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Zaporozhye nuclear power plant. Click to enlarge

Catastrophe at Ukraine’s Zaporozhye Nuclear Power Plant?

Reports emerge of an ongoing crisis at Europe’s largest nuclear plant

‘Sex slave case’: Prince Andrew may regret friendship with financier who had dark secret

The Independent doesn’t really question it but was Prince Andrew entirely ignorant about Epstein’s activity?

Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz named in US lawsuit over underage sex allegations

Prince Andrew and Alan Dershowitz named in US lawsuit over underage sex allegations

Alan Dershowitz has also been named in the sexual abuse case involving Prince Andrew and banker Jeffrey Epstein

AirAsia Plane Dropped Almost Vertically into Sea

Stricken AirAsia plane soared ‘as fast as a fighter jet’ and then dropped almost vertically into Java Sea as if being thrust down by a giant hand, crash experts revealed today

FBI briefed on alternate Sony hack theory

Security firm says its research points to a laid-off member of staff being behind the cyber attack, not North Korea

Tony Fernandes, AirAsia CEO. Click to enlarge

AirAsia CEO Dumped Shares Days Before Flight Disappeared

Move prompts speculation Tony Fernandes had prior knowledge

Indonesia says missing AirAsia plane could be at ‘bottom of sea’

Prospect of finding the missing AsiaAir plane begins to look increasingly grim. Capping a disastrous year for Malaysia-affiliated airlines

Sergei Glazyev. Yalta. Such candid speech. ( Eng Subs )

Sergei Glazyev raises some legitimate concerns over how history appears to be repeating itself (with English subtitles)

Black teenager ‘shot dead by police’ close to scene where Michael Brown was killed in Ferguson, Missouri

Police shoot dead another black teenager a short distance from where Michael Brown was killed

More military deployed in France following attacks

Military deployed on the streets of France following a spate of deadly attacks by Muslim militants

Ukraine abandons nonaligned status in possible step toward NATO membership

Drawing a sharp response from Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who called it “counterproductive”

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Sydney hostage situation over after armed police storm cafe

The hostage crisis is officially over although police have been reluctant to release details beyond the identity of the main suspect

A man, who identified himself as Luke Somers, is seen in this still image taken from video purportedly published by Al Qaeda's Yemen branch. Click to enlarge

Yemen rescue failed as captors alerted to approaching U.S. commandos – officials

The latest Western hostages killed by al Qaeda linked extremists killed during failed rescue attempt. Allegedly

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Satan Wins: Nativity Scene Will Share Space With Fallen Angels

In much the same way as Nativity scenes are displayed at Christmas, Florida has granted a Satanic group permission to display a “Fallen Angels” scene

Capture of Isis leader’s wife is another murky tale from the pit of marital scandals

Will the Lebanese offer Baghdadi’s wife – if it is her – in return for their own soldiers held captive by Isis?

Ukraine's newly appointed Finance Minister, Natalie Jaresko, a U.S. citizen who now heads a Kiev based investment fund. Click to enlarge

American, Georgian & Lithuanian get key jobs in Ukraine’s new govt

Natalie Jaresko, who previously worked for the U.S. State Department, hastily granted citizenship so she can take over at the Ukrainian Finance Ministry

Did They Want More Violence In Ferguson? 10 ‘Coincidences’ Too Glaring To Ignore

Was the chaos that engulfed Ferguson allowed to happen? Did the Obama administration deliberately delay the deployment of the National Guard?

Four dead in suspected Palestinian attack on Jerusalem synagogue

At least six others seriously injured in an attack carried out with knives and a meat cleaver

PM wants web giants to pull clips by extremists

As anyone who has seen them knows, some of the videos are obviously staged. Does Cameron want a clampdown because they expose him as a liar?

Camilla Gibb, 46. Click to enlarge

Lesbians Wage Hate War on Men

Ghomeshi scandal encourages lesbian Camilla Gibb to “speak up” about male harassment