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3 dead, 5 million people at risk as Philippines’ strongest typhoon makes landfall (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Three people have already died as one of the strongest typhoons in the history of the Philippines makes landfall. Super Typhoon Mangkhut is expected to affect up to five million people. Mangkhut, known locally as Ompong, has recently been downgraded to a category-4 Atlantic hurricane. It is essentially a huge 900km (560-mile) rain cloud which could, when mixed with seasonal ...

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Russian Orthodox Church will ‘cut ties’ with Constantinople if it makes Ukrainian Church independent

The Russian Orthodox Church will break all relations with the Constantinople Patriarchate if it grants independence to the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, which is still a part of the Moscow Patriarchate, a senior Russian cleric said. The Constantinople Patriarch’s decision to send two of his high representatives to Kiev has provoked angry reaction in the Moscow Patriarchate that considered the move ...

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‘Fell asleep’: Trump unimpressed as Obama makes 1st public attack on his policies in midterm speech

Former President Barack Obama has backed the Democratic party’s campaign efforts by throwing shade at President Donald Trump and voicing support for progressive policies. Trump shot back that he found it “very good for sleeping.” Obama, who bar a handful of public appearances and an exclusive content deal with Netflix has been relatively quiet since leaving the Oval Office, accused ...

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Child killed in Florida as storm Gordon makes landfall west of Alabama-Mississippi border (VIDEOS)

A child killed by a falling tree in Florida has become the first fatality attributed to Tropical Storm Gordon, which is now pounding the US Gulf Coast west of the Alabama-Mississippi border. As a hurricane warning was in effect for much of the Gulf Coast, a tree landed on a mobile home in West Pensacola, Florida, killing a child inside, ...

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Battleground school: Israeli company makes bulletproof backpacks for US market (VIDEO)

An Israeli company has produced a backpack which transforms into a full-fledged armored vest. It says the product is in high demand in the US, inspired by the school shootings “trauma” there. “We designed a bullet-proof backpack at the request of our distributors in the United States after the huge trauma caused by the February shooting in Florida,” Snir Koren, ...

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Small breasts a ‘physical flaw’: Russian ad regulator makes boob in anti-sexist ruling

In a misguided attempt to defend women against sexist advertising, an expert council in Russia’s Arkhangelsk region seemingly endorsed the view that having small breasts amounts to having a “physical flaw.” It all started when a local construction company ran an ad for new apartment complexes. The problematic billboard features an unhappy-looking young woman measuring her chest with tape. The ...

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Moscow’s Zaryadye Park makes TIME’s 'World’s Greatest Places’ list

Moscow’s Zaryadye Park has landed a spot on TIME’s “World’s Greatest Places” list, with the magazine highlighting its boomerang-shaped bridge and ice cave. It’s the first large-scale public park to be built in Moscow in 50 years. The park, designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro –the same architects behind New York’s High Line– in collaboration with Hargreaves Associates and Citymakers, ...

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Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen makes plea deal with prosecutors

Michael Cohen, former personal attorney to President Donald Trump, has reached a plea deal with federal prosecutors on charges including campaign finance violations, bank fraud and tax evasion. Cohen appeared in a federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday afternoon to offer a guilty plea on several charges filed by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York. The charges resulted ...

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Airplane makes emergency landing in Peru with no nose gear (VIDEO)

Published time: 20 Aug, 2018 12:58 A light aircraft made a hair-raising landing at Jorge Chávez International Airport in Lima, Peru, grinding to a halt in a shower of sparks as the plane’s nose gear failed to deploy. LC Peru flight #W41323 was approaching its destination of Ayacucho, when pilots were notified of the malfunctioning nose gear. The Bombardier Dash 8 ...

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