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Belgian nuclear guard shot and security access badge stolen: media

Two days after bomb attacks at Brussels airport and on a packed metro killed 31 people and injured hundreds, a security guard who worked at a Belgian nuclear plant was murdered and his pass was…

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Brussels attacks: Zaventem and Maelbeek bombs kill many

More than 30 people are believed to have been killed and dozens injured in attacks at Brussels international airport and a city metro station. Twin blasts hit Zaventem airport at about 07:00 GMT, with 11…

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Rob Ford, former Toronto mayor, dead at 46

Rob Ford, the former Toronto mayor who polarized voters with his brash, uncompromising political style and became an international celebrity for his drug and alcohol use while in office, has died. He was 46. Ford…

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Argentina sinks Chinese trawler fishing illegally – coastguard

Argentina’s coastguard has sunk a Chinese fishing trawler that was operating illegally within its territorial waters, the coastguard said on Tuesday. In a high-seas chase, a coastguard vessel on Monday pursued the fishing vessel Lu…

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Leap Day & Why We Need It

Time to leap for joy; it’s Leap Day. It’s the extra 24 hours we get every four years on February 29th. The idea of adding an additional day to the calendar every four years started…

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ISIS threatens Mark Zuckerberg and Jack Dorsey

ISIS threatened Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Twitter’s Jack Dorsey on Wednesday with promises that its hackers are fighting back against efforts to wipe social media platforms of accounts promoting terrorism. Twitter said earlier this month…

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Snowden: Would return to US with guarantee of fair trial

Speaking via Skype from Russia, Edward Snowden told an audience of supporters in New Hampshire on Saturday that he is willing to be extradited to the United States if the federal government would guarantee he…

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Quick-thinking tanker crew saves F-16 pilot over ISIS-controlled territory

An F-16 pilot was nearly forced to eject from his aircraft over ISIS territory due to a fuel emergency last year, an incident that could have led to the airman’s capture or death, the U.S….

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Hamas proudly shows off its new tank, just one small problem

The Palestinian political organization Hamas proudly displayed a captured and rebuilt Israeli tank on social media Monday, but users were quick to point out that there was something fishy about this tank. For one, it…

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Danish teen fought off her attacker – now she’ll face fine

A 17-year-old girl who was physically and sexually attacked in Sønderborg will herself face charges for using pepper spray to fend off her assailant. The teenager told police that she was attacked in central Sønderborg…

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