NASA says skyscraper-sized asteroid headed toward Earth is ‘potentially hazardous’

NASA says skyscraper-sized asteroid headed toward Earth is ‘potentially hazardous’

Imagine a piece of rock the size of the Burj Khalifa skyscraper speeding through space 15 times faster the world’s fastest manned aircraft. Now imagine that piece of rock buzzing toward Earth on it…

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Trade Me bans sale of pugs, British bulldogs, French bulldogs over health concerns

Trade Me bans sale of pugs, British bulldogs, French bulldogs over health concerns

Trade Me is banning the sale of three breeds of dog which suffer from a severe breathing condition. From March 1, pugs, British bulldogs and French bulldogs will be banned for sale on Trade Me. This includes purebreds and cross breeds, which all suffer from Brachycephalic Obstructive Airway Syndrome (BOAS). The New Zealand Veterinary Association has described the life of these flat-faced breeds as like "spending your whole day trying to breathe through a pillow".

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Pakistan celebrities break taboo to reveal child sexual abuse

Pakistan celebrities break taboo to reveal child sexual abuse

Three Pakistani celebrities have become the first women in the conservative nation’s history to publicly reveal that they were sexually abused as children, amid a national furore over the rape and murder of a seven-year-old girl. The actor Nadia Jamil, designer Maheen Khan, and PR guru Frieha Altaf shared their stories on social media.

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Fireball in the sky captures attention across the region

Fireball in the sky captures attention across the region

Dozens of Kalamazoo area residents were among the hundreds across a several state area that witnessed a huge flash in the night sky in southern Michigan. "I just saw a big ol' ball of fire falling, and I started screaming," said Barbara Dwyer of Decatur, Michigan, who saw it just after 8 p.m., as she was looking toward Kalamazoo. "It scared the heck out of me."

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Parts of Russia Are Experiencing -88.6°F Weather

Parts of Russia Are Experiencing -88.6°F Weather

People living in some of the coldest places on earth are hunkering down as temperatures fall to near-record lows that are even defeating thermometers. Temperatures in the remote, diamond-rich Russian region of Yakutia on Tuesday plunged to minus 67 degrees Celsius (minus 88.6 degrees Fahrenheit) in some areas.

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Chinese credit rating agency downgrades US rating over political ‘deficiencies’

Chinese credit rating agency downgrades US rating over political ‘deficiencies’

A Chinese credit agency has downgraded the United States' credit rating from A- to BBB+ citing increased reliance on debt, Reuters reported Tuesday. Dagong Global Credit Rating Co., one of China's largest firms, said in a statement Tuesday that it had also given the U.S. sovereign ratings a negative outlook, specifically citing the GOP's recently-passed tax reform plan as a reason why.

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