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Residents of flooded Russian town stage ‘Venice festival’ to solve urban problem

Residents of a Siberian town staged a Venice carnival in an attempt to attract the city council’s attention to the aching problem of flooded pedestrian crossings. In the satirical video, dressed-up residents – from Ob in the Novosibirsk region – draw parallels between their city and the famous Italian romantic spot in an attempt to have authorities recognize the importance ...

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Firefighters battle massive blaze at Dubai tower, residents evacuated (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Published time: 13 May, 2018 08:31 Edited time: 13 May, 2018 08:46 Dubai firefighters are battling a major fire at a high-rise residential building in the city. Footage from the scene shared on social media shows flames and huge plumes of smoke engulfing the tower. Dubai Civil Defence said they were working to put out the blaze at Zen Tower ...

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Gaza ‘on brink of collapse’ as residents remain ‘caged in’ – author Norman Finkelstein to RT

The “open-air prison” of Gaza is “on the brink of collapse,” with Palestinians verging now on an unlivable situation, author Norman Finkelstein told RT’s ‘Going Underground.’ Finkelstein, author of the book ‘Gaza: An Inquest into its Martyrdom,’ believes the “point of no return” has been reached when it comes to Gaza. “Seventy percent of the people of Gaza are refugees. ...

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Make it rain on them: Rapper Drake hands out 1 million dollars in free money to Miami residents

Canadian hip-hop artist Drake shocked Miami residents with a warm surprise this February: $ 1 million in cold, hard cash. In his latest video entitled “God’s Plan,” Drake performs random acts of kindness, such as handing out massive wads of cash to local passersby and writing off everyone’s grocery lists at a local supermarket, all while recording their shocked reactions ...

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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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US East Coast residents receive false tsunami warning

Some US East Coast residents received a tsunami warning on Tuesday after a test message sent out by the National Weather Service was wrongly interpreted as real by the AccuWeather app. The National Weather Service (NWS) confirmed that a routine test warning was issued at around 8:30am ET, but stressed repeatedly that this was a test. NWS acknowledged that some ...

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‘Starting to get scary’: Calais residents fear more violence after gunfire ignites mass migrant braw

The mass brawls between African and Afghan migrants in the French port city of Calais Thursday have prompted residents to call on the government to step in, telling RT they have been living in fear for years. Five migrants suffered gunshot wounds after fierce clashes erupted Thursday afternoon. Arguments between Eritrean and Afghan migrants at a food distribution point spiraled ...

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US-led coalition watching Kurds ‘bleed’: Kobani residents protest Turkey’s Afrin op (VIDEO)

Crowds have taken to the streets of the Kurdish-dominated Syrian city of Kobani to denounce Turkey’s Operation ‘Olive Branch’ in Afrin. They say the US-led coalition is turning a blind eye to the Turkish military campaign. On Sunday, residents of the northern city, near the Turkish border, rallied against Ankara’s ongoing operation targeting the US-backed Kurdish force, which Turkey links ...

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‘Disheartened’ residents face £2bn bill to replace Grenfell-style cladding (VIDEO)

Residents of a housing complex clad in flammable panels similar to those on Grenfell tower told RT of being “left to our own devices” following a demand that they cough up £2 billion to replace the hazardous material. Citiscape complex residents in Croydon, south London, have been ordered to pay a bill of up to £31,300 each in order to ...

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Coldest village on Earth: Residents of Siberian settlement unfazed by -62C temperatures (VIDEO)

The Siberian outpost of Oymyakon is officially the coldest permanently inhabited place on Earth – yet residents incredibly go about their day-to-day routines despite bone-chilling temperatures of -62C (-80F). In fact, it’s quite possible that it’s even colder than -62C, given that the Siberian Times reports the town’s digital thermometer stopped working when it reached that mark – because of ...

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