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Brexit stirs haunting memories in bomb-scarred Irish town

The prospect of a disorderly Brexit has brought back haunting memories in the small Irish border town of Monaghan, where the church spire still stands askew from a massive bomb blast 45 years ago. "I've seen so many people die," said shopkeeper Macartan Kieran, 66. "Death and pain and anguish, it's no way to go. It's no way to go." If Britain crashes out of the European Union on March 29, townspeople fear the return of the "bad old days" when paramilitary violence was part of daily life. A no-deal Brexit could…

Town celebrates 8-year-old cancer patient’s last radiation treatment with huge ice cream party!

NEW HAMPSHIRE: When Max Mendez’s mother, Amy, asked him what he would like to do to celebrate his last radiation treatment, he said he wanted to go out for ice cream with friends. That simple celebration turned out to be so much more when their town, Merrimack, N.H, got wind of the plans. Max, 8, has been battling leukemia for two years, so his party had to be a little bit bigger than just a couple of scoops of ice cream. Amy wrote on her Facebook page, “This guy is FINISHED with radiation on Tuesday. I asked him how he’d…

Apocalyptic dust cloud seen hanging in Brazilian town

The residents of a Brazilian city were puzzled by the appearance of strange and rather menacing-looking yet eerily beautifully dust cloud hanging over their homes. At first look the obscure cloud resembles a meteorite trail or a tornado, frozen in time, seconds before the impending doom. At second glance, it looks more like a freaky cloud formation. As the sunset cast dazzling colours across the spectacle, many others took to social media to document the phenomenon, which looked like a meteorite that had stopped in its…

Mysterious ‘flying saucer’ spotted hovering above Mexican town

MEXICO CITY: Bizarre footage showing what appears to be a 'flying saucer' has been spotted hovering above a a town in Mexico. The phenomenon was filmed by stunned eyewitnesses with their smartphones in the small town of Progreso de Madero in Puebla state in central Mexico. The UFO has sparked an online controversy. Many eyewitnesses can be heard in the background of the video trying to explain the apparition. One woman asks: "What is that?", and a man replies: "A flying saucer?" Another woman speculates: "It's a…

Dog elected mayor of Kentucky town for the fourth time

KENTUCKY, US: Kentucky town kept surprising the world of its unusual move of electing a dog as its mayor, and that too for the fourth time. The aptly named Brynneth Pawltro is the town’s fourth dog Mayor, according to WDRB. She managed to defeat three other candidates, a chicken, a donkey and a child. But many residents are full of praise for their new representative ‘She has the best smile I’ve ever seen,’ said Jordie Bamforth. But Bobbi Kayser admitted the new mayor had been accused of ‘inappropriate licking’.…

Prince Charles visits earthquake-hit Italian town

AMATRICE, ITALY: Britain’s Prince Charles paid a visit on Sunday to one of the towns in central Italy devastated by a major earthquake last August, a day after locals protested against the government because of aid delays. The 6.2 magnitude earthquake killed nearly 300 people and destroyed thousands of homes and businesses. More than 45,000 aftershocks have rattled the region, including an even stronger 6.6 magnitude quake in October, the biggest to strike Italy for 36 years. The heir to the British throne walked…

Islamic State attacks YPG-held town at Turkish border

BEIRUT/DIYARBAKIR, TURKEY: Islamic State fighters attacked the town of Tel Abyad controlled by the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia at the Turkish border as well as the nearby town of Suluk on Saturday, YPG spokesman Redur Xelil and Turkish security sources told Reuters.