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Child sends younger kid down mall escalator in trolley

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Shocking CCTV footage showing a small boy in a trolley flying down a mall escalator has left people asking whether it was an accident, if an older sibling did it on purpose, and why no adults were there to intervene. In the controversial video, a boy pushes the trolley to the edge of an escalator Read More

Ukrainian church independence supporters storm residence of split opposing top cleric

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Protesters tried to break the gates of local eparchy chief’s residence in southeastern Ukraine. The group was angry over his opposition to the split from the Russian Orthodox Church. Demonstrators descended on the residence of Metropolitan Ephraim in Kryvyi Rih on Saturday, according to Ukrainian Orthodox Church website. The statement described the group, comprised of Read More

White lion Mufasa locked in bizarre custody battle, fears animal could be sold to hunters

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A rare white lion is at the center of a tug of war between conservationists and a South African government department, which one sanctuary fears could lead the animal to being auctioned off to hunters Mufasa the white lion has been in the care of South Africa’s WildForLife rehabilitation charity since being rescued from a Read More

Ex-Guantanamo prisoners to end war? US envoy predicts peace deal after talks with Taliban delegates

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The long-awaited peace deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban may be reached by April next year, a US special envoy for Afghanistan said following a meeting with insurgent group’s emissaries in Qatar. Zalmay Khalilzad, the US special representative for Afghanistan reconciliation, said on Sunday that he hopes “a peace deal is reached before Read More

Big giants in the room? APEC failure as leaders cancel joint statement amid US-China spat

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For the first time, leaders of 21 Asia-Pacific economies have failed to issue a joint communique, as tensions between the US and China over trade and investment poisoned their annual summit. Pointing to the “two big giants in the room,” the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation’s (APEC) chair, Papua New Guinea (PNG) Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, informed Sunday’s closing Read More

Residents hooting mad about ‘penis-shaped’ owl statue

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Cast with good intentions but perhaps a poor eye for accuracy, terrible statues have been something of a trend lately. Now the residents of a Serbian town are ruffled over an owl effigy, which some say resembles a penis. The hefty terracotta statue was meant to honor the large winter owl population of Kikinda, Serbia. Read More

'US-led airstrikes in Syria kill more than 40 people'

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More than 40 people – including several children – have been killed in US-led airstrikes on the last Islamic State stronghold in eastern Syria, according to a war monitoring body and state media. The head of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), Rami Abdurrahman, said homes were hit on Saturday in a village near Read More

Molotovs & tear gas: Greek protesters march on US embassy on anti-junta uprising anniversary

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Violent clashes have erupted in Athens on the 45th anniversary of Greece’s anti-junta uprising, as protesters burned US flags in front of Washington’s embassy, condemning it for having backed the brutal military dictatorship. Greek police used tear gas to quell public discontent when clashes erupted in the capital around Exarchia Square after a group of Read More

US to expand Pacific military base together with Australia in bid to stop China’s growing influence

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The US has said it will join Australia in the development of a naval base on Papua New Guinea’s Manus Island to “protect the freedom of the seas,” in a move apparently aimed at curbing China’s presence in the Pacific. Australia, a staunch US ally in the Pacific, had already set its sights on Papua Read More

Game developer apologizes, restructures firm after outcry over imaginary anti-gay Chechen vampires

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The developer of ‘Vampires: The Masquerade’ tabletop game will be restructured after complaints about the game’s bizarre plot, in which vampires in Chechnya use the persecution of gay people to cover up their own existence. The board game features bloodsuckers, who torture and feed on gay people, and wasn’t long in Russia’s Republic of Chechnya Read More