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23 Of The Most Powerful Photos Of This Week

Kristi Gilroy (right) hugs a young woman at a police checkpoint near the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb. 15, the day after 17 people were killed by a shooter at the Parkland, Florida, school. Police arrested the suspect … Continue reading

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An Iranian Plane Has Crashed And All 65 People On Board Died

An Aseman Airlines plane takes off with an Iran Air aircraft in the foreground at Tehran airport. Morteza Nikoubazl / Reuters A passenger plane crashed in the mountains in central Iran on Sunday, and all 65 passengers and crew members … Continue reading

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A Catering Company Accused Of Funding Russian Meddling In The US Election Was A Supplier To The UK Embassy In Moscow

Stefan Rousseau / AFP / Getty Images The British Embassy in Moscow used the services of a Russian catering company that was charged with conspiracy in connection with allegations of interfering in the 2016 US election as part of an … Continue reading

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Their Parents Fought With ISIS. Now France Is Trying To Figure Out What To Do With Them.

Bertrand Guay / AFP / Getty Images PARIS — The French government is struggling with what to do about potentially hundreds of children whose parents were members ISIS who died on the battlefield or are facing criminal charges related to … Continue reading

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Two Very Different Koreas Shown In Beautiful Double Exposures

Left: buildings in Panmunjom, where the Joint Security Area is located within the Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) between North and South Korea, and where the armistice agreement was signed in 1953. The white building in the back is in North Korea. … Continue reading

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Indictment Makes Clear Russia Meddled, But Leaves Unresolved If Trump Helped

President Donald Trump Win Mcnamee / Getty Images The indictment of 13 Russians by special counsel Robert Mueller should erase doubts that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential election, but it does not resolve the bigger question of whether they … Continue reading

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He Managed To Escape A Brutal Crackdown Against Gay Men. Others Won't Be So Lucky.

A Chechen refugee, who goes by the alias Alihan, conceals his identity for a photo in Toronto, Ontario on Jan. 23, 2018. Michelle Siu for BuzzFeed News TORONTO — When Alihan finally made his way home, he could barely move. … Continue reading

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They Survived Mexico's Earthquake, Only To Die When A Helicopter Crashed Into Them

Patricia Castellanos / AFP / Getty Images A helicopter trying to assess damage from Friday's earthquake in Oaxaca state crashed while landing, killing at least 13 people, including three children, Mexican officials reported.An additional 15 people were injured as a … Continue reading

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Mexico's Olympic Cross-Country Skier Finished Dead Last In True Humbling, Olympic Spirit

An upstanding example of what the Olympics are about. Cross-country skier German Madrazo of Mexico may have finished last during his Olympic freestyle event Thursday, but he and his fellow competitors are making headlines for showing the utmost sportsmanship. Christof … Continue reading

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The Russians Indicted Friday Can't Ever Travel To A Country Friendly With The US

Special counsel Robert Mueller Alex Wong / Getty Images The 13 Russians accused by special counsel Robert Mueller’s office of interfering with the 2016 US election might never see the inside of a US prison — but that probably wasn’t … Continue reading

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These Are The Russians Charged With Meddling In The 2016 Election

All 13 Russians — along with the infamous troll farm they worked for and the companies that funded it — have been charged with defrauding the United States. In a Friday afternoon bombshell, a DC grand jury convened by Special … Continue reading

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Neo-Nazis Are Planning A Concert For Hitler's Birthday In Poland

A Polish far-right activist holds a Confederate flag and a Celtic Cross flag in 2015. Wojtek Radwanski / AFP / Getty Images A multi-national neo-Nazi music festival called a “Night of Identity” is being planned in Poland to coincide with … Continue reading

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Federal Grand Jury In Special Counsel Probe Indicts Russian Agency And Individuals For 2016 Election Meddling

Aaron P. Bernstein / Reuters The special counsel's office announced a federal indictment against the Russian-based Internet Research Agency (IRA), two other Russian entities, and 13 Russian individuals Friday in relation with the their actions of “interfering with the US … Continue reading

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In Just One Day, Politics In These African Countries Completely Changed. Here’s What Comes Next.

Morgan Tsvangirai Jekesai Njikizana / AFP / Getty Images NAIROBI — In the span of 24 hours, three African countries saw their political landscapes completely upended: Ethiopia was shocked by the resignation of its prime minister, Zimbabwe lost its most … Continue reading

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This Cat In Turkey Has Absolutely No Time For Your Bullshit

The cat has been giving zero fucks about whether commuters are late for a meeting since at least 2015. Hello. Istanbul is well known for its many stray cats. Ozan Kose / AFP / Getty Images Although she has been … Continue reading

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No, “Sonic Weapons” Did Not Give US Diplomats In Cuba Concussions

The US Embassy in Havana. Yamil Lage / AFP / Getty Images US diplomats in Cuba who, in 2016, reported hearing loss, fogginess, and vertigo after hearing chirping sounds, suffered from concussion symptoms with no known cause, a new medical … Continue reading

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Instagram Decided To Delete Content The Kremlin Didn't Like. YouTube Is Still Deciding.

Google and Facebook, owners of YouTube and Instagram respectively, have found themselves in the middle of a fight over transparency in Russia thanks to opposition leader Alexei Nalvany. Two US tech giants are facing questions about whether they’re willing to … Continue reading

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While The World Celebrated Valentine's Day, These Women Held A "Missing Lovers Day"

Years after Sri Lanka’s decades-long civil war ended, there are still thousands of families waiting to learn the fate of people who went missing. As people around the world celebrated Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, a group of women in Sri … Continue reading

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Hey America, Here’s What You Need To Know About The Scandal Dominating Aussie Politics Right Now

OK, so remember the Aussie politician who threatened to kill Amber Heard and Johnny Depp's dogs Pistol and Boo because the celebrity couple didn't declare the Yorkshire Terriers at customs? Amber Heard/Instagram / Via Instagram: @amberheard That was our deputy … Continue reading

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The Australian Prime Minister Has Announced A Ban On Ministers Shagging Their Staff

Lukas Coch / AAPIMAGE Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has announced an overhaul of the ministerial standards, including a ban on ministers having sex with their staff, regardless of whether they are married or not.”I don't care if they are married … Continue reading

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