British engineer has been charged by the FBI with murdering his wife after she disappeared at sea as they cruised around the Caribbean on a belated honeymoon. Lewis Bennett, 41, who holds dual British and Australian citizenship and is originally from Poole, Dorset, was accused of second-degree murder over the death of Isabella Hellmann, 41, on May 15 last year. He was charged in a Miami court where, according to local television station WPTV, he was also sentenced to seven months in jail for transporting valuable rare coins. After his wife's disappearance Bennett told investigators she was lost at sea when their 37ft catamaran, Surf into Summer, was struck by an unknown object near the Bahamas. According to to the FBI Bennett said he had gone below deck and left Ms Hellmann above to keep watch. He described being woken up at 1am by a jolt and the vessel was taking on water. Bennett told investigators he could not find his wife and had to abandon ship on a life raft. In an affidavit FBI special agent James Kelley said the bureau now believed Bennett "knowingly and unlawfully killed" Ms Hellmann. The FBI affidavit ​claimed ​Bennett​ ​​had damaged the inside of the boat causing it to flood. Isabella Hellman and her British husband Lewis Bennett. She went missing during a honeymoon sailing trip. When Ms Hellmann disappeared the couple, who had a daughter now aged 17 months, were sailing back from Havana, Cuba to their home in Delray Beach, Florida. The daughter was not on the boat. Bennett made an SOS call in the early hours and was later spotted by a US Coast Guard helicopter. He was rescued alone from the life raft. The search for Ms Hellmann was called off three days later and her body was never found. When Bennett was rescued nine plastic tubes of silver coins were found in the life raft. They included 158 English “Year of the Horse” one-ounce silver coins and 77 Canadian Maple Leaf coins, worth about £3,200. The coins were among a batch that had been reported stolen from another boat in St Martin the previous year. Bennett had been a crew member on that boat. According to the owner of the boat the total value of the coins stolen in 2016 was around $100,000. After he was rescued Bennett said of his wife: "She is my soulmate. I thought we were going to be together forever. "I understand why they have to investigate and that is fair enough. I have got nothing to hide. They have to do what they have to do.”​

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:14:25 -0500
  • Iranian rescuers find wreckage from plane crash

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    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian search and rescue teams on Monday reached the site of a plane crash that authorities say killed all 65 people on board, Iran's Press TV reported.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:55:27 -0500
  • 14 Indoor Swimming Pools with Incredible Designs

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    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:00:00 -0500
  • Teens Who Survived Florida Massacre Plan Nationwide March Demanding Gun Control

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    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 07:24:32 -0500
  • Ethiopia says state of emergency will last six months

    (This Feb. 17 story is refiled to reflect latest update) By Aaron Maasho ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - A state of emergency imposed in Ethiopia a day after the prime minister resigned will last for six months, the defense minister said on Saturday, as authorities sought to tamp down unrest in Africa's second most populous nation. Outbreaks of violence had continued in parts of the country and the government was banning protests, along with the preparation and dissemination of publications "that could incite and sow discord", Defence Minister Siraj Fegessa told reporters. "The government has previously made several efforts to curtail violence, but lives have continued to be lost, many have been displaced and economic infrastructure has been damaged," he said.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 08:00:42 -0500
  • Pit bull dog 'protects child from burglar' in Nebraska

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    A pit bull protected a nine-year-old boy who was home alone during an attempted robbery in Nebraska. Shane Shafer's mother had left him to go and pick up her other children. While he was alone, a man with ski mask broke in and Shane called on his dog, Baby Girl, to help.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:37:01 -0500
  • Venezuela begins selling oil-backed cryptocurrency

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    Venezuela formally launched its new oil-backed cryptocurrency on Tuesday in an unconventional bid to haul itself out of a deepening economic crisis. The leftist Caracas government put 38.4 million units of the world's first state-backed digital currency, the Petro, on private pre-sale from the early hours. The Latin American country has the world's largest proven oil reserves but is facing a crippling economic and political crisis.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:03:40 -0500
  • Canadian Ice Dancers Make History, Winning Gold In Pyeongchang

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    Canadian ice dancers Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir won the gold medal in the ice dancing competition at the 2018 Winter Olympics on Tuesday, becoming the most decorated figure skaters in Olympic history.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 00:49:52 -0500
  • Melania Affectionately Rests Hand on Trump's Arm at Mar-a-Lago Party

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    But the moment of serenity didn't last.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 14:37:35 -0500
  • Woman who pleaded guilty over fiance's kayaking death now argues she was ‘in the wrong place at the wrong time’

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    A woman who pleaded guilty over her fiance’s kayaking death has argued that she was in “the wrong place at the wrong time” when he drowned in rough waters after plunging overboard. “I was in danger, too, just as much as he was.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 09:53:00 -0500
  • Turkey warns as Syrian government poised to enter Afrin

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    BEIRUT (AP) — Turkey warned the Syrian government Monday against entering the Kurdish-controlled enclave in northern Syria where a major Turkish military offensive is underway, saying it would hit back at the troops if their goal is to protect the Kurdish fighters.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 13:14:22 -0500
  • Fergie Apologizes For National Anthem, Saying She 'Tried Her Best'

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    Fergie says she tried her best in her ill-received performance of the national anthem before the NBA All-Star Game on Sunday night.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 09:36:46 -0500
  • Man exposes himself to driver in Woodland Hills road rage incident

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    A road rage incident in Woodland Hills turned into a case of indecent exposure after one of the drivers allegedly dropped his pants.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 10:21:07 -0500
  • No survivors as Iran finds wreckage of plane on mountain

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    By Bozorgmehr Sharafedin LONDON (Reuters) - There were no survivors among the 65 passengers and crew on an Iranian plane that ploughed into a mountain top, where most of the bodies lie buried under snow, the first rescue team to reach the wreckage said on Tuesday. Iranian military located the wreckage in the central province of Isfahan on Tuesday morning. "Only parts of the airplane are visible and the rest is deeply buried... The rescue team have seen 30 bodies on the ground," an official from Iran’s Red Crescent was quoted as saying by Tasnim news agency.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:36:26 -0500
  • How Israel and Pakistan Can Avoid a Nuclear Showdown

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    A back channel of communication between Israel and Pakistan could temper miscalculations or malicious attempts to artificially increase tensions between the two countries. The advancement of Pakistan’s nuclear-missile capabilities and Israel’s growing military ties with India are increasing their respective military relevance for each other. A high degree of suspicion and mistrust exist between Israel and Pakistan.

    Mon, 19 Feb 2018 19:37:00 -0500
  • 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS: First Look

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    Our favorite 911 variant is back, and promises to be sharper than ever.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 18:01:00 -0500
  • Swiss Skier Joel Gisler Plunges 15 Feet In Brutal Crash During Olympic Halfpipe

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    There was a scary moment during the halfpipe event at the Winter Olympics on Tuesday when a Swiss skier crashed into the wall hard enough to knock the skis off his feet.

    Tue, 20 Feb 2018 02:37:19 -0500
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