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Terrifying video captures the moment a tornado tears through the small central Russia town of Obninsk. Report by Fosterso. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/itn
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(ROUGH CUT -- NO REPORTER NARRATION) Leaders from Africa and around the world arrived at the African Union headquarters in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa to celebrate the organization's 50th anniversary Saturday. Fifty years ago, the Organization of African Unity was founded to work towards the unification of Africa. The organisation later developed into the African Union, or AU. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and President of Brazil Dilma Rousseff were among the foreign dignitaries who attended. Latin America's leading economy has launched a drive to expand its economic ties with Africa, a sign of how crises in the rich world are pushing faster-growing emerging economies to trade and invest among themselves, economists say. A number of countries in the continent are seen to be very close to China and the U.S wants to strengthen its relationship with the continent with John Kerry's visit.
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At least 17 Pakistani school children are dead after a gas cylinder on their school bus exploded. Local media say ten other children were injured. Most of the children were age 8 or younger. It happened about 100 miles southeast of Islamabad. A police officer said the fire started when the bus driver shifted from petrol to natural gas. Many vehicles in energy-starved Pakistan are powered by relatively cheap compressed natural gas and cylinder blasts are common.
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Highlights of this day in history: "Star Wars" --- written and directed by George Lucas --- premieres; Former Enron execs Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling are convicted of conspiracy and fraud; Jay Leno begins as host of N-B-C's "The Tonight Show. (May 25)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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Hundreds of supporters of one of Pakistan's political parties, Tehreek-e-Insaf, gathered in front of the Presidential Palace in Islamabad on Friday to protest against alleged rigging of this month's election. (May 25)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe began his landmark visit to Myanmar on Saturday (May 25th) by visiting Myanmar's mausoleum in Yangon. The mausoleum commemorates General Aung San, father of Aung San Suu Kyi, and six members of his national council who helped then Burma gain it's independence from British colonial rule. General Aung San and his men were assassinated in Yangon on July 19, 1947, six months before Burma gained independence from Britain. Abe's visit marks the first time in 36 years that a Japanese leader visited the country. Former Japanese Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda visited Myanmar in 1977. On Saturday Abe will also visit various Yangon landmarks, including cemeteries of Japanese citizens. Later he will meet with Aung San Suu Kyi. The Japanese leader is expected to announce a hefty development aid package. Abe is said to be very interested in securing Japanese investments in Myanmar. Abe will also visit the Thilawa industrial zone bei
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Hundreds of supporters of Imran Khan, the former Pakistani cricketer turned politician, say the national election earlier this month was rigged. Holding signs and waving party flags, demonstrators marched through the streets chanting 'we will protest'. The May 11th election saw former Prime Minster Nawaz Sharif make a triumphant comeback- but for parties who did not fare well, like Khan's, claims of vote rigging are rampant. Khan, who is recovering from an injury incurred while campaigning, spoke to supporters via video link from his home in Lahore. Today we are protesting peacefully, he said. But if our voice is not heard, these protests can become ugly. Khan and his party supporters have vowed to continue demonstrating until the the election commission grants recounts in 25 constituencies.
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A forklift operator is swallowed by a hole in a warehouse floor.Recently, a man working in a New Jersey warehouse fell through a concrete floor while operating a forklift.Danny Rodriguez fortunately survived the traumatic incident. He had been moving pallets with the piece of machinery when the ground beneath him essentially opened up. Workers described the massive hole as about 30 to 40 feet wide and over 6 feet deep. The gap was filled with spilt soy sauce and cooking oil, as both of those ingredients were commonly stored in the rented space. When the concrete cracked open, Rodriguez went straight down. That position helped him to avoid serious injury. In another scary report from last year, a water main break resulted in a major sinkhole in California. A bus had descended into the gap and two male rescuers rushed to the scene to save the driver.According to a witness, both men fell in the hole which contained so much water that it was over their heads. Thankfully, they we
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A Utah Army veteran was found hanging dead Friday in his jail cell as he awaited trial on charges of killing a police officer and wounding five others during a raid that netted 13 pot plants. (May 24)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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An Austrian daredevil on Friday became the first man to walk a tightrope strung between the two towers of St. Stephen's Cathedral, Vienna's most famous landmark. (May 24)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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Beach season has arrived and seven months after Superstorm Sandy, most of the Jersey shore is open for business. But some towns still struggling with recovery fear the real fight for their future has not yet begun. Copyright 2013, Dow Jones & Company, Inc.
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Surveillance video shows a truck hauling an oversized load hit an overhead girder in Washington last night, sending a section of the highway into the river below. Major disruptions will last for weeks, if not months. Video silent from source. (May 24)Copyright 2013 The Associated Press
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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Hundreds of Bahraini Shi'ite Muslims angered by a raid last week on a top cleric's home clashed with police on Friday (May 24), while thousands more gathered in the cleric's village for a peaceful sit-in against their Sunni-led government. The raid by security forces on the home of Ayatollah Sheikh Issa Qassim on May 17 infuriated the opposition and drew condemnation from neighboring Shi'ite power Iran. Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's Fifth Fleet, has been in turmoil since mass pro-democracy protests erupted in 2011 and has become a hot spot in a region-wide tussle for influence between Iran and Sunni Arab states such as Saudi Arabia. The mass protests were crushed but smaller demonstrations continue, led by Bahrain's Shi'ite majority, who want the Gulf Arab state's Sunni rulers to call elections and create a constitutional monarchy. The raid on the ayatollah's house prompted main opposition group Al-Wefaq to annou
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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Ecuador's President Rafael Correa began his third term in office on Friday with an inauguration ceremony attended by Latin American leaders and Spain's Prince Felipe. Correa, a member of an alliance of left-wing Latin American presidents, won re-election in February this year with about 57 percent of the vote. Correa has won broad support from the country's low-income majority with heavy spending on welfare, health, education and infrastructure projects. But the U.S.-trained economist has irked investors by using anti-capitalist rhetoric, defaulting on $3.2 billion of debt, making oil companies sign less-profitable service contracts and pushing through a new constitution that gave him more power. Critics call Correa a dangerous authoritarian who has curbed media freedom and controlled state institutions. Correa is expected to continue spending heavily on the poor and implementing policies to give the state mor
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An entire street is wiped out in a rebel stronghold in Syria. The video, which could not be independently verified by Reuters comes as President Bashar al-Assad, is battling to seize the town which controls access to the coast. It's a struggle that could prove an important test of Assad's ability to withstand the revolt. The conflict in the country has gone on for more than two years and has killed more than 80,000 people. Syria's divided opposition leaders have failed to back a plan by their outgoing leader for President Bashar al-Assad to cede power gradually to end the country's civil war -- an obstacle to international peace talks expected next month. No one is giving up the fight, as rebels convene in the town to join the battle. Footage reportedly from Homs shows smoke rising after rebels attack a military airport. Fighting has intensified ahead of proposed peace talks -- where it is still unclear who will be sitting down at the table.
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For the second time this week, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission has announced that the largest animal of a species in the history of Florida has been discovered. This time, that animal is a 620-pound black bear.
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Amanda Bynes is free from the law, for the time being. The troubled actress, who appeared in court in a disheveled blonde wig, was released from police custody after getting arrested for allegedly tossing a bong out the window of her New York apartment. A judge ruled that Bynes did not have to post bail, but was required to show up for a scheduled July court appearance. A trip to space with Leonardo DiCaprio raised 1.2 million euros ($1.5 million USD) for charity at a glitzy fundraiser at the Cannes film festival. Actress Sharon Stone said the winning bidder would spend three days in training with DiCaprio in New Mexico before blast-off. Winner Vasily Klyukin, who works in real estate, said he had always wanted to go into space. British boy band One Direction are recognized as the most popular people in the world for social media, coming out top in four out of 10 categories. One Direction was named most popular music group, most popular UK musicians, most popular in the UK,
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As night falls across India's burgeoning capital, tens of thousands of families, migrants and refugees find beds on pavement. It's a dangerous way to live. This week Amnesty International released a report stating that global inaction on human rights is making the world an increasingly dangerous place for refugees and migrants. For many its the last resort. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) GOVINDA, HOMELESS DRUG USER, SAYING: "I got addicted to drugs when I came here. The boy who brought me here got me hooked. When I was a child, first I used to drink, then I started smoking and then slowly I got addicted. I sort garbage and that's how I earn to feed myself. But I don't beg." Estimates of the number of homeless in New Delhi range from 56,000 to 200,000. Few find protection from police. (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) PARVEEN, HOMELESS WOMAN, SAYING: "The policemen beat the children who use drugs. They also snatch their money and beat them up. If you complai
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The FBI says one of its agents shot dead a man being questioned over links to one of the Boston marathon bomb suspects because he turned violent. The shooting happened at an apartment complex in Florida. Ibragim Todashev was being interviewed about links to Tamerlan Tsarnaev. Todashev was of Chechen origin like the Tsarnaev brothers who are suspected of carrying out the bombings. A friend of Todashev said he knew Tsarnaev but wasn't involved in the attack and had wanted to leave the country. (SOUNDBITE)(English) KHUSN TARAMIV, FRIEND OF IBRAGIM TODASHEV, SAYING: "He cancelled the tickets because the FBI had been like, I don't know, they'd been pushing him, you know what I'm saying, they'd been pushing him. They said 'don't leave, don't leave' so he decided to stay. But we had a feeling, worst case scenario, that something like that's going to happen, you know what I mean? And it happened eventually and we tried to avoid it." Three people were
A woman describes the moment she came face to face with a man who had just killed a British soldier. Ingrid Loyau-Kennet was travelling on a bus on Wednesday afternoon when the vehicle came to a standstill at the scene of the crime. (SOUNDBITE)(English) INGRID LOYAU-KENNET, EYEWITNESS TO THE AFTERMATH OF THE WOOLWICH ATTACK, SAYING: "When I approached the body there was a lady cradling him and then the guy, the most excited one of the two said 'don't go too close to the body'." She said she tried to talk with the man to distract and pacify him as crowds began to gather. (SOUNDBITE)(English) INGRID LOYAU-KENNET, EYEWITNESS TO THE AFTERMATH OF THE WOOLWICH ATTACK, SAYING: "He said, don't touch, I killed him, and I said why? And he said he's a British soldier, he's killed people, he killed Muslim people in Muslim countries and have nothing to do here. And I said ok, so what would you like? And I tried to talk about what he felt, and he said all the bomb