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Florida shooting: Man with Second Amendment tattoo destroys his AR-15 rifle in online video - 'It's a gun like this that takes away lives'

Added: 21.02.2018 21:59 | 0 views | 0 comments

A Second Amendment supporter has posted a video in which he destroys his AR-15 rifle in response to the Florida school shooting. Scott Pappalardo said he said he could not live with the idea the child of its next owner might get hold of it and use it to hurt others. as been shared hundreds of thousands of times, and the video has been watched some 15 million times.

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Man who died in Yellowstone was looking for hidden treasure

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — A 53-year-old Illinois man who fell to his death in Yellowstone National Park last year was looking for a supposed hidden cache of gold and jewels that has inspired thousands to hunt in vain across remote corners of the Western U.S., according to a report by park authorities.


Seized, but not ceased: Banned charities pose challenge for Pakistan

Added: 21.02.2018 21:34 | 0 views | 0 comments

The vast network of Islamist charities taken over last week by Pakistan's government includes a horse-breeding stable, a fleet of 4x4 trucks, a swimming academy, martial arts classes and tens of thousands of staff and volunteers. Islamabad hopes that by seizing control of the Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) charities, which the United States says are terrorist fronts, it can stave off being included this week on a global watchlist of country's deemed to be doing too little to curb militant financing.


Duterte slammed for barring Philippine news site from his events

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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's move to ban a critical news website from covering the presidential palace is a threat to press freedom, rights and media groups said on Wednesday. Rappler, set up in 2012, is among a clutch of Philippine news organisations that have sparred with Duterte over their critical coverage of his drug war which the government says has claimed the lives of nearly 4,000 suspects. Human rights groups charge that thousands more have been killed by shadowy vigilantes.


Twitter suspends thousands of suspected bots, angering Trump boosters

Added: 21.02.2018 21:23 | 0 views | 0 comments

The social media service Twitter is believed to have suspended thousands of accounts for being automated bots, or for other policy violations, drawing outcry from fringe conservative media figures who lost followers in the move.
Many of these figures, such as pro-Trump host Bill Mitchell and white...


Who is an ‘African American’? Definition evolves as USA does

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As the number of foreign-born blacks rises, debate is growing about identity and community.

Tags: Africa, USA

2018 Winter Olympics: USA's Jamie Anderson soars to silver in big air

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American snowboard star Jamie Anderson continues to add to her Olympics legacy. Anna Gasser of Austria won gold with a huge final jump.


US-Russia ties will be hard to repair: Moscow

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Moscow on Wednesday said it would be "very difficult" to improve US-Russia relations, which have plummeted to Cold War lows on accusations of election meddling and crises in Syria and Ukraine. Deputy foreign minister Sergei Ryabkov accused the US of trying to meddle in Russia's internal affairs ahead of a presidential election next month, after Washington indicted 13 Russians for an alleged covert effort to interfere in 2016 US polls. "Paradoxically, the Americans are taking steps towards meddling in our internal affairs and exacerbating tensions in bilateral relations ahead of the presidential election" in Russia on March 18, Ryabkov told the news agency Interfax.


Supreme Court forbids seizure of ancient Persian artifacts

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The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Americans injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Jerusalem cannot seize ancient Persian artifacts from a Chicago museum to satisfy a $71.5 million court judgment against Iran, which they had accused of complicity in the attack. The justices, in an 8-0 ruling, upheld a lower court's decision in favor of Iran that had prevented the plaintiffs from collecting on the judgment, which Tehran has not paid, by obtaining antiquities held at the University of Chicago's Oriental Institute.


Democrat trounces Republican in Kentucky state race where Trump won with 72% of vote

Added: 21.02.2018 20:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

The Democrats have emphatically won a state House seat in a Kentucky district where Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton by 49 points in 2016. Linda Belcher’s victory in Bullitt County, where she polled more than two-thirds of the vote, is thought to be the Democrats’ 37th gain since the presidential election and is the latest sign of the party’s momentum ahead of pivotal midterms later this year. Rebecca Johnson had denied the accusations against husband Dan Johnson, claiming he was a victim of “an assault from the left.” However, they were backed up by an on-the-record interview from the victim, plus pages of police documents that were published by the Kentucky Centre for Investigative Reporting.

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