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Top German court orders retrial of ‘Sharia police’ street vigilantes

Germany’s top court has tossed out a lower court’s ruling that found a group of uniformed German Salafists, who wandered the streets of a suburban town telling residents to abide by the strict Muslim code, in line with the law. Germany’s Federal Court of Justice ruled on Thursday that the lower court did not taken into account how the vigilantes’ ...

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Woman loses arm in shocking laundry accident, accuses boss of trying to save machine

A Ukrainian woman who lost her arm in a washing machine accident at a Polish laundrette claims the manager cared more about preventing damage to the equipment than his employee’s wellbeing when medics arrived to cut her free. Alyona Romanenko from the town of Lutsk in western Ukraine fell victim to the malfunction while working in a laundrette in Poland’s ...

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US meddling, Kim’s win & bitcoin bubble: Top 5 Putin quotes from meeting with press

From US interference into other countries’ affairs to the cryptocurrency craze, Russian President Vladimir Putin managed to cover a wide range of topics while speaking at his latest major media briefing. Putin sat down with the heads of major Russian media outlets on Thursday. While he mostly commented on international politics, issues such as cryptocurrencies and the digital economy did ...

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‘Polexit’ vote could happen if Warsaw becomes EU net contributor – Tusk

EU President Donald Tusk has warned that Poland’s nationalist government could follow the UK in leaving the 28-member bloc if one day its contribution to the bloc outweighs the funding it receives. In an interview with the weekly Tygodnik Powszechny, the former Polish prime minister and opponent of the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party said he has “no doubt ...

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Hunt for ‘evil’ culprit after koala nailed to wooden post (PHOTO)

The discovery of a dead koala found screwed to a wooden post in a park in Queensland, Australia, has sparked outrage and a hunt for the perpetrator. The animal’s corpse was found screwed to a gazebo in Brooloo park, north of Brisbane, by Koala Rescue Queensland on Wednesday. The group said that, because of the amount of blood present at ...

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'Taking the piss': Internet erupts after Ikea asks pregnant women to pee on crib ad

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 14:49 The internet has reacted in disgust, amusement and confusion after Ikea launched an ad encouraging women to pee on it. If they’re pregnant, a discounted price for a crib magically appears. The retailer revealed the ad, which features in the store’s Swedish catalog, in a video released on Tuesday. The clip was aptly titled ...

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Threat of terrorist drone attacks is real, says Russian military after assault on base in Syria

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 13:13 Edited time: 11 Jan, 2018 13:43 Terrorists have acquired advanced drone technologies and are now capable of launching attacks all over the world, the Russian Defense Ministry has warned, following an assault on Russian bases in Syria. Read more The threat of terrorists using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for attacks is not an unlikely ...

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Defiant Indian father carves 8km through mountains to get his 3 sons to school

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 12:16 An Indian father, who didn’t want to abandon his isolated village like the rest of the locals, cut through 8km of hillocks by hand instead. The road enabled his three sons to safely travel to school in a nearby town. Jalandhar Nayak’s family is the last one remaining in the village of Gumsahi in ...

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Desolate and deadly: RT film shows weary Iraqis forced to return to ruined, booby-trapped areas

In the aftermath of Iraq’s costly military victory over Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS), refugees have told RT that they face booby-traps, looted houses and vacant lands if forced by authorities to return to their home towns. Read more In early January, disturbing reports emerged in international media, suggesting the Iraqi authorities are forcibly sending people from refugee camps to ...

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Earthquake cluster strikes Iran-Iraq border

Published time: 11 Jan, 2018 10:48 A series of earthquakes measuring five or more on the Richter scale have struck along the Iran-Iraq border, according to the US Geological Survey. The region was rocked by a devastating quake last November, in which more than 400 people were killed and around 6,700 injured. READ MORE: Deadly quake hits Iran & Iraq: ...

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