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February 8, 2019

Aid arrives at Venezuela border as US demands Maduro let it in

Oleksii Liskonih/iStock(CARACAS, Venezuela) -- A convoy carrying American humanitarian aid arrived at the Colombia-Venezuela border on Thursday as the U.S. and Venezuela's interim president Juan Guaido pressure President Nicolas Maduro to let the aid in and leave power. Nine trucks in total drove into the border city Cucuta, but it will remain on the Colombia side for the time being after Maduro used a tanker, two shipping containers and some fencing to block the highway on the Tienditas Br..
February 7, 2019

Rome airport closed after World War II-era bombs found

die-phalanx/iStock(ROME) -- All flights into Rome’s secondary international airport, Ciampino, were suspended on Thursday after construction workers doing maintenance work on a tarmac uncovered three World War II bombs beneath the asphalt, according to local officials and numerous local news reports and video. The aviation authority, ADR, ordered the evacuation of the terminal and the suspension of all flights while bomb control experts worked to remove the explosives, according to reports. It..
February 7, 2019

Girl, 5, pulled from rubble 18 hours after building collapse in Istanbul

omersukrugoksu/iStock(LONDON) -- A 5-year-old girl was pulled from a massive pile of rubble on Thursday in Istanbul, some 18 hours after a 14-unit apartment building collapsed and killed at least three others. The eight-floor building in which the girl lived collapsed around 4 p.m. local time in the Turkish capital's Kartal district. Three people were found dead after the structure fell, and three more were seriously injured, officials confirmed. Video footage shows Havva Tekgoz, 5, being u..
February 7, 2019

British Council finally publishes George Orwell’s long-lost essay

British Council(LONDON) -- An arts foundation in England has released an unpublished culinary essay by the legendary author George Orwell, complete with an apology to the writer more than 70 years after it was initially rejected. The essay, entitled "British Cookery," was a defense of what Orwell described as the “slightly barbarous” diet of the English. Orwell’s 1946 submission was rejected by members of the British Council who were anxious about publishing the essay during a time of rationin..