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Plane Skids Off Indonesian Runway, Three Injured And Airport Closed

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JAKARTA: A Citilink plane skidded off a runway in western Indonesia on Sunday, injuring three people and forcing the airport to shut down, according to a transportation ministry official and local media.

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London's 249ft-Tall Slide Set To Become World's Tallest And Longest

 The ArcelorMittal Orbit, a 376-foot tall sculpture and observation tower designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Balmond for the 2012 London Summer Olympics, is set to become the world's longest and tallest slide with the construction of a 591-foot long tube stretching from the tower's viewpoint all the way to the ground. The recently approved project, to be carried out by Bblur Architecture and Buro Happold Engineering according to the vision of the London Legacy Development Corporation, will result in a new tourist attraction that is expected to open in spring 2016.

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See The New Ghostbusters Visiting A Children's Hospital In Full Costume

 Despite the negativity surrounding Paul Feig’s upcoming female-fronted Ghostbusters, it won’t be holding the team back from using their ghost-busting powers for good any time soon. When the women get in gear, they can do anything-- including bringing smiles to a group of sick children at a hospital.

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Hundreds In Canada Rally For Women's Topless Rights

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MONTREAL: Topless protesters marched in Waterloo, Ontario Saturday to defend women's rights to go bare-chested, after three sisters were stopped for bicycling semi-nude.

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Stuart Little Is Getting A Remake

 If you just can’t get enough of talking animated mice, you’re in luck today. It’s been more than a decade since we saw the adorable, precocious, possibly even heroic Stuart Little on the big screen (the third movie, 2006’s Stuart Little 3: Call of the Wild, went directly to video), but there’s more on the way as the popular family movie is getting a remake courtesy of Sony Pictures and Red Wagon Entertainment.

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Zimbabwe Says Another Lion Was Illegally Killed By An American

HARARE, Zimbabwe - Now there are two: Zimbabwe accused a Pennsylvania doctor on Sunday of illegally killing a lion in April, adding to the outcry over a Minnesota dentist the African government wants to extradite for killing a well-known lion named Cecil in early July.

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Italy Coast Guard Rescues 1,800 Sea Migrants, Five Found Dead

Italy's coast guard said about 1,800 migrants were rescued from seven overcrowded vessels on Saturday, while five corpses were found on a large rubber boat carrying 212 others.

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Helicopter Crash At Russian Air Show Kills Pilot

MOSCOW, Russia — A fiery helicopter crash at airshow left one pilot dead and another injured in the Russian region of Ryazan on Sunday.

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