US helped jailed Cuban spy impregnate his wife

US helped jailed Cuban spy impregnate his wife

A jailed Cuban spy is expecting a baby with his wife, thanks to a little help from the US. Gerardo Hernandez, who was released from jail in California on December 17th, has returned home just in time for the birth of his child. The United States helped Hernandez artificially inseminate his wife back in Cuba […]

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Everything you need to know about the Patriot Act

Everything you need to know about the Patriot Act

It was passed in the wake of 9/11 and calls for new and vast powers for US intelligence agencies understandibly had lots of backing. The reforms, known as the Patriot Act, according to President Bush were designed to prevent another attack like the one on September 11th. It essentially gave organisations like the National Security […]

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GoPro footage shows firefighting from the crew’s point of view

GoPro footage shows firefighting from the crew’s point of view

This is the fire as seen head on. The footage was captured using a GoPro camera attached to the firefighter’s helmet. Crews from the San Bernardino County tackled the blaze in Victorville, which is around 85 miles northeast of Los Angeles. It completely engulfed the single story home, causing between 150 and 200,000 dollars in […]

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‘Blood moon’ total lunar eclipse graces pre-dawn skies in USA

‘Blood moon’ total lunar eclipse graces pre-dawn skies in USA

A total lunar eclipse has been visible across much of the United States and Asia, resulting in a dramatic “Blood Moon”. Early risers across much of the world were treated to the sunning view on Wednesday morning. The eclipse is known as a ‘blood moon’ due to the coppery, reddish colour the moon takes as […]

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Thickening haze in Singapore affects air quality

Thickening haze in Singapore affects air quality

Smog across Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore is disrupting travel, schools and forcing people to seek medical help. More than 135,000 Indonesians are reported to be suffering from respiratory diseases. This widespread pollution is caused by slash-and-burn farming in Indonesia’s northern islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan. At the heart of the problem are Palm oil plantation […]

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Donald Trump tells a young boy he’s Batman

The campaign trail has started – with well over a year before the next US President moves into the White House. What does it take to become the next President of the United States – perhaps only a billionaire superhero knows? “YES!” “Are you Batman?” “Yes, I am Batman!” Donald Trump’s comments mark a comic […]

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Drowning migrants rescued by Israeli yacht in Med

Drowning migrants rescued by Israeli yacht in Med

“We have just now discovered a man in the sea, in a moment Amir will return to film him. Shouting, we are approaching him to save him,” This is the moment an Israeli yacht saved migrants from drowning near the Greek island of Kastellorizo. Eleven Syrian and Iraqi migrants were rescued after the crew spotted […]

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Why gossip is good for you

Why gossip is good for you

We all love a gossip. Even those who try their utmost not to tell tales, at some point in their lives will find themselves having a good goss. Those who feel less guilty over talking about people behind their backs will be pleased to know that academics have now said it is actually what sets […]

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Nelson Mandela statue unveiled in West Bank city of Palestine

A 6 metre tall statue of Nelson Mandela has been unveiled in the West Bank city of Ramallah The city’s mayor attended the ceremony and said it’s the first statue South Africa has given outside its border, and it part of a relationship between Ramallah and Johannesburg The statue sits in a square named after […]

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Blind boy’s life transformed by learning the echolocation technique

This is the longest Mason has walked on his own without holding someone’s hand. He’s 6 years old, and he’s blind. “You’ll know where the sides of the path are – I’ll let you go in front…cos you’re so good at it!” His parents have taken him to meet Daniel Kish to learn echolocation. “Echolocation […]

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