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August 20, 2014 13:18
Local residents sit in a basement used as a shelter from artillery fire, in the settlement of Makiivka, on the outskirts of Donetsk, August 19, 2014 (Reuters / Maxim Shemetov)
Underground life: E.Ukraine civilians pushed to basements by constant shelling (VIDEO)
Heavy shelling of eastern Ukraine by the country's military continues, with people in despair and badly in need of water and electricity, hiding out in basements. Constant bombardment is laying waste to entire cities. 443
Islamic State propaganda appeals to recruits and threatens enemies. Combat kittens & hipster jihadists: ISIS target kids to spread their cause
Islamic State members may hate Western culture, but they are quick to embrace Western technology that helps spread their message far and wide. The militants’ social media offensive ranges from videos of beheadings to pictures of cute jihadist kittens. 66
Still from Ruptly video ‘I never saw people die before’: Injured girl shares horrors of Kiev shelling (VIDEO)
Ukrainian army shelling has forever changed the life of a teenage girl near Donetsk, who is now lying in hospital with a shattered arm and shrapnel wounds. The teen witnessed 15 people, including children killed by falling bombs along the river’s shore. 55
Reuters / Denis Sinyakov Four Moscow McDonalds shut by Russian consumer watchdog
Russia’s consumer watchdog has shut down four McDonald's restaurants in central Moscow – including the first-ever outlet in the country – over “administrative violations.” More of the company 430 Russian franchises are under investigation. 364
Reuters / Tarik Jasarevic All 365 of Sierra Leone’s Ebola-related deaths pinned on one healer
Sierra Leone’s Ebola crisis has been traced back to a single healer in an isolated border village, who had claimed to be in possession of special powers to cure the deadly disease that started penetrating the border, it has emerged. 26
The star on the spire of the Stalinist building at Kotelnicheskaya Embankment in Moscow has been painted blue by unidentified people (RIA Novosti / Ramil Sitdikov)
Star Wars: Ukraine, Russia flags top Moscow’s iconic Stalin skyscrapers
Banners flew high in Moscow, as an attempt to put a Ukrainian flag on a landmark skyscraper and paint its spire in yellow-blue colors, faced a counter move by a group of daredevils, who decorated another high-rise building with a Russian flag. 105
Still from Ruptly video Soviet-era Tesla Tower restarted with spectacular lightning bolts (VIDEO)
A massive Soviet-built generator – once used for testing the resistance of aircraft to lightning, but now largely mothballed due to prohibitive costs – has staged a striking demonstration test at the behest of RT. 27
Screenshot from ​Biker survives rear-ending car by vaulting on to its roof (VIDEO)
A biker in Belarus dodged death by an inch when his speeding bike slammed right into the back of a car. The rider vaulted right over the handlebars and landed on his feet on the roof of the car he ran into, a striking dashcam video showed. 24
Reuters  / Toru Hanai ​Hackers stole secret MH370-related documents from Malaysian officials – report
A targeted phishing attack on a handful of Malaysian officials involved in investigating the disappearance of flight MH370 in March reportedly gave the perpetrators, presumably of Chinese origin, access to a trove of classified material. 49
A Palestinian man carries a gas canister that he salvaged from his destroyed house in Beit Hanoun town, which witnesses said was heavily hit by Israeli shelling and air strikes during the Israeli offensive, in the northern Gaza Strip (Reuters) IDF Operation Protective Edge in Gaza Strip LIVE UPDATES
The death toll in Gaza has exceeded 2,000 since Tel Aviv launched their operation Protective Edge on July 8. A new ceasefire came into effect Monday, but broke down Tuesday with both Israel and Palestine threatening to quit truce talks. 444
Australian MP Clive Palmer (Reuters / Jason Reed) Aussie MP brands Chinese ‘bastards,’ attracts Beijing’s wrath
Australian MP Clive Palmer referred to the Chinese people as “mongrels” who “shoot their own people.” One government-owned newspaper said the comments exposes Australia’s “unfriendly attitude toward China” and should be punished. 73
AFP Photo / NASA / Handout Life in space? Sea plankton discovered attached to ISS outer hull
Russian scientists say they made a “unique” discovery while analyzing samples from the exterior of the International Space Station – traces of tiny sea creatures on the station’s windows and walls. It remains unclear how marine plankton ended up in space. 64
This combo of photos shows Vin Diesel's "Ice Challenge" (left) and Russian President Vladimir Putin (An Image grab taken from a video uploaded on YouTube by MusicStudioTV, Reuters / Alexander Zemlianichenko) Ice Bucket: Vin Diesel challenges...Putin
US actor Vin Diesel has publicly nominated Putin for the worldwide charity “Ice Bucket Challenge” alongside Michelle Obama and actress Angelina Jolie. If the Russian president accepts, it would see him dumping a large bucket of ice over his head. 193
An aerial view shows a landslide that swept through a residential area at Asaminami ward in Hiroshima, western Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo August 20, 2014. (Reuters / Kyodo) 36 dead, 7 missing in Hiroshima, Japan landslides (PHOTOS)
At least 36 people have been killed and 7 others remain missing after landslides caused by torrential rain hit the Japanese city of Hiroshima on Wednesday morning. 7


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