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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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Mayor of French ‘Jihadi capital’ calls on the state to stop Islamism from flourishing in his town

The mayor of a southern French town known in the media as the ‘Jihadi capital’ and ‘French Molenbeek’ has called upon the state to prevent the “radicalized Muslim community” from “flourishing” in Lunel. “I solemnly appeal to the state to prevent fundamentalist Islamic movements from flourishing freely in Lunel,” Mayor Claude Arnaud wrote in an emotional letter, first seen by ...

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Not your average household cleaner: Russian town plans new ‘Novichok’ brand of products

The mayor of the Russian town of Shikhany says his administration plans to copyright a ‘Novichok’ brand of household cleaning products, and thanked UK journalists for promoting it. “I have commanded that the town administration works through the issue of copyrighting the word ‘Novichok’ as a brand name for a line of household cleaning products,” Andrey Tatarinov said in an ...

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‘The city won’t give us land, so we’re taking it’: Police & protesters clash in Cape Town (VIDEO)

Violence erupted at an informal settlement outside Cape Town, South Africa as authorities evicted locals illegally occupying land. Police opened fire as protesters looted stores and set nearby vegetation on fire. Protesters, who say they are fed up with overcrowding and a lack of housing in Vrygrond, have earmarked a piece of land they want to move to and erected ...

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Virgin Mary ‘apparition’ attracts hundreds to German town (VIDEO)

Hundreds of devout Christians have gathered at a small chapel in the German town of Unterflossing where they are hoping to catch a glimpse of the Virgin Mary. Salvatore Caputa, a self-proclaimed Sicilian prophet, said that the mother of Christ would appear at the St. Laurentius Chapel at 4.30pm local time Saturday. Caputa said it would be her third appearance. ...

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Erdogan: Syria’s Afrin town center ‘entirely under control,’ Kurds ‘fled’

The Turkish military and allied forces have taken full control of the Syrian city of Afrin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Sunday. Kurdish YPG forces had previously maintained control of the area. The pro-Turkish forces entered the city before dawn and faced no resistance from Kurdish fighters, who had already withdrawn, according to reports. Erdogan said in a televised ...

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Countdown to Day Zero: Why is Cape Town running out of water? (VIDEOS)

Cape Town is counting down to ‘Day Zero,’ when the city’s water supply will run critically low. Many lament government inefficiency, while others blame climate change, but what has really pushed the city to its limit? Day Zero is the point when the city government will turn off most of the water distribution systems, rationing what’s left for essential services. ...

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Erdogan hopes Kurdish-held Afrin town to be fully captured by Turkey Wednesday evening

The Kurdish Syrian enclave of Afrin “will soon fall completely, God willing,” Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared in a speech. He added that he hopes it will happen by Wednesday evening. Read more The statement came as Erdogan addressed local administrators at the presidential compound in Ankara. He also said civilian residents of the area were being evacuated through ...

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‘How much are you worth, Nancy?’ Pelosi heckled at Democrat anti-tax-cut town hall

Support for the Republican-enacted tax cuts is rising even as the Democrats are making it a focal point of their 2018 midterms campaign. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi found that out the hard way at a town hall in Arizona. Pelosi (D-California) was in Phoenix on Tuesday for a tax cuts town hall, part of a 100-city tour the Democrats ...

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Old Town Tripoli: Can snapshots save Libya’s ancient sites? (VIDEO)

As Libya continues to be pulled apart by a long-running civil war, one photographer is attempting to protect the historic identity of its once-vibrant capital, Tripoli. Established by the Phoenician civilisation in the 7th century, Tripoli is home to ancient architecture including city streets that reveal the influence of past empires. Amid seemingly endless political instability, it’s easy to forget ...

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