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Incredible moment cat is found alive after spending sixteen days trapped under Italian earthquake rubble

The cat, called Pietro, was hauled from the ruins of a home in Amatrice It had survived on rain water since the deadly quake hit on August 24 Nearly 300 people were killed when the earthquake hit central Italy  By Julian Robinson for MailOnline Published: 08:20 EST, 9 September 2016 | Updated: 08:41 EST, 9 September 2016 This is the ...

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Naked daredevil from Grenoble celebrates turning 27 by jumping off a French cliff

Mael Baguet, 27, from Grenoble plummeted 1,000m from a cliff in France He and friend Andre Gady decided to document the feat with a video Mr Gady pushes the birthday boy off the cliff and films the descent It could be the first of many for Mr Baguet, who wants to do another dive   By Gareth Davies For Mailonline Published: ...

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Third Irish Olympic Council chief wanted by police in Brazil over the illegal sale of Rio 2016 tickets 

A third Irishman is wanted in connection with the Rio ticket scandal  Police want to arrest the sports director of the Olympic Council of Ireland   Martin Burke could be extradited to Brazil where he could face charges He would join OCI’s chief Patrick Hickey and THG executive Kevin Mallon By Simon Holmes For Mailonline Published: 09:03 EST, 9 September 2016 | Updated: 10:19 ...

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Seven-year-old girl is declared a living GODDESS in Nepal

Toddlers who meet a specific set of criteria are selected to be goddesses  The ‘Kumari’ are worshiped by Hindus and Buddhists alike in Nepal Their feet can’t touch the ground and they are not allowed outside The current goddess,Yunika, accepted a visit from the Nepalese President  By Simon Holmes For Mailonline Published: 04:44 EST, 9 September 2016 | Updated: 11:42 EST, 9 ...

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At least four people have died after a train derailed near a station in northern Spain

Incident happened in Galicia in northern Spain, near a train station Train, made up of four carriages, left the tracks and ploughed into a pylon  The national rail company Renfe have said ‘several’ people have died  At the moment, the official death toll according to the authorities is at four  By Gareth Davies For Mailonline Published: 03:25 EST, 9 September ...

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Facebook condemned for censoring iconic Vietnam War photograph

The iconic photo of a burned Vietnamese girl was deleted by Facebook Norwegian Prime Minister saw photos of the girl censored after a post PM, Erna Solberg, was showing support for Norway’s Aftenposten paper Kim Phuc was left with severe burns after a napalm attack but had a family Facebook has reinstated the picture online and a spokesman has now admitted ...

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'I was never scared – I had a salad baguette in my bag': Tourists trapped overnight in cable cars above French Alps tell how they survived -10C conditions without coats

110 people became trapped in the cable cars at 4pm yesterday when cables became tangled in high winds The cable links the spectacular Aiguille du Midi station in France to the Italian Punta Helbronner station  French and Italian rescuers brought 65 sightseers to safety, but remainder spent terrifying night in cabins British, US, Italian, French and Korean tourists among 33 ...

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Retired Pope says the destruction of a group of gay lobbyists at the Vatican was one of his biggest achievements in ground-breaking memoirs

Benedict XVI’s book, The Last Conversations, lifts the lid on his papacy Despite turbulent eight years at the helm, he insists he is not a failure  Back in 2013, Benedict became the first Pope to retire in 600 years Book also opens up on his initial skepticism over his successor Francis By Gareth Davies For Mailonline Published: 13:20 EST, 8 ...

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Rio 2016 Paralympic committee slammed for asking people to stand during national anthem

Spanish language official account tweeted during the opening ceremony Blunder post read: ‘Sounding of the Paralympic Anthem, all stand.’ Online users left outraged by tweet, calling it ‘offensive’ and ‘a scandal’ Tweet was deleted within minutes, but had already been shared widely  By Gareth Davies For Mailonline Published: 07:48 EST, 9 September 2016 | Updated: 10:01 EST, 10 September 2016 ...

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Teenage terror suspect gunned down by French police after she stabbed an officer was 'ISIS fanatic who wanted to attack a busy Paris train station'

Three women arrested after gas cylinders found near Notre Dame in Paris One woman who wanted to run away to join ISIS was in custody yesterday A police officer was stabbed and suspect shot in arrests during terror raid Teenager was ‘sworn ISIS fanatic’ who wanted to attack mainline station  By Peter Allen In Paris for MailOnline Published: 15:33 EST, 8 ...

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