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A British woman left this nasty note on an ambulance. Turns out, that's a crime.

Tuesday  21:05,   20 february 2018
MSN

The note read: “I couldn’t give a ---- if the whole street collapsed now move your van from outside my house.” Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington PostSharman, from Tunstall, was arrested and charged [...]

Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - study

Tuesday  19:15,   20 february 2018
Reuters

Seas to rise about a meter even if climate goals are met - studySea levels will rise between 0.7 and 1.2 meters (27-47 inches) in the next two centuries even if governments end the fossil fuel era as promised under the Paris climate agreement,[...]

Iceland's proposed ban on male circumcision upsets Jews, Muslims

Tuesday  18:12,   20 february 2018
CNN

<p>A proposed bill to ban non-medically required male circumcision on babies and children in Iceland is receiving backlash from religious communities.</p>"Those procedures are unnecessary, done without their informed consent, non-reversible[...]

Donald Trump Jr. arrives in India to help sell apartments

Tuesday  18:12,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

<p>The eldest son of the U.S. president is in New Delhi to sell luxury apartments and lavish attention on wealthy Indians who have already bought units.</p>The ads, which have run repeatedly in the past few days, herald the arrival not of the[...]

The Russian guns for hire dying in Syria

Tuesday  14:21,   20 february 2018
BBC News

A grieving mother sheds some light on Russia's secret mercenary war in Syria.The deaths of at least five Russian fighters in Syria on 7 February exposed the operations of a shadowy group of mercenaries there. Some reports speak of more than 100[...]

Roman 'gate to hell' was once site of deadly sacrifices

Tuesday  12:56,   20 february 2018
Newsweek

To the disbelief of spectators, all of the animals which entered into the gates perished, while miraculously, the priests emerged unscathed. To onlookers, it must have seemed as if they were imbued with special powers as a result of their divine[...]

US assault rifles are being sold on Telegram in Syria

Tuesday  12:41,   20 february 2018
CNN

US-supplied weapons intended for moderate allies in Syria have ended up for sale on jihadist online forums, CNN has learned.Load[...]

North Korea's failed Olympians hope to avoid dangerous consequences

Tuesday  12:01,   20 february 2018
FOX News

As North Koreans return home this week from the Pyeongchang Winter Games, possibly without any medals, Olympians hope to avoid the gulags — a fate the losers of the 1966 World Cup are believed to have experienced. Twenty-two North Koreans[...]

Netanyahu's troubles deepen as Israeli police arrest confidants

Tuesday  10:26,   20 february 2018
CNN

Embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's troubles deepened as police arrested members of his inner circle in a widening graft probe, now the fourth investigation to involve the Israeli leader or his confidants. The arrests come less than a [...]

Venezuela President Tells Trump To Stop Interfering And Hold Dialogue

Tuesday  09:26,   20 february 2018
International Business Times

Nicolás Maduro took to Twitter to urge Trump to change his agenda of aggression, and asked him to follow through with his promise of "non-interference."Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro urged President Donald Trump to change his agenda[...]

Tokyo to build world's tallest timber tower

Tuesday  08:37,   20 february 2018
CNN

The W350 will stand 1,148 feet tall, be completed by 2041, and cost an estimated 600 billion yen ($5.6 billion) to build. Load Error The 70-story tower will be a hybrid structure made from 90% wooden materials and steel, with the latter[...]

S.Korea says talks to hold postponed military drill with U.S. moving forward

Tuesday  07:35,   20 february 2018
Reuters

<p>Talks to stage a postponed military drill between South Korea and the United States are moving forward, South Korea's Unification Minister said on Tuesday.</p>Load[...]

Ex-workers at Russian 'troll factory' trust U.S. indictment

Tuesday  05:35,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

While Russian officials scoff at a U.S. indictment charging 13 Russians with meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, several people who worked at the same St. Petersburg "troll factory" say they think the criminal charges are[...]

Another volcano just erupted in the “Ring of Fire”

Tuesday  04:40,   20 february 2018
Vox.com

Earthquakes and volcanic eruptions have been rattling countries around the Pacific Rim this year.&nbsp;A massive column of smoke and ash shot nearly 10 miles into the sky above Sumatra Monday morning as Mount Sinabung, one of three currently[...]

Experts: Underwater archaeology site imperiled in Mexico

Tuesday  02:16,   20 february 2018
Associated Press

<p>Pollution is threatening the recently mapped Sac Actun cave system in the Yucatan Peninsula, a vast underground network that experts in Mexico say could be the most important underwater archaeological site in the world.</p>Subaquatic[...]