WASHINGTON — Despite capturing 700 videos surrounding an airstrike that may have killed hundreds of civilians, the US military did not know about the reported deaths until more than a week later, a CENTCOM spokesman told reporters Monday. “We look through those videos initially” to determine if it achieved the mission, Air Force Col. John

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The spokesperson said that the escalator had just passed a regular inspection two days prior. A spokesperson for Hong Kong’s Electrical and Mechanical Services Department — which inspected the elevator — told Apple Daily that based on initial investigations, the escalator’s drive chain had suffered damage, which prevented it from braking. The spokesperson added that

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Northern Ireland’s political parties have been given an extended deadline to reach an agreement on a new power-sharing deal, as the UK government battles to avoid either calling a new election or reimposing direct rule from Westminster. The Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) and Sinn Féin have struggled to come to an agreement on forming a

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Macron is running for president in France, where voters will go to the polls on April 23 for the first round of the election. He’s best known for: — being neither left or right politically (but also not in the center, at the top, or at the bottom). — being married to his former French

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The German government has denied receiving a “bill” or an “invoice” amounting to billions of dollars “owed” by Germany to NATO. “The reports about the mentioned invoice or bill are wrong,” a government spokesperson told BuzzFeed News on Monday. “Chancellor Merkel and President Trump discussed the topic of defense expenditure during their talks in Washington.

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There was a flower bed there and I stood on it to see where crowds end. Riot policemen demanded that we immediately got off the flower bed. Everyone quickly got off; the last one to get down, a young man, got taken to the police van, his hands tied by the police. My mother was

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An avalanche slammed a group of Japanese students on a school trip in north Tokyo on Monday morning, authorities told local media. Japan’s Kyodo news agency reported that at least eight students “appeared to show no vital signs” after an avalanche engulfed the Nasu Onsen family ski resort in the Tokyo’s Tochigi prefecture at 9:20

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South Korean prosecutors have asked a judge to issue an arrest warrant for former President Park Geun-hye, local media reported on Monday. Park, the country’s first female president, is facing charges of bribery, abuse of power, coercion and leaking government secrets, according to South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency. She was interviewed by prosecutors last week,

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“We thought, ‘Ah well, let’s have a peace offering to Debbie so she doesn’t smash us’,” Wardroper, who lives in the Whitsundays, told BuzzFeed News. When Cyclone Debbie hits land on Tuesday morning it is expected to reach Category 4 – the second most severe level of tropical cyclone – and bring what the Bureau

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Russian police in riot gear arrested a leading opposition leader and hundreds of protestors on Sunday in Moscow, as the biggest protests Russia has seen in years bloomed in cities across the country. Hours after this crackdown on what appeared to be largely peaceful gatherings, the Trump administration did not issue any statements about the

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Thousands of people in Belarus took to the streets on Saturday to oppose a “social parasites” tax on people who have been unemployed for six months. The tax promises to fine people about $230 if they have not worked in the past six months in order to push them to find a job. Critics say

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WASHINGTON — The US military says it does not know whether it conducted two air strike campaigns this week that may have killed as many as 350 civilians in Iraq and Syria in what could prove the worst civilian toll in the nearly three-year war against ISIS. The inability of the US military or its

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The National Front has previously taken a loan from a Russian bank, but officials from the party and Putin’s spokesman said this trip was not a cash-raising exercise. In 2014, Le Pen’s National Front received a $9.7 million loan from Russian bank FCRB, which had raised concerns over Moscow’s potential influence on her and her

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A conspiracy theory suggesting that Australia – a very real and legitimate country with a population of 24.4 million people – is not real has gone viral on Facebook. Almost 20,000 people have shared the Facebook status, which was written by Shelley Floryd and offers multiple theories as to how Australia is actually “one of

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Nowruz is an ancient Persian festival that celebrates the beginning of spring and the start of the first day of the Persian calendar. The word itself translates literally as “new day.” The holiday begins at the precise moment of the vernal equinox and is celebrated by over 300 million people worldwide, particularly by Iranians and

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NEW YORK — At 5pm Wednesday night, House Intelligence Committee vice-chairman Adam Schiff went on camera to issue a blistering rebuke of his partner House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes, who had earlier that day, publicly declared — without warning Schiff — that he had new information suggesting President Donald Trump’s transition team had been

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One of President Donald Trump’s personal attorneys was just named a lead attorney to defend Russia’s largest state-run bank against claims that it helped a granite-mining company raid and kill off its main competitor in the Russian market. Marc E. Kasowitz is representing OJSC Sberbank of Russia, which is accused in U.S. federal court of

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Khalid Masood has been named as the man who attacked Westminster on Wednesday, killing at least three people and injuring around 40 more. Born in Kent, the 52-year-old was known to MI5 and is understood to have acted alone. He was investigated “some years ago” as part of a historical investigation into violent extremism but

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One of the people in the image contacted BuzzFeed News after noticing that it had gone viral. She asked not to be named, but said: “I was just texting my colleagues, about something tedious I’m afraid – that is just my natural scaredy bitch face.”

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A former Russian MP who fled to Ukraine last year and was known to be a critic of President Vladimir Putin was shot and killed outside an upscale hotel in Kiev on Thursday, Associated Press reported. Denis Voronenkov, 45, who once was a Putin supporter, took on Ukrainian citizenship after he arrived in the country

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