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'Bad prank' causes huge terror alert in Nice

French police detained, then released, four dental students on Monday after they sparked a terror alert at a hospital in Nice.<p>The group were armed with various fake weapons and one was spotted wearing a traditional djellaba – loose woolen robes, often worn by Arabs.<p>Although they were apparently in …

Paris on alert as police hunt for armed suspect

French police have launched a manhunt for the suspect in a shooting at the Paris headquarters of newspaper Libération – and another outside bank Société Générale, less than two hours later.<p>One person was seriously injured when the gunman burst into the Libération’s office and opened fire. No-one …

CCTV video shows doomed Russian plane nosedived into the tarmac at Kazan airport

Video said to be of the Russian passenger plane which crashed on Sunday night killing all on board has emerged showing it nosediving almost vertically into the tarmac before bursting into flames.<p>Investigators at Kazan airport are looking for clues as to the cause of the tragedy in which 50 people …

Strong winds and heavy rain tear through the Italian island of Sardinia

Flash flooding on the Italian holiday island of Sardinia has left at least 14 people dead and ten missing.<p>Heavy rain caused swollen rivers to break their banks sweeping away cars and inundating homes.<p>The worst affected was In and around the city of Olbia in the northeast of the island as winds of …

Rock it Out! Blog: “A Theology Class On The Church Of Bruce Springsteen”

Collegiate disciples of Bruce Springsteen will soon be able to enroll in a theology class devoted to the New Jersey legend. The state’s own Rutgers …

Australia's Infinite Stairway to Heaven

<i>Diminish and Ascend</i> is a sculptural installation by artist David McCracken that, from certain angles, looks like a never-ending staircase. Part of the annual event known as Sculpture by the Sea in Bondi, Australia, the staircase is one of the most eye-catching pieces at the outdoor exhibition this …

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