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Sniffer dog warning sends Australian jet passengers on a rush to flush

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Australian budget airline Jetstar apologized on Wednesday after a crew member told passengers on a flight from the Gold Coast tourist strip, including some returning from a popular music festival, to flush away "anything you shouldn't have". The warning from the flight attendant that sniffer dogs...(more) 



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Colombia president says 'demented' FARC attacks could end peace talks

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By Peter Murphy BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos warned on Tuesday that continuing attacks perpetrated by leftist FARC guerrillas, many of which target infrastructure, could bring an end to peace negotiations with the government. The threat was made weeks after Santos' successful re-election...(more) 



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Palestinian health official says 13 killed in tank shell attack on UN school in Gaza

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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian health official says 13 killed in tank shell attack on UN school in Gaza . 




City teachers union fighting for job protections after tenure lawsuit filed

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A day after a bombshell lawsuit seeking to overhaul teacher tenure was filed, the city teachers union came out swinging for its job protections, arguing many teachers leave the system if they’re accused of misconduct or incompetence.  



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Deadly Israeli shelling hits UN school as Hamas mulls truce

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An Israeli shelling on a UN school in Gaza killed 20 people early Wednesday, medics said, as Palestinian factions were to head to Cairo to discuss a temporary humanitarian ceasefire. As the conflict between Israel and Hamas entered its 23rd day, international efforts to bring an...(more) 



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Court to start genocide trial of top Khmer Rouge leaders

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Cambodia's UN-backed Khmer Rouge court on Wednesday began a second trial of two former regime leaders on charges including genocide of Vietnamese people and ethnic Muslims, forced marriages and rape. The complex case of the regime's two most senior surviving leaders has been split into a...(more) 



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Gorgeous short seems like 3D animation but it's made with styrofoam

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Mikey Please and his team spent one year making this astonishing six minute long stop motion film using just styrofoam. It's so perfect I thought it was 3D. I can't even imagine the amount of work they needed to make a piece of foam wave...(more) 



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Oil refinery threatened by sea-level rise, asks government to fix problem

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I pointed out last week that the major oil companies are actually much more willing than Republican politicians to admit the reality of climate change. I offered a few explanations as to why, but left out an important one: If you’re in business, you simply...(more) 



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Humphrey to savor Hall of Fame day with 'wingman'

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ATLANTA (AP) - Claude Humphrey wishes he could have made the Pro Football Hall of Fame "a long time ago where I could have actually enjoyed it more." 




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