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ISIS 'Water War' draining marshes in Southern Iraq

ISIS has cut off water supplies to the Mesopotamia Marshlands after capturing dams along the Euphrates River destroying wildlife and the livelihoods of the local people.

Nigeria suicide blast 'kills 25' in Zaria

Zaria - At least 25 people were killed when a bomb blast ripped through a packed government office in Zaria, northern Nigeria, on Tuesday, in a suspected suicide attack likely to be blamed on Boko Haram.

Russian police launch 'safe selfie' guide after spate of deaths

Moscow - Russian police on Tuesday launched a campaign urging people to take safer selfies after around 100 were injured and dozens died this year in gruesome accidents while striking high-risk poses.

'Subway guy' Jared's home raided in child porn investigation

Zionsville - Federal authorities searched the home of Subway spokesman Jared Fogle Tuesday morning. According to FBI sources, federal investigators were serving warrants at Fogle’s home in connection with a child pornography investigation.

Japan accepts U.S. challenge to a giant robot fight

A U.S. company dared a Japanese robot-making firm to a giant robot fight through a YouTube video. The Japanese company posted its own video accepting the challenge.

Dinosaurs' extinction gave rise to today's fish, study finds

Paleontologists found that ray-finned fish began to dominate the seas after the mass extinction of dinosaurs 66 million years ago.

Russia checks combat readiness of troops in Armenia

Moscow - The Russian military ordered Tuesday a snap combat readiness check of its troops stationed in Armenia as the Caucasus country grapples with anti-government protests.

BBC reveals the micro:bit computer — free for all UK children

The BBC has revealed the details of its new pocket-sized computer that will be given away free of charge to all 11- and 12-year-olds in the UK as part of the organisation's initiative to get more children interested in computers and coding.

Washington's 'Big Four Ice Caves' collapse closed after death

One person is dead and five others injured after the partial collapse of Washington state's popular Big Four Ice Caves Monday night in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest in Marblemount.

Nanoparticles successful in slowing-down cancer

Most cancer therapies are focused on blasting a general area with radiation or using chemotherapy drugs to zoom in on a tumor site. Researchers using nanoparticles have taken a different tract, in trying to slow tumor growth through nanotech.

Thousands flock to 'sin-free Facebook'

A special "sin-free" social networking site has drawn 100,000 members in a month of operating. Created by a group of Brazilian Evangelical Christians, swearing and erotic content is banned and blessings, prayers and inspirational quotes encouraged.

NBA's Matt Bonner blames his injury on his iPhone 6 Plus

Matt Bonner, who has played for the San Antonio Spurs for nine years, says his two-and-a-half-month battle with tennis elbow last season can be blamed on his iPhone.

Over 180 children sickened by food-borne illness in Pakistan

Islamabad - More than 180 children at a home for orphans in Pakistan were rushed to three different hospitals Sunday after becoming ill right after reportedly eating "substandard" food for breakfast.

Russia cuts off power supplies to Ukraine rebels: Kiev

Kiev - Kiev said Tuesday that Russia had cut off electricity to Ukraine's rebel-run regions in what appears to be another sign that Moscow is losing interest in plans to splinter its neighbour.

Drone postal deliveries begin in Switzerland

En La Gottaz - Wondering where your package is? Look up!Switzerland's postal service said Tuesday it had begun testing parcel deliveries by unmanned drones, although widespread use of the flying postmen is not likely to kick in for another five years.

Review: Every music fan needs to watch the new Amy Winehouse documentary Special

Watch what fame does to not only your head, but also your body. That's one of the many warnings in Asif Kapadia's acclaimed film Amy about the late singer Amy Winehouse, who in July 2011 died at 27 from alcohol poisoning in her London home.

Hilary Clinton on the defensive after more email revelations

A tranche of newly released State Department documents Tuesday once again shone the spotlight on Hilary Clinton’s use of private email servers while Secretary of State.

Burundian ruling party wins controversial parliamentary poll: election commission

Bujumbura - The ruling party of Burundi's President Pierre Nkurunziza has swept to an expected overwhelming victory in controversial parliament elections that were boycotted by the opposition, according to official results released Tuesday.

Frenchwoman jailed for three years for Chile 'magic cheese' scam

Paris - A French court on Tuesday jailed a woman for three years for conning thousands of Chileans into buying a kit to make "magic cheese" they could sell back to French cosmetics firms for use in luxury beauty products.

Op-Ed: Nonito Donaire could still be the next Manny Pacquiao

Very soon Manny Pacquiao will retire after a 20-year colorful boxing career and when he does, someone should be able to fill the vacuum the Filipino boxing superstar will leave behind.
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