IS 'erasing history' in Nimrud, Iraq
bbc.co.uk - 8 hours ago
Archaeologists and cultural officials express outrage about the reported bulldozing of the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud in Iraq by Islamic State (IS) militants.
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Fifty Shades of Grey pupil excluded
bbc.co.uk - 7 hours ago
An 11-year-old boy who dressed as a character from Fifty Shades of Grey was excluded from his school's World Book Day celebrations, says his mother.
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Harrison Ford Saved Lives by Downing Plane: Witness
msnbc.msn.com - 11 hours ago
Harrison Ford "saved several lives" by avoiding crashing his vintage plane into a densely populated area, an eyewitness told NBC News on Friday.
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Indian Mob Breaks Into Prison, Lynches Alleged Rapist
time.com - 7 hours ago
They dragged him naked through the streets, kicking and pelting him with stones before hanging him
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Adopting orphans and breaking taboos in Dubai
aljazeera.com - 8 hours ago
With marriage rates falling, some single women in the UAE have begun to adopt children, despite society's reservations.
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Queen Rania: Let's Drop The First 'I' In ISIS. There's Nothing Islamic About Them
huffingtonpost.com - 3 hours ago
LONDON -- Queen Rania of Jordan said Thursday evening that there is nothing Islamic about the self-proclaimed Islamic State, or ISIS. She was speaking with Huffington Post Editor-In-Chief Arianna
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Senator Who Cited Snowball In Climate Change Debate Cites Scripture To Back Himself Up
huffingtonpost.com - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- Senator Jim Inhofe, a Republican from Oklahoma, became the object of global ridicule recently when he sauntered onto the floor of the world's greatest deliberative body with what he
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Julie Bishop sees a glimmer of hope in Bali duo's execution delay
smh.com.au - 8 hours ago
Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says she hopes the 10-day delay in the executions of Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran could signal a "change of mind" by Indonesia.
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NASA Probe Slips Into Orbit Around Dwarf Planet Ceres
msnbc.msn.com - 11 hours ago
NASA's Dawn spacecraft started orbiting Ceres on Friday, in a manner as cool and quiet as the soft blue glow of its ion thruster.
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Pharrell Changed Story in 'Blurred Lines' Trial: Lawyer
msnbc.msn.com - 11 hours ago
Dueling portrayals emerged during closing arguments in the copyright infringement case against filed Singers Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams.
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Mob Lynches Rape Suspect After Storming Jail
sky.com - 7 hours ago
Protesters break into a jail, drag the suspect to a clock tower and beat him to death while taking photos on their phones.
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Old French sub ‘sinks’ US carrier group
rt.com - 11 hours ago
A major vulnerability that allowed French submarine to “sink” aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt and most of its escort during drills was apparently revealed by the French Navy and Defense
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Woman accused of kidnapping newborn freed
cnn.com - 6 hours ago
A South African woman is free on bail after she allegedly stole a newborn girl 17 years ago -- and raised her as her own.
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MH370: Behind the tenacious deep-sea hunt for missing plane
bbc.co.uk - 11 hours ago
The tenacious deep-sea search for MH370
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MH 370: Malaysia Airlines Struggles to Salvage Its Image One Year On
time.com - 9 hours ago
With a new CEO and an evolving marketing strategy, the beleaguered airline is trying to rebrand and reinvent
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MPs Taxi, Tea And Biscuits Expenses Cut In May
sky.com - 8 hours ago
Taxis before 11pm and taxpayer-funded tea and biscuits are among MPs' perks being chopped after the election.
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Customs seize 27kg of gold from N Korea envoy in Dhaka
aljazeera.com - 5 hours ago
Officials find $1.4m of gold in diplomat's luggage at Bangladesh airport after he had said there was "nothing to scan".
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Half A Million Migrants To England Since 2011
sky.com - 7 hours ago
London has absorbed 200,000 of the 565,000 new migrants arriving in England between 2011 and 2014.
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Strauss: Principal to parents: ‘We don’t need to get used to this. We need to stop it.’
washingtonpost.com - 6 hours ago
Troy LaRaviere is the principal of Chicago’s Blaine Elementary School and a leader of the Administrators Alliance for Proven Policy and Legislation in Education. He has been outspoken about school
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High finance: ISIS generates up to $1bn annually from trafficking Afghan heroin
rt.com - 2 hours ago
Drug money is a massive source of profit for ISIS, who makes up to $1 billion annually from sales throughout its conquered lands, according to the Russian Federal Drug Control Service (FSKN).Read
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Hendo Hover: Where we’re going we don’t need roads…
guardian.co.uk - 8 hours ago
A gadget dreamed up 1980s film Back to the Future, the first real ‘hoverboard’ will glide off the production line in 2015. But Arx Pax, the company behind it, has much more ambitious plansIt’s
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Indonesian president steadfast on executions
aljazeera.com - 2 hours ago
Joko Widodo defends his decision to reject clemency for foreign drug smugglers in exclusive interview with Al Jazeera.
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Apple Watch: What to Expect From Monday's Event
abcnews.com - 11 hours ago
The frenzy surrounding the Apple Watch will likely reach a new high on Monday.
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The killing of my friend Boris Nemtsov must signal the death of appeasement
guardian.co.uk - 9 hours ago
To stop Putin’s aggression, it isn’t necessary for the west to defeat the entire Russian army: just a strategy to make him look like a loserWhen the Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was
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Volcano death woman's organs donated
bbc.co.uk - 4 hours ago
A young Northern Ireland woman who died after collapsing after a volcano trek in Indonesia has donated nine organs, her parents say.
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The Walls of One Red-Light District Now ‘Pee Back’ on Public Urinators
time.com - 2 hours ago
A special kind of paint bounces the liquid back toward its source
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NATO seeks regime change in Russia - envoy
rt.com - 4 hours ago
The latest statements by the deputy head of NATO testify to the fact that the leaders of the bloc want to intervene in Russia’s internal politics, and are “dreaming of Russian Maidan.” This is
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After record cold overnight, let the warm-up begin
chicagotribune.com - 11 hours ago
Chicago set a new record low overnight, but temperatures are expected to spring forward through the weekend and we could be basking in the 50s under sunny skies by Tuesday.
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As Supreme Court Weighs Health Law, G.O.P. Plans to Replace It
nytimes.com - 11 hours ago
The prospects of legal victory have raised practical and political fears that Republicans will take the blame for the health care crisis that would follow.
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No Country Has Reached Gender Equality, Says U.N.
time.com - 4 hours ago
The under-representation of women in decision-making and violence against women are "global phenomena," said the head of U.N. Women
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VIDEO: Skiers rescued after cable car accident
bbc.co.uk - 9 hours ago
Two hundred tourists have had a dramatic rescue from stranded cable cars at a ski resort in northern Italy.
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Muslim-hating Christian mom says God made her Monster Energy drink video go viral
rawstory.com - 2 hours ago
A Muslim-hating viral video star explained her loathing for Monster Energy drink to comedian Tosh.0. Conservative Christian activist Christine Weick, who uses a numerology-based system to argue the
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Rolling Stone: Bill O'Reilly Is A 'Pathological Liar'
huffingtonpost.com - 2 hours ago
A good rule of callout culture is to never target someone for the same things you do. No adulterer is more insufferable, after all, than the fire-and-brimstone minister. But when NBC anchor Brian
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Dems vow to protect Boehner from conservative coup
thehill.com - 5 hours ago
Without the support of Dems, there's no chance conservatives can oust Boehner. 
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This Terrified Dog Was Rescued From A Sewer Tunnel. Within Hours, He Was Transformed.
huffingtonpost.com - 7 hours ago
A terrified and malnourished dog named Bitty was recently rescued from a sewer tunnel. Within hours, he was unrecognizable. Annie Hart, founder of the Los Angeles-based animal rescue group Rescue
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Mexico has a human rights crisis, so why welcome its president with open arms?
guardian.co.uk - 6 hours ago
The west shouldn’t be under any illusion about the consequences of our double standards in Latin America: the region’s most vulnerable people sufferLet us bid us a fond farewell to Mexican
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Students in Kenya Read Letters They Wrote to Snow-Weary Bostonians
boston.com - 7 hours ago
After hearing about this wild winter we’re having, students at Flying Kites Academy in Njabini, a town in Kenya’s Aberdare Mountains, have a message for Bostonians.
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Why Indonesia needs our help
news.com.au - 11 hours ago
AUSTRALIAN taxpayers are forking out millions of dollars for Indonesian military officers to attend study courses in Australia.
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'I Don't Want Your Opinion' on MH370: Passenger's Brother
msnbc.msn.com - 11 hours ago
The brother of Philip Wood, an American passenger aboard Malaysia Airlines MH370, said he does not want to hear theories about the missing plane.
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Boko Haram Uses Kids As Bombers, Spies, Killers
msnbc.msn.com - 11 hours ago
Experts say the Nigerian terror group has an increasing need for soldiers, and more and more uses children to do its killing.
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Cable repairman's past should have been caught in background check, assault victim alleges
stltoday.com - 10 hours ago
James Helderle lost his job for flirting with a customer, then he came back and attacked her.
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Parole elimination for some murderers good for Conservative brand
cbc.ca - 11 hours ago
The move to eliminate parole for certain types of killings plays to the Conservative Party's brand in an election year - and is unlikely to become law before the next election.
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A foodie's guide to salo: the Ukrainian delicacy made of cured pork fat
guardian.co.uk - 4 hours ago
Lard may be staging a gastronomic comeback around the world but it never went out of fashion in Ukraine, where it is best served coldAt first glance it could be a hard sheep’s cheese or a smoky
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Drug investigators find an estimated $240,000 worth of heroin in vacant Akron house
cleveland.com - 3 hours ago
Drug investigators found an estimated $240,000 worth of heroin inside a vacant Akron home.
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Nicola Sturgeon says Trident conflict would not stop SNP backing other Labour policies
guardian.co.uk - 8 hours ago
Scottish first minister says party’s support for minority Labour government would not be conditional on Ed Miliband scrapping nuclear missile systemNicola Sturgeon has dropped demands that a
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Daylight Saving Time 2015: Tips for Springing Forward
abcnews.com - 11 hours ago
Here's how to adjust to the new light-dark cycle.
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MH370 Hunt Chief 'Optimistic' Despite Changing Tone
msnbc.msn.com - 11 hours ago
Top officials leading the hunt for Malaysian Airlines MH370 have remained outwardly optimistic about finding the aircraft.
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Chelsea Manning Can No Longer Be Called ‘He’ by the Military, Court Rules
time.com - 10 hours ago
Manning's legal advisor called the new ruling “an important victory"
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How To Listen To Music Without Destroying Your Hearing
huffingtonpost.com - 3 hours ago
Hearing loss is practically an epidemic among young people in middle- and high-income countries -- and it's getting worse, not better. The World Health Organization said last week that 1.1 billion
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Sledding as a Revolutionary Act
theatlantic.com - 10 hours ago
The children who defied the rules to play in the snow on Capitol Hill stand in a grand American tradition.
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Pay-by-phone parking coming to Philly
philly.com - 11 hours ago
Drivers in Philadelphia soon will be able to pay for parking with their cellphones, under a plan announced Thursday by the Parking Authority.
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Biden: Denying Climate Change 'Like Denying Gravity'
huffingtonpost.com - 4 hours ago
Vice President Joe Biden took a strong stance against climate change deniers in an interview with VICE founder Shane Smith. The interview is part of VICE's documentary series, which airs on HBO and
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Daly Cherry-Evans signs with Titans
goldcoast.com.au - 4 hours ago
EXCLUSIVE: The Titans have claimed final bite of the cherry with Maroons ace Daly Cherry-Evans coming to terms with the Gold Coast club last night.
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The Dress meme adapted for #StopAbuseAgainstWomen ad
guardian.co.uk - 4 hours ago
Salvation Army South Africa launches hard-hitting viral campaign inspired by ‘What colour is the dress?’ Last week’s “What colour is the dress?” social media meme has been adapted by The
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City Room: New York Today: Sandwiched by Snowstorms
nytimes.com - 11 hours ago
Friday and the weekend: A jet skids off the runway, a cardinal dies, cold but gradually warming weather, and the week in pictures.
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Toy Story 4 'will be a love story'
bbc.co.uk - 6 hours ago
Pixar's latest Toy Story sequel will be a romantic comedy, according to studio president Jim Morris.
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Lung cancer stem cell therapy to be trialled in UK
guardian.co.uk - 8 hours ago
Trial will involve 56 patients with metastatic lung cancer who will undergo treatment using genetically modified bone marrow stem cellsBritish patients will be the first in the world to receive a
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World's tallest 'giga coaster' hits speeds up to 95mph
nydailynews.com - 4 hours ago
The Fury 325, at Carowinds Amusement Park in Charlotte, N.C., sees riders first climb 325 feet into the air.
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