Scientists downgrade alert level for Hawaii volcano

HONOLULU (AP) — Slowing activity at Hawaii's Kilauea volcano has prompted scientists on Friday to downgrade their alert level for ...
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Avon fisherman reels in 2nd hammerhead shark in 2 days

A hammerhead shark was reeled in by a fisherman in Avon Thursday afternoon.
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U.S. secures $300 million from coalition partners to help stabilize Syria

At the same time an official said the U.S. would not contribute to Syria's full reconstruction until there was a ...
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Caught between debts and the street, a soccer team gives hope to Jerusalem’s homeless

Some of them used to own businesses until their worlds collapsed. After practice they go sleep in a hostel, or ...
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Foreign workers in Israel have their money stolen – and cops are the suspects

‘The police in Nepal may steal money from people, but here in Israel?’ a complainant asks. The two officers deny ...
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Taiwan's president lauds Belize amid dwindling support

Before a joint session of Congress and Prime Minister Dean Barrow, Tsai said, "At a time of great political pressure ...
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One dead after engine explodes on Southwest flight

One dead after engine explodes on Southwest flightBy Mark Makela PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) – An engine on a Dallas-bound Southwest Airlines flight with 149 people aboard apparently exploded on Tuesday, forcing an emergency landing in Philadelphia as one passenger was killed and another one was nearly sucked out a window of the plane, the airline and federal officials said. The fatality on the flight from New York was the first in a U.S. commercial aviation accident since 2009, according to National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) statistics. “We have a part of the aircraft missing, so we’re going to need to slow down a bit,” the plane’s captain, Tammy Jo Shults told air traffic controllers in audio released on NBC News.


Man gets his second face transplant, makes medical history

Man gets his second face transplant, makes medical historyA 43-year-old man in France is recovering after becoming the first person in history to receive a second face transplant. Jerome Hamon got his first face transplant in 2010 but the tissue began to die and he had to have it removed in November. In January, he received a new face from another donor.


China to hold military drills in Taiwan Strait

China to hold military drills in Taiwan StraitChina is scheduled to hold live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait Wednesday, flexing its military muscle after warning Taipei about seeking independence or closer ties with Washington. It is the first such exercise in the waterway since 2016, and it coincides with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen’s visit to Swaziland, one of the self-ruled island’s few remaining international allies. China’s Taiwan Affairs Office director Liu Jieyi said Monday the drill was “an action to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of our motherland”.