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Bored of Brexit? Watch this MP fall asleep during an EU debate

Tuesday  18:40,   16 january 2018
MSN

Parliament Live LONDON — It all got a bit too much today for Conservative MP Desmond Swayne, who was caught taking a quick nap during the House of Commons debate on the EU Withdrawal[...]

Japanese Broadcaster Sends False Alarm About North Korea Missile

Tuesday  16:52,   16 january 2018
International Business Times

On Tuesday, Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology for issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that Kim Jong Un's regime fired a ballistic missile.Another false alarm about a North Korean ballistic missile, and this time in[...]

Dolores O'Riordan's Death Not Suspicious, Say Police

Tuesday  15:52,   16 january 2018
Huffington Post UK

The death of The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan is not being treated as suspicious, police have confirmed. On Monday (15 January), her publicist announced the performer had died in a London Hotel room, at the age of 46. The death of[...]

The Black Death Has Always Been Blamed On Rats, But We Were Wrong

Tuesday  15:26,   16 january 2018
Huffington Post UK

Rats have long been maligned as the reason why an estimated 75 to 200 million people died after contracting the Black Death, between 1347 and 1351. Rats have long been maligned as the reason why an estimated 75 to 200 million people died[...]

The many uniforms of North Korea

Tuesday  14:51,   16 january 2018
MSN

Take a closer look at the various uniforms from the secretive state of North Korea. Korean People's Army Ground Force (KPA) © Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images The sergeant's uniform is marked by three stripes, as seen in the front. The sergeant [...]

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician assassinated

Tuesday  14:26,   16 january 2018
AFP

Leading Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was killed in a drive-by shooting on Tuesday that is likely to reignite tensions between Pristina and Belgrade. The assassination occurred on the very day that Serbia and Kosovo had resumed talks on[...]

Scientists discovered huge ice sheets on Mars—some a football field thick

Tuesday  14:22,   16 january 2018
Quartz

New satellite imagery of jagged swaths of Mars’ surface has revealed the existence of massive bodies of water ice, a possible prelude to exciting new…New satellite imagery of jagged swaths of Mars’ surface has revealed the existence of massive[...]

A New American Leader Rises in ISIS

Tuesday  14:20,   16 january 2018
The Atlantic

The clues are out there, if you know where to look. Scattered across far-flung corners of the internet, there is evidence that Zulfi Hoxha, the son of an Albanian-American pizza-shop owner from New Jersey, had sinister plans. First there’s the[...]

Adults and children found chained up in US home

Tuesday  11:00,   16 january 2018
Sky News

Twelve siblings ranging in age from two to 29 have been found shackled to their beds in their homes with chains and padlocks. A 17-year-old girl managed to escape and tell police her 12 brothers and sisters were being held captive by their[...]

Wallaby snared by police after bounding across Sydney Harbour Bridge

Tuesday  10:39,   16 january 2018
Press Association

The animal was caught hopping along the landmark.A wayward wallaby was chased by police after bounding across the Sydney Harbour[...]

Fundraising page for British man injured in Finland knife attack goes viral

Tuesday  10:38,   16 january 2018
Press Association

The fundraising effort has raised more than 16,500 euro.Hassan Zubier, 46, was hailed a hero after he was wounded while trying to save a woman’s life during the rampage in Finland that left two women dead and six people[...]

Parents arrested after children found shackled and malnourished in California home

Tuesday  09:26,   16 january 2018
Los Angeles Times

<p>A California husband and wife are in custody on suspicion of torture and child abuse after police found several of the couple’s children chained to beds in putrid surroundings, authorities said Monday.</p>LOS ANGELES — A California husband[...]

Parents arrested after children found shackled and malnourished in California home

Tuesday  09:25,   16 january 2018
Los Angeles Times

<p>A California husband and wife are in custody on suspicion of torture and child abuse after police found several of the couple’s children chained to beds in putrid surroundings, authorities said Monday.</p>LOS ANGELES — A California husband[...]

Philippines shuts more schools as volcano spews ash and lava

Tuesday  09:23,   16 january 2018
Reuters

The Philippines' most active volcano spewed lava that cascaded downslope and emitted ash that fell on nearby towns, state volcanologists said on Tuesday, prompting the provincial government to shut more schools. The Philippine Institute of[...]

Philippines shuts more schools as volcano spews ash and lava

Tuesday  09:22,   16 january 2018
Reuters

The Philippines' most active volcano spewed lava that cascaded downslope and emitted ash that fell on nearby towns, state volcanologists said on Tuesday, prompting the provincial government to shut more schools. The Philippine Institute of[...]