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California firefighters on Wednesday came to the rescue of a 70 pound tortoise named Godzilla and a dog named Taylor who got trapped in a tunnel, officials said. (San Bernardino County Fire)
Black Panther capped off a record setting year with an historic Oscar nomination last month, becoming the first ever Marvel film and first comic book movie, in general to earn a Best Picture nod. Director Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman and Michael B. Jordan are at the center of Black Panther's story, which tackles issues of family, nationalism and the elusive feeling of belonging, but the spectacular supporting cast is bolstered by the female presence, from the stately Queen Ramonda to the fierce fighters of the Dora Milaje. It was a significant creative choice not lost on Coogler, who has spoken openly about his drive to make female characters central to the film's story, which could have easily brushed the secondary characters aside to focus solely on the conflict between the Black Panther and Killmonger. But that wasn't the story he wanted to tell.
Veiled women reportedly associated with ISIS walk under the supervision of a female fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces in northeastern Syria on Sunday. Over the weekend, President Trump demanded European allies repatriate their citizens captured as ISIS fighters. Bulent Kilic AFP Getty Images hide caption
Recently, several rebel militia members fighting over the northeastern corner of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) died of Ebola. Rebels dying from Ebola is a development that merits deeper examination. The fact that Ebola, which has killed more than 500 people in this outbreak, is now truly mixing with the country s violent landscape is a complicating factor, as international health care officials are developing an inoculation ring in Rwanda, Uganda and South Sudan that began in mid January. In effect, a program of spatial containment is being instituted. This Ebola outbreak is the second worst case so far. Luckily, experimental vaccination programs are working, but administering these programs in violence prone areas is difficult at best. DRC Health Minister Oly Ilunga Kalenga said that the vaccination program had been administered to 76,425 people and had prevented thousands of deaths by stopping the spread of Ebola to big cities. The vaccine is not 100 percent effective as it is still experimental. International health authorities are concerned that the disease can still spread. The DRC security situation is most problematic in the east of the country, where dozens of armed militias struggle over resources such as gold, diamonds, copper and coltan for profit and power. The area is home to the vast majority of the country s 70 armed groups, all pursuing shifting local and national agendas. Most of them are small, numbering less than 200 fighters, but the havoc they have wreaked over decades, especially in North and South Kivu, have made eastern DRC the epicenter of deadly violence and humanitarian crises. This mix makes treating Ebola problematic, as this is the first time that an Ebola outbreak is occurring in an area with daily violence. The DRC s ongoing instability caused by militia activity is creating mistrust in the population toward health workers. For international aid organizations, this is a worst case scenario, where victims carrying a deadly disease are unable to be treated because of attacks by machete carrying rebels with heavy caliber weaponry. An attack by the Allied Democratic Forces (ADF) late last year killed 18 people in the town of Beni, halting local efforts to contain the spread of Ebola through this unstable area.
Dalmatians might be historically connected to fire departments, but a tortoise shell cat named Edna has been given the boot.Instead of hanging out with firefighters, EMTs and paramedics all day, Edna will be going home with a firefighter who stepped up to adopt her.
Mustafa Bali said the Kurdish led Syrian Democratic Forces made the advances overnight and on Sunday, hours after they launched a final push to clear the area of ISIS militants on Saturday night.The final battle to clear the village of Baghouz is now playing out after 20,000 civilians were evacuated from the area in the eastern province of Deir el Zour over the past few weeks.
Recent Russian moves in the Arctic have renewed debate over that country's intentions and Canada's own status at the top of the world.The newspaper Izvestia reported late last month that Russia's military will resume fighter patrols to the North Pole for the first time in 30 years. The patrols will be in addition to regular bomber flights up to the edge of U.S. and Canadian airspace.
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Members of the Islamic State group failed Thursday to break a siege imposed by U.S. backed fighters in the last area they control in Syria, leading to fierce fighting that inflicted casualties on both sides, Syrian opposition activists said.The Britain based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the DeirEzzor 24, an activist collective, said the fighting concentrated west of the eastern village of Baghouz near the Iraqi border that the extremists lost earlier this week.
Adeyemi during his flag off campaign for the senatorial seat in Koto local government on Monday told the people that those to be elected into the National Assembly must not be rascals or people of questionable background who would go and be fighting everyone instead of attracting development to the constituency.He said politics is a serious business that must not be left in the hands of charlatans and street fighters, stressing that the people can no longer afford to submit their collective destiny to a trouble maker.
The attack happened on a checkpoint on the edge of the town of Shaddadeh in the Hassakeh province, on a road used by local Kurdish fighters and the U.S. led coalition fighting IS militants near the Iraqi border.U.S. military Col. Sean Ryan said there were no casualties among the U.S. led coalition members. "We can confirm a combined U.S. and Syrian partner force convoy was involved " in the suicide bomb attack, he said.
Kids often jump from one career goal to another when they re young, telling their parents they ll be astronauts on Monday, veterinarians on Wednesday, and by the time Friday rolls around they have their hearts set on being world leaders.But one little girl in the UK was heartbroken when she explained to her mum that she d never have her dream job just because she was a girl.
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On Monday, actor Emraan Hashmi revealed that his son Ayaan has been declared cancer free. He was diagnosed with first stage cancer in early 2014, when he was just four years old. "Today, 5 years after his diagnosis, Ayaan has been declared cancer free. It has been quite a journey. Thank you for all your prayers and wishes. Love and prayers for all the cancer fighters out there, hope and belief goes a long way. You can win this battle," Emraan posted on social media with a set of pictures with with Ayaan. "God bless him," commented Tiger Shroff while Dia Mirza, who has co starred with Emraan in Tumsa Nahin Dekha: A Love Story, wrote, "Only love for Ayaan."
Witnesses described the sound of the explosion as deafening. Firefighters pulled injured victims out from broken windows and evacuated residents and tourists as a fire raged and smoke billowed over Rue de Trevise in the 9th arrondissement of north central Paris.Charred debris and broken glass covered the pavement around the apartment building housing the bakery, which resembled a blackened carcass, and people were trapped inside nearby buildings.