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Mesmerising moment a massive ‘Milk Moon’ sets captured in magical video (WATCH)

An amazing video of a full moon setting behind a volcano has to be seen to be believed. The epic footage, uploaded by Daniel Lopez for NASA’s Astronomy Picture of the Day, shows the moon in all its glory as it sets behind Mount Teide volcano on the Canary Island of Tenerife.   The video was taken using a telephoto ...

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Royal Wedding from new angle: #Romanovs100 shares rare historical photo of Queen Victoria & family

As part of RT’s history photo puzzle, #Romanovs100 released a different angle of a famous photo of Queen Victoria and her descendants. Artist Marina Amaral colorized the photo, breathing new life into an otherwise familiar image. This photo illustrates just how tight-knit the European royal relations were: Nicholas, the future Emperor of Russia, is standing beside his wife-to-be, Alix of ...

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Kim Jong-un impersonator detained in Singapore airport for being too good at his job

Impersonators are great at entertaining, but one man apparently impersonates Kim Jong-un a little too well. His uncanny resemblance to the North Koran leader led to him being detained and questioned at Singapore’s Changi Airport. The Hong Kong-based impersonator, who goes by the stage name Howard X, was traveling to Singapore to get into character ahead of the historic summit ...

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Couple insists stuffed ‘Jesus’ lion is their lawyer, lose custody of child

A Canadian couple lost custody of their daughter because their religious views were found to be too extreme and impacted their relationship with family, doctors, social workers, and even the church, who tried to help them. The couple from British Columbia lost the custody battle after a bizarre court case in which they refused legal counsel and instead used a ...

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'Get me off this f**king plane!' Passenger aircraft diverted after death threats on board

Passengers on a Virgin Australia flight were given a fright when a woman loudly threatened to kill people unless pilots landed the plane. She warned others not to get near her, saying she couldn’t breathe. Read more The overnight flight from Melbourne to Perth had only been in the air for a little over an hour when the woman started ...

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Facebook says software bug made 14mn users’ private posts public

Facebook has revealed that up to 14 million of its users had their privacy settings accidentally changed by a software bug – causing some posts that were intended to be private to be made public. The company confirmed that some 14 million users were affected by the bug between May 18 and May 22. The bug automatically updated the audience ...

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Russian S-400: Air-defense system worth being sanctioned

State-of-art S-400 anti-aircraft systems have been causing a stir recently, as countries seek to obtain them despite the US threatening sanctions for the purchase. What is causing Washington’s ire? The S-400 ‘Triumf’ is the most advanced Russian anti-aircraft system, designed to engage large variety of targets. The system is capable of shooting down aircraft at ranges of up to 400 ...

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God, steel and World War III: 5 highlights from Vladimir Putin’s marathon Q & A

As Vladimir Putin tried to answer as many of the 2 million questions from Russians he could in four and a half hours, personal answers served as interjections to sharp commentary about Russia’s complex relationship with the West. Tariffs are sanctions by another name  “The introduction of US tariffs on steel, on aluminum, not only for Europe but also for ...

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'No leader is forever': Macron strikes hostile tone against Trump, says US can be kicked out of G7

If Donald Trump doesn’t care about “being isolated,” then G7 may be better being G6, says Emmanuel Macron. The French president slammed US counterpart for “unproductive” tariffs and preventing other nations from dealing with Iran. When reporters asked Macron on Thursday if the problem with Trump was that he “didn’t care” about being isolated, Macron struck a hostile tone, reminding ...

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‘Ridiculous & absurd political censorship’: Opposition critics slam Macron’s anti-fake news law

Opposition and critics have lambasted President Macron’s anti-fake news draft law for violating free speech and targeting alternative media. France’s lower house of parliament began discussing the controversial legislation. The draft was proposed by Emmanuel Macron himself after he claimed he was the victim of a barrage of fake news stories during the 2017 presidential election, including allegations that he ...

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