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Russia successfully launches a new anti-aircraft missile
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2018-02-12    0 views
Russian defence ministry released on Sunday (February 11) a video of a launch of what it said was 'a new modernised missile of the Russian anti-aircraft defence system'.

The ministry mentioned that the test was successful and happened at Sary-Shagan military grounds on the territory of Kazakhstan, but did not provide any further details.
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London City Airport shut after WW2 bomb found in Thames
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2018-02-12    0 views
London City Airport has been closed after an unexploded World War Two bomb was discovered in nearby River Thames.

The bomb was discovered at the George Fifth Dock during scheduled work on Feb. 11.

The 59-inch device is an 1100 pound German bomb, according to specialist officers and the Royal Navy. 

All flights to and from the airport have been cancelled.

The closure is expected to last all day, and will affect more than 100 flights and around 16,000 passengers.

Airport chief executive Robert Sinclair says the airport is cooperating with police and Royal Navy specialists to safely remove the device.

Credit: Reuters
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Vice President Pence in South Korea
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2018-02-11    0 views
U.S. Vice President met with North Korean defectors including a handicapped man who traveled 10,000 on crutches to escape, during a stop in South Korea on Friday (February 9).

Pence arrived in South Korea on Thursday (February 8). Pence, who was accompanied by his wife Karen and Fred Warmbier, father of Otto Warmbier, the American college student who was held prisoner in North Korea and died shortly after he returned to the U.S. last year, praised the defectors for the 'courage.' He was expected to pay tribute at a memorial for 46 South Korean sailors killed in 2010 in the sinking of a warship that Seoul blamed on a North Korean torpedo attack.

North Korea's ceremonial leader and Pence are set for their first face-to-face encounter on Friday when they attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

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CCTV footage shows moment of Russian plane crash
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2018-02-11    0 views
A CCTV camera caught the moment of a deadly plane crash near Moscow which claimed 71 lives on Sunday (February 11).

The video, first released on the Russian Telegram channel Mash, showed a big explosion in the distance.

Temperatures were around minus 5 degrees Celsius with periodic snowfall when the short-haul AN-148 operated by Saratov Airlines took off for the city of Orsk in Orenburg region, about 900 miles southeast of the capital.

The investigators said they were looking at all possible causes of the crash.

The plane, manufactured in 2010, had been carrying 65 passengers and six crew. It disappeared from radar screens shortly after taking off from Moscow's Domodedovo airport.

Credit: Reuters
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British actor Idris Elba proposes to girlfriend at film screening
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2018-02-11    0 views
British actor Idris Elba made a surprise proposal to his girlfriend Sabrina Dhowre on Saturday (February 10) at the screening of his directorial debut 'Yardie' in London's Rio Cinema.

The actor, best known for his performances in TV series 'The Wire' and 'Luther', has reportedly been dating Dhowre since early 2017.

Elba, who was previously romantically linked to singer Madonna and British model Jourdan Dunn, auctioned himself off to raise money for an Africa girls charity last year by spending a Valentine's evening with the auction's winner.

The actor, whose father is from Sierra Leone, is one of the frontrunners to be cast as the next James Bond, the fictional British spy movie franchise.

Credit: Reuters
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Russian passenger plane crashes near Moscow; 71 dead
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2018-02-11    0 views
A plane has crashed in Russia, with all 71 people on board believed to have been killed.

The flight reportedly disappeared from radar ten minutes after take-off in Moscow.

Russian news agencies, citing official sources, say there are no survivors.

Its thought there were 65 passengers and six crew members on board.

The plane, operated by domestic carrier Saratov airlines, took off from Domodedovo airport.

It was destined for the Russian city of Orsk, bordering Kazakhstan

The Russian transport ministry is reportedly considering various causes for the crash, including weather conditions and pilot error.

Credit: AP and Reuters
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Daytona Beach Police Officer Adopts 'Frozen Puppy' Rescued From River
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2018-02-10    0 views
A pitbull puppy rescued by animal control officers from under a bridge in Daytona Beach, Florida, amid freezing temperatures on January 18, was adopted by Daytona Beach Police Officer Kera Cantrell on February 5.

The tiny canine, named River, was found under Seabreeze Bridge in frigid Halifax River waters, police said. A video showing the moments after the rescue was shared by the police department on February 8. It shows animal control officers John Pearson and James Lee holding the puppy in their arms inside their vehicle, trying to warm it up. The puppy is seen shaking, and heard making whimpering noises.

Police said the puppy was nursed back to health at the Halifax Humane Society, and was later adopted by Officer Kera Cantrell. “Officer Cantrell is now River’s new mom and these are two happy girls!” the police department wrote on Facebook.


"For the last couple of weeks we've been telling you about River the Frozen Puppy. As you know her story ended happily; she is safe and sound and very loved in the home of one of our police officers. But we wanted to share the moment after River was found and then rescued by our wonderful animal control officers John Pearson and James Lee. And we really want to thank the person, whoever you are, who called and let DBPD know that River had been left to die under the Seabreeze Bridge in mid-January when the temperature had fallen to below freezing."


"Remember the beautiful puppy rescued by Daytona Beach's excellent animal control officers under the Seabreeze Bridge during frigid temps? Here she is again. Yes, she is a SHE and her name is River! River has two holds on her for adoption and she is on her way to perfect health, thanks to officers James Lee (in the first photo) and John Pearson. We love River!"


"UPDATE ON RIVER THE FROZEN PUPPY: This is the kind of update we love at DBPD. Of course you remember River, the pit bull puppy rescued by DBPD's animal control officers several days ago from the frigid waters of the Halifax River.
This beautiful, spunky puppy was nursed back to health at Halifax Humane Society. One DBPD officer kept visiting River while she recovered. That officer, District One's Kera Cantrell, fell in love with this little canine and the feeling was mutual!
Officer Cantrell is now River's new Mom and these are two happy girls!"

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Kim Cattrall to Sarah Jessica Parker: You're not my friend
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2018-02-10    0 views
KIM CATTRALL TO SARAH JESSICA PARKER: YOU'RE NOT MY FRIEND

Kim Cattrall has a message for Sarah Jessica Parker: Spare me your sympathy.

Cattrall lashed out at her former "Sex and the City" co-star after Parker expressed support over the death of Cattrall's brother, Chris.

In an Instagram message posted Saturday (10 FEB. 2018), Cattrall wrote that Parker is not a friend and called her a hypocrite. The two actresses reportedly have not gotten along for years.

Cattrall's brother was found dead last week. He was 55.
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US Hundreds of birds reminds Hitchcock film
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2018-02-10    0 views
SHOTLIST:

This video was taken at ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas, US. This video was taken at ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas, US. It shows hundreds birds are gathering at gas station, in front of Food Mart and the birds tweets can be heard.

Please credit "@ChristineDobbyn".

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STORYLINE:

Hundreds of birds gatherd at Texas gas station, it reminds the scene of Hitchcock film.

On 2nd February night, hundreds birds gathered at the gas station in Houston, Texas, US. The clip is reminiscent of a scene from Hitchcock's 1963 film The Birds starring Tippi Hedren, which includes an iconic scene where birds attack townsfolk at a gas station.
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18 killed as double-decker bus crashes in rural Hong Kong
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2018-02-10    0 views
Hong Kong police said 18 people were killed on Saturday when a double-decker bus crashed in a suburb of the southern Chinese city.

Video from Hong Kong Cable TV showed emergency services staff hurrying to try to remove injured passengers from the double-decker lying on its side.

But there has been no official report yet on the reasons for this accident.

Police said that 15 men and three women were killed in the accident, which local media reports said happened when the bus tipped over on Saturday evening.

So far there is no report of any foreigners involved in this accident.
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Israeli military releases footage of aerial targeting in Syria
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2018-02-10    0 views
SHOWS:

UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION (FEBRUARY 10, 2018) (ISRAELI ARMY HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL)

1. (MUTE) MILITARY AERIAL FOOTAGE SHOWING DRONE FLYING OVER AREA

2. (PART MUTE) DRONE FLYING / DRONE BEING HIT AND SMOKE RISING

3. (MUTE) SMOKE RISING FROM HIT DRONE

UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION, SYRIA (FEBRUARY 10, 2018) (ISRAELI ARMY HANDOUT - ACCESS ALL)

4. (MUTE) AERIAL MILITARY FOOTAGE SHOWING DRONE FLYING OVER AREA

5. TARGET, WHICH IS SAID TO BE THE CONTROL VEHICLE FOR THE DRONE, BEING HIT BY AIR STRIKE

STORY: The Israeli military released cockpit video on Saturday (February 10) showing the aerial targeting and destruction of a drone flying in what Israel said was Israeli airspace and an air strike on Iranian drone installation in Syria.

Israel said it had sent its jets into Syria which struck at least 12 Iranian and Syrian targets, after shooting down an Iranian drone flying over Israeli territory earlier on Saturday. It added its F-16 warplane came under fire in Syria and had crashed in a field near the northern Israeli village of Harduf, television footage showed.

Later, Syrian state media said air defences were responding to a new Israeli assault and had thwarted attacks on military positions in southern Syria.

Taking down F-16 jets caused a major escalation of tension with Israel launching heavy air strike in Syria later on Saturday.

Israel's air force has targeted Syrian military and Hezbollah targets in Syria on an almost regular basis, but its attacks on Saturday appeared to be the most intense yet.
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Undercover investigator able to smuggle blades, drugs into NYC jails
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2018-02-10    0 views
An undercover investigator dressed as a jail officer was able to smuggle scalpel blades and drugs into the main city jails in Manhattan and Brooklyn, a report released on Thursday (February 8) said.

The report, from the city’s Department of Investigation (DOI), which examines misconduct by city employees, was issued on the same day that federal authorities in Brooklyn unsealed an indictment charging two corrections officers and five inmates with smuggling drugs inside the Manhattan jail.

Credit: New York City Department of Investigation via Reuters
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Undercover investigator able to smuggle blades, drugs into NYC jails: report
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2018-02-09    0 views
An undercover investigator dressed as a jail officer was able to smuggle scalpel blades and drugs into the main city jails in Manhattan and Brooklyn, a report released on Thursday (February 8) said.

The report, from the city's Department of Investigation (DOI), which examines misconduct by city employees, was issued on the same day that federal authorities in Brooklyn unsealed an indictment charging two corrections officers and five inmates with smuggling drugs inside the Manhattan jail.

Credit: New York City Department of Investigation via Reuters
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Woman Slacklines in High Heels Across Canyon
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2018-02-09    0 views
This professional slackliner decided to challenge her abilities by attempting to walk across a canyon in high heels. She put on the heels and carefully walked across a slackline to get to the other side of the canyon.

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The Singing Principal Is Back, With Bee Gees-Themed Snow Day Announcement.mov
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2018-02-09    0 views
A principal in Florence, Kentucky, whose musical snow day announcements have gone viral, was back at it on February 7, announcing Union Pointe Academy was closed.

In a video posted to the school’s Facebook page, Chad Chaddell appeared in a brown wig and gold chain announcing the school’s closure to the tune of You Should Be Dancing by the Bee Gees. Chaddell sang in a falsetto voice talking about snowball fights, hot cocoa and a warning not to lick a frozen flagpole.

As of writing the video had more than 200,000 views and over 3,000 shares on Facebook.

Credit: Union Pointe Academy via Storyful
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Block of Ice Falls From Sky in West London, Almost Hits Passers-By
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2018-02-09    0 views
A large block of ice fell from the sky in Kew, West London, on February 9, smashing into the ground and narrowly missing passers-by. CCTV cameras captured the moment of impact and the puzzled reaction from pedestrians.

According to local reporting, the council worker visible in the video is Serhiy Myeshkov. He said that the block of ice weighed maybe 10 kilograms, and that it “fell from either a plane or from the sky”.

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Newborn Abandoned at Tucson Airport
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2018-02-09    0 views
Authorities in Tucson, Arizona, are looking for a woman who abandoned a newborn infant in a family restroom at the city’s airport on Sunday, January 14. The Tucson Airport Authority released video showing the woman it believes responsible.

The woman is wearing a dark coat with a brown bag over her shoulder, carrying a purple neck pillow.

A note left with the baby boy read:

“Please help me.

“My mom had no idea she was pregnant. She is unable and unfit to take care of me. Please get me to the authorities so they can find a good home.

“I just want what is best for him and it is not me.

“Please.

“Im [sic] sorry.”

Credit: Tucson Airport Authority via Storyful
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Homeless Dog Gets Makeover and Gets Adopted
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2018-02-09    0 views
This homeless dog had very long and matted hair and was living on the side of the road when he was found and put into a shelter. The shelter only gives the dog a few days to get adopted until they are put to sleep. Luckily, this dog got the chance for a makeover and had his hair shaved down. He looked like a brand new dog and was in need of love. Two days after his makeover, he got adopted and was saved.
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Nephew of Fallen Florida Officer 'Sworn In' to Police Department
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2018-02-09    0 views
The nephew of a fallen officer of the Kissimmee, Florida, Police Department was “sworn in” on February 7.

In a Facebook video, Enzo Russell can be seen taking the oath and being sworn in by the department chief. Russell is the nephew of Sergeant Sam Howard, who was killed in the line of duty in August of 2017. Enzo took the oath on his birthday and in front of a photo of his uncle.

Credit: Kissimmee Police Department via Storyful
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Trump Calls Faith 'Central' to American Life
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2018-02-08    0 views
President Donald Trump says faith is "central to American life and liberty."

Trump is speaking Thursday (Feb. 8, 2018) at the National Prayer Breakfast, a high-profile annual event that brings together faith leaders, politicians and dignitaries. He spoke about how he sees the "power of God's love" in Americans, citing the responses to recent hurricanes and mass shootings.

Trump also said Americans are a "tireless force for justice and peace" citing the fight against Islamic State militants who he said target "Christians, Jews, religious minorities and countless Muslims."
The president enjoys strong support from evangelical Christians, who helped power his White House win.

Christians have cheered Trump during his first year in office as he appointed conservative judges, sought to weaken rules governing political activity by certain religious groups and declared Jerusalem the capital of Israel.

Credit: The White House
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Mountain Bikers Ride Through Treacherous Path
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2018-02-08    0 views
These guys strapped on their helmets and hopped on their mountain bikes before riding to through a treacherous path. They avoided crashing into the jagged cliffs that surrounded them and high-fived each other after reaching the end.

Credit: Jukin Media via AP
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Eagles Parade Draws Enormous Crowd
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2018-02-08    0 views
All roads and rails lead to Philadelphia as fans pour into the city for the Eagles' Super Bowl parade.

People began lining the 5-mile route before dawn Thursday.

Hundreds of thousands of roaring, jubilant fans are in position to cheer their heroes along the way to the Philadelphia art museum's famed "Rocky" steps.

Philadelphia Eagles center Jason Kelce took advantage of his appearance at the Eagles’ homecoming parade, when took a police bicycle for a ride while dressed in a sultan costume.

A clip shared to Twitter by Philadelphia-based sports producer Mark Meany shows Kelce riding the police bike in front of one of the team buses, much to the delight of the onlooking crowd.

Earlier in the day, Kelce took his passion to a new level when he chugged a beer with fans.

Credit: AP, Mark Meany via Storyful, Logan Mcdonald via Storyful
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Baby octopuses are born in Virginia
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2018-02-08    0 views
Baby octopuses are born in Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center, VA. The acuarium filmed the moment of the birth.

Credit: @Virginia Aquarium & Marine Science Center via AP
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People run out of building the moment a deadlyquake hits Taiwan
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2018-02-08    0 views
A surveillance camera in a hostel captured the moment when a deadly quake struck Taiwan's Hualien on Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2018).

People are seen running out of the building as the magnitude 6.4 quake hit the area while furniture and other items in the room are displaced violently.

At least 10 people were killed and 265 others injured, while about 58 people were still missing, officials said.

Taiwan, a self-ruled island that China considers part of its territory, lies near the junction of two tectonic plates and is prone to earthquakes. More than 600 soldiers and 1,300 police have been deployed to help with rescue efforts.

Credit: Reuters
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Mountain Bikers Ride Through Treacherous Path
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2018-02-08    0 views
These guys strapped on their helmets and hopped on their mountain bikes before riding to through a treacherous path. They avoided crashing into the jagged cliffs that surrounded them and high-fived each other after reaching the end.

Credit: Jukin Media via AP
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Milwaukee Bus Driver Races to Help Elderly Man Who Fell Into Snow Bank
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2018-02-08    0 views
A Milwaukee County Transit System (MCTS) bus driver went above and beyond the call of duty why she helped an elderly man with a walker who had fallen into a snow bank on February 4.

According to the MCTS, Kaniquka Jackson was driving near the Bayshore Town Center in Glendale when she saw an elderly man trying to catch her bus. As the man stepped into a snow bank, he fell to the ground.

A clip shared to the MCTS Facebook account shows Jackson racing out of the bus and helping the man get on his feet and into the vehicle. Jackson checked to see if he was OK before offering to call for help – which he refused.

The download link provides a version of the video without captions.

Credit: Milwaukee County Transit System via Storyful
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Several injured as hot air balloon makes hard landing in Australia
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2018-02-08    0 views
Several people were injured after a hot air balloon made a hard landing in Australia's Yarra Valley on Thursday.

Police on the scene said the passengers were thrown from the basket as the pilot attempted to land.

Emergency services treated the passengers at the scene for back and neck injuries, before sending seven to hospital. Six of the hospitalised were over 50, one was in their 20s.

Officials say the hot air balloon took off at 0700 local time (2000 GMT Wednesday ) from Glenburn and traveled approximately 15.5 miles before heavily landing 20 minutes later at Dixon's Creek in the Yarra Valley, 37.3 miles.

Credit: Reuters
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First baby with Down syndrome wins Gerber baby contest
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2018-02-07    0 views
This year's Gerber baby is a very adorable 18-month-old boy from Dalton, Georgia — and the first child with Down syndrome to win the annual contest.

Gerber announced Lucas Warren as the eighth winner of their annual Gerber Baby Photo Search on Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2018). He was chosen from among 140,000 entries. Gerber President and CEO Bill Partyka said in a statement, "Lucas' winning smile and joyful expression won our hearts this year, and we are all thrilled to name him our 2018 Spokesbaby."

Lucas's mother Cortney Warren said, "This is such a proud moment for us as parents knowing that Lucas has a platform to spread joy, not only to those he interacts with every day, but to people all over the country."

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Kylie Jenner's baby-name announcement is Instagram's most popular post
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2018-02-07    0 views
Kylie Jenner’s baby-name announcement became the most popular post on Instagram on Feb. 7, 2018, surpassing Beyonce's pregnancy announcement of 2017.

Jenner revealed her daughter's name: Stormi Webster. 

The post had collected 13.7 million ``likes'' by Wednesday afternoon, compared with 11.2 million for Beyonce's pregnancy photo.

Born on Feb. 1, Stormi is the first child for Jenner and her boyfriend, rapper Travis Scott.  

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North Korea’s cheer squad attend banquet in South Korea
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2018-02-07    0 views
North Korean delegation including cheer squad, taekwondo athletes and journalists attended a welcoming banquet hosted by the South Korea's Unification Ministry on Wednesday (February 7) ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

A group of 280 North Koreans arrived on Wednesday morning in South Korea, one of the largest peacetime crossings of the inter-Korean border, to spur on athletes from the two sides at the Winter Olympics.

The delegation celebrated its first night in South Korea with a banquet at their hotel, dining on roasted scallops, steak, beef marrow soup and shrimp wrapped in thinly sliced radish, according to a pool report.

Head of North Korea's cheer squad O Yong Chol made a speech at the banquet and said that the delegation's visit means the opening of the era of reconciliation and cooperation.

Credit: Reuters
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Pennsylvania Basketball Game Brawl
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2018-02-07    0 views
The Clairton-Monessen basketball game in Pennsylvania saw a large brawl break out on Tuesday evening, February 6. An estimated 60 people were involved.

A high school basketball player and a police officer were treated for minor injuries after the brawl.

The fight is under investigation by school officials, according to Clairton City School District.

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North Korea’s cheer squad attend banquet in South Korea
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2018-02-07    0 views
North Korean delegation including cheer squad, taekwondo athletes and journalists attended a welcoming banquet hosted by the South Korea's Unification Ministry on Wednesday (February 7) ahead of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics.

A group of 280 North Koreans arrived on Wednesday morning in South Korea, one of the largest peacetime crossings of the inter-Korean border, to spur on athletes from the two sides at the Winter Olympics.

The delegation celebrated its first night in South Korea with a banquet at their hotel, dining on roasted scallops, steak, beef marrow soup and shrimp wrapped in thinly sliced radish, according to a pool report.

Head of North Korea's cheer squad O Yong Chol made a speech at the banquet and said that the delegation's visit means the opening of the era of reconciliation and cooperation.

Credit: Reuters
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Kim Jong Un's sister in the spotlight at Pyeongchang
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2018-02-07    1 views
She normally spends her life in the background but Kim Jong Un's sister will be in the spotlight at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

Many know her as her brother's chief propagandist and last year North Korea's so-called princess was appointed senior official at the country's ruling Workers' Party.

Her visit raises concerns over whether Pyongyang is using the Olympics to push its own agenda.

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At least seven killed, 67 missing after quake rocks Taiwan tourist area
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2018-02-07    0 views
Rescue efforts continued in Taiwan on Wednesday (February 7), in a search for 67 people missing after a strong earthquake killed at least 7 near the popular tourist city of Hualien.

Emergency workers surrounded a badly damaged 12-storey residential building, a major focus of the rescue effort. Windows had collapsed and the building was wedged into the ground at a roughly 40-degree angle.

Many residents and tourists decided to take shelter in Hualien stadium, fearing aftershocks that have continued following the quake. Aftershocks with a magnitude of at least 5.0 could rock the island in the next two weeks, the government said.

The magnitude 6.4 quake, which hit near the coastal city just before midnight (1600 GMT) on Tuesday (February 6), also injured 258 people and collapsed four buildings, officials said.

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Loggerhead Turtle Caught in Jaws of Tiger Shark
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2018-02-07    0 views
An underwater photographer was enjoying a day out in the beautiful environment of Coral Bay, Western Australia, when he spotted a tiger shark swimming with a loggerhead turtle clutched in its jaws.

Daniel Thomas Browne said some might feel sorry for the turtle, but added “Mother Nature is harsh.”

Credit: Daniel Thomas Browne via Storyful
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SpaceX Falcon heavy rocket blasts off with Tesla Roadster payload
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2018-02-06    0 views
A new SpaceX jumbo rocket built to be the world's most powerful launch vehicle in operation blasted off from Florida on Tuesday (February 6) in its debut test launch in a milestone for Silicon Valley billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's rocket company.

The 23-story tall Falcon Heavy, carrying a cherry red Tesla Roadster automobile into space as a mock payload, roared off its launch pad at 3:45 p.m. (2045 GMT) at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral. It launched from the same site used by NASA's towering Saturn 5 rockets to carry Apollo missions to the moon more than 40 years ago.

The two side-boosters successfully separated from the center main-stage rocket and flew back to Earth for safe simultaneous touchdowns on twin launch pads at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station. The center booster was expected for a return landing on a drone ship floating at sea, but its fate was not immediately known.

The launch had been delayed for more than two hours due to wind-shear conditions.

The successful test launch marked a key turning point in Musk's privately owned Space Exploration Technologies, which stands to gain a new edge over the handful of rivals vying for lucrative contracts with NASA, satellite companies and the U.S. military.

Going along for the ride in a bit of playful cross-promotional space theater was the sleek red, electric-powered sports car from the assembly line of Musk's other transportation enterprise, Tesla Inc.

The Tesla Roadster is supposed to be sent into a virtually indefinite solar orbit, on a path taking it as far from Earth as Mars. Adding to the whimsy, SpaceX has planted a space-suited mannequin in the driver's seat of the convertible.

Whether the car makes it onto its planned trajectory will not become clear for several more hours, SpaceX said.

Propelled by 27 rocket engines, the Falcon Heavy packs more than 5 million pounds of thrust at launch, roughly three times the force of the Falcon 9 booster that until now has been the workhorse of the SpaceX fleet.

Credit: Reuters
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Philadelphia Police Looking for Group Who Vandalized Store After Eagles Championship
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2018-02-06    0 views
A group of revelers stormed a Philadelphia gas station convenience store during the Eagles championship celebration early Monday, February 5, and now police are seeking to identify those who were inside the store.
Police released video of what they described as vandalism on Tuesday. “While inside, the suspects began taking items from the shelves, then began throwing food items and soft drinks on the floor and walls, causing a hole in the back wall of the business,” police said.
A reporter caught the melee on video, saying people were shouting “everything is free” as they looted and trashed the store.
Three people were arrested during the post-championship party, but police said to expect more arrests as officers reviewed surveillance footage, social media video and other evidence.
The Eagles won the team’s first Super Bowl Championship Sunday night, defeating the New England Patriots. It was the first football championship for the city since 1960.
Credit: Philadelphia Police Department via Storyful
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Men Rescue Wallabies and Pig During Fishing Trip on Flooded Adelaide River
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2018-02-06    0 views
A fishing trip on the Adelaide River in Australia’s Northern Territory turned into a wildlife rescue mission for two men on February 1, after they discovered two wallabies and a pig swimming in the flooded river.
Dean Hutchinson told Storyful that the fishing trip with his friend Andrew Illingworth was disrupted when they found the first wallaby. As they were travelling back to shore to drop it off, they came across another wallaby and a pig, he said.
This footage shows the pair rescuing the exhausted animals before dropping them back to shore. The footage was filmed as a flood warning was in effect for the Adelaide River following heavy rainfall.
Credit: Dean Hutchinson via Storyful
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Rescuers going into partially collapsed hotel in Taiwan
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2018-02-06    0 views
A magnitude-6.4 earthquake struck Tuesday (Feb. 6, 2018) near the coast of Taiwan, and people may be trapped inside a building.
The US Geological Survey says the quake struck late Tuesday about 21 kilometres (13 miles) northeast of Hualien, on the island's east coast.
Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported that the ground floor of the Marshal Hotel, a building in Hualien district, had caved in and people were believed to be trapped inside.
TV footage showed a road fractured in several parts.
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Investigation Launched After Man Filmed Beating Horse During New Orleans Parade
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2018-02-06    0 views
Police and the Louisiana SPCA launched separate investigations after a video was posted to social media showing a man beating a horse during the Krewe of Oshun parade in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 2, according to local reports.
Kelsey LaBore said she filmed this footage on Friday after seeing the man kicking and hitting the horse as it appeared to refuse to move down the parade route. LaBore said she was concerned the rider could have seriously hurt someone by not knowing how to ride and control the horse.
The Louisiana Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals said it was investigating the incident and was working to establish the identity of the rider in the video. WWLTV reported that the New Orleans Police Department was also investigating.
Credit: Kelsey LaBore via Storyful
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