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‘If nobody dares, I’ll pull the trigger’: Philippine President warns criminals

Published time: 21 Oct, 2017 15:28 Filipino President Rodrigo Duterte has said he is willing to shoot criminals himself if law enforcement doesn’t step up to the task, days after scaling back his conroversial anti-drugs campaign. Earlier in October, Duterte called off the Philippine National Police (PNP) from the drugs war to appease “bleeding hearts and media”, putting the sole responsibility ...

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‘50-mile eye’: Typhoon Lan to strike Japan with intense wind & rain (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Published time: 21 Oct, 2017 14:59 Typhoon Lan, a storm with an eye 50 miles wide, is expected to lash parts of Japan with intense wind and rain, the country’s meteorological office has warned. Currently west of Okinawa, the typhoon is travelling north towards mainland Japan. According to forecasts by the Japan Meteorological Agency, the “large” storm will barrel across ...

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Spanish PM says powers of Catalan administration will be transferred to central govt

Published time: 21 Oct, 2017 11:38 Edited time: 21 Oct, 2017 11:58 Spanish government will administer Catalonia directly from Madrid, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said at a press conference. He added that Madrid wants to curb the powers of the Catalan parliament. Rajoy declared on Saturday that the government wants to dissolve the Catalan parliament and call a snap election ...

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Spanish Constitutional Court website down after ‘Anonymous hack’ (VIDEO)

Published time: 21 Oct, 2017 10:32 A hack purportedly executed by Anonymous, the online activist group, has blocked the website of the Spanish Constitutional Court. On Saturday morning, the court’s website was unreachable online and displayed a connection error message. The website blackout has been linked to Anonymous, which expressed its desire to oppose the Spanish government’s attempts to stifle ...

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What lies beneath: 'Monster' plankton discovered in Arctic ice (PHOTO)

Published time: 21 Oct, 2017 09:20 Edited time: 21 Oct, 2017 09:21 A new species that has been dubbed a hidden ‘monster’ of the plankton world has been found lurking under Arctic sea ice in Canada. The fortuitous discovery of the eight-legged creature – which freakishly only has one eye, no mouth and two hairy antennae – was made by ...

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Several injured in central Munich knife attack, suspect on the run – police

Published time: 21 Oct, 2017 08:19 Edited time: 21 Oct, 2017 08:57 An unidentified knifeman has attacked and wounded several people in downtown Munich, local police reported, adding that the perpetrator is still at large. Local law enforcement told residents not to leave their homes. The suspect has been described as a man in his 40s. There has been no ...

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Astronaut completes essential ISS repairs despite worn-out tether & faulty jetpack

Published time: 21 Oct, 2017 04:34 A NASA astronaut had to battle with faulty live-saving gear before he could replace a blurry camera essential for docking cargo spaceships to the International Space Station (ISS) in a more than six-hour spacewalk. Read more Shortly after flight engineer Joe Acaba and expedition commander Randy Bresnik embarked on an array of maintenance tasks ...

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‘Drugged & tortured:’ Mental health center employees arrested over extreme child abuse

Published time: 21 Oct, 2017 02:05 Edited time: 21 Oct, 2017 02:07 Ten employees of a state-run mental facility in Colombia have been charged with torture for allegedly subjecting children in their care to a “military doctrine” that involved stuffing minors with drugs, tying them to beds and other extreme punishments. Read more At least 11 children were reportedly subjected ...

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