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Russian fitness coach thwarts street burglary, cracks armed attackers’ jaw & ribs

The tables were turned on two muggers when they had to defend themselves from a 27-year-old female fitness coach, who came to the attempted robbery victim’s rescue, leaving the attackers with a shattered jaw and broken ribs. Ekaterina Shevalyuk, 27, a fitness center employee in the Russian city of Novosibirsk, was in her apartment on the 8th floor when she ...

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Apple cracks down on gambling apps in China

Apple is cracking down on illegal content in China after it removed potentially thousands of apps related to gambling, including ‘lottery’ services. The Wall Street Journal reported that the U.S. phone-maker purged as many as 25,000 apps — that’s a figure that was first cited by state-owned broadcaster CCTV [link in Chinese]. Apple didn’t comment on the number of apps ...

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Facebook cracks down on opioid dealers after years of neglect

Facebook’s role in the opioid crisis could become another scandal following yesterday’s release of harrowing new statistics from the Center for Disease Control. It estimated there were nearly 30,000 synthetic opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. in 2017, up from roughly 20,000 the year before. When recreational drugs like Xanax and OxyContin are adulterated with the more powerful synthetic opioid ...

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Facebook cracks down on right-wing group in Brazil ahead of elections, sparking outrage

Facebook has shut down an alleged network of almost 100 ‘fake accounts’ with conservative leanings in Brazil. The government there now wants explanations from the social network, amid a backlash over apparent election-meddling “As part of our ongoing efforts to prevent abuse and after rigorous research, we have removed a network of 196 Pages and 87 Profiles in Brazil that ...

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Trump cracks joke with Macron at NATO summit — even the media laughed (VIDEO)

US President Donald Trump’s joke with French President Emmanuel Macron during a bilateral meeting in Brussels during the NATO summit even had journalists laughing. When Macron finished giving a statement in French, Trump quickly responded to tell the French leader he enjoyed listening despite not actually having any idea what was being said. “It sounded beautiful,” Trump joked. “I have ...

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Trump’s wife ‘hates’ to see migrant families split as president cracks down on illegal immigration

Following weeks of speculations about her health, first lady Melania Trump re-appeared with a sobering statement, hinting at her disapproval of her husband’s immigration policy. In an attempt to halt the forced separations of migrant families crossing the US-Mexico border, the first lady verbalized her apparent disapproval of Trump’s ambitions. In a comment to The Hill, Melania’s communications director, Stephanie Grisham, said ...

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Facebook cracks down on ads from e-commerce scammers flagged by new reviews

Facebook is cracking down on shopping sites and others that bait and switch customers by delivering lower quality products than what they advertised on the social network. Today, Facebook launches a new e-commerce review option inside its “Recent Ads Activity” dashboard that lets buyers give feedback about slow shipping times, weird smells, and junky merchandise. Users are able to access ...

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Aircraft window cracks in extreme turbulence forcing emergency landing in China

Frightened passengers of a Beijing Capital Airlines flight said their aircraft was forced to make an emergency landing after one of its windows cracked amid violent turbulence. About an hour after flight JD421 departed the Chinese city of Hangzhou on Tuesday, en route to Nha Trang in Vietnam, the Airbus 321 experienced unexpected turbulence. The aircraft was affected so hard ...

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Security Service of Ukraine cracks down on Russian news agency, detains editor

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) is raiding the Kiev office of the Russian news agency RIA Novosti. It comes after the branch chief was arrested by Ukrainian law enforcement. RIA Novosti reported that its office in the Ukrainian capital was targeted by the SBU on Tuesday morning. Hours earlier, Kirill Vyshynsky, who heads the Ukrainian bureau of the agency, ...

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Florida bridge collapse: Engineer reported cracks 2 days before fatal incident

Damning new evidence reveals that an engineer working on the pedestrian bridge in Greater Miami, Florida, that collapsed on Thursday had attempted to report damage days before the incident took place. Just three days after the Florida International University bridge, designed by FIGG Bridge Engineers, “swung into place,” the project’s lead engineer, Denney Pate, left a voicemail message for a ...

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