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  • US military calls off search and rescue operation after marine aircraft crash

    August 6, 2017 2:05 AM 8

    THE US Navy and Marine Corps suspended search and rescue operations early on Sunday for three service members who were aboard an Osprey transport aircraft that crashed into the sea following a military training exercise. The aircraft was involved in what the military described as a "mishap" off the east coast of Australia on Saturday. The Marine Corps

  • The Latest: US condemns ousting of Venezuelan prosecutor

    August 6, 2017 12:17 AM 12

    The United States is condemning a move by Venezuela's new constitutional assembly to oust the country's chief prosecutor. Venezuelan General Prosecutor Luisa Ortega Diaz speaks to the media outside her office after security forces surrounded the entrance, in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2017. Security forces surrounded the entrance ahead of a session

  • US Marines Osprey crashes off Australia's Queensland coast

    August 5, 2017 2:01 PM 26

    A search and rescue operation is being conducted after a US military aircraft was lost off the Australian coast. The incident involved an MV-22 Osprey belonging to the US Marines based in Okinawa, Japan. The third Marine Expeditionary Force said the aircraft had launched for "regularly scheduled operations" before it entered the water. Rescue teams recovered

  • Week 11: Gone Fishing for Donald Trump

    August 5, 2017 12:46 PM 14

    Robert Mueller’s grand jury has a big hold to fill. White House special counsel Kellyanne Conway daubed the airwaves with her usual dudgeon Thursday night and Friday morning, protesting in TV interviews that special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation—now issuing subpoenas from a grand jury—has become a "fishing expedition." For a change, Conway's

  • Sacre bleu! French to vote on union with England

    August 5, 2017 10:01 AM 22

    FRANCE will hold its own referendum as people in the French city of Anjou will be asked to vote on whether England should rejoin its 800-year old union with the historical region of Angers. The organisers of a French festival in the city of Angers will hold a referendum on whether England should form a union with the historical region of Anjou

  • Germany hijacks ATHLETICS to push ‘European ideals’

    August 4, 2017 11:00 PM 23

    GERMANY has revealed it is planning to hijack next year’s European Athletics Championships to push “European ideals”. The biennial tournament will be used to “tackle” nationalism, according to Germany's sport chief Clemens Prokop. He said the tournament was coming at a time when “national tendencies keep getting stronger” - a direct comment on the rise of populism

  • Extreme weather 'could kill up to 152,000 a year' in Europe by 2100

    August 4, 2017 10:32 PM 19

    Extreme weather could kill up to 152,000 people yearly in Europe by 2100 if nothing is done to curb the effects of climate change, scientists say. The number is 50 times more deaths than reported now, the study in The Lancet Planetary Health journal said. Heat waves would cause 99% of all weather-related deaths, it added, with southern Europe being worst

  • Bill Clinton Wished Obama Happy Birthday & Professed His Love For Balloons

    August 4, 2017 6:46 PM 10

    On Friday, President Obama's 56th birthday, Bill Clinton wished his successor a happy birthday in a tweet that professed his love for balloons. "Happy Birthday @BarackObama!" the tweet read. "Hope you get some balloons. I love a good balloon." Clinton and Obama didn't start out close—back in 2008 when Barack Obama surprised everyone by not only running

  • Large font in text message leads to child sex abuse arrests

    August 4, 2017 6:35 PM 28

    A nursery school teacher has been called a "hero" after she spotted a plane passenger allegedly sending text messages discussing child sexual abuse. The woman, who has not been named, was able to read the messages of the man in front of her on the Seattle-San Jose flight because they were in a large font on a large smart phone. She took pictures of the screen

  • With all-powerful assembly, is Venezuela still a democracy?

    August 4, 2017 6:19 PM 11

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Venezuela has installed an all-powerful constituent assembly with the authority to rewrite the constitution, remove public officials and trump all branches of government, raising concerns about the health of democracy in the country. Opponents of President Nicolas Maduro fear it will solidly entrench his socialist administration