Sky News
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You can see all the results from those two by-elections with Sky's Adam Boulton from 10pm tonight. A volcanologist and his guide had to be rescued after falling into the crater of an active volcano. The men's rope broke, leaving them stranded in the Masaya Volcano in Nicaragua.
The Sun Daily
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SEOUL: North Korea's state media broke a 10-day silence yesterday on the murder of Kim Jong-Un's half brother, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for "immoral" handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse. In its first comments on the airport assassination of Kim Jong-Nam, Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said Malaysia bore responsibility for the death, and accused it of conspiring with South Korea. "Malaysia is obliged to hand his body to the DPRK (North Korea) side as it made an autopsy and forensic examination of it in an illegal and immoral manner", the North's Korean Jurists Committee said, in comments carried by KCNA. Malaysia has not released the corpse "under the absurd pretext" that it needs a DNA sample from the dead man's family, it said in a lengthy statement that never identified the victim. "This proves that the Malaysian side is going to politicize the transfer of the body in utter disregard of international law and morality and thus attain a sinister purpose," it said.
The Star Online
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A huge fire broke out at a waste management plant in Tuas, Singapore early Thursday morning sending plumes of smoke across the area.
Daily Mail - Home
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The couple were asleep in bed at their remote farm 150 miles from Pretoria in South Africa when three men broke in through a window at 2am and tied the terrified Brits up.
The Sun Daily
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.. died after being attacked by two unidentified women at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia," blared the message from the speakers and replayed by the TV station. "Malaysian authorities said four suspects are North Korean nationals including one who has been arrested," it said. News of the outside world is heavily restricted and censored in the North under the Kim family, which has ruled for decades with an iron fist and pervasive personality cult. The South Korean military has for years blasted a mix of world news, propaganda messages and K-pop songs across the border using dozens of loudspeakers, which targets soldiers in the isolated state. They have a range of around 10km. Seoul's defence ministry refused to confirm the reports over the latest broadcast, citing national security concerns. North Korean state media Thursday broke its 10-day silence on the murder, launching a ferocious assault on Malaysia for its "immoral" handling of the case and for playing politics with the corpse.
The Sun Daily
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OK!
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Victoria Beckham has had a lot on her plate recently[Getty] Eldest son Brooklyn Beckham broke his collarbone as they headed out on a family ski trip to Canada, earlier this month. And now David Beckham has reportedly smashed his tooth while snowboarding on the same holiday. The former Manchester United footballer rushed to the dentist as soon as he landed back in London. According to reports, the dad of four was trying out snowboarding for the first time, when he got into ...
The Sun Daily
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Open Culture
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The way Nietzsche’s been interpreted seems to justify the principles of sociopaths. This should not be so. “In reality,” the video’s producers write at Slate , “Nietzsche was a very subtle thinker.” The two biggest misconceptions about Nietzsche, that he was a nihilist and an anti-Semite, get his philosophy grievously wrong. Nietzschewrote letters to his family and friends telling them to stop being anti-Semitic” (and calling anti-Semitesaborted fetuses.”) He famously broke off his intense friendship with Richard Wagner in part because of Wagner’s anti-Semitism. His work is not kind to Judaism , but he rages against anti-Semitism. Far from endorsing nihilist ideas, Nietzsche feared their rise and consequences. So how did he become “a darling of Nazis and sad teenagers?” The caricature arose in part because readers from his day to ours have, like Tony Soprano, found his complete and total rejection of Judeo-Christian morality too shocking to get beyond, mischaracterizing it as tantamount to the rejection of all human values.
The Sun Daily
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PETALING JAYA: A huge fire broke out at a waste management plant in Tuas early this morning has been extinguished, said Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF). In a statement posted on their Facebook page, they said they were alerted to the fire at 6:15am. "The fire was extinguished after 4 hours of intensive firefighting. At the height of the fire, a total of 38 SCDF emergency vehicles, including 3 Unmanned Firefighting Machines (UFM) and about 200 firefighters were involved in the operation.One SCDF firefighter sustained heat exhaustion and was conveyed to the Ng Teng Fong General Hospital," they said. The cause of fire is under investigation. "The fire involves chemical waste and flammable materials. Periodic explosions could be heard as firefighters battle the blaze to contain it within the affected premises. Foam is applied to suppress the fire in the drains within the immediate vicinity," they added. The public is advised to stay clear of the area. There were no casualties conveyed to the hospital.
Times of Israel
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Police say violent brawl' broke out between men from northern Israel, employees after match in Jerusalem
Antiwar.com News
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A new NBC News/Surveymonkey survey ( PDF ) was released today revealing that two-thirds of Americans are worried about the possibility that the United States will become engaged in a major war in the next four years. 36% were very worried with another 30% somewhat worried. Only 8% of Americans polled were not worried. The polls showed Americans relatively divided on the question of enemies, split roughly down the middle on whether Russia is friendly or unfriendly, and with a slight majority seeing China as friendly. 80% of those polled saw US membership in NATO as a good thing. Interestingly, the split on Russia broke along somewhat political lines, with Republicans leaning 50-49 toward being friendly toward Russia, and 75% of Democrats believing that Russia is either unfriendly or the enemy outright. A lot of the concern about major US wars would doubtless hinge on Russia or China, with the US among NATO nations deploying large amounts of troops along the Russian border in Eastern Europe, and Pentagon officials constantly hyping up tensions with China over maritime claims in the South China Sea The poll also showed that while Americans are pretty divided on the question, 41% believe the United States should be less active in world affairs, with only 25% believing the US should be more active, and 32% saying the current level is fine.
Design Milk - Architecture
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Originally hired to complete an extension, AR Design Studio ended up designing an entire house after the original was split in half because of a landslip. The holiday home, dubbed The Crow's Nest , resides on top of a cliff on the UK's South Coast and due to possible future movements, they worked with engineers to create a solution. First, a concrete slat was poured into the ground with strategically placed dwarf walls built on top. Working as an adjustable raft, a floating structural frame was placed on top of the walls allowing for potential movement. If that happens, there are mechanical jacks placed underneath the frame in case the house needs to be leveled again. The home's design began with a traditional cabin form that broke off from there to split, twist, and rotate into four pods. The residence perfectly blends with the surrounding landscape with its larch lad exterior.
Daily Mail - Home
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Oxford Mail - Sport
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Informed Comment
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By Avi Shlaim | (Via OpenDemocracy.net ) | Trump is unencumbered by any knowledge of the Palestinians, their history, their politics, or their legitimate struggle for statehood. At the press conference after his meeting with Israel’s prime minister on 15 February, president Trump displayed ignorance and irresponsibility in roughly equal portions. In a single sentence, he blithely broke away from two decades of US commitment to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Trump’s narrow focus on Israel sets him apart from postwar American presidents. Their stand on the Arab-Israeli conflict divides American presidents into two broad schools of thought: the even-handed and the “Israel first”. Jimmy Carter is the best example of the former, whereas George W Bush is the leading example of the second and much larger group.
RT YouTube
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Lincolnshire Echo
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A heartbroken man sent an image of himself holding a knife to his chest to his ex-girlfriend. Trevor Gosney also sent images of a bottle of Vodka and container of pills to his ex after their relationship broke down in November last year. The images were accompanied by text saying he just wanted to stop the pain. Gosney, 39, of Birthorpe Road, Billingborough, pleaded guilty to harassment without violence when he appeared at Boston Magistrates' Court. READ MORE: Heartbreak as Sleaford shop...
Breitbart News
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The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) is plagued by financial troubles, with annual revenue falling by over 50 percent over the last two years, a study finds.
BoingBoing
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But there is a larger story that needs telling--and action. Lost in the noise was the recent breakage of a mile-long stretch of West Antarctica, due to warmer ocean water. It was part of one of the largest glaciers within the West Antarctic Ice Sheet, which scientists predict will collapse in the next 100 years. NASA caught the images of the event earlier in the week, but the story broke just as Scott Pruitt was confirmed as head of the Environmental Protection Agency--making it seem as if the Earth did the planetary version of a spit take at the news. Timing aside, it was a big deal. In the distraction of every new development, tweet, or outrage, it’s hard to get a bird’s eye view of what the hell is going on in the literal world. Luckily, Laurie Penny of The Baffler has done that for us, in a brilliant new article that should be required reading for the human race: The Slow Confiscation of Everything: How to think about climate apocalypse .
China Daily
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The Washington Times - Soccer
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Radar Online
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In an apparent cost-cutting measure, defendant Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra fired The Plaza Live Theater's general manager, who had been employed there for six years, a mere nine days before the shooting, replacing him with a new general manager, Jim Heffelfinger, who had only worked at the theater for 7-10 days before Christina's death, they claim. In the documents, Grimmie's parents also described her brother's heroic actions, during the killing. After Christina's performance, while she was conducting a meet and greet' with fans, Loibl fired three shots into her. His barrage was only stopped by Christina's older brother and road manager, plaintiff Marcus Grimmie, who wrestled Loibl to the ground, before Loibl broke free and killed himself. Marcus sustained a quadriceps tear on his left leg and body bruises as a result of his heroic actions, and lives with the emotional distress resulting from witnessing his sister being shot to death in front of him, they claim.
Daily Mail - India
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Trouble broke out at Ramjas College, which is part of the University of Delhi, on Wednesday amid a row over two student speakers whose invite to a panel talk was cancelled.