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British Boxer’s Ear Injury Evokes Memory of Another


British boxer Stephen Smith almost had his ear gruesomely ripped off as he lost a bloody fight with Mexico’s Francisco Vargas in Las Vegas.

The boxer, from Liverpool, was trying to get himself back into the world title shot scene in Sin City, UK newspapers have reported.

But after suffering the sickening cut to his left ear from an accidental clash of heads the fight was stopped by the ringside doctor after the ninth round, reports the Sun.

That left the result up to the judges, who scored 89-82, 8…

Prince Harry Spends Weekend Hunting With German Blue Blood


Newly-engaged Prince Harry reportedly flew into Germany on Friday on a private jet before going hunting with his wealthy friends near the capital, Berlin.

It was a whirlwind trip for Harry — who got engaged to US actress Meghan Markle last month — as he flew back to the UK on Saturday, German media reported.

The newspaper Bild reported that Harry, 33, was with bodyguards who arrived at Berlin’s Schoenefeld Airport and drove to sleepy Görlsdorf in the north-eastern state of Brandenburg.

The destinat…

Israel Bombs Weapons Sites in Palestinian Territory

Violence continues after the “Day of Rage” that erupted immediately after Trump’s Jerusalem announcement on Wednesday. Israel says it has targeted sites in Gaza belonging to militant group Hamas in retaliation for rocket strikes.

Israel's military said it hit weapons sites early on Saturday. Two people were killed, a Gaza hospital said, bringing the deaths in Israeli strikes and gunfire over the past day to four, report the BBC and the Daily Mail.

The attack was a response to rocket fire from the…

Iraq Announces End Of Its War Against Islamic State


Iraq announced on Saturday that its war against the so-called Islamic State is over, reports the BBC.

Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a conference in Baghdad that Iraqi troops had regained complete control of the Iraqi-Syrian border. The border zone contained the last few areas IS held, after its loss of the town of Rawa in November.

The Iraqi announcement comes two days after the Russian military declared it had accomplished its mission of defeating IS in neighboring Syria. Iraq's close ally…

Wildfires Continue To Devastate Southern California, One Woman Dead



The wildfires raging through California have burned down houses, fields and forests, and killed at least one person — but even those who live miles from the terrifying flames have been affected.

Virginia Pesola, 70, of Santa Paula, was found dead in a car in Ventura on Wednesday; officials said she had been fleeing the Thomas Fire — the oldest and biggest of the blazes — when she died.

The cause of death was "blunt force injuries with terminal smoke inhalation and thermal injuries," the Ventura C…

Trump Urges Florida Rally To Vote For Roy Moore


On Friday, during a Florida rally just 15 miles from the Alabama border, President Donald Trump strengthened his support for Alabama Republican US Senate candidate Roy Moore and mocked one of the women who accused Moore of sexual misconduct, report multiple outlets. 

Trump flew to Florida's Panhandle region to rally supporters in Pensacola, a town that's just a short drive from this month's political “ground zero,” according to the Daily Mail. The President took to the Christmas-decorated stage t…