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Plane engine inferno: Emergency crew douse flames as jetliner lands (VIDEO)

A Jazeera Airlines flight packed with passengers landed in a blaze of flames when one of its engine dramatically caught fire as the aircraft was touching down at an airport in India. The flight from Kuwait landed at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (RGIA) in Hyderabad at 1:29 am local time on Thursday and the crew noticed the fire within minutes, ...

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#Romanovs100 top 10 photos taken by Nicholas II, his wife & their children (PHOTOS)

Digital puzzle #Romanovs100 looks back at its most popular photos: over 100 days 4,000 images the Romanovs took themselves were published across social media telling the family’s story ahead of their execution’s centenary. This extensive photo archive was distributed across Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook without repeating itself. Each platform conveyed its unique narrative using linear and non-linear storytelling. Having ...

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Belgium disrespects laws on information access – European Federation of Journalists chief to RT

The head of the largest journalist organization in Europe told RT that Belgium doesn’t respect the basic rules on access to information, blasting nation’s decision to charge the press with ‘security fees’ at the EU events. The Benelux country is under fire for wanting to force local journalists and reporters into paying €50 ($ 60) every six months for mandatory ...

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Catcallers beware: French MPs OK bill to fine ‘harassment’ of women on streets with up to €750

Catcallers, wolf-whistlers or those who follow a woman asking for her number 20 times will soon face punishment. French MPs have approved a bill which would allow fines of up to €750 for the ‘harassment’ of women on the street. “Harassment in the street has previously not been punished. From now on, it will be,” France’s Secretary of State for ...

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Swedish police kill man with Down syndrome carrying toy gun

Stockholm police are being investigated for misconduct after officers fatally shot a young man carrying a plastic toy gun. The victim had Down syndrome and autism and his parents insist he was harmless. The Special Prosecutor’s Office in Stockholm confirmed the investigation of the officers involved in the killing of a disabled man on Thursday, but declined to provide details ...

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Swedish police kill man with Down syndrome carrying toy gun

Stockholm police are being investigated for misconduct after officers fatally shot a young man carrying a plastic toy gun. The victim had Down syndrome and autism and his parents insist he was harmless. The Special Prosecutor’s Office in Stockholm confirmed the investigation of the officers involved in the killing of a disabled man on Thursday, but declined to provide details ...

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Smart tech voice assistants are a threat to news pluralism, Reporters Without Borders warn

If instead of rummaging through search results and newspaper headlines, you leave it up to your Alexa to feed you the news, you could be locking yourself in an echo chamber, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) warn. The pro-information freedom NGO is sounding the alarm over the impact that smart tech is having on the way we consume news. In a ...

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Guardian claims Russian mole with access to 'confidential' info was purged from US embassy in Moscow

The Secret Service has dismissed the report that a Russian employee at the US Moscow embassy, who was reportedly fired after her contacts with the Russian intelligence came to light, had access to secret data. The woman was reportedly dismissed from her job last summer over the allegations of her ties to the Russian intelligence, according to the Guardian citing ...

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‘Butcher’ no more? Assad in charge of Syria good for our security, says Israeli defense minister

Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman says the looming victory for Damascus may be good news for the Jewish state, suggesting President Bashar Assad can be worked with on issues vital to national security. Speaking about the long confrontation between Israel and Syria, Lieberman told journalists that “from our perspective, the situation is returning to how it was before the [Syrian] ...

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‘Eat dirt, scum!’ Russian woman subdues, humiliates drunk male ‘mugger’ (VIDEO)

In a scene of archetypal Russian black comedy, the woman sits on top of the feckless criminal, and lets rip – as the couple wait for the police to arrive in front of a crowd of onlookers. The series of videos, posted by Kirov’s KU43 online local news network, joins the two unnamed participants mid-wrestle, though thankfully the winner of ...

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