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N.Korea WILL send team to prep for Olympics in South

Pyongyang has promised to send a delegation to South Korea on Sunday to prepare for a trip by an art troupe during the Winter Olympics. North Korea had raised eyebrows when it abruptly cancelled the entire visit late on Friday. Pyongyang said it would send its seven-member team to check the venues for its proposed art performances in Seoul and ...

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Turkish field op against Afrin Kurds ‘de facto underway’ – Erdogan

Ankara has “de facto” begun its operation against Kurdish forces in Syria’s Afrin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said after the army called the military strike “legitimate self-defense.” “The Afrin operation has de facto been started on the ground,” Erdogan said in a televised speech in the city of Kutahya, as cited by AFP. Read more “This will be followed ...

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'We’ve had enough!' Protesters demand new agricultural policies in Germany (VIDEO)

Demonstrators armed with pots and spoons have taken to the streets of Berlin to demand government changes which would benefit small farmers. It coincides with Berlin’s hosting of the world’s largest agricultural fair. Footage posted online by Ruptly showed the protesters marching through the streets carrying banners, some of which featured a photo of a honeybee. “New agricultural policy,” the ...

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‘Sovereignty & security violation’: Beijing outraged by US warship sailing off disputed island

China has slammed a US missile destroyer for encroaching on the “indisputable” Huangyan Dao island in the South China Sea, warning that it can and will take “necessary measures to firmly safeguard its sovereignty.” In this latest clash over freedom of navigation in the disputed South China Sea, the USS ‘Hopper’ missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of Huangyan ...

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‘Black Jesus’: Virgin Mary cradles refugee in Italian artwork (VIDEO)

An art exhibition showing the Virgin Mary cradling a Nigerian refugee in her arms opened in a Milan gallery on Thursday. The exhibition is a reimagining of renaissance master Michelangelo’s sculpture ‘ La Pietà’. In the original work, completed by Michelangelo at the end of the 15th Century, the Virgin Mary holds the body of Jesus in her arms, following ...

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‘Andres Manuelovich?’: Mexican presidential hopeful laughs off Russia links (VIDEO)

Mexican presidential candidate, Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, has laughed of suggestions that his campaign may be backed by everyone’s favorite bogeyman – the Russians. The perennial leftist candidate responded to claims that his campaign may have Kremlin backing by releasing a satirical online video. The allegations were made Wednesday by a spokesman for rival candidate, Jose Antonio Meade.   The ...

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Just married: Kim Dotcom posts wedding day pics (PHOTOS)

Published time: 20 Jan, 2018 06:39 Edited time: 20 Jan, 2018 06:50 Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom has published the pictures from his wedding ceremony, which was held in an undisclosed location. While the couple looks truly adorable, Kim’s fluffy best ‘man’ looks even cuter. Meet the happy just-married couple Kim and Liz Dotcom (nee Elizabeth Donnelly), smiling in wedding photos ...

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Turboprop plane buffeted by gusts of wind in harrowing landing (VIDEO)

A Eurowings turboprop airliner made a nail-biting landing in Dusseldorf after encountering the winds of storm Friederike, which wrought havoc across Germany. The force of Friederike’s wrath manifested in crosswinds tearing through Germany on Thursday. Pilots brave enough to face 70-knot gusts (110 kph/80mph) risked the safety of their passengers to get them to terra firma, sometimes after repeated landing ...

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Russian combat engineers test new advanced assault suit (VIDEO)

An advanced battle suit has been put to the test by a new unit of the Russian Engineering Corps. The contingent is tasked with carrying out engineering functions and be a formidable fighting force at the same time. The full body armor suit is specifically designed to protect soldiers in intense urban warfare. It’s made from composite materials that provide ...

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My godfather, the Fuhrer: Romanian pensioner claims connection to Adolf Hitler

A Romanian pensioner has come forward with claims that he is the godson of Adolf Hitler. He says he was baptized by the murderous dictator at a camp for ethnic Germans during World War II. Adolf Ernst Stadler, 77, who lives in the village of Voievodeasa in Suceava County, northern Romania, had long been told that Hitler was his godfather, ...

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