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Bernie Sanders: 'Today will be a tough day' "Our response has got to be not to throw up our hands in despair, not to give up," the senator said in a video Friday.
Yahoo! News | Jan 20, 2017 4:18 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The spy who believes Hitler may have faked his own death Adolf Hitler escaped alive from his Berlin bunker and was secretly flown to a secure military compound in Argentina, where his legion of Nazi supporters hoped to create the Fourth Reich. It may sound like historical fiction, but...
New Zealand Herald | Jan 15, 2017 9:05 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Venezuela in crisis as inflation spirals out of control It looks like enough cash to bankroll a high-flying lifestyle, but this stack of currency is worth a measly $21 in its country of origin. Venezuela has the highest inflation rate in the world and locals are known for weighing piles...
New Zealand Herald | Jan 13, 2017 9:13 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Map links consumer goods to wildlife damage The hidden danger to wildlife posed by imported consumer goods - an espresso coffee in Beijing, a tofu salad in Chicago - can now be pinpointed and measured, researchers say. Crunching huge amounts of data, they unveiled a global...
New Zealand Herald | Jan 6, 2017 9:01 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
At least 60 inmates killed in prison riot in northern Brazil At least 60 inmates died during a prison riot in the northern state of Amazonas, including several who were beheaded or dismembered, Brazilian state authorities said Monday. State public security secretary Sergio Fontes said that...
New Zealand Herald | Jan 2, 2017 6:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Brazilian police: Greek ambassador killed by wife's lover Police in Brazil believe that Greece's ambassador to the country was killed by his wife's lover under her orders in a house in the Rio area and have detained three suspects, authorities said Friday. Ambassador Kyriakos Amiridis went...
New Zealand Herald | Dec 31, 2016 05:24 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Lack of fuel caused plane crash that killed 71 people Colombian aviation authorities have confirmed that an airliner that crashed with a Brazilian soccer team aboard had run out of fuel before it could land. Seventy-one people died in the November 28 crash. The Civil Aeronautics...
New Zealand Herald | Dec 26, 2016 7:20 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Weird Science: Meet the real Death Star The Star Wars series featured a man-made planet called the Death Star which destroys other worlds with a giant laser. But scientists have just discovered something more terrifying: a planetary system with a host star similar to...
New Zealand Herald | Dec 23, 2016 5:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Great South American travel destinations Machu Picchu, Peru It's one of the world's ultimate bucket list destinations, but if you don't have the time or energy to hike the Inca trail, there's a more leisurely way to get to the ancient citadel high in the Andes Mountains...
New Zealand Herald | Dec 19, 2016 8:00 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Tourist shot dead after straying into Rio favela A tourist who was looking for the beach when he strayed into a notorious slum in Rio de Janeiro has been shot dead there by drug traffickers. Italian tourist Roberto Bardella, 52, and his cousin were riding on motorcycles in the...
New Zealand Herald | Dec 9, 2016 9:40 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend