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Koh Samui car bomb injures seven

A truck bomb in an underground car park has wounded seven people on the Thai holiday island of Koh Samui. The bomb, planted in a pickup truck, went off at the Central Festival Samui shopping mall, the evening before one of the New Year's holidays in predominantly Buddhist Thailand.
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Severe storm through Bangladesh

A severe storm sweeping across Bangladesh has killed at least 24 people and injured dozens more. Bogra District, in the northern part of the country, 228 kilometres from capital Dhaka, was worst hit, as the tropical storm ripped through the region overnight, leaving a trail ...
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The Manila selfie museum encouraging visitors to take pictures with art

Have you ever liked a piece of art so much you feel like you’re part of it? Well, a museum in the Philippines is helping people do just that. Art in Island, a museum in Manila, created by a group of Korean artists, features over a hundred unique three dimensional paintings that encourage people to pose in front of them...
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Nazi hideout in Argentina

Was this a hideout for German Nazi officers? Deep in Argentina’s northern jungle, archaeologists have discovered the ruins of what may have originally been a Nazi hiding place. “It’s a defendable site, a protected site, an inaccessible site, where you can live peacefully in hiding. We believe we’ve found a refuge for the Nazi hierarchy.”Researchers from the University of Buenos Aires...
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Family lives with lions

When most people tell you they have a couple of cats at home, these probably aren't the type of cat you’d expect, but for one family in Gaza, these lion cubs are their household pets. Lioness Mona and Alex, who’s a male, were born in the battle-torn Gaza Strip to parents that were smuggled through a ...
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Gunman attacks Fenerbahce football team bus

The Fenerbahce football team have returned home to Istanbul to a hero's welcome after a gunman attacked their team bus in Northeast Turkey late on Saturday the 4th April. The attack happened near a viaduct in Irakli district at the Black Sea province of Trabzon as the team were traveling to the airport following their 5-1 win over ...
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Two hundred years after the Battle of Waterloo

The hat which French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte wore during the Battle of Waterloo is on its way back to the battlefield which saw his demise. The two-cornered, or bicorne hat, is normally kept in a museum in Sens in east of Paris. It was the one Napoleon wore on June 18th, 1815 when ...
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Window cleaners have an accident

A terrifying ordeal for two window cleaners in China, as the platform they were working on began swinging violently and smashing into the building. The incident, which took place outside the 91st floor of the Shanghai World Financial Centre, lasted for 15 minutes with their cradle slamming into a wall at one point, sending glass flying into the building and down to the ground.
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Worldwide death sentences on the rise but executions drop

Amnesty International has said there was an alarming increase in the number death sentences issued worldwide last year. The group has said the number of people sentenced to death rose by 28 percent in 2014. It claims countries were using it to do with real or passive threats to security. 55 countries handed out the death sentence to at least 2,466 people last year up from 1925 the year before. but despite a spike in the sentencing of death, 22 percent fewer...