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Elephants & giraffes caught in snow as South African spring takes unusual turn (PHOTOS, VIDEOS)

Winter had apparently come and gone for South Africa’s Western Cape and residents were looking forward to enjoying the warmer spring weather. Mother nature had different ideas this past weekend, however. Thanks to an intense cold snap which gripped much of South Africa’s Cape region, some substantial snowfalls were recorded to mark the onset of spring in a somewhat unorthodox ...

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More than a quarter of Russians supportive of Prague Spring suppression by Soviets

About a quarter of Russians believe the Soviet authorities were right to order the suppression of the 1968 Prague Spring uprising with military force – while 13 percent feel the actions were a mistake, a recent poll has shown. According to the results of the research conducted by the Public Opinion endowment, 34 percent of Russians understand the history of ...

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Blogger gets a spring cleaning

Blogger, the blogging platform Google acquired back in 2003, is somehow still alive and kicking, even though few people remember it still exists. But alive it is — and it’s even getting some updates to its Google+ integration that will see all those 20 people still on Google+ rejoice. After a year of inactivity, Blogger’s own news blog sprung to ...

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What happened to the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update?

Are you still waiting for the Windows 10 Spring Creators Update, which many expected to be released yesterday? You may be in for a long wait. According to the latest report from Windows Central’s Zac Bowden, Microsoft found a major bug in the latest release of its operating system that could push the release back by ‘a couple of weeks.’ ...

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Apple Watch gets new bands for spring

Apple has unveiled new Apple Watch bands for spring. Bands include Woven Nylon bands direct from Apple, Nike bands, and Hermès bands. Long story short, there are a bunch of new colors and styles. The Woven Nylon bands focus on stripes, alternating white with another color (Black Stripe, Blue Stripe, Gray Stripe and Pink Stripe). Meanwhile, the Sport band is ...

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Waiting for spring? New US warship trapped in icy Montreal waterway

The Canadian climate is apparently too harsh for the US Navy, as one of its state-of-the-art vessels found itself trapped in ice in the Port of Montreal and may spend the whole winter there before it can set sail again. The US Navy’s Freedom-class littoral combat ship USS Little Rock has been behind schedule almost from the very beginning of ...

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Tunisian police clash with anti-austerity protesters on 7th anniversary of ‘Arab Spring’ (VIDEO)

Police used tear gas against protesters, who hurled rocks and set tires on fire in Tunisia on the 7th anniversary of the ‘Arab Spring,’ after a week of a widening crackdown on anti-austerity protests and nearly 800 arrests. Hundreds of youth protesting price hikes and tax increases announced by the cash-strapped Tunisian government on January 1 clashed with police in ...

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Young mother Mustafina eyes return to elite gymnastics in spring

Russian gymnast Aliya Mustafina has resumed training after giving birth to her daughter in June and plans to make her competitive comeback at the 2018 European Championships, where she aims to participate in the all-around event. The two-time Olympic champion told R-Sport that she has been preparing for the Russian nationals and the continental tournament which will take place in ...

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NY Times hails ‘Arab Spring’ in Saudi Arabia, world goes ‘Huh?’

A gushing profile of the Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, in which New York Times star columnist Thomas Friedman praised him as the architect of the country’s “Arab Spring,” intent on moderating Islam and fighting corruption, has attracted quite a backlash. During Friedman’s visit to Riyadh, Mohammed bin Salman – or “M.B.S.” as the journalist invariably calls him – ...

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City delays expanded calorie count law until at least next spring

City health officials agreed on Friday to hold off enforcing its expanded calorie labeling requirements until at least next spring. In a legal settlement reached with a handful of trade groups, the city agreed to delay its expanded calorie count law until at least May 7, 2018 — the date that similar federal regulations are supposed to be enacted. “We ...

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