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Russia minefield found by major road

[ad_1] Image copyright Kanal 47 TV Image caption Each shell must be disposed of before the woods are safe A group of Russian history buffs was surprised to find a reminder of Soviet resistance to the Nazi invasion in the form of an improvised minefield near a busy road.Members of a club devoted to the history of the nearby Krasnaya Gorka military fort almost stumbled across the makeshift mines in
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FBI: Spike in US hate crimes for third year in a row

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Last month, 11 worshippers were killed in the deadliest attack against Jews in US history Hate crimes in the US rose by 17% in 2017, the third straight year that incidents of bias-motivated attacks have grown, according to the FBI. Law enforcement agencies reported 7,175 hate crimes last year compared with 6,121 in 2016. The rise in hate crimes is attributed to an
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Lion cub found in Lamborghini by Paris police

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption The female cub is said to be named "Putin" Police officers patrolling Paris's Champs-Élysées received reports of a lion cub in a luxury car.On stopping the green Lamborghini, officers discovered the driver taking pictures with the animal.The 33-year-old man reportedly insisted it was "just a cat", but was arrested.The female cub, said to be named "Putin" and about two and a half months old,
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Sri Lanka’s President Finally Checked: Court Rules to Bring Back Parliament

[ad_1] COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Sri Lanka’s Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked the president from dissolving Parliament, raising the possibility that the former prime minister could reclaim the post after weeks of unnerving political drama.Sri Lanka has been in crisis since late last month, when President Maithripala Sirisena abruptly fired Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe, accusing him of being inept and corrupt. He then swore in a new prime minister: Mahinda
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Britain and E.U. Agree on a Plan for Brexit

[ad_1] LONDON — British and European Union officials reached a long-awaited draft agreement on Tuesday on Britain’s troubled withdrawal from the bloc, opening the way for a high-stakes meeting of Prime Minister Theresa May’s most senior ministers to consider the plans, the prime minister’s office said.Cabinet ministers will have a chance to review the draft text before a critical meeting of the full cabinet at 2 p.m. Wednesday, the prime
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Polish carer ‘killed six elderly patients’ in Germany

[ad_1] Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Millions of elderly Germans are in care (file photo) A Polish care worker who worked in German nursing homes for years has been charged with six counts of murder for killing his elderly patients.Himself a diabetic, he used insulin to kill his victims, police said.He is also accused of attempting to kill at least three more patients, and of three counts of aggravated
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The First Thanksgiving – The New York Times

[ad_1] JERSEY CITY — Two years ago this month, Mayada Anjari was only dimly aware that a holiday was approaching. After the family’s three-year journey as refugees from Syria, her sons — Hayan, Mohammed and Abdulrazaq — had just started school here; her husband, Ahmad Abdulhamid, was looking for work; and she had a baby girl, Jana, to chase after. By last fall, the boys (now 14, 12 and 10)
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Trump mocks French leader Macron after Armistice Day visit

[ad_1] Image copyright AFP Image caption Donald Trump (right) kept his powder dry when he met Mr Macron (left) in Paris US President Donald Trump has gone on Twitter to mock his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, after an awkward Armistice Day visit.He attacked Mr Macron over nationalism, plans for a European army, French tariffs on US wine imports, and the French leader's popularity rating.Mr Macron had urged world leaders to
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California fires: Winds propel fires as death toll rises

[ad_1] Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCalifornia wildfires continue to rage Strong winds have been fuelling California's deadly fires as search-and-rescue teams begin the grim task of searching for bodies among the ashes.Winds of up to 40mph (64km/h) are expected throughout Tuesday in the state's south, where the Woolsey Fire is threatening some 57,000 homes.Firefighters in the north are still battling the Camp Fire, which has left
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Italy bus fire: Passengers narrowly avoid bus inferno

[ad_1] Image copyright Vigili del Fuoco Image caption Investigations into what caused the fire are ongoing Thirty people have narrowly escaped a bus inferno in Italy's Campobasso province after smoke began pouring from the bonnet, local media report.The Ansa news agency said about 30 students from the Casacalenda area were on board, with some outlets reporting that workers were also present.The driver stopped the vehicle and all passengers got off