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23989
China builds ‘world’s biggest air purifier’ - a 328 feet-high tower that has helped reduce smog levels over an area of 3.86 square miles
10205
Spain is expected to replace the United States as the second most popular country in terms of tourist numbers, according to the World Tourism Organization
42079
Hijab attack on girl was a hoax - Canada
2553
British Airways flight grounded as crew refuse to fly 'bed-bug ridden' craft
735
57% of British people want a second Brexit referendum if May fails to secure a deal with the EU.
619
Iceland has become the first major retailer to commit to eliminate plastic packaging for all own brand products within five years to help end the "scourge" of plastic pollution. The retailer said it would be replacing plastic with packaging including paper and pulp trays and paper bags.
2165
A U.S. Army dog that attacked a machine-gun nest during World War II has been posthumously awarded Britain's highest honor for animal bravery.
340
Australia family find missing son alive in car wreckage after hiring search helicopter
1153
Russian Billionaire Files Fraud Lawsuit Against Manafort, Cites Mueller Docs
194
Rats were not to blame for spread of plague during Black Death...rodents and their fleas were thought to have spread series of outbreaks in 14th-19th Century Europe...team from universities of Oslo and Ferrara now says...can be "largely ascribed to human fleas and body lice".
708
North Korean orchestra to perform in South during Olympics amid easing tensions
24990
Indonesia Stock Exchange floor collapses, many casualties reported
1154
Denmark: Over 1,000 youths charged for sharing underage sex video.
91
Philippines Shuts Down News Site Critical of Rodrigo Duterte
117
Shale gas is one of the least sustainable ways to produce electricity, research finds
764
Sri Lanka destroys $108 million worth of cocaine in public, seized by authorities in the port of Colombo which is increasingly becoming a transit hub favored by drug smugglers in Asia.
66
U.S. advises travellers to North Korea to write will and make funeral arrangements.
280
Dozens dead in double suicide bombing in Baghdad
176
Antwerp explosion: Residential building collapses after ‘huge blast’, local media reports
187
Romania loses second PM in seven months
95
Australia calls for scientists to save 'the planet's greatest living wonder' - "This is an open invitation to our greatest scientific minds, industry and business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs to develop innovative solutions to protect corals and encourage the recovery of damaged reefs."
46
Margaret Atwood triggers online row with criticism of #Metoo movement
3280
Islamic anti-vaxxers undermine efforts to prevent diphtheria outbreak in Indonesia
42
Germany Has Regained Its Crown As The World’s Most Powerful Passport
119
Circumcision Rates Are Slipping — Even In Israel
325
Norway introduced a total ban on fur farming Sunday, a statement by the Norwegian animal rights organization NOAH said. Norway has nearly 300 fur farms, which produce fur from 700,000 minks and 110,000 foxes every year.
34
Venezuela says five 'terrorists' arrested, others killed after shootout
32
China wants companies to consider Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau as markets and not countries
36
UK Benefit fraud 'witch-hunt': 280,000 public tip-offs led to no action taken due to lack of evidence - New figures obtained by The Independent have led to critics suggesting members of the public should not have a role in identifying and investigating fraud within the welfare state
1747
Tesla’s massive battery in Australia was paid up to $1000/MWh to charge itself.
22
Japan: hunt for deadly fugu fish sold in error by supermarket
879
Geologists have discovered 280-million-year-old tree fossils in what is believed to be evidence of the oldest polar forest found in Antarctica: Trees are believed to have lived through extremes of complete darkness and continuous sunlight.
79
H&M closes all its stores in South Africa after protests
16
Trump fueling assault on democracy, report says: Released Tuesday by the watchdog group Freedom House, the new report concluded that the Trump administration has facilitated the erosion of American democratic standards and contributed to the decline of global freedom.
33
Over 1,800 Islamic Scholars in Pakistan declare suicide attacks ‘haram’
24
Prodded by China, Qantas amends website references to Taiwan, other regions
104
German Central Bank calls for global cryptocurrency regulation whilst adding Chinese Yuan to its currency reserves
16
Seoul announces free public transport to battle rising smog
25
Palestinian officials vote to suspend recognition of Israel, security cooperation
278
Brexit could cost Scottish economy £16bn a year
2959 AllTheSmallWings Some one in Hawaii just confessed their love and now they have to live with it.
5649 Trussed_Up I would be really curious to know how many times you have to mess up in order to "accidentally" hit the nuke message button.
2820 Kai2709 My family is in Hawaii, I freaked the fuck out. It took way too long for them to clarify that it was a mistake. They didn't get the retraction for 25 min after the initial error.
930 franciseight Turned out to be a frisbee that started world war three.
173 NeedsMoreCarryHandle Did anyone have spontaneous *'we are about to die'* sex?
9695 Captain4Loko I’m in Hawaii. I woke up to an alarm on my phone saying there was an incoming ballistic missile and that it wasn’t a drill. My sister was crying and my grandma called and told me to pray. My family had no idea what to do so we closed our windows and sat in a car in our garage because it has the only concrete walls in our house. No warning sirens went off in my area. The news stations weren’t saying anything, mostly playing old sports broadcasts or music. We were waiting for updates or any information about it but didn’t hear anything. We waited about half an hour expecting the island to get hit at any moment until I read a tweet that said it was a false alarm. We don’t have many known fallout shelters and hardly anybody has basements in Hawaii. Apart from the basic instructions you can find on the internet, what should we do next time?
1656 bttc44 Sure mistakes happen, but wow.
632 SirXeus “Lol jk”
3550 Omega-Flying-Penguin My gf who is Hawaiian, had her dad call her and say that the alarm went off. He was golfing by Pearl Harbor and the sirens went off. He was going to ignore it but then he heard sirens. He thought, 'fuck, I can't ignore this.'
3414 phoenix0083 Was stuck in stand-still traffic on Kauai for 30 minutes on the way to work this morning due to an unrelated traffic accident shutting down the only road. Got the alarm, immediately u-turned into the empty lane heading the other way, and was home with my wife a minute later. That was honestly the most afraid I've ever felt in my life... Just knew that I didn't want shit to go down without being with my wife. As soon as we got the all clear, I broke down in tears from the tension releasing. Recovering in bed for an hour or so before heading into work.
2191 CheesedMyself A friend of my girlfriend posted this on her Facebook feed about the Four Seasons not allowing taxi drivers into their hotel for shelter. "Got this text from my dad (taxi driver) just now. "The Four Seasons took everyone in the ballrooms but left all the taxi drivers outside. We were not invited to the ballroom to be saved. We had to burn like crispy critters." I'm pissed. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea SHAME ON YOU. Lives are LIVES. Regardless of them spending hundreds of dollars a night at your hotel or NOT. These taxi drivers bring people TO YOUR HOTEL. Now I understand this was a false alarm but WTF?! At the time they thought it was real. I will NEVER EVER recommend anyone to stay there ever again. And for those of you who haven't heard what just happened in Hawaii, basically someone mistakenly sent out a Missile launch warning for Hawaii. But later said, just kidding. False alarm. Someone is definitely getting fired."
1168 Febtober2k *Please remain in your homes, if you are not at home, find shelter immediately. Close all blinds and shades, block out all windows.* *Do not look outside.* *Do not look at the sky.* *Do not make noise.* *Your cooperation is vital to your survival. Appointed government personnel will update you shortly.*