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US bombers fly close to North Korea to show "president has many military options to defeat any threat" - Pentagon
34603
3.4 Magnitude Earthquake Probably Caused by Explosion Hits North Korea
3430
6.2 magnitude quake felt in Mexico City, seismic alarm sounds
1261
Catalonia Refuses to Give Police Over to Spain
917
S. Korea's ruling party asks N. Korea, U.S. to halt war of words
1074
USGS says cannot confirm if N.Korea quake natural or manmade
303
North Korea minister calls Trump “a mentally deranged person full of megalomania” who is holding “the nuclear button.”
317
Ontario, Quebec and California sign carbon market deal, becoming second largest carbon market in the world
429
UN peacekeepers in Congo hold record for rape, sex abuse
237
North Korea says rockets to U.S. 'inevitable' after Trump dubs Kim 'rocket man'
859
Belgian ex-MP convicted for Holocaust denial ordered to visit Nazi camps, write about his experience
334
Record-breaking Uber petition to reverse ban in London hits 500,000 signatures as backlash grows
362
Vanuatu prepares to evacuate 5000 as Ambae volcano erupts
43418
Russia: Trump and Kim are like 'children in a kindergarten'
76
'Inevitable' that North Korean missiles will hit US mainland after Donald Trump's insults, says Pyongyang foreign minister at UN
163
Ontario to cover HIV prevention pill under public health plan
212
Hundreds of Canadians bought fake degrees from Axact, CBC investigation reveals
216
Russian Human rights official says 18 cases opened over missing gays in Chechnya.
72
UK - Six believed hurt after substance 'sprayed' in London shopping centre
125
Thousands of villagers on the Indonesian island of Bali flee to temporary shelters, fearing a volcano on the island will erupt for the first time in more than half a century. Its last eruption in 1963 killed 1,100 people.
431
'We're gonna do it because we really have no choice': Trump fires back at North Korea's 'dotard' statement
48
In first, Saudi Arabian women allowed into sports stadium
91
Dubai announces winning contract for world's largest concentrated solar power plant project (700 MW)
197
Tillerson praises Soviet officer who averted nuclear war: “Just this week, the world learned of the passing of a little known, but important figure in the history of the Cold War. His name was Stanislav Petrov and he is sometimes referred to as the man who saved the world".
85
Miss Turkey stripped of crown over coup tweet; The winner of Miss Turkey 2017 has been stripped of her crown after one of her past tweets came to light
67
Syrian-American Journalist and Her Mother Murdered in Turkey
334
Senior Saudi cleric banned from preaching after insulting women
48
Lego to lay off 1,400 people, 8% of its global workforce, after first sales slump in decade
34
A French paratrooper has died in combat while fighting extremists in the Mideast as part of the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State group, in what appears to be the first official French casualty in the operation.
34
Drivers wearing face veil in Germany will now be fined as controversial ban comes into force
28
Six hurt after being sprayed with 'noxious substance' at Westfield in Stratford
20
Iran releases video of new ballistic missile being test-fired
1083
Puerto Rico evacuates 70,000 after dam fails in Hurricane Maria's wake
22
Thousands of huge, aggressive dogs are roaming Tibet after their rich Chinese owners abandoned them
47852
Erdogan says young Turks who study in West return as 'spies' - but his own children studied in US
76
Justin Trudeau backs UN peacekeeping mission in Ukraine, but stops short of offering to join in
152
Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight
72
New Zealand Election 2017: Against all odds, the Nats fought back
1506
A monument for the Russian creator of the AK-47 assault rifle unveiled in Moscow to be changed because a weapon depicted on the statue is actually a German-designed firearm.
10679
There cannot be two kinds of medicine: EU scientists shred homeopathy, alt med - “There is only medicine that has been adequately tested and medicine that has not...”
77 finnerpeace Absolutely horrific. So for those who don't know, pretty much EVERY window in Malaysia has bars/grills on it to deter break-in. Especially in residences and shoplots. So I'm wondering, how do you normally exit through a window in case of fire, Malaysian folk? I don't recall seeing anything to remove the grills from the inside in all the places I lived. Was something done explicitly wrong with these windows, or could this happen anytime? I do remember that there are two kinds of grills: one is fixed in place and unremovable without screwdrivers and good luck, and the other (newer?) has segments that slide and lock. Is this what went wrong? Are sleeping areas supposed to have the sliding/locking type, but this had instead the so-common fixed grills? Also I'm wondering what the heck burned like that. The buildings are usually cement with tile floors. Not wooden structures like a lot of other tragic fires. It appears to have been a super-hot fire, though, to warp the beds like that. What was the fuel?
176 upandrunning People pissing about government regulation should read this story. Generally, regulation is there to *protect* people from the stupidity, carelessness, and selfishness of others.
54 obidie >The disaster has renewed calls for greater scrutiny of so-called “tahfiz” schools, where students learn to memorize the Quran. They are unregulated by the education ministry, being the responsibility of the religious department. Their curricula should be the only responsibility of the religious department. Their structures should be the responsibility of whatever government department is responsible for defining and enforcing *building codes*.
48 LazyBriefcase Poor kids. This hit me hard. Always have a fire escape plan.
4 wacokjacko Such a heartbreaking situation, what can one say about such devastating loss.
2 SkiddChung Normally when installing window grills, we have an option to add in an escape door. Which can be locked and the key is normally kept within reach in the room itself. Looks like in this case there isn't a door.
6 willeatformoney Heads need to roll, the entire team responsible for the fire safety of this school needs to go to jail. What does this show about the building safety and fire code departments?