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Uri Avnery: Death of an untiring peace activist

Uri Avnery fought for decades for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. This wish was not fulfilled in his lifetime. He has now died, aged …

Israel

45 MPH Speed Limit Signs in Vegas May Instead Read 'Impeach 45'

Share<p>Tweet<p>Reddit<p>Share<p>+1<p>If you are driving around Las Vegas, Nevada, and happen to be on a road with a 45 MPH speed limit, you may come across …

Donald Trump

Kofi Annan: tributes pour in for ‘an outstanding human being’

He represented our continent and the world with enormous graciousness, integrity and distinction Desmond Tutu<p>Tributes poured in from around the world for Kofi Annan, the first sub-Saharan African to lead the United Nations, whose work revitalising the organisation and putting human rights at the …

Kofi Annan

Trump claims Aretha Franklin ‘worked’ for him

DONALD Trump has remembered the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, as someone who “worked for me”.

Donald Trump

WA convoy delivers much-needed hay to drought-stricken NSW farmers

A convoy of trucks has rolled into the regional NSW town of Condobolin to deliver hay to more than 200 drought-affected farmers.<p>The 23 trucks, driven …

Western Australia

Aretha Franklin, a Pop Star Who Could Make You See God

“This is a song that a girl took away from me.” That’s Otis Redding onstage at the 1967 Monterey Pop Festival introducing “Respect,” which he’d …

Aretha Franklin

Man jailed for hoax bomb call so he could catch UK flight to Los Angeles

LONDON (Reuters) - A French man who was running late for his flight from London to Los Angeles tried to delay it by calling police to say there was a bomb on board.<p>Librarian Jacob Meir Abdellak, who lives in east London, made the call eight minutes before his 5.47 a.m. Norwegian Air flight from …

Los Angeles

Relative: Family of 7 on vacation died in Oregon collision

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A family of seven, including five young children, died on a remote Oregon road in a head-on collision on their way to an end-of-summer vacation in Las Vegas, a family member said Wednesday.<p>Erika Carter Boquet, 29, was driving her 2016 Toyota 4 Runner eastbound on Oregon …

Oregon

Jeremy Corbyn: I was present at wreath-laying but don't think I was involved

Jeremy Corbyn has said he was present but not involved at a wreath-laying for individuals behind the group that carried out the Munich Olympic massacre, a partial admission that has led to a row with Israel’s prime minister.<p>The Labour leader had been asked if Palestinian leaders linked to the Black …

Israel

Report details sexual abuse by more than 300 priests in Pennsylvania's Catholic Church

<b>(CNN) —</b> A new grand jury report says that internal documents from six Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania show that more than 300 "predator priests" have been credibly accused of sexually abusing more than 1,000 child victims.<p>"We believe that the real number of children whose records were lost or who …

Crime

Moment of London car incident caught on video

Video captures the moment a car crashes into a security barrier outside the Houses of Parliament in London, in what police are treating as a terrorist incident.

Extremism

GoFundMe page for fired FBI agent Peter Strzok raises $325,000 in one day

Who says sending anti-Trump texts to your girlfriend doesn't pay?<p>Sure, such texts cost Peter Strzok his 22-year career with the FBI, but they also seem to have garnered the disgraced former agent a lot of support – enough to raise more than $325,000 for his legal expenses in one day on a GoFundMe …

Donald Trump

Narendra Modi Says India Will Send a Manned Flight Into Space by 2022

(NEW DELHI) — India will send a manned flight into space by 2022, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced Wednesday as part of India’s independence …

India

New Zealand bans foreigners from buying homes

In an attempt to curb growing house prices, New Zealand has banned most foreigners from buying certain properties. Statistics show China and …

Housing

Germany creates 3rd gender identity for records: 'diverse'

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a third gender option for official records that will allow people to be registered as "diverse," complying with a ruling from the country's highest court.<p>In November, the Federal Constitutional Court decided that people must be allowed to be …

LGBTQI

New details revealed about pilot who crashed into his home after release from jail

<b>SALT LAKE CITY</b> -- A man who died when he flew a plane into his own house after he had been arrested for assaulting his wife had full access to his …

Salt Lake City

Mystery surrounds Indian man who spent 36 years in Pakistan jail

<b>(CNN) —</b> Gajanand Sharma wandered across the Indian border into Pakistan in 1982. He was arrested and spent the next 36 years in prison.<p>How he ended up in a Pakistani jail, and why the Indian government appeared to be unaware of his existence, remains a mystery. But this week, he finally went …

India

Search for survivors after Italian motorway collapse kills at least 26

GENOA, Italy (Reuters) - Firefighters searched into the night on Tuesday for survivors and bodies amid the rubble of a motorway bridge that collapsed in the northern Italian port city of Genoa, killing at least 26.<p>While that remained the official death toll, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said from …

Fire Fighting

The Funniest Times Twitter Clapped Back At Ivanka Trump Will Have You In Stitches

I never thought that Twitter required a specific skill set, but the more tweets that come out of the White House, the more I realize how untrue that …

Donald Trump

World's first fully digital valves open up engine possibilities

British company Camcon Automotive has built the first fully electronic engine valve system, uncoupled from the crankshaft, that offers unprecedented …

Engines

Magazine's odd model choice: A cover story or a cover story?

Rachel Maddow<p>May you find a nice balance this Palindrome Week<p>01:09<p>Mueller document details lies of Trump campaign aid Papadopoulos<p>05:10<p>Brennan: …

Roger Stone

Close Encounter With Whale Leaves 2 Police Officers Beyond Impressed

Police officers were in for the highlight of their lives when a whale swam up to their boat to make friends.<p>A video captured a whale swimming up to …

Whales

Killer whale still carrying dead baby after 16 days

<b>A killer whale has captured the world's attention by carrying her dead calf on her back for 16 days.</b><p>The mother whale was first spotted carrying her dead calf on 24 July, off the shore of Vancouver Island.<p>Researchers studying the Southern Resident killer say she is still carrying her baby, as of …

Washington State

Spanish fighter jet accidentally fires missile over Estonia

<b>Spain's defence ministry is investigating after one of its fighter jets accidentally fired a missile over Estonia during a training mission.</b><p>The incident happened on Tuesday afternoon "in an area of southwest Estonia authorised for this type of exercise", the ministry said.<p>It added that the …

Military Aircraft

Sicilian gangsters crushed limbs for insurance payouts, say police

Sicilian gangsters dropped 25kg (55lb) cast-iron weights on to the limbs of drug addicts, alcoholics and other vulnerable people to obtain insurance payments for fake car accidents worth hundreds of thousands of euros, according to police, who have arrested 11 people in the case.<p>Among the suspects …

Crime

Congo turmoil means Ebola vaccinators will need armed escorts, experts warn

World Health Organization fears security challenges will hamper efforts to trace and inoculate people at most risk<p>Armed escorts will be required to protect vaccination teams as they battle to contain Ebola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Health Organization has warned.<p>The Ebola …

World Health Organization

Black Lives Matter protesters crash wedding of cop who shot Stephon Clark

<b>SACRAMENTO —</b> One of the two officers who shot and killed Stephon Clark in March was confronted by Black Lives Matter protesters on his wedding day …

Justice

Woman tells police she's a 'clean, thoroughbred, white girl'

A woman seen speeding through a stop sign at 60 mph (97 kph) told officers they shouldn't arrest her because she's a "very clean, thoroughbred, white girl," police said.<p>Her eyes glassy and bloodshot, Lauren Elizabeth Cutshaw was slurring her words and a Breathalyzer showed her blood-alcohol level …

Crime

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Could Face Jail Time With New Wire Fraud Charges

Elizabeth Holmes, the founder of disgraced blood diagnostics company Theranos, was charged by a federal grand jury of various counts of wire fraud, …

Corruption

China state media attacks Trump on trade in unusually harsh terms

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's state media on Monday lashed out at the policies of U.S. President Donald Trump in an unusually direct attack, accusing him of "starring in his own carefully orchestrated street fighter-style deceitful drama".<p>Trump's wish for others to play along with his drama is …

China