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Plane reportedly crashes in Taiwan, killing 51

Plane reportedly crashes in Taiwan, killing 51

henriA plane attempting to land in stormy weather following a typhoon crashed at an airport on a small Taiwanese island Wednesday, killing 51 people and injuring 7, fire officials said, according to The Associated Press.

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Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down as Kiev accuses Moscow of sending more arms to separatists

Two Ukrainian fighter jets shot down as Kiev accuses Moscow of sending more arms to separatists

henriDONETSK, Ukraine –  Two Ukrainian military fighter jets were reportedly shot down over the nation’s contested eastern region on Wednesday, even as U.S. and Ukrainian sources said Russian weaponry has been pouring in to separatists following the downing of a Malaysian passenger plane last week.

The Ukrainian Defense Ministry said two Sukhoi-25 fighters were shot down Wednesday afternoon over an…

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Controversial US scientist creates deadly new flu strain for pandemic research

Controversial US scientist creates deadly new flu strain for pandemic research

A controversial scientist who carried out provocative research on making influenza viruses more infectious has completed his most dangerous experiment to date by deliberately creating a pandemic strain of flu that can evade the human immune system.

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Investigators obtain ObamaCare coverage, subsidies using fake identities

Investigators obtain ObamaCare coverage, subsidies using fake identities

henriUndercover government investigators were able to obtain thousands of dollars in taxpayer subsidies under ObamaCare using fake identities, according to findings being presented to Congress on Wednesday.

The probe by the Government Accountability Officehas raised fresh concerns about the ability of the sprawling health care program to prevent or intercept costly fraud schemes. In the case of the…

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Semper Fi, boy: Google’s robot dog ‘Cujo’ goes on patrol with the Marines as it carries up to 400lbs of their kit and weapons

Semper Fi, boy: Google’s robot dog ‘Cujo’ goes on patrol with the Marines as it carries up to 400lbs of their kit and weapons

By Mark Prigg

  • Officially known as the ‘Legged Squad Support System’, it has taken five years to develop – and has been nicknamed Cujo by Marines
  • Can walk and run over rugged terrain, following a soldier while carrying their kit and weapons
  • Being used in Hawaii to deliver water to troops on training exercises

 

A Google owned robot called ‘big dog’ is being tested in its first live military…

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Methane explosion? Meteorite crater? Scientists baffled by gigantic 262ft hole that has appeared at Siberia’s ‘End of The World’

Methane explosion? Meteorite crater? Scientists baffled by gigantic 262ft hole that has appeared at Siberia’s ‘End of The World’

By Travelmail Reporter

  • Enormous crater appears suddenly in part of Russia whose name translates as ‘the end of the world’
  • Teams of scientists are rushing east to fathom the cause of this unusual – and rare – geographical occurrence
  • One especially outlandish theory talks about a UFO landing as a possible cause of this colossal chasm in the earth

An urgent expedition will leave tomorrow to probe a…

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The vacation snaps you wish you had taken: Award-winning travel photos capture elegant macaques, a tiny lion cub and robots riding camels in Oman

The vacation snaps you wish you had taken: Award-winning travel photos capture elegant macaques, a tiny lion cub and robots riding camels in Oman

By Travelmail Reporter

From the exuberance of a colourful crowd cheering on racing camels, to sweeping land and cityscapes and intimate close-ups of beautiful creatures in the wild, these are the travel snaps you wish you had taken.

But the spectacular images are actually the winners of the international Travel Photographer of the Year awards and are now on display at a special exhibition in…

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Would YOU pay hundreds of pounds to have your freckles removed? New beauty trend sees self-conscious Brits getting rid of facial pigmentation

Would YOU pay hundreds of pounds to have your freckles removed? New beauty trend sees self-conscious Brits getting rid of facial pigmentation

By Bianca London

  • Sally Whittle paid £700 to have the freckles on her face removed
  • Said she hated them and would pile on thick foundation to cover
  • Laser style treatment uses pulsed beam of light to shatter dark skin
  • Olivia Munn and Rachel Bilson are celebrities who embrace freckles

Many of us spend hours – and a small fortune – fretting over acne, but would you ever pay the same attention or shell…

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'The Afrikaans community had no say'

‘The Afrikaans community had no say’

By Patsy Beangstrom

henriMANY television viewers in the Northern Cape who do not have access to SABC3 due to poor signals, will no longer be able to watch the Afrikaans news as well as many other Afrikaans programmes.

This follows a recent decision by the SABC to move prime-time Afrikaans programmes from SABC2 to SABC3.

According to the public broadcaster, SABC television channels are undergoing an…

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Mandela bikers boost women’s shelter

Mandela bikers boost women’s shelter

By Michael Mokoene

Kimberley – Nelson Mandela’s spirit of goodwill has brought back hope to women who are survivors of abuse in the Northern Cape as the 1st for Women Foundation, led by Madiba’s former personal assistant Zelda La Grange, donated R100 000 to an organisation that fights against the scourge.

On Saturday the Foundation, led by La Grange as its patron, handed over a cheque for R100…

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