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Huge hurricanes can create 'stormquakes', scientists discover

18th October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteScientists have discovered a combination of two feared natural disasters – hurricanes and earthquakes – and they have dubbed them “stormquakes”. The shaking of the sea floor during hurricanes can create tremors similar to a 3.5 magnitude earthquake and can last for a number of days. According to […]

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Hunt for women who 'drugged and robbed poker player'

18th October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this sitePolice in Florida are searching for two women accused of drugging a poker player at a casino before robbing him in his hotel room. The man was targeted at the Seminole Hard Rock Casino before he was taken back to the Sleeping Inn in Dania Beach, Broward County […]

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Protests paralyse Catalonia as fugitive ex-leader hands himself in

18th October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteHundreds of thousands of people are taking part in a fifth day of protests in Barcelona following the sentencing of nine independence leaders. It comes as fugitive ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont handed himself in to Belgian authorities after Spain issued a new warrant for his arrest. His office […]

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Woman who was living in a van with 320 rats agrees to give them up

18th October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site A woman who was living in a van with 320 pet rats has agreed to give them up after “asking for help” from a local charity. Authorities in California found the animals had clawed into upholstery, burrowed into seats and gnawed the engine wiring, the San Diego […]

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'Worrisome': China's economic growth slows to 27-year low

18th October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteChina’s economic growth slowed to 6% year-on-year in the third quarter, amid a trade war with the US and fading demand at home and abroad. This means the world’s second-largest economy grew at its weakest pace in at least 27 years and at a rate below the 6.2% […]

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France says 9/11-inspired attack foiled by intelligence officers

18th October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this site France’s interior minister has said intelligence officers have foiled a terror plot inspired by the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Centre in New York City. According to Le Parisien, he was looking for a weapon to help with hijacking a plane. The man was charged on […]

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Trump on ceasefire: 'Turkey and Kurds will be happy, IS will not be'

18th October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteDonald Trump has defended pulling US troops out of northern Syria – hours after Turkey agreed to suspend its offensive in the region for five days. Speaking during a rally in Dallas, the US president admitted his approach had been “unconventional”, but he said that the ceasefire was […]

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Heavily armed fighters overpower police who captured El Chapo's son

18th October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteOne of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s sons has been released by security forces after they were surrounded by heavily armed cartel fighters. Ovidio Guzman, who is accused of drug trafficking in the US, was one of four people discovered by the National Guard inside a house in the […]

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Gang who burgled footballers' homes during games broken up

18th October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this sitePolice in Spain have broken up a gang suspected of robbing the houses of high-profile footballers during games. Footballers such as Atletico Madrid midfielder Thomas Partey and striker Alvaro Morata, as well as Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane were all thought to be targeted by the gang. Officers […]

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'It's my human right': Trans cyclist defends her right to race

17th October 2019 | 0

This post was originally published on this siteThe highest-profile transgender athlete in the world is competing on British soil for the first time this week and has defended her right to race despite acknowledging she may retain an advantage even after transitioning. Canadian cyclist Rachel McKinnon has read the findings of a study which indicates […]

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