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North Korea fires two projectiles shortly after Trump dismissed earlier launches

Projectiles fired at dawn on Saturday from area around north-eastern city of Hamhung, South Korea’s military says WT24 Desk North Korea fired two unidentified projectiles into the sea off its eastern coast on Saturday, South Korea’s military said, Reuters reports. The latest launch comes shortly after the US president, Donald Trump, said he had received a “very beautiful letter” from North ...

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Trash for tickets on Indonesia’s ‘plastic bus’

The Surabaya scheme has been a hit in the city of 2.9 million, with nearly 16,000 passengers trading trash for free travel each week, according to authorities. WT24 Desk Dozens of people clutching bags full of plastic bottles and disposable cups queue at a busy bus terminal in the Indonesian city of Surabaya — where passengers can swap trash for ...

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Escaped wolf-dog hybrid safely recaptured in Florida

WT24 Desk A wolf-dog hybrid that escaped from a Florida sanctuary was safely captured and returned after being spotted by members of the public, UPI reports. The Shy Wolf Sanctuary in Naples said Eva, a wolf-dog hybrid, escaped about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday and was shot with a tranquilizer dart just over an hour later, but managed to flee the area before ...

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New York Times changes front-page Trump headline after backlash

Original headline read ‘Trump urges unity vs racism’ – prompting accusations that newspaper was feeding president’s narrative WT24 Desk The New York Times was forced to change its front-page headline for Tuesday’s newspaper amid an intense backlash over its portrayal of Donald Trump’s statement on the twin mass shootings that left 31 people dead. The original headline read “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS ...

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Lightning strike causes Florida family’s toilet to explode

WT24 Desk A lightning strike on a Florida home’s septic tank had an unexpected result — a toilet exploded inside the home. Marylou Ward, co-owner of the Port Charlotte home, said there was a loud boom Sunday when lightning struck the home’s septic tank and caused a toilet inside the house to shatter. “We come in here and the toilet ...

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Swedish town launches controversial £21 begging permit

Charities say scheme will make beggars even more vulnerable and open to exploitation WT24 Desk A Swedish town has become the first in the country to introduce an official begging permit, requiring anyone who asks for money in the street to pay SEK 250 (£21) upfront for a licence, The Guardian reports. Valid for three months, the permit can be ...

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From refugee to president

The little girl who fled from war-torn Latvia spent more than 50yrs in exile but soon after returning she became president WT24 Desk The little girl who fled from war-torn Latvia spent more than 50 years in exile – but soon after returning she became president, according to report. Not only that, Vaira Vike-Freiberga became the first female head of ...

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Customer spots snake trapped behind gas pump screen in Kansas

WT24 Desk  A customer at a Kansas gas pump captured video of a bizarre sight — a snake slithering behind the gas pump’s touch screen. Holly Malkames said she initially thought what she was seeing on the screen at the Minit Mart in Gardner was a video of some sort, until she realized it was a snake inside the mechanism. ...

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Indian boy, seven, found with 526 teeth inside his mouth

Teeth sized between 0.1mm to 3mm discovered in lower jaw of boy during surgery in Chennai WT24 Desk A seven-year-old boy who had suffered occasional toothache was found to have 526 teeth inside his jaw, according to surgeons in India, Agencies report. The hundreds of teeth were found inside a sac that was nestled in the molar region of his lower ...

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