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US Jewish group removes offensive ‘Polish Holocaust’ video

By ethan / February 22, 2018

A US-based Jewish group has removed its “Polish Holocaust” YouTube video, which criticized a new Polish law criminalizing suggestions that Poland was complicit in Nazi war crimes, following a backlash from Poles. The prominent Boston-based Jewish-American Ruderman Family Foundation uploaded the video on Wednesday, using the controversial term “Polish Holocaust” to protest what they called […]

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Children in Siberia pour cold water on DiCaprio’s climate change concerns (VIDEO)

By ethan / February 21, 2018

A group of children in Russia’s northeastern Yakutia Republic have, literally, poured cold water over Leonardo DiCaprio’s concerns that temperatures there have reached record lows. The children, dressed in karate gear, delivered an ‘ice cool’ video message to the Hollywood actor and environmental activist as they stood topless on the snow-covered ground and threw buckets […]

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‘See if it fits’: Brief panic as SUV enters pedestrian passage in St. Petersburg (VIDEO)

By ethan / February 21, 2018

Video footage has shown frightened pedestrians flee after an SUV casually entering an underground passage in St. Petersburg. However, the incident wasn’t terror-related: the driver claims he was only carrying out a bet. A CCTV video circulating online shows commuters going about their day in the underground pedestrian passage near St. Petersburg’s Moskovskaya metro station […]

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Conservation chief turns rodent killer: NZ minister joins Million Dollar Mouse hunt

By ethan / February 21, 2018

New Zealand’s conservation minister will join a crew on a month-long crusade to ensure the eradication of rodents on remote islands in the subantarctic. In what might seem like a counterintuitive move, environmental chief Eugenie Sage will form part of the Million Dollar Mouse team travelling to the Antipodes Islands 470 miles (760km) southeast of […]

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Too many ‘happy white people’? Hungarian city outraged at exclusion from EU culture contest

By ethan / February 21, 2018

A Hungarian city’s bid to become the European Union’s next “Capital of Culture” was allegedly rejected by EU officials because its video entry showed too many smiling, dancing, white Christians, the city’s mayor says. Székesfehérvár, Hungary’s ninth-largest city, submitted a short video as part of its entry for the 2023 European Capitals of Culture contest, […]

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US stance on East Ghouta shows ‘egregious double standards’ – senior Russian diplomat

By ethan / February 21, 2018

The US position on the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta, a militant-controlled suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus, is a clear example of “double standards,” the Russian deputy foreign minister has said. Sergey Ryabkov said that Russia is working within the UN Security Council to prepare a resolution on humanitarian issues in Syria’s Eastern Ghouta. […]

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