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'Glad it's over!' Ice Maidens tackle Antarctica

Six British soldiers have become the first all-female group to cross the Antarctic using nothing but muscle power. After spending 62 days on the ice, the British Army’s Ice Maiden Expedition crossed the finish line at the Hercules Inlet. Moments later, team leader Major Nics Wetherill told Sky News: “We’re …

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Women’s March embraces collaborative social app Crunchet

Today’s nationwide Women’s March attendees will advocate for voter registration through every conceivable social network, so one of its planning organizations has allied with a new app that lets you combine posts from across apps. Crunchet will help the Women’s March Alliance and Chicago march create collages of Facebook, Instagram, …

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Turkey air strikes hit Kurdish positions in Syria

Turkish warplanes struck positions of a US-backed Kurdish militia in Syria’s Afrin province today, opening a new front in the Syrian civil war and raising the prospect of deeper strains between Turkey and Washington. The operation sees Ankara confronting Kurdish fighters allied to the United States at a time when …

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Gunmen reportedly attack Kabul's Intercontinental Hotel

View of the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul, Afghanistan, Jan. 25, 2016.  (Reuters) Security forces battled four gunmen who stormed the popular western-style Intercontinental Hotel in the Afghan capital Kabul Saturday and seized hostages as staff and guests fled and the building erupted in flames. Afghan ministry spokesman Najib Danish told …

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Asian wildlife trafficking 'kingpin' Boonchai Bach arrested

Image copyright EPA Image caption Boonchai Bach faces up to four years in jail for smuggling parts of protected animals Thai police have arrested a man alleged to be the head of Asia’s biggest illegal wildlife trading networks. Boonchai Bach, a 40-year-old Thai of Vietnamese origin, was detained in a …

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Transgender people calling for better healthcare

Over 200 people, many belonging to the transgender community in Ireland, marched towards Leinster House this afternoon calling for better healthcare services for people who are seeking gender reassignment treatment. Organisers, who are not aligned with any organisation or political party, said that current services are “unacceptable” and are falling behind other …

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Young woman stabbed in neck and body in Co Down

A 19-year-old woman has been stabbed in the neck and body at a house in County Down. Police found the wounded teenager at the property in the Thomas Street area of Newtownards just before lunchtime today. The teenager was taken to hospital for treatment to her injuries which are not …

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