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August 6, 2018

Russia makes action star Steven Seagal a special humanitarian envoy to the US

iStock/Thinkstock(MOSCOW) -- It's one of the oddest, if not the toughest, roles he has ever played. Steven Seagal, the 1990s action movie star, has been enlisted as a special envoy by Russia’s foreign ministry to help promote “cultural and humanitarian links” between the country and the United States. Russia’s foreign ministry announced the appointment in a post on its Facebook account, saying Seagal would now serve as Special Representative for Russia-US Cultural Links, Cultural and Histo..
August 6, 2018

Swiss World War II plane crash kills 20 on board, operator suspends operations

iStock/Thinkstock(ZURICH) -- The airline whose vintage World War II plane crashed into a mountain in southeastern Switzerland, killing all 20 people on board, said it was “deeply saddened” and has suspended all flight operations until further notice. The crash during a sightseeing trip on Saturday killed all of the plane's 17 passengers and three crew members. The passengers were traveling from Locarno back to Duebendorf, near Zurich, after a two-day trip in Switzerland’s southern Ticino r..
August 6, 2018

At least 91 dead, hundreds injured after earthquake rocks Indonesia

ABC News(LOMOK, Indonesia) -- At least 91 people are dead and hundreds more injured as a magnitude 7.0 earthquake rocked Indonesia's popular island of Lombok on Sunday, according to Indonesian authorities and the U.S. Geological Survey. The island is popular with tourists and now about 1,000 foreign visitors have been evacuated to nearby islands. The powerful quake struck at a relatively shallow depth of 10.5 kilometers off the north coast of Lombok, a little over a mile from Loloan villa..
August 6, 2018

Nine-year-old’s lemonade stand robbed by BB gun-toting suspect

iStock/Thinkstock(MONROE, N.C.) -- A 9-year-old North Carolina boy running a lemonade stand was robbed by an armed suspect Saturday, police said. The boy was selling lemonade in Monroe, about 25 miles from Charlotte, when he was approached by a teen who stuck what appeared to be a handgun to the boy's stomach, demanded money and fled on foot, the Union County Sheriff's Office said. The boy had less than $20 in cash on him, police spokesman Tony Underwood told ABC News affiliate WSOC. O..