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A sword believed to have belonged to a crusader 900 years ago was discovered by a diver and recovered in the Mediterranean. Though covered in organisms, the sword will be displayed after restoration.

LOOK: A sword believed to have belonged to a crusader who sailed to the Holy Land almost a millennium ago has been recovered from the Mediterranean seabed thanks to an eagle-eyed amateur diver in Caesarea, Israel on October 18. Photos by Ronen Zvulun/Reuters

Thanks to her quick reflexes, a mother in China was able to pull her child out of the path of a moving car, potentially saving their life. According to local media, it's believed the driver pressed the car's accelerator instead of the brake by accident.

After more than two decades, the official wizard of Christchurch, New Zealand, has lost his job. He was believed to be the world's only wizard on a government payroll, paid $10,000 annually by the city for "acts of wizardry and other wizard-like services."

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Customer told he "should know Hindi", netizens respond with #RejectZomato . #Zomato  | #Reject_Zomato 

Top scientist says UK heading for another wave that could be as serious as last – with daily cases are now highest in world

Jeff Bezos 'may have lied' to Congress about Amazon's practices, reps say

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Last year, Colin Powell took the unusual step to cross party lines and endorse Joe Biden over Republican incumbent Donald Trump for president. Relive Powell's 2020 DNC speech here:

Ma Xiuying, one of #NanjingMassacre  survivors, passed away at the age of 99 on Tuesday, reducing the number of survivors officially registered to 61, according to Memorial Hall of the Victims in Nanjing Massacre by Japanese Invaders.

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Scoops of the Day

BREAKING: Colin Powell has died of Covid-19. The first Black US secretary of state, he helped shape foreign policy in several Republican administrations.

#BREAKING Air strikes hit capital of Ethiopia's Tigray region: humanitarian sources

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RIP General Powell. An example of so much. An inspiration to so many.

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Blackpink’s Lisa Makes History Once Again In The U.K. With New Smash ‘Money’

🌏Countries including the US, UK, Russia and North Korea have all been working on developing hypersonic missiles

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The unwillingness of Western citizens to live with any level of risk -- economic, health, or personal -- spells the end of the civilization. Innovation requires risk-taking; building for the future requires risk-taking. Complete risk aversion leads to decadence and collapse.

'We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,' Powell's family said after he died of COVID-19 complications

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HELLO, PHILIPPINES! 😍🌃 LOOK: NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough shares this aerial view of Metro Manila on Tuesday, October 19. | 📷Shane Kimbrough

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The murder trial of 3 white men who killed #Ahmaud Arbery begins today with jury selection. The men chased and killed Arbery while he was jogging and allegedly used a racial slur. They do not face state hate crime charges — only federal — as GA had no hate crimes law at the time.

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Scoops of the Week

NEW: A school administrator in Southlake, Texas, advised teachers last week that if they have a book about the Holocaust in their classroom, they should also have a book with an "opposing" perspective. Listen to the audio recording obtained by @NBCNews :

#WATCH | West Bengal: ISKCON Kolkata sings 'bhajan' and protests outside Bangladesh Deputy High Commission in Kolkata following the incident where an ISKCON temple in Noakhali, Bangladesh was vandalised and a devotee killed by a mob yesterday.

Jeffrey Epstein believed he could make a deal with prosecutors by revealing the secrets of Donald Trump or Bill Clinton, a new book says

Over the next few weeks, the air forces of GermanyDEAmericaUS The UK GBGreeceGR France FRIsraelILIndiaINItalyIT will take to the skies in Israel to train, learn & improve operational capabilities. This is #BlueFlag2021 .

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Mashallah @MoSalah  😉 👏🏼The best! #WATLIV 

NEW: there’s been a lot of chatter about why cases, hospitalisations and deaths are much higher in the UK than elsewhere in Western Europe. I think a lot of the commentary has been overly simplistic, politicised and at-times flat-out wrong. Let’s see if we can do better:

ISKCON says its temple and devotees were 'violently attacked by a mob in Noakhali, Bangladesh on Friday (Photo: ISKCON Twitter handle)

Family of a Black woman whose cervical cancer cells were taken without consent for research in 1951 are suing a biotech firm for compensation. Henrietta Lacks died in a Johns Hopkins "colored ward." Her cells were used to develop HIV meds plus HPV, polio and COVID-19 vaccines.

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“We have to drag our leaders to lead us,” comedian and podcaster Dan Ilic says about crowdfunding a Times Square billboard calling out lawmakers’ inaction on climate change.

The government has provided videos filmed by Capitol defendant Brian McCreary, who pleaded guilty today.

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