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Florida city was listed among safest in US days before 17 died in school shooting

Just days before the mass shooting in Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, that left at least 17 people killed and many injured, Parkland, Florida was ranked as the 15th safest city in the US, safer than 85 percent of US cities. Parkland, a city of 31,500 residents and located some 36 miles (58 km) from Miami, landed the honorable 15th ...

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‘Ghost town’: Residents of ‘liberated’ Raqqa left to rebuild their ruined city unaided

Months after its liberation from ISIS by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, Raqqa still lies in ruins. However, neither the militants nor the coalition itself seem to be keen on helping to rebuild the destroyed Syrian city. The north-eastern Syrian city, which was once the de-facto capital of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) terrorist caliphate, was retaken back ...

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‘It’s the new slavery’: NYC cab driver blasts Uber, city officials in suicide note

Cab driver Douglas Schifter took his own life outside New York City Hall. He left a Facebook post blaming both government officials and ride share companies like Uber for his death. Before he died, Schifter wrote a Facebook post explaining his frustrations, and accused the mayor and governor of “strong bias” towards Uber, a company which he described as a ...

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‘Like the end of the world’: Mosul Musician who defied ISIS describes life in ‘destroyed city’

A musician once hunted by Islamic State in Mosul says the people there are dying from a lack of medical treatment and feel “forgotten” by the US-led coalition, whose bombs banished the terrorists but also destroyed the city. Read more Ameen Muqdad, who gained notoriety last April for playing the first public concert in Mosul after the city was liberated, ...

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Russia 2018 World Cup: RT Sport City Guide Vlog Part 1 – Moscow

Published time: 2 Feb, 2018 18:12 Edited time: 2 Feb, 2018 18:53 Want to see how Russia is really gearing up for World Cup 2018? RT Sport World Cup City Guide Vlog cuts through the red tape to bring you authentic content from the city’s streets, squares and stadiums. We’ll be bringing you tours and tales of some of the ...

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Black-clad nationalist squad blocks Ukrainian city council to ‘help’ MPs adopt budget (VIDEO)

Black-clad members of an ultra-right Ukrainian militia held members of a municipal council in Cherkassy hostage until they voted for a city budget. The vigilantes said they came there to offer “a helping hand” to local MPs. A handful of black-clad members of ‘National Brigades’ – a recently-formed nationalist group – entered the municipal council of Cherkassy, a city of ...

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Croc in the city: 2-meter-long Nile crocodile found in St. Petersburg basement (PHOTOS)

Locals in St. Petersburg are in shock after police found a ruthless maneater – a Nile crocodile – in the basement of a building in the city’s southwest. The predator was living among Kalashnikovs, sniper rifles and a mortar shell. The fuss about the cold-blooded beast started among Russian Twitter users after local press released photos of the dangerous predator. ...

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Amazon reveals top 20 city candidates for its second HQ

Amazon has reviewed the proposals from potential candidate cities for its second North American headquarters location, and it found 20 of those the most promising. The mayors of these top 20 cities will now fight to the death in a Battle Royale-style island arena… er wait, no actually they’ll just move on the next portion of Amazon’s submission phase, which ...

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First sunrise in 40 days: Arctic Russian city greets daylight as polar night ends (PHOTOS)

Published time: 12 Jan, 2018 12:21 Having seen no sunlight for more than a month, the northern Russian port city of Murmansk has finally greeted a sunrise and a glimpse of daylight that lasted little more than half an hour. Crowds of local residents gathered on top of a hill to watch the sun emerge from the horizon on Thursday, ...

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Jailed in Dubai: The laws you need to know when traveling to the Middle East city

British tourists in Dubai have been thrown in jail for breaking laws they had no idea existed. From brushing past a stranger to swearing or having sex, holidaymakers have found themselves in hot water in the Middle East. New figures have shown that over the last year, Dubai’s tourism police have dealt with 1,623 complaints. Most are resolved instantly, yet ...

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