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Man Accused Of Breaking Off Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb For Souvenir
19 Feb 2018 16:56:01 -0500
Some people’s idea of justice is an eye for an eye, but China wants “severe punishment” for a man who stole a clay thumb.

Syria’s Child Death Toll Prompts Scathing 1-Sentence Statement From UN Agency
20 Feb 2018 22:12:58 -0500
The United Nations agency that helps the world’s needy children issued a terse statement on Tuesday about the escalating death toll in Syria as pro-government forces hammer rebel-held areas.

Chris Cornell’s Widow Says Singer Would ‘Never Have Ever Left This World’
20 Feb 2018 19:46:22 -0500
Vicky Cornell, the widow of rock singer Chris Cornell, believes a prescribed medication is the reason her husband of 13 years killed himself in a Detroit hotel room last May.

Rep. Tom Rooney Is the Latest Republican Who Isn’t Seeking Reelection in 2018
19 Feb 2018 20:24:02 -0500
The Florida Republican will retire at the end of his term.

Army Awards Heroism Medal To 3 Junior ROTC Cadets Killed In Florida Shooting20 Feb 2018 14:43:27 -0500
Three Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps cadets killed during last week’s mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida have been awarded the Medal of Heroism by the U.S. Army.

Day turns into night as Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung spews towering ash cloud in biggest eruption this year
20 Feb 2018 00:38:11 -0500
Mount Sinabung in Indonesia has erupted once again shooting plumes of smoke and hot ash over 23,000 feet into the air. The volcano had not been active for four centuries until 2010 and since then it has displaced 30,000 people. Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after its biggest eruption this year. Mount Sinabung erupts thick volcanic ash in Karo on Sumatra island on February 19, 2018. Credit: TIBTA PANGIN/Source: AFP Areas around the crater of the volcano, located about 1,181 miles northwest of the capital, Jakarta, have been off-limits for several years because of frequent volcanic activity. The Bureau of Meteorology’s Volcanic Ash Advisory Centre (VACC), in Australia’s northern city of Darwin, issued maps on Monday showing an ash cloud heading in three directions from Sinabung, to the north, northwest and south-southeast. Indonesia also upgraded its Volcano Observatory Notice for Aviation (VONA) to red, its highest warning, and said the ash-cloud top had reached 23,872 feet, according to a ground observer. An Indonesian man takes picture of Mount Sinabung volcano as it spews thick volcanic ash into the air in Karo, North Sumatra, on February 19, 2018 Credit: ENDRO RUSHARYANTO/AFP Sinabung is about 47 miles southwest of Kualanamu International Airport in Medan. Nur Isnin Istianto, head of the regional airport authority, said Kutacane airport in Aceh province had been closed, but the wind direction allowed the airport of Kualanamu, Meulaboh and Silangit to remain open. Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, a spokesman for Indonesia’s Disaster Agency, said the eruption began on Monday morning, accompanied by multiple earthquakes and showering surrounding villages with small rocks. “In five districts it became dark with a visibility of about 5 metres,” he said in a statement. School children walk as Mount Sinabung erupts in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia, Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 Credit: Sarianto/AP No casualties were reported. The agency urged the public to stay out of a 4-mile exclusion zone around the crater, and watch for further warnings, which could cover floods. The 8,071-ft tall volcano is among Indonesia’s most active. When Sinabung erupted in 2014, more than a dozen people were killed and thousands were evacuated.

Iran cannot confirm missing plane found, freeze hampers search
19 Feb 2018 06:29:12 -0500
The wreckage of an Iranian plane that crashed with 65 people on board was found in central Iran, state media said on Monday, but aviation authorities could not confirm the report. It is believed to have gone down in a mountainous area near the town of Semirom. The deputy governor of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad province was quoted by state media as saying the wreckage was found near Dengezlu city, in Semirom county, in Isfahan province.

Teens hold a ‘lie-in’ at White House calling for gun control
19 Feb 2018 13:59:47 -0500
A group of Washington, D.C., teenagers staged a “lie-in” outside of the White House on Monday to show their support for the victims of last week’s mass shooting at a Florida high school — and to demand action from President Trump on gun control.”We have organized this protest in solidarity with all of those who were affected by the horrific school shooting in Florida,” the organization said in a statement posted on its Facebook page. “We call on President Trump and leaders from both parties to finally act in the interest of America’s youth and end these tragic mass shootings!”Dozens of teenagers participated in Monday’s lie-in. More than 700 people RSVP’d for the event on Facebook.Read the FULL STORY by Dylan Stableford/Yahoo News >>>_____See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr.

Congressional Candidate Defends AR-15 Giveaway After School Shooting
19 Feb 2018 20:32:32 -0500
Gun rights advocates often say it’s not the appropriate time to debate gun control in the days after a mass shooting.

Warren Jeffs: Child bride reveals horrors of life under fundamentalist Mormon sect leader20 Feb 2018 08:00:00 -0500
A former child bride who fled a fundamentalist Mormon cult has told how the sect’s leader reminded her she was “the property” of her husband after she begged him to free her from the forced marriage. Elissa Wall suffered multiple miscarriages after being made to marry her cousin at the age of 14 under the polygamous Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Jeffs, said to have had 78 wives and more than 50 children in the Utah church, was jailed for life in 2011 after being convicted of sexually assaulting two girls aged 12 and 15.

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Florida shooting survivors rally for stricter gun controls
21 Feb 2018 09:01:59
A youth-led anti-gun movement born out of Florida’s deadly school shooting stages its first protest.

On the bus to say ‘enough is enough’
21 Feb 2018 07:04:16
Students from a school that saw a mass shooting lobby for tighter gun control with their new movement, NeverAgain.

Syria war: Eastern Ghouta bombing ‘beyond imagination’21 Feb 2018 04:28:51
A UN relief co-ordinator says he is deeply worried about civilians trapped in the Eastern Ghouta.

AI ripe for exploitation, experts warn
21 Feb 2018 00:19:13
AI could be used by rogue states, criminals and terrorists for malicious purposes in the near future.

Damming the Nile: Explore with 360 video20 Feb 2018 18:26:24
Travel the length of the Nile with BBC News to find out how a new dam being built in Ethiopia is threatening to cause a serious rift with neighbouring countries Egypt and Sudan.

Spain: Father of migrant boy found in suitcase in Ceuta freed20 Feb 2018 19:48:15
Ali Ouattara’s son Adou was found curled up in a suitcase being smuggled into Spain.

The Queen on the ‘frow’ at London Fashion Week20 Feb 2018 18:38:33
She sat in the front row next to Vogue’s Anna Wintour and gave an award to designer Richard Quinn.

FaceTime chat ‘saves woman’s life’
21 Feb 2018 00:18:25
Woman notices her sister is suffering from a stroke while they spoke on a FaceTime call.

Pence and N Korea ‘planned to meet’21 Feb 2018 04:37:50
But the North’s delegation pulled out of the scheduled meeting at the last minute, say US officials.

Dust storm blankets Australian town in orange21 Feb 2018 00:04:06
Locals describe a “wild few hours” after their outback community was hit by a storm.

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EgyptAir hijack: Man jumps from plane cockpit window
29 Mar 2016 11:46:23
A man was filmed jumping from a hijacked EgyptAir plane cockpit window shortly before the hijacker surrendered.

EgyptAir hijack: Cyprus president laughs off hijacking
29 Mar 2016 10:42:10
Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades has said that the hijacking of the plane that landed at Larnaca was not linked to terrorism.

Video shows Washington shooting panic
29 Mar 2016 01:29:40
Police shot an armed man as he tried to enter the Capitol building visitor centre in Washington DC.

FBI unlocks dead gunman’s iPhone
29 Mar 2016 06:22:51
The FBI has managed to unlock the iPhone of the San Bernardino gunman without Apple’s help, ending a court case, the US justice department says.

Inside Aleppo province: On the ground with Kurdish forces fighting IS
29 Mar 2016 04:08:36
The BBC gains exclusive access in Aleppo province, where Kurdish forces have seized most of the border with Turkey from Islamic State fighters.

Exploring Myanmar’s ageing sewers
29 Mar 2016 01:28:37
Upgrading Myanmar’s colonial era sewage system will be one of the tasks facing the new leaders when they take office this week.

Israel on alert for attacks by Islamic State fighters in Sinai
29 Mar 2016 05:32:26
With so-called Islamic State militants active in Egypt’s Sinai, Israeli troops are on alert for attacks just across the border.

Families mourn park attack on Lahore Christians
28 Mar 2016 10:54:43
As Pakistani families mourn the park attack on Lahore Christians, the BBC’s Shaimaa Khalil reports from the funeral of 16-year-old boy Sharoon.

Drone reveals ancient city ‘still standing’
28 Mar 2016 09:19:00
Drone footage has revealed that the ancient city of Palmyra is largely still intact, after being recaptured from so-called Islamic State (IS).

Storm Katie: High winds cause damage across London
28 Mar 2016 09:47:14
Wind gusts of up to 105 mph (170 kph) from Storm Katie have caused Gatwick-bound flights to be diverted, and damage across London.