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Stanislav Petrov, who averted possible nuclear war, dies at 77

A former Soviet military officer credited with averting a possible nuclear disaster at the peak of the Cold War has died at the age of 77.
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Cargo Ship Crosses The Arctic Without Aid Of Ice Breaker For First Time Ever

The tanker crossed from Norway to South Korea in just 19 days, 30 percent faster than taking the usual route through the Suez Canal, traversing the Russian Arctic section of the route in just six and a half days.
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When you hear "all-girls robotics team from Afghanistan", you might assume the Taliban would be what stops their success, not the US president...

Afghan All-Girl Team Denied Entry To US For "Global" Robot Building Competition
A team of six teenage Afghan girls has been prevented from fully participating in an international robotics competition, because they could not get visas to the United States.
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California Just Signed A New Climate Change Agreement With China

The rebellion is in full swing, and it seems the Paris agreement was the catalyst.
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Measles outbreak kills 17 unvaccinated children in Romania

A measles outbreak in Romania has killed 17 children and infected thousands more since September due to poverty and an anti-vaccination movement.

Romanian health minister Florian Bodog said that none of the children who died from the highly contagious virus had been vaccinated, adding that the last victim was a one-year-old girl from the northern city of Satu Mare.

More than 3,400 people have been infected since February 2016 compared with the year before when the country registered seven cases but no deaths, Mr Bodog said, according to the Hotnews.ro site.


...I suppose the Church is happy now? Presumably getting autism is impossible when you die of measles!?
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Afghan 'girl with the green eyes' who became famous in iconic National Geographic front cover is arrested in Pakistan for living on fraudulent ID papers

Sharbat Gula's photo was taken in a Pakistan refugee camp in 1984
Photographer Steve McCurry's haunting photo was used on mag cover
She was arrested Wednesday for living in Pakistan on fraudulent ID papers
Her arrest came after a two-year-long investigation
Gula faces up to 14 years prison time if convicted by court
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Poland abortion strike: Thousands of women in over 60 cities refuse to work in protest over restrictive laws

Thousands of Polish women dressed in black have boycotted work and taken to the streets in protest against a plan to ban abortions. ... Poland already has one of Europe's most restrictive abortion laws and opinion surveys show very little support for an even stricter law, despite the nation's deep Catholicism and conservative political direction.
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The Angel of Death's tortured Auschwitz victims: Body parts and BRAINS from Nazi doctor Josef Mengele's sick experiments are discovered in a Munich research lab

Remains were found during renovations at a Psychiatric Institute last year
In wartime, the unit received body parts from Nazi doctor Josef Mengele
He was dubbed the 'Angel of Death' for carrying out horrific experiments
Research committee has already started to identify some of the victims
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'Suicide by lion': Man strips naked and jumps into a Chilean zoo's enclosure in a bid to feed himself to a big cat

The 20-year-old man was left gravely injured in the Santiago Zoo incident
Witnesses were horrified as keepers killed two lions during the attack
They also reported that the man made religious proclamations at the time
A suicide note was found in the man's clothing. He is recovering in hospital
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They never had white lines in Westeros! Road made famous by Game of Thrones is accidentally painted with street markings down the middle

A famous beauty spot which has immortalised in Game of Thrones has been defaced by white lines painted down the middle of the road by bungling contractors.

The Dark Hedges, a short stretch of road in Northern Ireland lined by beech trees, attracts thousands of visitors because of its atmospheric appearance and TV fame.

But last week, broken white wines were painted in the middle of the track, leading to an uproar from locals keen to preserve the unique site.
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South African Court Lifts Domestic Ban on Rhino Horn Trade

South Africa’s High Court lifted the domestic ban on the trade of rhino horns— a policy that was imposed by the government in 2009 to try and stem poaching.
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Hot dog sausages contain human DNA, study says, and many vegetarian ones contain meat


Of all the hot dogs tested, 14.4 per cent had hygiene issues or substitutions — and other sausages like vegetarian ones were far worse
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Game of Thrones Star Emilia Clarke Is the Sexiest Woman Alive



Esquire has deemed Daenerys Targaryen the sexiest of them all.
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Student adopts stray dog that saves her from attack in Crete

A British tourist who was saved by a stray dog after two men attacked her in Greece spent thousands of pounds bringing the animal back home to live with her.
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Scientists gather in Paris to avert climate disaster

Nearly 2,000 climate scientists gathered in Paris today, just five months before the deadline for a historic carbon-curbing pact, to remind politicians it is not too late to limit dangerous planet warming.

“The world is at a critical crossroads,” UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a message read to the academic gathering.
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Tunisia attack: Hero dad who shielded fiancée keeping his bravery secret - so his kids won't worry



Matthew James threw himself in front of the hail of bullets to protect partner Saera, and was shot in the shoulder chest and hip.
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Norway 'best place to be a mother,' says Save the Children report

A report published by Save the Children has ranked Norway as the best place to be a mother. Women in expanding cites were found to have a harder life, however, as the gap between rich and poor continues to widen.
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Antarctica hits 63 degrees, believed to be a record

A high temperature of 63.5 degrees Fahrenheit might sound like a pleasant day in early spring -- unless you're in Antarctica.

The chilly continent recorded the temperature (15.5 degrees Celsius) on March 24, possibly the highest ever recorded on Antarctica, according to the Weather Underground.
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Dangerous Honors Terry Pratchett With Discworld Space Station



Last week, revered author Terry Pratchett, best known for his brilliantly witty, insightful, and incisive Discworld series, passed away after a battle with Alzheimer's. The makers of Elite: Dangerous have created a whole space station in his honor.

The space sim's latest patch added a location called Pratchett's Disc starport. If you want to check it out, it's in system HIP 74290. It's not a flat disc positioned on the backs of four elephants which, in turn, stand on the back of a giant turtle, but it'll do.
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