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PHOTO SHOOT HELL Model was kidnapped, held for porn ransom, cops say

Police in Italy say a 30-year-old Polish man lured a British model to a fake photo shoot in Milan last month before drugging her, bundling her into in a suitcase and holding her for “the best offer on pornography sites.” ...

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Namibia: Namibian Crafters – Can Indigenous Knowledge and Commerce Coexist?

[The Conversation Africa] The name Makalani is a nickname given to a tall species of palm tree – the Hyphaene petersiana – by the local people living in the north-western parts of Namibia. The meaning of the name Makalani is ...

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'THIS HAS TO STOP' UN slaps new sanctions on N. Korea after missile tests

The United Nations Security Council Saturday unanimously approved new sanctions against North Korea in the wake of the communist nation’s first successful tests of intercontinental ballistic missiles capable of reaching the United States. The sanctions resolution bans North Korean exports ...

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3 Marines missing after mishap off Australia

US military aircraft and boats are scouring waters off Australia’s east coast Saturday for US service members involved in what the Marines Corps is calling a “mishap” with an MV-22 aircraft. CNN.com – RSS Channel – US

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Brazil troops launch anti-crime operations in Rio slums

Thousands of Brazilian troops have raided Rio de Janeiro favelas in a pre-dawn crackdown on crime gangs, leaving parts of the city looking like a war zone. Five favelas were targeted by police and 3,600 troops in a swoop that ...

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'ETHICAL EXTORTION' Vegans bully butcher shop to hang animal rights sign

Vegan extremists have bullied a mom-and-pop butcher shop in California’s most liberal city into hanging an animal rights sign in the window that the shop owners say amounts to “ethical extortion.” The Local Butcher Shop, of Berkeley, had been targeted ...

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'ROGUE, BRUTAL REGIME' McMaster: N. Korea nuclear strike threat is 'impossible to overstate'

National security adviser H.R. McMaster said Saturday the threat of North Korea launching a nuclear weapon at the U.S. or another rival nation is “impossible to overstate” and repeated that a preemptive military strike remains an option. “It’s impossible to ...

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'DAMAGED MORAL CORE' Michelle Carter sued for $4.2M by victim's mother

The aunt of Michelle Carter’s victim says the Massachusetts woman sentenced to prison in connection with his suicide “has a damaged moral core.” Kim Bozzi spoke out on national TV amid reports Roy’s mother had filed a wrongful death suit ...

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