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Hawaiians run for shelter, leave messages for loved ones after ‘accidental’ missile alert (VIDEOS)

People in Hawaii and their friends and relatives across the US endured 38 minutes of horror after an “accidental” warning of an incoming missile sent them running for shelter, with many sending their goodbyes to loved ones. The emergency alert issued by Hawaii Civil Defense on Saturday sparked panic and confusion, both on the ground and on social media. It ...

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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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Twitter ridicules State Dept. after it urges US citizens to ‘reconsider travel’ to Russia

The US State Department found itself the focus of social media jibes after an overhaul of its travel safety warning system downgraded Russia to the same category as Mauritania, Sudan and other trouble spots. The move, explained as “due to terrorism and harassment,” comes at a time of heightened tensions between Washington and Moscow and just five months before Russia ...

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Facebook stock dips after the platform deprioritizes publishers

Facebook shares fell around 5 percent on Friday following the news that the company would retool its News Feed to boost social interactions over stories from publishers. Mark Zuckerberg announced the news on Thursday evening in a post on his own Facebook page to expected investor skittishness. “I want to be clear: by making these changes, I expect the time ...

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Uproar over contraceptive app after 37 users fall pregnant

A Swedish contraceptive app designed to let women know when it’s ‘safe’ for them to have unprotected sex has been reported to the country’s medical regulator after dozens of its users fell pregnant. The Södersjukhuset hospital in Stockholm lodged a complaint with the Swedish Medical Products Agency, or Läkedelsverket, after staff performed abortions on 37 users of the NaturalCycles app ...

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‘We helped rebuild Pentagon after 9/11’: El Salvador condemns Trump’s ‘s***hole’ remarks

El Salvador’s government has formally protested President Donald Trump’s alleged remarks about immigrants from “s***hole countries” and demanded Washington’s respect for its “noble and courageous people.” The US government should remember the good deeds of Salvadorans, such as “their contribution to the reconstruction of the Pentagon after the terrible terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, as well as their efforts ...

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Boris Johnson slams ‘pompous popinjay’ critics of Donald Trump after UK state visit canceled

Boris Johnson has called London Mayor Sadiq Khan a “pompous popinjay” for celebrating Donald Trump’s canceled UK trip. “[Khan] seems determined to put this crucial relationship at risk,” the foreign secretary tweeted. Trump’s U-turn was welcomed by many, including Khan. The mayor said in a statement that Trump must have realized that many Londoners opposed his visit. “It appears that ...

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‘Not the language used’: Trump after reports of ‘s***hole’ countries remark about African nations

Published time: 12 Jan, 2018 12:51 Edited time: 12 Jan, 2018 12:58 US President Donald Trump has apparently shrugged off his reported remarks referring to African states, tweeting that “this was not the language used.” Trump’s alleged statement drew international condemnation. The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What ...

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EU plans to keep Britain locked into fish quotas for years after Brexit

Brussels is ready to fight any British attempts to renegotiate fishing quotas in the seas around the UK for two years after Brexit – and it appears the May government could be backing down. EU diplomats agree that Britain should effectively remain governed by the EU’s common fisheries policy (CFP) during the transition period, but should not have a role ...

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MP calls for action after BBC men caught joking about gender pay row

The BBC has come under fire over its gender pay gap again after male presenters were caught laughing about the shameful conduct of the corporation. The Beeb’s own staff and an MP have been left reeling, calling for urgent action. Read more John Humphrys and Jon Sopel feature in a leaked video, recorded before Monday’s Radio 4 Today program, in ...

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