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#Romanovs100 top 10 photos taken by Nicholas II, his wife & their children (PHOTOS)

Digital puzzle #Romanovs100 looks back at its most popular photos: over 100 days 4,000 images the Romanovs took themselves were published across social media telling the family’s story ahead of their execution’s centenary. This extensive photo archive was distributed across Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook without repeating itself. Each platform conveyed its unique narrative using linear and non-linear storytelling. Having ...

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Musician taken off plane over ‘unbearable’ stench dies of necrosis

A Russian rock guitarist whose illness caused an emergency plane landing last month has died, after multiple surgeries at a hospital in Portugal. He was diagnosed with tissue necrosis after a vacation in Spain. A Transavia flight from the Canary Islands to the Netherlands was forced to land in Faro, Portugal on May 30, after multiple passengers passed out or ...

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Billboard urging liberals to leave Texas to be taken down after causing social media pandemonium

A cheeky Texas billboard encouraging liberal motorists to keep driving until they’ve left the state will be taken down after photos of the roadside ‘advertisement’ sparked a social media uproar. Located outside the small panhandle town of Vega, the billboard greeted eastbound drivers on Interstate 40 with: “Liberals – Please continue on I-40 until you have left our GREAT STATE ...

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‘Caged migrant children’ go viral… until picture turns out taken under Obama, not Trump

Journalists, Obama’s former speechwriter and other public figures all quietly deleted their misplaced horror at images of caged migrant children in the US when they found out the picture was taken under President Obama. CNN journalist Hadas Gold, NYT Magazine editor-in-chief Jake Silverstein, Obama’s speechwriter Jon Favreau, Women’s March co-founder Linda Sarsour and former LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa were all ...

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Ethiopia demands UK return pillaged treasure taken 150 years ago (DEBATE)

Ethiopia is calling for the return of valuable artefacts plundered by British forces 150 years ago. The East African treasures are currently on display at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The country has demanded that all of the looted antiquities be sent back to Ethiopia on a permanent basis, refusing an offer of a long-term loan by the ...

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Militants with EU-made kit & exiting US-patrolled area taken out by Syrian army – Russian MoD

Two off-road vehicles carrying European-made electronic weaponry were destroyed by Syrian forces near the US base at Al-Tanf, the Russian MoD said. Five militants died and IS propaganda material was found at the scene. Three off-road vehicles with heavy weaponry mounted on them were spotted by a Syrian militia unit patrolling the boundary of the US-controlled area in Al-Tanf, the ...

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Australian Open: Ball girl inches from being taken out by powerful Rafael Nadal backhand (VIDEO)

A ball girl at the Australian Open showed lightning-quick reflexes to dodge a powerful backhand from Rafael Nadal in his second round game on Wednesday. The Spanish star apologized to the girl after making sure she was unhurt. In the third set of his match against Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer, the Spaniard misdirected a return of serve, firing it at the ...

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‘We’ll no longer let US generosity be taken advantage of’: Haley hails $285mn cut to UN budget

Cutting the “bloated” UN budget by $ 285 million next year is a “big step in right direction,” according to US envoy Nikki Haley. The news comes after reports from the UN that some critical aid programs were underfunded this year. The US Mission to the United Nations announced on Sunday that it had secured a major curb in the ...

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‘People’s support of Putin must be taken into consideration’ – Gorbachev

Published time: 7 Dec, 2017 12:51 The first and only Soviet president and father of Perestroika, Mikhail Gorbachev, says that the great public support for Vladimir Putin can be explained by the people’s reluctance for change in an extremely complicated and tense international situation. Read more “Russia has a lot of problems in the current situation and the international situation ...

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Russia slides to 2nd in unofficial Sochi Olympics medal tally after 2 bobsled golds taken away

Published time: 24 Nov, 2017 14:27 Edited time: 24 Nov, 2017 15:28 Russia has lost first place in the overall medal count of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi after the country was deprived of two gold medals in bobsled by the International Olympic Committee. Russia topped the overall medal table in Sochi with 13 gold, 11 silver and 9 ...

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