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Cleveland blames fatal police shooting of Tamir Rice, 12, on boy

Hours after Tamir Rice's family angrily criticized Cleveland for contending in legal documents that the 12-year-old was to blame for his death at the hands of a police officer, the mayor apologized Monday and said the city would amend its court filing.<p>Tamir, who was black, was shot to death by a …

Iraq 'seizes districts from IS' in Tikrit advance

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1149000/1149276_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534180328_52160701ec241d57ae220e7f20c95ea8<p><b>Iraqi government forces say they have retaken some districts around Tikrit in their fight to recapture the city from Islamic State (IS).</b><p>A force of about …

Middle East

Top 10 alternative city breaks in Europe

Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, Lyon.<p>276<p>http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2015/2/27/1425055405150/b9048c18-9711-4d60-b857-31d33a772037-460x276.jpeg<p>460<p>Photograph: Prochasson Frederic/Alamy<p>Musee des Confluences, …

Top 10

Key Witness Says She Didn’t See Nemtsov’s Killer

Woman was walking with opposition politician when he was killed<p>MOSCOW—A woman who was walking with opposition activist Boris Nemtsov when he was gunned down near the Kremlin last weekend said Monday that she didn’t see the killer.<p>Mr. Nemtsov, a former deputy prime minister who later became a fierce …

Kremlin

The Eiffel Tower has new wind turbines, and they're beautiful

"A visual statement"<p>"This installation is definitely more symbolic," Gromadzki says. "But it is still significant because the merchant spaces on the first floor do consume energy, and being able to offset that consumption is something people can really assimilate and understand."<p>The curved, …

ISIS releases Christian hostages -- but why?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Igniting a live man in a cage; severing the heads of dozens; kidnapping, raping and selling women and children -- ISIS' shocking maltreatment of its captives has become regrettably predictable.<p>But that has made their latest decision on the fate of 19 Christian prisoners all the more …

Peshmerga

Apple Would Like You To Know People Think The iPhone’s Camera Is Awesome

BART Train toward San Francisco<br>Klodjana Dervishi<p>1 of 15<p>Apple is turning the spotlight on its users in a new international ad campaign that will see …

This Awesome Reflective House Mirrors The Forest Around It

If you want to live in the middle of the forest, chances are, you don’t want to obscure the pristine views of your natural surroundings with a big house. The Poland-based architects at Reform created a chameleon-like house that blends right into the forest.<p>The ground floor of the two-story Izabelin …

Architecture