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  • nieuwAlleged Mass Shooter Now on Suicide Watch
    Jail officials do not want alleged El Paso mass shooter Patrick Crusius to become the next Jeffrey Epstein. An El Paso County Sheriff's Office spokesperson tells KVIA that the 21-year-old is now on suicide watch at the El Paso County Detention Facili…
    - 1 hour ago 20 Aug 19, 6:21am -
  • nieuw'Codfather' Permanently Banned From US Fisheries
    A fishing magnate known as the Codfather will never be allowed to return to US fisheries, the federal government said Monday in announcing it has settled its civil case against a man whose arrest for shirking quotas and smuggling profits overseas sho…
    - 2 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 5:27am -
  • nieuwAlaska Deals With New Fires, Persistent Existing Ones
    Alaska's wildfire season usually ends well before mid-August, but persistent hot, dry weather has contributed to the start of new fires and the spread of old ones. High winds Saturday damaged power lines or knocked trees into lines, sparking multiple…
    - 7 hours ago 20 Aug 19, 12:00am -
  • nieuw2 Days Before Death, a New Will
    Two days before killing himself in his jail cell, Jeffrey Epstein signed a new will. The document, which was obtained by the New York Post , was filed Aug. 8 in the US Virgin Islands; Epstein hanged himself Aug. 10. The will lists assets of close to…
    - 8 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 11:30pm -
  • nieuwRetrial Clears Rape Victim Convicted After Stillbirth
    A retrial in El Salvador has cleared a rape victim whose baby was found dead in a toilet. Evelyn Hernandez had been sentenced to 30 years in prison in 2017, the BBC reports. She has said that she didn't realize she was pregnant and that she'd fainted…
    - 9 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 10:51pm -
  • nieuwAmerican Slips Hiking With Fiancee, Falling to His Death
    An American hiking with his fianceé on the Spanish island of Ibiza was killed when he fell off a cliff, plunging more than 80 feet. Dr. Daniel Sirovich, 33, and Kristi Kelly were sightseeing last week near a cliff in the southwestern part of the isl…
    - 9 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 10:15pm -
  • nieuwTwitter, Facebook Pull Accounts Tied to Chinese Disinformation
    Twitter and Facebook have taken down scores of accounts they say are being used in the Chinese's government's disinformation campaign against the protesters in Hong Kong. Twitter has pulled 936 accounts, CNBC reports, saying in a post, "We have relia…
    - 10 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 9:40pm -
  • nieuwPlanned Parenthood Drops Out of US Program
    Planned Parenthood says it's pulling out of the federal family planning program rather than abide by a new Trump administration rule prohibiting participants from referring patients for abortions. Planned Parenthood's acting president and CEO says th…
    - 10 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 9:08pm -
  • nieuwPundit's Book Deal Strikes a Nerve in MeToo Era
    Not too long ago, the idea that Mark Halperin would sign a book deal in a hot election cycle would come as little surprise. But that was before multiple women came forward to accuse Halperin—who rose to become a powerful media figure at ABC and the…
    - 11 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 8:38pm -

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    • nieuwPilgrims gather for cosmic-like ritual in Bulgaria's mountains
      Thousands of pilgrims gathered Monday in Bulgaria's Rila mountains to welcome their "spiritual" new year with a cosmic-like dance performed in concentric circles, creating a striking image on the verdant mountain plain. The white-clad dancers hiked…
      - 12 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 7:14pm -
    • Bulgaria seizes cocaine smuggled in banana shipment
      A warehouse worker has discovered 75 kilogrammes (165 lb) of cocaine hidden among bananas shipped from Ecuador to Bulgaria's Black Sea port of Burgas, prosecutors and police said Saturday. The drugs were packed in bricks wrapped up in metal foil and…
      - 3 days ago 17 Aug 19, 4:57pm -
    • Eye of the swarm: experts take sting out of urban beekeeping
      "A swarm of bees... really looks like a biblical event," said 53-year-old Del Voss, one of about 100 amateur beekeepers in Washington. In 1947, there were about six million US honeybee hives but the figure dropped to 2.4 million in the following 60…
      - 3 days ago 17 Aug 19, 1:34am -
    • Greenland cold-shoulders Trump's buyer's interest
      Greenland is not for sale, local authorities said Friday, after a newspaper reported that US President Donald Trump is looking into whether it might be possible for the United States to buy the mineral-rich Arctic island. Trump has expressed interes…
      - 3 days ago 16 Aug 19, 9:37pm -
    • EU's von der Leyen bids Germany goodbye with Scorpions hit
      EU president-elect Ursula von der Leyen chose the Scorpions' smash hit "Wind of Change", which has become an anthem for the fall of the Berlin Wall, for her official departure ceremony in Berlin on Thursday. The power ballad by the German rock band,…
      - 4 days ago 15 Aug 19, 9:17pm -
    • One for the rodent: Rats a cheap street snack in Cambodia
      As he tears off a leg of a charcoal-grilled rat at a roadside stall in western Cambodia, Yit Sarin hails the simple joy of rodent and rice washed down with beer. "It's delicious," he says of the snack. Barbecued field rats are not everybody's idea…
      - 5 days ago 15 Aug 19, 2:08pm -
    • Daredevils, balloons and bangles for Indian Independence Day
      India became a sea of saffron, white and green Thursday as the nation of 1.3 billion celebrated Independence Day in characteristically colourful fashion. India became independent from colonial power Britain on August 15, 1947. Towards midnight Jawa…
      - 5 days ago 15 Aug 19, 10:02am -
    • Playing god: Japan temple puts faith in robot priest
      The android Kannon, based on the Buddhist deity of mercy, preaches sermons at Kodaiji temple in Kyoto, and its human colleagues predict that with artificial intelligence it could one day acquire unlimited wisdom. "This robot will never die, it will…
      - 6 days ago 14 Aug 19, 1:31pm -
    • The rugby-mad duo cycling from Twickenham to Tokyo
      They survived angry dogs in Iran and stomach bugs in India, and have slept in monasteries, underpasses and on farms -- it's been a madcap adventure for a pair of rugby enthusiasts cycling from Twickenham to Tokyo for charity ahead of the Rugby World…
      - 9 days ago 11 Aug 19, 4:08am -
    • Medieval bridge faces troubled waters in Belgium
      The demolition of a historic bridge across a Belgian river is triggering fears among residents of Tournai that the city symbol will be disfigured permanently when a new span replaces it. The authorities insist they chose the most cost-effective opti…
      - 11 days ago 9 Aug 19, 5:52pm -

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    • nieuwBritish firefighter moonlights as porn star Peter Oh Tool
      A British firefighter is setting his station house ablaze with the revelation he moonlights as a porn star named Peter Oh Tool. Peter Donaghey, 45, has openly boasted about his sideline to fellow firefighters at the Park Royal Fire Station in London.…
      - 12 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 7:46pm -
    • nieuwPriest’s ‘racist’ dog blamed for denying work to black housekeeper
      The home of a Catholic priest was the last place LaShundra Allen ever would have expected to be denied work because of her skin colour, she said. Allen, who is black, arrived with her white co-worker the morning of May 3 for what was supposed to be h…
      - 14 hours ago 19 Aug 19, 5:04pm -
    • ODDS AND ENDS: TV head and other offbeat offerings
      TELEVISIONS HAVE GONE TO THIS MAN’S HEAD People living in a Virginia neighbourhood were apparently encouraged to watch more television by someone who dropped old TVs with cathode ray tubes on their front porches. Doorbell surveillance cameras from…
      - 2 days ago 18 Aug 19, 6:39pm -
    • WHO? WHAT? WOW! The week in WEIRD
      THANKS FOR THE MAMMARIES For Nannette Hammond, it was the breast of times and the worst of times. The Brit beauty who earned the nickname “real-life Barbie” has announced she is getting her 28H breast implants removed. The 45-year-old blond has s…
      - 2 days ago 17 Aug 19, 11:17pm -
    • N.J. school district eyes plan to punish students by serving tuna sandwiches for $10 lunch debt
      Forget about serving nutritious lunches. A New Jersey school district is considering a plan to punish students who owe more than $10 in lunch debt by serving them tuna sandwiches on whole wheat bread. Cherry Hill school district assistant superintend…
      - 3 days ago 16 Aug 19, 10:25pm -
    • ‘Dragon Lady’ spends $75,000 to transform into ‘transspecies reptilian’
      A 58-year-old man has reportedly spent $75,000 on body modification procedures to become a genderless mythical snake. Tiamat Legion Medusa underwent 20 surgical procedures, including castration, ear removal and horn implants to become transspecies re…
      - 3 days ago 16 Aug 19, 8:21pm -
    • Dentures missing after surgery found in senior’s throat
      The 72-year-old man could not figure out what was wrong with his throat. Following a minor operation on his abdomen, he had been in pain, coughing up blood and unable to swallow solid food for almost a week. But when emergency room doctors examined t…
      - 7 days ago 13 Aug 19, 1:56pm -
    • ODDS AND ENDS: Vulva poetry and other offbeat offerings
      A POEM ABOUT A VULVA DATES BACK TO 1300S Is a man more attracted to a woman or her vulva? That question is front and centre in a recently-discovered poem dating to the 1300s. According to The Guardian, fragments from 60 lines of The Rose Thorn were d…
      - 8 days ago 11 Aug 19, 10:07pm -
    • WHO? WHAT? WOW!: The week in WEIRD
      PLOTTING PORNSTAR: Adult actress pleads guilty to hiring hitman An adult film star pleaded guilty on Aug. 5 to paying a ‘hitman’ $5,000 to kill the father of one of her children, The Spokesman-Review reports. It turns out, the X-rated actress, wh…
      - 9 days ago 10 Aug 19, 10:00pm -
    • Raccoon freed after getting head stuck in sewer grate
      The call for help came in shortly after 10 a.m. on Thursday, prompting a team of firefighters to suit up and rush to a residential area in Newton, Mass. “We sent our rescue company,” Capt. Eric Fricke of the Newton Fire Department told The Washin…
      - 18 days ago 2 Aug 19, 2:27pm -

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