Capturing the battle against ISIS in Mosul – photojournalist, Zohra Bensemra

Capturing the battle against ISIS in Mosul – photojournalist, Zohra BensemraAlgerian photojournalist Zohra Bensemra captured a series of heartbreaking images while covering the Battle of Mosul. From elderly individuals weary from the ongoing warfare in Iraq to children bloodied from early brushes with violence. Her pictures show people holding up a white flag to signal that they are non-combatants and others crying buses found for safer areas. She told Yahoo News she hopes her works shows that ‘the human being is the same’ regardless of ‘nationality or religion.’

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Special Ed Teacher Arrested Over Alleged Relationship With Student at All-Boys Middle School: Cops

Special Ed Teacher Arrested Over Alleged Relationship With Student at All-Boys Middle School: CopsRebecca Goerdel, 28, was arrested Friday for the alleged relationship with an unnamed boy.

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Oklahoma man kills three suspected burglars with AR-15 rifle

Oklahoma man kills three suspected burglars with AR-15 rifleThe three had forced their way into the house near the Tulsa suburb of Broken Arrow on Monday when the homeowner’s son opened fire with an AR-15 military-style rifle, Deputy Nick Mahoney, spokesman for the Wagoner County Sheriff’s Office, said by telephone. The male intruders were wearing all-black clothing, masks and gloves, while one was armed with a knife and another had brass knuckles, according to authorities.

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Video of 13-Year-Old Boy’s ‘Excessive’ Pat Down at Dallas Airport Goes Viral

Video of 13-Year-Old Boy’s ‘Excessive’ Pat Down at Dallas Airport Goes ViralThe TSA is facing a public backlash on social media after a mother filmed her son being patted down at a security checkpoint at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.

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Democrats pile on Nunes as intrigue swirls around House Russia probe

Democrats pile on Nunes as intrigue swirls around House Russia probeHouse intelligence committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., is resisting growing calls for him to step aside over the revelation he had gone to the White House grounds to receive classified information related to committee’s investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election. “We’ve been investigating Russia for many, many years,” he said.

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The Most Hated Man in Russia

The Most Hated Man in RussiaThis weekend's protests proved one thing: From Vladivostok to Kaliningrad, everyone hates Dmitry Medvedev.

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Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela prison mate

Ahmed Kathrada, anti-apartheid activist and Mandela prison mateSouth Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Ahmed Kathrada, who was jailed alongside Nelson Mandela, was feted as a humble liberation hero who shunned the power and glory that came with freedom. Unlike many struggle veterans, Kathrada, who was imprisoned on Robben Island, never held public political office after the fall of apartheid and Mandela’s election as president in 1994. When Mandela left office in 1999, after serving a single four-year term, Kathrada also stepped away from politics — immersing himself in activism through his Ahmed Kathrada Foundation.

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Trump Attacks Clinton On Twitter

Trump Attacks Clinton On TwitterThe president tweeted demanding investigation into the relations between the Clintons and Russia, saying that the "Trump Russia story is hoax."

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Did an astroid strike a Martian ocean and create a cataclysmic tsunami?

Did an astroid strike a Martian ocean and create a cataclysmic tsunami?

There's no shortage of theories about what Mars was like billions of years ago. The prevailing guess is that water was abundant, and there may have even been enough to form huge oceans. New research into an existing geographical feature on the red planet could provide new evidence of not only the existence of a massive body of water, but also an astroid impact that could have generated multiple devastating tsunamis.

Evidence that water existed on Mars is ample, and many researchers believe that telltale signs of tsunamis are also present. In an effort to explain how a tsunami might have been generated, scientists have been looking for the spot (or spots) on the Martian surface where an astroid or other celestial object could have come crashing down.

One particularly interesting spot on the planet, which NASA describes as "thumbprint-looking," was long thought to be the result of mud or other debris sliding downward after being pushed up by a glacier or other geographical shift. It's called the Lomonosov crater, and new research supports a very different theory as to how it got there.

Instead of being simply the result of gravity pulling dirt downhill, scientists now believe it could very well be the last remaining mark of an astroid that violently struck Mars billions of years ago. What's more, the characteristics of the crater support the idea that when the rock struck the planet, the spot it hit was actually an ocean, leading to multiple huge tidal waves as the displaced water was pushed from and pulled into resulting crater.

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13 Places the Royals Like to Vacation

13 Places the Royals Like to VacationFrom a castle in Scotland to the coast of Greece, here are thirteen places the royals like to vacation.

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