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Unsafe water from Fukushima disaster to be flushed into sea

Thursday  00:30,   18 october 2018

Water contaminated with high levels of radioactive material from a wrecked Japanese nuclear plant is set for release into the Pacific Ocean, a UK newspaper claims. Japan is running out of space to hold 2 million tonnes of the water that was fouled... >>>

Teenager kills 19 in Crimea college shooting: Russian officials

Wednesday  23:55,   17 october 2018

The death toll in a gun attack by a pupil at a college in Crimea on Wednesday has risen to 19, Russia's health ministry... >>>

Pompeii inscription rewrites volcanic eruption history

Wednesday  23:41,   17 october 2018

An inscription discovered on a house in the ruins of Pompeii suggests the city was destroyed by a volcanic eruption two months later than currently believed. Historians have dated the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to 24 August 79 AD, based on... >>>

Russia: Explosive kills 13, injures dozens in Crimea

Wednesday  19:06,   17 october 2018

Russian officials said an explosive device has killed 13 people and injured at least 50 others at a vocational college in Crimea in what they said was a possible terrorist... >>>

No sign of breakthrough after Pompeo meets with Saudi rulers over missing journalist

Wednesday  16:07,   17 october 2018

Scrambling to defuse a growing diplomatic crisis, Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo held hastily arranged talks Tuesday with the rulers of Saudi Arabia but they failed to ease growing suspicions that a Virginia-based Saudi journalist was brutally >>>

Canada now world's largest legal marijuana marketplace

Wednesday  08:21,   17 october 2018

With marijuana sales starting in Newfoundland, Canada has become the largest country with a legal national pot... >>>

Death toll from Florida hurricane at least 27, hundreds missing

Wednesday  07:20,   17 october 2018

Death toll from Florida hurricane at least... >>>

In Indonesia, transgender women find haven in Islamic boarding school

Wednesday  06:57,   17 october 2018

Shinta Ratri, the matron of an Indonesian Islamic boarding school, corrects the pronunciation of a group of fellow Muslims as they chant the phrase "only one God" in Arabic and prepare to pray... >>>

Border Patrol beagle looks very pleased with himself after sniffing out a roast pig hidden in luggage at the Atlanta airport

Wednesday  02:56,   17 october 2018

A Beagle K-9 working with US Customs and Border Protection at Atlanta's Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport made a tasty discovery on... >>>

Somalia: US air strike 'kills 60 al-Shabab fighters'

Wednesday  00:31,   17 october 2018

A US military air strike against the al-Shabab group in Somalia has killed about 60 fighters, one of its deadliest in nearly a year, US military officials said. The air strike which was launched on Friday, occurred near the al-Shabab-controlled... >>>

China defends 'vocational training centres' amid international pressure over mass Uighur detentions

Wednesday  00:23,   17 october 2018

China's Government releases details of its network of 'vocational training' centres in Xinjang province for the first time, which activists claim are political indoctrination camps for thousands of Muslims. The second-highest Communist Party... >>>

President Trump calls Stormy Daniels ‘horseface’ in new tweet

Wednesday  00:21,   17 october 2018

President Trump called Stormy Daniels “horseface” in a tweet on Tuesday morning as he reacted to a judge’s dismissal of a defamation lawsuit the adult film star brought against him earlier this... >>>

Allison Mack gets extra time to run errands while awaiting sex trafficking trial

Tuesday  23:21,   16 october 2018

“Smallville” actress Allison Mack has been granted more time outside of her home as she remains on pretrial house arrest for her role in allegedly recruiting women to join a sex-cult and branding them as “slaves.” The former Nxivm associate will be... >>>

Saudis Issued Dire Warnings Against U.S. Sanctions. But How Much Leverage Do They Have?

Tuesday  22:45,   16 october 2018

The Saudis have a powerful tool in their ability to raise oil prices but are loathe to use it. And they could not easily switch to China or Russia for... >>>

Mattis works to dispel rumors, says Trump is ‘100 percent’ with him

Tuesday  22:31,   16 october 2018

The defense secretary said on Tuesday that he was assured by President Trump that his job is "100 percent"... >>>