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‘Honored to be attacked after Pope!’ FEMEN targets Czech President Zeman at polling station (VIDEO)

Czech President Milos Zeman was confronted by a topless FEMEN activist at a polling station in Prague on Friday. Zeman looked embarrassed but said he “felt privileged” to have been targeted by the radical feminist protest group. The female activist had her 15 seconds of fame during the first round of the country’s presidential election. Shouting “Zeman is Putin’s slut,” ...

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‘Stuffed bears won’t bite’: Norway mocks Aussie travel warning of polar predator attacks

Norway’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs tweeted a helpful clarification for Australian travellers, who had been warned by their government about Norwegian polar bear attacks. The good-humored exchange began on January 10, when the Australian Government’s travel advisory and consular information service tweeted out that Aussie tourists should read their travel advice to “avoid polar bear attacks in Norway.” After being ...

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Denmark faces ‘serious’ terrorism risk – Security & Intelligence agency

The terrorist threat in Denmark remains “serious,” with some jihadists who left Europe to join Islamic State now returning and possibly planning attacks at home, the Danish Security and Intelligence Service (PET) said in a report. Military action against Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS) in Syria and Iraq has reduced the terrorist group’s capacity, PET said. Nevertheless, people in the ...

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Mice chew through cash in Kazakh ATM (VIDEO)

A pair of mice snuck into an ATM in the Kazakh capital Astana, hiding from a snow storm. Bank workers were surprised when they discovered the tiny intruders and the ruined notes they had munched on during their stay. The two were found when the machine was re-stocked with cash, and the workers recorded their odd discovery on a video. ...

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Iran rejects Trump’s ‘fixes’ to nuclear deal, slams new sanctions

New sanctions imposed by Washington targeting Iranian businesses and officials are in violation of international law, and any “fixes” to the nuclear deal will be rejected, the Iranian Foreign Ministry said on Saturday. In a statement published by the state-run IRNA news agency, the ministry said that Tehran would not accept any changes to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ...

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‘Marshall attack’: Assange sends Twitter into frenzy of speculation over chessboard

Julian Assange has once again sent Twitter into a frenzy of speculation with another cryptic tweet – this time posting an image of a famous chess strategy, prompting suggestions the whistleblower is preparing ‘checkmate’. The chessboard tweeted by Assange, unaccompanied by any text, shows a move from the Capablanca vs Marshall chess game of 1918 – considered one of the ...

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Scrapping Iran deal could prove a grave error in US foreign policy – Moscow

Russia has lambasted the apparent US intention to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal and scrap the agreement. Such a move could be one of Washington’s grave foreign policy mistakes, Russia’s deputy foreign minister said. Read more Moscow believes that Washington has either already made or is close to making a decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan ...

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Bitter pill to swallow: Why iodine tablets won’t save you from nuclear fallout

As Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un battle it out over the size of their nuclear buttons, attention is again turning to a common myth – that swallowing a simple pill will guard against radioactive fallout. Iodine tablets, widely considered to offer the antidote to nuclear apocalypse, are reportedly the subject of a surge of interest in the wake of the ...

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Japan’s nuclear watchdog urges discharge of Fukushima radioactive water into ocean

A final decision to release over a million tons of radioactive water from the crippled Fukushima plant should be made “within this year,” as its operator is running out of land to store the waste, Japan’s nuclear regulator said. Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO), the operator of the Fukushima plant, is short on time to decide what to do with ...

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Mysterious ‘black snow’ in Kazakhstan sparks investigation (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Authorities in the central Kazakh city of Temirtau have launched an investigation after a mysterious dust turned the snow black. Local residents have blamed the metallurgical complex in the area for causing the strange pollution. A winter wonderland was turned into a rather depressing view in early January, when a layer of soot-like dust covered the Kazakh city. Temirtau residents ...

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