In Stormy Netherlands, Cyclist Blown Away By Gust Of Wind. Watch

The storm in Netherlands and parts of northern Europe is literally sweeping people off their feet.In a startling clip posted on Twitter, a cyclist loses his balance and is blown across a pedestrian crossing, before eventually crashing into a railing. People are seen holding onto traffic poles that are swaying scarily due to the extreme winds. The video was taken in the typically-windy city of The Hague which lies close to the North Sea. Two subsequent videos show people struggling to stay on the ground...

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‘I Just Don’t Like Muslim People’: Trump Appointee Resigns After Racist, Sexist And Anti-Gay Remarks

An appointee of President Donald Trump has resigned from the federal agency that runs AmeriCorps and other service programs after remarks he made disparaging blacks, Muslims, gays, women, veterans with PTSD and undocumented immigrants surfaced in the news media.Carl Higbie lasted less than six months as the chief of external affairs in the Corporation for National and Community Service.Higbie's Thursday afternoon resignation, which was prompted after CNN unearthed the comments he reportedly made,...

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A Norwegian plane went from New York to London in 5 hours and 13 minutes – the fastest subsonic commercial transatlantic flight ever

Norwegian - the low-cost airline that has made headlines for launching the world's longest low-cost flight - is making waves again.A Norwegian Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner departing from New York JFK reached London Gatwick in five hours and 13 minutes on Monday - the fastest subsonic transatlantic flight recorded on a commercial aircraft, beating the previous record of five hours, 16 minutes.There were 284 passengers on board, who, after leaving New York at 11.44 a.m. EST, were probably pretty happy...

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48 injured in German school bus crash: police

At least 48 people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a school bus in Germany crashed into a wall Tuesday, police said.The accident, whose cause was not immediately clear, occurred at about 7:00 am (0600 GMT) en route to a school in the southwestern town of Eberbach."The fully occupied school bus drove for reasons that were not immediately clear at full speed into several other vehicles and then into the wall of an electronics shop," police said in a statement.Forty-three of those hurt were...

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US president renews Iran nuclear deal

The US President Donald Trump renewed his country's participation in the Iran nuclear deal on Friday by granting Tehran relief from US sanctions – but his aides said it would be the last time he would do so.A senior administration official said Trump wants the 2015 Iran deal strengthened or he will unilaterally withdraw from the international pact.He has called this "the last chance" for the agreement.

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People Used To Walk To Canada Across Frozen-Over Niagara

As temperatures drop in the northeast corner of the United States, icy water that goes over the roaring Niagara Falls crashes into the rocks below and turns solid. Blocks of ice floes freeze together, forming a solid mass wide enough to connect the United States and Canada.It's called the ice bridge. Children in the late 1880s rode their sleds there, tourists strolled between the two countries, and entrepreneurs sold food and hot drinks from makeshift concession stands. A "sharp rogue," as the Niagara...

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Twins born minutes apart – in different years

A pair of Californian twins have made the news by being born in different years despite being delivered mere minutes apart.Anyone who’s a younger twin can understand the frustration of being born only a few minutes after their sibling, with the elder of two lording over the fact for their whole lives.Nonetheless, not many will be able to empathise with being born in an entirely new year.When Maria Esperanza Flores Rios went into labour on New Year’s Eve at 7pm, she probably wasn’t expecting...

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China’s advanced hypersonic missile threat to India, US, Japan: Report

China's new "hypersonic" ballistic missiles will not only challenge the defences of the US but also be able to more accurately hit military targets in Japan and India, a media report said on Tuesday.The report in the South China Morning Post comes after Tokyo-based The Diplomat magazine reported that China's rocket forces conducted two tests late last year of a new "hypersonic glide vehicle" or HGV, known as the DF-17.Citing US intelligence sources, The Diplomat last month reported that the People's...

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Doctor dies after working 18 hours straight

A doctor collapsed in front of her patient and tragically died after suffering a stroke at the end of an 18-hour shift.Respiratory illness specialist Zhao Bianxiang, 43, was found without a pulse after collapsing on 29th December.She was declared dead after 20 hours of rescue efforts.She died from a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which is caused by the rupturing of an aneurysm in the brain, the facility said.Zhao was deputy head of respiratory medicine at the Yuci District People's Hospital in Jinzhong...

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China Develops Underwater Surveillance Networks In Indian Ocean, South China Sea

China has developed a new underwater surveillance network to help its submarines get a stronger lock on targets while protecting the nation's interests along the maritime Silk Road, which included the Indian Ocean, a media report said today.The system, which has already been launched, works by gathering information about the underwater environment, particularly water temperature and salinity, which the navy can then use to more accurately track target vessels as well as improve navigation and positioning,...

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