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Tower of Pisa less leaning than it used to be

It's in better condition now than predicted by an global committee of researchers, reports ANSA . The Leaning Tower of Pisa is leaning just a little bit less...


Police find two explosive devices in London Flat

He was taken to a south London police station where he remains in custody. Both are undergoing further forensic examination. The Evening Standard reports ...


U.S., South Korea to scale back major military exercise

Mattis did not provide details on what a scaled-back version of the exercise would entail. "It is historically significant for the North and the South to open...


Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Trolled For 'Hate Mongering' Against India's Brahmins

Twitter was reverberating with the term " Brahminical patriarchy " on Tuesday as Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey's mission to India to create goodwill for his compa...


White House approves military use of lethal force at border

As the Pentagon revealed Tuesday, the deployment of 5,900 troops to the southern border would cost USA taxpayers at least $72 million. Active duty personnel can...


Released Bali Nine drug-smuggler returns home to more legal woes

The convicted drug smuggler was freed from Bangli Prison, Bali, on Wednesday evening after having her 13 year sentence reduced for "good behaviour". "Please, ju...


Russian spy chief dies after 'long illness'

The West has blamed GRU for a string of brazen attacks. General Korobov joined the Russian military in 1973 and worked with intelligence from 1985, receiving ...


FBI Classifies Proud Boys as Extremist Group, Document Shows

The document concludes that Willey could not be trusted to carry out her oath of office given her membership in a group that "openly discriminates against peopl...


Special counsel opposes delaying George Papadopoulos' prison sentence

Mr. Miller was held in contempt of court for refusing to comply with a subpoena issued by the special counsel's office, and his legal team has challenged the ru...


USA tourist killed on remote Indian island barred to visitors

Police sources said while a body had been spotted, it was yet to be recovered. The family asked that local contacts not be prosecuted in the case. The Senti...


Three Arrested In Alleged Terror Plot In Melbourne

Three people have been arrested in counter-terrorism raids in Melbourne this morning. Police believe in recent days the group attempted to source a semi-aut...


Six students arrested, charged in St. Michael’s investigation into alleged assault

Deputy Chief James Ramer of the Toronto Police Department told a press conference that five of the boys had turned themselves in to police, but one was arrested...


United States bombers fly near South China Sea islands militarized by Beijing

The port call at the semi-autonomous city comes just two months after China nixed a similar visit by the US Navy, and at a time of heightened tensions between...


In rare rebuke, chief justice criticizes Trump for 'Obama judge' comment

On Tuesday, U.S. District Judge Tigar in San Francisco (an Obama appointee) blocked a policy of President Trump's that says illegal immigrants detained at non...


Deportee killed after being hit by plane on Russian Federation runway

Surveillance footage allegedly showed Albert Yepremyan, 25, breaking free and running onto the runway as passengers boarded the Boeing 737 aircraft, an unnamed ...


Police officer stabbed in Brussels knife attack, motive unclear

An attacker shouting "Allahu akbar" has stabbed a Belgian policeman several times in the neck in central Brussels , prosecutors say. The mayor of Brussels ,...


Ex-judge imprisoned for beating a suspect in former wife's fatal stabbing

Her estranged husband, Lance Mason , a former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas judge, is being held in connection with her death. The ex-judge, Lance Mason , ...


Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg hopes to work with Sheryl Sandberg for ‘decades’

Some in Silicon Valley had wondered whether Sandberg would become a corporate casualty following the New York Times investigation , which revealed the exte...


German teen loses driving license just 49 minutes after passing driving test

A teenager in Germany's joy at getting his driving license was short-lived, after it was suspended less than an hour after he received it because he was was c...


Indonesia set to free Bali Nine drug smuggler Lawrence

She managed to get the sentence reduced further due to good behaviour and now she has become the only member of the group to walk free. She has been asked to ...


Guatemala volcano erupts, forcing 200 people to flee

Disaster coordination authorities asked eight communities in Guatemala to evacuate and go to safe areas after an increased eruption of the Volcano of Fire . ...


Facebook criticised for post promoting child bride auction

Photos posted on Facebook show her sitting beside the groom, wearing a lavish dress and staring at the floor. The bidding war caused local and global outrage....


Maryland weather: Thanksgiving looks to be Baltimore's coldest since 1996

President Donald Trump has certainly made a wise decision in choosing to spend Thanksgiving in sunny Florida, where temperatures will range from the low to mid-...


US targets Iran-Russia network over oil sent to Syria

The US provided waivers to eight jurisdictions to be able to continue importing Iranian oil after the sanctions came into effect, while Trump has said he intend...


Mexican ex-cartel boss dies after heart attack in jail

The officials of the prison indicate that they have transferred the inmate to a hospital, but doctors failed to save him. He was facing federal prosecution fo...


Woman in UAE allegedly killed and cooked boyfriend, served remains with rice

During questioning, the woman's friend said she didn't witness the killing but noticed blood stains in her home. The woman reportedly confessed to killing t...


You have stolen our spirit, Easter Island tells British Museum

Calling for the sculpture's return, Easter Island Governor Tarita Alarcon Rapu said: "We are just a body". It is believed to date from around 1200 AD and is n...


85,000 children under 5 may have died of starvation in Yemen war

Since the Saudi-Emirati military intervention in March 2015 in Yemen, commercial imports of food through the vital Hodeidah port have been reduced by more tha...


Another House Win Caps Democratic Rout in California

The district's demographics are split nearly evenly among people who identify as White, Asian and Latino, according to last year's US census. If those results h...


Sacked OAU lecturer Akindele remanded in prison

Justice Maureen Onyetenu ordered the remand of the professor on Monday. Akindele had also been arraigned before the court by the Independent Corrupt Practic...


Why a university has told lecturers not to use capital letters

According to a staff memo aimed at "enhancing student understanding, engagement and achievement", capitalising a word could emphasise "the difficulty or high-...


UAE sentences British academic to life in prison for spying

Mr Hedges, 31, a PhD student at Durham University in the United Kingdom , was convicted by the Federal Court of Appeal for attempting to procure sensitive in...


Jeremy Corbyn: a second referendum is 'not an option for today'

Jeremy Corbyn will set out Labour's "good Brexit plan" on Monday, saying that leaving the European Union must be the catalyst for a "radical programme of i...


Political row at Chinese Oscars

Her film Our Youth in Taiwan won best documentary. Fu, whose documentary Our Youth in Taiwan was about the island's 2014 Sunflower Movement, said that "I ...


Chinese author of homoerotic novel jailed

Police there criticized the self-published works for what it called the depiction of "obscene sexual behavior between males" set against the themes of "violence...


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