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68 dead as fire erupts amid riot at Venezuela jail

68 dead as fire erupts amid riot at Venezuela jail

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The blaze reportedly started after prisoners set fire to mattresses in an attempt to break out. A fire allegedly set during an attempted jailbreak from Venezuelan police holding cells killed 68 people on Wednesday, the country's top prosecutor and an inmates' rights group said. The blaze at the detention facility in Carabobo state is the latest in a series of deadly incidents in Venezuela's overcrowded jails. "In light of the terrible events that took place in the Carabobo state police headquarters, where 68 people died in a presumed fire, we have appointed four prosecutors... to clarify these dramatic events," chief prosecutor Tarek William Saab said on Twitter. The blaze reportedly started after prisoners set fire to mattresses in an attempt to break out. Carlos Nieto, hea...
Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie dating real estate agent

Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie dating real estate agent

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Jolie and Pitt split in September 2016 after two years of marriage. Actress Angelina Jolie is reportedly dating a real estate agent. Jolie, 42, tells her friends that she isn't ready to date but "she has been seeing a handsome, older-looking man who is a real estate agent. He isn't a celebrity or high profile in any way", a source told eonline.com. "Brad and Angie are both very secretive about their dating life. Angie was in a very bad place after her split from Brad. Just having another adult to spend time with has been helpful," added the source. Pitt has also moved on and it is very unlikely that the former couple will be getting back together. "People talk about them reuniting but it will never happen. Things between Brad and Angie really ended poorly, and while they'...
Russian shopping mall fire kills at least 48

Russian shopping mall fire kills at least 48

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The cause of the fire at the shopping mall still remains unclear. A fire at a shopping mall in a Siberian city killed at least 48 people, Russian officials said Monday. At least 16 people were still missing, state news agency Tass reported, citing Russian Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov. The fire at the four-story Winter Cherry mall in Kemerovo was extinguished in the morning after burning through the night. Parts of the building were still smoldering and the floors of the cinema hall had caved in in places, another emergency official said. "More bodies were discovered during the inspection of the scene and we confirm the death toll is at 48," Deputy Emergencies Minister Vladlen Aksyonov said, according to Tass. The news agency had earlier reported that 11 of the bodie...
North Korea Threatens to Karate Chop Off Head Of South Korea’s Ex-President

North Korea Threatens to Karate Chop Off Head Of South Korea’s Ex-President

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Kim Jong-un isn’t messing around. The tiny tyrant continues missile testing, including firing an ICBM, and talking about using nuclear weapons. Russia, China, and the United States all remain frustrated with the hermit kingdom. Donald Trump even vowed that America’s patience with North Korea is at an end. So, with the world seemingly turning against him, Kim is now turning his attention to his oldest enemy. In particular, he wants the head of disgraced former President Park Geun-hye and he’s sending his soldiers to karate chop it off. For the last two years, North Korea’s leader has carried a grudge. Recently, he aired his vendetta through news stories and videos released by Korean Central Television, the hermit kingdom’s propaganda station. Kim Jong-un claims there is evide
Police kill gunman who shot dead 3 people

Police kill gunman who shot dead 3 people

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The gunman killed at least three people and injured two others in a hostage-taking and shooting spree in southwest France TREBES, France: French police have killed a gunman who shot dead at least three people and injured two others in a hostage-taking and shooting spree in southwest France, security sources said. A policeman involved in the freeing of all of the hostages at the Super U supermarket in the town of Trebes was injured during the operation to kill the gunman, the source added, asking not to be named. French police and firefighters secure the entrance of Trebes French police and firefighters secure the entrance of Trebes. Picture: AP France attacker known for petty crimes: minister The man who killed at least three people in attacks in southern France was a 26-year o...
US charges Iranians in massive hacking scheme

US charges Iranians in massive hacking scheme

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Ten Iranians were also hit with sanctions along with an Iranian company. The United States unveiled charges on Friday against nine Iranians for their alleged involvement in a massive state-sponsored hacking scheme which targeted hundreds of universities in the US and abroad and stole "valuable intellectual property and data." Ten Iranians were also hit with sanctions along with an Iranian company, the Mabna Institute, which engaged in computer hacking on behalf of Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the US Treasury Department said. The two founders of the Mabna Institute, Gholamreza Rafatnejad, 38, and Ehsan Mohammadi, 37, were among the nine Iranians indicted in New York and whose assets are subject to US seizure. Since 2013, the Mabna Institute carried out cyber intrusions into the ...
Man dies after getting stuck in cinema seats

Man dies after getting stuck in cinema seats

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The accident occurred on March 9 at the Star City entertainment complex. A man has died after getting his head stuck under the footrest of his electronic seat at a movie theatre in the British city of Birmingham. According to the Birmingham Mail, the man had dropped his phone and was trying to retrieve it in between the cinema's Gold Class seats at the end of the film. The accident occurred on March 9 at the Star City entertainment complex. He died a week later, on March 16. After he bent down, the reclining, electric seat's footrest clamped down on the man's head. He was attending the film with his partner, who reportedly became frantic as the man started to panic upon realising he was stuck. Staff and other patrons at the cinema struggled to free him, but eventually pul...
Video: Pilot nearly dies after engine breaks down

Video: Pilot nearly dies after engine breaks down

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He was metres away from a fatal crash. In a heart-stopping video, a stunt pilot captures the moments before his plane righted itself from a nose-dive that could have ended his life, reported Araa news. This happened whilst Chad Berber, an American stunt pilot, executed a series of complicated aerial stunts in Coral Springs, Florida. The personal footage on YouTube reveals several attempts at him restarting his engine before he was able to successfully do so mere metres before crashing into the ground. The pilot said that the miraculous save was due to his training, keeping him calm in those last few critical moments. Watch the heart-stopping video below: Source
Former Playboy model tells of 10-month affair with trump

Former Playboy model tells of 10-month affair with trump

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Former Playboy model Karen McDougal tells CNN that US President once tried to offer money to her after they had been intimate Washington: Former Playboy model Karen McDougal gave her first television interview about the affair she alleges she had with Donald Trump more than a decade ago, saying that he offered her money after their first sexual encounter. "After we had been intimate, he tried to pay me, and I actually did not take that," she told Anderson Cooper of CNN in an interview broadcast Thursday night. "I looked at him and said, 'That's not me, I'm not that kind of girl.'" As a security aide of Trump's drove her home, she said, "I started crying, I was really sad - it really hurt me." But, she said, despite that encounter in 2006, "I went back," conducting what she desc...
Suicide bomber kills 26 as Afghans celebrate new year

Suicide bomber kills 26 as Afghans celebrate new year

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Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack. A suicide bomber blew himself up near a shrine in Kabul on Wednesday, killing at least 26 people and wounding 18, officials said, as the Afghan capital celebrated the Nawruz holiday marking the start of the new year. The explosion underlined the threat to the city from militant attacks, despite government promises to tighten security in the wake of an attack in January that killed around 100 people. In Cairo, militant group Daesh claimed responsibility for the attack, its Amaq news agency said. An affiliate of the group has claimed previous attacks on Shia targets. Kabul had been on alert for attacks over the Nawruz holiday but the bomber was still able to detonate his explosives as people were leaving the Kart-e Sakhi shrine, in the...