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

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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

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Seven adorable puppies were found stranded on an uninhabited island in Canada

Seven adorable puppies were found stranded on an uninhabited island in CanadaLet's start with something positive: Seven
extremely cute puppies have been rescued from the wilds of Canada, and are right now on the road (literally) to a better life. The circumstances of how the puppies came to be stranded on an uninhabited island in the Canadian province of Manitoba remains a mystery, however. Most of the obvious possibilities here lead to some troubling conclusions. SEE ALSO: Internet, why won't you let me live stream this dog surfing competition?! The saga of the puppy rescue began on Monday when a volunteer for Winnipeg's Norway House Animal Rescue called in to report their existence. The roughly four-month-old pups had been discovered by a local boater, Junior Cook, near Cross Lake, Manitoba, about 300 miles north of Winnipeg. "He actually heard them the night before. He and his friend were out and it was getting dark already, and they heard some noises on the island," NHAR director Debra Vanderkhove told the CBC. The two couldn't see anything other than shadows, but they returned the next day to investigate. Instead of wolves (their initial suspicion), they found seven puppies. The men left food for the lot of them and called the Winnipeg shelter. In the days since the puppies were first discovered, Vanderkhove made the trip up to Manitoba, picked up the lot of them — "They will be the
Gilligan's Island crew — four boys, three girls," she said — and, as of Saturday, is driving them back to the shelter. All throughout, NHAR kept the public updated with Facebook posts featuring photos and videos of the rescued pups. There are so many more on the shelter's official Facebook page. It's wonderful to know that these tykes are safe and sound, and headed off to be cared for before they're placed in homes. But in a Facebook message exchange with Mashable, Vanderkhove wants everyone to remember that the pups shouldn't have been on that island in the first place. "Today the focus is on the puppies and getting them to the shelter. We're still driving. And tomorrow is another day for the fight on investigating this cruelty." WATCH: We tested Google Lens at a Corgi meetup and it failed


Israeli Druze hold mass rally to protest Jewish nation law

Israeli Druze hold mass rally to protest Jewish nation lawTens of thousands of Israeli Druze and their supporters rallied in central Tel Aviv Saturday to protest a new law they say makes them second-class citizens. The law, which passed last month and is part of Israel’s so-called basic laws, a de facto constitution, proclaims the country the nation state of the Jewish people. It makes no mention of equality or democracy, implying the country’s Jewish character takes precedence, and speaks of Israel as the historic homeland of the Jews, who have a “unique” right to self-determination within its borders.