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Passengers describe terror as Indonesia AirAsia flight plunges more than 20,000 feet

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:16:37 -0400

Indonesia AirAsia flight from Australia to Bali lost cabin air pressure and rapidly descended, panicking crew as well as passengers.


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Somalia bomb survivor: 'I have never seen anything like this in my life'

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:35:02 -0400

Two Americans were identified among the dead, including Mohamoud Elmi, who returned from Ohio to help rebuild his country after a long civil war.


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Iraqi Kurds say federal forces attack near disputed Kirkuk

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 05:59:10 -0400

The Kurdistan Region Security Council said Kurdish forces destroyed at least five U.S.-supplied Humvees


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Kurds lose Kirkuk as Iraqi forces take back oil fields, air base

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 21:03:45 -0400

Iraqi soldiers rolled into Kirkuk to take back control of the area's oil fields, air base, power plant and refinery. Video provided by Newsy


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Ophelia: At least three dead, thousands without power across Ireland, U.K.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:05:07 -0400

The remnants of Ophelia slammed into Ireland, killing at least three people, grounding planes, shutting schools and causing widespread power outages.


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British autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire signs finished drawing of NYC skyline

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 19:52:03 -0400

Wiltshire has an eidetic memory that allows him to recall every detail of a city from one 45-minute helicopter ride. Wiltshire says drawing the New York City skyline was "truly hard work." Rough Cut (no reporter narration). Video provided by Reuters


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Trump makes false claim that former presidents didn't call families of slain troops

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:33:42 -0400

Trump made claim that other presidents didn't call families of slain troops while acknowledging he had not contacted families of soldiers killed in Niger.


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Drone hits passenger plane for the first time in North America

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:45:49 -0400

A drone has collided with a commercial aircraft in Canada, but only received minor damage. Aidan Kelley has the story.


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This is the most wished-for Airbnb in Portugal

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:43:35 -0400

Visitors to this villa in the hills of northern Portugal get the best of both worlds with nearby mountains and beaches in a quaint, green oasis.


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One-month-old infant among at least 30 killed in Portugal wildfires

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:38:45 -0400

A spate of wildfires in Portugal has killed at least 30 people, including a one-month-old infant, authorities said Monday, making this year by far the deadliest on record for forest blazes in the country.


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Afro combs are art in this portrait series

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:37:48 -0400

Nigerian artist Fred Martins is behind the "Orange, Black and Freedom" project. His work meshes Afro combs and famous leaders. Video provided by Newsy


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At least 3 dead As ex-hurricane Ophelia slams into Ireland

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:35:48 -0400

Ophelia's strong winds and heavy rain damaged buildings, uprooted trees and knocked out power for more than 350,000 residents. Video provided by Newsy


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Republican leaders move to fix 'major flaws' in the Iran nuclear deal

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 16:11:48 -0400

Sen. Tim Cotton said he and Sen. Bob Corker plan to introduce a bill that will "address the major flaws in the original Iran deal." Video provided by Newsy


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Blockchain technology is contributing to big digital disruption in energy sector

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 14:00:01 -0400

Technology that is changing the financial services sector is entering the energy industry: blockchain, technology best known for cryptocurrencies like bitcoin.


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Panic as AirAsia flight plunges nearly 24,000 feet In 9 minutes

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:10:05 -0400

An AirAsia flight fell 24,000 feet after the plane lost cabin pressure on its way to Bali on Sunday.


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The skies over the U.K. turned red today. Here's why

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:03:41 -0400

As an enormous Atlantic storm batters Ireland, a related phenomenon is turning heads further east over in the United Kingdom


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Europe's youngest leader may turn to the far-right for help

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:47:42 -0400

Thirty-one-year-old Sebastian Kurz appears set to become Austria's next chancellor. Video provided by Newsy


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